public health system

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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WHO meet: Southeast Asian MPs focus on public health


March 19th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, March 19 (IANS) The WHO has brought together parliamentarians from Southeast Asia to discuss challenges and strengthen the public health system at a three-day conference of member nations starting ... Read more...

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Cuba to give flu shots to over 600,000 people


November 20th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) Cuba will kick off a vaccination campaign against the flu Monday that will treat more than 600,000 people susceptible to respiratory ailments.The official daily Granma said ... Read more...

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Child rights panel questions Uttar Pradesh on deaths


October 10th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has questioned the Uttar Pradesh government on the death of nearly 400 people, a bulk of them ... Read more...

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Need protocol on doctors with foreign degrees, MCI told


January 7th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The government has asked the Medical Council of India (MCI) to put in place a protocol that makes it simpler for a doctor with foreign qualification to ... 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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Public Private Partnership to promote healthcare in India


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 2 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said that we need to look at Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode as a synergetic arrangement which ensures that the ... Read more...

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Commonwealth diplomats briefed on Games, assured of security


September 16th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao on Wednesday briefed heads of missions of Commonwealth countries on different aspects of the Games and assured them that all steps are being ... Read more...

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Court questions government on vaccines


September 15th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday questioned the central government on allegations of vaccines being introduced into the public health system without proper medical studies. A division bench ... Read more...

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Condoms at every doorstep to curb population boom (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's health ministry is preparing an ambitous plan to ensure that condoms reach every home in the country's 600,000 villages in a bid to ... Read more...

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Plan to take condoms to every home in India’s villages


September 7th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's health ministry is preparing a plan to ensure the availability of condoms in each house of the country's six lakh villages in a bid to curb ... Read more...

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Health Minister Azad pitches for specialised public health cadre


August 31st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 31 (ANI): Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday pitched for the creation of a specialized public health cadre, including a Directorate of Public Health in states, to ... Read more...

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Compensation for two women who delivered on the streets


June 5th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Taking serious note of the fact that reproductive rights of women were still not guaranteed in spite of various schemes being in place, the Delhi High Court ... Read more...

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Over 20,000 staff added to public health system: UPA


June 1st, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Over 20,000 doctors and paramedic staff were added to the public health system during last one year, said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday, releasing the report ... Read more...

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Need more nurses for better health care: Vice president


May 12th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Calling shortage of nursing personnel as a major impediment for the health sector, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari Wednesday called for introspection on the reasons for nursing ... Read more...

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Indian systems of medicine to be mainstreamed


April 9th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The government is making all efforts to mainstream Indian systems of medicine - Ayush (ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, unani, siddha and homoeopathy) - through quality control and ... Read more...

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Brinda Karat demands probe in tribal girls’ deaths in Andhra Pradesh


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat Monday asked Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad to order a probe into the deaths of four tribal girls given ... Read more...

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‘In Canada someone develops dementia every five minutes’


January 5th, 2010 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 5 (IANS) Dementia cases are rising alarmingly in Canada and the mental disease is set to wreak financial and social havoc on its society, warns a report Monday. Released by the ... Read more...

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Health issues threaten New Zealand’s tour to Zimbabwe


December 27th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Dec 27 (ANI): The New Zealand cricket team is preparing to pull out of the rescheduled tour of Zimbabwe after the collapse of Zimbabwe's public health system which means that major ... Read more...

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Health ministry served notice on irregular vaccines


December 9th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a notice to the union health ministry on introduction of vaccines without proper medical research. A division bench of Chief Justice Ajit ... Read more...

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India has ‘world-class health care’, say Canadians (With Images)


November 26th, 2009 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Canadians are increasingly looking to India for timely medical treatment as wait periods under the country's public health system get longer. Many are saying they would recommend India ... Read more...

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India needs a robust and vibrant public health system : Azad


September 18th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep18 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said that to improve the standard of public health, there is a need for introducing a robust ... Read more...

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Government under-funding has made healthcare expensive: Azad


September 14th, 2009 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Admitting that the government expenditure on healthcare has been less than desired, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said underfunding by the public sector over the years ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton to address IIT summit in Chicago


August 4th, 2009 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Former American President Bill Clinton will be among many top leaders to address the seventh Pan-IIT Global Conference being held in Chicago in October. Kapil Sibal, Indian ... Read more...

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No Canadian citizenship without language skills, says minister


July 11th, 2009 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 11 (IANS)Canadian Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Friday that newcomers to the country should learn one of the two official languages - English and French - before they ... Read more...

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Court ruling on gays will help fight AIDS, say experts (Lead)


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Health experts and activists Thursday said the Delhi High Court ruling decriminalising homosexuality will be a new tool in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS as ... Read more...

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Verdict decriminalising gay sex welcome: AIDS control body


July 2nd, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) Thursday hailed the Delhi High Court judgment that decriminalises gay sex, saying it would help reach out to the community and ... Read more...

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India prepared to tackle swine flu, no case yet: officials (Lead)


May 1st, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India is fully prepared to tackle influenza A (H1N1), popularly known as swine flu, health officials said here Friday. No case of swine flu has been reported ... Read more...

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Smoking, high BP main preventible causes for deaths in US


April 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Smoking, high blood pressure and being overweight are the leading preventable causes of death in the US, says a new study. Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health ... Read more...

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ASHA provides health care in Punjab villages


April 29th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar GillAbohar, April 29 (ANI): With health awareness being minimal in rural Punjab, ASHA, a scheme launched by the Government of India under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), is ... Read more...

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Smoking, high BP, obesity: Leading causes of death in US


April 28th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Smoking, high blood pressure and being overweight-these are the top three preventable risk factors for premature mortality in the United States, according to a new study.Led by researchers ... Read more...

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Paedophiles in NSW hospital enjoying yoga lessons and bottled water


February 15th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb.15 (ANI): Paedophiles and killers are enjoying yoga lessons and bottled water at the Long Bay Hospital in New South Wales, even as the Australian public health system continues to ... Read more...

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Health Ministry’’s consultative body reviews NRHM progress


January 21st, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Panaji (Goa), Jan.21 (ANI): The Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare met here on Tuesday to review the progress of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in ... Read more...

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Dr. Ramadoss meets Swedish Health Minister in Stockholm


November 20th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr Anbumani Ramadoss met Goran Hagglund, Minister for Health and Social Affairs of Sweden at Stockholm, today.Hagglund organised ... Read more...

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Rural HIV care still riddled with inefficiencies


September 12th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 12 (ANI): Researchers at Indiana University have found that HIV care providers in rural Indiana fail to offer quality care to their patients.This is because there is significant stigma ... Read more...

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