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Skills upgrade must for healthcare workforce for India to achieve national goal of Health for All

CII Health Summit 2018

Many countries depend on the Indian Healthcare Supply Chain (that mainly include skilled doctors and paramedics) to meet the medical needs of their own population. However, in India, there is a significant deficit in medical manpower” . To address this issue both in the long and short term the Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship,  Dharmendra Pradhan emphasised the need for ...

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Private sector hospitals must work in tandem to offer accessible and affordable treatments: VP @ Rainbow Children’s Hospital

Banwarilal Purohit

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the private sector must ensure that the treatment provided by them is not only accessible but also affordable. Addressing a gathering after inaugurating Rainbow Children’s Hospital, in Chennai on 2nd December 2018, the Vice President hoped that the Hospital would provide specialised but affordable care to children and contribute to ...

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Ayushman Bharat Prioritising Women’s Health: Anupriya Patel at CII’s seminar themed Women’s Health Challenges, Access and Prevention

Dignitaries flanked by . Anupriya Singh Patel, Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare at the inaugural of Seminar on Women’s Health that was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry on 25th October, 2018 in New Delhi.

Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated a seminar on “Women’s Health Challenges, Access and Prevention” organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), on 25 October 2018. Speaking at the function, Anupriya Patel stated that women are strong pillars of any vibrant society and sustained development of the country can be achieved only if we take ...

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MoHFW and WCD launch e-MitraMobile Application for New India’s Aspirational District Programme

Health and Nutrition Status

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development organised a one-day National Workshop for Orientation of District Officials of Aspirational Districts on Health and Nutrition, on 22 October 2018.     The workshop was inaugurated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel, Ministers of State for Health and Family Welfare. At the function, the ...

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Ayushman Bharat furthers core tenets of Universal Health Coverage: Nadda @ 71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

Ayushman Bharat @ WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

“India has fast-tracked many initiatives aimed at achieving all the core tenets of Universal Health Coverage i.e, strengthening health systems, improving access to free medicines & diagnostics and reducing catastrophic healthcare spending.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of  the ‘71st Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East ...

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Indian Healthcare Industry unites to Commit to Ethical Professional Conduct; leading stakeholders endorse FICCI’s Code of Ethics for Health Services Industry

FICCI Code of Ethics for Health Services Industry

Amidst rising concerns of trust deficit between the patients and healthcare service providers, various healthcare providers united and pledged to be part of the FICCI Code of Ethics for Health Services Industry, released on 31st August 2018. The FICCI Code of Ethics was released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda and Member (Health) NITI Aayog, ...

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NHA and NSDC sign MoU to train 1 lakh Arogya Mitras; India set to roll out Ayushman Bharat on 25 September 2018

skilling 1 lakh ArogyaMitras

“29 states and UTs have signed the MoU and have started working on implementation of the PradhanMantri Jan ArogyaYojna.The pilots have started in 16 States / UTs. Other states/UTs will also start pilots before fully launching the scheme on 25thSeptember.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during a press conference on Ayushman ...

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

IRISS

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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“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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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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