Public Health and Management Cadre

Public Health and Management Cadre Context: In April this year, the Union government released a guidance document on the setting up of a ‘public health and management cadre’ (PHMC) as well as revised editions of the Indian Public Health Standards (IPHS). Background: The ‘public health […]

India Hypertension Control Initiative

India Hypertension Control Initiative   Context:   A project called the India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) finds that nearly 23% out of 2.1 million Indians have uncontrolled blood pressure.   Background:   Recognising that hypertension is a severe and growing public health problem in India, […]

India’s Pharma Exports 

India’s Pharma Exports  Context: Indian pharma exports witnessed a growth of 103% since 2013-14, from Rs. 90, 415 Crores in 2013-14 to Rs. 1,83,422 Crores in 2021-22.  The exports achieved in 2021-22 is the Pharma Sector’ best export performance ever.  Background: In the worldwide pharmaceuticals […]

Fortified Rice

Fortified Rice Context: • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today has accorded its approval for supply of fortified rice throughout the Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), Integrated Child Development […]

IPR Waiver

IPR Waiver Context: • Earlier in 2020, India and South Africa had jointly proposed to remove restrictions of IPR. • This was asked for the use of Covid vaccines, medicines and other related equipment. • Now there is a consensus in sight on the pending […]

Recombination of Viruses

Recombination of Viruses Context: • The world has seen the instances of recombination of viruses in the recent past, this was seen in the case of SARS CoV 2. • Similarly, even mutations are a natural phenomenon in the viruses when it replicates. About: • […]

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)   Context: The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, urged schools, local bodies, panchayats and NGOs to organise regular camps to train people in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). He said that CPR training must be part of the high school or college curriculum […]