Corona Virus

Modi chairs meeting with CMs on COVID-19 vaccination

PM chairs meeting with CMs on COVID-19 vaccination; State governments will not have to bear any cost towards vaccinating 3 crore Health Workers and Front Line Workers in the first stage; Co-Win digital platform to assist vaccination drive and issue digital vaccination certificates; India aims to achieve vaccination for 30 crore people in the next few months; Plan to tackle Bird Flu put in place; constant vigilance paramount […]

Health Care

Centre rushes medical experts team to Eluru

Centre rushing medical experts team to Eluru following Vice President’s intervention; Vice President speaks to Union Health Minister after children with an undiagnosed illness are hospitalized in Eluru, Andhra Pradesh; Health minister assures all help; says reports of samples are awaited; Vice President was informed that blood samples sent to AIIMS Delhi […]

Health Care

Tuberculosis to be eradicated by 2025

Dr. Harsh Vardhan meets Development Partners to discuss the challenge and opportunity in eradicating TB by 2025; Sets the way forward; “At a time, when COVID is taking prioritized attention, we should not lose sight of the goal to eliminate TB by 2025. Advocacy and engagement are a way to move forward.”; “Fight against TB needs to be through a Jan Andolan- a People’s Movement”; Important to address issues of stigma: Dr Harsh Vardhan […]

Health Care

India is the Global Centre of Traditional: WHO Report

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi dedicated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions to the nation on the 5th Ayurveda Day today via video conferencing. These are the Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar and the National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA), Jaipur. Both the Institutes are premier institutions of Ayurveda in the country. The former has been conferred the status of an Institution of National Importance (INI) by an Act of the Parliament, and the latter is an Institution Deemed to be University by the University Grants Commission. The Ministry of AYUSH, since 2016, has been observing ‘Ayurveda Day’ every year on the occasion of Dhanwantari Jayanti (Dhanteras). […]

Health Care

NPPA makes Cancer Drugs affordable

NPPA plays a crucial role in making Cancer Drugs affordable; Following NPPA’s price rationalization initiated in February 2019, 526 brands of 42 anti-cancer drugs showed price reduction up to 90%; Saving about 1000 crore annually to Cancer Patients; NPPA Observes National Cancer Awareness day on 07th November […]