Tag: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

CGHS Starts Consultations Through Virtual Mode- e-Sanjeevani

(New Delhi)CGHS Starts Tele Consultation Through e-Sanjeevani
CGHS has started tele-consultation services w.e.f. 25.8.2020. Initially, these services will be available to beneficiaries in Delhi/NCR. The e-services are available between 9.00 am and 12 noon on all working days.
CGHS tele-consultation services are using the existing e-Sanjeevani platform of the Health Ministry. For ease of use, this platform has been linked with the ID of the beneficiaries. For availing of specialist OPD services, the beneficiaries are required to register on the platform using their mobile number after which an OTP will be generated for verification purposes. After verification, the beneficiaries can log on to the system, fill patient registration form, request for a token and upload health records (if required).
The beneficiary concerned can initiate a video call with a specialist for consultation. After the tele-consultation, an e-prescription will be generated. Using this, the patients can get medicines issued from their CGHS Wellness Centre.

COVID Tests Crossed 10 Million (1 crore) Milestone

(New Delhi) COVID Tests Crossed 10 Million (1 crore) Milestone
As per During the last 24 hours 3,46,459 samples have been tested. The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,01,35,525.
This achievement has also been possible by the continuously expanding network of testing labs throughout the country. As on date, more than 1105 labs have enables people to undergo COVID tests. There are 788 labs in the government sector and 317 private labs. The various kinds of tests for COVID-19 and the labs providing these are as follows:
• Real-Time RT PCR based testing labs: 592 (Govt: 368 + Private: 224)

Drug Remdesivir is an Investigational Therapy Only

(New Delhi)Remdesivir is an Investigational Therapy
An updated Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19 has been released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 13th June, 2020 in which the drug Remdesivir has been included as an “investigational therapy” only for restricted emergency use purposes along with off label use of Tocilizumab and Convalescent Plasma.
This drug has still not been approved (market authorization) by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), where like India it continues only under an Emergency Use Authorization.

Recovered Patients Exceeds Active Cases

(New Delhi) As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
5,991 patients were cured of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the total number of patients recovered to 1,35,205, while the total number of active cases is now 1,33,632. For the first time, the total number of recovered patients has exceeded the active cases. The recovery rate now stands at 48.88%.
Also, the number of tests conducted by ICMR has exceeded 50 lakhs; it stands at 50,61,332 today. In the last 24 hours, ICMR has tested 1,45,216 samples. ICMR has continued to ramp up the testing capacity for detecting the Novel Coronavirus in the infected persons. The number of government labs has been increased to 590 and private labs has been increased to 233 (a total of 823).

CGHS Beneficiaries Allowed To Take Treatment In Empanelled Hospitals For Covid 19

(New Delhi) CGHS Beneficiaries Allowed To Take Treatment In Empanelled Hospitals For Covid 19
As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare all Health Care Organizations (HCOs) empanelled under CGHS, are notified as COVID-Hospitals by State Governments shall provide treatment facilities to CGHS beneficiaries as per the CGHS norms, for all COVID related treatments. Similarly, it is directed that all the CGHS empanelled hospitals, which are not notified as COVID Hospitals shall not deny treatment facilities / admission to CGHS beneficiaries and shall charge as per CGHS norms

India Achieves Recovery Rate @47.76 % ;Covid 19

(New Delhi)India Achieves Recovery Rate @47.76 % ;Covid 19
In the last 24 hours, 4,614 patients were found cured.
A cumulative total of 86,983 people has been cured.
This takes the total recovery rate to 47.76%
. The number of cases under active medical supervision as of today is 89,995.

India Achieves Recovery Rate @ 41.57 % :Covid19

(New Delhi) Covid 19 Updates
India Achieves Recovery Rate @ 41.57 % :Covid19
In India 57,720 people has been cured so far.
In the last 24 hours, 3280 patients were found cured.
The total recovery rate is 41.57%.
The total number of confirmed cases is now 1,38,845
. The number of cases under active medical supervision is 77,103.

India Manufacturing 3 Lakh Kits Of PPEs Per Day

(New Delhi) India Manufacturing 3 Lakh Kits Of PPEs Per Day
Domestic capacity ramped up: more than 3 lakh kits being manufactured everyday
There are some reports in a section of the media expressing concern about the quality of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) coveralls. The products under reference have no relevance to the procurement being made by the Central Government. HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL), the procuring agency of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is procuring PPE coveralls from manufacturers/suppliers only after getting their coveralls tested and approved by one of the eight labs nominated by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT) for testing the same. It is only after their products qualify in the test prescribed by the technical committee (JMG) of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, that they are procured.

2nd Positive Case Of Novel Corona Virus In Kerala

(New Delhi) Second positive case of Novel Coronavirus patient, has been reported in Kerala.
As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ,patient has a travel history from China.
The patient has tested positive for Novel Coronavirus and is in isolation in the hospital.
The patient is stable and is being closely monitored.

AIIMS Delhi Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee

[New Delhi]AIIMS Delhi Celebrates its Diamond Jubilee
During 2015-16, AIIMS Delhi, attended to
30 lakh outpatients,
2.5 lakh inpatients and performed about
1.5 lakh surgeries.
Health Minister JP Nadda In the celebration said that AIIMS is also the mentor institution for the new AIIMS like Institutions being established across the country. In this regard, the work done by AIIMS in formulating and reviewing subordinate legislation including the AIIMS Rules and Regulations has been commendable.
Highlighting its contribution, the Health Minister said that AIIMS not only has established high reputation but has also contributed significantly in academic quality, student care, infrastructure, and placement opportunities. “With its
9 centres and
52 teaching departments, and a
manpower of over 10,000 including more than
800 faculty positions;
Shri Nadda said that nearly 600 research projects have been conducted in the year and the institute attracted extramural research grants of more than Rs. 70 crores in frontier and cutting edge biomedical areas. “Moreover, the faculty and the scientists of the institute have published over 1800 research papers and AIIMS has been rated 3rd among the world’s top medical institutions in publishing research,” Shri Nadd stated
Enumerating the future plans, Shri Nadda stated that AIIMS is in the process of expanding its Trauma Centre, Surgical block, Mother and child block and OPD Block.
The expansion will happen in phases and when completed, will almost double the hospital’s capacity. The surgical block will also have
The Health Minister informed that the Union Cabinet has recently approved a proposal for setting up of National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Jhajjar under AIIMS at a cost of Rs. 2035 crores.
The Health Minister also inaugurated a free generic pharmacy store at the Institute for outpatients to cater to the needs of weaker sections of society and gave away research awards to the meritorious faculty members and students.
Also present at the function were Professor M.C. Misra, Director, AIIMS Delhi , Dr. Balram Airan, Dean (Academics), AIIMS Delhi, Dr. S.K. Acharya, Dean (Research), AIIMS Delhi, Students and Faculty members of the AIIMS and senior officers from the Ministry.