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Daily PIB Summary: 12 - 13 August 2018


CSIR’s new patented Clot buster
  • A new Clot buster, PEGylated Streptokinase - a Novel Biological Entity developed by Dr. Girish Sahni, DG, CSIR and Secretary, DSIR and his team of inventors at CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh is all set to revolutionize the treatment of ischemic strokes. 
  • Ischemic stroke is a condition caused by a dysfunction in the supply of blood to the brain due to emboli, thrombus or atherosclerosis occurring in cerebral arteries. According to the American Stroke Association (ASA), brain strokes are the second leading cause of death in the world with a staggering 15 million people effected causing 11 million people either die or become permanently disabled. 
  • Surprisingly, the prevalence of stroke is much higher in India than the West and about 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes.
  • CSIR-IMTECH and Epygen Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, have entered into an agreement for the latter to develop PEGylated Streptokinase for treatment of Ischemic Stroke.
Health Programmes/Schemes
  • Health being a State subject, the Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments in delivery of health services through various schemes of primary, secondary and tertiary care.

  • Central Sector Schemes:
    1. Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana
    2. National AIDS and STD Control  Programme
    3. Family Welfare Schemes
    4. Establishment and strengthening of NCDC Branches and Health Initiatives, Inter Sectoral co-ordination for preparation and control of Zoonotic Diseases and other neglected tropical diseases, Surveillance of Viral Hepatitis, Anti Microbial Resistance
    5. National Pharmacovigilance Programme
    6. Development of Nursing Services
    7. Health Sector Disaster Preparedness and Response and Human Resources Development for Emergency Medical Services
    8. National Organ Transplant Programme
    9. Impacting Research Innovation and Technology (IMPRINT) Scheme.
    10. Swachhta Action Plan (SAP)
    • Centrally Sponsored Schemes:

    1. National Health Mission (NHM)
    1. National Rural Health Mission (NRHM):
    1. RCH Flexible Pool including Routine Immunization Programme, Pulse Polio Immunization Programme, National Iodine Deficiency Disorders Control Programme etc.
    2. Health Systems Strengthening under NRHM
    3. Flexible Pool for Communicable Diseases
    4. Flexible Pool for Non-Communicable Diseases, Injury and Trauma
    5. Infrastructure Maintenance
    6. Forward linkages to NRHM
    7. Strengthening of State Drug Regulatory System
    8. Pilot Schemes(Sports medicine, Deafness, Leptospirosis Control, Control of Human Rabies, Medical Rehabilitation, Oral Health, Fluorosis)
    9. Human Resources for Health
    10. Prime Minister’s Development Plan for Jammu & Kashmir
    11. Strengthening National Porgramme Management of the NRHM

    1. National Urban Health Mission

    1. Tertiary care Programmes:
    1. National Mental Health Programme
    2. Capacity Building for Trauma Centres
    3. National Programme for prevention and control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardio-vascular Diseases and Stroke
    4. National Programme for Health Care for the Elderly
    5.    National Programme for Control of Blindness
    6.    Telemedicine
    7.    Tobacco Control Programme and Drug De-addiction Programme
    1. Human Resources for Health and Medical Education
    1. Upgradation /Strengthening  of Nursing Services (ANM/GNM)
    2. Strengthening /Upgradation of Pharmacy School/College
    3. District Hospital – Upgradation of State Government Medical Colleges(PG seats)
    4. Strengthening Government Medical Colleges(UG seats) and Central Government Health Institutions
    5. Establishing New Medical Colleges(upgrading District Hospitals)
    6. Setting up of State Institutions of Para-medical Sciences in States and Setting up of College of Para-medical Education.
    1. Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana