Centre to strengthen Ayush centres in all hospitals

The Centre will improve the quality and outreach of Ayush services at all levels ranging from primary health centres to AIIMS, union Minister for Ayush Shripad Yesso Naik said here on Wednesday.

Universal health coverage important for future: Nadda

Investment in universal health coverage, including for the aged population, should be considered a smart INVESTMENT for the future, union Health Minister J P Nadda said here on Sunday.

PM Modi addresses Mongolian Parliament

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday discovered a "special connection" with Mongolia when he entered the Buddhist country's Parliament to deliver a speech, the first foreign leader to do so on Sunday - a holiday.

Half of world`s rural populations cannot access health care: UN

More than half the population of rural areas worldwide do not have access to basic health care, with four in five rural Africans lacking services, the United Nations said Monday.

Ayurveda a big hit among Moscow women

Ayurveda has been a big hit in Russian capital Moscow, with many women who were looking at alternate health care practices asking about it during the country's largest tourism fair.

Arunachal to decentralise medicine procurement

Arunachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho said that the state government has decided to decentralise medicine procurement to improve the health care delivery system.

ICAI to host two-day Asian Summit on healthcare cost management

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India ( ICAI) will be organizing an Asian Summit on Health Care Cost Management on the theme "Touching Lives through Cost Management in Health Care" on March 12 and 13 in New Delhi.

DNA special edition: Analysis of Union Budget 2015- Part II

In today's special episode of DNA, watch the full analysis of Union Budget 2015.

Health care service in Puducherry in doldrums: Narayanasamy

AICC General Secretary and former Union Minister V Narayanasamy today charged the ruling AINRC with failing to ensure uninterrupted availability of drugs, full time doctors and other infrastructures in government hospitals and Primary Health Centres in the Union Territory.

Healthcare facilities available to tribals now

Health care facilities which eluded tribal people in inaccessible areas of Odisha's Rayagada, Kalahandi and Nuapada districts for ages are now available at their doorsteps.

Govt puts new health policy draft in public domain

Seeking "highest possible level of good health" through preventive and promotive care, the Centre today put the draft of the new National Health Policy in the public domain to receive suggestions from various stakeholders.

Government committed to improve medical infrastructure: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said the government was committed to improving India's medical infrastructure while stressing the need for an integrated healthcare system.

Govt turning blind eye to LSD patients despite repeated pleas

Hopes seem to be fading away for people suffering from Lysosomal Storage Diseases with the government turning a blind eye to their need despite repeated pleas.

Conference to discuss innovations in health

Health ATMs, automatic kiosk-type diagnostic centres and urine analysers would be among the several new health care innovations, whose introduction would be discussed at a special meet to be held in the capital Wednesday.

World Immunisation day: Indians yet to catch up with adult vaccination

Prevention is better than cure. This saying does not seem to hold good for Indians as far as health care is concerned with only around 10 percent of adults opting for vaccines to reduce the threat of common diseases.

Mobile technology may improve India's health care

Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to health care and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic said.

Efforts on to upgrade health facilities in Puri before Nabakalebar: Vardhan

With over 50 lakh pilgrims set to visit Puri for `Nabakalebar` of the presiding deities of Sri Jagannath temple, the Centre on Sunday said efforts were on to put in place better health care facilities in the seaside pilgrim town before the mega festival next year.

Need to make health facilities more accessible and reliable: Dr Harsh Vardhan

With a doctor at the helm of affairs at the Union Health Ministry, there are hopes that healthcare in India would get much-needed focus and reforms would set in.

Barack Obama addresses furor over veterans` health care

President Barack Obama today sought to head off a growing furor over veterans` health care, deploring allegations of misconduct at hospitals for military veterans and warning that his administration will not tolerate it.

Virtual humans to transform global health care soon

Expensive experimental tests often prescribed by physicians may soon become things of the past as scientists have now come closer to creating an in silico replica of the human body that would enable the virtual testing of bespoke treatments.