Saturday, July 4, 2020

Health

IRDAI to launch portal to inform about health insurance policies

IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) Chairman T S Vijayan will launch a portal ‘Registry of Hospitals in Network of Insurers’ (Rohini), in order to provide all relevant information regarding health insurance policies. The portal will have all...

No decision taken to permit online sale of medicines: JP Nadda

Union Health Minister, J P Nadda has said that government has not taken any decision to allow sale of medicines using the internet. The statement came after an umbrella body of druggists and chemists announced a nationwide strike against...

One in 13 world cancer patients is Indian: NCI study

A recent study by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a unit of US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), has revealed that every 13th new cancer patient in the world is an Indian. India has around 1.8 million...

Pharma sector to sustain growth: ICRA

Rating agency ICRA has reported that the domestic pharma sector may sustain its growth in the near-to-medium term as a result of steady demand witnessed across therapy segments, regular new launches and price hikes taken by companies. After experiencing moderation...

One-third Indians suffer from hypertension: CSI Survey

A recent survey by Cardiological Society of India has revealed that one-third of Indians are suffering from hypertension, of whom 60 percent are not even aware that they have high blood pressure. The survey covered 1.8 lakh people and...

Government to launch tobacco testing laboratories soon

Government is all set to establish tobacco testing laboratories with the aim to check the level of tar and nicotine content in tobacco products. According to a senior health department official, "Five laboratories are being set up for testing...

Multi-vitamins should be classified as ‘drugs’: Drug Regulators

Popular vitamin supplement brands may come under the category of drugs as the Drug Controller General of India is of the view that the ingredients of these multi-vitamins qualify for the same. This move would come as a hurdle...

Delhi government to expedite introduction of the Delhi Health Bill

The Delhi Health Bill may come in sooner than expected as Delhi government may expedite introduction of the bill which mandates hospitals and clinics to follow certain guidelines. This move came after dengue patients complained being turned away by...

WHO asks India to prioritize anti-cancer drive

Increasing number of cancer-related death in India has prompted World Health Organisation (WHO) to ask the country to prioritize cancer prevention and control programmes. According to latest estimates, cancer-related deaths in India have increased by almost 60% between 1990 and...

Indian healthcare sector to grow to $280 billion by 2020: FICCI-KPMG

In a recent report published by FICCI-KPMG, titled 'Healthcare: The Neglected GDP Driver', India's healthcare sector is expected to be USD 280 billion in size by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent. However, the...
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Kerala brings ordinance to defer Government employees’ salary

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Kerala announces Rs. 3,000 crores agriculture revival package

In a bid to ensure food security and employment generation, Kerala today announced a Rs. 3,000 crores package for the revival of the agriculture...