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Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children

Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children

The government has decriminalised suicide and banned authorities from giving electric shocks to mentally ill children.

Jun 02, 2018, 21:27 PM IST
Health Ministry issues advisory over Nipah virus outbreak

Health Ministry issues advisory over Nipah virus outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has advised the public to avoid consuming raw date palm sap or toddy, half-eaten fruits from the ground and refrain from entering into abandoned wells and eat only washed fruits.

May 25, 2018, 00:06 AM IST
Health Ministry forms high-level team to tackle Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

Health Ministry forms high-level team to tackle Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered the constitution of a high-level team of doctors to tackle the Nipah virus outbreak, which has claimed several lives in Kerala in the last two weeks. The order was given by the minister after he reviewed the situation.

May 21, 2018, 12:09 PM IST
New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

The Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has issued new sets of specified health warnings to be used on all tobacco products.

Apr 05, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
Shocking apathy: Woman carries husband on back to get disability certificate

Shocking apathy: Woman carries husband on back to get disability certificate

Wheelchair? What's that? Tricycles? No way. The sorry state of affairs for a majority of differently-abled persons was once again seen in Mathura.

Apr 04, 2018, 09:22 AM IST
NEET must for candidates aiming to obtain medical degree from abroad after May

NEET must for candidates aiming to obtain medical degree from abroad after May

The Health Ministry clarified that Indian candidates who intended to obtain medical qualifications from abroad in or after May this year would have to mandatorily qualify the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET).

Feb 23, 2018, 07:22 AM IST
'ModiCare' will be cashless, will roll out from next year: Arun Jaitley

'ModiCare' will be cashless, will roll out from next year: Arun Jaitley

The model is being worked out between NITI Aayog and Health Ministry and will be implemented in the next financial year.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:40 PM IST
SC keeps 'health first', says warnings to cover 85% of a tobacco pack

SC keeps 'health first', says warnings to cover 85% of a tobacco pack

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court`s order that quashed central government rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country`s $11 billion tobacco industry. 

Jan 09, 2018, 13:53 PM IST
Retired doctors to be roped in to make new AIIMS fully functional

Retired doctors to be roped in to make new AIIMS fully functional

The Health Ministry, which is struggling to make six new AIIMS fully functional due to unavailability of suitable candidates, has now decided to hire retired doctors, who have worked in premier medical institutes of the country, on contract.

Dec 24, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Health Ministry urges all states to implement Clinical Establishment Act

Health Ministry urges all states to implement Clinical Establishment Act

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has written to all the Chief Secretaries in this regard and has warned all health care establishments including private hospitals not to indulge in unethical practices.
 

Nov 24, 2017, 13:23 PM IST
Health Ministry sets maximum permissible limits of antibiotics in meat

Health Ministry sets maximum permissible limits of antibiotics in meat

Maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs are prescribed for chicken.

Nov 20, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Health ministry to issue advisory on risks of e-smoking

Health ministry to issue advisory on risks of e-smoking

The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

Nov 19, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Safdarjung Hospital violates Ministry order in recruitment

Safdarjung Hospital violates Ministry order in recruitment

According to the letter, the Ministry's order was also approved by the Director General of Health Services.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:02 PM IST
Centre asks states to devise strategy for climate change's health effects

Centre asks states to devise strategy for climate change's health effects

Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services of the Health Ministry, said every state has specific health issues depending on weather.

Sep 21, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Two new contraceptives launched by Health Ministry to aid family planning

Two new contraceptives launched by Health Ministry to aid family planning

The two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘Chhaya’, in the public health system will expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples.

Sep 05, 2017, 18:34 PM IST

Saudi-led airstrike kills 48 in Yemen's capital

At least 48 people were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a hotel near a Houthi-run checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, officials in Yemen said on Wednesday.

Aug 24, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Health Ministry directs private hospitals to display data of C-Section and normal deliveries

Health Ministry directs private hospitals to display data of C-Section and normal deliveries

A statement by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said, the instruction is applicable to all the private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

Jul 14, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
World Population Day 2017: Know the advantages of injectable contraceptive

World Population Day 2017: Know the advantages of injectable contraceptive

When the first World Population Day was observed in 1990, the global population stood at a little over five billion. Now, it's over half that, measuring at about 7.6 billion.

Jul 11, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
NEET success to help MHRD take decision on conducting single entrance test for engineering courses

NEET success to help MHRD take decision on conducting single entrance test for engineering courses

The Human Resource and Development (HRD) ministry is expected to decide upon conducting a single entrance test for engineering courses across the nation.

Jul 04, 2017, 14:09 PM IST

All AIIMS may have one governing council like IITs

The move comes after a high-powered committee, constituted to look at the governance structure of all new AIIMS, recommended evolving an umbrella organisation for framing common policies in terms of HR, recruitment, equipment procurement guidelines and administration in all institutes.

Jul 02, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

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