Nigeria-like Ebola surveillance, tracking system put in place: Harsh Vardhan

A surveillance and tracking system similar to that in Nigeria, which was declared Ebola-free by WHO, has been put in place in India, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today.

World Ayurveda Conference on Nov 6-9

4000 delegates besides Health Ministers of several countries and Indian states will attend the World Ayurveda Conference to be held here between November 6-9 and inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Plans to set up national level centres like AIISH: Vardhan

 The government plans to set up five national level institutions like the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today.

Five new institutes to treat speech and hearing impaired

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday announced the setting up of five new national-level institutions along the lines of the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH).

Harsh Vardhan asks Delhi LG to ensure noise pollution-free Diwali

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday wrote to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung urging him to ensure that the national capital celebrates a noise-pollution free Diwali.

Washing hands can prevent disease, death: Harsh Vardhan

The deaths of children due to preventable causes is "shameful" and simple measures like hand-washing which can prevent it should be promoted, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.

Tobacco packets to devote 85 percent space to warnings

India Wednesday made it mandatory for tobacco companies to devote 85 percent space on packets of cigarettes and other tobacco products to warnings against the ill effects of tobacco consumption.

Child sex-ratio in India has gone down: Harsh Vardhan

Despite a law to curb female foeticide, the child sex-ratio in India has gone down over the last 20 years, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.

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National policy on mental health launched

The union health ministry Friday launched the country's first ever mental health policy to provide access to good quality treatment to mentally ill people with the focus on those living in poverty.

India's first mental health policy being developed: Minister

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday said that the government is in the process of developing India's first mental health policy to curb the country's mental illness burden.

People of Old Delhi tired of living in decay, apathy: Vardhan

 

New Delhi: Claiming that there has been a good response among the residents of the Walled City to the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that people in Old Delhi are "tired" of living in the midst of "decay and apathy".

People in old Delhi tired of living in filth: Harsh Vardhan

People in the old Delhi area are tired of living in the midst of "decay and apathy" and have given a good response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a clean India, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.

Work with administration for clean Old Delhi: Harsh Vardhan tells traders

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday urged the traders of old Delhi to work together with the administration and civil society to give the area a clean look.

PM Modi participates in Dussehra celebrations

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the dignitaries who took part in the Dussehra festivities at capital's Subhash Maidan on Friday.

PM Modi, Sonia and Manmohan witness 'Ravan Dahan'

PM Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukhejee, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi witness burning of effigies at Delhi's Subash Maidan on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi to attend Dussehra celebrations- Part II

PM Narendra Modi will attend Dussehra celebrations at Subhash Ground in New Delhi.

Vardhan calls Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a 'blessing in disguise'

 Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said the 'Swachh Bharat' mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is of special significance for his ministry and a "blessing in disguise" for the people as cleanliness and health go hand-in-hand.

2.1 million HIV-affected patients in India face shortage of critical HIV drugs

India, which is home to as many as 2.1 million HIV-affected patients, could run out of critical drugs in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling.

Combine Ram Lila revelry with health checks: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Wednesday said Ram Lila, the traditional enactment of the Ramayana during Navratri festival, should be linked with health checkups.