primary health

Yoga, homoeopathy to be integrated with healthcare in UP


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 16 (IANS) All systems of medicine and healing, including ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, as well as yoga would be integrated in the system in government hospitals and primary health ... Read more...

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UP government rolls out 133 ambulances


September 14th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Friday launched the Samajwadi Swasthya Seva, the biggest emergency medical transport service in the country.Yadav flagged-off 133 ambulances under the ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... 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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ICT be used for better healthcare: Pitroda


August 29th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Information and communications technology should be used to create an information network for better health care in the country, Sam Pitroda, adviser to the prime ... Read more...

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Former AIIMS director to shape Goa’s health policy


August 29th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) As Goa drafts its health policy, a leading Delhi-based doctor and former director of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr P.K. ... Read more...

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Over 7,000 vacancies vacant for rural doctors


August 24th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Over 7,000 vacancies are lying vacant for doctors in rural areas across the country since last year, parliament was informed Friday."According to the Rural Health ... Read more...

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Corporates told to give handlooms, handicraft products as gift items


August 13th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The textiles ministry is organising a conclave appealing to Indian industries to source domestic handlooms and handicrafts for corporate gifting instead of regular gift such ... Read more...

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President asks Mizoram to activate Chakma health centre


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 3 (IANS) The president's secretariat has asked the Mizoram government to activate a primary health centre, constructed 20 years ago in Mizoram's Chakma tribal-inhabited region but non-operational ... Read more...

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MSF battles kala azar in Bihar


July 17th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 17 (IANS) Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), which provides medical humanitarian aid worldwide, is waging a war against kala azar in Bihar.Hundreds have benefited since MSF started its project ... Read more...

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Bihar engineer in Saudi custody: Government to SC (Second Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Bihar engineer Fasih Mehmood had been detained by the Saudi Arabian authorities on suspicion of terror links.Additional ... 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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Free-medicines-for-all programme launch in October


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India's ambitious plan to provide free medicines to all will be launched from October, says a government report.Strongly backed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh ... Read more...

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Encephalitis scare in UP after 88 deaths


June 16th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has pressed the panic button as 88 people have succumbed to various strains of encephalitis in the last fortnight, a disease that ... Read more...

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Saudi authorities mum on Fasih Mahmood, SC told


June 11th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that Fasih Mahmood, a Bihar engineer who went missing in Saudi Arabia last month, was not in police ... Read more...

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Where is Fasih Mahmood, apex court asks


June 6th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The central government told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it had never taken into custody Fasih Mahmood, an engineer from Bihar who went missing in ... Read more...

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Court gives government time in missing engineer case (Lead)


June 1st, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday granted the central government time to file its reply to the plea of Nikhat Parveen, who has sought to know ... Read more...

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Apex court grants time to centre on missing engineer case


June 1st, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday granted the central government time to file its reply to Nikhat Parveen's plea seeking whereabouts of her husband Fasih ... Read more...

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Apex court issues notice on a missing Bihar engineer


May 30th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notices to the ministries of home and external affairs on a petition of Nikhat Parveen, seeking that her husband Fasih ... Read more...

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Missing engineer’s parents to stage hunger strike


May 24th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 24 (IANS) The parents of an engineer who has gone missing after being allegedly arrested in Saudi Arabia and deported to India have decided to stage a hunger ... Read more...

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Family shocked at Bihar engineer’s arrest on terror charges


May 21st, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A week after a 35-year-old engineer, who hails from a village in Bihar's Darbhanga district, was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged terror links in India, his ... Read more...

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Bihar paradox: Phones outnumber toilets


April 20th, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) Nearly 56 percent of families in Bihar have a mobile or landline connection, but about 77 percent of the population lack toilets, says a census report, ... Read more...

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Three million urban poor to get shelters


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Focussing on the lack of a policy for around three million urban homeless, the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) has asked the government ... Read more...

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NRHM gets higher allocation


March 16th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government got a higher allocation of Rs.20,822 crore ($4.14 billion) in ... Read more...

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Fresh raids by CBI in UP’s multi-billion NRHM scam (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 25 (IANS) Close on the heels of Friday's simultaneous raids at 30 different locations across Uttar Pradesh in connection with the multi-billion-rupee rural health scam, the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Typhoid outbreak in Himachal village


February 10th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, Feb 10 (IANS) A village in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district has reported more than 15 typhoid patients, a health official said Friday.According to the official, contamination in the drinking ... Read more...

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Ayurveda, unani to be promoted through rural health scheme


February 10th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) The government will promote Indian systems of medicine, including ayurveda, siddha and unani, and therapies like yoga and naturopathy through its National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)."The ... Read more...

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Woman dumps new-born girl from moving vehicle


February 9th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dungarpur (Rajasthan), Feb 9 (IANS) Upset over the birth of a girl, a woman flung the baby out of an ambulance in Rajasthan when she was being taken to her ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh healthcare scam: Engineer shoots himself (Lead)


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 23 (IANS) The multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in Uttar Pradesh turned murkier Monday when a 55-year-old engineer, under probe for his alleged involvement ... Read more...

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Maoists massacre 13 Jharkhand policemen (Second Lead)


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:10 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Jan 21 (IANS) Thirteen policemen escorting a government official were killed Saturday when Maoists blasted their vehicle in a forested part of Jharkhand and opened fire, authorities said.At least ... Read more...

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Second case of rats mutilation in Rajasthan


January 14th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 13 (IANS) Tension flared up in Rajasthan's Beawar town Friday after the dead body of a woman was nibbled on by rats at the mortuary of a government ... 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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Rajasthan doctors continue strike, 40 patients dead


December 25th, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 25 (IANS) Medical services in Rajasthan remained badly affected on the fifth day of the strike by resident doctors Sunday, with at least 40 patients dying across the ... Read more...

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Rajasthan doctors continue strike, 30 patients dead


December 24th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Dec 24 (IANS) Medical services in Rajasthan remained badly affected on the fourth day Saturday of the strike by resident doctors and officials said at least 30 patients have ... Read more...

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Wanted: Women to drive development in Maoist areas


November 20th, 2011 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In an effort to bridge the development deficit in areas seen as Maoist hotbeds, the government is encouraging young women to take up the challenge ... Read more...

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