Saturday, 28 September 2013

AYUSH department failed to fully utilise the funds during the last three years

AYUSH
Even though adequate funds have been made available for the Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (Ayush) system of medicines in the country by the union finance ministry, the Ayush department failed to fully utilise the funds during the last three years. According to the latest data available with the union health ministry, the Ayush department could utilise only Rs.580.27 crores out of a revised estimated budget of Rs.670.00 crore during the financial year 2012-2013. 
However, the actual budget estimate for the year for the Ayush medicines was Rs.990 crore. During the current financial year till August 23, the Ayush department has utilised a paltry sum of Rs.197 crore against a budget estimate of Rs.1069 crore. The story is not much different during the previous years. In the year 2011-12, the department spent Rs.611.47 crore against Rs.900 crores of the budget estimate. However, the revised budget estimate for the year was Rs.650 crore. Likewise, during the year 2010-11, the department spent Rs.848.90 crore against the revised budget estimate of Rs.888 crore. The approved allocation of the Ayush department has been increasing progressively over the years. 

Friday, 27 September 2013

Peanut butter could help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women

peanut butter
Courtesy:123rf.com
Girls who eat more peanut butter could improve their breast health later in life. That's according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard Medical School. The research shows that girls ages 9 to 15 who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts were 39 percent less likely to develop benign breast disease by age 30. 
Benign breast disease, although noncancerous, increases risk of breast cancer later in life. "These findings suggest that peanut butter could help reduce the risk of breast cancer in women," said senior author Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, associate director for cancer prevention and control at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine. 

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) in Kerala

RBSK
Chairperson of UPA Sonia Gandhi will inaugurate two major initiatives of the Health Department on September 29, on her visit to the State capital, Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar has said. Arogyakiranam — which ensures free medical care to all children for all ailments till they are 18 years — and distribution of free generic drugs in all government hospitals, would come into effect on October 2, he said. 
 Both APL/BPL families could derive the benefits of the scheme through government hospitals. Arogyakiranam is the State’s modified version of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), a new national programme under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), offering a comprehensive health package for children up to 18 years. RBSK, launched in February, envisages early screening and intervention to prevent or manage about 30 birth defects, and deficiencies including developmental delays and disabilities in children, with follow-up treatment. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

AYUSH has directed medical officers and doctors to write legibly in the prescriptions

Bangalore:The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (Ayush) has directed medical officers and doctors to write legibly in the prescriptions issued to the patients. In a circular issued recently, the department said the names of the medicines should be written clearly in capital letters, along with the doctor's registration number. 
The directive was issued following a petition by the Karnataka State Doctors' Handwriting Improvement Association. Speaking to BM, association president Dr Shantagiri Mallappa said, "Being doctors, we had taken up the movement to improve the handwriting of fellow doctors.

Monday, 23 September 2013

69th Congress of LMHI in Paris, France from July 16th to July 19th 2014

LMHI
The whole community of French homeopathic doctors invites you to the:
  
69th Congress of
LigaMedicorumHomoeopathica Internationalis
in Paris, France!

From July 16th to July 19th 2014, at the "Palais des Congrès", Paris

It is for you a unique opportunity to meet homeopathic doctors from the whole world and to share your knowledge and expertise.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Walk in Interview under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram(School Health Programme) at Gomathi and South District.-Tripura

NRHM Tripura
A “walk-in-interview” will be held for recruitment for filling up the following posts on contractual basis at a fixed pay as shown against each under the “District Health & Family Welfare Society, South” and Gomathi District NRHM  in connection with formation of “Dedicated School Health Team” under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram, NRHM as per scheduled date & time mentioned below.( different dates for two districts)
Terms & condition of engagement:- • The engagement will be initially for a period of 11(Eleven) months from the date of joining the post, which likely to be extended base on performance of employees till the project period only. • No- objection certificate will not be issued within first contractual period of engagement with effect from the date of joining the post. • The number of post may increase /decrease at any time before or after interview. 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Ernakulam district has so far received about Rs 88.37 crore for NRHM

Arogya Keralam
Ernakulam district has so far received about Rs 88.37 crore for various health-related initiatives under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Of this, the district was able to successfully spent Rs 87.68 crore for these projects, said an official release. The district has about 35 health projects being implemented here currently under the National Rural Health Mission. 
The Arogya Kerala project began in the district on April 1, 2007. Ensuring primary health care in the district, reducing the child and mother death rate, improving the health of children and women, making drinking water, hygiene, nutritious diet available to everyone, ensuring disease prevention, preventing contagious diseases and lifestyle diseases are part of the targets of National Rural Health Mission

Admission to Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) 5½ years Course-2013-2014 at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, New Delhi.

