Ministry Of Health-Current Affairs-29 August 2019

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1.JAN AUSHADHI SUGAM; JAN AUSHADHI SUVIDHA

Union Minister for Chemicals made announcements related to “Janaushadhi Sugam” and “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin.”

JAN AUSHADHI SUGAM; JAN AUSHADHI SUVIDHA

About: 

  • Union Minister for Chemicals launched a mobile application “Jan Aushadhi Sugam” to enable people to search Jan Aushadhi generic medicine stores.
  • He also announced that “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” will now be available at only One Rupee per pad (earlier the cost was Rs 2.50 per pad).
  • The Government of India launched Jan Aushadhi Suvidha pad in 2018. It comes with a special additive, which makes it biodegradable when it comes in contact with oxygen after being discarded.
  • These are available for sale in more than PMBJP Kendras across the country.
  • About 28 million girls are reported to be leaving education because of a lack of availability of good quality Sanitary Napkin” pads at a reasonable cost.

2. MASKED AND WHITE-COAT HYPERTENSION

Indian Heart Study (IHS) has found that Indians have an average resting heart rate higher than the desired rate.

MASKED AND WHITE-COAT HYPERTENSION

Key findings of the study: 

  • IHS has found that Indians have an average resting heart rate of 80 beats per minute,
    • which is higher than the desired rate of 72 beats per minute. 
  • Unlike people of other countries, Indians have higher blood pressure in the evenings than in the mornings. 
  • Furthermore, there is a high prevalence of masked hypertension and white-coat hypertension in Indians,
    • Indeed, at 42 percent on the first visit to a doctor’s clinic. 

Important Info :

  • Masked-hypertension is a phenomenon when an individual’s blood pressure reading is normal at the doctor’s clinic but high at home.
  • Besides, White-coat hypertension is a condition in which people exhibit a blood pressure level above the normal range in a clinical setting only.

3.MoU FOR ENHANCED OUTREACH ON HIV/AIDS PREVENTION (Ministry Of Health)

An MoU has been signed between National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), under the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJE) for enhanced outreach on HIV/AIDS prevention.

MoU FOR ENHANCED OUTREACH ON HIV/AIDS PREVENTION (Ministry Of Healt

Salient points of MoU are as follows: 

  • Include female sex workers and transgender as a target group for social defense and drug addicts as a target group for NACO.
  • Inclusion of target groups of NACO and National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) in the programs of NAPDDR & NACO for awareness generation.
  • Enhanced coordination between Injecting Drug Users Targeted Intervention (IDUs-TI) supported by NACO
    • and Integrated rehabilitation center for Addicts (IRCAs) supported by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (DoSJE).
  • Reduced incidence of social stigma and discrimination against victims of drug abuse
    • Children and People Living with HIV/AIDS through program education setting.
  • Address the risk of HIV transmission among all substance users
    • through preventive risk reduction messaging on HIV/STI
    • and linkages with the Integrated Testing and Counseling Centre (ICTC).

Important Info :

National AIDS Control Organization (NACO)? 

  • Certainly, NACO is a division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that provides leadership,
    • Surely, to HIV/AIDS control program in India through 35 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Societies.
  • Moreover, In 1992 India’s first National AIDS Control Programme (1992-1999) was launched.
    • Although, the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) was constituted to implement the program.
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3 Thoughts to “Ministry Of Health-Current Affairs-29 August 2019”

  1. Shilpy jain

    Nice information specifically point 1 nd 3

  2. Rajeev Jain

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