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GoI to increase public health care expenditure from 1.15% to 2.5% by 2025

On September 27, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that Government of India is to increase the health care expenditure in the country by 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Currently, the government is spending 1.15% of GDP to fulfil health care needs. Highlights The increase is being done based on the recommendation ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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Ayushman Bharat: Migrant Workers to get insurance

The Government of India has extended its flagship programme, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) to the migrant workers. Earlier, GoI had announced that the Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries will receive free COVID-19 testing. Highlights The decision has been taken to help the migrant workers that have lost their jobs and livelihood due to lock ..

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