Health ministry: India records drop in maternal mortality by 22% since 2013  

Nearly one thousand fewer women now die of pregnancy related complications each month in India. Union Health Minister J P Nadda attributes this milestone to joint efforts of the centre and states

Health ministry: India records drop in maternal mortality by 22% since 2013  India registered a significant decline in maternal mortality ratio. According to the just released SRS bulletin (2016), India has shown impressive gains in reduction of maternal mortality with 22% reduction in since 2013. Maternal Mortality Ratio of India has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016. The decline has been most significant in […]

J P Nadda assures support to Kerala government to manage Nipah virus outbreak

The Nipah virus or NiV infection has symptoms like breathing trouble, inflammation of the brain, fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation and delirium. A patient can slip into coma within 48 hours. There is no vaccine for the virus yet, says WHO. The main treatment for those infected is ‘intensive supportive care,’ says the UN health body

J P Nadda assures support to Kerala government to manage Nipah virus outbreakIn view of the rising number of cases and reported deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kozhikode, Kerala, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare has assured all support to the Kerala Government and has directed a multi-disciplinary central team from National Centre for Disease Control to immediately visit the district, and […]

India assures support to countries to meet their ‘EndTB’ goals

India stands committed to its ‘TB-Free country’ resolve by 2025. It shall also extend all support to member countries of WHO SEARO region in meeting their respective goals of becoming TB- free stated JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare as countries participating in the Delhi End TB Summit, signed and adopted the Statement of Action at the end of the Summit

India assures support to countries to meet their ‘EndTB’ goals“It is an opportune moment for India to co-host the Delhi Summit, as the world galvanises its efforts to end TB by 2030”, said Nadda. India shall also set an example for other countries by itself freeing of tuberculosis by 2025, he added. The highest political commitment was reiterated yesterday with the Prime Minister Narendra […]

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quota

The percentage of seats to be filled up by persons with disabilities has been increased from 3% to 5% in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Health Ministry grants approval for medical admission under disabilities quotaThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has granted approval to amend the regulation for admission to PG medical courses in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting benefit of reservation. Commenting on this decision,  Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda stated that after twenty years the Government […]

J P Nadda chairs 5th meeting of Mission Steering Group of National Health Mission

The Union Health Minister stated that the meeting offered a valuable and useful platform for candid discussion on several issues, and a wider perspective from a wide section of experts which will enable to enhance quality and effectiveness of the National Health Mission

J P Nadda chairs 5th meeting of Mission Steering Group of National Health Mission“The health and wellness centers are expected to provide preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and curative care for a package of 12 services.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare as he chaired the 5th meeting of the Mission Steering Group of the National Health Mission (NHM), on Tuesday, February […]

HIV: Government to provide free of cost viral load testing for patients

The initiative will provide free of cost viral load testing for 12 lakh PLHIV on treatment in the country at least once a year. The health minister further announced that after ‘Treat All’, Viral Load test is a big step forward in treating and monitoring people living with HIV

HIV: Government to provide free of cost viral load testing for patientsCalling it a historic day, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘Viral load testing for all People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).’ “This viral load test is of immense importance to monitor the effectiveness of treatment of patients taking lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy,” he said. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health […]

President launches Pulse Polio programme for 2018

On the eve of National Immunization Day, the President of India launched a countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2018. More than 17 crore children will be given polio drops through this programme

President launches Pulse Polio programme for 2018The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, launched the Pulse Polio programme for 2018 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old, at the Rahstrapati Bhawan, in the presence of the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda and Ministers of State (Health) Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel. […]

‘India registers significant decline in under five child mortality,’ states J P Nadda

The rate of decline has doubled over the last year. Not only this, number of under-five deaths for the first time in the country have come down to below 1 million with nearly 120,000 fewer under-five deaths in 2016 as compared to 2015

‘India registers significant decline in under five child mortality,’ states J P NaddaUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda expressed happiness over the just released SRS bulletin (2016) as India registered a significant decline in under-five child mortality. According to the bulletin, under-five child mortality (U5MR) of India showed an impressive decline by 9%, a 4 points decline from 43 per 1000 in 2015 […]

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’

During the round table, a team of researchers, who have carried out a rapid assessment of economic costs of food borne diseases in India, shared their findings. According to them, food borne diseases impose a huge economic burden on India. As per their estimates, this would amount to as much as 0.5 per cent of India’s GDP or about 28 billion USD

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’“Central Government is providing support to the tune of Rs 482 crore for the States. As many as 45 state labs are to be strengthened. I request the States to come forward with the proposals or give us the plan for strengthening the laboratories.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health […]

Urgent need to have a National Trauma Care Policy, say doctors

India is among the leading countries in the world in terms of road accidents and related deaths. Nearly 1,50,785 persons were killed in 2016 as against 1,46,133 in 2015. Given the situation, it is but obvious for one to wonder about the urgent need for ‘trauma care centres ’ in the country 

Urgent need to have a National Trauma Care Policy, say doctorsThere has been an urgent need for developing trauma care centres around the world. India witnesses several road accidents and related deaths every year. It also features on the list of road accident prone countries This matter has been an issue up for debate, for a while now. In one of the events organised in […]