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Issues Relating To Health :

National Essential Diagnostics List

Why is it in News?

  • Recently, India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

National Digital Health Blueprint Released

Why is it in News?

  • On 16th July, 2019, the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB) was released by the government bringing in the National Digital Health Eco-system (NDHE) to guarantee the availability of healthcare services on large-scale.

Quality Of 18 Pharma Companies’

Why is it in News?

The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) has found 25 batches of drugs of 18 pharmaceutical companies to be of substandard quality since January 2018.


Encephalitis Claims 57 Lives In Bihar

Why is it in News?

Until 14 June 2019, the death toll of children due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur went up to 57.


Shortage Of Healthcare Providers In India

Why is it in News?

According to a WHO database, India faces the problem of acute shortages and inequitable distributions of skilled health workers whose figures are lower than those of Sri Lanka, China, Thailand, United Kingdom and Brazil


Zinc Deficiency In India

Why is it in News?

In a recent study by the Harvard School, it has been revealed that increase in Carbon dioxide level is one of the causes of Zinc deficiency in crops.


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