Union Ministers JP Nadda, Radha Mohan Singh and Ananth Kumar will visit Bihar to take stock of the situation and coordinate relief efforts after a massive 7.9 magnitude Nepal earthquake hit the state too, it was announced on Tuesday.
Seeking to reach out to tuberculosis patients, the government today said that it will launch a toll-free helpline, whereby even a missed call would suffice to connect them with the health programme against the disease.
Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a PIL seeking CBI probe into various graft cases in AIIMS raised by the ex-CVO of the institution was "actuated by ulterior motive" to gain political mileage and "malign" the government's image.
Health issues like prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases and disease surveillance network will be up for discussion at the 5th SAARC health ministers' meet here on Wednesday.
With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.
Government on Saturday said it will take a "measured and responsible" decision on the issue of increasing the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco in the backdrop of a controversy generated by BJP members of a parliamentary panel suggesting "nil" effects of smoking.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured bigger pictorial warnings on tobacco products and the health ministry intends to go ahead with 85 percent coverage of the principal display area on beedi, cigarette and chewable tobacco packets of, official sources said on Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has favoured bigger pictorial warning on tobacco products and the health ministry now intends to cover 85 percent of the display area of beedi, cigarette and chewable tobacco packets, sources said on Saturday.