National Health Mission

Kids to get second dose at schools, PHCs

Move aimed at improving low vaccination coverage among the age group 12 to 17 years.

published on : 16th May 2022

Over 50 percent of Uttarakhand's children are anaemic: Survey

The situation is ironic since, in the last four years, the state is running eight schemes to deal with malnutrition among children and mothers.

published on : 18th April 2022

Expired vaccines, unutilised funds: CAG report exposes Jharkhand's health infrastructure

The CAG also said the district hospitals (DHs) procured medicines from local vendors without quality testing in the absence of centralised purchase of drugs by JMHIDPCL.

published on : 17th March 2022

Shortage of psychiatrists forces Centre to rope in ASHA workers for assistance

According to Dr N N Raju, president, Indian Psychiatric Society, apart from shortage, there is an unequal distribution of psychiatrists.

published on : 1st March 2022

Union Budget 2022: Health sector allocation sees 16 per cent hike

FM Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget speech also said that a National Tele Mental Health Programme will be launched to improve access to quality mental health counselling and care services.

published on : 1st February 2022

Karnataka just 0.1 per cent shy of full coverage of first dose of COVID vaccine

Officials from the state Health Department and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike expressed confidence that Karnataka will achieve the target very soon.

published on : 21st January 2022

Omicron Threat: Centre advises States to not let their guard down and maintain preparedness

On Testing and Surveillance, States were asked to keep a close and strict watch on the number of Delta and Omicron cases in all districts.

published on : 23rd December 2021

National Health Mission Fraud: Another accused arrested in Bhubaneswar

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested Abinash Kumar Pradhan, an accused in the embezzlement of Rs 5 crore National Health Mission (NHM) funds.

published on : 20th October 2021

Report hails Telangana Diagnostics for reducing out-of-pocket expenses

The Telangana government’s pet project of providing diagnostic services across the State has fetched it a good ranking in the recent Niti Aayog report.

published on : 1st October 2021

National Health Mission’s countrywide launch today

An ambitious programme to create a unique health ID, that will also work as a health account, for every Indian citizen is set to be launched on Monday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

published on : 27th September 2021

Tamil Nadu health department begins diarrhoea-control drive among children

The drive–Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight– implemented under the directive of National Health Mission, began on September 16 and would continue till September 30.

published on : 20th September 2021

Odisha government to hire more vehicles for emergency response

Additional Chief Secretary of Home department Sanjeev Chopra said the State emergency response centre is now fully functional with 124 call-takers and 551 vehicles to provide the services.

published on : 18th September 2021