HEALTH

Lok Sabha: Mahtab demands probe into efficacy of generic drugs

WEB DESK |New Delhi | BJD MP Bhartruhari Mahtab has demanded the government to institute a probe into the efficacy of generic drugs. Raising the issue during  Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha on Friday Mahtab cited a recent book, which, according to him, claimed that Indian domestic drug manufacturers were not producing quality generic … Continue reading Lok Sabha: Mahtab demands probe into efficacy of generic drugs

20 mn children missed out on life-saving vaccinations:UN

WEB DESK United Nations has said that almost 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations in 2018. This comes as surging measles cases highlighted dangerous gaps in efforts to shield kids from preventable illness. In an annual report issued in Geneva, the World Health Organization and the UNICEF said last year, 19.4 million … Continue reading 20 mn children missed out on life-saving vaccinations:UN

Centre asks states to fill up vacant posts of doctors, para-medical staffs

Andalib Akhter / NEW DELHI The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory to all states and union territories to fill up vacant posts of doctors and para-medical staff in hospitals to avoid excessive pressure on them and maintain global doctor-patient ratio. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of … Continue reading Centre asks states to fill up vacant posts of doctors, para-medical staffs

Union Budget completely ignores health sector: Dr Aggarwal

Economic development cannot be independent of a nation’s health AMN / New Delhi The union budget 2019 was presented by the finance minister on 5th July 2019, has nothing for the health sector, and it did not feature anywhere in the agenda, says Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal while reacting on budget. Health is … Continue reading Union Budget completely ignores health sector: Dr Aggarwal

Trust is foundation of a doctor-patient relationship

Modern medicine is patient centric and based on partnership HEALTH DESK As per a recent study, patients who had higher levels of trust in their doctors took their blood pressure medicine 93% of the time versus 82% for those who had lower levels of trust. Additionally, having trust in the medical profession was linked to … Continue reading Trust is foundation of a doctor-patient relationship

NITI Aayog Index: Kerela tops on overall health performance

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog’s Health Index followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. However, in terms of incremental performance Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand are the top three states who performed well in comparison to the last health index. The report ranks states … Continue reading NITI Aayog Index: Kerela tops on overall health performance

Govt develops Strategic Plan to eradicate TB by 2025

AMN / NEW DELHI The government has developed a National Strategic Plan with the goal for ending Tuberculosis (TB) by 2025. In his reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey said, India accounts for 27.4 lakh estimated new TB cases annually, which is … Continue reading Govt develops Strategic Plan to eradicate TB by 2025

Dr Harsh Vardhan reviews status of AES cases in Bihar

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has reviewed the status of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases of Bihar with senior officers of his Ministry in New Delhi. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, the central and state teams have finalized the site and design of 100 bedded pediatric intensive care unit at … Continue reading Dr Harsh Vardhan reviews status of AES cases in Bihar

Yoga goes beyond colour, caste, creed; is for everyone: PM Modi

5th International Yoga Day being celebrated today AMN / WEB DESK On International Yoga Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that ‘Yoga goes beyond colour, caste, creed and is for everyone’ PM, who has been instrumental in advocating the practice in India and across the world, said yoga should be an integral part of … Continue reading Yoga goes beyond colour, caste, creed; is for everyone: PM Modi

New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB

TB affects over a million children every year Shobha Shukla / CNS More and more children around the world are now benefiting from fixed dose combination (FDC) of child-friendly medicines to treat drug-sensitive TB, thanks to the untiring efforts of TB Alliance (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development) and its partners including World Health Organization … Continue reading New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB

SPORTS

Golf: Rookie Lal grabs the first-round lead, Gulfam shines with two eagles

  Harpal Singh Bedi /Faridabad Teenage rookie Amrit Lal of Chandigarh shot a six-under-66 t ...

Sai Praneeth storms into second round of Japan Open

In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open, beating Kento Nishimo ...

TT: India makes clean sweep of all seven gold medals at stake

Cuttack Indian paddlers clinched all the seven medals at the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championshi ...

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MARQUEE

Bill for Transgender Persons introduced in Lok Sabha

Staff Reporter / New Delhi The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019, was introduced in Lok ...

UP Mangoes to hit fruits market in Italy

First Shipment of North Indian Mangoes from Lucknow to Italy dispatched Our Special correspondent / L ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Indian entries bag six awards at SAARC Film Festival

WEB DESK SAARC-film-festival Indian entries bagged six awards including the Best Feature Film for the movie ...

Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim quits Film World, citing religion

Zaira Wasim WEB DESK National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim who played an important role in film D ...

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ART & CULTURE

International Urdu Day Awards announced

  Staff Reporter / NEW DELHI The annual International Urdu Day Awards have been announced. ...

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...