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 […]

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

You can be an agent of positive change by signing this petition seeking strict implementation and enforcement of specific statutes deterring violence against doctors in all Indian states

Doctor attacks: Senior doctor starts petition on Change.org to #SaveTheDoctorEver 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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