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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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Finalise rural medical course, court tells MCI (Lead)


August 10th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the Medical Council of India (MCI) to finalise within six weeks the curriculum for starting a three-and-half years course ... Read more...

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Private doctors on warpath in uterus removal scam


August 6th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 6 (IANS) Accusing the state government of taking arbitrary action against doctors in a uterus removal scam and considering passage of a draconian Nursing Home Act which will ... Read more...

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Annual Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 2 (IANS) The month-and-a-half annual Amarnath Yatra ended peacefully Thursday after Shravan Purnima prayers at the 13,500 feet high Himalayan cave shrine in south Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir ... 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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Young CM reaches out to people of Jammu and Kashmir


June 7th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) When Omar Abdullah became the youngest chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir at the age of 39 in 2009, his political opponents targeted him for "inexperience ... Read more...

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Akhilesh seeks three more AIIMS-like institutes in UP


May 18th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) After initiating the legwork for opening an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-like institute in Rae Bareilly, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president and ... Read more...

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At 100, ex-army man gifts hospital to Rajasthan village (Feature)


May 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dudavas (Rajasthan), May 15 (IANS) For Rao Kabool Singh, a World War Two veteran who turned 100 this weekend, it has been a life of service with the army man ... Read more...

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Moscow to ban smoking in restaurants by 2014


May 5th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities have plans to ban smoking in restaurants and pubs by 2014, besides raising penalties for drinking alcohol in public places.A draft plan published ... Read more...

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Health of urban poor worse than rural poor: Parliamentary panel


April 30th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Health indicators of the urban poor are worse than their rural counterparts, a parliamentary panel has said slamming the government for its failure to launch ... Read more...

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Azad announces re-development plan for RML Hospital


March 5th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday announced a re-development plan for the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital here during the next five years as ... 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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Six people die of cold in Romania


January 31st, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
Bucharest (Romania), Jan 31 (IANS) As many as six people have died of cold in Romania, the country's healthy ministry said Monday.According to the Health Ministry, four more people died ... Read more...

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Infotech can improve healthcare in India: Nasscom


January 30th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 30 (IANS) Information technology (IT) can make healthcare accessible and affordable to more people in the country, industry lobby the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) ... Read more...

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Healthcare spending to be upped to 2.5 percent of GDP: Azad


January 7th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 7 (IANS) India will increase spending on healthcare to 2.5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) during the 12th Five Year Plan that starts April 1, 2012, ... Read more...

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UID to facilitate healthcare services: Nilekani


December 1st, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) chairman Nandan Nilekani Thursday said "Aadhar", the unique identification number, would help people obtain a birth certificate easily and ... Read more...

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Healthcare spending to go up in 12th Plan: Montek


December 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Expressing concern over the quality of healthcare in India, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said Thursday the government will increase spending on the ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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UN chief lauds Bangladesh for healthcare facilities


November 15th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 15 (IANS) UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon Tuesday visited Bangladesh's northeastern district of Moulvibazar and visited a community clinic to look at the healthcare provided to mothers and babies."Having ... Read more...

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Need urgent solutions to prevent child deaths, says NGO


November 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Urgent workable solutions is the need of the hour to prevent child deaths in India, where millions of children below the age of five die ... Read more...

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Healthcare costs pushing Indians below poverty line: WHO


November 1st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Rising cost of diagnosis, medicines and hospitalisation will push millions of Indians below the poverty line, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said ... Read more...

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Bengal should protect fishermen’s rights: Mahasweta Devi


October 8th, 2011 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Writer and activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday urged West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee-led government to ensure that the rights of fishermen are preserved and that they are ... Read more...

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I wanted to become a nurse: Dikshit


September 20th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Inspired by Florence Nightingale during her school days, she had wanted to become a nurse. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said this Tuesday while addressing ... Read more...

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London Olympic Village sold for 557 mn


August 14th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The 27-hectare Olympic village in London has been sold to a developer for an astounding 557 million pounds. The site will become a new neighbourhood for ... Read more...

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Haryana to bring health services at par with private sector


August 12th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 12 (IANS) Haryana's health department will soon have an ambitious health policy that seeks to bring government healthcare facilities at par with those of the private sector.Haryana's Health ... Read more...

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Millions hit by violence against healthcare personnel


August 12th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Assaults on healthcare personnel, facilities and vehicles in conflicts leave millions in the world without care just when they need it most.This is the key finding ... Read more...

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Noida officials, farmers agree to 90-day truce


July 30th, 2011 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, July 30 (IANS) The Noida Authority Saturday assured farmers that all their demands regarding land acquisition will be worked out within three months, officials said.At a meeting held ... Read more...

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Three hospitals debarred from Punjab scheme


July 27th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 IANS) Three private hospitals have been debarred from participating in the Punjab government-run Bhai Ghanhya Sehat Sewa scheme, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said here Wednesday.The ... 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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UAE constructs village for Mongolian Muslims


July 12th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has begun constructing a village in Mongolia that will provide houses, schools and healthcare facilities to Mongolian Muslims.The "Village" is ... Read more...

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54 hospitals get pollution notices in Punjab


July 10th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Notices have been issued to 54 hospitals across Punjab for causing pollution through improper disposal of bio-medical waste in the state, an official said Sunday.Punjab Pollution ... Read more...

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Puttaparthi traders demand state takeover of Sai trust (Lead)


June 25th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Puttaparthi (Andhra Pradesh), June 25 (IANS) As police intensified probe into the seizure of Rs.35 lakh from a car allegedly linked to the Sathya Sai trust, traders in this bustling ... Read more...

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Puttaparthi observes shutdown against Sathaya Sai trust


June 25th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 25 (IANS) Traders in the pilgrim town of Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district Saturday observed a shutdown to protest the alleged irregularities committed by the Sathya ... Read more...

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Slain Congress leader’s widow votes in Kashmir polls


May 22nd, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 21 (IANS) Widowed just five days ago, the wife of a murdered Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Saturday cast her vote, along with her son, in panchayat polls ... Read more...

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