The Union Health Ministry will send a three-member team to Manipur on Tuesday to assess the ground situation after a strong earthquake hit the northeastern region on Monday, leaving six dead and 90 others injured.
The Health Ministry has proposed an amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and recommended inclusion of medical practitioners with degrees in traditional medicine to increase the availability of legal abortion services, Rajya Sabha was told today.
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has sanctioned Rs 14.87 crore for a cancer cure unit at Indira Gandhi medical college in Shimla, increasing the scope for better treatment facilities to the patients in the state.
Observing that the prestigious AIIMS was overburdened, the government today said it is all set to expand the network of medical colleges in the country even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley pushed for relaxation in medical council and municipal norms to achieve that goal.
India has a total of 2,760 licensed blood banks, with the state of Tamil Nadu, at 304, possessing the highest number, according to the National Health Profile data released here by the health ministry.
Delhi has broken its own 5 records as 1872 cases have popped since now. Five people have died due to the fever. The hospitals are ill equipped to deal with the cases while Delhi government is appearing sick because of their lack of proper measures.
Women and Child Development Ministry has asked the Health Ministry to transform its 'Deworming Programme' into a nation-wide campaign to bring down the alarming number of anaemic children in the country.
Multimedia campaigns, involving resident welfare associations and ensuring adequate stock of dengue test kits in government hospitals are some of the steps that the union health ministry will carry out to keep the vector-borne disease under control this season.
A Parliamentary panel has strongly deprecated the "non-serious" approach of the Union Health Ministry in tackling a "large" number of corruption cases at the AIIMS here and recommended that the post of a regular Chief Vigilance Officer at the premier institute be restored.