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Philippines greets world’s 7 billionth baby


October 31st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Oct 31 (IANS) The Philippines said one of the symbolic seven billionth babies in the world was born shortly after midnight Sunday in a hospital in Manila, according to ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital says 12 crib deaths ‘normal’


October 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) As one more infant died Thursday pushing the crib deaths to 12 in two days in West Bengal's largest referral hospital for children, the ... Read more...

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P.K. Pradhan takes over as health secretary


October 17th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) P.K. Pradhan Monday assumed charge as secretary in the ministry of health and family Welfare, an official statement said.An IAS Officer from 1977 batch of ... Read more...

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JMM, AJSU legislators unhappy with Munda government


October 17th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 17 (IANS) Discontent is brewing in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Jharkhand, with legislators of two key alliance partners complaining of being sidelined and even ... Read more...

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Encephalitis kills 8 more kids in Bihar


October 13th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 13 (IANS) Japanese encephalitis (JE) has claimed the lives of eight more children in the last five days in Bihar's Gaya district, taking the death toll in the ... Read more...

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Overseas doctors to undergo language test for Britain


October 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Foreign doctors coming to Britain seeking employment will now have to undertake a mandatory English test before being allowed to work in the Nation Health Service ... Read more...

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Four die from Listeria outbreak in Colorado


September 15th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Colorado, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Health officials in Colorado have issued a Listeria outbreak warning following the death of four people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 15 people have ... Read more...

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Dengue alarm: Pakistan asks for Indian drugs


September 13th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) With dengue outbreak acquiring alarming proportions across the country, Pakistan is hurriedly ordering medicines from India to battle the disease that has killed at least ... Read more...

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HIV positive patients seek action against doctor


September 5th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Wearing black badges, around 100 HIV positive people Monday staged a demonstration outside the West Bengal health department headquarters here demanding punishment for a government doctor ... Read more...

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NHRC slams health ministry for drug trial deaths


August 12th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday slammed the health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for the loss of hundreds of ... Read more...

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Court stops Goa from privatising hospital


August 12th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Panaji Friday put a stop to Goa's first attempt to partly privatise a district hospital, directing the government to reconsider the ... Read more...

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Sex ratio better in villages than cities, says survey


August 10th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) More and more educated people in cities across the country are opting for sex determination tests compared to people in villages, and urban areas are ... Read more...

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Former Jharkhand health secretary jailed for corruption


August 8th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 8 (IANS) Former Jharkhand health secretary Pradeep Kumar Monday surrendered in a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here and was sent to 14 days' judicial custody in ... Read more...

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Jharkhand’s ex-minister surrenders in medicine scam


August 6th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 6 (IANS) Former Jharkhand health minister Bhanu Pratap Sahi Saturday surrendered in a CBI court in Ranchi for his suspected involvement in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ... Read more...

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FIR ordered against officials in hospital privatisation case


July 23rd, 2011 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) A local court in Goa Friday asked police to file a case against an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, two other senior officials and a private ... Read more...

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Three more children die in Kolkata hospital


July 1st, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Three more children died at the B.C. Roy Children's Hospital here early Friday, taking the death toll to 21 in the past three days. However, a ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Bengal’s biggest paediatric hospital


July 1st, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) An uneasy calm prevailed Thursday evening at the B.C. Roy Children's hospital here, which till late afternoon witnessed chaos and violence following the death of ... Read more...

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Bihar’s mystery disease identified as toll rises to 41


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) The mystery disease that has rocked Bihar and killed six more children by Thursday morning, has at last been identified. It is encephalitis, an official ... Read more...

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Rights panel to probe alleged drug trials on women


June 21st, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Taking action on an alleged case of unauthorised drug trials on women in Andhra Pradesh, the country's apex human rights body has deputed a team ... Read more...

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Chandigarh administration directed to compensate for negligence


June 18th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The consumer forum here has directed the Chandigarh administration and a government hospital to pay compensation of Rs.8 lakh to the family of a Kurukshetra resident ... Read more...

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Hyderabad lab checked for illegal clinical trials (Lead)


June 17th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Drug control authorities in Andhra Pradesh Friday carried out inspections at a Hyderabad lab conducting clinical trials following allegations that poor women from Guntur district ... Read more...

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Jharkhand hunting for its missing doctors


June 1st, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 1 (IANS) Jharkhand will take stern action against its 279 government doctors who have been absenting themselves from work for many months, said an official Wednesday.The Jharkhand health ... Read more...

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Dog bite kills two in Andhra Pradesh


May 26th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 26 (IANS) Stray dogs continue to terrify people in coastal Andhra Pradesh, killing a child and injuring scores of others, while one more death was reported Thursday due ... Read more...

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Unclaimed corpses dumped in septic tank!


May 17th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 17 (IANS) Unclaimed dead bodies at a government hospital in Jharkhand's Palamau district were dumped in a septic tank by sweepers asked to arrange their last rites, a ... Read more...

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Delhi gears up to check mosquito breeding


May 16th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday instructed all agencies concerned to make full efforts to stop breeding of mosquitoes and sensitise people to drink boiled water during ... Read more...

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Former Jharkhand health secretary arrested


May 13th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, May 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday arrested a former Jharkhand health secretary and also raided the house of a former health minister in connection with ... Read more...

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Andhra junior doctors call off strike


May 9th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) Junior doctors at government hospitals in Hyderabad and Warangal Monday called off their strike after the Andhra Pradesh government agreed to provide them with security at ... Read more...

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New trauma centres to be opened along highways


April 26th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Over 160 new trauma centres will be opened along the major national highways across the country in the 12th plan to address the high death ... Read more...

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New advisory board on pre-natal tests to meet Wednesday


April 19th, 2011 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Aiming to form policies to discourage sex selection and female foeticide in India, especially with the latest census showing a low child sex ratio, a ... Read more...

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Delhi court pulls up government on ration


April 18th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Delhi High Court Monday pulled up the centre after their failure to comply with its previous directions to ensure that poor people get ration regularly.Rapping ... Read more...

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Injured Arunima to be shifted to AIIMS (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow (IANS) National level volleyball player Arunima Sinha, whose crushed left leg was amputated after robbers threw her off a running train last week, will be shifted to the ... Read more...

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Brit homosexual men can donate blood if they did not have sex for decade


April 11th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Homosexual men may soon be able to donate blood as a ban stopping them from doing so is soon to be lifted.The ban is being lifted after it ... Read more...

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Poll panel relaxes rules for blood donation camps


April 9th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) The Election Commission Saturday modified its ban on political parties organising blood donation camps in poll-bound West Bengal, ruling such events can be held voluntarily."The commission ... Read more...

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Advisory board on pre-natal tests re-jigged


April 9th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) After the preliminary Census 2011 report presented a skewed child-sex ratio in India, the government Saturday reconstituted the supervisory board on pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic ... Read more...

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Sai Baba still on ventilator, but stable: Doctors (Lead)


April 6th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), April 6 (IANS) Spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba's condition is stable, though he continues to be on a ventilator, doctors attending on him said Wednesday. The doctors ... Read more...

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