state health

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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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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Punjab bans gutka, pan masala


August 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) Punjab Monday ordered a complete ban on the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products, gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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Actress Sreelatha in penury, looks for help


July 30th, 2012 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (IANS) Malayalam actress Sreelatha Menon, known for films like "Perumthachan" and "Kauthuka", is suffering from a rare bone disease but there is no one to look after ... Read more...

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Mohanlal expresses wish to donate his organs


July 21st, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, July 21 (IANS) Superstar Mohanlal Saturday expressed his desire to donate his organs, citing the case of a school-girl who recovered from a severe liver disease because her aunt ... Read more...

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Bihar to provide sanitary napkins at nominal price


July 12th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 12 (IANS) Bihar will provide sanitary napkins at a nominal cost in rural areas of its 10 districts to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene among the ... Read more...

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Enhanced healthcare ordered for Amarnath pilgrims


July 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 9 (IANS) Concerned over the deaths of 47 pilgrims due to natural causes during this year's annual Amarnath Yatra, Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra Monday directed the ... Read more...

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Children’s deaths: Bihar families yet to get compensation


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Families of hundreds of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar are yet to be paid compensation announced by the state government last ... Read more...

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Super specialty hospital coming up in Assam


June 11th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 11 (IANS) The Assam government Monday inked an MoU with the Bangalore-based Narayana Hrudayalaya under PPP mode for setting up a 300-bed super specialty hospital in the state, ... Read more...

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170 Mexican kids sick after having food at school


May 1st, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 1 (IANS/EFE) About 170 children and six adults fell sick after having food at a party at an elementary school in the Mexican Pacific resort city of ... Read more...

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‘Five swine flu deaths in Rajasthan’


March 21st, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, March 20 (IANS) Five people have reportedly died of swine flu in Rajasthan over the past 20 days, including two Tuesday, and the state health machinery has been placed ... Read more...

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Swine flu erupts in Maharashtra, claims four lives


March 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 17 (IANS) After a lull of six months, swine flu has again reared its head in Maharashtra, claiming four lives in Pune in the past fortnight, including two ... Read more...

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Odisha doctors face action for exam malpractice


March 10th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, March 10 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Saturday initiated action against at least 17 doctors for using unfair means during the post graduate medical entrance test held in the state ... Read more...

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Himachal BJP rebels seek probe against minister


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) dissidents in Himachal Pradesh Friday demanded a CBI probe into the "amassing of immovable assets" by state Health Minister Rajeev Bindal, ... Read more...

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Spurious heart medicine kills 120 in Pakistan


February 11th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Feb 11 (IANS) The toll due to consumption of spurious medicines at a well known heart institute has risen to 120, with a woman losing her life Saturday.According to ... Read more...

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After polio, Bihar targets kala azar


January 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 30 (IANS) Bihar, which has not reported a single case of polio since September 2010, is now turning its attention to kala azar, a disease transmitted by the ... Read more...

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Officials axed, Pakistan fake drugs kill 109


January 29th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab's state health secretary has been sacked following the death of 109 heart patients due to the use of fake drugs in a leading Pakistani hospital, ... 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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NRHM scam: CBI raids senior IAS officer


January 19th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 19 (IANS) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths Thursday raided the residences of senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pradeep Shukla in connection with the Rs.8,000 crore ... Read more...

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Himachal plans data centre for hospital records


January 16th, 2012 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 16 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is planning to link all its major hospitals to a central data centre using a new information technology system, state Health and ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks central package for health services


January 9th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Monday sought special financial assistance from the central government to strengthen health services, an official statement said here.State Health Minister Rajeev Bindal met Union ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh admits 44 blinded at Durg eye camp


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Dec 23 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government admitted in the state assembly Friday that 44 persons were blinded after they were operated upon at a government health camp in September."As ... Read more...

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Need to tackle monumental challenge of non-communicable diseases: Azad


November 17th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) India needs to "seriously" take up the "monumental challenge" of tackling non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, which account for 50 percent of ... Read more...

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Bengal hospital says 12 crib deaths ‘normal’


October 27th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) As one more infant died Thursday pushing the crib deaths to 12 in two days in West Bengal's largest referral hospital for children, the ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh denies three dead after operation


October 20th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government, under criticism for botched eye operations at a health camp that have so far left 45 poor people blinded, Thursday said it was ... Read more...

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Karnataka speaker accepts Reddy supporter’s resignation


October 14th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 13 (IANS) Karnataka assembly Speaker K.G. Bopaiah Thursday accepted the resignation of former state health minister and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker B. Sriramulu, a close ... Read more...

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‘Uttar Pradesh to blame for encephalitis deaths’


October 8th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) India's child rights panel Saturday said the Uttar Pradesh government has to respond fast to contain the deadly viral disease of Japanese encephalitis which has ... Read more...

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21 die of mite disease in Himachal


October 8th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 8 (IANS) At least 21 people have died of scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite, in Himachal Pradesh this year, an official ... Read more...

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HLL Lifecare opens one-stop medical outlet in Kerala


September 30th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (IANS) Central government owned HLL Lifecare Limited, one of the country's largest producers of condoms, Friday opened a one-stop specialty outlet for medical devices and essential drugs ... Read more...

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Families refuse polio drops in Bihar


September 21st, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) At a time when Bihar is on the verge of eradicating polio, more than 400 families here refused to immunise their children against the disease, saying ... Read more...

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Dengue alarm: Pakistan asks for Indian drugs


September 13th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) With dengue outbreak acquiring alarming proportions across the country, Pakistan is hurriedly ordering medicines from India to battle the disease that has killed at least ... Read more...

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Bihar reported no polio case in last one year


September 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 12 (IANS) From recording the second highest number of polio cases in the country in 2009, Bihar has not reported even a single case of the disease in ... Read more...

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West Bengal to train 50,000 women to meet shortage of nurses


August 24th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the state health ministry will train fifty thousand women to meet the shortage of nurses in the ... Read more...

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Dengue toll rises to 17 in Orissa (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) Two more people died of dengue in private hospitals in Orissa Thursday, taking the toll in the outbreak of the infectious disease to 17 this month, ... Read more...

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Dengue toll rises to 16 in Orissa


August 18th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 18 (IANS) One more person died of dengue at a private hospital here Thursday, taking the death toll in the outbreak of the infectious disease in Orissa to ... Read more...

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