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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).

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.

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.

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.

Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Chained to health ministry, Peruvians protest mining pollution

Dozens of residents of Simon Bolivar, a district in the city of Cerro de Pasco in the Peruvian Andes, traveled to Lima to press the government to declare a health emergency and build a regional hospital specializing in exposure to heavy metals.

 

Health ministry to launch pneumonia vaccine on May 13

Health ministry to launch pneumonia vaccine on May 13

The vaccine will reduce mortality due to pneumonia in the country, where at present, more than one lakh children die of the disease every year.

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

AIDS may eventually vanish from India as Centre proposes to develop national strategic plan

The Health Ministry launched a 'test and treat policy for HIV' under which as soon as a person tests positive for the disease, he will be provided with antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of his CD count or clinical stage.

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Despite shortage, 6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years across India: Report

Lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals has resulted in wastage of blood, including red blood cells and plasma as the life-saving components could not be used before their expiry date, says the report.

Do not advertise unhealthy products on trains, says health ministry to railway authorities

Do not advertise unhealthy products on trains, says health ministry to railway authorities

The health ministry got air of the revenue-increasing move allowing advertisments on trains through media reports.

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

Mental Healthcare Bill passed in Lok Sabha: Why it is significant for India with high suicide rates

The passage of the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which was earlier passed by the Rajya Sabha in August 2016, is significant given India's current mental health status. 

National Health Policy 2017: All you need to know

National Health Policy 2017: All you need to know

It seeks to provide and deliver healthcare services, particualarly to underprivileged and socially vulnerable groups of people in the country.

Birth control pills, condom use on the rise in India: Survey

Birth control pills, condom use on the rise in India: Survey

Despite 45% of users knowing the side-effects of modern methods, there has been a rise in the use of pills.

Over 58% of Indian children under-5 are anaemic: Survey

Over 58% of Indian children under-5 are anaemic: Survey

The NFHS-4 shows that around 7.2 crore children are anaemic, nearly 5 crore are stunted, while around 2.6 crore are wasted and 4.4 crore are underweight. 

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Survey

Indian children healthier than ever, but other nations doing better: Survey

There has been similar improvement in almost all childhood health indicators, pointing to the fact that many Indian children are doing better than they ever have.

Infant Mortality Rate: Kerala safest state for newborns in India; IMR down to 6

Infant Mortality Rate: Kerala safest state for newborns in India; IMR down to 6

According to the latest data released by National Family Health Survey (NFHS) for the year 2015-16, the Infant Mortality Rate - the number of children under the age of 1 who die for every 1,000 born – has been reduced to six.

Government survey shows improved sex ratio, decline in IMR

Government survey shows improved sex ratio, decline in IMR

According to the Health Ministry, the results of the survey reflected that concerted efforts and focussed interventions in the sector could translate to improved outcomes.

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Overall out of the 47,012 samples tested, 13 samples were found to be spurious and 1,850 samples were found to be 'Not of Standard Quality' (NSQ), said a statement from the ministry.

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the 'Saathiya Resource Kits' along with the 'Saathiya Salah' - a mobile app for adolescents - under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.

 

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

As per reports, the Health Ministry order, issued on Wednesday, covers at least 23 hospitals, including PGI Chandigarh, Jipmer Puducherry and Nimhans Bengaluru, apart from AIIMS. 

'Exempt Puducherry from NEET for admissions to medical courses'

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today said that he had requested the Centre to exempt Puducherry from NEET based selection of students for. Medical colleges during the 2017-2018 academic year