Category: Health

EU-India join hands to develop new Influenza vaccine

The Indian government and the European Union (EU), joined hands for Rs. 240 crore research programme to develop a Next Generation Influenza Vaccine to protect citizens worldwide. Both the EU and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, have also committed EUR 15 million each to fund this joint call for the program named

Cover mental illness, IRDAI tells insurers

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has directed all insurance companies to make provision to cover mental illness in policies. Reference is drawn to the Mental Healthcare Act, 2O17, which has come into force w.e.f 29.5.2018. As per Sec 21(4) of the said Act, every insurer shall make provision for medical insurance

Australia recommences its adoption programme with India

The Government of Australia has decided to recommence the Adoption Programme with India, as per Hague Convention on Inter-Country Adoption. The adoptions from India had earlier been put on hold by the Government of Australia eight years ago, on the reported charges of trafficking of children for Inter-country adoption by some of the recognized Indian