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CDC introduces “Clara” to aid people find potential COVID-19 symptoms

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced an Artificial Intelligence (AI) bot, called ‘Clara’ to assist people in finding the potential symptoms of COVID-19. The CDC has collaborated with CDC Foundation and Healthcare Bot service of Microsoft Azure to develop the self-checking bot Clara. It is currently available only in the ..

Delhi Government presents its budget

The Delhi Government has recently presented its budget in the Assembly. The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia presented the first budget of the AAP government’s second term. The government of Delhi announced the ‘Mukhya Mantri Health Card’ scheme for the people of Delhi. Under this scheme, health ID cards will be prepared and ..

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.

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 ..

Tamil Nadu government launches Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Programme

The State government of Tamil Nadu launched the $410 million Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Programme (TNHSRP). The programme aims at upgrading the quality of healthcare and filling gaps in reproductive and child health services. The total project cost of the TNHSRP programme is $410 million (₹2,857 crore), out of which ₹2,000 crore is to ..

Dr.Pratap Chauhan conferred with the ‘Ayurveda Ratan’ award

The All-Party Parliament Group on Traditional Medicines recently organized a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting aimed at legalising Ayurveda in Europe and integrating it with their other healthcare systems. During the meeting, Indian Ayurveda doctor, Dr.Pratap Chauhan was conferred with the ‘Ayurveda Ratan’ award. Several representatives and delegated attended the ..

Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS)

The ECHS is a government-funded scheme which aims to provide high quality and improved facilities for healthcare to the various Ex-Servicemen Pensioners and their associated dependents via a network of ECHS Polyclinics, Service medical facilities, and Empanneled Civil & Govt hospitals all over the country. What is the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS)? The ECHS ..

Medical Aid for Heart Patients in India

India has several million patients who suffer from many ailments of the heart. The complicated living, changing climate and increasing stress in the people, means that these diseases will only keep on increasing. The disease causes a drag on the economy due to the loss of productive time and manpower. The Indian Government has recognized ..