health sector

Kerala’s health sector gets Rs.2,150 crore investment


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) DM Healthcare, a leading conglomerate in the country and the Middle East, Tuesday announced an investment of over Rs.2,150 crore to create 3,100 hospital beds ... Read more...

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Babus’ interference in health sector angers Bihar’s doctors


September 10th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) Government doctors in Bihar are fed up of bureaucratic interference in the state's health sector and are blaming 'babus' (officials) for the failure to provide healthcare ... Read more...

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Two drug peddlers held in Delhi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Two people, including a health sector activist from Bihar, were arrested here and 10 kg of charas worth Rs.10 lakh recovered, police said Sunday."Ram ... 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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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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India’s healthcare communication firm explores global horizons


June 26th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) VIA Media Health (VMH), a leading Indian comprehensive healthcare communications service provider, is set to bring radical advancements in its proficiency and expertise, by strategically ... Read more...

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A new ‘Gate-way’ for India’s Africa diplomacy


May 31st, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) India has found a new gateway to project its Africa diplomacy as it explores a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which is ... Read more...

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Sans opposition, Congress has a smooth ride in Assam (Assam Newsletter)


May 26th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 26 (IANS) With opposition weak and in a shambles and greater thrust on peace and development, the Congress-led government seems to have a smooth ride ahead in Assam ... Read more...

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Healthcare sector in Middle East creating more jobs


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 22 (IANS/WAM) Job opportunities in the healthcare sector in the Middle East and North Africa region are expanding at the rate of 14 percent per year, a report ... Read more...

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Efforts made to strengthen medical education: Health Minister


May 14th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) In order to overcome the human resource shortage in the health sector, the government has increased the number of medical seats at the post-graduate level ... Read more...

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Ban to meet business leaders for UN health agenda


April 28th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will later Saturday meet business and social leaders here to discuss ways and means to achieve the health-related UN Millennium Development ... Read more...

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US gives $40 mn for Bangladesh health sector


April 9th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 9 (IANS) The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Monday announced a grant of $40 million for the development of Bangladesh's health sector.The grant would be made available ... Read more...

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‘India faces 50 percent nursing shortage’


March 29th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 29 (IANS) The fledgling health sector in India is facing a 50 percent shortage of nursing staff due to demand outstripping supply and many female nurses preferring to ... Read more...

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Government health insurance to cover beedi workers


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government's health insurance scheme for poor is being extended to cover the beneficiaries of the flagship rural job guarantee schemeand beedi workers, the ... Read more...

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With business in mind, African students seek education in India (With image)


March 15th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, March 15 (IANS) Dulce Vania from Mozambique is studying for a management degree in India and is also a budding entrepreneur - she exports human hair to her homeland."I ... Read more...

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Government’s major thrust on livelihood security, health: President


March 12th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government will work for providing livelihood security to the vast majority of the population and will continue to work for the removal of ... Read more...

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India to nearly double expenditure on health


February 29th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a major boost to the healthcare sector, total government expenditure on health would be increased to 2.5 percent of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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Eight lakh volunteers to create sanitation awareness: Jairam


February 21st, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Nearly 800,000 health volunteers will be roped in to create awareness about sanitation issues in rural areas, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said here Tuesday.The ... Read more...

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India, Sweden to collaborate in health sector


February 20th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) India and Sweden will strengthen their collaboration in the health sector during Swedish Health Minister Goran Hagglund three-day visit to India that began Monday, an ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to check medical malpractices: Minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A federal minister has stressed the need to enact laws to check medical malpractices in Pakistan, a country where over 100 patients died after taking ... Read more...

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Britain to give Bangladesh $350 mn aid


January 16th, 2012 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 16 (IANS) Britain will provide 230 million pounds (over $350 million) to Bangladesh for improving quality of primary education and health sector over a period of next five ... Read more...

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Rat-bite death: Hospital orders probe, Mamata alleges CPI-M role (Lead)


December 24th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 24 (IANS) As authorities at the state-run SSKM hospital Saturday ordered an enquiry into the death of a patient after he was allegedly bitten by a rat, ... Read more...

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Cuba has carried out 5,000 kidney transplants


December 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 6 (IANS) Cuba has carried out nearly 5,000 kidney transplants since the beginning of the programme in the 1970s, Prensa Latina news agency reported.This was a great achievement ... Read more...

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Goa to focus on sex ratio


December 6th, 2011 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Balancing Goa's sex ratio is one of the major health related focus of the Goa government as it prepares its approach document for the 12th Five ... Read more...

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Cuba boasts of lowest infant mortality rate


December 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 5 (IANS) The development achieved by Cuba's health sector has made it possible for the country to have one of the lowest infant mortality rates -- 4.5 per ... Read more...

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Belgian princess meets UAE officials


November 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 28 (IANS/WAM) Belgium's Princess Astrid, who is on a visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to promote the global fight against malaria, has met top officials ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh: joining the battle for the heartland of India (Comment)


November 19th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
The bugle has been sounded and the country is poised for another bruising round of elections which will make or mar the reputations of several parties and politicians.Some of the ... Read more...

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Mamata Trinamool chief again, blames Left for crib deaths


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 2 (IANS) After her re-election as the Trinamol Congress chief, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the party aimed to be a national player and ... Read more...

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Pakistan sees 100 percent rise in mental disorders


October 10th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been almost a 100 percent increase in the number of cases of mental disorders in the past 10 years in Pakistan, say the experts.Insecurity, ... Read more...

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Monitor cases treated for using fake drugs: Kalam


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Public and private sector hospitals should report to the health ministry the number of patients who seek treatment for adverse effects of spurious medicines, former ... Read more...

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US, UAE discuss bilateral ties


September 10th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 10 (IANS/WAM) Officials of the US and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met here Saturday to discuss bilateral cooperation in the health sector.Hanif Hassan, UAE minister of ... Read more...

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3 percent of GDP to be spent on health: Montek


September 9th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The government's expenditure on healthcare will be increased to 2-3 percent of the GDP during the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-13 to 2116-17) from ... Read more...

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‘Early enactment of national health bill needed’


September 6th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) There is need for early enactment of a national health bill to address inequities in health coverage, said N.R. Madhava Menon, who holds the first ... Read more...

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Accessible, affordable healthcare in the offing


August 24th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India's Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-2017) will give more teeth to healthcare by emphasising on accessibility and affordability, a member of the plan panel said ... Read more...

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Need to stop doctors migrating abroad: Azad


August 14th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Expressing concern over doctors migrating to foreign countries, union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday said the 'poaching' needs to be stopped.Speaking after laying the ... Read more...

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