United Nations approves Epidemic Preparedness Day

Context in Current Affairs: The United Nations General Assembly recently approved the resolution that proclaimed to mark December 27 as the the International Day of epidemic preparedness. The day is to be marked to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of ..


Lucknow Medical Hospital first in the country to launch Plasma Treatment Therapy

On April 27, 2020, the King George Medical University in Uttar Pradesh became the first government hospital to launch plasma therapy to treat COVID-19. The first dose of plasma therapy was given to a 58-year old patient. Highlights The Drug ..


India provides over 30 Thousand Vaccines to the Maldives

On Thursday, 23rd January 2020, More than thirty thousand doses of Measles and Rubella (MR) vaccines were handed over to the Maldives by India to tackle the recent outbreak of Measles at a government-run hospital in the island country of ..


Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0 Launched

Mission Indradhanush is a health mission scheme launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India on 25 December 2014 to achieve full immunization coverage at a rapid pace for all children and pregnant women in the ..

WHO South-East Asia Region sets target of 2023 to eliminate measles & rubella

The member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate highly infectious childhood killer diseases measles and rubella by 2023. The resolution was adopted at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East ..

India’s fight against Measles

Measles caused by the viral infection is a serious and highly contagious disease that can cause debilitating or fatal complications, including encephalitis, severe diarrhoea and dehydration, pneumonia, ear infections and permanent vision loss. Rubella commonly known as German measles can ..