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Govt aims to deliver 10 lakh Ayushman Bharat cards everyday

The Union Health Minister Mankush Mandaviya in “Arogya Manthan 2022” inauguration said so far nineteen crore beneficiaries have Ayushman Bharat cards.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday while highlighting that 3.95 crore admissions amounting to Rs 45,294 crore have been done so far under the scheme. (file)(PTI)
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Sunday while highlighting that 3.95 crore admissions amounting to Rs 45,294 crore have been done so far under the scheme. (file)(PTI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 07:45 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Karnataka to launch 15-day health campaign to mark PM Modi's birthday

Karnataka government is taking up a massive 15-day health campaign starting from Saturday, September 17, which happens to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday, till October 2, Gandhi Jayanthi.

Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar said the initiative is aimed at catering to and creating awareness among the people of Karnataka starting from kids to elderly citizens.
Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar said the initiative is aimed at catering to and creating awareness among the people of Karnataka starting from kids to elderly citizens.
Published on Sep 17, 2022 11:48 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Anti-cancer drugs among 34 added to essentials list

The Union health ministry released the NLEM 2022 list with 34 additions, including the cancer drugs Bendamustine Hydrochloride, HCI Trihydrate, Lenalidomide and Leuprolide Acetate, taking the number of medicines on the list to 384 across 27 categories.

Four major anti-cancer drugs have been added to the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) updated on Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
Four major anti-cancer drugs have been added to the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) updated on Tuesday. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 14, 2022 04:55 AM IST
By, New Delhi

26 drugs dropped from 'essentials' list, at least one over cancer-causing fears

NLEM 2022: Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya launched the new list of essential medicines and also announced a price cap on commonly used drugs.

The new list of essential medicines contains 34 drugs. (Shutterstock (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
The new list of essential medicines contains 34 drugs. (Shutterstock (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Published on Sep 13, 2022 03:17 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Corbevax approved as booster dose for adults vaccinated with Covaxin, Covishield

The latest move by the Centre is significant as this is for the first time that a booster dose that is different from the one used for primary vaccination against Covid-19 has been allowed in the country.

Hyderabad-based Biological E’s anti-Covid vaccine Corbevax. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Hyderabad-based Biological E’s anti-Covid vaccine Corbevax. (HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 07:48 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi
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