Union Health Minister Current Affairs - 2019

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Centre to raise Health Services Expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan while addressing a query during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha announced that Government has set a target to raise health services expenditure to 2.5% of country’s GDP (Gross domestic product) by 2025. He also highlighted that public expenditure on health services has increased continuously over the years and continues Read More…

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Lancet Study on TB

Medical Journal Lancet had undertaken a study on Tuberculosis (TB) in three high-burden countries, including India. The findings of the burden of TB in India are: India’s goal to end the epidemic by 2025 was too “ambitious” and “unrealistic”, Hence unattainable. 57% reduction in incidence and 72% reduction in mortality will been seen only by Read More…

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India hosts Global Digital Health Partnership Summit

The 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit being held at New Delhi was inaugurated by the Union Health Minister J P Nadda in the presence of Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology. The summit provides an opportunity to support governments and health system reformers in improving Read More…

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India and Sweden to Increase Cooperation on Anti-Microbial Resistance R and D

The Swedish Health Minister Lena Hallengren after the meeting with Union Health Minister J P Nadda announced that  Anti-microbial resistance (AMR) is really dangerous and India and Sweden intend to boost cooperation to tackle it. Cooperation to tackle Anti-Microbial Resistance India and Sweden have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the field of various issues, including AMR, communicable diseases Read More…

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National Health Agency to be restructured as National Health Authority

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi has approved the restructuring of existing National Health Agency as National Health Authority. The existing society, “National Health Agency” has been dissolved and it is now restructured as an Authority to effectively the implement Pradhan Mantri – Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY). The National Health Authority would be Read More…

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