New India lines up Global Best Practices in Care, Rehabilitation & Research for Welfare of Divyangjans

Global Best Practices in Care, Rehabilitation and Research

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the “National Workshop on Physical and Mental Disabilities in the Light of Global Best Practices in Care, Rehabilitation and Research” on 23 October 2018. Shankuntala D. Gamlin Secretary, DEPwD; Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities; and Dolly Chakrabarty, Joint Secretary, DEPwD and many other eminent scholars of ...

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PM Modi praises mental strength, felicitates medal winners of 2018 Asian Para Games

India's best tall @ 2018 Asian Para Games

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, met and felicitated the medal winners of the 2018 Asian Para Games on 16 October 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister expressed happiness at receiving the medal winners. Appreciating their performance, he remarked that their mental strength was a key factor in their success. The Prime Minister complimented them for contributing to raising India’s ...

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NITI Aayog, MoHFW work out Guidelines for PPP in Treatment of non-communicable diseases

Amitabh Kant

The contribution of non-communicable diseases (NCD) to the overall disease burden in the country has increased over the years. In the past many district hospitals in the country have focused mainly on communicable diseases and reproductive and child health. As a result of which the capacity for handling NCD cases has not been adequately developed. The NITI Aayog and MoHFW ...

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‘Create more awareness about oral hygiene’

Dental Surgeons Association of India

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the  11th International Dental Students and 5th Dental Surgeons Conference organised by Dental Students Welfare Association of India and Dental Surgeons Association of India at Lady Hardinge Medical College, on 12 October 2018.  Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change was also present at the ...

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“India is ‘oral cancer’ capital of the world”: VP @ 43rd National Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India

JSOMS and AOMSI sign MoU

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the private sector must come forward in health-care sector in India to fulfill the health-care requirements of the whole nation. He was addressing the 43rd National Conference of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India with the theme “Innovate, inspire, integrate”, in Chennai today. The Vice President said that Science ...

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WHO calls for raising awareness among adolescents and young adults to prevent mental distress @ World Mental Health Day 2018

WHO has called for Investment by governments and the involvement of the social, health and education sectors in comprehensive, integrated, evidence-based programmes for the mental health of young people on 
World Mental Health Day. 2018. Pic Courtesy - WHO /Sergey Volkov

Adolescence and the early years of adulthood are a time of life when many changes occur, for example changing schools, leaving home, and starting university or a new job. For many, these are exciting times. They can also be times of stress and apprehension however. In some cases, if not recognised and managed, these feelings can lead to mental illness. ...

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Step up campaign for organ donation: Vice President @29th Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation

29th Conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation Society

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu called for stepping up the campaign for organ donation in a big way to meet the huge demand due to rising number of end organ failures of kidney, liver, heart, lung and pancreas. Addressing the 29th annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation in Hyderabad on 5th October 2018, Naidu pointed out ...

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The Ashok wins National Tourism Award for providing best facilities for differently- abled Guest”

National Tourism Award for for The Ashok under Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue being conferred on Ravneet Kaur, CMD, ITDC and Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing), ITDC on 27 September 2018. The Ashok also won National Tourism award under the category “Hotel providing best facilities for differently abled guests”

The Ashok, New Delhi, a flagship property of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), a PSU under administrative control of Ministry of Tourism was conferred two National Tourism Awards for the year 2016-17 in a function held on eve of World Tourism Day 2018 i.e. 27 September 2018  at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Ashok, city’s foremost Luxurious Heritage property won ...

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New India’s biggest health welfare scheme – Ayushman Bharat unveiled by PM Modi @Ranchi, Jharkahnd

Narendra Modi in Ranchi, Jharkahnd on September 23, 2018

India took a giant leap towards providing accessible and affordable healthcare to the common man with the launch of Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on 23rd September, 2018 at Ranchi, Jharkhand. Under the vision of Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) shall be implemented so that each and every vulnerable ...

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Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts for nationwide IT based healthcare program on NCD’s

MoHFW MoU exchange ceremony with the Tata Trusts and Dell

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 20 September 2018  exchanged the MoUs with the Tata Trusts and Dell to provide a technological platform fornationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfarepresided over the ceremony and also released the user manual for NCD application under Comprehensive Primary ...

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Swachchta hi Sewa: New Health Ministry initiative with private hospitals


Encouraged by the achievements of Kayakalp Scheme, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) has decided to consider assessment of healthcare facilities in the private sector on the lines of parameters of Kayakalp Scheme. This is also an initiative as part of the Swachchta hi Sewa cleanliness and sanitation campaign being undertaken across various parts of the country. ...

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No place for complacency as India revs up its fight to mark ‘End of AIDS’ by 2030

World AIDS Day 2017

The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) released the report HIV Estimations 2017 at a function, on 15 September 2018. The HIV Estimations 2017 is the 14th round in the series of HIV Estimations under National AIDS Control Programme (NACP). NACO undertakes HIV estimations biennially in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Institute of Medical Statistics ...

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