Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI to revamp Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has framed a Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The bill introduces 70 amendments in the FSSAI act, 2006. It intends to revamp the functioning and jurisdiction of the FSSAI. Key Features The amendment will give more powers to FSSAI. The jurisdiction of FSSAI is to be ..

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Harsh Vardhan launches mobile lab for COVID-19 testing

The Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched a mobile laboratory called I-lab or Infectious Disease Diagnostics Lab for COVID-19 testing, which can be deployed in rural areas and enable last-mile testing. The lab can run 50 RT-PCR and about 200 ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoassay) tests in a day. The double set of machines can increase the ..

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School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative launched

Union Minister of Health and Union Minister of HRD jointly launched the School Health and Wellness Ambassador initiative under Ayushman Bharat scheme. Under the initiative, two teachers in every school will be designated ‘Health and wellness ambassador’ to create awareness about health issues. The programme will be implemented in 200 districts, initially and will be ..

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National Digital Health Blueprint Released

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Digital Health Blueprint. National Digital Health Blueprint The National Digital Health Blueprint aims to create a National Digital Health Eco-system to support universal health coverage in an efficient, accessible, inclusive, affordable, timely and safe manner. It aims to integrate the existing health information systems ..

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