Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs - 2020

White Paper launched for Recommendations on Immediate Technology and Policy Impetus to Make India ATMANIRBHAR

At a virtual event, White Papers prepared by the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) was launched by Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare) on 10th July 2020. Focus of the launched White Paper As the global supply chain is mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, this also has Read More…

Dexamethasone added in Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19 Patients by Health Ministry

On 27th June 2020, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released an updated Clinical Management Protocol under Dexamethasone was advised as an alternative to Methylprednisolone. Further, the Ministry has also stated that the Dexamethasone drug to be only used for COVID-19 positive patients who require oxygen support or those with an excessive Read More…

November 12: World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is being marked every year since 2009. The day was hosted by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia for the first time in 2009. The coalition includes several organizations across the world like CARE, Save the Children, PATH, UNICEF, WHO, etc. Theme for 2019: “Healthy Lungs for all” Highlights This year global Read More…

Unani Medical Centre to be inaugurated at Safdarjung Hospital, New  Delhi

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik will be inaugurating Unani Medical Centre at New OPD Building in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi on 13 September 2019. Key Highlights The Unani Medical Centre is started by Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine (CCRUM) under Union Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Read More…

MoU signed for enhanced outreach on HIV/AIDS Prevention

Department of Social Justice (DSJE), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for enhanced outreach On HIV/AIDS Prevention. Key Highlights of MoU Inclusion of target groups of NACO and National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) in the Read More…