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Lok Sabha passes DNA Technology Regulation Bill

The passage of the DNA bill in the lower house of the Parliament has to now matched by green signal from upper house too for it to become a law to ensure the application of DNA-based forensic technologies to support and strengthen the justice delivery system of the country...………..

Govt targets health expenditure at 2.5% of GDP by 2025

As per the union government, an increase in economic growth makes available increased resources for funding the health sector. During the year 2017-18, Rs 50,592.63 Crore was allocated for healthcare expenditure in India which is higher than the previous fiscal years

National policy for rare genetic diseases formulated

On the whole, govt says that the policy seeks to strike a balance between the interest of patients of Rare Diseases and health system sustainability.........

Govt encouraging young scientists to take up research work, says Y...

As per the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mr Y S Chowdary, the ease of funding, speed of delivery, attractive fellowships etc. are some of the characteristics of the young scientist research programmes........

Health ministry comes up with guidelines on Thalassemia

While it has defined the guidelines, the health ministry hasn't made the carrier testing compulsory for relatives of thalassemia patients as it wants the same to be voluntary and not cause stigmatisation of the family...........

India finally gets a new national health policy after 15 years...

After its approval by the union cabinet, the details regarding national health policy 2017 were later formally shared by the health minister in both houses of the Parliament......

Lok Sabha passes Maternity benefit (amendment) bill, 2016

The maternity benefit for working women has been increased from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, thereby providing much better and improved maternal and infant health indicators in the future......

Govt spent Rs 5.2 crore on Dengue vaccine research in 2016

As per the union minister of state for science and technology, Mr Y S Chowdary, the government is supporting Dengue vaccine research in a major way.....

Indian parliamentarians call for united action against TB

The focus of the recent discussions at Delhi was to seek the commitment from Parliamentarians for the formation of an India Tuberculosis Caucus...

BRAI bill is currently under revision, to be reintroduced: Y S...

The government is updating the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill and it will be reintroduced in the Lok Sabha after updations, mentioned Mr Y S Chowdary, Minister of State for Science and Technology