Category: Health Current Affairs

West Bengal Becomes First State to Opt Out of ‘Modicare’

West Bengal has become first state of India to withdraw from center government’s National Health Protection scheme “Modicare”. The Modicare scheme was unrelieved in Union Budget by finance minister Arun Jaitley. While announcing about the decision to opt out the scheme, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee told that they already has this kind of […]

Yogi Government Launches DASTAK Campaign to Eradicate Japanese Encephalitis

Uttar Pradesh State government led by Yogi Adityanath has launched door to door “DASTAK” campaign to fight Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanise Encephalitis (JE). The aim is to fully eradicate these diseases from Uttar Pradesh. DASTAK campaign is launched in association with UNICEF. It is a part of comprehensive Social and Behaviour Change. DASTAK […]

Government of Punjab bans sale of Endosulfan and other 19 insecticides

After observing bad health effects, government of Punjab banes sale of Endosulfan along with other 19 insecticides from February, 2018. The ban was imposed by Punjab govt on the recommendations of Registration Committee, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Punjab State Farmers’ Commission (PSFC). As per the ban order, CM ordered the concerned officials to apply […]

Kerala Government permits prisoners to donate organs

In a decision taken, Kerala Government gave permission to prisoners to donate their organs to their close relatives. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. However there are some conditions set under only which prisoners can donate the organs which are: Along with taking nod from medical board for […]

Government Introduces Free treatment for Hepatitis C – Scheme to be launched this year

Health ministry of India has decided to launch a scheme under which in India will be provided to affected persons. The free Hepatitis C treatment scheme will be launched this year. A budget of Rs. 600 Crore has been approved for the next three years for National Programme for Control of Viral Hepatitis. As per the […]

Himachal Pradesh: Cabinet approved establishment of AIIMS in Bilaspur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led cabinet approved establishment of AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. New AIIMS hospital at Bilaspur will be build under the center’s Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana. This is the second branch of India’s premier medical institute. The construction and set up of hospital will be […]

India, Morocco Signed MoU for Healthcare Cooperation

India and Morocco have signed an MoU for better and enhanced cooperation in the field of healthcare. The healthcare cooperation memorandum of Understanding was signed by Union Health minister JP Nadda and Dr. Abdelkader Amara, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Morocco in the presence of senior level delegation of Morocco and senior officers from the […]

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