Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

Focus: GS II- Health Why in News? Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) completes four years of implementation and one year of Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission. Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY) is the flagship scheme of the Union government as a part of […]

Ebola Virus Disease

Context: An outbreak of Ebola has been declared in Uganda following the confirmation of a relatively rare Sudan strain case. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Ebola Virus Disease How does it spread? What are the symptoms? How can it be diagnosed? Treatment About Ebola Virus Disease The first instances of the […]

Lumpy Skin Disease In India

Context: The Mumbai Police have ordered the prohibition of cattle transportation in the city to prevent the spread of the lumpy skin disease (LSD). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What is the lumpy skin disease? How does it spread? Symptoms What is the geographical distribution and how did it spread to India? […]

Nutrition Rating Stars on Food Packaging Labels

Context The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a draught notification for front-of-pack labelling in order to discourage consumers from purchasing packaged foods that are high in sugar, salt, and fat. Relevance GS Paper 2: Issues relating to poverty and hunger. Mains Question Despite being self-sufficient in food production, India faces […]

Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Context: Jean-Luc Godard  one of the legends of French New Wave cinema, died earlier this week by assisted suicide at the age of 91. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What are assisted suicide and euthanasia? Does India allow assisted suicide or euthanasia? Which are the recent cases dealing with this issue in […]

National List of Essential Medicines 

National List of Essential Medicines 

Context: Recently, The Union Health Ministry launched the new National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM), where 384 drugs have been included in this list with addition of 34 drugs, while 26 from the previous list have been dropped. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: What is NLEM? How are drugs eliminated and added […]

Superbug Infection

Context A year-long study of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) across the country paints a bleak picture of superbugs (or drug-resistant microorganisms) triumphing over medications. Healthcare Associated Infection Surveillance-India, a newly formed organisation, conducted the survey. Relevance GS Paper 2: Health Mains Question The superbug crisis in India is a global public health issue. Discuss the factors […]

Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

Context: Recently, the President of India launched the `Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan’. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: About Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan About Tuberculosis About Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan It has been envisioned to bring together all community stakeholders to support those on TB treatment and […]

A Must-Have Global Pandemic Treaty

Context A draught international pandemic treaty governing pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response will be ready for negotiation by 2024, according to Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist. The document will aid in addressing global public health challenges highlighted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The draft’s vision is to protect against pandemic consequences through “equity, human rights, […]

Uniformed Forces and Mental Health

Context: The government needs to take immediate action to address mental health issues in the uniformed services. Relevance: GS II: Health and Education Dimensions of the Article: What is mental wellness? Reasons for the Prevalence of Mental Health Issues in the Uniformed Forces Impact of the Rising Mental Health issues among the forces What is […]