health ministry officials

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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Sedentary lifestyles affecting health of India’s elderly (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 6th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) As WHO focusses on healthy ageing as its theme for the World Health Day Saturday, experts say sedentary lifestyles and growing psycho-social factors are affecting ... Read more...

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‘Getting rid of polio can save $2 trillion’


February 26th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Getting rid of polio will give a huge boost to the world economy, saving $2 trillion spent on vaccination every year, Rotary International president Kalyan ... Read more...

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Digitized medical records for Delhi public hospitals


February 3rd, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Government hospitals in Delhi will soon be getting electronic medical records (EMR) where information of every patient will be digitized and available in the hospital ... Read more...

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Launch of Red Ribbon Express’ third phase Thursday


January 11th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The third phase of the Red Ribbon Express, a special train which travels across the country to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, will be launched Thursday ... Read more...

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NDMA to lay down guidelines for hospital fires


December 12th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Two days after more than 90 people were killed in a fire that ravaged a hospital in Kolkata, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said ... Read more...

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16 more infants die in Bengal, toll rises to 28


October 28th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) The number of crib deaths in government hospitals in West Bengal shot up to 28 after 12 infants died in Burdwan district and four more ... Read more...

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Japanese Encephalitis: Azad visits Gorakhpur


October 20th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday visited the Japanese Encephalitis affected areas of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. The disease has claimed more than 450 lives ... Read more...

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9,523 dead in Japan quake, 16,067 missing


March 24th, 2011 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 24 (IANS) The toll in the Japan earthquake and ensuing tsunami has risen to 9,523 while 16,067 people are still unaccounted for, Xinhua quoted the National Police Agency ... Read more...

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Focus on states with low AIDS prevalence, high vulnerability: Azad (Second Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) As World AIDS Day was observed Dec 1, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called for focusing, under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), on states with low ... Read more...

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Third Red Ribbon Express to spread AIDS awareness planned (Lead)


December 1st, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The second Red Ribbon Express, after criss-crossing the country, concluded its AIDS awareness journey in the capital Wednesday to mark World AIDS Day. The government said it ... Read more...

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This AIDS day, talk of universal access and human rights (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) With 'universal access and human rights' the theme for World AIDS Day this year, the focus of the Indian government is on increasing diagnosis and treatment ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases spurt, new vaccines to come shortly


August 30th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Swine flu remains a major health challenge for India with as many as 89 deaths and 1,247 cases being officially reported during the last one week. Swine flu ... Read more...

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95 swine flu deaths in Karnataka till Aug 25


August 27th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 95 people had died of swine flu in Karnataka till Aug 25 this year, state Health Minister B. Sriramulu said Friday. So far this year, 1,702 ... Read more...

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35 more infected with swine flu in Delhi


August 26th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) As many as 35 more confirmed cases of swine flu, including of four children, were reported from the capital, taking the total number of infected people to ... Read more...

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Over 1,300 swine flu cases last week, precautions advised


August 23rd, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India continued to report an increase in swine flu cases, with 79 deaths and over 1,300 new patients in the last week, officials said Monday, emphasising precautions ... Read more...

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32 more infected with swine flu in Delhi


August 19th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The national capital reported 32 new confirmed cases of swine flu, including eight children, taking the total number of infected people to 461, an official said Thursday. "Thirty-two ... Read more...

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84 swine flu deaths, over 1,000 cases in a week


August 16th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Swine flu resurgence claimed 84 lives in India in the past one week and a total of 1,155 cases were reported -- the highest cumulative in a ... Read more...

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Swine flu threat persists for India: Ministry


August 15th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The swine flu threat persists for India despite WHO announcing the end of the pandemic, health ministry officials said Sunday. "The number of swine flu patients is on ... Read more...

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Medicines, surgery material airlifted to Kashmir


August 13th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) Essential medicines were Friday flown to strife-torn Kashmir valley following a shortage, health ministry officials said here. Medicines and surgical disposables worth Rs.8.5 lakh were airlifted Friday morning ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases increase with monsoon


July 27th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Health Ministry officials are worried as the number of swine flu cases reported from various parts of the country are increasing with the monsoon. A total of ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases spurt in Kerala


June 28th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Kerala recorded the highest number of swine flu cases last week at 266 followed by Maharashtra at 36, officials in the ministry of health said Monday. ... Read more...

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Spurt in swine flu deaths in Kerala, health ministry to send team


June 15th, 2010 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) As many as 16 deaths, including those of nine pregnant women, due to swine flu have been reported in Kerala in the last one month while over ... Read more...

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Nine swine flu deaths reported in June


June 9th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Nine swine flu deaths have been reported from across the country in the last one week, the health ministry said Wednesday. Of these, one death has been reported ... Read more...

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Medical education’s regulation by HRD ministry opposed


May 25th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The health ministry Tuesday ruled out regulation of medical education by a higher education council proposed by the human resource development (HRD) ministry, saying medical science ... Read more...

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Health ministry opposes medicine courses in IITs


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The health ministry is opposed to the human resource development (HRD) ministry's proposal to allow medical courses in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) as it will create ... Read more...

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Nepal records its first swine flu deaths


December 28th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) Six months after the first swine flu cases were reported in Nepal, the pandemic has claimed its first victims in the country, with two people succumbing to the ... Read more...

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India’s swine flu toll touches 769, over 23,000 affected (Lead)


December 18th, 2009 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Ten swine flu deaths, including two in the national capital, were reported Friday, taking the total toll in India to 769, health authorities said here. Also, a record ... Read more...

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Pink footballs part of breast cancer campaign in Mexico


September 25th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 25 (DPA) Pink footballs will be used in the Mexican football championship in October as part of an innovative campaign against breast cancer, the Mexican Football Federation said. The pink ... Read more...

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Shortage of contraceptives worries Dhaka


September 24th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 24 (IANS) The shortage of contraceptives is worrying health planners and international agencies engaged in curbing population in Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely populated nations. The current stock of ... Read more...

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Five deaths take India’s swine flu toll to 262 (Roundup)


September 22nd, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Five swine flu deaths, including three in Karnataka, were reported Tuesday, taking India's total toll due to the contagious influenza A (H1N1) virus to 262, health authorities ... Read more...

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17 swine flu deaths take India’s toll to 257


September 21st, 2009 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Seventeen swine flu deaths, ten of them in Karnataka alone, were reported Monday, taking the total toll due to Influenza A (H1N1) virus to 257 in India, ... Read more...

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India to produce raw material for H1N1 drug


September 17th, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India will soon produce raw material for Oseltamivir, one of the drugs used in treatment of Influenza A (H1N1) virus, health ministry officials said Thursday. The move ... Read more...

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Swine Flu: Death toll rises to 25 in Pune


August 26th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IBNS
Pune, Aug 26 (IBNS) With a middle-aged woman dying of the deadly H1N1 virus in Pune, the swine flu death toll rose to 25 in the city on Wednesday.Shabana Shaikh, was put ... Read more...

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Swine flu: Death toll rises to 76


August 25th, 2009 - 7:03 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 25 (IBNS) With two people dying of the deadly H1N1 virus in Delhi and Bangalore respectively, the death toll in swine flu in India rose to 76 on Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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