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

The 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 […]

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Ahead of Diwali, union govt launches ‘green crackers’ in its bid to curb air pollution

In a bid to resolve the crisis of air pollution, the government launched green firecrackers. Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan today announced in a Press Conference in New Delhi on Friday, October 05, that Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) labs have been […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

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

The 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, […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint report

It 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 […]

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NRHC pulls up health ministry and MCI over the issue on declining sex ratio

The action was taken after Varsha Deshpande and Rizwan Parwez had filed a complaint regarding declining sex ratio. The Commission received a complaint from the complainant stating that the girl to boy child ratio at birth has declined according to the Health Index released in 2018 by Niti Aayog (Government of India). The complaint alleges […]

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Ban on e-pharmacies: Delhi HC issues contempt notice to Centre

The court has issued the contempt plea for May 9, when the main petition seeking a ban on ‘illegal’ sale of drugs and medicines online is also listed. Zaheer Ahmed, the petitioner, who is being represented by senior advocate Arvind Nigam and advocate Nakul Mohta, stated in the petition that even though the high court […]

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Supreme court exempts Saridon and two other combination drugs from govt ban

The decision was taken after drug makers filed a petition, saying that these drugs were being manufactured since 1988. The petitioners cited the Supreme Court’s earlier relief to 15 manufacturers on the bases of the similar grounds, saying that they should also be exempted from the ban. The Supreme Court also asked the Ministry of […]

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Patient safety: 328 drugs banned by union health ministry

Earlier, the central government had, through its notifications published on the March 10, 2016 in the Gazette of India, prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale and distribution for human use of 344 FDCs under section 26 A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. Subsequently, the Government had prohibited five more FDCs in addition to […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

Ministry of health constitutes National Technical Expert Group on treatment of TB

The expert group will give advice on drugs and treatment regimen of all forms of TB including paediatric, extra pulmonary and drug resistant forms of TB; offer regular update on treatment policies in line with international guidelines and WHO recommendation for TB treatment including DR/TB in public as well as private sector. They have also […]

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J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control program

J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control program

Addressing the participants, Nadda said that under the guidance of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi the Ministry is aggressively addressing the preventable diseases. J P Nadda said that there has been a paradigm shift in designing the programme. “Programmes are now designed at the ground level and all stakeholders are taken into the consideration. We are […]

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