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Acceptance of commission by docs against medical code: Vardhan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:05

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:02

"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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 23:33

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.

`Nearly 50,000 new cancer patients in Kerala every yr`

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 19:34

Expressing concern over increase in the number of cancer patients in Kerala, Health Minister VS Sivakumar today said nearly 50,000 new cases are reported every year in the state.

Centre calls for advanced health information system

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 15:05

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:21

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

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:20

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 15:51

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 12:46

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

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 01:00

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 21:26

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.

Sunanda Pushkar death controversy: Health Minister seeks report from AIIMS

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 11:18

A day after an AIIMS doctor alleged that he was pressurised to show the death of Sunanda Pushkar, the wife of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor, as `natural`, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday sought a report on the matter from the premier health institute.