Rajasthan govt ban paan masala on 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

With this, Rajasthan has become the third state after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move. The initiative has been taken to prevent youths from getting addicted to such tobacco products. While announcing this decision to the press, Rajasthan’s health minister Raghu Sharma stated, “All such products will now be banned in the State […]

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Payal Jangid wins Changemaker Award from Gates Foundation, becomes first Indian to do so

Payal Jangid, who fought against her own marriage at a young age, is now campaigning to discourage child marriage and persuade parents to keep their children in education. The Changemaker Award encourages and honours the achievements of young activists, campaigners, and innovators across the world for inspiring social change according to the Sustainable Development Goals […]

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#BogusPharmacists: Thane police to scrutinise degrees of all registered pharmacists

The Thane Police has decided to conduct an inquiry of all registered pharmacists who are in association with the Maharashtra Pharmacy Council. The decision has been taken after four pharmacists were caught operating with bogus D.Pharm degree in Thane, Maharashtra. The Thane Crime Branch arrested the pharmacists for allegedly operating with a fake degree. Is […]

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Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan

As directed by J. P. Nadda, union health minister, a seven member high level Central team was deputed to Jaipur immediately following detection of first case to assist State Government in control and containment measures. The situation is being reviewed at the level of union minister of health and monitored on a daily basis by […]

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Organ donation: Rajasthan issues first license with organ donor logo

In the year 2014, Bhavna Jagwani took the initiative to start the very challenging task of setting up the deceased organ donation and transplant program in Rajasthan. An NGO was set up with the partnership of MOHAN Foundation and Jaipur Citizen Forum called MFJCF. MFJCF is working closely with the Rajasthan government to set protocols […]

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Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against odds

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against odds

A frightening dream transformed to reality for couple Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh, when their twin baby boys, born weighing just 475 grams and 617 grams, fought for four months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Born to Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh from Jalore, Rajasthan, the […]

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Facilitate smoking cessation through effective policies not bans, states survey

The government has been taking several steps towards discouraging tobacco consumption and reducing the risk of cancer. The state of Rajasthan is also conducting a study to understand the impact of nicotine as harm reduction tool. However, these steps would be futile if the government doesn’t work towards smoking cessation by providing regulated nicotine alternatives, […]

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Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughter

For Bhavna and Ajay (names changed), it was the greatest gift of God to see their three-and-half month old survive the odds and come home from the Neonatal ICU at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. “We are grateful to Bhavna and her family. We appreciate them for setting a new example to the community. In Rajasthan, […]

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