Free Press Journal
  • Government implements HIV and AIDS Act 2017

    New Delhi: A crucial legislation for ensuring equal rights to persons affected by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs has come into force. The Ministry of Health has announced implementation of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Act through a gazette notification issued on Monday.

  • Happy with how my film journey is shaping up: Rajkummar Rao

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao says he is happy and content with the way his film journey is shaping up for the last few years. Rajkummar interacted with the media at the launch of The Eat Right Movement, initiated by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and the Ministry of Health here on Tuesday.

  • Health Ministry slammed again: Poster on coping with depression has angered doctors

    Mental health professionals are upset with some of the suggestions shown in a poster of dealing with depression tweeted by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday. The poster also suggested people to go to walks, follow a routine, eat fruits, positive thinking, doing yoga and having multi vitamins for dealing with depression.

  • Generic or Branded: Doctors reflect on pros and cons

    Ministry of health and family welfare is planning to release an order to ensure doctors are prescribing medicines by generic names only. Country’s apex medical regulator, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has already called upon all the doctors to prescribe drugs with generic names legibly and preferably in capital letters. Generic drugs are the drugs, which have same chemical formula and pharmacological effects as those of their brand-name counterparts.  SAMEER TIWARI

  • Bhopal: JP ends up laggard; Bhind, Tikamgarh hospitals emerge at the top

    BHOPAL: Bhind and Tikamgarh won the Kayakalp award – the clean hospital initiative – started by Ministry of Health and family welfare to make the government hospitals clean, hygienic and infection-free. Capital’s JP hospital was nowhere on the list of awards in either of the two categories. The best district hospital award has been given to Bhind and Tikamgarh (76), second to Satna and Shivpuri (73) and third to Khandwa (72), followed

  • Bhopal: BMHRC will not to be handed over to state government

    BHOPAL: A three-member team of department of heath research, including joint secretary Manoj Pant, under secretary SN Sharma and ASO Himanshu Malhotra  from ministry of Health and family welfare visited Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) and discussed upon the various issues of the hospital staff and the various associations working in the hospital. Headed by joint secretary Pant, the team after inspection of the hospital talked to the hospital management

  • Thailand eradicates mother-to-child HIV transmission

    Bangkok: Thailand has become the first Asian country to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Wednesday. Calling the achievement “remarkable” and “a critical step for rolling back the HIV epidemic”, the WHO hailed the Thai government’s efforts to prevent the transmission of the global pandemic, which previously affected one in three babies born to HIV-positive mothers, EFE news reported.

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    To curb India’s population growth, more babies should live

    From 1.2 billion people in 2011, India is on course to become the world’s most populous country with 1.6 billion by 2050. If India has to curb its population growth, a higher survival rate for its children is an important factor, our analysis of government data indicates.