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Implement law against sex selection stringently: Azad


September 28th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Wednesday raised concern over gender imbalance in India and appealed to the states for a stringent implementation of the law ... Read more...

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BRICS discuss steps to check non-communicable diseases


September 21st, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 21 (IANS) Leaders of BRICS states - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - Wednesday held discussions to prepare a roadmap to tackle the menace of ... Read more...

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Southeast Asia to give health issues more priority


September 9th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 9 (IANS) Health ministers and officials from 11 southeast Asian countries Friday resolved to give higher priority to key health issues like HIV-Aids, routine immunisation and nutrition in ... Read more...

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Southeast Asian countries to combat drug resistance: WHO


September 6th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 6 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries Tuesday adopted the Jaipur Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance committing to preserving the efficacy of antibiotics through rational use and ... Read more...

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Now, a tracking system for immunisation in India: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) In a major stride towards ensuring that children and pregnant women get basic immunisation, the government has a tracking system for vaccination in place, Health ... Read more...

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India to scale up its immunisation programmes: Azad


August 2nd, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will soon begin scaling up its immunisation programmes to reach out to remote regions of the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the ... Read more...

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Government mulls curbs on junk food in schools


July 18th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The central government Monday admitted before the Delhi High Court that junk food causes health hazards, including heart problem, and said guidelines would be framed ... Read more...

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States urged to adopt measure regulating private clinics


March 15th, 2011 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday urged state governments to speed up adoption of the Clinical Establishment Bill regulating private clinics.Azad told the Rajya Sabha ... Read more...

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Individuals pose no threat to party: Andhra chief minister


January 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) A day after former Congress MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy claimed that the government in Andhra Pradesh was at his mercy, Chief Minister Nalalri Kiran Kumar Reddy Wednesday ... Read more...

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Haryana wants medical faculty’s retirement age raised


January 12th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 12 (IANS) The Haryana government wants the retirement age of medical education faculty raised from 65 years to 70 in view of a shortage of teachers in the field, the ... Read more...

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Azad asks States to set up more medical colleges


January 12th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Hyderabad, Jan 12 (ANI): Union Health and Family Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday called upon the State Governments to set up more medical colleges and to increase the number of students ... Read more...

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Kashmir trashes MCI notification for medical courses


January 11th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has decided to continue the selection process for medical graduate and post-graduate courses through its Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), trashing the Medical Council ... Read more...

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Immunizing kids against diseases key to achieving child survival goals


September 22nd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): Global health and development chiefs in New York have said that immunizing children against preventable diseases is critical to achieving United Nations-led goals to reduce child deaths.At an ... Read more...

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Health Minister Azad pitches for specialised public health cadre


August 31st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday pitched for the creation of a specialized public health cadre, including a Directorate of Public Health in states, to ... Read more...

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Southeast Asian health ministers’ meet in Thailand


August 30th, 2010 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Southeast Asian countries and World Health Organization (WHO) experts will meet in Thailand Sep 7-10 to discuss key health issues in the region, ... Read more...

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Gulf countries to celebrate world safety day at work


April 25th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, April 25 (IANS/WAM) The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will celebrate "World Day for Safety and Health at Work" April 28. Tawfiq bin Ahmad Khoja, director general of the executive board of ... Read more...

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Dhaka, New Delhi to cooperate on curbing infectious diseases


February 15th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Bangladesh and India have agreed to fight infectious diseases like polio and cooperate in healthcare programmes for the poor. A decision in this regard was taken during ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to cooperate in curbing communicable diseases


February 14th, 2010 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) India and Bangladesh, in a meeting between the two countries' health ministers, have agreed on the need for "better cooperation" to contain cross-border transmission of communicable ... Read more...

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Centre’s health investments to benefit weaker sections


November 13th, 2009 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Nov 12 (IANS) The central government's investments in health sector are made with an aim to provide health care to people living in backward areas or in areas that are not ... Read more...

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Azad urges southern States to set up Public Health Cadre


November 12th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Nov 12(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday urged Health Ministers of southern States to set up a Public Health Cadre (PHC) having necessary capacity to ... Read more...

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EU debates sharing of swine flu vaccine


October 12th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Luxembourg, Oct 12 (DPA) European Union health ministers met in Luxembourg Monday to debate sharing national stockpiles of vaccines against swine flu with countries which are not so well prepared for the ... Read more...

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Azad promises more medical colleges for North-East India


October 3rd, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 3 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday the Centre will set up medical colleges under the supervision of the State Governments in the ... Read more...

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Disasters killed 750,000 people in southeast Asia


September 9th, 2009 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Over 750,000 people have been killed in natural disasters in southeast Asia between 1998 and 2009, health ministers of the region said Wednesday in a declaration. At ... Read more...

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Swine flu here to stay, but India geared to control it: Azad


September 7th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Swine flu, which has already claimed 132 lives in India, is here to stay and will spread despite best efforts, but the country is controlling it by ... Read more...

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Asian countries to meet over swine flu next month


August 31st, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Health ministers from 11 Asian countries, including India, and World Health Organisation (WHO) experts are set to meet in Nepal in September to discuss swine flu preparedness ... Read more...

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Azad ko gussa kyon aata hai?


August 23rd, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Something had to give. The pressure of keeping not only your nerve but that of the entire country's, which is in the spell of swine flu, even ... Read more...

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12 more swine flu deaths take India’s toll to 48


August 21st, 2009 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Twelve more swine flu deaths were confirmed in India Friday, taking the total number of deaths from the H1N1 virus to 48, the union health ministry said ... Read more...

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Azad angry at ‘bloody’ state governments’ laxity on swine flu (Roundup)


August 21st, 2009 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday hit out at "bloody" state governments for not doing enough to contain the spread of the H1N1 virus, causing incensed state ... Read more...

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Irate Azad hits out at ‘bloody’ state governments (Lead)


August 21st, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday hit out at "bloody" state governments for not doing enough to contain the spread of the H1N1 virus, leading incensed ... Read more...

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Himachal Pradesh Govt. sets up toll free number for swine flu information


August 21st, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.21 (ANI): The Himachal Pradesh Government has started a toll free number to provide information on swine flu to the general public.The state's Health Minister, Dr.Rajeev Bindal, told a health ... Read more...

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State ministers get a dose of Azad’s anger


August 21st, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday lost his cool and hit out at "bloody" state health ministers for not doing enough to contain the spread of ... Read more...

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States must shed lethargy on healthcare, H1N1 fronts: Azad


August 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) State governments had "chickened out" of their responsibilities and were to be blamed for not doing enough to control the spread of the H1N1 virus or improve ... Read more...

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20 private laboratories cleared for H1N1 testing


August 21st, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government has given permission to 20 private laboratories to conduct swine flu tests, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced Friday and reiterated that there was no ... Read more...

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Health Minister Azad blames State CMs for slow H1N1 response


August 21st, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday blamed State Chief Ministers for their slow response to the H1N1 outbreak.He said this ... Read more...

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Azad to brief IAS officials on swine flu


August 11th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will brief senior bureaucrats who have been tasked to visit various state to help them contain the spread of H1N1 virus that ... Read more...

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