UPHC In Telangana Give Quality Treatment To Underprivileged, Including Free Medical Tests & Medications
Telangana government has expanded the services provided by the state's urban primary health centres (UPHC) with the goal of providing quality care to people at no cost. They provide free testing and medications. At these locations, people can also get free vaccinations. Dr. Ayesha, UPHC Centre Medical Officer, Yakutpura said, "We also do teleconsultation if it is needed in an emergency through App".
Zydus Lifesciences said that their Bempedoic acid medication, marketed as Bemdac, is now available in India for the treatment of high bad cholesterol levels on May 13. Bemdac is an orally given novel medication class. It introduces a new treatment option for people with high LDL cholesterol levels (LDL-c). LDL-c is commonly referred to as bad cholesterol since it is accumulated in the walls of blood vessels.
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Maharashtra Minister suspend a doctor from the JJ Hospital for shortage of medicines. Amit Deshmukh the Medical Education Minister found that the doctor working there issuing a medicine that was not available at the hospital. The IMA issued a statement regarding that saying, "A doctor can not be held responsible for the hospital not having basic medicines. Most of them were basic medicines but the hospital does not have them."
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Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin on December 16 launched 70 new state-run pharmacies in 36 districts across the state. These pharmacies provide medicines at a discount of upto 20%, reported PTI. ''The 303 government-run medical stores are playing a social role similar to ration shops,'' said the government. Reportedly, the decision also led to private medical shops owners offering discounts to compete in the market.
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The surgeons of KIMS hospital of Hyderabad performed India's first breathing lung transplant surgery. It was performed on a middle aged person, suffering from end stage interstitial lung disease. Dr Anand Attawar and his team performed the surgery, on December 12. Breathing lung procedure helps mitigating lung, improved lungs functioning compared to a donated lung and better results for long term.
Students of Boise University in America's Idaho, on December 9, protested against their Political Science professor, Scott Yenor. He delivered a speech at the National Conservation Conference in Orlando, Florida, and said, women should be kept "out of" professions like… read-more
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Following the success of COVID-19 vaccine delivery through drones, Manipur also successfully delivered the medicine in the state on October 9. The drone completed its first flight between Churachandpur's Health and Wellness Centre to Bishnupur's District Hospital. ''The District Family Welfare Officer (DFWO) of Churachandpur provided 1,200 tablets of ferrous and folic acid tablets for transportation via drone,'' Dr Sumit Aggarwal, the… read-more
Bengaluru researchers have suggested butterfly tea plant as an aid for Alzheimer. Caused due to disruption in brain, the disease affects behaviour and memory of patient. Neha V Kalmankar, a Phd student at the National Centre for Biological Sciences highlighted the usage of plants to cure various diseases and the significance to find the medical purpose of plants. Cyclotides from plant has proven effective to cure Alzheimer patients.
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The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institute, Sweden, awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Medicine to three researchers for the discovery of Hepatitis - C Virus. Researchers Harvey J Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M Rice will share the award for their discovery. Out of the three virologists, Harvey and Charles are based in the US whereas Michael is from the UK. Hepatitis - C is responsible for liver cirrhosis and liver cancer for humans and… read-more
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Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers on September 17 revealed that it plans to have at least 10,500 'Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK)' by 2025. Union Minister Sadananda Gowda said 10,500 PMBJKs would ensure that the service reaches every corner of the country. The PMBJK initiative aims at providing quality medicines at affordable rates. According to the ministry,… read-more
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