Objectives of Ayush Mission

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

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National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA)

. 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)

National Population Policy 2002

National Population Policy 2002  long term objective of achieving a stable population by 2045  To address the unmet needs for contraception, health care infrastructure, and health personnel  To provide integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health care.  Maternal Mortality Rate: below 100 per lakh birth.  Infant Mortality Rate: 30 per … Continue reading National Population Policy 2002

Indian Council of Medical Research – ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): It is an apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research and is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. Its headquarters are at New Delhi. It is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry … Continue reading Indian Council of Medical Research – ICMR

Lymphatic Filariasis

Introduction • The national health policy had aimed at eliminating filariasis by 2015 but the deadline was extended to 2017 and now has been shifted to 2020. • But India is likely to miss the target date of stamping out elephantiasis or lymphatic filariasis. Filariasis • Filariasis, called hathipaon (elephant foot) locally, can cause limbs, … Continue reading Lymphatic Filariasis

Everything about Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis It is a viral disease that infects animals and humans. In humans, it can cause inflammation of membrane around the brain. Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. JEV is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and belongs to the same genus as dengue, yellow fever and West Nile … Continue reading Everything about Japanese Encephalitis