Public health experts urge Bollywood celebs and cricketers to not endorse junk food

The Indian television and newspapers bombard people with the advertising of such unhealthy foods. Children are easily influenced and are lured in by such advertisements, plus the added ‘star’ factor lets children believe that the product they are consuming is good for them as it ‘normalises’ the usage of that product

Public health experts urge Bollywood celebs and cricketers to not endorse junk foodPublic health experts in India have urged celebrities to stop endorsing food products that contain high sugar, fat, and salt. Nutrition Advocacy in Public Interest (NAPI), a body formed by eminent doctors has written a letter to Bollywood personalities. Doctors have also sent the letter to the Union Health Ministry and NITI Aayog. Childhood obesity […]

Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint report

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report in the public domain for inputs from various stakeholders, on July 15

Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint reportIt will strengthen Digital India and accelerate our efforts towards Universal Health Coverage, stated Dr Harsh Vardhan Speaking on the occasion, the Union Health Minister said that the Government under the guidance of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is committed to ensuring high-quality healthcare, accessible to all up to the last mile. “The digital health […]

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s security

On Friday, July 5, the union government had constituted a committee to discuss over the issues related to doctor’s security and the possibility of bringing in a Central Act to prevent violence against doctors. The committee held its first meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday, July 10. It was attended by health secretaries from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

Doctor attack: Union govt holds first ever meeting to discuss central act for doctor’s securityThe committee was constituted to examine the pros and cons of bringing out a Central Legislation against the assaults on doctors on duty and clinical establishments. The health ministry has constituted a committee for the first time to look into the aspect of violence against doctors and whether a central act can be brought in […]

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?

The Chemist and Pharmacist associations are at loggerheads with the union government over the issue of e-pharmacy. In the past various chemist and pharmacist organisation have gone on strike in regards with the e-pharmacy issue. But the government has not paid heed to their demands. Now the All India and Druggist Association will soon be holding a meeting to decide whether they should go on an indefinite strike

Chemists soon to go on strike over e-pharmacy issue?The central government has prepared a law draft over e-pharmacy and is considering to bring it in for debate in the current Lok Sabha session. If this draft, becomes an act then it will legitimise and give e-pharmacist and equal footing when compared to other chemist shops. The All India Chemist and Druggist Association and […]

Union Health Ministry collecting data on incidents of attacks on doctors in India

As the number of attacks on doctors is increasing doctors say they work under fear. Doctors feel that their life is at stake while they save the life of their patients. They have been recent attacks over doctors in the state, but the conviction rate is quite low

Union Health Ministry collecting data on incidents of attacks on doctors in IndiaAfter several doctors MP’s raised the issue of increasing attack on doctors and medical professionals in the country, the Union Health Ministry is now collecting the data on the instances of doctors attack in India. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey while replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha […]

Central and state teams have finalised site and design of 100 bedded PICU: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has reviewed the status of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases of Bihar with senior officers of his Ministry in New Delhi. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the central and state teams have finalized the site and design of 100 bedded paediatric intensive care unit at Muzaffarpur, which will be supported under a centrally sponsored scheme

Central and state teams have finalised site and design of 100 bedded PICU: Dr Harsh Vardhan“The central and state teams have finalised the site and design of 100 bedded PICU at Muzaffarpur, which will be supported under a centrally sponsored scheme.” Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare stated this after reviewing the status of AES cases of Bihar with senior officers of the health Ministry on […]

Central govt plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill in Lok Sabha

The Central Government is planning to bring back the National Medical Commission Bill which aims to bring in huge reforms in the medical education sector in the first session of the new Lok Sabha on June 17, 2019. The National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) which was earlier introduced in December 2017 was terminated with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha

Central govt plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill in Lok SabhaAccording to reports, after the formation of the new government in May 2019 the Union Health Ministry is planning to initiate the legislative process for which a fresh draft of the NMC bill will be put before the cabinet. According to officials, the draft of the National Medical Commission Bill is presently awaiting approval from […]

Formulate draft for e-prescriptions before e-pharmacy draft: Chemists to govt

The health ministry on Monday, June 10 called on a meeting regarding the future of e-pharmacy in the country. Drug controllers and chemist from all states participated in the meeting. The pharmacist and chemists have now demanded that a draft for e-prescriptions should be prepared before the e-pharmacy draft is accepted

Formulate draft for e-prescriptions before e-pharmacy draft: Chemists to govtThe government released the draft rules as amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetics Act last August, and plans to roll them out in the first 100 days of its second term. Under the draft rules, only government-registered e-portals can sell medicines and must retain prescriptions and verify details of patients and doctors. At the meeting […]

IMA opposes use of ‘Dr’ prefix for Pharm D graduates

The Pharmacy Council of India had recently issued an order allowing all the students those who receive Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) degree to prefix ‘Dr’ before their names. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had urged the Pharmacy Council of India to take back the order terming it ‘unlawful.’ The organisation stated that letting the graduate students use the term ‘doctor’ before their name is illegitimate

IMA opposes use of ‘Dr’ prefix for Pharm D graduatesThe Indian Medical Association has raised a strong objection over allowing the ‘Pharm-D’ graduates to add ‘Dr’ prefix before their name. The IMA has written a letter to the Union Health Ministry and Medical Council of India to settle the issue at the earliest. The largest body of the allopathy doctors has urged the Pharmacy […]
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