Healthcare Current Affairs - 2020

State of Young Child in India Report released by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

On September 4, 2020, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu released the “State of Young Child in India” report. The report was prepared by the Mobile Creches, a policy advocacy organization. The report measured Health and Nutrition in the country. Key Findings of the report There are 159 million children aged below 6 years in India. Of Read More…

GoI: Guidelines for Quarantine issued

On April 5, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines for quarantine. According to the guidelines, the quarantine is separation and restriction of movement. It shall be applied to an individual or a group of persons. Key Highlights of Quarantine The Quarantine shall be preferably placed in the outskirts. The Quarantine facilities Read More…

First World Patient Safety Day observed by WHO on September 17

The first World Patient Safety Day was observed by World Health Organisation (WHO) on September 17. This day launched by WHO as global campaign ‘Medication without Harm’. It aims to create awareness around patient safety and urge people to show commitment to making healthcare safer. The theme for World Patient Safety Day 2019 is ‘Patient Read More…

India to contribute $22 mn to GFTAM for 2020-22

India has announced contribution of $22 million to Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFTAM) for 6th Replenishment Cycle (for year 2020-22). This is an increase of 10% over the amount contributed by India in 5th cycle. Key Highlights India stands firm to its long-standing partnership with Global Fund and its commitment to eliminate Read More…

IIT Guwahati Researchers develop portable device to detect bacteria without lab tests

A team of researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) has developed portable diagnostic device to detect bacteria without cell culture or microbiological assays. Researchers team work has been patented as well as published in July 2019 issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry of Royal Society of Chemistry. Key Highlights Function: This hand-held device Read More…