Essential medicines: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Jan Aushadhi Sugam App launched: Essential Medicines home delivered by “Swasth Ke Sipahi”

Published: April 7, 2020

The Pharmacists of the Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra established under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJAP) are delivering essential medicines at the doorsteps of elderly and other patients. Highlights The PMBJAP that was launched with the intention of providing affordable medicines to the citizens of the country is now helping GoI to maintain social ..

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Centre to States: Maintain the supply of Medical Oxygen

Published: April 7, 2020

The Central Government has asked the states to maintain the supply of medical oxygen smooth and hassle-free. Medical Oxygen included in national list of essential medicines and also in the WHO list of essential medicines. What is medical Oxygen? Medical Oxygen is pure oxygen. It contains 99.5% of pure oxygen. Generally, the air we breathe ..

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What is Lifeline UDAN?

Published: April 6, 2020

The Lifeline UDAN was launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation to help India fight against COVID-19. Under this initiative, flights were operated in transporting essential equipment and medicines all over the country. Highlights The Lifeline UDAN initiative was a huge success as in just 5 days of its launch, more than 15.4 tonnes of ..

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ADB to provide $200 million to companies manufacturing and distributing medicines to tackle COVID-19

Published: March 13, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it will provide USD 200 million to companies which manufacture and distribute medicines and other things required to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The financial assistance will be made available through ADB’s Supply Chain Finance Program and provided to selected companies. This support is to provide additional working ..

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WHO launches first biosimilar medicine to treat Breast Cancer

Published: December 19, 2019

On December 18, 2019, the World Health Organization launched its first biosimilar medicine to treat breast cancer. The WHO intends to make the expensive, life-saving treatment affordable for women all over the world. Highlights WHO launched a biosimilar medicine “Trastuzumab” in order to treat breast cancers. It is an antibody that shows high efficacy in ..

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