Union Budget 2023-24: Will Communicable Diseases be one of the Focal Points?, Health News, ET HealthWorld

By Ritika Sakhuja and Prathiba Raju New Delhi: Communicable diseases pose a substantial challenge to the public health system in India. With increased public spending on healthcare more attention is the need of the hour, inform domain experts. The emergence of new COVID strains, increasing cases of measles and tuberculosis (TB), Zika virus and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in various parts of India, highlight the need for increased budgetary spending to strengthen the healthcare industry’s response to communicable diseases. Moreover, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s (MoHFW) goal of making…

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Delhi reports 4th Monkeypox, India’s tally at 9 – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: The national capital has the fourth case of Monkeypox, as a 31-year-old Nigerian woman tested positive for the disease. India now has nine cases of this zoonotic infection, official sources confirmed. A Nigerian woman has been brought to LNJP hospital with a fever and skin problems. They added that her samples were sent for testing, and the results were positive. She is the first woman in the country to test positive for monkeypox. There is no evidence that she recently travelled abroad. The first monkeypox patient in Delhi…

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Transplanting kidney of pig to human: Is it really a moonshot moment? – ET HealthWorld

Xenotransplantation or procedures is not a new concept. The history of animal-to-human transplant experiments has been evolving for centuries. Recently, one such encouraging finding was done by a medical team in the US, New York University Langone Health, who claim to successfully transplant a pig’s kidney to a brain-dead human patient. The procedure was termed breakthrough as they used a kidney that had been grown in a genetically-altered-pig. It is considered to be the first successful case where an entire organ was transplanted from a pig to a human. As…

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