Nadda visits Safdarjung Hospital, cleans surroundings

Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Thursday paid a surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital and cleaned the hospital surroundings as part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

Laws to prevent food, milk adulteration to be made stringent

Laws to prevent food and milk adulteration will be made more stringent and a task force set up to revisit the current legislation has been asked to give its report in 45 days, Health Minister J P Nadda informed Lok Sabha on Monday.

Saudi names new health minister to combat MERS virus

King Abdullah named a new health minister on Tuesdays to lead the fight against the MERS virus that has cost more than 350 lives in Saudi Arabia, after his predecessor was sacked.

Six new AIIMS set up: Nadda

Six new AIIMS have been set up across the country in order to correct the "imbalance" in availability and affordability of tertiary health care, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda told parliament Friday.

PMK welcomes steps for curbing smoking

NDA ally PMK, which has been campaigning against liquor and tobacco use, on Thursday welcomed the Centre's proposed steps to curb smoking, but expressed doubts over success since their implementation lay with the state governments.

So far, no Ebola case in India, says J P Nadda

 Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda Tuesday said that no case of Ebola has been reported in India so far.

India spent Rs 500 crore on TB treatment in 2013-14

 India spent Rs 500 crore (Rs.5 billion/$81 million) in fiscal 2013-14 on the treatment of tuberculosis, including providing free medicines, Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Tuesday.

Ban on sale of loose cigarettes recommended

 The union health ministry has recommended a ban on sale of loose cigarettes and also increase in the minimum age of a person to whom tobacco products can be sold, it was announced Tuesday.

Infants' death: Congress seeks Punjab Health Minister's resignation

Terming the death of five newborns at Ludhiana Civil Hospital as "complete criminal neglect", Punjab Congress on Monday sought resignation of state Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani over the incident.

India, Sweden healthcare cooperation will fill gaps: J.P. Nadda

 Ccooperation in healthcare between India and Sweden will enable filling in the gaps in research and innovative technology, Indian Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Monday.

Ebola case in Delhi: No need to panic, says Health Minister

Hours after it was reported that an Indian national who was cured of Ebola in Liberia has been quarantined in Delhi, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said that the government is cautious and there is no need to panic.

Nadda to lay foundation stones of 2 cancer hospitals in Punjab

Union Health Minister JP Nadda will soon lay foundation stones of two cancer hospitals at Fazilka and Hoshiarpur in Punjab and has issued instructions to expedite the proceedings so the work on these projects could start soon.

Centre to provide assistance in Bilaspur tragedy probe: Nadda

Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday said the Centre will provide all necessary assistance for the judicial inquiry initiated by Chhattisgarh Government in the sterilization tragedy that claimed the lives of 13 women in Bilaspur.

Nadda takes stock of medical preparedness for fighting Ebola

 Newly-appointed Union Health Minister J P Nadda today held a meeting with his ministry officials to take stock of the medical and financial preparedness to fight Ebola in the country.

AAP questions JP Nadda's appointment as Union Health Minister

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP on monday slammed the Narendra Modi government over the appointment of JP Nadda as the Union Health Minister as it claimed that he was responsible for the controversial removal recently of the Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS.

Jagat Prakash Nadda replaces Harsh Vardhan as health minister

In a surprise move, Harsh Vardhan was Sunday replaced by senior BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda as the union health minister.

Govt will form regulatory authority for NHAM: Harsh Vardhan

National Health Assurance Mission, which the Centre plans to roll out next year, will be accountable to people for deficiencies in delivery and a regulatory authority will be formed to oversee enforcement of the norms, the government announced today.

Tanzania looks to India to set up tele-medicine network

A high-level delegation of medical experts from Tanzania led by its Health Minister Seif Suleiman Rashid on Thursday visited the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here to study its tele-medicine programme with a view to setting up a similar facility in their country.

Court to hear graft case against Ramadoss, others on Dec 2

A Delhi court on Thursday fixed December 2 for hearing arguments on charges in a case in which former union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss, along with others, was chargesheeted for allegedly allowing a medical college to proceed with admissions without sufficient faculty and clinical material.

Nothing wrong with Arun Jaitley: Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is recovering fast from his ailments and will be fit soon.