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ICMR to implement UN agency’s standards on clinical trials

AMN India’s apex medical research body along with other leading groups will adopt UN health agency’s recommendations to register and publicly disclose results of all clinical trials they fund or support. The Indian Council of Medical Research, the Norwegian Research Council, the UK Medical Research Council, Medecins Sans Frontieres and Epicentre, the Coalition for Epidemic … Continue reading ICMR to implement UN agency’s standards on clinical trials

India to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025: JP Nadda

AMN India today pledged its commitment to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal to reduce the number of such deaths by 90 per cent by 2030. Speaking at the 29th meeting of Stop TB Partnership coordination committee, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said that India has formulated a national … Continue reading India to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025: JP Nadda

Govt approves pharma mission to develop bio pharmaceuticals

AMN The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has given its approval for Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for accelerating discovery and research to early development for biopharmaceuticals. The Mission will be implemented by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Biotechnology. It will be a Pan-India program and help in preparing … Continue reading Govt approves pharma mission to develop bio pharmaceuticals

Capsule Robot performs intricate manoeuvres inside large intestine

Scientists have used a tiny ‘Capsule Robot’ to successfully perform intricate manoeuvres inside the large intestine. The capsule is guided by an external magnet attached to an 18-millimetre robotic arm. Researchers hope the capsule robot could be used safely and effectively in the future on humans to identify and remove pre-cancerous lesions and tumours detected … Continue reading Capsule Robot performs intricate manoeuvres inside large intestine

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo

AMN World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an Ebola outbreak in Congo. WHO Congo representative Allarangar Yokouide said in a statement that at least one person has died after contracting the virus in the country’s north-east. WHO described the outbreak as a public health crisis of international importance. It said the teams of experts, including … Continue reading WHO declares Ebola outbreak in Congo

New Vaccine for pneumonia launched

AMN / India’s Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda today launched new Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, PCV, for Pneumonia at Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital in Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh. The vaccine has been launched under Government of India’s Universal Immunization Programme, UIP. There are over 90 different types of pneumococcal bacteria … Continue reading New Vaccine for pneumonia launched

Medical education will be affordable, easily available in future: Nadda

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J. P. Nadda has said that medical education in the future will be affordable and easily available in the country. He was speaking after inaugurating a conference ‘SIMHEALTH’ organized by Symbiosis International University in Pune today. He said the new health policy will focus on providing preventive and … Continue reading Medical education will be affordable, easily available in future: Nadda

Govt launches Test & Treat policy for HIV patients

Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched the Test and Treat policy for providing treatment to patients suffering from Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Launching the policy at a function in New Delhi yesterday, Mr Nadda said, under it, the government will provide Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) treatment to the patients free of cost. He said, it … Continue reading Govt launches Test & Treat policy for HIV patients

Prescribe only generic drugs or face action: MCI

AMN The Medical Council of India, MCI, has issued a public notice to all physicians to prescribe drugs only by generic names and warned them of action if they fail to adhere to its guideline. The MCI has also asked the medical practitioners to ensure that there is rational prescription and use of drugs failing … Continue reading Prescribe only generic drugs or face action: MCI

Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

  World Health Organization, WHO says, nearly two billion people currently use contaminated water. Head of WHO’s public health department,Maria Neira, said in a statement that almost two billion people use a source of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. She said, contaminated drinking water is … Continue reading Two billion people drinking contaminated water: WHO

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