Health Ministry Current Affairs, GK & News

Health Ministry Kayakalp Awards

The Kayakalp Awards are presented by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare annually to the health facilities with the highest standards of sanitation and hygiene. Recently, the Kayakalp awards for the year 2019-20 was presented. Key Highlights The Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) was awarded the second prize under ..

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Health Ministry launches ‘Corona Fighters’, awareness video game

An interactive first of its kind video game named ‘The Corona Fighters’ has been launched by the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. He also launched two promotional videos regarding proper COVID-19 guidelines. Highlights The Union Health Minister presented Polio Abhiyaan as an instance. He urged people to take inspiration from the incident of how ..

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Highlights: Ayushman Bharat scheme to be expanded to non-poor people

The Union Government is planning to extend the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’ to cover the non-poor population in the country. The government is also mulling the possibility of bringing all the existing health insurance schemes under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. About Ayushman Bharat Scheme This scheme was launched by the ..

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eSanjeevani medicine platform provides over 1.5 lakh online consultations

The initiative by the Union Health Ministry, eSanjeevani OPD, has registered 1.58 lakh online consultations within nine months of its inception. This telemedicine facility has been very much useful for the country and that is proved from the data released by the Ministry in this regard. Detailed Data of eSanjeevani Platform Since November 2019, this ..

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Remdesivir now a part of COVID-19 therapy in new health protocol

The Union Health Ministry has recently included Remdesivir as a part of investigational therapy and updated Clinical Management Protocol of COVID-19 patients. The ministry has also added loss of taste and loss of smell as two key symptoms of COVID-19 infection. The Ministry recently issued “Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19”. The above therapies and protocols ..

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