Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

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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Five of the North Eastern States become COVID-19 free

On April 27, 2020, five of the eight north east states namely Manipur, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh have become COVID-19 free. The other three states namely Meghalaya, Assam and Mizoram have not reported new cases. This was announced by the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. Highlights The announcement was made during the union ..

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Government launches UMMID initiative and NIDAN in health sector

Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan has launched two initiatives to tackle the menace of genetic diseases in newborns. These are: The Unique Methods of Management and treatment of Inherited Disorders (UMMID) initiative National Inherited Diseases Administration (NIDAN) Both of these initiates of Health Ministry are supported by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), ..

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