India can have its own model for emergency response for other countries to emulate: Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Highlighting that India’s disaster management model has potential to go beyond the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be flexible and agile to deal with exigencies on the ground, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said, “Being a vast country with diverse terrains and geographies, India can have its own model for disaster or emergency response which can be emulated by other countries.” Addressing the consultative workshop on the National Emergency Medical Team (NEMT) India, Mandaviya said, “While it is important to learn…

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Need to build resilient health systems: Pawar at G20 Health Working Group meet, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Thiruvananthapuram: Calling health as an integral part of G20 summit, Bharati Pravin Pawar, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare, participating at the first G20 Health Working Group (HWG) meeting under India’s presidency informed that pandemic policy must be a defining part of our health policy as any health crisis today leads to an economic crisis due to the multisectoral nature of our interconnected world. Informing that New Delhi’s chairmanship will aim to build on the efforts and proposals laid down by previous health working groups and…

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Dr Mansukh Mandaviya chairs review meeting on rising COVID-19 cases globally – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister, Government of India (GoI) chaired a review meeting on the issue of rising COVID-19 cases globally. The minister reaffirmed that COVID-19 is not yet over and asked people to be wary of the situation and work together on strengthening surveillance. The meeting was called for in view of the recent rising cases of COVID-19 in some countries. The Health Ministry had requested States/UTs to send samples of all COVID-19-positive cases to INSACOG labs to track new variants if any. Health Ministry and…

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Union Health Secretary addresses National Workshop on ‘Roadmap for Cancer Treatment’ – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary addressed the National Workshop on ‘Roadmap for Cancer Treatment’. He stated, “Lessons from India’s fight against the pandemic can serve as valuable beacons in our targeted policies for prevention and treatment of cancer. Any initiative related to cancer control and management cannot be implemented in silos but needs to be taken up with ‘whole of govt and whole of society’ approach as has been our learning from management of the pandemic, since the issue is crosscutting across various government and non-government management spheres.”…

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India has achieved replacement level fertility: MoS Health – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi : India has achieved replacement level fertility, with as many as 31 States and Union Territories reaching a Total Fertility Rate (TFR) of 2.1 or less, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar informed on Wednesday. Speaking at the National Family Planning Summit 2022, Dr Pawar said,” Between 2012 and 2020, India added more than 1.5 crore additional users for modern contraceptives thereby increasing modern contraceptive use substantially.” Further stated that NFHS-5 data shows an overall positive shift towards spacing methods which…

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Centre flags concerns regarding low levels of COVID testing & vaccination – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, chaired a high-level meeting Wednesday to review the COVID-19 situation in the nine states which are either reporting a surge in new COVID case or rise in positivity. He stressed on public health measures for surveillance, containment, and management of COVID-19. The nine states which were reviewed are Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh. Expressing concern regarding the surge in cases in these states in the past month, Dr V K Paul, Member (Health),…

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Reduce GST on drugs, make available indigenous vaccines for affordable cancer treatment in India, suggests Parl panel – ET HealthWorld

By Payal Mehta New Delhi: Parliamentary panel on Tuesday suggested a reduction in Goods and Services Tax (GST) for drugs and making available indigenous vaccines for affordable treatment of Cancer patients in the country, sources said. Officers from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare were present before a panel chaired by Samajwadi Party Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, Professor Ramgopal Yadav to discuss the critical issue of affordable treatment for cancer in India. Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Indian Council of Medical Research DG Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General…

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Parliamentary panel to discuss affordability of cancer treatment with health secretary – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare will meet on Monday evening to discuss ‘Affordability of Cancer Treatment‘ with Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan. The committee will hold the meeting at around 3 pm inside Parliament premises. In the meeting, the committee will “hear the views of Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare on the subject ‘Affordability of Cancer Treatment’.” The meeting is significant as the cancer burden in India is a matter of concern with cases increasing over the last two decades, and this trend…

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Country has moved towards accessible, affordable and patient-friendly healthcare system : Mandaviya – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The country has moved towards an accessible, affordable and patient-friendly healthcare system. The Central Government is working holistically in the health sector with synergy between preventive healthcare and modern medical facilities, informed Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya. He was presiding over the 21st Convocation of the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS). Speaking on the occasion, Mandaviya said, “The Central Government is working holistically in the health sector with synergy between preventive healthcare and modern medical facilities. Health and development are intertwined and our government…

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Centre writes to five states over rising Covid cases, asks to maintain strict watch – ET HealthWorld

Photo for representative purpose only NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday asked five states witnessing a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases to closely monitor emerging clusters, maintain adequate number of tests, and send samples from infected individuals for genome sequencing. The Centre noted that Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka were reporting higher number of daily cases. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to the states asking officials to keep a vigil on patients with influenza-like illnesses and severe acute respiratory syndrome to detect early signs of the spread…

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