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Delay in checking dengue in Bengal, says governor


September 11th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) With five people dead and more than 1,200 people affected with dengue, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Tuesday blamed initial delays on the part of ... Read more...

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India for stringent regulation to check spurious drugs


September 10th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) India is working to strengthen policies related to drug regulation in order to check spurious drugs in the market, Minister of State for Health Sudip ... Read more...

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India committed to curb leprosy, stigma: WHO ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) India is committed to curbing leprosy cases in the coming years and eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, World Health Organisation's (WHO) Goodwill ambassador ... Read more...

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NAC discusses universal healthcare for people


August 24th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Union health ministry Friday made a presentation before the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) on providing universal healthcare to the citizens, said ... Read more...

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NHRM scam: Court asks Uttar Pradesh to explain delay


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Allahabad High Court Thursday summoned the Uttar Pradesh principal health secretary to explain the delay in allowing the CBI to prosecute officials accused in the National ... Read more...

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Indian-American doctor offers healthcare solutions for India


August 13th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) A leading Indian American doctor has proposed four major projects to transform India's healthcare system with US expertise, but laments that New Delhi's response appears at ... Read more...

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2,000 fall sick in Philippines relief centres


August 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.They have complained of infection, fever, skin diseases and diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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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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Male sterilisation not preferred method of family planning: Survey


July 17th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Male sterilisation continues to remain the least preferred method of family planning despite efforts by the government to publicize it, according to the annual health ... Read more...

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Pay when you die solution now available for pensioners


July 11th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Pay when you die’ solution is now available to pensioners who have to check into nursing homes for medical aid. Earlier pensioners who couldn’t afford medical care ... Read more...

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Enhanced healthcare ordered for Amarnath pilgrims


July 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) Concerned over the deaths of 47 pilgrims due to natural causes during this year's annual Amarnath Yatra, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Monday directed the ... 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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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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Encephalitis kills 4 more in Bihar, toll mounts to 147


June 15th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 15 (IANS) Four more children succumbed to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) Friday in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, taking the death toll to 147 in the state in the last ... Read more...

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Bihar to give Rs 50,000 for encephalitis victims


June 13th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 13 (IANS) The families of children, who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) will be paid a monetary compensation, officials said Wednesday.The state government has announced a compensation ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s government hospitals to transport dead bodies home for free


May 30th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 30 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Health Department will transport home the dead bodies of poor patients who die in government hospitals for free, with Chief Minister Raman Singh ... Read more...

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Soon, a national e-blood bank service


May 8th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Aiming at boosting blood donation in the country, the union health ministry is planning a nationwide database of blood donors connected through a web-enabled system. ... Read more...

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170 Mexican kids sick after having food at school


May 1st, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 1 (IANS/EFE) About 170 children and six adults fell sick after having food at a party at an elementary school in the Mexican Pacific resort city of ... Read more...

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Bihar hikes financial help for kala azar patients


April 24th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) To ease the financial burden on those suffering from kala azar, most of whom are from impoverished backgrounds, the Bihar government has decided to provide minimum ... Read more...

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India, Kuwait to cooperate on healthcare


April 23rd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) India and Kuwait Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral medical cooperation to boost healthcare, a government statement said."The union health secretary P.K. ... Read more...

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Baby declared dead wakes up in Argentine morgue


April 11th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, April 11 (IANS/EFE) A baby born prematurely woke up in the morgue of a hospital in northern Argentina 12 hours after having been declared dead, authorities in Chaco ... Read more...

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British doctors face jail over fake abortion consent


March 24th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 24 (IANS) The British government has warned that doctors who were found illegally carrying out abortions by faking consent forms would be put behind bars.The warning was issued ... Read more...

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Did David Cameron give a fist bump to Andrew Lansley?


February 23rd, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British Prime Minister David Cameron is rumored to have given Health Secretary Andrew Lansley a fist bump after the Prime Minister’s Questions session at the House of ... Read more...

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15 IAS officials shifted in Chhattisgarh


February 13th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Feb 13 (IANS) Chhattisgarh's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government Monday reshuffled 15 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, official sources said.Among the changes, D.S. Mishra was brought as finance, ... Read more...

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Rights panel notice to Delhi over injured boy


February 13th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Delhi government and a state-run hospital over a Feb 6 incident in which a ... Read more...

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Spurious heart medicine kills 120 in Pakistan


February 11th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 11 (IANS) The toll due to consumption of spurious medicines at a well known heart institute has risen to 120, with a woman losing her life Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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Mexico makes vaccine against drug addiction


February 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A vaccine against heroin addiction that has been patented in Mexico will be ready for human use in around five years.Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski said ... Read more...

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Officials axed, Pakistan fake drugs kill 109


January 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab's state health secretary has been sacked following the death of 109 heart patients due to the use of fake drugs in a leading Pakistani hospital, ... Read more...

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Rs.200 crore invested by Koda in Sweden traced, court told (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 24 (IANS) A Rs.200 crore investment of jailed former chief minister Madhu Koda and his associates in Sweden has been located, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) told the Jharkhand ... Read more...

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Alarming HIV/AIDS surge among Pakistan’s drug addicts


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) There is an alarming surge in HIV/AIDS cases among injecting drug users (IDUs) in Pakistan, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) says.HIV/AIDS prevalence among IDUs in ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital gets clean chit in patient denial case


January 15th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) The West Bengal government Sunday gave a clean chit to a state-run city hospital following allegations that a pregnant woman died allegedly after she was denied ... Read more...

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Azad condoles Kolkata hospital deaths, offers help


December 9th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday condoled the deaths in the fire at AMRI Hospital in Kolkata and offered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata ... Read more...

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Check use of banned pesticides, court tells government (Lead)


December 8th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the central and Delhi governments to finalise steps within two months to prevent the rampant use of banned pesticides ... Read more...

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