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Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches eight

Death toll from Australia's thunderstorm asthma reaches eight

The storm overwhelmed emergency services and hospitals in this city of 4.5 million people, with 8,500 receiving hospital treatment.

Over 100 fresh dengue cases in Bengal

 Altogether 132 fresh dengue cases were detected in West Bengal over the past 24 hours, but there were no deaths, a state health department official said here on Wednesday.

MP floods: 15 killed, water level gradually decreasing, says Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan

MP floods: 15 killed, water level gradually decreasing, says Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said that at least 15 people have lost their lives so far in the flash floods.

Health Department declares 'No More Betel Spitting' in Kanpur

Kanpur's health department has come up with an plan curb messy spitting of chewed betel in public places. A WhatsApp number has been shared with the public, which receives photographs of people spitting chewed betel in public places.

Odisha sacks 408 doctors for long absence

 Odisha on Friday dismissed 408 doctors for leaving their place of duty without authorisation for a long period, said an official.

Dengue cases on rise in Gurgaon, one dead

The number of patients suffering from dengue fever is on the rise here, with one person having already succumbed to the viral disease.

J&K minister fines health officials for dereliction of duty

Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Chowdhary Lal Singh has imposed a fine on several officials of the health department here for dereliction of their duties, an official spokesperson said.

Swine flu: Toll crosses 1,700; H1N1 cases rise in Delhi

The number of swine flu cases in the national capital has gone up with the dip in mercury following rains in past few days.

Sufficient medicines in Thane to tackle swine flu: Official

Sufficient stock of swine flu medicines is available in the hospitals of Thane division, a senior health official has assured.

Swine flu deaths on rise in Madhya Pradesh, toll reaches 81

As many as 81 people have died of swine flu in Madhya Pradesh this year, authorities said.

Workers to be trained to handle swine flu cases in Delhi

The Delhi health department will train workers in government and private hospitals to tackle the rising number of swine flu cases, an official said Friday.

Assam health department geared up for post-flood scenario

Assam's Health and Family Welfare department was providing immediate medical care in the relief camps and was also geared up to combat any outbreak of epidemics in the post-flood scenario.

Another scam in health department under Nitish Kumar, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi on Thursday alleged that a scam of several crores of rupees had taken place in the health department last year when the portfolio was with the then Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Odisha health dept join hands with other dept to fight dengue

The Health and Family Welfare department has sought active cooperation from industries, steel and mines, home and housing and urban development departments to tackle the vector-borne disease.

Malaria kills 55 in Tripura

A malaria epidemic has killed at least 55 people, including 46 children, in Tripura this month while thousands have fallen ill, officials said here Sunday.

21 diagnosed with Typhoid in Jorhat

The state Health department along with the Jorhat Medical College has opened a special facility to speed up treatment of typhoid patients after 21 persons suffering from the disease were admitted to hospitals, a government official said.

Goa govt abolishes 416 posts in Health dept

Overturning a major recruitment drive initiated by the erstwhile Congress government, Manohar Parrikar-led BJP government in Goa has abolished over 400 posts in the health department.

Karnataka to construct Rs 90 crore Aarogya Soudha

The Karnataka government would construct a Rs 90 crore `Aarogya Soudha` in Bangalore to house all offices coming under the Health and Family Welfare Department.

Haryana taking steps to check spread of swine flu; toll 38

Haryana Government is taking effective steps to check spread of swine flu in the state, where 38 persons have died of the disease since January and 373 cases reported positive.

MP govt calls for alertness about swine flu

Madhya Pradesh Health Department has issued directives to the district collectors and chief medical and health officers to remain alert about cases of swine flu in the state.