ICMR, AIIMS working on a technique to start virtual postmortem

Union health minister Dr Harsh Varshan on Tuesday, December 03 stated that postmortem will be done without incising or dissecting the body

ICMR, AIIMS working on a technique to start virtual postmortemThe health minister during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha said that All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are working together on a technique for postmortem without incising/dissecting the body. The minister said the technique is likely to become functional in next six months. Dr Harsh Vardhan stated […]

Winter session: Assault on doctors bill likely to be tabled in Parliament

The union government will be table the draft legislation titled ‘The Healthcare Services Personnel and Clinical Establishments (Prohibition of violence and violence and damage to property) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. This draft was prepared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Winter session: Assault on doctors bill likely to be tabled in ParliamentThere has been an increase in violence against doctors and medical professionals which has been witnessed across the country. The attack on a resident doctor in Kolkata was one of the prominent cases with doctors going on strike in the state of West Bengal. Recommendations were invited for the draft legislation of the Healthcare Services […]

New Delhi: Poor patients can now avail of free robotic surgery at Safdarjung Hospital

Robotic surgery facility in Safdarjung Hospital dedicated to the nation. Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan congratulates first Central Government hospital to start this facility for poor patients for free

New Delhi: Poor patients can now avail of free robotic surgery at Safdarjung HospitalThe robotic surgery facility in the Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) New Delhi was dedicated to the nation by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on Saturday, November 02. Safdarjang Hospital is one of the biggest tertiary care referral centre of India, under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare […]

India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health Profile

The union health ministry had released India’s National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 on Thursday, October 31 in New Delhi. It suggests that non-communicable disease (NCD’s) still contribute significantly to disease burden in the country. It is also alarming that the suicide rates have increased among people in the age group of 35-40

India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health ProfileGlobally, non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) are the leading cause of death. And the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) in India has also witnessed a steep rise over the last few years. According to the data provided by the union health ministry, chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) like hypertension, diabetes and cancer are increasing in India. Out of […]

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan suggested that a mechanism needs to be institutionalized wherein every ministry has a health section/department, so that every policy factors in its health implications

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh VardhanThe union health minister proposed that a system needs to be put in place, so that each institution in every ministry can have a department. This can help in a major way as every policy can factor in its health implications. This will help different ministeries factor in the impacts that their policies could make […]

Disallow doctors from stocking medicines: Pharmacists urges centre

Registered pharmacists from all over India have joined forces and have come together to express their dissatisfactions with doctors. They have alleged that doctors are hoarding medicines and stockpiling drugs

Disallow doctors from stocking medicines: Pharmacists urges centreIn the past, instances have come to light where doctors have been hoarding medicine and have been dispensing them to patient. This has miffed pharmacists across the country. As it is not the responsibility of the doctors to distribute medicines. They have urged the Union Health Ministry to amend Schedule K of Drugs and Cosmetics […]

#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central law

The number of incidents relating to violence against doctors is increasing day-by-day; now in order to address this the union government has drafted a central law which will guarantee a strict punishment on the offenders

#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central lawThe recent attack on a doctor in Jorhat, Assam has shocked the medical fraternity. The violent incident claimed the doctor’s life. Dr Deben Dutta who was serving voluntarily for patient welfare group was lynched by a mob following the death of a patient. The doctor was not allowed by the mob to be taken to […]

“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan

The union health minister reviews Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, appreciates progress of the scheme in one year

“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan“I am pleased to know that more than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs. 6,100 crore for serious illnesses since the launch of AB-PMJAY. This has resulted in savings of Rs. 12,000 crore to the beneficiary families,” this was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare […]

‘Amend 108 discriminatory laws against leprosy patients,’ asks Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan writes to Ministers of Law and Justice, and Social Justice and Empowerment for amending 108 discriminatory laws against persons affected by Leprosy. The union health minister also wrote to Chief Ministers of 23 states/UTs for amending such laws in their states

‘Amend 108 discriminatory laws against leprosy patients,’ asks Dr Harsh VardhanDr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today wrote a letter to the Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment,  Thaawarchand Gehlot, seeking amendment of the existing discriminatory laws against persons affected by leprosy. “It will be a befitting tribute to […]
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