India launches world’s largest state-run healthcare programme

[Ranchi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering as he launches Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme, in Ranchi, Sunday, Sept 23, 2018. ( /PTI] Ranchi, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’ here, hailing it as the “worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme”. […]

India launches world’s largest state-run healthcare programme

Ranchi, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’ here, hailing it as the “worlds biggest state-run healthcare scheme”. Launching the scheme, Modi said the intended beneficiaries outnumber the total population of the European Union or that of the USA, Canada and Mexico […]

India launches world’s largest state-run healthcare programme

Ranchi, Sep 23 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the ‘Ayushman Bharat -Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)’ here deemed as the “worlds largest government funded healthcare programme”, targeting more than 50 crore beneficiaries. The scheme will provide a cover of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, for secondary and […]

Delhi hospital treats Iraqi girl with rare spinal disease

New Delhi, Sep 23 : A 19-year-old Iraqi girl has been given a new lease of life after a team of doctors from the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here successfully treated her for a rare spinal disease. Nuha Mohanad Hani was suffering from spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in which there is an abnormal tangle of blood […]

8 of 10 people unaware of having cancer risk genes

New York, Sep 23 : Due to the absence of routine screening, more than 80 per cent of people are unaware of their genetic risk for cancers of the breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreas, a study of over 50,000 people has shown. The findings revealed that most people only discover they carry cancer-associated variants in […]

Tobacco display bans effective in reducing smoking in children

London, Sep 23 : Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, claimed a new research. The findings, based on the analysis of the impact of the 2015 tobacco display ban in England, revealed that the percentage of children who smoked regularly fell […]