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

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 ..

AIIMS Darbhanga gets Health Ministry Approval

The Union Health Ministry has approved to set up the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at the campus of Darbhanga Medical College (DMCH). The decision was taken after the clarification from the Bihar Government that the Darbhanga Medical College is not a heritage building. The State Government had clarified to the Centre that ..

Gates Foundation signs pact to support in health innovation

The Union ministry of health and family welfare signed on a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), to provide support in the field of health-related innovations. Under the MOC, Gates Foundation will provide: Support the ministry?s work towards strengthening the primary health aspects, such as improving nutrition services, increasing ..

Health Ministry bans Colistin in Animal Food Industry

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an order prohibiting the manufacture, sale and distribution of colistin and its formulations for food-producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. Why the Ban? The ban has been imposed on the colistin under the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 due ..

Committee to Assess Law to Protect Doctors

A committee has been constituted by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to assess various aspects of bringing out a Central law against attack on-duty doctors and medical establishments. The committee comprises of medical superintendents of AIIMS, RML Hospital, representatives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Medical Council of India, Federation of Resident ..