Health & Wellnes

UNICEF-WHO report reiterates importance of breastfeeding in the first hour of life and need to regulate breast milk substitutes

Breastfeed Child in first hour of life

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO report released on 31 July 2018. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. The report ...

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‘North East Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy (NEIAH) poised to become hub for medical Research & Development for Southeast Asia’

NEIAH Campus, Mawdiangdiang

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH- Shripad Yesso Naik laid the foundation stone of the 2nd Phase of Construction of North East Institute of Ayurveda & Homeopathy (NEIAH) at NEIAH Campus, Mawdiangdiang, Shillong on 29th July 2018. The approximate estimated cost of the construction is Rs 40.80 crore for an area of 10481.53 sqm and will comprise of ...

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India to advance its fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 avers J P Nadda @ World Hepatitis Day, 2018

On World Hepatitis Day 2018, India pledged to advance its fight to end viral Hepatitis by 2013. Seen in picture are J P Nadda, Manoj Sinha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel and other digniatries launching a commemorative stamp on the said occasion to substantially increase awareness among the masses.

MoHFW has launched the ‘National Viral Hepatitis Control Program’, with the goal of ending viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 in the country. The aim of the initiative is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to viral hepatitis. The key strategies include preventive and promotive interventions with focus on awareness generation, safe injection practices and socio-cultural practices, ...

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India reaffirms strong support for TB cooperation and developing traditional medicines @8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting at Durban

India plans to advance its traditional medicines too

India had affirmed strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect as agreed upon in the 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting held in Delhi in 2016 and in the first High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Ending Tuberculosis. Building on J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare during his address at the ‘8th BRICS ...

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AYUSH plans to augment skilled traditional healthcare manpower; AIIA to hosts pan India Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes

All India Institute of Ayurveda

With an aim of upgrading quality of education, research, hospital care facilities in the national AYUSH institutions throughout the country and develop them as light house institutions, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under Ministry of AYUSH is organising a two day Conference of Heads of AYUSH National Institutes on 17th and 18th July 2018 at India International Centre, New Delhi. Inaugural session of ...

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“Cataract, ocular complication of diabetes leading causes of blindness in India”


The global estimates help one realise the importance of holistic and affordable eye care as in this regard data  reveal that there are 36 million people who are blind. Further, 217 million people live with severe or moderate visual impairment.  In total, 253 million people are living with visual impairment of one kind or the other.  It is also estimated ...

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PM lays foundation stone for National Centre for Ageing at AIIMS today

Motorable Tunnel between AIIMS, Ansari Nagar and Trauma Centre.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi today on June 29, 2018 and laid the Foundation Stone of the National Centre for Ageing at AIIMS. This will provide the older population with multi-speciality healthcare and have 200 general ward beds. During the same event, the Prime Minister also inaugurated the 555-bed Super Speciality Block ...

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“Early detection, affordable care are key to fight Cancer in India”

India to fight cancer

While the incidence of cancer has been increasing worldwide, developing nations like India are showing steep increase over the years. In India, it is estimated that there are about 30 lakh cases of cancer at any particular point of time with 10 lakh new cases occurring every year. About 5 lakh deaths occur annually in the country due to cancer in ...

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India bans import of Oxytocin; authorises KAPL to manufacture the drug for domestic use

Chemist shop in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has restricted the manufacture of Oxytocin formulations for domestic use to public sector only from 1st July 2018. It has also banned the import of Oxytocin and its formulations. From 1st July 2018, no private manufacturer will be allowed to manufacture the drug for domestic use. Only Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals(KAPL), a public ...

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MoHFW sign MoU with IGNOU ahead of Ayushman India; eye to ready 14.4 lakh trained manpower by 2025

Skill India in Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 25 June 2018 signed an MoU with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to scale up the short term healthcare courses through its available robust platform. The signing ceremony was presided over by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development and Dharmendra Pradhan,Union ...

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With Public and Private sector blessings – India nears World biggest Healthcare Reform-Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM)

Health Ministers Conclave saw 20 States Join hands with the Federal Government for a smooth roll out of Ayushman Bharat.

With public and private sector joining hands- India is set to soon bring in the world’s biggest Health Sector reform named Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). In this regard, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding with the State Health Ministers of 20 States marking their commitment towards the launch of the ...

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J P Nadda Releases National Health Profile-2018; India’s First Ever Nationwide Healthcare Establishment Census

Seen in File picture os leading from front- Union Health Minister JP Nadda on International Yoga Day 2017!

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), on 19 June 2018. The E-book (digital version) of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure ...

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