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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Babus’ interference in health sector angers Bihar’s doctors


September 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Government doctors in Bihar are fed up of bureaucratic interference in the state's health sector and are blaming 'babus' (officials) for the failure to provide healthcare ... Read more...

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Shanghai sperm bank has 100,000 samples


September 10th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 10 (IANS) A sperm bank in Shanghai, which has been in operation for nine years, now contains over 100,000 samples from a total of 3,289 qualified donors.The Shanghai ... Read more...

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ICT be used for better healthcare: Pitroda


August 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Information and communications technology should be used to create an information network for better health care in the country, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime ... Read more...

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Former AIIMS director to shape Goa’s health policy


August 29th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) As Goa drafts its health policy, a leading Delhi-based doctor and former director of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr P.K. ... Read more...

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Asking women what they want: A step to improve maternal health


August 22nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Was the labour room clean, was the medical staff polite and caring, were the mother and baby looked after properly? These are among questions proposed ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines, better health services (Lead)


August 15th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres and also plans to expand health services to small cities ... Read more...

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Indians to get free medicines


August 15th, 2012 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indian government proposes to give away free medicines through government hospitals and health centres.This was announced here by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in ... Read more...

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Finalise rural medical course, court tells MCI (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to finalise within six weeks the curriculum for starting a three-and-half years course ... Read more...

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Finalise content of rural medical course, court tells MCI


August 9th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to finalise within six weeks the curriculum for starting a three-and-half year course ... Read more...

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Aamir asks Nitish Kumar to popularise generic medicines


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Bollywood star Aamir Khan has urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to make available generic medicines in the state widely.Aamir had first highlighted the issue ... Read more...

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MSF battles kala azar in Bihar


July 17th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which provides medical humanitarian aid worldwide, is waging a war against kala azar in Bihar.Hundreds have benefited since MSF started its project ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks Aamir’s help to popularise generic medicines


July 8th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 8 (IANS) Impressed by Aamir Khan's advocacy of generic drugs, Bihar has sought the Bollywood star's help to create awareness and popularise the medicines among the people ... Read more...

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Rajasthan to distribute 200 new drugs free


June 29th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) Carrying forward a popular health initiative, Rajasthan has decided to distribute 200 new generic drugs free of cost at government-run hospitals to benefit millions of patients ... Read more...

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Bihar, Uttar Pradesh battle to contain deadly encephalitis outbreak (Roundup)


June 16th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna/Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), the deadly mosquito-borne disease that has hit Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, two of India's most populated states, is spreading.More deaths of AES ... Read more...

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Bihar lauded for child healthcare model


May 8th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Bihar's health system has been lauded for its effective child healthcare model that is now being taken up as global best-practice, the annual state of ... Read more...

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Mexican city distributes masks for volcano ash


May 7th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 7 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City has started distributing 483,000 masks to residents who might need protection from the ash being spewed by the Popocatepetl volcano.The Federal District's Public ... Read more...

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Government losing its way in Maoist minefield


April 24th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Two Italians kidnapped in Odisha, then a legislator and now a collector in Chhattisgarh. The high profile abductions have again focused attention on the ... Read more...

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Sedentary lifestyles affecting health of India’s elderly (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As WHO focusses on healthy ageing as its theme for the World Health Day Saturday, experts say sedentary lifestyles and growing psycho-social factors are affecting ... Read more...

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Goa on alert after Pune swine flu outbreak


March 24th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) Authorities in Goa have upped their precautionary measures as Pune in neighbouring Maharashtra reported several swine flu cases.The directorate of health services (DHS) in Goa has ... Read more...

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Dubai marks world kidney day


March 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, March 8 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Health Authority conducted free health screenings Thursday to mark the 7th World Kidney Day.Hospitals and health centres have highlighted the need for people to ... Read more...

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Mizoram plans tough anti-tobacco laws


March 4th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, March 4 (IANS) The Mizoram government has decided to enact tough laws to curb the use of tobacco products and drug abuse blamed for cancer and heart ailments, an ... Read more...

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Contempt notice to central government, Medical Council


February 28th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued a contempt notice to the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for failing to comply with ... Read more...

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UP health scam: CBI launches massive search operation


February 24th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday conducted searches at some 30 locations across five cities in Uttar Pradesh in a fresh crackdown on the multi-crore-rupee ... Read more...

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Cold kills 24 kids in Afghan province (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Feb 22 (IANS) Twentyfour children have died over the past four days in Badakhshan province due to snowfall, chilly weather and cold-related diseases, an official said Wednesday."Continued freezing weather, ... Read more...

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Chidambaram asks refugees in Tripura to return to Mizoram (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Saturday said the central and Mizoram governments would make efforts for the return of 37,000 Mizoram tribal refugees from six ... Read more...

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Lahore to ban smoking


February 17th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) A smoking ban will be imposed at government offices and public places in Pakistan's Lahore city.The District Committee for Tobacco Control (DCTC) has prepared a strategy ... Read more...

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19 infants die in two Bengal hospitals


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Highlighting the poor state of health services in West Bengal, 19 infants have died in two district government hospitals in the past two days, a ... Read more...

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Congress promises jobs, free electricity in UP


January 31st, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 31 (IANS) Massive employment opportunities for the youth, quotas for minorities and free electricity connections to the poor were among the promises the Congress made Tuesday in its ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh healthcare scam: Engineer shoots himself (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) The multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in Uttar Pradesh turned murkier Monday when a 55-year-old engineer, under probe for his alleged involvement ... Read more...

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Maoists massacre 13 Jharkhand policemen (Second Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 21 (IANS) Thirteen policemen escorting a government official were killed Saturday when Maoists blasted their vehicle in a forested part of Jharkhand and opened fire, authorities said.At least ... Read more...

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Sulabh to launch toilets with health centres in Delhi


January 16th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a new model of providing affordable healthcare and sanitation facilities, Sulabh International will introduce toilet complexes with attached healthcare centres in the capital, the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctors continue strike, 40 patients dead


December 25th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 25 (IANS) Medical services in Rajasthan remained badly affected on the fifth day of the strike by resident doctors Sunday, with at least 40 patients dying across the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctors continue strike, 30 patients dead


December 24th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 24 (IANS) Medical services in Rajasthan remained badly affected on the fourth day Saturday of the strike by resident doctors and officials said at least 30 patients have ... Read more...

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A Rs.300 crore ‘Thank You’ from Hooda! (Haryana Newsletter)


December 18th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) It could easily qualify as the biggest 'thank you' ever made. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda did that last week when he doled out a ... Read more...

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