Misleading ads for traditional medicine

Daily News GS II Health

Why in news? The Ministry of AYUSH has tasked the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) to proactively identify potentially misleading advertisements of traditional systems of medicine in d…

January 22, 2017 0 111

India’s Public Health

Editorial GS II Health

What is CDC’s role in India’s health sector? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works with more than 60 countries worldwide. Our collaborations have grown over the…

January 21, 2017 0 122

Three new additions to the vaccination basket

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Why in news? The basket of vaccines in India’s Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) was static for many years — until the entry of the Pentavalent vaccine [Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertus…

January 16, 2017 0 261

Missed targets in Pharma Sector

Editorial GS II Health

What is NPPA’s mandate? At present, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) monitors drugs that are part of National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and identifies players tha…

January 15, 2017 0 188

AYUSH – Year End Review

Articles GS II Health

The Ministry of AYUSH, only two years old Ministry,  organised a series of programmes in the direction of providing affordable, reliable, easily accessible medical facilities to the masses and to…

January 04, 2017 0 429

Initiatives and Achievements of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: A Year End Review

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The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan: It  is aimed at reducing maternal and infant mortality rates through safe pregnancies and safe deliveries. It provides special free antenatal ca…

December 27, 2016 0 289

Ban on Liquor Vends on Highways

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Why in news? The Supreme Court on Thursday banned States and Union Territories from granting licences for the sale of liquor along National and State highways across the country. What was the order?…

December 16, 2016 0 109