Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

Drugs and Cosmetics Act: New Regulatory Regime for eight medical items

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently notified eight items to be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act. According to the ministry, this had come into effect on April 1, 2021 under the Medical Devices Rules, 2017 that was enacted in 2017. What are the new eight medical items? The new eight medical ..

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Pressure Swing Adsorption Plants to increase oxygen

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently sanctioned 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption Plants to increase oxygen capacity in the country. Key Highlights The new plants will reduce the burden on the National grid for its supply of medical oxygen. Of these 162 Pressure Swing Adsorption plants, 33 have been installed. Of these five have ..

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Rural Health Statistics Report

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently released the Rural Health Statistics Report. According to the report, there is an overall shortage of specialist doctors at the Community Health Centres. Key findings of the report There is an overall shortfall of 76.1% specialist doctors at the Community Health Centres in rural areas. There are ..

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India begins Clinical Trials of AYUSH medicines

On May 7, 2020, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare began clinical trials of AYUSH medicines. The trials are to be conducted on voluntary health workers that are working on the frontline of COVID-19. Highlights The Clinical trials of AYUSH medicines such as Ashwagandha, Guduchi, Yashitimadhu are to be conducted on voluntary health ..

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Ruhdaar: Low Cost Mechanical Ventilator developed by IIT Bombay

Students from IIT Bombay, Islamic University of Science and Technology, NIT Srinagar have come together to invent a low-cost ventilator called “Ruhdaar”. About Ruhdaar The cost of production of one ventilator is Rs 10,000. The design was initiated by the first-year student of IIT Bombay from Kashmir. He began to design the ventilator after learning ..

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