Amitabh Bachchan speaks about eye care, launches campaign in UP to prevent blindness

Amitabh Bachchan is the face of a new campaign in Uttar Pradesh that is expected to reach tens of millions of Indians with a simple message: go and get your vision checked

Amitabh Bachchan speaks about eye care, launches campaign in UP to prevent blindnessAmitabh Bachchan has launched a ‘See Now’ campaign, centred in UP, to help end avoidable blindness. The campaign will deploy creative content across five key districts – Unnao, Lucknow, Raebareli, Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur – via radio, television, print, social media, Whatsapp and SMS to provide information on eye health, local services and how to […]

UP: Pharmacist Aadhaar linkage mandatory to apply for a new drug store

As per the Drug and Cosmetic Act, the presence of a pharmacist in the chemist shop is mandatory. But, in a number of cases either the pharmacist is not present, or he rents his degree to the shop owner to use for the business. In Maharashtra too, several cases like these have surfaced in the past

UP: Pharmacist Aadhaar linkage mandatory to apply for a new drug storeThe Uttar Pradesh Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a directive to all the chemist to link the Aadhaar number of the pharmacist as soon as possible. The UP FDA has made it mandatory to link the Aadhaar of the pharmacist while applying for the new drug license or the renewal. The decision has […]

Period. End of Sentence, documentary on menstrual awareness gets Oscar nod

Period. End of Sentence, a film set in India about the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganathan, has made it to the list of Oscar nominations 2019

Period. End of Sentence, documentary on menstrual awareness gets Oscar nodThe 26-minute documentary follows girls and women in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh and their experience with the installation of a sanitary pad machine in their village. The film is among the five nominees in the Documentary Short Subject category. Other nominees include Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden. Periods, which […]

#BogusPharmacists: Thane police to scrutinise degrees of all registered pharmacists

The Maharashtra police arrested four pharmacists who were operating on a fake D.Pharm degree in the state, allegedly procured from a college in Delhi. As per the sources, degrees obtained from pharmacy colleges from Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh are under the scanner

#BogusPharmacists: Thane police to scrutinise degrees of all registered pharmacistsThe Thane Police has decided to conduct an inquiry of all registered pharmacists who are in association with the Maharashtra Pharmacy Council. The decision has been taken after four pharmacists were caught operating with bogus D.Pharm degree in Thane, Maharashtra. The Thane Crime Branch arrested the pharmacists for allegedly operating with a fake degree. Is […]

Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health minister

Amid the polio vaccine contamination controversy which has spread like wildfire across the country, Maharashtra health minister, Dr Deepak Sawant has assured the citizens of the state that the polio vaccine being used is completely safe

Polio vaccine: ‘Maharashtra is safe,’assures state health ministerAhead of a polio dose day, Maharashtra health minister has clarified doubts regarding the status of polio vaccine in Maharashtra. The use of virus infected polio vaccine produced by a certain company has been stopped in the state as per the directions of the central government. While speaking to the press, state health minister, Dr […]

Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccine

On Wednesday, October 03, the union health ministry dispatched a letter to all the states; and the UT’s to provide data of the contaminated polio vaccine. The health ministry is also increasing surveillance in the affected states

Health ministry directs states, UT’s to furnish data of the contaminated polio vaccineThe union health ministry has directed all the states and the union territories to furnish information about the contaminated Polio vaccine. The ministry has asked for the information about the stock of batches B100318 supplied by a Ghaziabad based company. The polio vaccine supplied by this company was found to be contaminated with polio 2 […]

Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health min

The polio vaccines infected by Type 2 virus and produced by a certain company was not supplied to Maharashtra, clarified the Central Vaccination Department, according to Maharashtra health minister Dr Deepak Sawant. Meanwhile, a high level meeting in this regard will be held at Delhi tomorrow (October 03)

Contaminated batch of polio vaccine was not sent to Maha, clarifies state health minGiving detail information in this regard Dr Sawant said that the World Health Organization (WHO) is cooperating in India for polio survey as per the international quality parameters. As a part of this survey, sewage water samples from 45 places in different states including Maharashtra were collected. These samples were examined in five recognised laboratories […]

Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination case

The Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has formed a 3 member investigation team, to investigate the polio vaccine contamination case. The three-member committee begins the probe in this week. The team will try and find out the cause of contamination

Drug controller begins investigation in polio virus vaccine contamination caseThe Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has begun an investigation into the recent polio dose virus case. The three-member team constituted by the CDSCO will investigate the possible cause of contamination in the poliovirus Recently, polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus were found in some batches of the oral vaccine […]

Polio virus: ‘Don’t panic, Maharashtra is safe,’ assures state health minister

You might have come across news reports since today morning (September 29), about the resurgence of a strain of the polio virus. In a statement issued by Maharashtra health minister Deepak Sawant, he mentioned that there is no need to panic about a comeback of the deadly virus

Polio virus: ‘Don’t panic, Maharashtra is safe,’ assures state health ministerPeople living in Maharashtra need not worry about the return of the dreaded polio virus. Although, news reports about polio vaccines contaminated with a strain of type 2 virus are true. Residents of Maharashtra have no reason to worry as the state discontinued vaccines containing a weakened form of the virus a long while ago […]

Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

The proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme

Cabinet approves establishment of two Medical Colleges in Uttar PradeshThe Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, July 18, has approved the proposal of the State Government of Uttar Pradesh for the establishment of a new medical college at Deoria at a cost of Rs.250 crore under Phase-II of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme. Under Phase-II of the […]
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