HEALTH

Union Minister gives  away Ist India Pharma Awards in Bangalore

AMN / The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Ananth Kumar  on Thursday gave away the 1st India Pharma awards at a glittering ceremony in Bengaluru. The awards constituted by Department of Pharmaceuticals were given to outstanding Pharma Industries to motivate Indian Pharma and medical devices industries. The winner of the awards are:   CATEGORY OF … Continue reading Union Minister gives  away Ist India Pharma Awards in Bangalore

Brain dead man gives new lease of life to five others

A brain dead businessman in Kerala has given a new lease of life to five needy patients through organs donation. The kidneys, liver and the eyes were harvested at a Coimbatore hospital from 53-year old James hailing from Palakkad and later were transplanted into other patients. James died of a road accident on Saturday during … Continue reading Brain dead man gives new lease of life to five others

Govt issues Draft Guidelines for Kidney Donors

Invites suggestions/comments Taking another major step towards easing rules and procedures to encourage organ donation among the masses, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued draft guidelines for Allocation Criteria for Deceased Donor Kidney Transplant. The draft guidelines have been posted on the website … Continue reading Govt issues Draft Guidelines for Kidney Donors

Govt. adds Cancer, HIV and Hepatitis among 106 drugs among essential medicines

The Government has added 106 drugs including that of Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to the list of essential medicines. The move will ensure their availability across India at affordable prices. This also takes the total number of items in the list to 376. In a revision of the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) … Continue reading Govt. adds Cancer, HIV and Hepatitis among 106 drugs among essential medicines

Committee formed to protect Unani Medicine in Delhi

Delhi govt abolishes Deputy Director post in Unani AMN / New Delhi: Alarmed over bais against Unani system of medicine by the Delhi government and Department of AYUSH, in the National Capital and the country as whole, Unani practitioners and sympathizers have formed a Joint Action Committee which will strive to safeguard the interest of … Continue reading Committee formed to protect Unani Medicine in Delhi

Govt establishes Homeopathy Laboratory for standardization of medecine

AMN / The Central Government has constituted Central Council of Homoeopathy under the provisions of Homeopathy Central Council Act, 1973 to regulate education and practice of Homoeopathy. The Central Government has also established Homeopathy Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for standardization of Homoeopathic Drugs, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy to carry out research activities in different aspects … Continue reading Govt establishes Homeopathy Laboratory for standardization of medecine

Centre to establish 20 Cancer Institutes, 50 Tertiary Care Centres

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare JP Nadda today announced that government would establish 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Care Cancer Centres in the country . He said that these institutes and centres will mentor all cancer related activities in their respective areas. He was addressing a gathering after performing the bhumi … Continue reading Centre to establish 20 Cancer Institutes, 50 Tertiary Care Centres

1,700 more beds to be added to AIIMS

AMN / Union Health Minister J P Nadda has said that an additional 1,700 beds will be added in the existing capacity of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi to accommodate more patients. In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Health Minister said, besides AIIMS, the capacity of Safdarjung Hospital … Continue reading 1,700 more beds to be added to AIIMS

Govt to open institution for higher education in AYUSH

A Akhter / Centre has approved setting up of All India Institute Ayurveda in, New Delhi to conduct Post-graduate and Ph.D. courses in Ayurveda and North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homeopathy at Shillong in Meghalaya to conduct Under-graduate, Post-graduate, Doctoral and Post-doctoral courses both in Ayurveda and Homoeopathy. Further, under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme … Continue reading Govt to open institution for higher education in AYUSH

Vaccine against dengue fever to be available soon

AMN / The first-ever vaccine against dengue fever which affects more than 400 million people across the world will be available for the first time after being cleared for use in Mexico, French manufacturer Sanofi announced Wednesday. It’s a very important moment in the history of public health, Olivier Charmeil, head of the company’s vaccines … Continue reading Vaccine against dengue fever to be available soon

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