Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

Health ministry launches ‘Safe Delivery’ App to reduce mother-child mortality rate

The app is expected to improve the quality of care that is being provided to the pregnant mother in the labour room and maternity operation theatres, thereby preventing the undesirable adverse outcomes associated with childbirth

Health ministry launches ‘Safe Delivery’ App to reduce mother-child mortality rateThe Union Health Minister, JP Nadda today launched ‘LaQshya’ (Labour Room Quality Improvement Initiative), a safe delivery mobile application for health workers who manage normal and complicated deliveries in the peripheral areas, and also released the Operational Guidelines for Obstetric High Dependency Units (HDUs) and Intensive Care Units (ICUs). There is enough evidence that supports […]

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment Act

The Union Health Minister on Thursday wrote to Chief Ministers of all states for the adoption and implementation of Clinical Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment ActThe much debated Clinical Establishment Bill might finally get to see the light of day, as Union Health Minister J P Nadda has written to all states asking them to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. The medical fraternity and health activist across the state have welcomed this step taken by the central government. Dr Ravi […]

Union Health Minister inspects ministry preparedness on swine flu

J P Nadda highlighted the importance of intensive vigil, early detection and treatment regarding the H1N1 virus

Union Health Minister inspects ministry preparedness on swine fluThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda today issued necessary directions to monitor seasonal influenza cases with particular focus on creating awareness, ensuring availability of medicines and vaccines at field level and effective and early treatment of patients as per protocol, in a high level meeting he chaired today, to review […]

Malaria: Only 8 per cent cases detected in India

Revealed a report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday.  In 2016, India witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest in the entire Southeast Asia. The report added that India had the highest number of malaria deaths in 2016 among all other countries in the Southeast Asian region

Malaria: Only 8 per cent cases detected in IndiaAlthough, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda today 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 on Wednesday stated that India is still struggling to […]

‘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

‘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”, here today. J P Nadda […]

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health Min

Highlighting the importance of transparency between regulatory authorities and pharma sector, Nadda stated that the coordination between the National Regulatory Authorities and pharmaceutical sector will enable launch and registration of new health technologies

India is deeply committed to achieving all public health goals, says Union Health MinThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda today inaugurated  the ‘1st World Conference on Access to Medical Products and International Laws for Trade and Health in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’ The Health Minister further stated that there is a need for promoting industry and academia collaboration […]

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debate

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) also known as e-cigarettes are used as an alternative to normal cigarettes. Along with anti-tobacco movement, there is an increasing demand to ban e-cigarettes in India. Some states have already initiated the ban on e-cigarettes

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debateA letter written to the Union Health Minister, JP Nadda by two eminent researchers advocating e-cigarettes for de-addiction has opened up debate in the medical fraternity where many experts are against it. Dr M Siddiqi, chairman of Cancer Foundation of India, Kolkata and RN Sharan, professor of Biochemistry at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, who have […]

Health Ministry survey reports significant dip in tobacco consumption among youths

The global adult tobacco survey has brought a sigh of relief for the government as well. The prevalence of tobacco use among the youths aged 15-24 has gone down from 18.4 per cent in 2009-10 to 12.4 per cent in 2016-17, which is 33 per cent relative reduction

Health Ministry survey reports significant dip in tobacco consumption among youthsThe tobacco consumption in India has seen a significant dip of six percent in the year 2016-17, as compared to the year 2009-10. The adult tobacco survey, which was conducted by Union Health Ministry shows that tobacco prevalence has gone down from 34.6 per cent to 28.6 per cent. As per the Health Ministry, total […]

IMA organises ‘Chalo Dilli’ 60,000 doctors participate in protest

The last few months have seen several other initiatives by the IMA on this front such as Stop NMC Sathyagraha, two National Protest Days against violence on doctors, NO to NEXT strike in medical colleges, and the National Black Day against West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act

IMA organises ‘Chalo Dilli’ 60,000 doctors participate in protestMore than 60,000 doctors from across India participated in the protest organised by the Indian Medical Association – umbrella body of modern medicine practising doctors in India. While around 43,000 doctors were protesting online, Dr KK Aggarwal, the national president of IMA said around 15,000 where present in Delhi to raise voice against atrocities faced […]