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‘PM Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana’- Key Facts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Uttar Pradesh on October 15, 2021 and launch Pradhan Mantri Atma Nirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana in Varanasi. Key Points Earlier on the same day, he inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. PM is also set to inaugurate several development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for ..

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Rajasthan: “School of Public Health” launched

Rajasthan has launched a new School of Public Health. The school was launched in order to make the policy intervention to build the public health capacity and skills. It will also help in bridging the gaps between education and practices in Rajasthan. Highlights It is expected that the school will play an important role in ..

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GoI to increase Public Health Expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

On July 13, 2020, the 15th Finance Commission held a meeting with the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. It was decided at the meet that India will increase its public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Highlights Also, the Health Ministry has revised its requirement to around 6.04 lakh crores from 4.9 ..

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New drug for Amoebiasis

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoeba histolytica is the third-leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. It causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, which is highly prevalent in developing countries. A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that causes amoebiasis. ..

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India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative: Mortality Rate dropped by 49%

The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative has recently published two scientific papers. The initiative has given its report on district-level trends of child growth and child mortality. Key Findings The child mortality rate has dropped by 49% between 2000 and 2017. According to the report, though child mortality and child growth has improved, the inequality ..

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