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DCGI approves Favipiravir for treating COVID-19

The drugs controller general of India (DGCI) granted approval to Glenmark Pharmaceuticals to manufacture and market oral antiviral drug Favipiravir to treat mild and moderate COVID-19 cases in India. The drug will be marketed under the brand name ‘FabiFlu’. It is known to prevent the virus from replication. In Japan, the drug is sold under ..

World Sickle Cell Day observed on June 19

World Sickle Cell Day is observed on 19th June each year to create awareness about sickle cell at a national and international level. In 2008, the disease was recognised by the UNGA as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases”. It is a genetic blood disorder where the blood cells ..

Autistic Pride Day observed on June 18

Autistic Pride Day is observed on 18th June to create awareness about autism among people. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the individual’s ability to interact and communicate. This day is represented by a rainbow infinity symbol, which represents the infinite possibilities that autistic people have. According to the data of the World Health ..

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.