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Concerns voiced over draft health chapter of 12th Plan

August 8th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, or people's health movement network, has voiced concern over the 12th Five Year Plan document's proposal for restructuring the country's health ... Read more...

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Government proposing a new National Urban Health Mission: PM

June 30th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Puducherry, June 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government is proposing a new National Urban Health Mission to focus on the health challenges of people in ... Read more...

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Free-medicines-for-all programme launch in October

June 23rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's ambitious plan to provide free medicines to all will be launched from October, says a government report.Strongly backed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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India to nearly double expenditure on health

February 29th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a major boost to the healthcare sector, total government expenditure on health would be increased to 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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Roll back service tax on AC hospitals: FICCI

March 6th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Expressing disappointment over the proposal to levy five percent service tax on treatment at air-conditioned private hospitals, a leading industry lobby has asked Finance ... Read more...

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Ahluwalia favours increased government expenditure in health sector

September 9th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep. 9 (ANI): The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, said on Thursday that the central government should increase its contribution in the health sector.Speaking at the ... Read more...

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At Rs.22,300 cr, Mukherjee allocates more for health

February 26th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday allocated Rs.22,300 crore (Rs.223 billion/$4.82 billion) for the health sector in his 2010-11 budget, an increase of over Rs.2,700 crore over ... Read more...

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Increase health expenditure in India: experts

January 28th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Experts Thursday asked the Indian government - which spends just one percent of GDP on health - to increase the expenditure on health facilities in the country. ... Read more...

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Liver disease leading cause of alcohol-related deaths

April 24th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Liver disease is responsible for most of the alcohol-related deaths and illness, according to a Portugal study.The new research showed that liver disease is the most prevalent cause ... Read more...

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Bill weakening Pakistan’s organ trade law withdrawn

January 12th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) A bill that would have weakened Pakistan's organ trade law has been withdrawn by its movers in parliament, even as the World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that ... Read more...

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Top health spenders fail in key areas: Assocham

August 20th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 20 (IANS) The states which have spent the most in the health sector have fared miserably in key areas, according to an industry lobby study released Wednesday. The study by ... Read more...

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India needs to make major strides on health front: Unicef

August 5th, 2008 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) India and China need to make strides on the health front to help the world achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs), Unicef (United Nations Children's Fund) said ... Read more...

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India, China hold key to world meeting millenium development goals: UNICEF

August 5th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi / Bangkok, Aug.5 (ANI): Global achievement of health-related Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), depends largely on Indias success and on China accelerating progress even further, according to a new UNICEF ... Read more...

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Tobacco, alcohol, anti-quota lobbies want to oust me: Ramadoss

May 17th, 2008 - 7:15 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Saturday alleged the tobacco and alcohol lobbies and those against the reservation policy were conspiring to oust him. "The lobby is out to get ... Read more...

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India’s public healthcare in serious decline: Planning Commission

April 13th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) India's public healthcare is in "serious decline" due to non-availability of medical and paramedical staff, diagnostic services and medicines, says a Planning Commission report. The report, released ... Read more...

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