Headline : Global measles cases up 300 per cent year-on-year, WHO Details : News Summary According to WHO, the number of cases of measles world over has seen an increase by 300% in the first 3 months of 2019 compared to same period in 2018. The increase in measles cases around the world is attributed to … Continue reading In Brief: About Anti-vaccine campaign, About Measles
Headline : Five actions to turbocharge India’s public healthcare Editorial 7th Apr'19 IndianExpress Details : India's rising population has great health services need: India has the world’s second largest population which went from 760 million in 1985 and doubled in size by 2015. This rapid rise in population has not seen an appropriate increase in health services … Continue reading Five actions to turbocharge India’s public healthcare Editorial 7th Apr’19 IndianExpress
Headline : A Rare Opportunity Editorial 11th Apr'19 IndianExpress Details : Rare diseases: A rare disease affects a small percentage of people. Most rare diseases are chronic and severe, leading to death or disability. Problems in diagnosis, understanding and treatment: Since these diseases are not found commonly, doctors are typically unaware about them and therefore either … Continue reading A Rare Opportunity Editorial 11th Apr’19 IndianExpress
Headline : AIIMS doctors develop application to help in timely diagnosis of autism Details : The News In the backdrop of the World Autism Awareness Day, doctors at AIIMS have developed a mobile app for early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders. World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 every year. About the App The … Continue reading Everything about Autism
The Government has launched the National AYUSH Mission with the objectives of: providing cost effective AYUSH Services, with a universal access through upgrading AYUSH Hospitals and Dispensaries, co-location of AYUSH facilities at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and District Hospitals (DHs), strengthening institutional capacity at the state level through … Continue reading Objectives of Ayush Mission
. Consider the following statements about National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) 1. It functions under the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 2. It fixes/revises the prices of controlled bulk drugs and formulations Select the correct statements a 1 Only b 2 Only c Both 1 and 2 d … Continue reading National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)
• It is a chronic infective eye disease caused by infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis which is transmitted through contact with eye and nose discharge of infected people, particularly young children who are most vulnerable to the infection. • It is also spread by flies which come in contact with the infected person and … Continue reading What is Trachoma?