Indian Healthcare Sector holds enormous potential for growth: Niti Aayog

In a report released by Niti Aayog, a wide range of investment opportunities in different segments of healthcare sector has come to the light. The report states that medical devices, hospitals, telemedicine, health insurance, medical value travel as well as home healthcare are among the segments where promising opportunities of growth lie and that the […]

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Economic Survey calls for increased public spending on healthcare services

The Economic Survey 2021-21 has made a strong recommendation for increased spending on healthcare services up to 2.5 to 3 per cent of GDP from the current 1 per cent. The survey has noted this can significantly curtail the out of the pocket expenditure (OOPE) to 35% from the current 65% on healthcare. Finance Minister […]

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Govt launches Rs 10,000 crore NCDC Ayushman Sahakar Fund for Healthcare Infra

The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare has come up with Rs 10,000 crore NCDC Ayushman Sahakar Fund to strengthen healthcare infrastructure through cooperatives. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of. Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Food Processing Industries, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj launched this fund as well as Ayushman Sahakar Fund to help cooperative create […]

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Nine COVID-19 vaccine candidates in world, three in India in advanced stages

In a meeting on COVID Appropriate Behaviour chaired by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Science and Technology it was brought to light that there are nine vaccine candidates in the world in advanced stages of their trial. Three more vaccine candidates are being developed in India out of which one in advance stage 3 and […]

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AYUSH Ministry launches Jan Andolan against COVID-19

In view of the fast-approaching winter and the festive season, it is imperative to adopt Corona-appropriate behaviour like wearing masks, following social distancing, besides maintaining hand hygiene. The AYUSH ministry has also started promoting a pledge for safety during the pandemic among the government employees, grassroot organizations, subordinate offices and the general public. With its […]

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Pandemic has presented opportunity to bring reforms in healthcare: Vice President

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, while addressing the 38th convocation ceremony of AAPI (American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin) through video conferencing, said the disruption due to pandemic is an opportunity to radically reform the country‚Äôs healthcare sector by harnessing the digital technology together with the tools powered by artificial intelligence. He called for […]

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Health minister inaugurates plasma donation campaign organised by Delhi Police at AIIMS

Over twenty six Delhi Police personnel, who had recovered after defeating COVID-19 disease, voluntarily donated their plasma at a plasma donation campaign organised by Delhi Police at AIIMS Delhi. The campaign was inaugurated by the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Saluting the efforts of Delhi Police, […]

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75F Epidemic Mode to safeguard workplaces against COVID-19

A new HVAC software sequence 75F Epidemic Mode has been introduced with the aim to make commercial buildings healthier while keeping employees and customers safe amid the fast-spreading COVID-19 crisis. It has various features and components like indoor air flushes that replace the entire air of the premises with fresh air from outside while it […]

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PCIM&H to take a new shape under Ministry of Ayush

The Union Cabinet has approved the re-establishment of Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine & Homoeopathy (PCIM&H) as Subordinate Office under the Ministry of AYUSH. The PCIM&H will include Homoeopathic Pharacopoeia Laboratory (HPL) and Pharmacopoeia Laboratory for Indian Medicine (PLIM). Both these laboratories are situated in Ghaziabad. PCIM&H is currently established as an autonomous body under […]

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Zydus Cadila launches 70% less costly generic prostate cancer drug

Drug firm Zydus Cadila has launched generic Enzalutamide capsules to use in treatment of prostate cancer. The price of the drug is over 70 per cent less than the available similar products, especially in India. Zydus Cadila has launched this product under the brand name ‘Obnyx’. Priced at Rs 23,980 per month, the drug offers […]

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