Namibia launched its National Action Plan on Health Security (NAPS) in 2020. The Plan aim to facilitate multi-sectoral engagement using the One Health approach and to guide implementation of activities for progress towards the attainment of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 core capacities for the country.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of R-Cell Diagnostics and Research Centre & Others Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 14/01/2021.

Petitioners are National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited diagnostic laboratories and research centres conducting various kinds of Covid 19 tests including RT-PCR tests. They are aggrieved by Ext.P6 order by which the Kerala Government reduced the charges for the tests for diagnosis of Covid. The charges for RTPCR (open test) was reduced from Rs.2100/-to Rs.1,500/-.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Sachin Jain Vs Union of India dated 31/08/2020.

The petitioner, an advocate has sought for the following directions:

(i) Directing the Union of India to regulate the cost of treatment of patients infected with COVID­19, at Private/Corporate hospitals across the country,

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak expanded rapidly throughout China. Major behavioral, clinical, and state interventions have been undertaken to mitigate the epidemic and prevent the persistence of the virus in human populations in China and worldwide.

The covid-19 pandemic that was declared on 11 March 2020 has affected countries on all continents. Reported case numbers are certainly underestimates given the shortages or unavailability of test kits in many countries, a virus with a basic reproductive value (R0) of 2.2, and evidence of viral shedding from asymptomatic infected people. (Editorial)

A range of regional bodies support national decision-making processes related to immunisation and public health policy.

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.

Mental disorders are among the leading causes of non-fatal disease burden in India, but a systematic understanding of their prevalence, disease burden, and risk factors is not readily available for each state of India. In this report, we describe the prevalence and disease burden of each mental disorder for the states of India, fro

NITI Aayog released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’.

NITI Aayog released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’.

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