The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on July 21, 2022 has issued Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2022.

The Union Health ministry has released the new draft ‘Drug, Medical Devices, and Cosmetics Bill-2022’ that separately defines medical devices, makes provision for constitution of a separate expert group on medical devices, and calls for setting up of central and state medical device-testing laboratories on the lines of the network of drug-testin

The Rural Health Statistics (RHS) 2020-21 provides updated information on health infrastructure and human resource position of the health facilities of the country. The publication provides data for Rural, Urban and Tribal areas of the country.

This report comprises of detailed information on key domains of population, health and family welfare and associated domains like characteristics of the population; fertility; family planning; infant and child mortality; maternal and child health; nutrition and anaemia; morbidity and healthcare; women’s empowerment etc.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 18, 2022 has issued the Drugs (Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on November 29, 2021 has issued the Drugs (6th Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

Indicating a demographic shift, the number of women surpassed men for the first time in India with the sex ratio being 1,020:1,000, according to findings of the National Family and Health Survey-5.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide its notification dated 13th September 2021 has published the Drugs (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

Union Health & Family Welfare Minister approved the “National Policy for Rare Diseases 2021” on 30th March 2021.

The National Family Health Surveys (NFHS) conducted under the aegis of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has played a crucial role in providing the Govemment of India and the stakeholders with reliable inputs to monitor the progress of various flagship programmes as well as the vision of the National Health Policy.

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