Health system Current Affairs, GK & News

NITI Aayog releases Report on Health System for India

On 18 Nov, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’. The report was released in the presence of Bill Gates. The report charts a clear roadmap for the complete transformation of India’s health system. The report focuses on breaking silos ..


World Patient Safety Day 2019

The first-ever World Patient Safety Day was observed on 17th September 2019 with the slogan “Speak Up for Patient Safety”.  The theme of the World Patient Safety Day is ‘Patient Safety: a global health priority’. World Patient Safety Day The World Patient Safety Day has been launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a global ..


WHO is organising 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit 2019

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), J P Nadda has inaugurated the 4th edition of Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in New Delhi on 25th February 2019. The global intergovernmental meeting on digital health is hosted by the MoHFW in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). ..



2018 International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD)

The International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD) is observed every year on December 12 to mobilize diverse stakeholders to call for stronger, more equitable health systems to achieve universal health coverage, leaving no one behind. It is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The day is also the anniversary of the first unanimous United ..


Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS)

To address the shortage of doctors in rural areas, the health ministry had come up last year with a new course called Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS). The idea was to offer a three-and-half-year course without specialization. It was supposed that the students would not have to sit for a medical entrance examination, ..