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“Mamatadidi MBBS” tackles dengue (West Bengal newsletter)


September 8th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) As dengue cases get more widely reported across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has earned a fresh nickname - "Mamatadidi MBBS". She has taken ... Read more...

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73 kids die of ‘mysterious’ disease in Bihar


June 8th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 8 (IANS) A "mysterious" disease has claimed the lives of 73 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the past fortnight, officials said Friday.State health department ... Read more...

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UP to set up control rooms for road accident victims


May 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will set up control rooms on national and state highways to provide emergency services to accident victims in district-level hospitals across the state, officials ... Read more...

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Crows are dying in Bihar from bird flu


February 18th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) It is official now. Crows are dying in Bihar because of bird flu. This was revealed in the report of the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease ... Read more...

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Pakistan cardiac drug that killed over 100 tainted: Report


February 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) One of the heart medicines that caused over 100 deaths in Pakistan's Punjab province was contaminated, said a media report citing a British laboratory report.The samples ... Read more...

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Pilot safe as MiG-21 crashes in Haryana (Lead, Changing Dateline)


December 2nd, 2011 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sirsa (Haryana), Dec 2 (IANS) An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter crashed in Haryana's Sirsa district Friday following a technical snag but the pilot managed to eject moments before the ... Read more...

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Dead crows in Jharkhand raise fears of avian virus


November 29th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) Crows are dropping dead in cities and towns across Jharkhand since the last fortnight due to a mysterious disease. The state authorities have warned people not ... Read more...

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Haryana to bring health services at par with private sector


August 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana's health department will soon have an ambitious health policy that seeks to bring government healthcare facilities at par with those of the private sector.Haryana's Health ... 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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Haryana to review mid-day meal scheme as kids fall sick


July 18th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has ordered a review of the mid-day meal scheme in government-run schools after 100 students in Kurukshetra district last week ended up ... Read more...

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This summer, Kashmir to fight murderers of another kind


May 19th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 19 (IANS) Newspaper advertisements, TV messages, raids on ultrasound clinics, door-to-door campaigns -- shamed by the dismal sex ratio revealed by the latest census report, the Jammu and ... Read more...

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Viral fever hits Kerala’s Alappuzha


May 1st, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 1 (IANS) A series of contagious diseases, including viral fever, that took a heavy toll in Kerala in the previous years have made a comeback in the state's ... Read more...

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2 die of food poisoning, 150 fall ill in Punjab (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Faridkot (Punjab), April 5 (IANS) Two persons, including a 10-year-old child, died and over 150 people fell ill after consuming food at a religious function in a Punjab village Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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Child dies of food poisoning, 100 fall ill in Punjab


April 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moga (Punjab), April 5 (IANS) A 10-year-old child died and around 100 people, including many children, fell ill after consuming food at a religious function at Jaitu village in Punjab ... Read more...

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Punjab orders probe into female foeticide case


April 1st, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 1 (IANS) While the Punjab government is patting itself for improvement in sex ratio in the state, the health department Friday ordered an enquiry into an alleged incident ... Read more...

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4 Gujarat children die after being given measles drops


March 16th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, March 16 (IANS) Four children died in Gujarat after they were given oral vaccine drops for measles, official sources said here Wednesday. The government has ordered immediate suspension ... Read more...

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Bihar junior doctors’ strike claims over two dozen lives


February 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 2 (IANS) Over two dozen patients admitted at six hospitals in Bihar have died during a strike by junior doctors that entered its third day Wednesday, officials said.Hundreds ... Read more...

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Doctors’ strike continues in Bihar


February 1st, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) Health services in Bihar were severely hit Tuesday as hundreds of junior doctors continued their indefinite strike for the second day, demanding the arrest of a legislator and ... Read more...

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Family planning in Bhopal gets a Nano boost


December 5th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 5 (IANS) Health workers in Bhopal can now look forward to various prizes for enrolling men in the government's vasectomy programme, including a shiny new Tata Nano car."We are finalising ... Read more...

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MCD not to courier birth, death certificates


November 23rd, 2010 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) To check fraud, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will no longer courier birth and death certificates to online applicants, officials said Tuesday.The applicants can now get ... Read more...

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Doctor arrested for selling corpses (Lead)


November 18th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) Three government hospital staffers, including a doctor, were arrested in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh for selling unclaimed corpses to private medical colleges, police said Thursday."Preliminary investigations indicate ... Read more...

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Doctor arrested for selling corpses


November 18th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) Three people, including a doctor in a government hospital, were arrested in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh for selling unclaimed corpses to private medical colleges, police said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Chandigarh promises bitter Diwali for spurious sweet makers


November 4th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration will take stern action against sweetmeat shops selling spurious or unhygienically prepared sweets, officials said Thursday."We are raiding sweet shops in Chandigarh and strict ... Read more...

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Chandigarh gives its sweet shops 48 hours to clean up


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 22 (IANS) In the wake of the upcoming festival season, the Chandigarh administration Friday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to sweet-shop owners here to comply with the guidelines of hygiene and ... Read more...

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Jalandhar tops in Punjab dengue cases


September 28th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 28 (IANS) Punjab's Jalandhar district has reported the highest number of dengue cases in the state, health department officials said here Tuesday. Punjab's Director Health services and Family Welfare Ashok Nayyar ... Read more...

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MCD school kids to spread dengue prevention message


September 4th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) With only a month left for the start of the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Mayor Prithvi Raj Sawhney Saturday called on teachers to join the battle against dengue ... Read more...

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Ranchi hospital nurses call off strike


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 22 (IANS) Medical services improved slightly at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here Sunday as the nurses called off a five-day strike after the state government accepted four ... Read more...

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Health department not cooperating: Swine flu nodal officer


August 21st, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi's nodal officer for swine flu Saturday expressed helplessness in furnishing the number of cases in Delhi, complaining of non-cooperation from the health department officials. "Time and again ... Read more...

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‘Improve dialysis facilities for Delhi’s HIV-positive patients’


July 11th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Delhi High court has directed the central government to chalk out a plan with the Delhi government to increase the number of city hospitals offering dialysis ... Read more...

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Rallies mark no tobacco day in Orissa


May 31st, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) A large number of people including, social activists, students and government officials staged rallies Monday in Orissa to highlight the ill effects of tobacco as they observed World ... Read more...

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Intense heat in West Bengal claims two lives


April 12th, 2010 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) Two people died of sunstroke in Bankura and Howrah districts in West Bengal, health department officials said. The deaths took place in Bankura's Gajantala area and Howrah district's ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll jumps to 1,136 (Lead)


January 18th, 2010 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) A whopping 16 swine flu deaths, 13 from Gujarat alone, were reported Monday, taking the toll due to the contagious virus in the country to 1,136, health ... Read more...

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With dipping mercury, dengue receding in Delhi


December 7th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The capital Monday reported only one new case of dengue. Health department officials said the number of cases of the mosquito-borne disease has dropped because of the ... Read more...

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Doctor contracts swine flu in Chandigarh


November 23rd, 2009 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) A doctor working in a leading hospital here tested positive for influenza A (H1N1) virus, health department officials said Monday. According to health officials, a junior resident doctor working ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll touches 553


November 21st, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) As many as 10 swine flu deaths were reported Saturday in the country, including four in Maharashtra alone, taking the toll in India to 553, health department ... Read more...

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