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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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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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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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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India records reduction of Maternal Mortality with 22% reduction since 2013; Uttar Pradesh with 30% decline has topped the chart in the reduction of Maternal Deaths

According to recent report: Nearly one thousand fewer women now die of pregnancy related complications each month in India. Seen in File picture Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda addressing a press conference, in Shimla on May 29, 2018. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment,  Thaawar Chand Gehlot and other dignitaries are also seen.

India registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio, according to the recently released SRS bulletin (2016), with impressive gains in reduction of Maternal Mortality that has shown 22% reduction in since 2013. Nearly one thousand fewer women now die of pregnancy related complications each month in India. Maternal Mortality Ratio of India has declined from 167 in 2011-2013 to 130 in 2014-2016. The ...

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MSME to extend AYUSH industries SIDBI advantage

MoS MSME Giriraj Singh and MoS AYUSH Shripad Naik witnessing signing of MoU in New Delhi

Ministry of MSME and Ministry of AYUSH signed an MoU in the presence of the Ministers of AYUSH and MSME on 4 June 2018 in New Delhi. The MoU will create synergies through the institutions and schemes of both ministries for the development of AYUSH enterprises in the country. The objective of this partnership is to position India as a world ...

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Public and Private Stakeholders bats out Nipah Virus scare from Kerala; no cause for panic!

All Tourists from within India and Overseas Kerala are advised not to fall prey to rumours surrounding the NIPAH Virus outbreak! God's Own Country is centre of wellness and one should not miss any chance to rejuvenate here: Message from Public and Private Sector! Pic Courtesy: Kerala Tourism

The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda said that the government is closely monitoring the situation arising out of reported cases and deaths due to Nipah Virus in Kerala. The team comprising of Minister and Secretary (HFW) Preeti Sudan and DG (ICMR) Balram Bhargava has been keeping a tight vigil on the said developments and has directed for ...

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Jharkhand to get a new AIIMS @ Deoghar

Deoghar is a Hindi word and the literal meaning of 'Deoghar' is abode ('ghar') of the Gods and Goddesses ('dev'). Soon with AIIMS here- people will have access to better modern healthcare facilities in times to come! Image for representation purposes only!

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand. A provision of funds worth Rs. 1103 crore has been approved for the project and the said AIIMS will be set up under the Pradhan MantriSwasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The AIIMS at Deoghar will ...

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World comes calling to India for its rich legacy of traditional medicine, medicinal plants and health tourism

Love for India's traditional medicine is rising. Seen in the picture are delegates from all over the world seen with the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shripad Yesso Naik in a group photograph at the Valedictory Function of Scientific Convention on the World Homoeopathy Day, in New Delhi on April 11, 2018.

India has a rich legacy of traditional medicine, which the world is realising can be crucial element for affordable and efficient healthcare system. Recently, India signed MoU Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine with Equatorial Guinea and Colombia. For the uninitiated, the Traditional Systems of Medicine in India are well organised, codified and well documented and comprise of Ayurveda, ...

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Innovation in Healthcare hogs limelight @ 20th National Technology Day 2018

The President, Ram Nath Kovind at the 20th National Technology Day celebrations, in New Delhi on May 11, 2018. The Union Minister for Science & Technology Harsh Vardhan, the Secretary, Department of Science and Technology, Ashutosh Sharma, the DG, CSIR, Dr. Girish Sahni and other dignitaries are also seen.

Emphasising that technology is destiny, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind has said that technology must also be equity and its fruits must be accessible to all.  Addressing the 20th National Technology Day celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan on 11th May 2018, the President said that finances and resources must be available to all technologists who wish to turn entrepreneurs and to migrate ...

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Jitendra Singh releases RSSDI’s researched ‘Indian Guidelines for Diabetes Management’

Jitendra Singh and RSSDI office Bearers at release of updated Indian Guidelines for Diabetes Management

With more than 70% of India’s population below the age of 40 years, Jitendra Singh said, a tight management of Diabetes Mellitus, particularly in the young, has become a national priority. The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh, who ...

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