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Cheers Up Gear up!.....Drink Revolution

The countdown is on. We're gearing up for the Global Drink Revolution Day, October 3rd. That is 8 months from now.
We will fill the time with epic content and inspiring stuff because let's be real, we have no time to waste on our mission to shatter a harmful alcohol norm and to celebrate the alcohol-free lifestyle. Cheers Up Gear up! Fact number 1. There is stigma around alcohol problems. Fact number 2. The stigma is very dangerous. Fact number 3. The stigma is maintained by many nice people without any bad intentions but lacking knowledge about alcohol problems. Fact number 4. The stigma is fuelled by an industry that would crash on the stock market if fact number 1 would be false. Let us take it step by step

Union Budget 2017:Health budget hiked by 28 percent...and action plan to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025

To ensure availability of specialist doctors at the secondary and tertiary levels, the Centre today announced the creation of additional 5,000 post- graduate (PG) seats every year even as it increased the budget allocation for the health sector by almost 28 per cent. The government also announced setting up of two more All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jharkhand and Gujarat and asserted that it has prepared an action plan to eliminate kala-azar and filariasis by 2017, leprosy by 2018, measles by 2020 and tuberculosis by 2025. The Centre said that while Drugs and Cosmetics Rules will be amended to ensure availability of drugs at reasonable prices, new rules for regulating medical devices will also be formulated soon while asserting that 1.5 lakh health sub- centres will be transformed into Health and Wellness Centres across the country.