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  • These buses will be largely internal combustion engine-based ones, separate from the plan already in place to encourage a switchover to electric buses. A similar plan was implemented by the previous UPA government to help states purchase buses under the JNNURM after the 2008 financial crisis to boost the economy.

    The central government is reviewing the two-year-old index by adding new benchmarks to ensure a more realistic picture. A senior government official told ET that the national health authority, the apex body responsible for implementing the flagship public health insurance scheme, plans to include the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in the Niti Aayog health index.

    The ministry had issued a draft notification saying that all medical devices would come under the category of drugs from December 1 and would be regulated under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India has grown by 66% at a time when investment across the globe has fallen by 30%, but FDI in the power sector can come in only if the regulatory regime is predictable and consistent, Kant said at the FSR Global Hub launch event conducted by the Florence School of Regulation and European University Institute.

    The Standing National Committee on Medicines (SCAM), headed by the secretary department of health research and ICMR director general Balram Bhargava, held a stakeholders' consultation on Monday to deliberate on the revision of the existing NLEM which is based on widely used formulations.

    The committee will coordinate efforts by over 40 research institutes to find solutions to problems affecting New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune. The panel will be chaired by Niti Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar to draw up plans to address air pollution in the Capital and other city-specific issues.

    The WHO in its revision exercise of antibiotics have grouped them into three categories– access, watch and reserve. WHO recommends that antibiotics in the access group be available “at all times” as treatments for a wide range of common infections.

    Here's a reminder: India should first focus on economic growth before it begins to focus on redistribution.

    The event is also expected to display ideas from new entrepreneurs, which can be later incubated in Atal Great Lakes Balachandran Incubation.

    At present, there are no legal provisions to compensate patients facing health problems due to faulty implants or medical devices. The draft legislation, titled Medical Devices (Safety, Effectiveness and Innovation) Bill, 2019, has been put up for consultation within ministries. It aims at regulating all locally-made and imported medical devices.

    The PMO has directed NITI Aayog to engage best subject experts to draft Vision Document 2035 for an innovative policy formulation for India starting 2020. Exports, rural income, unemployment are the major facets that the experts will have to address.

    Government to assess if it has right to grant waiver and whether there are any precedents.

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