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.
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 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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.