Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 chaired by Dr V K Paul met for the first time

The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID 19 met for the first time on August 13 to discuss regarding the delivery of vaccines in the country. They mainly discussed the conceptualization and implementation mechanisms for the creation of a digital infrastructure for inventory management and delivery mechanism for the vaccine. Details of the ..

Rajesh Bhushan takes charge as health secretary

Senior Bureaucrat from Bihar Cadre, Rajesh Bhushan took charge as the Union Health Secretary after succeeding Preeti Sudan, who was given a three-month extension in April and finally demitted office on Friday. Background He was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty at the Health Ministry in April this year and finally has given the ..

Union Health Minister launches Compendium on ‘CSIR Technologies for COVID-19 Mitigation’

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has launched the ‘Compendium of CSIR Technologies for COVID 19 Mitigation’ and applauded the warriors against the disease in the country. Highlights The Union Health Minister has stated that the country is handling the COVID 19 situation effectively and also the recovery rate is ..

Union Health Minister Releases Standard Treatment Guidelines for Substance Use Disorders

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, has released the e-book titled ‘Standard Treatment Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders and Behavioural Addictions’ which is aimed at tackling substance abuse and behavioural addiction in the country. The treatment guidelines have been developed by an Expert Group identified by the Tobacco ..

New Health Warning for Tobacco Products from December 1

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that the new warnings on the tobacco products will come into effect from December 1, 2020. The message that will be printed on the packs is – ‘tobacco causes painful death.’ According to the release by the Health Ministry, any person engaged directly or indirectly in ..