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CHCS FACE 80% SHORTFALL OF SPECIALISTS DOCTORS

India is reeling under an acute shortage of specialist doctors, with a shortfall of nearly 80% of the required specialists at Community Health Centres (CHCs), reveals the Rural Health Statistics report published by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday. The CHCs are 30-bed block-level health facilities which …

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GAMING AND GAMBLING

The Union government’s proposed measures for regulating online gaming in a draft amendment to the Information Technology (Intermediary Liability and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 leave several questions unanswered. Some of these proposed measures, such as the establishment of a self-regulatory body, collection of know-your-customer (KYC) information from players, …

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EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE FOR URBAN POOR

Important points: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is implementing a Centrally-sponsored Scheme viz. the “DeendayalAntyodayaYojana – National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM)” to reduce poverty and vulnerability of urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment and skilled wage employment opportunities. The Employment through skills Training and Placement (EST&P) …

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Launch of health scheme likely

The Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Scheme (AB-NHPS), likely to be launched on Wednesday, aims to provide a medical coverage of Rs. 5 lakh a family every year. The scheme, estimated to benefit more than 10 crore poor families, will be implemented on a pilot basis in select States. The nationwide …

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