Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illness

Mental health remains a stigmatised issue in a country like India. While awareness is slowly increasing with prominent personalities like Deepika Padukone speaking up about her depression, some things remain unchanged at the ground level. People view mentally ill people in a negative manner. And even if they have recovered from their condition, they aren’t easily accepted into mainstream society. The Maharashtra government is now taking a step to change this

Maha: Halfway home to rehabilitate patients who have recovered from mental illnessPatients suffering from mental illness are often disowned by their family. Due to the stigma associated with it, the society also refuses to accept them and they are always looked down by people. A few of them make a complete recovery. But, yet, the family maintains a distance and leaves them behind, all alone to […]

#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’

She is a warrior who has been through the darkest days of her life. But she fought on and did not major depressive disorder deter her. Shubhrata Prakash has championed the cause of mental health and has been outspoken about it. She has walked through a road less taken and has come out of the experience stronger than before

#MentalHealthAwareness: ‘If today doesn’t go well, learn to live for tomorrow’Mental illness is a global threat, which is not always obvious as it is veiled and shows up through symptoms which are not easily identified. Often the suffer feels ignored or shunned by society and the stigma associated with it doesn’t allow them to speak up. She was diagnosed with depression at the age of […]

Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officers

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently cleared a proposal from the Drug Consultative Committee (DCC) to provide security to the state drug regulators engaged in the enforcement activities of Drugs and Cosmetics (D&C) Act, 1940

Health ministry approves to deployment of police force for protection of drug enforcement officersIn its 57th meeting, the DCC recommended that police force should be deployed along with drug enforcement officers while they are on duty so that they can be protected against attacks from drug dealers. The committee stated that they have several cases which have come to light where the life and safety of drug regulators […]

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?

Over the years, mental health has become an issue of global concern. India has not been spared by this. 1 in 20 Indians is suffering from depression. Mental ailments affect people across all age groups and it also impacts the most productive age group. Now there is a growing demand for there to be separate minister for mental illness like the United Kingdom has. My Medical Mantra spoke to the medical fraternity and know what they have to say about this

#MentalHealthAwarenessDay: Does India need a minister for mental health?The World Health Organization estimates that one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. In India, the National Mental Health Survey […]

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan suggested that a mechanism needs to be institutionalized wherein every ministry has a health section/department, so that every policy factors in its health implications

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh VardhanThe union health minister proposed that a system needs to be put in place, so that each institution in every ministry can have a department. This can help in a major way as every policy can factor in its health implications. This will help different ministeries factor in the impacts that their policies could make […]

Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babies

The Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan today launched UMMID (Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders) initiative and inaugurated NIDAN (National Inherited Diseases Administration) Kendras, which is being supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT),M/o Science and Technology

Government launches ‘UMMID’ initiative to tackle inherited genetic diseases of newborn babiesSpeaking on the occasion in New Delhi, the Minister for Science & Technology brought attention to the issue of ensuring proper treatment to children and creation of awareness amongst the masses and urged upon all to dwell more into finding solutions. Congratulating DBT for supporting this path-breaking initiative. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “With the program […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint report

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report in the public domain for inputs from various stakeholders, on July 15

Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint reportIt will strengthen Digital India and accelerate our efforts towards Universal Health Coverage, stated Dr Harsh Vardhan Speaking on the occasion, the Union Health Minister said that the Government under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is committed to ensuring high-quality healthcare, accessible to all up to the last mile. “The digital health […]

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

Healthy states: Maharashtra earns the third spot on NITI Aayog’s health index

Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog’s Health Index followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

Healthy states: Maharashtra earns the third spot on NITI Aayog’s health indexMaharashtra features prominently on the third spot which has shown that the state has taken beneficial steps through its policies and health interventions. It has taken great strides to improve the health and welfare of the people. Also, over 56,000 patients have availed medical benefits through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 years. The […]

NITI Aayog set to release second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ report

NITI Aayog will release the second edition of 'Healthy States, Progressive India' report in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 25. The report takes a comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes, governance and processes and impact of policy interventions.

NITI Aayog set to release second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ reportAn official release said the Round-II report focuses on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvements in these parameters over a two-year period of 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the states and union territories. The report has been prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with technical assistance from the […]
1 2 3 4