Rhythma Kaul works as an assistant editor at Hindustan Times. She covers health and related topics, including ministry of health and family welfare, government of India.
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The Nipah vaccine, especially, may come in handy given recurring outbreaks of the illness caused by the virus in Kerala
Launched by President Droupadi Murmu on September 13, Ayushman Bhav is a nationwide initiative to provide full health coverage, reaching every village.
The monoclonal antibody, an experimental therapeutic, was imported for the treatment of infected patients on compassionate grounds during the 2018 Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode
Nipah virus (NiV) is a highly pathogenic virus that causes fatal encephalitis—swelling of the brain— and acute respiratory distress in humans.
The G20 Joint Finance-Health Task Force (JFHTF) is already looking at optimising pandemic response financing mechanisms
According to the UN health body, the genuine manufacturer of DEFITELIO has confirmed that the product referenced in the alert is falsified.
India's U-WIN portal, similar to the Covid-19 vaccine management system Co-WIN, is set to be launched in October. It will document all vaccination and immunisation programmes in the country, including registration, follow-ups, and vaccination certificates. The platform will also be used to register and vaccinate pregnant women and record vaccination details of children.
The National Medical Commission on Wednesday put on hold guidelines issued earlier this month, directing, among several steps, that they prescribe only generic drugs to patients, a suggestion that triggered massive protests.
The three-day meeting culminated with an outline of areas where the countries will together – including on access to safe, effective, and affordable vaccines.
India plans to digitize its Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) with the introduction of the U-WIN platform, which will issue digital vaccination certificates. All 13 vaccinations administered under India's UIP will be documented digitally on U-WIN. The platform will serve as a single point for registration, record-keeping, follow-ups, and issuing certificates. The move follows the success of India's Co-WIN platform, which was used for managing Covid-19 vaccinations and was offered to other countries. U-WIN has already been introduced on a pilot basis in a few districts.
Such patients should be referred for further treatment elsewhere, the NMC said in its professional conduct regulations
Lymphatic Filariasis is a serious public health problem in the country and, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), is among the leading causes of long-term disability worldwide
In six states and Union territories, ineligible households were found registered as PMJAY beneficiaries.
Recent findings indicate 7.3 billion people globally are directly exposed to unsafe average annual PM2.5 levels, with 80 % iving in low- and middle-income countries
Data of close to 200 patients will be analysed during the course of the study.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the government has begun its crack down on substandard nutraceuticals and health supplements sold in market
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2023, that seeks to promote ease of business by decriminalising minor offences.
The study underlines AI-supported mammography analysis is as good as two breast radiologists working together to detect breast cancer
The FSSAI has been conducting surprise inspections across the country in recent times to rein in the problem of food adulteration
India has surpassed pre-Covid record of childhood immunization coverage, according to the data released by WHO and UNICEF on Tuesday
The number of people on antiretroviral treatment worldwide rose almost fourfold, from 7.7 million in 2010 to 29.8 million in 2022. HIV treatment averted almost 21 million AIDS-related deaths between 1996 and 2022
The adherence by pharma firms in the micro, small and medium enterprises sector to Schedule M will be implemented in a phased manner
India has a much higher burden of non-communicable diseases than many other countries, with 101 million people in the country having diabetes, and 136 million people being prediabetic
Joint teams of central and state regulators have been conducting surprise inspections of pharmaceutical manufacturing units across the country
Centre has directed the meteorology department to issue daily weather forecasts in a manner that can be easily interpreted and disseminated
A fixed dose combination (FDC) is the combination of two or more drugs in certain fixed doses
Sensitive personal information was freely accessible for an unknown duration.
“The VLA1553 vaccine candidate for chikungunya disease was generally well tolerated and produced an immune response in 99% (263/266) of participants,” said the research paper
Union health ministry denied a breach had taken place, but screenshots showed sensitive information was accessed.