‘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 […]

J P Nadda inaugurates workshop on population stabilisation to mark World Population Day

The Union Minister stated that it is a matter of pride for the country that we have been able to achieve steady decline in the Total Fertility Rate (TFR). From a TFR of 2.9 in 2015 to a TFR rate close to 2.2 in 2018, means India is progressing at a good rate of decline

J P Nadda inaugurates workshop on population stabilisation to mark World Population Day“We are addressing the issue of population stabilisation in the country within the lifecycle framework. As part of this strategy, right from the time of conception till the child grows, various programs of the Ministry cater to the needs of immunisation of the pregnant mother and the child, carrying on till the adolescent stage and […]

J P Nadda inaugurates the NIMHANS Digital Academy

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the Director of National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Digital Academy and addressed the first batch of professionals enrolled for undergoing courses in the fields of psychiatry and psychiatric social work

J P Nadda inaugurates the NIMHANS Digital AcademyAddressing the participants, Nadda said that the passing of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 brings forth a stronger and more robust legal scaffold and humane and patient-centric rights based approach for mental healthcare in our country. “We have to implement it and we must match speed, skill and scale as has been said by Hon’ble […]

Empower us to substitute branded medicines with generic drugs: Pharmacists to Health Minister

The Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association has demanded that the Health Ministry should empower them to substitute generics with branded medicines. Also, the pharmacists have suggested the government revise the Drug and Cosmetic Act, 1940, to supply cheaper medicines to the common people

Empower us to substitute branded medicines with generic drugs: Pharmacists to Health MinisterThe Maharashtra Registered Pharmacist Association (MRPA) has written a letter to the Union Health Minister JP Nadda. The pharmacists have demanded to allow them to give generic medicine to the patients as a substitute for branded drugs. Generic drugs are cheaper compared to the branded drugs and are available in the market. A few days […]

Ayushman Bharat: 20 states sign MoU for implementing National Health Protection Mission

JP Nadda emphasised that the success of the scheme hinges upon the active participation of the states. States need to own the scheme while centre will design the policy framework with all possible flexibility and support

Ayushman Bharat: 20 states sign MoU for implementing National Health Protection MissionUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding with the state health ministers of 20 states marking their commitment towards the launch of the Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM) at a Health Ministers conclave today. Expressing gratitude to the Prime Minister, JP Nadda stated that we […]

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successes

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a coffee table book ‘Touching Lives’ which includes 16 of its most path-breaking health research achievements which has left a positive impact on the lives of Indians. J P Nadda, Union Health Minister unveiled the book which will inspire more such landmark achievements from Indian scientists

ICMR releases book on its landmark health research successesBe it the invaluable contribution in developing the highly effective DOTS treatment module for tuberculosis (TB) or micro-nutrient fortification of food products or life-saving interventions like oral rehydration solution and vaccines or fluorosis treatment to documenting rare blood-groups, ICMR has worked tirelessly towards achieving the vision for a healthy India. As a celebration of its […]

Cabinet approves plan to set up 20 AIIMS across India

The decisions are part of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), which has been extended by two years till 2020, with a financial outlay of Rs 14,832 crore. The construction of new AIIMS will be fully funded by the Central government. It will also bear the operations and maintenance expenses of these facilities

Cabinet approves plan to set up 20 AIIMS across IndiaExpressing gratitude to the Prime Minister for his constant support, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare said that the Government is consciously working towards improving health infrastructure as well as health manpower in the country. “Setting up of new AIIMS would not only transform health education and training but will also […]

World Malaria Day: ‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP Nadda

Reiterating the commitment to eliminate malaria, Nadda stated that the focus on the bordering districts and empowering local authorities with information, tools and knowledge will help malaria reductions in India and its neighbours

World Malaria Day: ‘India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third,’ says JP NaddaIndia has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the High Level Roundtable on “Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in the South-East Asia Region” in November last year. J […]

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in India

In 2016, India witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest in the entire Southeast Asia. WHO's report added that India had the highest number of malaria deaths in 2016 among all other countries in the Southeast Asian region

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in IndiaAlthough, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020 a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests otherwise. The report released by the WHO stated that India is still struggling to eliminate the disease. […]

Health ministry to name hospitals which underperform under Kayakalp initiative

Kayakalp is an initiative for awarding public health facilities, it aims to incentivise facilities that show exemplary performance in adhering to standard protocols of cleanliness and infection control as well as inculcate a culture of on-going assessment and peer review of performance related to hygiene, cleanliness and sanitation. It was launched in May, 2015

Health ministry to name hospitals which underperform under Kayakalp initiativeKayakalp has played a pivotal role in gaining trust and confidence of community in public health facilities. The Kayakalp programme was launched by the health ministry following PM Narendra Modi’s call to the people of India to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of ‘Swachh Bharat’ “From next year, we will not only name and award hospitals […]
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