The government's decision to allocate Rs 33,152 crore for health with special emphasis on improving the public health sector was Saturday hailed by health experts who said the decision to set up new medical institutions will be a boon for the public.
Union Health Ministry will have its hands full in the next fiscal as the government has linked its ambitious cleanliness drive to hygiene and allocated Rs 33,150 crore for setting up AIIMS in various states.
The healthcare industry has welcomed Budget proposals to increase tax exemption limits for health insurance cover and set up more AIIMS across India, saying such moves enable people's access to better facilities.
Reacting to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's proposed medical schemes for Jammu and Kashmir in his 2015 Union Budget, former chief minister of the state Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that efforts should be made to raise the already established SKIMS to global standards.
The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Centre and the city government to think about increasing health budget while asking All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to provide free treatment to a two-year-old boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder, Gaucher's disease.
Health Minister JP Nadda on Sunday said that yoga has a very important role to play in preventing non-communicable diseases like cancer and hypertension and said that the government has given much importance to it in the new health policy presently in the public domain.
The Central Administrative Tribunal has quashed the transfer order of a technical staffer of AIIMS, saying the move was purely a "punitive action to get rid of him from present place of posting on extraneous consideration".
The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused urgent hearing of a plea seeking its intervention in the ongoing investigation of the mysterious death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.