UNIVERSITY OF DELHI
Applications are invited for Admission to Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) 5½ years Course-2013-2014 at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College, New Delhi. 
The Bulletin of Information may be obtained from the office of the Deputy Registrar, Faculty of Homoeopathic Medicines, 6 th floor, V.P. Chest Institute Building, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, only against a Bank Draft/Banker’s Cheque drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of Registrar, University of Delhi payable at Delhi in the following manner:
(i) By Hand for 750/- ( Seven Hundred & Fifty only) for General/OBC Categories & 550/- ( Five Hundred & Fifty only) for SC/ST Categories between 10:00 A.M. to 03: 00 P.M. on all working days from 09 th September, 2013 to 27 th September, 2013. 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Recruitment of Ayurvedic/Homeopathic Doctor for RBSK under NRHM

NRHM Gujarat
1984 posts of Ayurvedic/Homeopathic doctor to be filled by NRHM Gujarat.Out of total 1984 vacancies of Ayurvedic/Homeopathic doctor , 992 posts are meant for female doctors and 992 posts are meant for male doctors.
Qualification for Homeopathic doctor: BHMS Degree from colleges recognized by Homeopathy council of Gujarat and must be registered with Homeopathy Council of Gujarat
Age must not be more than 40 year as on 15/08/2013. Successful candidate will be posted at Taluka level as per the choice and merit list. This opening is purely contractual basis. Last Date for Online Application : 21-Sept-2013 7:00 PM

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidalaya B.H.M.S Professional Exams 2013- results

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidalaya
Devi Ahilya Vishwavidalaya has recently published the Results of  B.H.M.S Professional Exams 2013.The results are already available online. Students can check the results on the official website.

1.1 Vision ·
To address the major educational, economic, social and cultural needs of the Malwa Region, the State and the Nation, for professional empowerment of the youth, by extending equal opportunity to all sections of the society, with increased thrust on access, equity and individual commitment of its faculty and staff, for teaching-learning, research and ethics.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Cinnamon associated with favorable reductions in plasma glucose and lipid levels

cinnamon
courtesy:examiner.com
Consumption of cinnamon is associated with favorable reductions in plasma glucose and lipid levels, according to research published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Robert W. Allen, Pharm.D., of the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and colleagues used data from 10 randomized, controlled trials involving 543 patients with type 2 diabetes to conduct an update of a previous systematic review and meta-analysis examining the effect of cinnamon consumption on glucose and lipid levels. 
 The researchers found that cinnamon, in daily doses of 120 mg/d to 6 g/d for four to 18 weeks, was associated with a significant reduction in levels of fasting plasma glucose (−24.59 mg/dL), but no significant effect on glycosylated hemoglobin.

Friday, 13 September 2013

18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine for AYUSH Practitioners

RGUHSBengaluru: Following the orders from the Planning Commission, the State Health and Family Welfare Department has recommended Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) to start an 18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) practitioners to practice allopathy. 
The initiative is being taken up to upgrade and improve the primary health care system in the State. The recommendation has been sent to the RGUHS authorities, who will plan the training procedure and check its feasibility, said Madan Gopal, Principal Secretary, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Department. Meanwhile, apart from RGUHS, the State Health and Family Welfare Department is also looking at roping in more private medical universities for this course. “We have requested other private medical universities too for the same 18-month course in modern (emergency) medicine. They will have to check the feasibility and get back to us,” said Gopal. If this course takes off then it will help in ensuring that people, especially in the rural areas, get timely medical treatment. 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

RGUHS BHMS results published on Sept-2013

RGUHS
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences has recently published the results of BHMS(I, II,III and final) Exams 2013.The results are already available online declared on 07.09.2013 and 10.09.2013. Students can check the result on the official website.Students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences who have appeared in the BHMS.
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, (RGUHS), established by an Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Act of 1994, passed by Karnataka Legislature is dedicated to the motto of “Right for Rightful Health Sciences Education”. It is affiliating, teaching and a research University, headquartered in Bangalore. RGUHS is member of Commonwealth University, London, UK, Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi and Inter Universities Boards, Karnataka. About 680 colleges conducting professional courses in Medicine, Dentistry, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences in Karnataka are affiliated to the University. 

