Mali government declares country Ebola-free

Mali`s health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new case of the deadly virus.

Indian-origin Irish minister comes out as gay

An Indian-origin senior Cabinet minister in Ireland on Sunday announced he's gay, becoming the first openly homosexual government figure in the history of the traditionally conservative Catholic country.

Nadda for focussed research to strengthen healthcare sector

Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Thursday stressed upon the need for a focused academic research for strengthening the sector and providing "accessible and affordable" healthcare especially for the needy.

Four swine flu cases in Delhi, Health Min says no need to panic

Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported in the national capital on Monday, taking the total figure to 9 so far this year even as Health Minister JP Nadda reiterated that "there is no need to panic".

Health Minister asks TN to be alert about Japanese Encephalitis, AES

In the wake of cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) emerging from various districts of Tamil Nadu, Health Minister J P Nadda today advised the state to be "vigilant" in order to combat such diseases.

Health minister makes surprise visit to hospital in Delhi

Health Minister JP Nadda Monday made a surprise visit to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital here and instructed its staff to undertake proper sanitation measures and be "pro-active" during service delivery.

'Providing affordable, quality healthcare to all a challenge'

Union Health Minister J P Nadda today said the government is working towards making essential medicines available at a cheaper rate even as he acknowledged that providing access to the quality healthcare at affordable rates, particularly to the poorest, remains a challenge.

Hospitals well-equipped to handle swine flu cases: Nadda

Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday said the government is closely monitoring the situation following reports of two women being infected with swine flu, and added that hospitals are well-equipped to handle such cases.

Swine flu scare in Delhi: Health Minister says no need to panic

A day after Delhi recorded its first swine flu death, Health Minister JP Nadda ​on Saturday assured people that there is no need to panic.

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.