Mitigating Heat Stress: Municipal Commissioner’s Directive

Amid escalating heat wave conditions, Municipal Commissioner’s Circular No. 12 of 2024-2025 introduces measures to safeguard outdoor workers of the WBUES. Effective immediately until May 31, 2024, employees shall refrain from outdoor duties between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Updates On Wheat And Rice Procurement

With a combined wheat and rice stock exceeding 600 LMT in the Central Pool, the country is well-positioned to meet requirements under government schemes like the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) and other welfare programs, besides market interventions.

India Participates In Discussions At World Health Assembly

The Health Secretary championed traditional public health approaches, prioritizing community engagement and preventive measures. India is also advocating for digital health innovations as a transformative tool to achieve health equity and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on a global scale.

Ayurveda Research Meets Industry at PRAGATI-2024

The interactive meeting aims to explore research opportunities and collaborations between CCRAS and the Ayurveda drug industry. It also aims to maximize the potential of Ayurveda stakeholders by connecting researchers with industry partners. Ultimately, it will also benefit Ayurvedic practitioners and patients.

Ayush Treatments Now Covered by Insurance

Experts propose a “flat rate” model considering longer treatment stays in Ayush compared to allopathic medicine. Additionally, categorizing treatments based on disease severity and patient health can optimize coverage. The Ministry of Ayush has formed a Core Group of Experts on Insurance to advise on insurance-related matters and create a white paper on the subject.