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

There 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 […]

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

Globally, 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 […]

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Union health minister urges stakeholders to implement National Digital Health Blueprint

The digital health interventions are accelerating this transformation and have a huge potential for supporting Universal Health care. J. Satyanarayana, Former Chairman, UIDAI and Chairman of the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) Committee submitted the final NDHB report to Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi “The National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) is just a beginning; […]

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Union health ministry observes Vigilance Awareness Week

The theme of the vigilance awareness this year is “Integrity- a way of life”. Vigilance Awareness Week will commence with the administration of ‘Integrity Pledge’ to the officers/staff of the Ministry by the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, to fight against corruption and commit to highest standards of honesty and integrity. It is […]

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Disallow doctors from stocking medicines: Pharmacists urges centre

In 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 […]

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Doctor attacks: Senior doctor starts petition on Change.org to #SaveTheDoctor

Ever since the Kolkata doctor attack, the number of attacks on doctors is increasing by the day. Doctors are living under constant 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 country, but the conviction rate is quite […]

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

After 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 […]

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

Public 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 […]

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Dr Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint report

It 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 […]

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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 […]

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