By Shobha Shukla / Despite being preventable, pneumonia continues to be a top killer of children under five. It also wreaks ‘breath-taking’ havoc in the lives of adults, particularly the elderly, and people living with HIV. According to the 2015 Pneumonia and Diarrhea Progress Report released recently by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at … Continue reading Pneumonia: The deadly childhood disease
AMN / The Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR, Dr Soumya Swaminathan has said that an antibiotic resistance survey is being done in the country and its findings would form the basis for the formulation of a national policy to regulate use of antibiotics. Dr Swaminathan said that the policy, if framed, … Continue reading Policy on use of antibiotics soon
Our Correspondent Aligarh: A two-day National Seminar and Workshop on ‘Modernization of Unani Pharmacy, Need and Importance’ was organised at the Hakim Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College in Aligarh Muslim University November 14-15. The conference was jointly organised by the Department of Saidla (Pharmacology), AMU and National Council for Promotion Urdu Language (NCPUL) Delivering the keynote … Continue reading AMU organises Seminar on ‘Modernization of Unani Pharmacy’
AMN In fresh trouble for Nestle India Ltd, food regulator FSSAI Monday moved the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order lifting the ban on Maggi noodles in the country. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) approached the apex court, terming the High Court’s August 13 order as erroneous and questioned the … Continue reading FSSAI moves SC against lifting ban on Maggi noodles
AMN / The drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority NPPA has capped prices of 18 formulations. The move is likely to bring down the prices of few medicines for treatment of diabetes, hypertension and severe infections like pneumonia. NPPA said in a statement, prices have also been revised and fixed for hormone releasing Intra-uterine … Continue reading NPPA caps prices of drugs for diabetes, hypertension, pneumonia
AMN / Today is World Polio Day. Those who are trying to rid Earth of the virus say it is time to step up vaccination campaigns, said Rotary’s Carol Pandak, Director of the Polio Plus programme. If this happens, we could have a Polio free world by 2019. Three years ago, Nigeria, Africa’s most populous … Continue reading A Polio free world by 2019 ?
AMN / In a major modification to the National Blood Policy, blood banks will now be able to borrow units from one another in case of a shortage. The Union Health Ministry has taken this decision as part of reforms to the handling of blood units in the country. A shortage of blood units has … Continue reading Govt permits transfer of blood between Blood Banks
Health Ministry today clarified that it has not taken any decision to allow online sale of medicines. Clarification came after at a telephonic conversation, Union Health Minister J P Nadda had with the President of the All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists, regarding their call for countrywide strike tomorrow against the alleged efforts to … Continue reading No decision yet on online sale of medicines: Govt
Today is World Mental Health Day. This day is observed on 10th of October every year to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of those suffering from mental illness. Dignity in Mental Health has been selected as the theme this year, in an effort to end stigma … Continue reading World Mental Health Day observed
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung today launched the 66th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign of the Delhi Tuberculosis Association at Raj Niwas. He appealed to the citizens of Delhi to come forward and join the campaign for prevention and control of tuberculosis and make liberal contributions to the Delhi Tuberculosis Association’s campaign. Mr Jung … Continue reading Delhi LG launches 66th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign
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