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Rs 27,000 crore project for free medicines to start this year

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 21:11

In an ambitious project, government proposes to provide free medicines to millions of people through a Rs 27,000 crore joint initiative of the Centre and states within this year.

SC notice on vacant post-graduate medical seats

Last Updated: Thursday, June 21, 2012, 19:24

SC issued notice to union health ministry on plea of medical student aspiring to get admission into post-grad under all-India quota in govt colleges.

Soon, a national e-blood bank service

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 13:48

The union health ministry is planning a nationwide database of blood donors connected through a web-enabled system.

Health Ministry alone cannot decide ban on sale of gutkha: Azad

Last Updated: Friday, May 04, 2012, 14:18

Amid demands for ban on sale of gutkha, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said he alone could not take a decision on the matter as it required consultation with the Finance Ministry.

Govt to replace warning pic on cigarette packs

Last Updated: Monday, April 09, 2012, 22:12

The Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) forwarded a set of seven pictures to the Health Ministry for replacing the footballer`s picture.

Illegal drug trials: Notice to Health Ministry

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 21:31

NHRC asked Health Ministry to respond within 6 weeks on issue of unauthorised clinical drug trials in Andhra Pradesh or face action under law.

Central team examines Drug Resistant TB cases in Mumbai

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 23:24

Even as a Union Health Ministry team of doctors ascertains facts and starts analysis of reported cases of drug resistant Tuberculosis in Mumbai, the Ministry has taken objection to terming such cases as Totally Drug Resistant (TDR).

Health Min, DMS to meet over milk adulteration

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 16:09

Officials from the Health Ministry, Delhi Milk Scheme (DMS) and milk producer Mother Dairy will participate in the meeting scheduled on January 11.

Govt evolves programme to tackle anaemia

Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 16:52

To tackle the problem of anaemia, government will launch a programme under which the supplements will be provided to nearly 12 crore adolescents.

‘Soon no discrimination against HIV patients’

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 15:18

A law soon to ensure that there is no discrimination against HIV/AIDS patients.

Health ministry says 41 killed in Egypt clashes

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011, 09:07

The health ministry said on Thursday 36 people have been killed in the capital, according to the official MENA news agency.

PM likely to review FDI in pharmaceutical on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 13:24

Amidst differences within the government over a proposal to put a cap on FDI in the pharmaceutical sector, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to review the issue with senior Cabinet colleagues on Monday.