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Issues Relating To Health :

India’s Assistance Operation

Recently, India conducted an assistance operation in order to supply essential medicines to one of the SAARC country. Choose both the name of the operation and country from the options given below:

Schedule H1 Drug

Recently, which of the following drug was categorised as a Schedule H1 drug by the Government?

Anti-COVID-19 Programmes

Consider the following statements:

  1. Operation Namaste has been launched by the Indian army to contain the spread of Corona Virus in the country.
  2. Mo Jiban (My Life) is a new programme launched by West Bengal Government, to take a resolute vow to stay home and not to go outside during the lockdown period to remain safe from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Huntington’s Disease

Consider the following statements with reference to the Huntington’s Disease:

  1. Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.
  2. It is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of inheriting the faulty gene.

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Poshan Abhiyan

Which of the following state has been ranked 1st in the country for overall implementation of Poshan Abhiyan?

Avian Botulism

Consider the following statements regarding the Avian Botulism:

  1. The avian botulism is a neuro-muscular illness caused by Botulinum (natural toxin) that is produced by a bacteria-Clostridium botulinum
  2. Clostridium botulinum is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, anaerobic, spore-forming, motile bacterium with the ability to produce the neurotoxin botulinum.

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Social Awareness And Action To Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully

In which of the following given states, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, recently launched a campaign named Social Awareness and Action to Neutralise Pneumonia Successfully (SAANS)?

Nipah Virus

Recently, Kerala decided to launch an all-out campaign across the State, to create awareness of Nipah virus transmission. Consider the following given statements about the Nipah virus:

  1. Nipah virus is a zoonotic virus and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people.
  2. Nipah virus is closely related to Hendra virus. Both are members of the genus Henipavirus, a new class of virus in the Paramyxoviridae family.

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TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign

Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘TB Harega Desh Jeetega Campaign’. Consider the following statements about the campaign:

  1. It aims to improve and expand the reach of TB care services and making India TB-free India by 2024.
  2. It has three strong pillars which include clinical approach, public health component and active community participation.

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Unique Methods Of Management And Treatment Of Inherited Disorders

Recently, the government launched the Unique Methods of Management and Treatment of Inherited Disorders (UMMID) to tackle the menace of genetic diseases in newborns. Consider the following statements about UMMID:

  1. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will be the implementing agency for UMMID Initiative.
  2. Under the scheme, National Inherited Diseases Administration (NIDAN) kendras have been established.
  3. A total ten NIDAN Kendras have been established in the first phase to provide comprehensive clinical care.

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