Nigerian doctor dies of Ebola in oil hub Port Harcourt

Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny

Lagos: In Nigeria's oil industry hub of Port Harcourt, a doctor has died from Ebola fever in the first case of the deadly virus.

Health minister urges builders to prevent mosquito menace

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.

No need to panic about Ebola: Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said there is no case of Ebola virus disease in the country and there is no need for panic about it.

Vardhan to review progress of NRHM, medical colleges in Karnataka

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will take stock of the progress of National Rural Health Mission in Karnataka and the upgradation of three medical colleges in the state.

Rebuild medical profession`s lost glory: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday asked doctors to "introspect" and rebuild the "lost glory" of the medical profession in India.

Pentavalent vaccine introduced in eight states: Harsh Vardhan

Pentavalent vaccine has been introduced in eight states and will be expanded to 12 states, including Telangana, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday.

Chronic kidney disease more prevalent in northern states: Govt

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.

Acceptance of commission by docs against medical code: Vardhan

Admitting to presence of widespread nexus between doctors and diagnostic centres to fleece patients, Harsh Vardhan said acceptance of commission by doctors was violative of the medical code.

Nefarious practices rife in medical sector, admits Harsh Vardhan

"Nefarious" practices are thriving in the medical sector and the patient needs to be protected from them, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told parliament Tuesday.

New health policy soon: Harsh Vardhan

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.

Centre calls for advanced health information system

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday called for an advanced database health information system that can provide status of every health related issue across India.

Government for better healthcare: Harsh Vardhan

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

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`

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths

Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal.

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

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.