This much awaited draft of the National Policy For Rare Diseases 2020 released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare proposes to provide up to Rs 15 lakh for rare disease treatment to patients needing one-time treatment.

The National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) focuses on providing an efficient and affordable health coverage through a wide range of data and infrastructure services by leveraging open digital systems that will ensure security and privacy of personal information.

The first ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey exposes the shocking state of Indian children’s nutritional status, but this is apparently not an issue of major concern for the government or the opposition.

The first ever Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey exposes the shocking state of Indian children’s nutritional status, but this is apparently not an issue of major concern for the government or the opposition.

A total of 21.5 lakh TB cases were reported in 2018, an increase of 17 per cent over 18 lakh in 2017, thus showing an improvement in reporting and subsequent treatment, as per the Annual India TB Report for 2019.

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) report in the public domain for inputs from various stakeholders.

The National Viral Hepatitis Control Programme, a new initiative under the National Health Mission, marks the beginning of the nation’s journey to control Viral Hepatitis and thereby reducing mortality and morbidity attributed to it. It is envisioned that this programme wilt reach large number of persons possible harboring the infection.

In line with the Government of India’s deep commitment towards elimination of viral hepatitis, the “National Action Plan – Viral Hepatitis” was launched by Union Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare. Viral hepatitis is recognized as an important public health problem across the world.

An Expert Committee on Tribal Health was constituted jointly by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Government of India in the year 2013 under the Chairmanship of Dr.

104 million tribal people, accounting for 8.6 percent of India’s population, are heavily marginalised and discriminated against. Not only are tribal communities socio-economically othered by the mainstream Indian populace, they also face a host of structural inequalities, with access to healthcare being one of the biggest.

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