Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs - 2020

Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers fighting COVID-19 extended

The Government of India recently extended Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme to provide an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs to COVID-19 health care providers. The scheme was announced in March 2020 for a period of 90 days. It has now been extended for another 180 days. Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana was Read More…

IIT Kharagpur: AI Based Social-Distancing Monitor

The Researchers of IIT Kharagpur have developed an Artificial Intelligence based cyber-physical system to monitor social distancing in public places. Highlights The device developed by the researchers will play a proximity alert whenever there is a violation of social distancing norms. The device captures field view and computes distances according to the criteria set by Read More…

Task Force to be set up to prevent Human and Animal transmission of COVID-19

The Indian Government is taking precautionary steps after it was learnt that COVID-19 infects animals as well. Recently a Malayan tiger in the zoo of New York was reported to have infected with COVID-19. Highlights India is taking precautionary step to prevent Animal and Human transmission of the virus in the country. The Central Government Read More…

Insurance Scheme for Health Care Workers fighting COVID-19

On March 29, 2020, the Government of India approved insurance scheme for health workers that are fighting against Corona Virus. The Scheme was announced under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package that was announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman on March 26, 2020. Key Features of the Scheme Under the scheme, the health workers are Read More…

Union Cabinet approves AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres

On March 21, 2020, the Union Cabinet approved Ayush Health and Wellness Centre under Ayushman Bharat Mission Highlights Under the approval, an expenditure of Rs 3,395 crores have been allocated. The centres are to be constructed within a time span of five years. On the whole, GoI has planned to operationalise 12,500 centres. Benefits The Read More…