Ministry of health signs MoU with ministry of AYUSH over tuberculosis-free India initiative

Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have signed MoU today to forge inter-sectoral convergence at the level of policy, planning and programme implementation for accelerated response towards ‘Tuberculosis-Free India’ initiative

Ministry of health signs MoU with ministry of AYUSH over tuberculosis-free India initiativeThe intended collaboration between the two ministries aims at development of linkages and integration of TB care services within the infrastructure and institutional network of AYUSH. On this occasion, Shripad Naik said that tuberculosis is not only a challenge for medical fraternity but also a serious social problems mainly hitting the populations battling with poverty, […]

Yoga: Asha workers to spread awareness about Yoga and antibiotic resistance

The drive will educate and train the ASHA and Anganwadi workers. The two-month training will begin from February 16. After which the health workers will spread the awareness about yoga and antibiotic resistance at the grassroots level

Yoga: Asha workers to spread awareness about Yoga and antibiotic resistanceImage Source: Google The Maharashtra government will soon launch a special programme with an aim to take Yoga at the grassroots level. The drive will be carried out through the Asha and Anganwadi workers to create awareness about Yoga and Healthy Living. Through the drive, the state aims to emphasise on the healthcare, and also […]

WHO is developing benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicine

WHO Working Group Meetings with AYUSH Ministry inaugurated at Jaipur. World Health Organization is developing Benchmark Documents for practice in Ayurveda, Panckarma and Unani system as part of its global strategy to provide safe, effective and accessible Traditional Medicine to global community

WHO is developing benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicineDevelopment of these benchmarks documents is included in the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH. WHO Working Group Meetings for three WHO benchmark documents scheduled September 17 to September 19, 2018, was inaugurated today at Jaipur. The three days programme containing four sessions on each day has been organised by Ministry […]

732 complaints of misleading advertisements on herbal medicines, reported by ASCI

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), with whom Ministry had signed a MoU for suo moto monitoring of Ayush advertisements appearing in print and TV media, reported 732 complaints in the period from January 20, 2017 to January 19, 2018

732 complaints of misleading advertisements on herbal medicines, reported by ASCISix states/UTs including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Chandigarh have reported 573 instances of such misleading advertisement during the last three years. Ministry of AYUSH has been receiving written and online complaints of misleading advertisements of Ayush medicines including herbal medicines/products. Such complaints are also registered in the GAMA (Grievances Against Misleading Advertisements) portal […]

6 central universities selected to start yoga departments

The Ministry of Human Resource Development had appointed a committee, under the chairpersonship of Prof. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru (S-VYASA) for making recommendations on yoga education in universities

6 central universities selected to start yoga departmentsThe committee had prescribed curriculum for yoga courses in its recommendations. As a follow up to the recommendations of the committee, the Ministry had asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to promote five yoga courses in universities and colleges. Course and course code-wise duration of Yoga courses are as follows: S.No. Course Course Code Duration […]

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’

My Medical Mantra speaks with Dr Suresh Patankar regarding his nomination to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. It is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors and regulates higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani

‘Doctors should look at traditional medicine with modern perspective’Dr Suresh Patankar, a Pune-based urologist and President of Ace Multispecialty hospital, has been recently nominated to the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM), Government of India. The CCIM is a statutory body under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which monitors higher education in Ayurweda, Siddha and Unani. It regulates Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. […]

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

TV channels warned about broadcasting fake ayurveda ads

The Ministry of AYUSH had raised concerns on the medicines being marketed as a miraculous solution to all health problems, which are offered by the self-proclaimed doctors, gurus and vaidhs in these advertisements/programmers

TV channels warned about broadcasting fake ayurveda adsIn an attempt to discourage misleading advertisements on ayurveda, homeopathy etc being telecast on television channels, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has stepped in and issued a stern warning. The Council issued an advisory on July 12 to all TV channels to ensure strict compliance of provisions of Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable […]

Pune railway station to play host to ‘yoga marathon’ on International Yoga Day

Different teams would be deployed at different places on railway station and these teams would perform yoga asanas in shifts to people. A team would comprise of one doctor, two junior doctors, two therapist and two students who will give demonstrations as per the guidelines given by Ministry of AYUSH

Pune railway station to play host to ‘yoga marathon’ on International Yoga DayDoctors and volunteers of National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) would be seen running a ‘Yoga Marathon’ on the third international yoga day (June 21) on Pune railway station. In its bid to raise awareness about yoga, the institute has undertaken an innovative approach this year. One would see NIN staff performing yoga on different platforms […]