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Awareness program ‘Poshan Pakhwara’ held in Goa

An awareness programme called ‘Poshan Pakhwara or Nutritional Fortnight’ is being held in the UT of Goa from March 8 to 22. The programme is aimed at creating awareness about nutrition among the general public. Several activities are being organised with special focus on the health of women, children and people who are suffering from ..

Indigenous glucometer developed with financial assistance from ICMR

SuChek is a completely indigenous and affordable glucometer which is suitable for varied climatic conditions. It is validated as per International standards and has been developed with financial assistance from Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). An application called ‘mDiabetes’ has been launched for generating awareness about the non-communicable disease, promoting adherence to treatment and instructing ..

UP to depute ‘Arogya Mitra’ at PHCs to inform people about health-related schemes

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath recently announced that one ‘Arogya Mitra’ each is to be deputed at all Primary health centres in the state to inform people about health-related schemes of the government. The Chief Minister also announced ‘Kaushal Satrang’ programme of the Department of Vocational Education and Skill Development and Department ..

World Kidney Day observed

The World Kidney Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of the month of March every year, across the world. This year’s theme is ‘Kidney health for everyone everywhere – from prevention to detection and equitable access to care’. Two international bodies namely the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney ..

Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu launches ‘Student Health Card’

The Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir Girish Chandra Murmu recently launched the ‘Student Health Card’ in Jammu. This scheme is a part of the government’s comprehensive school health education plan which ensures better healthcare for school children. Under this scheme, all government schools will maintain health records of enrolled students including immunisation record and developmental delays.

World Bank to provide USD 12 billion to fund the tackling of coronavirus outbreak

The World Bank has recently announced a USD 12 billion fast-track aid package that will provide funds to help countries for tackling the coronavirus outbreak. As per the notification of the World Bank President David Malpass, the funds are targeted to the poorest nations of the world and it can be used for medical equipment, ..

National Safety Day observed on 4th March

The National Safety Day is observed on March 4 every year in India and the following week as National Safety Week. The National Safety campaign is organised by the National Safety Council to commemorate its foundation day. This is the 49th year of the Safety Campaign observed in the country. The theme of this year’s ..

Janaushadhi Week celebrated from March 1 to 7

Janaushadhi Week is being celebrated across the country from March 1 to March 7 2020 and Jan Aushadi Diwas on March 7. During this week, several activities like health check-up Camp, free doctor consultation, free medicine distribution were organised at various Janaushadhi Kendras. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana is an initiative by Department of Pharmaceuticals, ..