healthcare services

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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130,000 Syrians fled to Jordan since 2011


July 9th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Amman, July 9 (IANS) Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh has said that about 131,000 Syrians have entered Jordan since 2011 when the unrest started in Syria, the state-run Petra news ... Read more...

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China launches hospital reform


June 15th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) China has launched an initiative to improve its public healthcare services, the government said Friday.The programme will cover 300 county-level hospitals and carry out reforms in ... Read more...

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Airtel Nigeria to help fight AIDS (With Image)


April 27th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative ... Read more...

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Rising life expectancy in Shanghai sets record


February 20th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 20 (IANS) The average life expectancy at birth in China's Shanghai city has reached 82.51 years, a new national record achieved by the city in 2011, the Shanghai ... Read more...

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Wipro will hire 50 percent staff globally by 2015


January 20th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) Wipro would hire 50 percent of employees for its global IT services outside India by 2015 to leverage local talent and optimally utilise its delivery centres ... Read more...

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Mahindra Satyam to participate in World Economic Forum


January 17th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, will participate in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, scheduled Jan 25-27.The Hyderabad-based firm ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctors end strike, health facilities normalise


January 1st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 1 (IANS) Healthcare services have started to normalise in Rajasthan after remaining badly affected for 11 days as around 10,000 government doctors joined duty Sunday after ending their ... Read more...

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Hundreds of protesting Rajasthan doctors rejoin duty


December 29th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 29 (IANS) Healthcare services which have remained badly affected in Rajasthan for the past nine days due to the ongoing strike of doctors are likely to improve as ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctors’ strike claims 50 lives


December 27th, 2011 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 26 (IANS) Patients at government hospitals across Rajasthan continued to suffer on the sixth day of doctors' strike Monday, and officials said the toll due to the strike ... 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 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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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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India, others making efforts to save children, women: UN


September 20th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Countries around the world, including India, are making significant progress in efforts to save the lives of women and children who die of preventable causes, ... 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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Seven more Vidarbha farmers commit suicide in last 48 hours


September 8th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 8 (IANS) With seven cotton growers committing suicide in the past two days, a total 514 farmers have so far killed themselves in 2011 alone in the Vidarbha ... Read more...

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Five farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, Sep 2 (IANS) With five cotton growers committing suicide Thursday, a total of 507 farmers have killed themselves during 2011 alone in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, an NGO fighting ... 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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Co-workers support key to longevity


August 5th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Employees buoyed up by their co-workers' support and goodwill tend to live longer and better."We spend most of our waking hours at work, and we don't ... Read more...

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Over half of Indian kids are without immunisation


July 20th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) More than half of Indian children under the age of two do not receive comprehensive routine immunisation, a study by an NGO said Wednesday.According to ... Read more...

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Moser Baer Trust to provide healthcare in UP villages


June 18th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Moser Baer Trust, the community development arm of Moser Baer India, Saturday said it will implement a healthcare development service programme in 37 villages in ... Read more...

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UAE launches phase-II of health information system


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 1 (IANS/WAM) The UAE health ministry has announced the beginning of phase-II of the Wareed health information system that aims at revolutionising the quality, safety and efficiency of ... Read more...

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Don’t impose service tax on healthcare: Rights panel


March 10th, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday joined the healthcare industry in strongly opposing the proposed service tax hike in the budget, saying that it ... Read more...

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Tata Beverages, Kerala Ayurveda to form joint venture


January 28th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 28 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages Ltd Friday signed an agreement with Kerala Ayurveda Ltd to form a joint venture (JV) for developing a range of beverages and food products based ... Read more...

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Public-private partnership needed in healthcare: Azad


December 16th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday reiterated that public-private partnership is needed in the health sector for facilities to reach maximum people but clarified that this would ... Read more...

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After azadi remark, Kashmir minister shares dias with Omar


December 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 9 (IANS) A day after Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hinted at action against Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma for his controversial statement on "azadi" for Kashmir, the two appeared together ... Read more...

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Sixth Kerala migration survey begins


November 30th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Kerala Migration Survey (KMS 2010), which will monitor the status of migration and remittances by non-resident Keralites to the state, has begun.It will ... Read more...

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Doubtful if GST will roll out from next year: Walia


November 1st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Delhi Finance Minister A.K. Walia Monday voiced doubts about the rolling out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from April next year and said Delhi's demand ... Read more...

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Cities unsafe for girls but provide more scope: Survey


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Seventy-seven percent of girls feel that eve-teasing is the biggest challenge they face in cities, while 69 percent feel cities offer an unsafe and insecure living ... Read more...

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Cholesterol drugs lessen arthritis risk, finds study


September 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Cholesterol lowering statins taken by millions also nearly cut by half the risk of developing arthritis. The finding raises hopes that the drugs could be used to prevent ... Read more...

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Regular statin use ‘cuts rheumatoid arthritis risk’


September 8th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that taking statins reduces the risk of developing the chronic inflammatory disease, rheumatoid arthritis.The researchers studied 1.8-million members of Maccabi Healthcare Services (a ... Read more...

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Life limping back to normal at Leh, rescue operations continue


August 10th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug 10 (ANI): Life is limping back to normalcy in Leh district after five days of floods caused by cloudburst.People have started coming back to their homes with the support ... Read more...

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Border Roads Organisation asked to clear Leh-Manali Highway in three days


August 10th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Leh, Aug 10 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has directed the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to clear the Leh-Manali highway within next three days to restore Leh's road link ... Read more...

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Latino kids in US facing difficulties


April 30th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Latino children in the US are facing obstacles in education and health that make their success as adults and their integration into society more difficult, a study has ... Read more...

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Access problems make healthcare a challenge in northeast


April 6th, 2010 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) A difficult geographical terrain and inaccessibility to many places makes reaching across to the common man in the northeast with healthcare services a difficult task, a member ... Read more...

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