Atlas of rare diseases to be launched by JK Lon hospital, Jaipur

The government run hospital JK Lon’s Rare sickness Center launched a primary of its kind, “Atlas.” it’s been authored by Dr. Ashok Gupta in conjunction with alternative doctors of the hospital. According to Dr. Gupta, the Atlas enclosed seventy-five rare sicknesses that were diagnosed and worked up in the hospital’s Rare disease Center. It’s been noticed that the rare diseases presently have an effect on three.5% to 5.9% of the worldwide population. a number of of the ultra-rare diseases like ab normalcy and dyssynergia telangiectasia have additionally been enclosed within…

Indian-American Dr. Vivek Murthy sworn in as the US Surgeon General for the second time

Vivek Murthy, an Indian-American physician had been sworn in as the 21st Surgeon General of the US. He has been appointed as the Surgeon General for the second time. President Barack Obama in 2011, appointed him on the advisory group for prevention, integrative and public health, and health promotion.                       After the attainment of this honourable position his top priority would be to end the coronavirus pandemic that has hit the country severely and to be the voice of science. Dr. Murthy, 43, owes his success to his family because of…

Overthinking leads to mental problems

In today’s times stress has become an inseparable part of every individual’s life. Every aspect of their lives has its own share of problems that leaves them overthinking, worrying and eventually stressed out. The main reason we tend to overthink is our belief that we may find a solution to the problem but this is not what usually happens, the problem remains the way it is with us losing our mental equilibrium. According to Saima Khan, a psychotherapist, overthinking is often associated to bigger psychological issues such as depression and…

Mass Drug Administration to be undertaken in Bidar, Karnataka

Filariasis is a parasitic disease spread by blood feeding insects such as black flies and mosquitoes. It is a disabling disease usually acquired in childhood, this infection has the potential to damage the lymphatic system and if left untreated, may cause enlargement of body parts such as hydrocele and lymphedema which is abnormal swelling of the scrotum and swelling in the limbs respectively. Some people may develop chronic cough known as Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia; symptoms may include passing of milky white urine (chyluria). However, Filariasis is preventable with the administration…

Creation of PM Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi Approved as single non-lapsable Reserve Fund for Health by the Government

Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi (PMSSN) has been approved as a single non-lapsable reserve fund for the share of health by the Union cabinet. The fund is to be the share of the proceeds of health and education cess imposed under the Finance Act, 2007, states an official statement The prominent features of PMSSN being that, it is a non-lapsable reserve fund for health in public account and its shares are a proceed of health and education cess, which is a replacement of the 3% education cess as told by…

Health Spending gets a Special Fund from the centre

The government is set to create a special fund that doesn’t lapse at the end of a financial year, the decision was taken at a Union cabinet meeting on Wednesday. An official statement elaborates the idea, which is to earmark specific funds in a non-lapsable way for centre run healthcare schemes, including those that are meant for giving free healthcare access to 500 million people under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Regional imbalances in providing tertiary healthcare under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana will also be included within the fund…

India: An Attractive Destination for Clinical Research

The Covid-19 pandemic was a catastrophic event as well as an eye opener for the government to be prepared for such emergencies. The pandemic altered the geo-political and socio-economic norms across the borders, exposing the vulnerabilities of global healthcare systems. The infrastructure, robustness of government policies, risk management, manpower sourcing, supply chain management and procurement all have been challenged by the pandemic. Countries across the globe have taken strict measures to curb the spread of this infection as the cases and the fatalities are increasing. Almost all the countries have…

Vitamin C and its importance

Vitamin C is one of the most vital vitamins for proper human bodily functions. It is a water-soluble vitamin and is mostly found in citrus foods. It is important for tissue repair and enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. “Vitamin C is very important for our heart, bones, eyesight and even for our skin. It has been observed that people who consume a good amount of vitamin C have their heart function well, they do not look older early since it prevents wrinkling of the skin as this vitamin helps in…

Can Infections be a Cause for Cancers?

Dr. Ankita Baidya who is a consultant for infectious diseases at Manipal Hospital Dwarka, New Delhi, explains as to whether infections can be a cause for Cancers or not. When the infection becomes chronic it can lead to cancerous situations in the organ where the infection was present. She further elaborates on a few infections that may lead to cancer in their area of presence but can be prevented with timely vaccination. The most common example in this case is the Liver Cancer that happens due to the presence of…

Private Hospitals to Charge for Covid-19 vaccine, Government Centres give it Free of Cost

The vaccination has gained momentum in the country with a large population already been vaccinated. The coronavirus vaccine will available at private hospitals for a maximum price of Rs. 250 per dose inclusive of Rs. 100 service charge, while the government centers will provide it free of cost. This price came after the Union Minister, Prakash Javadekar earlier said that the health ministry will decide the amount to be charged for the vaccine within 3-4 days as they are in discussion with the hospitals and the manufacturers. The number of…