PIB organises webinar on post-COVID symptoms and their remedies

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) held a webinar on various queries related to COVID-19. These included the post-COVID symptoms; how to tackle them; what food items should be taken and many more. Pulmonologist Dr Nikhil Narayan Bante and Nutrionist Ishi Khosla answered various such questions during the virtual meet. Dr. Nikhil Narayan who is lungs […]

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Railways turns saviour by delivering tonnes of oxygen across the country

To aid the country’s fight against COVID-19, 224 Oxygen Expresses run by Indian Railways have completed their journey so far and brought relief to various states. On an average, Oxygen Expresses have been delivering more than 800 tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to the nation each day. The Ministry said, Railways is continuing its […]

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Ayush Ministry lines up webinars on Yoga to aid fight against COVID-19

In the run up to the International Day of Yoga, 2021, the Ministry of Ayush is organising various activities  to help people cope with the challenge posed by COVID-19. Among others, it is collaborating five renowned organisations – Art of Living, Yoga Institute, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, ArhamDhyanYog, and Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute – to organise a […]

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PM Modi calls for rapid upgradation of healthcare infrastructure in a meeting with top officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while chairing a COVID-19 situation review meeting, asked the officials to ensure upgradation of healthcare infrastructure at a fast pace in the country. In the meeting with top officials, Modi reviewed the situation relating to medicines and health infrastructure, besides the availability of oxygen in various locatio. The officials informed the […]

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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’s healthcare sector by harnessing the digital technology together with the tools powered by artificial intelligence. He called for […]

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