Why including HPV vaccine in national program is waste of public fund, explains top epidemiologist

After the central government’s push in the budget for vaccination of girls in the age group of 9-14 years to prevent cervical cancer and the Union health ministry’s plans to include HPV vaccine in the Universal...

Amid reports of rising respiratory illness, Centre asks states to review healthcare preparedness

Amid the recent reports indicating a surge in respiratory illness in children in northern China, the center has asked all states and UTs to immediately review public health preparedness. The health ministry on Sunday said...

India launches locally-made rare disease drugs, cost slashed by hundred-fold

The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that the four made-in-India drugs for rare diseases have been launched in the country. As the drugs for rare disease are being imported at expensive cost, these made-in-India drugs...