National Health Mission: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Student Health Card Scheme in J&K

The Lt Governor G C Murmu launched the Student Health Card Scheme in J&K to ensure regular heath check-up of the students. Student Health Card Scheme The Student Health Card Scheme was launched by the Lt Governor G C Murmu on 5th March 2020 to ensure the health of the school going children in the ..

NIRDPR partnered with UNICEF to set up ‘Communication Resource Unit’

The National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR), an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development, has recently partnered with UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) to establish a ‘Communication Resource Unit’. Equipped with a skilled team will support in developing strategies and IEC (Information Education and Communication) material, rolling ..

Rajasthan ranked 1st in free medicine scheme implementation under National Health Mission

The flagship scheme of Rajasthan government has topped the 16-state chart detailing implementation of the free medicine scheme i.e. run under the National Health Mission (NHM). The NHM assessed the performance of the states on the basis of effective implementation of Drugs and Vaccine Distribution Management System (DVDMS), stock of essential drugs, value of drugs ..

WASH for Healthcare

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) amenities, including waste management and environmental cleaning services, are critical to their safe functioning of the health care institutions. Lack of WASH and Associated Complications Lack of WASH services will result in a compromise of infection prevention and control. As a result, patients are at risk of avoidable infections. Lack ..

Healthy States, Progressive India Report 2019

Healthy States, Progressive India is an annual report of Niti Aayog ranks states and Union territories innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as, their overall performance with respect to each other. The report has been prepared by Niti Aayog in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and ..

Healthy States Progressive India: NITI Aayog’s Health Index Report

The Healthy States, Progressive India report of the Niti Aayog takes a comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes in several health indicators, governance and impact of policy decisions. The second edition of the report focuses on measuring the overall performance and incremental improvement over a two-year period — 2016-17 and 2017-18 — ..

Providing Peritoneal Dialysis Facility at Homes

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is planning to offer peritoneal dialysis facility to kidney patients at their homes under the Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Programme (PMNDP). With the initiative, the government aims to achieve equity in patient access to home-based peritoneal dialysis and reduce the overall cost of care to the system by ..

Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA)

ASHA or Accredited Social Health Activist is a trained female community health activist as a key component of the National Rural Health Mission under National Health Mission. She is selected from the village itself and works as a link between community and public health system. Eligibility ASHA must primarily be a woman resident of the ..