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Health Ministry issues new guidelines for workplaces

New guidelines for workplaces Approx Read Time: 4 minutes In News: As India entered the fourth phase of its nationwide lockdown with relaxations and offices and working places opening, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines on preventive and response measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings. Key …

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All med devices to be treated as ‘drugs’ from April 1: Govt

Med devices to be treated as drugs Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified changes in the Medical Devices Rules, 2017, to regulate medical devices on the same lines as drugs effective from April 1, under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. At present, only 37 …

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Governance Bytes: (PMJAY)

PMJAY, first year: 90,000 cancer claims Approx Read Time: 3 minutes  In News: According to the Union Health Ministry, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), the tertiary care arm of Ayushman Bharat, has funded the treatment of 90,000 cancer patients through 1.8 lakh hospital admissions in its first year. Tamil Nadu tops list. News …

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Governance Bytes: (Obesity and Undernutrition)

Obesity and undernutrition coexist, finds study Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: (Obesity and Undernutrition) Key findings of the first-ever national nutrition survey conducted by the Centre, yet to be made public, providing for the first time hard evidence of the coexistence of obesity and undernutrition, among school-going children. The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey …

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Governance Bytes: (Malnutrition Concerns)

2 of 3 child deaths due to malnutrition – Malnutrition Concerns Approx Read Time: 5 minutes In News: Two-thirds of the 1.04 million deaths in children under 5 years in India are still attributable to malnutrition, according to the first comprehensive estimate of disease burden due to child and maternal malnutrition and the trends of …

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