CSIR’s new patented Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase set to revolutionise the treatment of Strokes

CSIR-IMTECH and Epygen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai

A new Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase – a Novel Biological Entity developed by Dr. Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team of inventors at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionise the treatment of ischemic strokes. Ischemic stroke is a condition caused by a dysfunction in the supply of blood to the brain ...

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Under Accessible India Campaign (AIC)- DEPwD to audit accessibility features in 70 Railway Stations to help make Indian Railways universally accessible

Indian Railways - DEPwD- MSJ&E

Accessible India Campaign (AIC) under the aegis of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD) Ministry of SJ&E is a flagship campaign launched on 3rdDecember 2015 by the Prime Minister, with the vision to create a barrier-free environment for the ease of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). Implementation of the Campaign was based on making three essential aspects of daily living ...

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Process for Beneficiary Identification and Issuance of e-card under PMRSSM to begin; Use of Aadhaar in Ayushman Bharat – Desirable and not “Must”

Ayushman Bharat benefits and Aadhar

PMRSSM is to target about 10.74 crore poor, deprived rural families and identified occupational category of urban workers’ families as per the latest Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) data, both rural and urban. While Process for Beneficiary Identification and Issuance of e-card under PMRSSM is all set to begin, some newspapers have reported recently that the use of Aadhaar Card will be a “must” to ...

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India eye holistic development, enhances skill development for Persons with disabilities in line with UNCRDP

Skill India Mission enhances focus on developing, mapping, and employability for PWDs.

According to census 2011, there are 26.8 million Persons with Disabilities in India,which constitutes 2.21% of our population. These include Persons with Hearing Disability, Locomotor Disability, Visual Disability, Speech Disability, Intellectual Disability, Mental Illness, Multiple Disabilities and other unspecified categories of Disabilities. India is a signatory to the UNCRPD which came into the effect from May 2018. The Government of ...

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India readies for International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) 2018; nominations for ‘Vayoshreshtha Samman’ extended till 30th June, 2018

International Senior Citizens Day: Its October

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment chaired the “3rdMeeting of National Council of Senior Citizens(NCSrC)” convened by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 13 June 2018. Vijay Sampla, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Lal Krishna Advani, Member of Parliament, Neelam Sawhney, Secretary, SJ&E and Members of the Council participated in the Meeting. Addressing ...

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India to accelerate tobacco control measures to contain tobacco led NCD-associated mortality and morbidity

Ministers of State for Health & Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel felicitating the tobacco workers, at the inauguration of the National Consultation for accelerating tobacco control measures for achievement of the goals under National Health Policy, 2017, in New Delhi on June 06, 2018.

Swinging into action within a week after the International No Tobacco Day 2018, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare on 06 June 2018 inaugurated a two-day deliberations into National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of Tobacco Control Measures for achievement of Goals under National Health Policy, 2017 in presence of Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Preeti ...

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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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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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Dementia to triple in next 30 years globally

WHO launched The Global Dementia Observatory on 7 December 2017, a web-based platform launched today, will track progress on the provision of services for people with dementia and for those who care for them, both within countries and globally. It will monitor the presence of national policy and plans, risk reduction measures and infrastructure for providing care and treatment. Pic Courtesy: WHO

WHO recognises dementia as a public health priority. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “The suffering that results is enormous. This is an alarm call: we must pay greater attention to this growing challenge and ensure that all people living with dementia, ...

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India advances fight against malnutrition with National Nutrition Mission 

File Picture - Maneka Sanjay Gandhi addressing at the inauguration of the National Conference on Mission Mode to address Under-Nutrition, in New Delhi on September 19, 2017.

India has a number of schemes directly/indirectly affecting the nutritional status of children (0-6 years age) and pregnant women and lactating mothers. Inspite of these, level of malnutrition and related problems in the country is high. There is no dearth of schemes but lack of creating synergy and linking the schemes with each other to achieve common goal. NNM through robust ...

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Stroke is preventable; need urgent attention globally

All have good reasons to prevent stroke; getting aware is a formidable first step!

The call to action, issued by the World Stroke Organisation to mark World Stroke Day on Sunday the 29th October, responds to new data that shows stroke was responsible for over 116 million years of life lived with disability (YLD) worldwide in 2016. This adds to existing global mortality data that positions stroke as the second largest cause of death. ...

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Counselling of Parents and Family members of Divyangjans is very important- Smriti Irani

The topper of the Indian Civil Services-2014 Examination, Ira Singhal addressing at the inauguration of the “Inclusive India Summit-2017”, in New Delhi on September 12, 2017.

Inclusive India Initiative is a mass awareness campaign of the National Trust aimed at reducing the barriers for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, by making the workplaces, public zones and educational institutes more inclusive and accessible. Aligned with the goals of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD), this initiative aims at full participation ...

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