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Lok Sabha passes bill for AIIMS-like institutes


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Amid slogans demanding the prime minister's resignation over coal block allocations, the Lok Sabha Thursday passed a bill to set up more AIIMS-like institutes ... Read more...

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Tripura to launch 24X7 ambulance service


July 28th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura, under a central government scheme, will launch an emergency ambulance service to provide 24 hours facility to the patients, officials said Saturday.The authorities will start ... Read more...

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After polio, Bihar targets kala azar


January 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Bihar, which has not reported a single case of polio since September 2010, is now turning its attention to kala azar, a disease transmitted by the ... Read more...

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Congress factions may reconcile in Jammu and Kashmir


August 16th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's Congress unit is finally set to end its internecine war.The two factions led by central Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and state ... Read more...

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‘Irregularity in rural health fund spending in Uttar Pradesh’


August 9th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) A central team that reviewed fund management under the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh found "irregularity" in award of contracts for procuring emergency ... Read more...

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Kala azar now part of Bihar school text book


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) The tiny sand fly that causes the deadly kala azar, a parasitic disease that affects hundreds every year and can cause death, is now to be ... Read more...

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Bihar’s mystery disease identified as toll rises to 41


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) The mystery disease that has rocked Bihar and killed six more children by Thursday morning, has at last been identified. It is encephalitis, an official ... Read more...

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Karnataka denies ban on clinical drug trials


May 4th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 4 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Wednesday denied a ban on clinical drug trials in government and private hospitals and medical colleges in the state and assured ... Read more...

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DMK blinks, Congress gets 63 seats to contest


March 8th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, March 8 (IANS) After a three-day tense drama that triggered a major crisis for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Tuesday finally allowed the Congress ... Read more...

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DMK blinks, Congress to contest 63 seats (Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK Tuesday agreed to let the Congress party contest 63 seats in assembly elections, ending a bitter row between the two ... Read more...

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DMK, Congress in row over seat sharing (Evening Lead)


March 5th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK and its ally, the Congress, were Saturday locked in intense negotiations after running into roadblocks over seat sharing for the ... Read more...

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Over 120 doctors quit government hospitals


March 2nd, 2011 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1, (IANS) As many as 121 doctors have left premier government hospitals, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital, to join private ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh tops child mortality, malnutrition rates


December 24th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 24 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh tops the child mortality and malnutrition rates among children in the country, a central health ministry report has said.The latest report of the National Rural Health ... Read more...

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Health warning revision on tobacco packs deferred till 2012


December 22nd, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The central health ministry has delayed the revision of pictorial warnings on cigarette and tobacco packets till 2012, causing widespread anger among activists and health campaigners. According ... Read more...

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Government taking steps to retain best doctors: Azad


August 27th, 2010 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Nearly 100 doctors, including 12 from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), have resigned from central government hospitals in the past three years, Minister of ... Read more...

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Central team arrives to probe Lucknow immunisation deaths


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 22 (IANS) A high-level team from the central health ministry reached Lucknow Sunday to probe the deaths of four infants within minutes of receiving routine immunisation shots in three ... Read more...

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Achuthanandan’s driver down with swine flu


June 9th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan and his family are now under the watchful eyes of medical experts after his driver Sundaran tested positive for H1N1 (influenza A) virus ... Read more...

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PMK leaders meet Karunanidhi over seat allocation


June 7th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 7 (IANS) With the PMK's high level meeting slated for Tuesday here, a group of party leaders met DMK leader and Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi at his residence Monday ... Read more...

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DMK to ally with PMK, but no Rajya Sabha seat for Ramadoss


May 30th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 30 (IANS) The ruling DMK Sunday decided to ally with the PMK but expressed inability to offer it a Rajya Sabha seat this time, dashing hopes of PMK leader ... Read more...

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Health ministry to monitor doctors’ prescriptions


May 26th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The central health ministry has decided to regularly monitor the prescription of medicines by doctors working with government hospitals, officials said Wednesday. The move comes after it was ... Read more...

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In Kashmir, Sonia will battle the flames in Congress


May 24th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 24 (IANS) In a state where the Islamist insurgency shows no signs of ending, Congress president Sonia Gandhi will have a more pressing task on hand when she visits ... Read more...

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Cancer cases on rise in Kerala region


May 7th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The central government has asked Kerala to strengthen its medical facilities to treat cancer cases after a rise in such cases was detected in the state, the ... Read more...

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Employees’ union protests during Azad’s visit to hospital


March 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 6 (IANS) Members of a Congress-Trinamool Congress-led employees' union staged a protest at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital Saturday and demanded better medical infrastructure at the hospital during the ... Read more...

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India offers amnesty to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan (Roundup)


February 11th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) In a major confidence building measure for Jammu and Kashmir, the government Thursday said it has accepted granting amnesty to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan who want ... Read more...

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Amnesty to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan accepted: government (Lead)


February 11th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) In a big confidence building measure for Jammu and Kashmir, the central government has accepted the state's proposal of amnesty to Kashmiri militants in Pakistan who ... Read more...

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Is Azad opposing his own policy of amnesty to Kashmiri militants? (News Analysis)


February 10th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 10 (IANS) It surprised many when central Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad opposed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's proposed policy of giving amnesty to and rehabilitating Kashmiri youth who went ... Read more...

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AMU junior doctors on strike


January 28th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Jan 28 (IANS) More than 500 junior doctors at the Aligarh Muslim University have gone on strike demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities in the entrance examination held Jan 24 ... Read more...

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Over 3,200 poultry culled in bird flu-hit Murshidabad district


January 17th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Over 3,200 poultry have been culled in bird-flu hit Murshidabad district of West Bengal, a health ministry official said. A three-member rapid response team from the ... Read more...

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Two swine flu deaths in Delhi, toll 72


January 1st, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) At least two people have died due to swine flu in the national capital, taking the toll to 72, authorities said Friday. "The death toll in the capital ... Read more...

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Two die of swine flu in Delhi, 214 new infections


December 18th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Two people died of swine flu in the national capital Friday, taking the toll here to 54, while 214 fresh infections were reported, authorities said. "At least two ... Read more...

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Swine flu alert in Assam


December 16th, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Health authorities in Assam Wednesday sounded a fresh swine flu alert after two people, including a doctor at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), tested positive for the ... Read more...

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Two out of every three blind in India are women


October 8th, 2009 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) Nearly two million people are blind in India but what is startling is that around 66 percent of them are women, government authorities and experts said Thursday, ... Read more...

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Goa records its first swine flu death


September 6th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Goa recorded its first swine flu death Sunday after a 28-year-old woman succumbed to the deadly H1N1 virus, officials said. The victim, a resident of Khola in Canacona ... Read more...

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Karnataka won’t identify swine flu victims any more


September 5th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) After 40 people died of swine flu in Karnataka, the health department of the state has devised a new "formula" to avert panic. From now, the department will not ... Read more...

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Assam searches for plane passengers for swine flu screening


August 17th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) Health authorities in Assam are on the lookout for over 40 passengers of an Indigo flight from Mumbai to Guwahati for screening after a 21-year-old Pune student who ... Read more...

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