Science, Health and Technology Updates


Guidelines for Treatment of Non-communicable Diseases Launched

NITI Aayog launched the model guidelines for Public-Private partnership in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on October 17, 2018. Under these, the private partner will invest in human resources, be responsible for operational management and service delivery.

Distribution of Jan Aushadhi Medicines

A hi-tech Central Warehouse of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya on October 16, 2018. It has been setup by the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), at Bilaspur in Gurugram. This will ensure faultless distribution of Jan Aushadhi generic medicines to all PMBJP Kendra functional across the country.

Saubhagya Awards Launched

The Minister of State for Power and Renewable Energy RK Singh launched an award scheme under the umbrella Saubhagya Scheme on October 15, 2018.


National Health Profile 2018 Report Released

The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey released an Analytical Report of the National Health Profile 2018 on October 13, 2018. The report prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) is the 12th edition since it was started in 2005.