ESIC mulls pan India Dispensary cum Branch Offices and will start Nursing Internship Program

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment (I/C), Santosh Kumar Gangwar chairing the 174th meeting of the ESIC, in New Delhi on May 29, 2018. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Heeralal Samariya and other dignitaries are also seen.

Some very important decisions were taken towards improvements in service delivery mechanism of ESIC in 174th meeting of ESI Corporation in New Delhi on 29 May 2018 under the Chairmanship of Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C). To strengthen medical services in all the districts of the country, the decision for opening of one ESIC Dispensary cum Branch ...

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Victorious Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team motivates persons with disabilities to build and showcase own unique talent and physical abilities

Indian Wheelchair Cricket team won the first of its kind and which not only inculcated a positive attitude among Persons with Disabilities but also provided a platform to show case their talent and physical abilities. Seen in the picture is the victorious team calling on Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand  Gehlot in his office

The victorious ‘Indian Wheelchair Cricket Team’ met Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand  Gehlot in his office on 9 May 2018. The Indian Wheelchair Cricket team beat Bangladesh in three-matches Wheelchair Cricket Series 2018 by 2-0 held at University of Dhaka stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gehlot tweeted, “The Indian Wheelchair Cricket Warriors outshine Bangladesh in the 2nd International T-20 Wheelchair Cricket Match Series ...

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Indian toilet holds natural advantage over Western toilet seat?

A trip to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets at Sulabh Gram in Delhi very well can help one understand the history of sanitation practices from across the world. Pic Courtesy: Sulabh International

The modern World has brought homogeneity in various forms be it fast food, fast pace stressed lives or increase in lifestyle ailments. One of the key facilitating factors in the onset of lifestyle disease is the erosion of the original culture or local ethos. In India, where PM Modi has put underway- world’s biggest sanitation drive named Swach Bharat Abhiyan ...

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WHO on World Malaria Day 2018 gives call to be “Ready to beat Malaria”; India puts into motion a high level review meeting on control of vector borne diseases

World Malaria Day 2018 India picture on theme of Ready to beat Malaria- wmd2018-india-photo Ready to beat Malaria. Pic Courtesy: WHo

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. If diagnosed and treated timely, it is treatable and curable. WHO joins partner organisations in promoting this year’s World Malaria Day theme, Ready to Beat Malaria. The chosen theme “Ready to beat Malaria” underscores the collective energy and commitment of ...

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World Hemophilia Day 2018 puts global focus on need to spread awareness on Bleeding Disorders

For many years, people believed that only men could have symptoms of haemophilia and women were just carriers of the haemophilia gene. Here, Roche came in as a sponsor for World Hemophilia Day 2018 and join the World Federation of Hemophilia

Hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, inherited platelet disorders, and other factor deficiencies are lifelong bleeding disorders that prevent blood from clotting properly. People with bleeding disorders do not have enough of a particular clotting factor, a protein in blood that controls bleeding, or else it does not work properly.The severity of a person’s bleeding disorder usually depends on the amount of ...

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Lifestyle diseases pose greater challenge to the nation; Doctors must educate people on the adverse affects of Lifestyle diseases: VP

VP M. Venkaiah with the Faculty Members of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences at their 20th Convocation, in Bengaluru on April 12, 2018.
 The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that serving in rural areas must be made mandatory for Doctors and they should have empathy, compassion and a caring attitude to enhance their effectiveness. He was addressing the 20th  Convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Bengaluru on 12 April 2018. The Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai ...

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India gets stern with Health Warning on Tobacco Products packs; launches QUIT (Tobacco Products) helpline- 1800-11-2356

new warning images for tobacco items in india

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008 vide GSR 331(E) dated 3rd April 2018 “Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018”. The amended ...

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Call to empower women and girls takes centerstage @ 2018 World Autism Awareness Day

Autism Day 2018: Empowering Girl Child

In November 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution drawing attention to the particular challenges that women and girls with disabilities face in the context of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The resolution expresses concern that women and girls with disabilities, are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, ...

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Experts bring out success stories created by people affected by Down Symptom on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) 2018

Special Event:  Commemorative event on “Building our future”, in observance of the first World Down Syndrome Day (21 March) [co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Poland, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund, Down Syndrome International and other stakeholders]

Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and learning disabilities, which entails delayed development and behavioural problems are often reported in children with it. On 19th December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared to observe 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) and since then every year, this day is officially observed by UN to create awareness ...

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WHO theme of World TB Day 2018 “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”; India vows to End TB by 2025

World Tuberculosis Day 2018theme of 'Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world

In 2017, WHO reported that 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and there were 1.8 million TB deaths in 2016, making it the top infectious killer worldwide. This disease is deeply rooted in populations where human rights and dignity are limited. While anyone can contract TB, the disease thrives among people living in poverty, communities and groups that are ...

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Yokohama to host World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM) in 2020

Glimpse of the 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Lisbon 2018.

Post the successful 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal from February 28 – March 3, 2018.  Yokohama now has been chosen as host for the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM) in 2020. The WMSM is an academic conference that has a goal of advancing research in the field of sexual dysfunction as well as the advancement and dissemination of related studies. This is the ...

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Accessible India campaign gets 100 accessible websites @ national conference on improving accessibility

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot launching the first 100 accessible websites of State Governments under Accessible India Campaign, at the inauguration of the “National Conference on Improving Accessibility”, organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), in New Delhi on January 19, 2018.

In a path breaking initiative to empower Persons with Disabilities, 100 Accessible websites of various State Governments/UTs under Accessible India Campaign were launched by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on the occasion of ‘National Conference on Improving Accessibility’ on 19 January 2018 in presence of Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla and Krishna ...

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