Primary health centres to be set-up at 7,000 railway stations 

This move comes as a part of efforts to boost the National Health Protection Scheme proposed in Budget 2018-19. The scheme is the largest health care initiative ever, covering a population 500 million from the lower-income strata

Primary health centres to be set-up at 7,000 railway stations In an effort to boost the national healthcare plan proposed in the Budget 2018-19, the Indian Railways plans to set-up primary healthcare centres along with Jan Aushadhi stores and sanitary pad vending machines at around 7,000 stations across the country. The ministry of railways stated that its infrastructure must be used for providing primary healthcare […]

India: Shortfall of 81.6% specialist doctors in CHCs

Dr Shreekant Shinde, MP, Shiv Sena, raised a question about the shortfall of the doctors in rural areas. While answering the question, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, the primary responsibility to ensure availability of health human resources in public health facilities lies with the state governments. There was a shortfall of 81.6% specialist doctors in the Community Health Centres (CHCs)

India: Shortfall of 81.6% specialist doctors in CHCsHowever, as per Rural Health Statistics, 2016-17 (as on 31st March, 2017) brought out by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare based on the information provided by the States/UTs, there were 4156 specialist doctors available (in position) against the requirement of 22496 in the Community Health Centres (CHCs) across the country. There was a […]

Dengue: Brain-damaged man slips into coma for 30 days, survives

Millions of cases of dengue infection occur worldwide each year. Dengue fever can be one of the most heard-off yet dangerous illnesses these days. A 37-year-old man from Bangalore, recently got a second life after he was successfully treated for brain damage and coma due to dengue

Dengue: Brain-damaged man slips into coma for 30 days, survivesDengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild dengue fever causes a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death. Dengue outbreaks […]

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patients

Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), urged to join hands in this fight against HIV to end the epidemic by 2030, at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2017 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patientsAnupriya Patel launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission ‘Sampark’, to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services. “I pay tribute to all the lives lost to HIV/AIDS not just in India but globally; today let’s pledge that no more lives are lost to HIV […]

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health Min

Highlighting the importance of transparency between regulatory authorities and pharma sector, Nadda stated that the coordination between the National Regulatory Authorities and pharmaceutical sector will enable launch and registration of new health technologies

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health MinThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda today inaugurated  the ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ The Health Minister further stated that there is a need for promoting industry and academia collaboration […]

‘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. […]

Health Secretary launches breast milk bank and lactation counselling centre

‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’ opened at Lady Hardinge Medical College in collaboration with the Norwegian government, Oslo University and NIPI Newborn Project, is a national human milk bank and lactation counselling centre that will collect, pasteurize, test and safely store milk that has been donated by lactating mothers and make it available for infants in need

Health Secretary launches breast milk bank and lactation counselling centreC K Mishra, (Secretary Health and Family Welfare) inaugurated the ‘Vatsalya – Maatri Amrit Kosh’, a National Human Milk Bank and Lactation Counselling Centre at the Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC), here today. Speaking on the occasion, C K Mishra congratulated the LHMC, Delhi for this initiative and said that this would be the largest […]