Zika virus: India steps up effort to monitor situation, may issue travel advisory

There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, which is like dengue and causes mild fever, rash and red eyes. 

Health ministry launches e-health initiatives

Mobile academy' allows ASHAs to ugrade their skills without the need to travel anywhere.

MPs, health officials spar over tobacco pack warnings

The panel, which has been criticised before by tobacco control activists for apparent conflict of interest, sent a list of 32 questions to the health ministry in October.

Health team to visit earthquake-hit Manipur today
Health team to visit earthquake-hit Manipur today

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.

Govt launches programme to battle anaemia among teenagers

Around 11.2 crore adolescents across the country will be given iron and folic acid supplements to reduce nutritional anaemia under a programme launched by the Health Ministry today.

Govt recommends traditional medicine practitioners for MTP

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.

10 patients die daily at AIIMS

More than ten patients die daily on an average at the country's premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, according to data provided by the Health Ministry.

Nadda sanctions Rs 14 crore for cancer treatment facilities in Himachal Pradesh

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.

Set to expand medical college network in 'big' way: Govt

 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.

ICMR, PHFI and University of Washington launch collaborative health initiative

 The government today launched an initiative to generate estimations of disease burden and its risk factors in different states, to improve health programmes and planning in the country.

Health Ministry issues notification for bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Starting April 1 next year, pictorial health warning on packages of tobacco products will become bigger as per a notification issued on Monday by the Health Ministry.

India has a total of 2,760 licensed blood banks

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 grapples with its worst dengue outbreak in five years

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.

WCD calls for nationwide campaign against anaemia

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.

Delhi's civic agencies asked to spread awareness on dengue

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.

Parl panel deplores Health Ministry's "non-serious" approach in fighting graft in AIIMS

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.

Health issues not being addressed properly: Shatrughan Sinha

The Union Health Ministry is "not making sufficient" efforts to prevent health ailments, senior BJP leader and former union health minister Shatrughan Sinha said here on Friday.

Dengue scare: Now you can't buy aspirin, brufen without prescription in Delhi!

The Delhi government on Tuesday decided to ban the sale of all blood-thinning pills like aspirin and brufen without prescription in the national capital.

Health ministry to ask doctors to write prescriptions in capital letters

In a move that would help ease the pain of the common man, the government is set to come out with gazette notification asking doctors to prescribe medicines in capital letters to make them 'legible'.

NHRC issues notice to Centre, Delhi government

The NHRC has issued notice to the Union Health Ministry and the Delhi government over a 10-year-old boy losing his leg after he was denied timely treatment, an official said on Friday.