‘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 […]

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctors

Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has given his approval to the draft of a central law to prevent assaults on doctors. He stated this during a press conference which was held on August 13. This is a positive step as doctors from the Indian Medical Association have been demanding this law since several years

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctorsThe incidents of doctors attacks have been rising across the country and a centralised law is needed to address this issue. Various states have their own laws, but they prove inadequate and inefficient to bring justice to the victims. While speaking to the press, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated, “I want to convey to doctors that […]

Resident doctors from AIIMS meet Dr Harsh Vardhan express reservations on NMC Bill

Resident doctors attached to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) met Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday, July 26. The doctors discussed the issues related to National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, and have submitted a memorandum to the Union Health Minister

Resident doctors from AIIMS meet Dr Harsh Vardhan express reservations on NMC BillAfter the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the resident doctors association (RDA), have come out to protest against the NMC Bill terming it as anti-poor. The deadlock on the NMC Bill between the doctors and the union government is expected to increase in coming days. Both the doctors and the government are at the loggerheads on […]

#WorldPopulationDay: ‘Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes’

Union health minister D Harsh Vardhan appeals to NGOs for dedicating one month every year towards the cause of population stabilisation

#WorldPopulationDay: ‘Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes’“Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes,” stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of National Workshop on International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at 25 years – Leveraging Partnerships’ on the occasion of World Population Day 2019 that […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan to address G20 session in Japan

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare who will attend the G20 Summit at Osaka, Japan has left for the meeting on Thursday, June 27. He will also address the Joint Session of Health and Finance Ministers on June 28

Dr Harsh Vardhan to address G20 session in JapanIn the meeting, India will reiterate and endorse the importance of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) financing in developing countries, stressing on the significance for generating domestic resources, while using external aid strategically towards achieving UHC and recognizing that achieving UHC will promote sustainable development. Japan is hosting the first-ever joint session of Health and Finance […]
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