Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader has urged the builders here to help in prevention of mosquito breeding in the city by assigning a worker to clean stagnant waters in construction sites regularly.
Small population-based studies have shown that chronic kidney diseases (CKD), which is a cause of kidney failure, are five times more prevalent in north Indian states that their southern counterparts, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told Rajya Sabha today.
Announcing the Centre`s plan to unveil a new health policy soon, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said National Health Mission (NHM) would be reviewed and made more inclusive to make "health for all" a social movement.
Laying stress on reducing the number of maternal and child deaths in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked doctors of a city hospital to be "zero tolerant" of inefficiency and "pro-active" in performing their duties.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan`s comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week`s violence in Moradabad.
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".
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.