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Mohanlal expresses wish to donate his organs


July 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal Saturday expressed his desire to donate his organs, citing the case of a school-girl who recovered from a severe liver disease because her aunt ... Read more...

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Court seeks CBI’s response to Ramadoss bail plea


July 20th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) A special court Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file reply on the bail application of former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss ... 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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Tripura to set up dental, ayurvedic, homeopathic colleges


July 14th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 14 (IANS) The Tripura government has decided to set up three more professional colleges - dental, ayurvedic and homeopathic -- in public-private partnership (PPP) models, a minister said ... Read more...

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More role for women in population policy: Experts


July 10th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) India needs to move away from its "targeted approach" towards family panning programmes that have been in existence under a decade-old policy, experts said here ... Read more...

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Maharashtra moots murder charge for female foeticide


July 10th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) The Maharashtra government Tuesday mooted slapping murder charges on those involved in female foeticide."We shall send a proposal to the centre to apply Indian Penal Code ... Read more...

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Ramadoss appears in graft case, moves bail plea


July 10th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss, accused in a corruption case, appeared in a special court here Tuesday and moved his bail application.Ramadoss appeared before ... Read more...

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Haryana health minister among six injured in accident


July 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) Haryana's Health Minister Narender Singh was among six people injured Monday in an accident involving his car and a CRPF vehicle in Chandigarh's high security area, ... Read more...

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Goa to re-negotiate mediclaim scheme with insurer


July 9th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 9 (IANS) The Goa government will re-negotiate the terms and conditions of its mediclaim insurance scheme with ICICI Lombard and re-launch it within the year, Health Minister Laxmikant ... 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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CBI court issues warrant against Ramadoss


July 7th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court Saturday issued a bailable warrant against former health minister Anbumani Ramadoss over corruption charges.CBI Special Judge ... Read more...

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NALCO to set up hospital in Odisha


July 5th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 5 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company Ltd. (NALCO) will set up a medical college and hospital in Odisha's impoverished Koraput district in the next two years, Health Minister ... Read more...

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Himachal health minister’s resignation accepted


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Wednesday accepted the resignation of Health Minister Rajeev Bindal.Bindal, who has been appointed general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP legislator again challenges party


July 5th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 4 (IANS) The infighting in the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Himachal Pradesh refuses to die down with a legislator again demanding a change in leadership ... 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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Five mental clinics to come up in Jammu region


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) Kashmir's Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma has announced opening of mental health clinics in five of the 10 districts in Jammu region.The six million people in ... Read more...

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Concept of marriage has changed for better: Aamir Khan


July 1st, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan feels that the institution of marriage in India has changed manifold and urges parents to ensure that their children are well-equipped to ... Read more...

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Poor HIV/AIDS infected to get financial aid in Delhi


June 30th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The capital Saturday became the first state in the country to provide a life-long financial assistance ranging from Rs.1,000-2,500 a month to poor people infected ... Read more...

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Spread awareness on health schemes: Dikshit


June 30th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said Saturday that the authorities should spread awareness about government health schemes and asked poor people to take advantage ... Read more...

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UP working on ‘Guarantee To Health’ scheme for children


June 30th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is working on an ambitious project under the National Rural Health Mission (NHRM) to give "complete and sustained healthcare" to about 7.3 ... Read more...

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WHO calls for universal health coverage in India


June 29th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India should work towards universal health coverage, the World Health Organisation (WHO) India representative Nata Menabde declared Friday.Talking to media persons after WHO and ... Read more...

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Killer disease is not Japanese encephalitis


June 28th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 28 (IANS) It is official now. The acute encephalitis syndrome(AES) that has killed 233 children in Bihar since May is not Japanese encephalitis, it was announced Thursday.The ruling ... Read more...

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10-year rural positing compulsory for J&K; doctors


June 28th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, June 28 (IANS) Serving a rural posting has been made compulsory for government doctors in Jammu and Kashmir to better address the problems of the people in far-flung areas, ... Read more...

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Health ministry mulls ban on cosmetic testing on animals


June 28th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) India's health ministry Wednesday said it is considering a proposal by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for a ban on testing of ... Read more...

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Mantralaya resumes work after four days


June 25th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Four days after a major fire gutted four of its seven floors, work resumed in the Maharashtra state secretariat, Mantralaya, here Monday.Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along ... Read more...

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Encephalitis claims five more lives in Bihar, toll 230


June 24th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna June 24 (IANS) Five more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 230 since May, an official ... Read more...

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Mantralaya to be functional in three months, says Bhujbal (Lead)


June 23rd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government's fire-ravaged administrative headquarters, Mantralaya, is expected to be fully functional within three months, Public Works Department Minister Chhagan Bhujbal said here Saturday.Bhujbal, who ... Read more...

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12,000 Delhi premises conducive for mosquito breeding: Walia


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A total of 12,000 premises in the capital were found to be conducive for mosquitoes' breeding from February to June this year, said Delhi Health ... Read more...

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Arrest warrants issued against Shahabuddin, Gilani’s son


June 21st, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) An anti-narcotics court in Pakistan Thursday issued non-bailable arrest warrants for Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the prime ministerial candidate of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), and Ali ... Read more...

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Steps taken to tackle spread of fever in Kerala: Chandy


June 21st, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 (IANS) With Kerala assembly Speaker G. Karthikeyan too down with fever, which seems to be assuming gigantic proportions, the government has moved to ensure more than adequate ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills four more in Bihar, toll 204


June 19th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Four more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Tuesday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll from the disease to 204 in the last ... 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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Encephalitis claims 9 more lives in Bihar, toll now 159


June 16th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 16 (IANS) Nine more children have died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Patna districts, taking the state's toll from the disease to 159 ... Read more...

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China launches hospital reform


June 15th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) China has launched an initiative to improve its public healthcare services, the government said Friday.The programme will cover 300 county-level hospitals and carry out reforms in ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 7 more in Bihar, death toll 150 (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Seven more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Muzaffarpur and Patna districts of Bihar, taking the state's death toll to 150 in the ... Read more...

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