The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, as the next Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Secretary, Department of Health Research.
To reduce out of pocket expenditure in public health facilities, the government is promoting the use of several initiatives such as the Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK), the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), the expansion of Universal Immunisation Programme, free emergency referral services and the NHM-Free Drugs Service Initiative and the NHM-Free Diagnostic Service Initiative.
Over eight lakh stroke patients in north India are being prescribed neuroprotective drugs which are not recommended by clinical practice guidelines set by the world bodies, an AIIMS study has revealed.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the union health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) over media reports about dubious In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics in Delhi.
After indicting a US NGO 'PATH' for conducting clinical trails of HPV vaccines in India "in violation of law and ethical norms", a parliamentary panel has been critical on the role of ICMR and has sought stream lining of the system to ensure such things are not repeated.
A team of experts from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) would study the virulent form of malaria that has claimed a large number of lives in northeastern states, an official said here Wednesday.
Two days before world's worst industrial disaster's 30th anniversary, Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Sunday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government should raise issues pertaining to the Bhopal Gas tragedy with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India in January next year.
Much in the news for all the wrong reasons, surrogacy in India will soon be a regulated sector with the government bringing in a law to govern all aspects of the process like compensation, age and consent of the surrogate mother.