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Measures to control dengue to be intensified

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 21:37

Assam Chief Minister today directed that measures be intensified for controlling the outbreak of Dengue fever in Assam where two persons have died from the disease this week.

High rate of breastfeeding among Assam mothers

Last Updated: Sunday, August 04, 2013, 23:06

Assam has the distinction of having a high rate of breastfeeding among mothers but its overall practice needs improvement for health growth of the infant.

Assam introduces anti-tobacco Bill

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 08:50

The anti-tobacco bill was tabled in Assam assembly today to prevent manufacturing and use of the product in non-smoking form with provision for imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine of Rs 5 lakh to the violators.

Encephalitis claims 53 lives in Assam since January

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 19:27

Fifty-three people died due to encephalitis and 362 others suffered from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Assam since January this year.

Gogoi announces Rs.5 lakh each to HIV victims, four officials suspended

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 21:33

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Monday announced compensation of Rs.5 lakh each to the three people who tested HIV-positive after receiving blood from a state-run hospital, and said the government would bear the expenses for their treatment.

Assam blood bank accused of spreading HIV

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:34

A government-run blood bank in Assam was Friday accused of spreading the deadly HIV virus among recipients who got infected after a blood transfusion there.

Scheme for treatment of complicated diseases of children

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 20:38

Assam government today announced a special health care initiative to extend financial help for super speciality treatment of complicated diseases for children below 12 years.

Project launched for diabetes patients in rural Assam

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 19:26

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has initiated a project for the diagnosis of diabetic patients in the remote areas of Assam.

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