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India would be one of the leading manufacturers of the vaccine and ensure a major supply to the external world. Russia would start exporting the vaccine only when its domestic demands are fulfilled. 

The country’s sex ratio of the total population (females per 1000 males) is expected to increase from 943 in 2011 to 957 during 2036.

Herd Community

23rd Mar, 2020

While countries around the world began to lock down workplaces, schools, and public gatherings in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus 

Rural Healthcare

5th Aug, 2019

The government’s efforts to provide better healthcare to people in rural areas seem to have resulted in improved utilization of the formal healthcare infrastructure.

The Union health ministry has banned 80 more Fixed-Dose Combination (FDC) drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 which include antibiotics painkillers, medicines used for treating fungal and bacterial infections, hypertension drugs like Telipril H and Loram H and anti-anxiety drug Resta (combination of Paracetamol+ Alprazolam). Total number of banned FDCs now stands at 405.

Zika Virus

11th Oct, 2018

  • 22 cases of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • The present outbreak in Jaipur, Rajasthan was detected through the ICMR surveillance system.

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