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, […]

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 […]

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

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the Health Ministry and Medical Council of India to submit reports on action taken to prevent female foeticide and improve sex ratio in the country

NRHC pulls up health ministry and MCI over the issue on declining sex ratioThe 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 […]

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

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court issued notices to the centre and a few e-pharmacies on a contempt petition alleging non-compliance of the court's order staying the sale of drugs and prescription medicines by online pharmacies

Ban on e-pharmacies: Delhi HC issues contempt notice to CentreThe 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 […]

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

Just a week after the Supreme Court banned the sale of as many as 328 combination drugs, including popular painkiller Saridon, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs, Piriton Expectorant and Dart

Supreme court exempts Saridon and two other combination drugs from govt banThe 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 […]

Patient safety: 328 drugs banned by union health ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) with immediate effect. It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions

Patient safety: 328 drugs banned by union health ministryEarlier, 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 […]

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

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) has constituted National Technical Expert Group on Treatment of Tuberculosis. It is constituted to provide expert advice on the program of management of all forms of TB

Ministry of health constitutes National Technical Expert Group on treatment of TBThe 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 […]

J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control program

We are strongly committed towards eliminating viral hepatitis by 2030, states Union health minister, J P Nadda at an event health to observe World Hepatitis Day

J P Nadda launches national viral hepatitis control programAddressing 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 […]

India generates 517 tonnes of medical waste per day, informs health minister

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister of state health and family welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey mentioned that India generates 517 tonnes of medical waste per day. The minister also informed that more than 90 per cent of health care facilities dispose their waste to Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility (CBMWTF)

India generates 517 tonnes of medical waste per day, informs health ministerThe Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has informed that as per Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2016, healthcare facilities should not establish on-site treatment and disposal facility for the treatment of bio-medical waste, if a service of CBMWTF is available at a distance of 75 kms. In case where service of Common Biomedical Waste Treatment Facility […]

‘Aadhaar’ not a must for availing Ayushman Bharat health benefits

Aadhaar is one of the means, but not the only validation process for the benefits under Ayushman Bharat. Voter ID card and the Ration card will also be considered for giving the health benefits under the Ayushman Bharat health scheme. V.K. Paul, one of the senior members of the Niti Aayog, has stated this while speaking to the press in Delhi

‘Aadhaar’ not a must for availing Ayushman Bharat health benefitsWhile speaking to the press V.K. Paul, member, Niti Aayog said, “We have to link the name of the person in the list with the beneficiary. There has to be a bridge to identify them. That bridge can be Aadhaar or any other means of identification. Aadhaar is not a must to access the services […]