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CDSCO and State Drugs Control Administrations to conduct joint inspection of drug manufacturing units

The move comes a month after a detailed inspection at the drug manufacturing unit of Maiden Pharmaceuticals in Haryana found several violations of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). 

published on : 27th December 2022
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250 rabies deaths reported in 18 Indian states, Karnataka tops with 32 

The ministry said some deaths have occurred in persons who had been administered post-exposure prophylaxis in Kerala and were sent for repeat quality testing at Central Drugs Laboratory, Kasauli.

published on : 9th December 2022
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Twenty-four lakh HIV-positive people in India, most in Maharashtra, Andhra and Karnataka 

Last year AIDS-related deaths were estimated at around  42,000, a 75.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2021.

published on : 1st December 2022
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Global Hunger Index exaggerates measure of hunger, has problems, say Health Ministry sources

It does not really measure hunger, they said while asserting that the report "deliberately ignores the tremendous efforts made by the government to ensure food security for the population.

published on : 18th October 2022
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Rabies deaths in Kerala not due to ineffective vaccines, claims Central team

The report stated that the majority of deaths were preventable and could be attributed due to low awareness in the general community about do's and don'ts in the event of animal bites.

published on : 18th October 2022
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Health ministry deputes high-level team to UP for dengue management in Firozabad, Agra, Etawah

The team is headed by Dr V K Chaudhary, senior Regional Director, Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare, Lucknow.

published on : 14th October 2022
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No shortage of pneumococcal vaccine: Union Health Ministry

The ministry’s response was to a media report claiming that there is a shortage of PCV.

published on : 9th October 2022
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NEET-PG counselling deferred, likely to be held in third week of September

Though the ministry has not announced the revised schedule, official sources said the counselling is likely to begin in the third week of September.

published on : 29th August 2022
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Active Covid cases in country decline to 90,707

The active cases comprise 0.20 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.61 per cent, the ministry said.

published on : 26th August 2022
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Centre issues guidelines on Tomato Flu, says not related to SARS-CoV-2, monkeypox, dengue or chikungunya

The Union Health Ministry in its advisory said that to date, apart from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Odisha, no other regions in India have reported the disease. 

published on : 23rd August 2022
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Check out the Health Ministry's guidelines for battling Monkeypox outbreak

Monkeypox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting from 2 to 4 weeks. Severe cases occur more commonly among children.

published on : 3rd August 2022
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Centre forms task force to monitor monkeypox situation in India closely

The announcement from the Union Health Ministry came following samples of a 22-year-old man who died in Kerala last week and came out positive for monkeypox on Monday.

published on : 1st August 2022
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Tamil Nadu to soon send clarifications sought by Centre over anti-NEET Bill

Union Health Ministry said that NEET is a merit-based exam and it ensures historical reformation like quality education, transparency, national qualification and entrance exam.

published on : 21st July 2022
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Population Bill not on plate, Modi government reiterates in Parliament  

The government’s efforts in controlling the population growth through awareness campaigns were successful, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharti Pravin Pawar said.

published on : 20th July 2022
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14 states reporting spike in Covid-19 cases asked to be on alert by Centre

In a virtual review meeting, the low level of Covid-19 testing was highlighted as also the drop in RTPCR share. 

published on : 28th June 2022
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After 111 days, single-day Covid count in India crosses 12,000 mark

According to the ministry, cumulatively 195.67 doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.

published on : 16th June 2022
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Centre asks states to promote blood donation as country needs voluntary, unpaid blood donors

The Centre has asked the states to set up blood group testing facilities at primary health centres, community health centres and district hospitals on World Blood Donor Day.

published on : 5th June 2022
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Infrastructure, manpower shortage ails services at Health and Wellness Centres: Report

The only state, which faced no healthcare workers shortage, was Mizoram.

published on : 20th May 2022
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Nation's health centres functioning hampered by lack of infrastructure

Overall, there has been an improvement in inequity in access, despite existing constraints such as infrastructure availability and status of peripheral health facilities.

published on : 20th May 2022
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Don’t fall for fake news, NEET-PG on schedule

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday clarified that the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) will be held on May 21 as per the schedule.

published on : 8th May 2022
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