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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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Court asks Delhi to decide on tobacco ban plea


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the Delhi government to decide within two weeks upon a petition seeking a ban on tobacco products in the ... 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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Female condom fails to gain popularity


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 3 (IANS) The female condom manufactured by HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) appears to have not gained wide acceptability in the country, sales figures show. Only 38,000 pieces were ... Read more...

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Check tobacco promotion, sales: Voluntary group to FSSAI


June 20th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) An anti-tobacco voluntary group Wednesday sought intervention of India's food safety authority to check promotion and sales of tobacco products in the country as part ... Read more...

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CBI seeks time to submit sanction against public servant


May 16th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday requested a Delhi court to provide it with more time to submit proper sanction of prosecution against ... Read more...

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Health ministry wary of merging AIDS department with NRHM


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Planning Commission's proposal to merge the two-decade-old AIDS control department with the flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has caused a stir in the ... 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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‘NACO merger with NRHM not insensitive’


April 27th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The convergence of India's AIDS control mission with the government's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is not going to be insensitive for the communities ... Read more...

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Scale up services for pregnant HIV-positive: UNAIDS


April 26th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India's AIDS control department is working on its next AIDS control mission (2012-17), a top UN official Thursday said the country must scale up ... Read more...

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Health ministry faces flak for low allocation, spending


April 25th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Even as the government is planning to increase health allocation in the 12th five-year plan, a report by a parliamentary committee Wednesday questioned the health ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Government to rope in chemists to fight TB (March 24 is World Tuberculosis Day)


March 24th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Concerned about the irrational use of drugs to treat tuberculosis by private practitioners, the government now plans to rope in chemists and bring prescriptions ... Read more...

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Kerala health firm’s vaccine project mentioned in budget


March 16th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 16 (IANS) The much-awaited Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) being implemented by Thiruvananthapuram-headquartered HLL Life Care Ltd got a shot in the arm Friday with Finance ... Read more...

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Contempt notice to central government, Medical Council


February 28th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued a contempt notice to the central government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) for failing to comply with ... Read more...

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Lets have tobacco-free youth, urges Shaan


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) We must create awareness about the disastrous effects of tobacco consumption among the youths, says Bollywood singer Shaan, who Thursday launched the song "Life ... Read more...

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189 requests for prosecution pending: minister


December 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government said Wednesday that 189 requests for sanction for prosecution of corrupt officials are pending with central ministers and departments as well as states.The ... Read more...

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Tripura awarded for tele-homoeopathy


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Nov 23 (IANS) Tripura has become the only state in eastern India to receive an international award for tele-homoeopathy, where patients in rural areas are diagnosed by doctors through ... 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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20 million need mental health care: Expert


October 11th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Around 20 million people in India need medical treatment for serious mental disorders, with a majority of them belonging to the most deprived section of ... 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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Nurse seeks her certificates from employer, court issues notice


September 2nd, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A nurse Friday moved the Delhi High Court after her employer asked for Rs.50,000 for accepting her resignation and releasing her original certificates.Justice S. Muralidhar ... Read more...

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90-minute TB test not a game changer for India


August 29th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A new diagnostic technique that detects tuberculosis in 90 minutes instead of three months using the conventional method may not be effective in India as ... Read more...

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Focusing on rural areas for non-communicable diseases: Azad


August 23rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Rural areas are now under the health ministry's focus for their large population vulnerable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular and psychological ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh government issued notice for trials on Bhopal victims


August 9th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh government and the ministry of health with reference to unethical clinical trials ... Read more...

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Unicef film to help check malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh


June 14th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 14 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh plans to spread awareness about malnutrition - which affects 60 out of 100 children in the state - in co-operation with Unicef, an official ... Read more...

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One-rupee sanitary napkin scheme launched


May 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The ministry of health and family welfare Monday announced the approval of its "one-rupee sanitary napkin" scheme as part of its promotion of menstrual hygiene ... Read more...

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Government hospitals vie for better hygiene practices


May 12th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Stressing on the need to standardise hygiene practices in government hospitals, the ministry of health and family welfare has roped in three central government hospitals ... Read more...

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UN road safety campaign launched in India (Lead)


May 11th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A plan to stabilise and then reduce road traffic fatalities globally by 2020 was launched in India along with 100 countries Wednesday. According to the ... Read more...

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Shaan pledges to fight tobacco menace


May 10th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Bollywood singer Shaan was Tuesday appointed the tobacco control ambassador for the ministry of health and family welfare to promote the message of tobacco abstinence.Shaan ... 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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Burns ward at Delhi’s RML Hospital upgraded


April 8th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 8(ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Secretary K. Chandramouli on Friday inaugurated the upgraded burns ward in the Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery at New Delhi's Dr. ... Read more...

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Delhi to host national consultation on smokeless tobacco


March 29th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A two-day national consultation will be held here April 4-5 by the ministry of health and family welfare in association with the World Health Organisation ... Read more...

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NGO seeks ban on tobacco ad during World Cup


March 28th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 28 (IANS) An NGO Monday sought to ban tobacco advertisements during the cricket World Cup, saying these will have an adverse effect on the minds of the people.New ... Read more...

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MCI calls meeting to reform medical curriculum


March 28th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Medical Council of India will Tuesday hold a critical meeting to revise the medical syllabus and look into other reforms in the undergraduate and ... Read more...

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