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PPE Supplies

The centre is taking steps to augment the supply of PPE (personal protective equipment) like hazmat suits, masks, etc. to ensure sufficient supply in the upcoming days. Centre’s Efforts The Union Ministry of Textiles and the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently assured that sufficient steps are being taken to make sure that ..

Guidelines for Handling COVID-19 Fatalities

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines for disposal of bodies of patients who died from COVID-19. Biosafety Levels Biosafety Levels or BSL is a set of bio-containment protocols used to isolate hazardous biological agents in laboratory facilities. There are 4 biosafety levels with the BSL-1 being the lowest and BSL-4 ..

“Chronicles of Change Champions” book released

Union Minister of Women & Child Development Smriti Zubin Irani released a book titled “Chronicles of Change Champions”. It is a compilation of 25 innovative initiatives taken at the State and District levels under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. The scheme was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 at Panipat, Haryana. ..

Rare Disease Day

February 29th is observed as the Rare Disease Day. A World Economic Forum study reported that 457 million people are affected by these rare disease across the world. Orphan Disease: A rare disease is also called an orphan disease. These disease affect a small percentage of the population and usually have few treatment options. Most ..

e-cigarettes banned in all airports and aircrafts in India

The regulator of Aviation security in India, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) recently notified that it has banned e-cigarettes and similar products in all airports and aircrafts in India. It has also prohibited distribution, sale, storage of such products in any airport premises or any aircraft that departs or arrives in India. Last year, ..

All medical devices to be treated as drugs

The Ministry of health and family welfare recently said in a notification that all medical devices sold in the country would be treated as drugs and would be regulated under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940, from April 1, 2020. As of now, only 23 medical devices are being categorised as drugs. Only a few of these including ..

National Deworming Day observed on February 10

The National Deworming Day was recently observed across the country on February 10. All children and adolescent boys and girls in all states and Union Territories, who are in the age group of 1 to 19 years are given a single dose of the medicine called Albendazole. The day is observed with an aim of ..

International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy conferred to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind recently conferred the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu under the Indian nomination (individual) category. Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu was the former Principal adviser (Public health), Ministry of Health and family welfare. The Leprosy Mission Trust was presented the award under the institutional category.  The President also announced ..