HEALTH

NPPA caps prices of drugs for diabetes, hypertension, pneumonia

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

A Polio free world by 2019 ?

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 ?

Govt permits transfer of blood between Blood Banks

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

No decision yet on online sale of medicines: Govt

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

World Mental Health Day observed

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 LG launches 66th State Level TB Seal Sale Campaign

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

Delhi Health Minister asks health authorities to ensure free vaccination of Swine Flu

AMN / Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has asked health authorities to ensure free and mandatory vaccination of health care providers and high-risk groups for prevention of H1N1 Influenza virus also known as Swine Flu. Mr Jain Thursday reviewed the preparedness about the H1N1 virus with the concerned stakeholders and issued directions in this regard. … Continue reading Delhi Health Minister asks health authorities to ensure free vaccination of Swine Flu

HC restrains Glenmark from doing anti-diabetes drugs business

Delhi High Court today restrained Indian firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals from manufacturing and selling its anti-diabetes drugs Zita and Zita-Met, saying it has infringed patent of the American drug major Merck Sharp and Dohme. The American firm had sought injunction against Glenmark alleging that the Indian pharma company had violated its IPR over its anti-diabetes medicines, … Continue reading HC restrains Glenmark from doing anti-diabetes drugs business

Health Minister launch 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush

AMN / Union Health Minister J P Nadda today launched the second phase of Mission Indradhanush to achieve full immunisation of children below two years. However, the week-long programme will be implemented from Wednesday in 352 districts of the country. The objective of the Mission is to fully immunise those children who are either unvaccinated … Continue reading Health Minister launch 2nd phase of Mission Indradhanush

12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides

The government has found residues of pesticides in vegetables, fruits, milk and other food items collected from various retail and wholesale outlets across the country. According to the report released by Agriculture Ministry, over 20 thousand samples had been collected and residues of pesticides were detected in 18.7 per cent of the samples, while residues … Continue reading 12.5% food items contain unapproved pesticides

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

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Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

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Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

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ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity in fight against COVID-19

The United Nations General Assembly has unanimously adopted a resolution on COVID-19, calling for intensified ...

COVID-19: Sri Lanka’s EC requests President to consult SC over holding General elections

WEB DESK Sri Lanka’s Elections Commission has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to consult the Supre ...