Health care Current Affairs, GK & News

Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) Scheme

The Supreme Court has directed the High Courts of the country to provide an estimate of manpower required to create Vulnerable Witness Deposition Centre (VWDC) scheme in their states within three months. It has introduced new definitions to the vulnerable victims. Who are vulnerable victims? The Supreme Court has included the sexually assaulted victims in ..

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New Zealand set to consolidate healthcare into National service

On April 21, 2021 the New Zealand government announced that it is to consolidate the fragmented health system in the country into a national service. The consolidated system is to look more like the ones implemented in Britain. Key Highlights Currently the New Zealand Health System is divided into 20 District Health Boards. Each District ..

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Insurance Scheme for Health Workers under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana

The Government of India is to extend the insurance scheme for health workers under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana for another one year. Key Highlights The current COVID Warrior Insurance Scheme that was launched by Government of India in 2020 was to end by March 24, 2021. Thus, the GoI is extending the scheme. ..

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Amma Mini Clinics

The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edapadi K Palaniswami recently inaugurated 2000 Amma Mini covid-19 clinic in Tamil Nadu. The state of Tamil Nadu is the fourth most affected in the country with more than 8 lakh people infected with covid-19. key features The clinic has been named after late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu ..

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November 17: National Epilepsy Day

Every year, the National Epilepsy Day is celebrated on November 17. The day is celebrated to create awareness about epilepsy. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder. It results in recurrent fits or seizures. The seizures occur due to sudden and excessive discharges occurring in brain cells or neurons. The disease can be ..

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