Government makes new rule for clinical trial after consultation with the Drugs Technical Advisory Board that an audio - video recording of vulnerable subjects in clinical trials of New Chemical Entity or New Molecular Entity including procedure of providing information to the subject and his understanding on such consent, shall be maintained by the investigator for record.
The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day “Call to Action Summit-2015-ending preventable child and maternal deaths”, organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and the Ministry of Health, Government of Ethiopia.
In the wake of announcement made by Union Health Minister, Shri J. P. Nadda to develop a policy mechanism and address the institutional gaps to promote organ donation, Shri B P Sharma, Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) took a meeting to consider further steps for accelerating the Organ Transplant Programme of the Ministry. Apart from senior officers of the Ministry, technical experts including senior doctors from the Government and the private sector took part in the meeting.
A survey has found that over 11 per cent people in Delhi are suffering from Asthma and Rhinits, the government today said while acknowledging that air pollution is an "aggravating" factor for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. "As per a survey conducted by Vallabbhai Patel Chest Institute Delhi in 2006, which covered 5,900 adults belonging to urban, rural and slum population in Delhi, 11.69 per cent were found to be suffering from Rhinits and 11.03 per cent from Asthma," Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok °Sabha.
BTG plc, an international specialist healthcare company bringing announces that Health Canada has issued a Notice of Compliance approving Varithena (polidocanol injectable foam) for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins, accessory saphenous veins, and visible varicosities of the great saphenous vein (GSV) system, above and below the knee.
Shri J P Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare held a review meeting with senior officials of Health Ministry in the backdrop of recent outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam. He stated that the Director General of Health Services has been directed to immediately rush a team of experts to Assam to assist and advise the State health authorities in clinical management of the cases.
Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) is to provide Rs. 2.5 lakhs help for seeting up your Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS). Any NGO/Charitable Society/Institution/Self Help Group can also open the Jan Aushadhi store outside the hospital premises.
Telangana government has embarked on ‘e-arogyam’, an online e-medicine centre in all the government hospitals. The main aim of this programme is to provide quality healthcare services to poor patients in the rural areas.
On World Population Day, Shri J P Nadda, Minister for Health & Family Welfare suggested the idea of taking up the task of population stabilisation in the country by adopting a Mission Mode approach, where focused and targeted work in taken up in those states where the figures have been high.
The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a new software application ‘e-Aushadini’ to manage stocks of various drugs in government hospitals. The main aim of 'e-Aushadini' is to ascertain the needs of various district drug warehouses such that all the required materials/drugs are constantly available to be supplied to the user district drug warehouses without delay.