Shimla: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has approved "disciplinary proceedings" against a senior Himachal Pradesh IAS officer who is facing a CBI inquiry into allegations of financial irregularities during his previous stint with the AIIMS in Delhi.
The central government is in the process of finalising the Universal Health Assurance (UHA) programme and it will be presented to the nation within the current financial year, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.
Six medical college hospitals in Uttar Pradesh will be modernised and converted into super- speciality facility on the lines of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here on Sunday.
Under attack for removing whistleblower IFS officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi as AIIMS Chief Vigilance Officer, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said various forms of corruption exist in central hospitals and efforts are on to end the "systemic and symptomatic" corruption.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday termed as a "fine farce" the controversy surrounding the removal of AIIMS CVO Sanjeev Chaturvedi, and defended the government decision saying the CVC had rejected his name twice and his continuation as CVO was irregular and indefensible.
The Centre has directed Meghalaya and two other states in the North East region to impose ban on all forms of processed/flavoured smokeless tobacco to save people from oral cancer, an official said today.
A person arriving from Nigeria, who was kept at the IGI Airport isolation facility for two days for showing Ebola symptoms upon his arrival and was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, has tested negative for the virus.