Govt. planning to bring in a new bill to govern the manufacturing, marketing and other activities of Indian streams of medicines

AYUSH
With the proposed Central Drug Authority (CDA) excluding the affairs of Ayush sector from its purview, the Centre is planning to bring in a new bill to govern the manufacturing, marketing and other activities of Indian streams of medicines. “There was a plan to include Ayush also under the CDA. But it did not happen. Now we are planning to draft a bill to govern the Ayush sector. 
But it will take time as many things are involved,” secretary of Ayush Department Nilanjan Sanyal confirmed to Pharmabiz. Based on the recommendations of the Mashelkar Committee, the central government introduced the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2007 in the Rajya Sabha in August, 2007. This original bill, among other things, had sought to bring Ayush also under the CDA. This Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare for examination. The committee made several recommendations including for creation of a separate chapter for regulating medical devices. Accordingly, Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill 2013 was drafted and was tabled in Rajya Sabha last week. 

Approval to 16 Homeopathy colleges

homeopathy
AHMEDABAD: The Homeopathic Council has cleared 16 colleges with a seating capacity of 1600. With this approval, the Admission Committee for Professional Medical Educational Courses is likely to announce the programme for admission in these colleges. 
Officials said that the respective councils are yet to recognize the ayurvedic colleges. There are 450 seats in these ayurvedic colleges. Officials said that the state still has not got the approval for five dental colleges. Officials in the committee said that admissions for medical and para-medical colleges had ended in the state in last week of August. However, admissions to nearly 2,200 seats in homeopathy, ayurvedic and BSC nursing are yet to be done. "We will have to go in for reshuffling, as several students who have taken admission in physiotherapy, BSC nursing would want to go for ayurvedic and homeopathy. 

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Ayurvedic, Unani, and homeopathic education may face a setback in the session 2013-14

AYUSH
KANPUR: Ayurvedic, Unani, and homeopathic education may face a setback in the session 2013-14 due to the pending decision of ministry of health and family welfare and department of AYUSH regarding grant/denial of permission to start the new academic session. 
The government is waiting for the report of Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) for the status of colleges which are allegedly not following the minimum standard required (MSR) regulations as per the guidelines proposed by the government. The department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa Rigpa and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) is part of the Union ministry of health and family welfare. The Ayurvedic, Unani and homeopathic medical colleges governed by AYUSH are run under Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) and Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH). 

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Calicut university II BHMS Supplementary Exam 6/2013-Results

University of Calicut has recently published the Results of 2nd BHMS Supplementary Exams June 2013.The results are available online. Students can check the results on the official website. 

The University of Calicut is the largest University in Kerala. Established in the year 1968, it is the second university to be set up in Kerala. The University aims to nurture excellence in education and research in its catchment areas of Northern Kerala, historically consigned to the periphery of Kerala’s academic map. The University lays its emphasis on fostering quality human resource and promoting productive research that benefit both local communities and wider humanity.

'Arogyakiranam' to be clubbed with Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) in Kerala

NRHM kerala
The state government's ambitious programme 'Arogyakiranam' offering free treatment to all children aged below 18 will now be clubbed with the centrally sponsored Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
Under this programme the state will get Rs 30 crore in the first year for offering treatment to children. "Already many of the schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) cover the health needs of the children. With the launch of RBSK we expect to cover the proposals under the Arogyakiranam project through all these schemes,'' said M Beena, mission director, NRHM
However, the state government has assured of funds if the pecuniary resources from RBSK fall short. In the first year it will not incur a huge expense as the scheme will be just rolled out. Institutions like regional cancer centre are already offering free treatment under various schemes to children.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Post graduate Homoeopathy Entrance 2013-West Bengal

West Bengal University of Health Sciences
The West Bengal University of Health Sciences invites application for the Post graduate Homoeopathy Entrance Courses in various Homoeopathy Medical Colleges of West Bengal including NIH (National Institute of Homoeopathy) 
Admission to the seats in the affiliated institutions of The West Bengal University of Health Sciences in different Post Graduate Homoeopathy Courses shall be made on the basis of the inter se merit lists of different categories / castes of candidates appearing in the West Bengal Post Graduate Homoeopathy Admission Test Examination (WBPGHAT) to be conducted by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences ( WBUHS).
Last date : 16.09.2013

Monday, 2 September 2013

50 new Homoeopathic dispensaries sanctioned in kerala

Health and family welfare department have sanctioned the opening of 50 New homeopathic dispensaries in Kerala. (municipalities/panchayaths). G.O.(MS) N0. 373/2013/H&FWD
The concerned local bodies will provide the basic infrastructure. The chef minister Shri. Oomen Chandi had earlier briefed the approval in the cabinet meeting couple of days back.
The GO has been given below mentioning the name of the dispensaries
The government is also pleased to provide sanction in 200 post which includes 4 post in each dispensary(1 medical officer, 1 pharmacist, one attender, and 1 part time sweeper)