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Government for better healthcare: Harsh Vardhan

Government for better healthcare: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:21

The Narendra Modi government wants to do extraordinary work in the health sector, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here Sunday.

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:20

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.

`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.

Uttar Pradesh minister`s NSA remarks show bias, says BJP

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:46

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.

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.

Harsh Vardhan seeks CDC help to find root cause of AES outbreak

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 00:00

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has sought the help from a US-based research institution to understand the root causes (etiology) of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), which is still a mystery.

No moral problem with condoms, but they sometimes break: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 09:22

In a bid to douse the controversy over his comments questioning the stress on condom promotion to curb AIDS, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said he was misquoted.

Harsh Vardhan holds talks with US Health Secretary

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 10:25

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has met his American counterpart Sylvia Mathews Burwell and held discussions over a range of bilateral issues.

Centre to look into MCI functioning: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 18:59

Government will look into the functioning of the Medical Council of India (MCI) as "its works create doubts", Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.

Blood donation, better than pilgrimage: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 00:46

Terming blood donation "better" than pilgrimage, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday pitched for holding extensive donation campaigns to meet the shortfall in the blood units supply in the country.