Health Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

Centre notifies new medical device rules

The Medical Devices (Amendment) Rules, 2022 were notified by the Union Cabinet recently. Key facts The new rules require online registration of all manufacturers of all class A medical devices. Class A medical devices are those having low-to-moderate risk to patient or user. These include surgical dressings and others. All class A and B manufactures ..

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World Bank Loan to support India’s Health Sector

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved two complementary loans of USD 500 million each, for supporting and enhancing India’s health sector. Key Facts The financing of USD 1 billion by World Bank will support the “Pradhan Mantri-Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM)” scheme of India. This scheme was launched in October 2021, for ..

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Ayushman Bharat Diwas: April 30

Every year, the Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated on April 30 in India. Why is Ayushman Bharat Diwas celebrated? The Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated to achieve twin missions. They are to promote health and wellness to the poor and also to provide insurance benefits to them. Ayushman Bharat Scheme The Scheme was launched by ..

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Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India

NITI Aayog has recently released a white paper titled Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India. It is part of its work to strengthen health systems in India. The paper calls for integration of the three tiers of healthcare system in India  viz. primary, secondary and tertiary into Ayushman Bharat. It also calls for enhanced ..

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Cure for Corona Virus: AYUSH recommends Unani Medicines

The World Health Organization recently increased the spreading risk of Corona Virus from medium to high. With the virus spreading to different parts of the world like Japan, US, UK, Sri Lanka, Germany, India has found its cure! Highlights A Siddha Doctor from Tamil Nadu has claimed to have formulated a herbal medicine to cure ..

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October 20: World Osteoporosis Day

The World Osteoporosis Day is observed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation annually. The purpose is to create awareness for the prevention, treatment and diagnosis of osteoporosis. It was launched in 1996. Only in 1998 and 1999, the WHO acted as a co-sponsor of the campaign. Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mass. It leads ..

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