Hilary Swank files federal lawsuit against actors’ union health plan over coverage for ovarian cysts

The lawsuit argued that the issue ‘addresses the shockingly antiquated question of whether the sole purpose of a woman, and specifically her ovaries, is to procreate. When faced with a claim for insurance benefits for the medically necessary treatment of ovarian cysts and endometriosis, the Trustees answered ”yes,” determining that there could be no possible […]

Dr Kang tipped to be Chandigarh’s next director health services

Officials said the other two doctors who are in the running for the post are Dr Andesh Kang, deputy director of food cell, Kharar, and Dr Balwant Singh, director of Punjab Health System Corporation.

COVID-19 vaccine to be ready by March 2021, will take first dose if people have any trust deficit: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

“AIIMS and other research institutions have been asked to undertake research to study the long-term impact of COVID. ICMR is establishing a National Clinical Registry on COVID that will provide insights into the clinical course of COVID-19 disease, its spectrum and outcome of patients. Expert group consultations are already going on to review the emerging […]

UK braces for post-pandemic spike in need for mental health services

The challenge will be compounded by the fact that mental health service providers will need to operate safely just like all other parts of society, with social distancing measures in place and effective infection control, which is expected to reduce capacity by between 10 and 30 percent.

Covid, essential health services to dominate discussions as Health Ministers of WHO South-East Asia Region meet this week

New Delhi: Measures to curtail the outbreak, ways to maintain essential health services and transition to the ‘new normal’ will be the key discussion areas for Health Ministers from Member countries of the WHO South East Asia Region participating in the Seventy Third Regional Committee Session of WHO South-East Asia on 9 – 10 September, […]

COVID-19 vaccine likely to be available by early 2021, will take first dosage if any trust deficit: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

He added that the Central government has also asked states and UTs to proactively engage with the private sector health providers and consider pooling in public and private healthcare facilities, as this will help in providing prompt, good quality and reasonable health care to COVID-19 patients.

60% Covid cases limited to 5 states, says health ministry

India focused on three key interventions that has resulted in the rate of growth of positive cases and deaths to one of the lowest in the world. The measures include scaling up testing in a short span of time, effective clinical management, and providing non-Covid essential health care.

UPSC issues guidelines for Oct 4 civil services preliminary exam, makes face masks mandatory

Issuing fresh examination guidelines for the civil services aspirants, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has notified wearing face covers as mandatory for candidates appearing for the civil services (preliminary) examination scheduled for October 4.The central recruiting agency has also asked the candidates to bring their own hand sanitizers in transparent bottles.“Wearing of mask/face cover […]

eSanjeevani: Telemedicine service platform completes 3 lakh consultations, says Health Ministry

New Delhi: Union Health Ministry’s telemedicine service platform ‘eSanjeevani’ has completed three lakh teleconsultations till now. The platform supports two types of telemedicine services — doctor-to-doctor through eSanjeevani and patient-to-doctor through eSanjeevani OPD, said an official statement on Tuesday. 

National Digital Health Mission: Participation in digital health ecosystem shall be optional, says Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said participation in the digital health ecosystem shall be totally optional and shall never be made mandatory for individuals, while asserting that it is a “lie that those who do not become part of the system shall not be allowed to access the hospitals”.He said this while answering questions from […]