Health Ministry Current Affairs - 2019

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Health Ministry Urged to Frame Law to Ban Manufacture, Sale of e-cigarettes

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has urged the Health Ministry to frame law banning manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in the country as in the absence of the domestic legislation, it would not be possible to put a blanket ban on its imports. The Ministry of Commerce and Industries has stated that without banning Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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Health Ministry launches health information platform to monitor public health surveillance

Union Ministry Health and Family Welfare has soft-launched Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) segment of Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) in seven states. The first one-of-its-kind initiative lannched by the Central Government to monitor public health surveillance. Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) It is real time, village wise, case based electronic health information system with Read More…

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Health Ministry partners with Dell and Tata Trusts to provide technology solution for healthcare program

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has recently exchanged MoUs with Tata Trusts and Dell to provide technological platform for nationwide prevention, control, screening and management program of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). NCD IT solution platform NCD IT solution covers program-level data for screening, diagnosis, treatment, referral and follow-up activities of NCDs with Read More…

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Health Ministry launches sputum sample transportation through Department of Post

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched pilot project for transport of sputum specimen for Tuberculosis (TB) Diagnosis by utilising services of Department of Post in Karawal Nagar, New Delhi. The learning from this pilot project experience will be useful for adaptation of specimen transport mechanism through Postal Department across the country. Need Read More…

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Health Ministry prohibits manufacture, sale and distribution of Fixed Dose Combinations

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has prohibited manufacture, sale, distribution of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) for human use with immediate effect. It has also restricted manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions. This ban was imposed by Health Ministry by exercising powers conferred to it section 26A of Read More…

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Health Ministry releases draft charter of Patients’ Rights

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released draft Charter of Patients’ Rights prepared by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Ministry plans to implement the Charter of Patients’ Rights through State governments for provision of proper health care by clinical establishments. This charter is expected to act as guidance document for Union Government and Read More…

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Health Ministry notifies new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs. In this regard, it has made amendments in Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008. The amended rules will be applicable w.e.f. 1st September 2018. Background Union Health Ministry maintains pictorial health Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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