Delhi: Pharmacists protest against govt’s move to allow ASHA workers to supply medicine

On November 06, the union health ministry had issued a notification considering community health officers, nurses, ASHA, Anganwadi workers can supply drugs. The health ministry has asked the stakeholder to give their suggestions and objections within 45 days. The pharmacists association has vehemently opposed the government’s decision to allow nurses, ASHA and Anganwadi workers to […]

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Meet Delhi’s ‘Medicine Baba,’ who begs for medicines to save poor and needy

If a beggar approaches you for food or money what would you do? Our general reaction is we turn a blind eye towards him/her or sometimes out of compassion offers to help them. But, have you ever heard about a beggar who begs for medicines? NO?! Then you must meet an 82-year-old octogenarian from Delhi […]

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Food donation: FSSAI frames law to ensure its promotion

These regulations aim to establish a uniform national regulation to protect organisations and individuals when they decide to donate food in good faith. This law has been framed by the food regulator to promote food donation by businesses and reduce wastage of good food. “Food Authority has come up with the Food Safety and Standards […]

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ICMR makes national ethical guidelines compulsory for biomedical and health research across India

The Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research has become mandatory and needs to be adhered to for all biomedical research in the country as per the New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 released recently by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This will be effective […]

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Doctors from India, Pakistan come together to help save a 3-yr-old Afghan girl

Doctors from India, Pakistan come together to help save a 3-yr-old Afghan girl

In a heart-warming tale of compassion and cross-border harmony, a three-year-old Afghan girl, Hadia Nesari, was saved by the diligence of Dr Huma Cheema, a Pakistan-based Paediatric Hepatologist, and the liver transplant team at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. The Apollo team comprising of Dr Neerav Goyal, Dr Anupam Sibal, Dr Shishir Parikh, Dr Arun […]

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Professor Balram Bhargava appointed as Director General of ICMR

AIIMS professor Dr Balram Bhargava was today appointed the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary of the Department of Health Research according to an order issued by the Personnel Ministry. Dr Balram Bhargava is an Indian cardiologist, medical educationist and innovator, known for his expertise in the trade and for […]

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