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English Release 31-January 2015
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India Congratulates DRDO on the Successful Test-Firing of Agni-V
  • President’s Message on the Occasion of 38th Anniversary of Indian Coast Guard
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM reviews PaHaL Scheme for Direct Benefit Transfer for LPG Subsidy
  • PM salutes our scientists, on the successful test-firing of Agni V missile
  • PM gives best wishes to all athletes participating in the 35th National Games
  • Min of Comm. & Information Technology
  • Commemorative Postage Stamp on Swachh Bharat Released
  • Min of Culture
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Information & Broadcasting
  • Siri Fort Auditorium amongst the top 50 auditoriums for cinema viewing in India- Col Rajyavardhan Rathore
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • ACC Appointments
  • 18th National Conference on e-Governance concludes in Gandhinagar
  • ACC Appointments
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • Dr Mahesh Sharma lays foundation stone of campus buildings of National Museum Institute and Indian Culinary Institute
  • Min of Tribal Affairs
  • Tribal Afairs Ministers Felicitates Tribal Guests and the Tableaux Artistes & Supporting Staff, who had Participated in this Year’s Republic Day Parade
  • Min of Urban Development
  • Speech made by the Hon’ble Union Minister for Urban Development at the Inauguration of 35th National Games in Kerala on 31st January, 2015
  • States show the way forward on building smart cities

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare20-January, 2010 19:35 IST
India urges W.H.O. to explain reports on H1N1

SECRETARY HEALTH MAKES STRONG CASE FOR GENERIC DRUGS
Secretary Health, K.Sujatha Rao urged World Health Organization (WHO) to effectively explain reports appearing in the media that the Swine Flu was a false pandemic. Making an intervention in the Executive Board meeting of WHO currently going on in Geneva, Secretary Health pointed out that such news reports were adversely impacting upon the public health measures being undertaken by countries- She also called for greater transparency about terms and conditions on which international vaccine manufacturers were supplying vaccines to countries, In response to this intervention by India, it was agreed that WHO would formally write to National Focal Points in all countries clarifying the factual position about the H1N1 pandemic to quell all doubts that had been created.

Commenting upon the report of the WHO on the progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals Secretary Health urged WHO to clearly promote generic drugs as a strategy for rational drug use. India emphasised that it is only the WHO that has the credibility to withstand the persuasive power of branded and patent drugs. India urged all countries to promote access to medicines and not to confuse the issue of counterfeits which is an IPR issue with safe and efficacious generic drugs.


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