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Proposed mental health legislation can be misused: Delhi court

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 22:54

Voicing serious concern over provisions of the Mental Health Bill, Delhi court said blanket presumption in law that any person who attempts suicide shall be presumed to mentally ill could be misused.

New mental health bill to ban electric shocks

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 00:41

The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the provisions of the new mental health bill.

Obama ignores India, signs 9/11 health bill

Last Updated: Monday, January 03, 2011, 10:11

The bill aims to compensate emergency responders sickened in rubble of 9/11.

Human Resources Health Bill to be introduced in Parliament soon

Last Updated: Friday, October 01, 2010, 13:09

PM Manmohan Singh said a bill for setting up a National Council for Human Resources in Health will be introduced in Parliament soon to address issues of quality, quantity and equitable distribution of medical education resources.

US health bill `violation` means new vote

Last Updated: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 14:23

A procedural "violation" means historic US health care reform legislation will have to return to the House of Representatives for a new vote, a spokesman for a senior Democratic senator said.

US health bill gains ground but release delayed

Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 09:56

US President Barack Obama`s sweeping health care legislation won precious support from a long-time liberal holdout in the House on Wednesday.

Historic Health Bill tabled in Assam assembly

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 22:00

The Assam Public Health Bill, 2010, aimed at among others free treatment to poor patients, was today tabled in the state assembly.

House lacks votes to OK Senate health bill: Pelosi

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 09:57

The leader of the House of Representatives said on Thursday she lacks the votes to push the Senate`s sweeping health overhaul bill through the House, a potentially devastating blow to Obama`s top domestic priority issue.

Democrats begin discussing smaller health bill

Last Updated: Thursday, January 21, 2010, 19:58

President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies are conceding for the first time that they may have to accept a less ambitious health overhaul bill than the massive one they`ve struggled for a year to assemble.

Obama prods Congress to pass health bill quickly

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 14:22

President Barack Obama is prodding House and Senate Democrats to get him a final health care bill as soon as possible, encouraging them to bypass the usual negotiations between the two chambers in the interest of speed.

Health bill clears second Senate hurdle

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 23, 2009, 18:58

US Senate Democrats cleared the second of 3 60-vote hurdles on Obama`s healthcare overhaul, moving its version of the landmark law one step closer to passage.

US healthcare bill all set for Senate approval

Last Updated: Sunday, December 20, 2009, 00:48

A holdout no more, Sen. Ben Nelson agreed Saturday to provide the 60th and deciding vote for sweeping health care legislation in the Senate.