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National Nutrition Mission

The POSHAN Abhiyaan (also referred to as the National Nutrition Mission) is a flagship program of the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD), Government of India. The scheme ensures a convergence with various programmes for welfare i.e., Anganwadi Services, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), Scheme for Adolescent Girls (SAG) of MWCD Janani Suraksha ..

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Government Price controls on Medical devices

The Government of India plans to cap the prices of medical devices and further regulate the medical industry. It is now working on a proposal to formulate a comprehensive pricing policy for over 6,000 medical devices such as pacemakers, hearing aids, glucometers, and blood pressure instruments in the country. What is happening currently? The medical ..

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International Conference on Population and Development

A national workshop on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was organized on the occasion of the World Population Day in New Delhi. The theme of the workshop was ‘International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)@ 25 years Leveraging Partnerships . The workshop was attended by the various Union Ministers and senior dignitaries ..

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Jan Aushadhi Stores

The Jan Aushadi Kendras were established under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) campaign to provide the generic drugs which cost less but are the equivalent in quality and effectiveness of expensive branded drugs. The PMBJP was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals with the aim to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to ..

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Budget 2019 : Healthcare in India

The Union Budget 2019 has allocated Rs 62,559 crore for healthcare spending in the financial year 2018-2019. This is an increase of 19% over the last year. Salient Features of the allocation- The Ayushman Bharat which is a flagship scheme of the Union government has an allocation of Rs 6,400 crores. It that aims to ..

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