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It is govt`s job to protect rights of gays: Vardhan

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 13:36

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday batted for "human rights" of gays and said it was the government`s job to protect their rights.

India caps prices of 108 more medicines

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:39

Controlling the prices of drugs will help provide affordable medicine for the 70 percent of the population who live on less than $2 a day.

More medicines to be cheaper as govt planning to extend essential drugs list

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 11:12

Making more drugs subject to price caps will draw the ire of global drugmakers like Pfizer Inc, GlaxoSmithKline Plc and Abbott Laboratories.

Health Ministry sets agenda of opening AIIMS in every state

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 13:39

Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said that his ministry has set an agenda to open an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in each state.

Health Mission in for an overhaul, Govt to bring in experts

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 18:36

The National Health Mission brought by the UPA government is in for a major overhaul with new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan saying it has been a "non-starter" in urban areas.

Italy seeks 1.2 bn euros in anti-trust damages from Roche, Novartis

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 04:32

Italy`s health ministry is seeking 1.2 billion euros ($1.6 million) in compensation from Swiss pharma giants Novartis and Roche for the manipulation of sales of a cheap drug used to treat eye problems, Italian media reported Wednesday.

Saudi MERS death toll reaches 115: Ministry

Last Updated: Monday, May 05, 2014, 18:17

Saudi health authorities announced on Monday that the death toll from the MERS coronavirus has reached 115 since the respiratory disease first appeared in the kingdom in 2012.

Eight new MERS deaths take Saudi toll to 102: Ministry

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 01:02

The Saudi health ministry announced eight new deaths from the MERS virus on Sunday taking the kingdom`s death toll from the disease to 102.

Eight new MERS deaths take Saudi toll to 102: Ministry

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 01:01

The Saudi health ministry announced eight new deaths from the MERS virus on Sunday taking the kingdom`s death toll from the disease to 102.

Egypt on alert after first MERS case detected

Last Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 03:21

Egyptian health ministry said Saturday that it discovered the first case of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus in an Egyptian man back from Saudi Arabia.

Ban sale of animal tested products: PETA to Government

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 09:51

After strongly campaigning for a ban on testing of cosmetics and household products on animals, the animal rights group PETA has now urged the Health Ministry to ban the sale and marketing of such products in the country.

Reports on CGHS beneficiaries `misleading`: Health ministry

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:56

Health Ministry termed as "misleading" reports that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to eligible beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills.