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SC again asks Novartis to cut cancer drug price


September 12th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday once again asked pharma company Novartis to scale down the price of its cancer drug Glivec, made from compound imatinib ... Read more...

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Why don’t you reduce cancer drug price, SC asks Novartis


September 11th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Pharma major Novartis AG Tuesday said it was the author of beta crystalline, a form of a compound used in an anti-cancer drug, while the ... Read more...

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Withdraw user charges in JIPMER: Jayalalithaa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 3 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to instruct JIPMER in Puducherry to withdraw the user charges it levies for ... Read more...

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Blinded by light, this family sees no hope


September 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Sep 2 (IANS) Darkness has become a life-long curse for two generations of a family in a Rajasthan village. This family has 15 members, including eight children, who ... Read more...

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Court notice to 12 private hospitals in Delhi


August 8th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to 12 private hospitals for their alleged failure to comply with its earlier order to give free treatment ... Read more...

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Indian-American surgeon to bring low-cost heart therapy to India


August 4th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Dr Mukesh Hariawala, an award winning Indian-American artificial heart surgeon, is set to introduce a unique low-cost "triple heart therapy" in India to help patients ... Read more...

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Over 2,000 poor beneficiaries of Kerala’s ‘health’ lottery


July 20th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 (IANS) A total of 2,042 poor patients, suffering from serious ailments, have received funds for their treatment from the revenues earned by the Kerala government-run lottery "Karunya", ... Read more...

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Drops of benevolence turn into ocean of charity (Himachal Pradesh Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 13 (IANS) Small acts of benevolence have turned into an ocean of charity in Himachal Pradesh.Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's request to people to contribute generously towards ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh’s government hospitals to transport dead bodies home for free


May 30th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 30 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Health Department will transport home the dead bodies of poor patients who die in government hospitals for free, with Chief Minister Raman Singh ... Read more...

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UAE group conducts 500 eye surgeries in Somalia


May 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) An international team of ophthalmologists, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Authority, have conducted eye surgeries for over 500 Somali patients.The RCA ... Read more...

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Free heart surgeries camp for poor in Sharjah


March 9th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 9 (IANS/WAM) A week-long camp in Sharjah will offer free heart surgeries for poor patients who don't have insurance coverage and are not eligible for free treatment ... Read more...

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‘Nammanna Don’ - touching, yet entertaining movie (Kannada Movie Review)


February 18th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Nammanna Don"; Cast: Ramesh Arvind, Mona Parasher, Santhini, Raju Thalikote, Neenasam Achyutha, M.S. Umesh, Rajendra, and Karanth; Producer; Ravi Joshi; Screenplay Writer-Director: Ramesh Arvind; Composer: Mathews Manu; Camera: Krishna Kumar; ... Read more...

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Mammootty’s charity to sponsors 250 more heart patients


September 27th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 27 (IANS) Mammootty is not only a superb actor, he is also into charitable activities and the latest is that he will sponsor another 250 heart patients by ... Read more...

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Treat poor free, apex court tells 10 Delhi hospitals


September 1st, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed 10 multi-specialty private hospitals in the national capital to provide free treatment to poor patients and recover the cost from ... Read more...

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Draw up workable scheme for free treatment to poor patients: Apex court


August 25th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Delhi government to draw up a "workable scheme" for the 27 city private hospitals to provide free treatment to ... Read more...

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Delhi’s private hospitals told to treat poor free (Lead)


July 25th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed private hospitals in Delhi to give free treatment to poor patients referred to them by government institutions, till a policy ... Read more...

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Private hospitals asked for free treatment policy


July 25th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday directed private hospitals to submit to the Delhi government proposals for formulating a common policy for providing free treatment to poor ... Read more...

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Delhi government to take on private hospitals


July 6th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi government has decided to issue notices to private hospitals which do not provide free treatment to the poor despite being allotted land on ... Read more...

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Healing touch for Sirohi’s poor in pain


April 2nd, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Sirohi, April 2 (IANS) In a unique initiative launched by Rajasthan's Sirohi district administration, medical stores have been sought to contribute a certain amount of money every month to support ... Read more...

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UAE charity to conduct 100 heart surgeries in Bosnia


February 17th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 17 (IANS/WAM) A voluntary health mission from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will conduct 100 open heart surgeries in Bosnia as part of its efforts to alleviate the suffering ... Read more...

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Students’ strike hits medical college hospitals


January 28th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) Normal functioning at the five medical college hospitals in Kerala continued to be hit for the fourth day Friday as post-graduate students have struck work, demanding a stipend ... Read more...

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498 reserved posts lying vacant in top govt. hospitals: Azad


December 10th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday informed that 498 posts under the reserved category were lying vacant in three top state-run hospitals in the national ... Read more...

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Kiran Kumar Reddy is 16th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh (Second Lead)


November 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) N. Kiran Kumar Reddy took oath Thursday as the 16th chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, a day after K. Rosaiah resigned to terminate his 14-month government that ... Read more...

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Court summons AIIMS chief over charitable pharmacy


September 26th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has summoned the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to explain why no space has been allotted to a ... Read more...

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UAE launches global health mission for poor kids


August 25th, 2010 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a campaign to provide free health-care facilities to at least one million poor children in several countries including India and ... Read more...

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All-doctor band raises funds for patients in Pune


June 20th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Pune, June 20 (ANI): An all-doctors band called 'Lets Act' in Maharashtra's Pune city are raising funds for economically-disadvantaged patients by giving musical performances.For the last eight years, these doctors have ... Read more...

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Blood test could identify lung cancer patients likely to respond to drug erlotinib


May 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): A simple blood test could identify lung cancer patients who will respond positively to the drug erlotinib, reveals a new study.The researchers found that testing for the presence ... Read more...

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Gujarat invites all Gujaratis for 50th anniversary


April 11th, 2010 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The Gujarat government has invited Gujaratis from all over the world to converge on Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad to take part in year-long celebrations starting April 30 to ... Read more...

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Tax-free budget in Assam, sops for rural poor


March 15th, 2010 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday presented a populist tax-free budget with lots of sops for the rural poor, besides incentives for the education sector, jobs for the ... Read more...

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Quacks rampant in Rawalpindi


January 19th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rawalpindi, Jan 19 (IANS) Thousands of quacks are playing havoc with poor patients in remote areas of Pakistan's Rawalpindi district as state-run medical facilities are not adequate for the growing population. In ... Read more...

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Apollo Hospital served notice for charging money from poor patients


November 29th, 2009 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has issued notice to Apollo Hospital for allegedly charging money from patients belonging to the economically weaker sections of society. The court took suo ... Read more...

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Morphine shortage hits Kolkata cancer patients


November 27th, 2009 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Hundreds of cancer patients have been hard hit by an acute shortage of morphine in Kolkata, which records 12,000 new cases of the disease every year. ... Read more...

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Bihar doctors’ strike on for eighth day


November 17th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) There is no good news for poor patients and their relatives in Bihar as a crippling doctors' strike entered its eighth day Tuesday. About 500 junior doctors of ... Read more...

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Government threatens action against striking Bihar doctors


November 15th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) As the strike by junior doctors in Bihar's premier government-run hospital here entered its sixth day Sunday, authorities threatened action and called for an end to the strike ... Read more...

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Doctors’ strike in Bihar enters fourth day


November 13th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Hundreds of patients continued to suffer as the strike by junior doctors in Bihar's premier government-run hospital entered its fourth day here Friday, officials said. About 500 junior ... Read more...

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