Health Sector Current Affairs - 2020

Cure for Corona Virus: AYUSH recommends Unani Medicines

The World Health Organization recently increased the spreading risk of Corona Virus from medium to high. With the virus spreading to different parts of the world like Japan, US, UK, Sri Lanka, Germany, India has found its cure! Highlights A Siddha Doctor from Tamil Nadu has claimed to have formulated a herbal medicine to cure Read More…

October 20: World Osteoporosis Day

The World Osteoporosis Day is observed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation annually. The purpose is to create awareness for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of osteoporosis. It was launched in 1996. Only in 1998 and 1999, the WHO acted as a co-sponsor of the campaign. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass. It leads Read More…

CCEA approves 75 new Government Medical Colleges by 2021-22

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved establishment of 75 additional Government Medical Colleges by 2021-22. These colleges will be attached with existing district/referral hospitals under Phase-III of the ongoing Centrally Sponsored scheme. These wew medical colleges will be set up in under-served areas having no medical college Read More…

India’s Current Maternal Mortality Ratio is 130: Key Facts

The registrar general of India has released new data showing significant decline in maternal mortality ratio of the country. The relevant facts and data are as follows: Maternal Mortality and MMR According to WHO, Maternal Mortality is death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration Read More…

15th Finance Commission constitutes high level group for balanced expansion of health sector

The Fifteenth Finance Commission has constituted high level group to explore and give recommendations for a balanced expansion of the health sector. It will be headed by Dr. RandeepGuleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi and shall consist of eminent experts in health sector from across the country. Functions of High Level Group It will evaluate existing Read More…