In October 2018, doctors pumped 8 ml of diluted umbilical cord stem cells into the baby’s lungs, through a pipe inserted in his mouth. The stem cells regenerated the underdeveloped lung muscles, vessels and alveolar lining in the lungs.
Under the measles-rubella (MR) vaccination campaign, all children in the age group of 9 months to less than 15 years will be vaccinated in a phased manner across the nation. Following the campaign, MR vaccine will become a part of routine immunization and will replace measles vaccine.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has started investigation on a complaint alleging irregularities in funds allocated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to the Health department of Chandigarh under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme.