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Centre has requested CMs to identify land for AIIMS

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:27

As part of its plans to have an AIIMS in every state, the Centre has requested chief ministers to identify appropriate land in their states for setting up the institute.

`Replace sex education with format to make people aware about child pregnancy`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 23:23

Days after courting controversy over his remarks on imparting sex education in schools, Health Minister Harshvardhan today said it should be replaced by a format which makes people aware about child pregnancy and associated evils.

Satish Upadhyay appointed Delhi BJP chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:23

Satish Upadhyay, the Standing Committee chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, was last night appointed as the president of the Delhi BJP unit.

Core group formed to eradicate kala azar

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:44

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday formed a core group to spearhead measures to eradicate the dreaded disease kala azar from the country by 2015.

Ban cigarettes sale in defence canteens: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:18

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has written to Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, urging him to ban sale of cigarettes in defence canteens.

`Medical graduates to serve in rural areas`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:51

Medical graduates may soon have to serve for some time in rural areas as a mandatory part of their course, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday.

`Medical graduates to serve in rural areas`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:31

Medical graduates may soon have to serve for some time in rural areas as a mandatory part of their course, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday.

Tax tobacco heavily to check addiction: Experts

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:54

Taking a cue from Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, oral health experts here urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to levy high taxes on tobacco products to curb the youth from getting addicted to smoking or chewing tobacco.

Impose at least 50% VAT on tobacco products: Harsh Vardhan to states

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 01:00

In his bid to discourage smoking among youths, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has urged states and Union Territories to impose VAT of at least 50 per cent on all tobacco products to "make them less affordable".

High tax on tobacco will safeguard citizens: Health groups

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:26

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan`s proposal to the finance ministry on increasing taxes on tobacco products in the upcoming budget was Wednesday welcomed by various health groups, who said the increase in taxes will help in safeguarding the health of the people.

Sunanda Pushkar death controversy: Health Minister seeks report from AIIMS

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 11:18

A day after an AIIMS doctor alleged that he was pressurised to show the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, as `natural`, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday sought a report on the matter from the premier health institute.

India needs more doctors than ever before: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 22:41

Noting that doctor-to-population ratio in the country is much less than the standard prescribed by the WHO, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said India needs more doctors now than ever before.