Free drug policy for National Health Mission

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, has asked for thorough streamlining of systems in the distribution of free generic drugs to government health institutions at all levels throughout the country. The Free Drug Programme’s formal launch would be preceded by working out all logistical details with respect to procurement and distribution … Read more

Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for health sector

The appreciable developments in the healthcare sector are attributable to the strengthening of the health infrastructure in the country, and a focused approach by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Government has increased budget outlay by 335% to Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for healthcare to achieve universal and inclusive healthcare … Read more

New Health Initiatives for the State of Assam

Union Health Minister of Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad launched several new health initiatives worth Rs.500 crores under NRHM for the strengthening of healthcare services in Assam at Guwahati last week. The new initiatives are – – Free Generic Drug Service, – Rashtriya Bal Swasthya karyakram (RBSK), – National Iron Plus Initiative, … Read more

Nutrition is pre-requisite of Beauty

Nutrition is the pre-requisite of beauty. There is peaceful co-existence of Allopathy with Ayurveda, Yoga, Siddha and Sowa-Rigpa in our country, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad said this, addressing the 12th Convocation of the VLCC Institute of Beauty and Nutrition. Shri Azad said we have pluralistic healthcare delivery system … Read more

Action taken by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for relief operations in Uttarakhand – An update 30.6.13

A three member high level team from the Ministry is stationed in Dehradun to assess the public health situation and coordinate with the State Health Authorities to provide whatever assistance is needed. It consists of the Director, Emergency Medical Response; Director, National Centre for Disease Control and Joint Director, National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme … Read more

Rs 553 crores for mainstreaming of AYUSH under NRHM

A total of Rs 553 crores was given to the States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13. This resulted in the establishment of new AYUSH facilities in 803 Primary Health Centres, 113 Community Health Centres, 24 District Hospitals and up-gradation of 379 exclusive AYUSH hospitals and 415 Dispensaries … Read more

AYUSH would grow in a big way in 2013 – 2014

The 12th Five Year Plan seeks to expand the reach of healthcare and work towards long term objective of establishing a system of Universal Health Coverage in the country. During the 12th Plan period, AYUSH system would be increasingly main-streamed using their areas of strengths in preventive and promotive healthcare, diseases and health conditions relating … Read more

No wild polio virus case for more than 2 years in India now

There has been no wild polio virus case for more than 2 years. This is the longest wild polio virus free period in the history of India and a feat globally acknowledged.  Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare said this in New Delhi last week. Addressing the 5thFoundation Day of … Read more

NRHM changing health scenario of India

The daylong dissemination workshop of the 6th Common Review Mission of National Rural Health Mission was held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Addressing the workshop, Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare said since the launch of National Rural Health Mission more than 7 years ago, far reaching changes have taken … Read more

Health in India – Review 2012

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements several national level programmes /schemes to control Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. The National Rural Health Mission is the flagship programme of the Ministry. It focuses on the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems in the country. Department of Health & Family Welfare Since the launch of the … Read more

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!