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Special police station to probe Rajasthan foeticide cases


September 17th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 17 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Monday announced it would set up a special police station in Jaipur to register and probe female foeticide and infanticide cases across the ... 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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Mamata raps civic bodies for negligence in preventing dengue


September 7th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Criticising civic bodies run by both her Trinamool Congress as also the opposition Left Front for negligence in combating dengue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Bengal dengue toll goes up to 3, confirmed cases 638


September 1st, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) With the death of an 11-year-old boy in Kolkata, the dengue epidemic has claimed its third victim in the state, the health department said Saturday. The ... Read more...

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Isabella, Jayden most popular baby names in New York


August 30th, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Isabella and Jayden have become the most popular baby names in New York City for the third year in a row, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced.Among ... Read more...

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313 cases of dengue reported in West Bengal


August 27th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) As many as 313 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health department official said Monday."We have 313 confirmed ... Read more...

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109 cases of dengue in Bengal


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 109 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 109 ... Read more...

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Five more swine flu cases in Lucknow


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Five more cases of swine flue were reported in the Uttar Pradesh capital Thursday, a day after an elderly person died of the virus here.Samples of ... Read more...

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A Rs.1 billion medicine scam unearthed in Sindh


August 20th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A huge scam involving purchase of drugs worth Rs.1 billion has been unearthed in Pakistan's Sindh province, Geo News reported.An audit report for the 2012 financial ... Read more...

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Action against Punjab health officials for infant’s death


August 17th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Acting on the report of an inquiry committee which found medical staff negligent, resulting in the death of an infant last month, the Punjab government Friday ... Read more...

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Bengal to increase awareness in dengue affected areas


August 11th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With 80 confirmed cases of dengue reported so far in West Bengal, the state government has decided to launch an intense awareness campaign throughout all the ... Read more...

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80 confirmed cases of dengue in Bengal


August 10th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) As many as 80 confirmed cases of dengue have been reported so far in West Bengal, a senior health official said Friday."So far there are 80 ... Read more...

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Private doctors on warpath in uterus removal scam


August 6th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 6 (IANS) Accusing the state government of taking arbitrary action against doctors in a uterus removal scam and considering passage of a draconian Nursing Home Act which will ... 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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Chhattisgarh doctors questioned on womb removals


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, July 23 (IANS) Health officials in Chhattisgarh Monday finished the two-day questioning of nine doctors accused of removing wombs of young women to make money under the National Health ... Read more...

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Food poisoning death puts Kerala eateries on mat (Kerala Newsletter)


July 21st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 21 (IANS) It took the death by food poisoning of a 21-year-old to shake Kerala's health authorities out of their slumber on the lack of basic hygiene in ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks one pound a day for hospital


July 17th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey has urged doctors from Bihar living in Britain to donate one pound every day to help build a super speciality health ... Read more...

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88 Afghan refugees in Pakistan found with AIDS


July 16th, 2012 - 9:30 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least 88 Afghan refugees, including 10 women, who have taken shelter in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, have been found to be infected with AIDS, the ... Read more...

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Children’s deaths: Bihar families yet to get compensation


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Families of hundreds of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar are yet to be paid compensation announced by the state government last ... Read more...

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Homeopathy, fish to take on encephalitis in UP?


June 30th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Even as a worried Uttar Pradesh government is combating the outbreak of encephalitis that has claimed 117 lives in the last one month in the eastern ... Read more...

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Junior doctors end 14-day strike in Bihar


June 28th, 2012 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Patna, June 27 (IANS) Junior doctors of Bihar's premier medical institution - the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) - ended their 14-day long strike Wednesday after the state government ... Read more...

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Maharashtra textile town in grip of jaundice


June 18th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) More than 500 new cases of jaundice have been reported from the textile town of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur district in the last four days and ... Read more...

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Doctor penalised for removing patient’s testicles


June 14th, 2012 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 14 (IANS) A private doctor who removed the testicles of a patient without his consent or knowledge has been directed by the Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) to ... Read more...

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Bihar to give Rs 50,000 for encephalitis victims


June 13th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The families of children, who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) will be paid a monetary compensation, officials said Wednesday.The state government has announced a compensation ... Read more...

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29 infected with TB in Chinese school


June 6th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 5 (IANS) A total of 29 people -- 26 students and three teachers -- have been infected with tuberculosis at a school in China, officials said Tuesday.A Grade ... Read more...

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27 kids die of measles in Sindh: WHO


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) At least 27 children under five years have died due to measles in Pakistan's Sindh province, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.The provincial health minister, ... Read more...

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Haryana’s low cost health for all plan stillborn


May 31st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), May 31 (IANS) Low cost health for all at the doorstep! The Haryana dream seems to be over before it began.Having failed to get polyclinics across the state ... Read more...

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Bengal government orders inquiry into crib deaths


May 24th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) In the wake of frequent deaths of infants in government-run hospitals in the state, the West Bengal health department has directed all sub-divisional, district hospitals ... Read more...

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Rajasthan cracks down on sonography centres


May 10th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, May 10 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Thursday cancelled licenses of six sonography centres here and issued notices to 24 others for their suspected involvement in female foeticide and ... Read more...

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Haryana takes another step to stop female foeticide


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) In a major step to prevent sex determination and female foeticide, the Haryana government announced Wednesday that pregnant women will have to submit a photocopy of ... Read more...

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Bhojpuri songs to spread awareness about kala azar


May 9th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Patna, May 9 (IANS) Bhojpuri folk songs that have been entertaining people in Bihar for years will now be used to spread awareness about the kala azar disease, a ... Read more...

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Health ministry faces flak for low allocation, spending


April 25th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the government is planning to increase health allocation in the 12th five-year plan, a report by a parliamentary committee Wednesday questioned the health ... Read more...

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Girl’s foetus found in Rajasthan town


April 20th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 19 (IANS) The foetus of a girl was found abandoned on the edge of a sewer line in Rajasthan's Dausa town Thursday, police said. Police said that foetus ... Read more...

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‘Six-legged baby’ operated in Karachi


April 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.The operation lasted for about two ... Read more...

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100 students suffer food poisoning on China campus


April 19th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) About 100 university students in China's Sichuan province required medication for vomiting and diarrhea Wednesday afternoon following a suspected food poisoning incident, Xinhua reported Thursday.Health authorities ... Read more...

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