Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicHealth scheme

Topic: Health scheme

Harsh Vardhan launches digitised versions of health schemes on NHA’s IT platform

Vardhan launched the revamped Central Government Health Scheme and the umbrella schemes of Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi and the Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant on the platform.

What is digital health ID? All about the 14-digit number and privacy concerns around it

Here’s a breakdown of the jargon associated with digital health ID, how it will be generated and what data will be stored.

TB cases down but India still has 27% of all global patients, tops WHO list

WHO report says 10 million TB cases were reported globally in 2018. At 27%, India also had the highest number of multi-drug resistant TB cases.

Popular cartoon characters Motu, Patlu will now promote Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat

The comic book featuring details about Ayushman Bharat has been published. Copies will soon be distributed in over 7 lakh govt schools across India.

Modi govt’s Ayushman Bharat likely to cover over 90 cr people — 70% of total population

The scheme covers 40% of the population at present. Official document accessed by ThePrint says the government will expand the scheme over time.

PM Modi launches world’s biggest govt-sponsored healthcare scheme

The Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat will have beneficiaries almost equal to the population of Canada, Mexico and the US combined together.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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