J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA

Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB, stated Union Health Minister, J P Nadda

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA“Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB and address the social determinants of TB through a multi-sectoral response,” said JP Nadda. This union minister of health and family welfare spoke about this during his address at the ‘high level meeting on tuberculosis at […]

India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage: J P Nadda

India has already initiated universal screening for prevention and management of five common NCDs including hypertension, diabetes and three common Cancers of oral cavity, breast and cervix at pan India level

India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving Universal Health Coverage: J P Nadda“India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the core tenets of Universal Health Coverage i.e, strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines and diagnostics, and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending,” stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health at the inauguration of the ‘71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia,’ […]

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisation

The health minister said the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was placed in public domain for comments. Taking account of both public opinion and the recommendations from the deliberations, the proposed MTP (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been drafted and is under the consultative process for finalisation

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisationWhile answering a question on the steps taken by the Government to review and strengthen the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2014, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, said that MTP is in the process of finalisation. The minister, in the reply, said, “Following the inter-ministerial consultations, the […]

Southern India worst hit by dengue: Union health minister

While answering a question on the incidence of dengue-related cases, union health minister, J P Nadda, said, three out of the five worst dengue hit states are in South India namely Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka

Southern India worst hit by dengue: Union health ministerHe further informed that in 2017, due to dengue, as many as 325 deaths were reported across the country, out of which 65 and 37 deaths were reported from Tamil Nadu and Kerala respectively. In 2018 (till June), of the total 22 deaths, one death from Tamil Nadu and 14 deaths from Kerala are reported […]

India witnessing an increase in cancer cases, states JP Nadda

The union health minister, J P Nadda, further mentioned that in the year 2015, 2016 and 2017, the number of cancer cases registered nationwide were 13,88,397, 14,51,417 and 15,17,426 respectively, indicating a rise in the cancer cases

India witnessing an increase in cancer cases, states JP NaddaWhile answering a question on whether the cancer cases have increased in a country union minister for health mentioned that National Cancer Registry Program shows some increase in incidence of all types of cancer. While explaining the measures that government is taking he said, “A population level initiative for prevention, control and screening for common […]

Over 16 lakh people pledged to donate their organs

The NGO’s working in the field and the doctors have expressed their happiness over the number of people who pledged for organ donation. While these pledges do not have any legal backing, experts say, this will help in building awareness in the country

Over 16 lakh people pledged to donate their organsWhile answering a question in the legislative assembly, union health minister JP Nadda informed that as per data available with NOTTO, around 16.5 lakh people have pledged to donate their organs after death. Health minister, in his reply, said that there is an increase in awareness levels. Amruta Deogaonkar, President of Rotary district 3131, Gandhi […]

India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect: J P Nadda

J P Nadda addresses 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting at Durban; highlights the achievements of India in the health sector

India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect: J P Nadda“India affirms strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect as agreed upon in the 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting held in Delhi in 2016 and in the first High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Ending Tuberculosis.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare during […]

‘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 […]
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