National Health Mission Current Affairs - 2020

Andhra Pradesh Government launches YSR Sampoorna Poshana Scheme

On September 7, 2020, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy launched YSR Sampoorna Poshana scheme and YSR Sampoorna Poshana Plus scheme. The schemes aim to provide nutritious food to lactating mothers and pregnant women. Highlights The scheme will bring down malnutrition in vulnerable section. Around 30.16 lakh children and mothers are to be Read More…

National Health Authority releases Draft Health Data Management Policy

On August 26, 2020, the National Health Authority released the Draft Health Data Management Policy under the National Digital Health Mission. Highlights The main objective of the policy is to provide adequate guidance and set framework to secure processing of personal and sensitive personal data of individuals. The National Digital Health Mission was announced by Read More…

National Digital Health Mission launched

On August 15, 2020, PM Modi launched the National Digital Health Mission during his address at the 74th Independence Day celebrations. Highlights Under the mission, every Indian is to get a Health ID card. The ID card will contain all relevant information about the person’s past medical condition, treatment and diagnosis. The mission is completely Read More…

eSanjeevani Medicine Platform: 1.5 lakh Online Consultations provided

The web based comprehensive Telemedicine solution eSanjeevani has so far provided 1.58 lakh online consultations according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Highlights The online platform was operationalised in more than 23 states. It covers more than 75% of population in the country. There are two types of teleconsultation under the platform. They Read More…

Low Cost Covid-19 Diagnostic Kits developed by IIT Guwahati

In association with the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) and RR Animal Healthcare Limited, at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, kits for diagnosing Covid-19 has been developed by using material that is available in the local market. 3 different types of diagnosis low-cost kits have been developed, they are Ribonucleic acid (RNA) Read More…