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Chances of contracting encephalitis more in rural Bengal: Doctor

Last Updated: Thursday, August 07, 2014, 10:02

As north Bengal grapples with encephalitis and its deadlier variant Japanese encephalitis, residents of Kolkata have little to fear about the infection, according to a senior doctor at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine.

First dengue case in Tripura

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014, 13:14

The first confirmed case of dengue has been reported in Tripura, an official said here Wednesday.

CAG pulls up Delhi govt for inadequate fire safety measures in hospitals

Last Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014, 23:58

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Friday pulled up the Health Department of Delhi government for not having adequate fire safety arrangements in government hospitals across the national capital, besides other deficiencies.

Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 21:47

West Bengal Health Department today said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the disease was reported.

Malaria kills 55 in Tripura

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:34

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.

Anthrax infects 15 tribals in Odisha

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 15:42

At least 15 people, including a 14-year-old girl and two women, were infected by anthrax in Odisha after eating contaminated meat, an official said on Friday.

Encephalitis spreading in Bihar, 92 children dead

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:43

Fifteen more children died in Bihar of suspected encephalitis in the past 24 hours as the disease spread to new districts, taking the death toll to 92.

Sexual assault: Nurse accuses police of trying to hush up case

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 00:11

The victim of the alleged sexual harassment by her senior officials in the Jammu and Kashmir health department on Saturday accused police of harassing her in order to hush up the case.

Goa govt abolishes 416 posts in Health dept

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 10:44

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.

CAG criticises Arunachal health department

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 13:27

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has criticised the health department of Arunachal Pradesh for lack of strategic plan for long term health care requirement of the state and roadmap to create the required infrastructure and facilities needed.

Abandoned two months old female child rescued

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 15:14

A two month old abandoned baby girl was rescued today by Health Department officials from a vegetable market at Perundurai area, police said.

Karnataka to construct Rs 90 crore Aarogya Soudha

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 18:08

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.