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

Dexamethasone added in Clinical Management Protocols for COVID-19 Patients by Health Ministry

On 27th June 2020, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released an updated Clinical Management Protocol under Dexamethasone was advised as an alternative to Methylprednisolone. Further, the Ministry has also stated that the Dexamethasone drug to be only used for COVID-19 positive patients who require oxygen support or those with an excessive ..

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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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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 ..

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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 ..

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November 12: World Pneumonia Day

World Pneumonia Day is being marked every year since 2009. The day was hosted by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia for the first time in 2009. The coalition includes several organizations across the world like CARE, Save the Children, PATH, UNICEF, WHO, etc. Theme for 2019: “Healthy Lungs for all” Highlights This year global ..

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