Saturday, 30 June 2012

Government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus on the health challenges of people in towns and cities while it would continue the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) for another five years. Delivering his address at the third convocation of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here, Singh said: "Our government has decided to continue the National Rural Health Mission for the next five years. We are now proposing a new National Urban Health Mission in order to focus on the health challenges in our towns and our cities."

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

UK medicines legislation (including for homeopathy) is being consolidated.

UK medicines legislation (including for homeopathy) is being consolidated. The law is not being changed. The consolidation will happen through the Human Medical Regulations 2012, which were due to come into force in July 2012. They will be laid under the negative resolution procedure. Some homeopathic practitioners are concerned that following the consolidation the law will be enforced. They believe that this could end the sale of unauthorised homeopathic medicines over the internet and telephone. They are seeking a change in UK law. In 2010 the Science and Technology Select Committee examined Government policy on homeopathy. It found that homeopathic products are placebos, it questioned whether their use in the NHS was ethical and it called for changes to their regulation.

The report received vociferous support and opposition from a number of groups. The Government responded that it agreed with “many” of the Committees conclusions, but it rejected substantive changes to regulation 
source:http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06350

Monday, 25 June 2012

The AYUSH Department of Madhya Pradesh giving Homeopathic prophylactic for malaria

The AYUSH Department of Madhya Pradesh government is launching a widespread campaign from June 15 with the objective of preventing recurrence of malaria outbreak like last year in Sidhi district.
Under the campaign launched by the state government, homoeopathic medicines will be administered door-to-door. The decision to distribute homeopathic was taken as it has provided effective in prevention of malaria. source:http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-14/bhopal/32234661_1_malaria-medicines-sidhi-district

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