Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicNational Health Mission

Topic: National Health Mission

ANMs unable to detect high-risk pregnancy, but here’s how Assam is fixing it: IAS officer

UNICEF and Assam govt carried out a pilot project in some districts. The main objective was to understand the critical gaps in the state's sub-centres and ANMs.

Used Aadhaar for Covid vaccine? Modi govt created your digital health ID without asking you

Modi announced roll out of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission this week, but registering on CoWin with Aadhaar has created digital health IDs for scores of Indians, seemingly without consent.

Hesitancy, weak internet, snowfall — what states are blaming for low Covid vaccine coverage

11 states & UTs have inoculated less than 30% of their registered healthcare workers. Centre has assigned officers to visit these states to review vaccination activities.

While Covid raged, Chhattisgarh covered over 6,000 villages under ‘Malaria Mukt Bastar’ project

Chhattisgarh government launched the 'Malaria Mukt Bastar' project in January this year. Malaria cases are down by 65% in the seven districts covered in the project.

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.

Ayushman Bharat and all other govt health schemes to integrate with digital health mission

Govt document says the mission, in its first phase, will pilot in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, among others, towards month-end.

Unique ID for all, identifier for doctors soon as Modi govt works on digital health mission

Under the National Digital Health Mission, personal health records will be stored in the cloud. Using a 'consent manager', an individual can control its access.

Coronavirus crisis is India’s chance to bring health reforms stalled by British colonial rule

Unlike 1991, this is not an economic crisis. India can take the lesson from the last similar healthcare crisis that the world faced in Spanish flu — reform or perish.

After flak, MP govt withdraws its ‘get at least one man to sterilise or lose job’ order

The order warned male health workers that they could lose their salaries or jobs if they failed to get at least one man sterilised in the 2019-20 period.  

Modi govt messes up policy to treat rare diseases, wants to redo it

Modi government tells HC it will re-frame policy as it has realised health is a state subject and it hadn’t sought approval of states.

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File photo of Assi Ghat, Varanasi | Representative Image | Neera Majumdar | ThePrint

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.
File image of Tata Group's headquarters in Mumbai | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Tata in acquisition talks with as many as 5 brands, to bolster position in consumer goods sector

The conglomerate will likely face stiff competition in the sector from existing global giants such as Unilever, as well as Indian tycoon Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries.


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China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.