Tag Archives: JP Nadda

Himachal Pradesh declared India’s Second Open Defecation Free State

The State of Himachal Pradesh was today declared Open Defecation Free (ODF), making it the second State in the country (after Sikkim) to achieve the feat. The State government made the declaration today at a public event in Shimla, where the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, felicitated the respective District Administrators and Local Administrators for successfully achieving this ...

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NEET Ordinance Today as President Gives Assent; What it Means?

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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda said President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016, which will be promulgated this evening. It provides for a uniform entrance examination for Undergraduate and Post Graduate admissions with a proviso that for UG admission for the ...

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3 New Medical Colleges, 2 Cancer Units in Jammu & Kashmir Soon: Minister

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda laid the foundation stone for three new medical Colleges at Rajouri, Anantnag and Baramulla districts in Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday. “The new Medical Colleges will strengthen the medical infrastructure and give a big boost to tertiary healthcare and medical education in the region”, said Nadda, stating that with total outlay ...

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World TB Day: JP Nadda Launches New Resistent TB Drug Bedaquiline

Union Health Minister JP Nadda launched Bedaquiline, a new anti-TB drug for Drug Resistant TB. The drug is a new anti-TB drug for treatment of resistent tuberculosis. The new class of drug is a diarylquinoline that specifically targets Mycobacterial ATP synthase, an enzyme essential for supply of energy to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and most other mycobacteria. J P Nadda launched it ...

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Centre to Continue Funding AIDS Treatment in States: Nadda

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Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda said the Centre will continue funding the AIDS treatment costs, reversing earlier decision to stop it in major shift of policy in view of criticism from states. Releasing the “India HIV Estimations 2015-Technical Report”, he has launched Distance Learning Programme on Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), Integrated HIV TB e-learning module, PPTCT ...

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Health Minister Nadda Kick Starts Kayakalp Initiative at AIIMS

It is a part of Kayakalp initiative which encourages public health facilities to work towards standards of excellence to help the facilities stay clean and hygienic Union Health minister J P Nadda has launched the ‘Clean and Green’ campaign at AIIMS, New Delhi as part of the ‘Kayakalp’ initiative to create awareness about staying clean and hygienic. The Kayakalp initiative ...

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What’s in a Number 127,42,39,769? India’s Current Population!

  With a growth rate of 1.6%, India’s population currently stands at 127,42,39,769 or 1.27 billion as of Saturday, July 11 and compared to China’s population at 1.39 billion, with expectations that it would surpass China with 1.63 billion by 2050. Calculated as of 5 PM on the World Population Day based Indian fertility rate, it was estimated that the ...

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Centre Promises More Health Funds for Northeast, Seeks Transparency to Avoid ‘Misuse’

Jagat Prakash Nadda, the union health ministers who is on tour of the northeast has promised to release funds to the eight sister states, allaying fears that health is given a back seat in the region, mostly governed by the Congress governments. The meeting held at Assam Administrative Staff College at Guwahati on Saturday with Health Ministers and Secretaries of ...

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Swine Flu: No Shortage of Tamiflu, JP Nadda Assures Rajya Sabha

Union Health Minister J.P.Nadda has been repeatedly saying that there is no shortage of swine flu medicine and the people need to be alert but there is no need to panic, though the number of deaths are above the 800-mark amid allegations of low numbers reported. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Nadda said the central government is in ...

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Swine Flu on Rise: Telengana CM Calls PM, Seeks Help From Centre

Telengana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the situation of swine flu cases that is on rise in the state and sought the central government’s help in tackling the crisis on Wednesday. Rao spoke to Modi over phone and urged him to send central teams to help the state health authorities. On Tuesday, nearly 50 ...

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Ban on sale of loose cigarettes: Will it help?

Continuing its fight against tobacco consumption, India could ban the sale of loose cigarettes and increase the minimum age of a person to 25 for cigarette sales. It may be ironic to ix the age but the time has come for total ban on cigarettes, when gutkha and other harmful products are banned. The matter would be presented before the ...

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TB Treatment: India Spent Rs 500 Crore in 2013-14

India spent Rs. 500 crore (Rs.5 billion/$81 million) in fiscal 2013-14 on the treatment of tuberculosis, including providing free medicines, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Tuesday. The minister also said that the government is implementing the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in the country, under which diagnosis and treatment facilities, including anti-TB drugs are provided free of cost to all ...

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‘No Ebola Cases in India so Far,’ Says Nadda

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said that no case of Ebola has been reported in India so far. “No case of Ebola virus disease has been reported in India so far…The government has taken a series of measures to prevent entry of Ebola virus disease into the country and to contain it rapidly, if a case is reported,” ...

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Modi’s New Cabinet: Winners and Losers with Portfolios

The expansion of new Union Cabinet witnessed the gains as well as loss of the newly inducted ministers, who shook hands with Modi cabinet on Sunday. The 44 member cabinet team has gone up to 66 member team, of which 26 are of cabinet rank, 13 Ministers of State with independent charge and 26 ministers of state. While 21 new ...

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