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States Asked to Keep Vigil After 8 Zika Cases in Maharashtra

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On Wednesday, the Centre ordered states to maintain vigilance due to Zika virus spread in Maharashtra, with eight cases reported by July 2: six in Pune, one each in Kolhapur and Sangamner. Spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Zika usually causes mild symptoms but poses risks for pregnant women, potentially causing microcephaly in the fetus. Atul …

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80% of Public Health Facilities in India Are Substandard, Reveals Government Survey

News on Health 1 ArdorComm Media Group 80% of Public Health Facilities in India Are Substandard, Reveals Government Survey

A recent government survey under the National Health Mission (NHM) has revealed that nearly 80% of public health facilities in India fail to meet the minimum standards for infrastructure, manpower, and equipment. This self-assessment exercise involved over 200,000 facilities, out of which only 8,089 scored 80% or higher for compliance. The government aims to make …

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Pune Reports Two Cases of Zika Virus Infection

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Pune has reported its first two cases of Zika virus infection this year, involving a doctor and his teenage daughter, both residents of Erandwane. This marks the city’s initial encounter with the virus in 2024, officials confirmed on Monday. The first case involves a 46-year-old doctor associated with two major hospitals in Pune. He exhibited …

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Maharashtra Govt Allocates ₹9.4 Crore for Healthcare Facilities During Ashadhi Ekadashi Wari

News on Health 2 ArdorComm Media Group Maharashtra Govt Allocates ₹9.4 Crore for Healthcare Facilities During Ashadhi Ekadashi Wari

The Maharashtra government has allocated over ₹9.4 crore to provide healthcare facilities for pilgrims during the Ashadhi Ekadashi Wari. Of this, ₹2.40 crore is earmarked for medicines and ₹3 crore for food and snacks for the healthcare staff and pilgrims. The State Public Health Department issued a general resolution regarding this on June 13. Dr. …

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Pilgrim Monitoring System for Himalayan Holy Sites Linked to Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

News on Health 5 ArdorComm Media Group Pilgrim Monitoring System for Himalayan Holy Sites Linked to Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission

Pilgrims visiting the Himalayan holy sites, including Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath (collectively known as the Chardham), will soon benefit from a new technology ecosystem aimed at protecting them from ailments associated with high altitudes and extreme cold. The Centre and the Uttarakhand government are collaborating to integrate this system with the Ayushman Bharat Digital …

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India to Showcase Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission at World Health Assembly

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India will highlight its universal health coverage through Ayushman Bharat, public health emergency preparedness, and digital health transformations at the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva from May 27 to June 1. Official sources confirmed on Wednesday that India will also present the Arogya Maitri Disaster Management Cube, an indigenous portable hospital equipped with innovative …

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The Economic Wisdom of an Annual COVID-19 Vaccine: A Comprehensive Study

Blog on Health 1 ArdorComm Media Group The Economic Wisdom of an Annual COVID-19 Vaccine: A Comprehensive Study

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our lives in profound ways, influencing everything from our daily routines to global economies. As vaccination rates wane and governments reconsider their policies, questions arise regarding the necessity and benefits of an annual COVID-19 vaccine. A recent study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases sheds light on this issue, …

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The Interconnection Between Climate Change and Immune Health: A Growing Concern

News on Health 10 ArdorComm Media Group The Interconnection Between Climate Change and Immune Health: A Growing Concern

As the global community grapples with the multifaceted challenges of climate change, a concerning trend has emerged: a rise in immune-mediated diseases. From nasal allergies to rheumatoid arthritis to cancer, diseases linked to immune dysregulation are on the ascent, and climate change appears to be a contributing factor. A recent study led by Harvard T.H. …

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Delhi Government Warns of Adverse Mental Health Effects Due to Air Pollution, NGT Seeks Action

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The Delhi government has alerted the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to the detrimental impact of air pollution on mental health, highlighting feelings of sadness, cognitive difficulties, and decreased resilience among individuals. Responding to NGT’s inquiry on the psychological consequences of declining air quality, the government emphasized the urgent need to analyze mental health effects. In …

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Zell Education Launches Global Career Championship, Offering Financial Education Scholarships

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Zell Education has unveiled the Global Career Championship, a scholarship program designed to empower students and professionals seeking to enhance their skills in finance and accounts. The initiative aims to provide a platform for individuals globally to upskill, fostering career growth in the competitive field of financial education. In a recent press release, Zell Education …

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