Health ministry intensifying drugs treatment programme

The health ministry is intensifying the drugs treatment programme on the evidence of United Nations's Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) Programme, an official said Friday.

Nadda wants to provide easy accessibility to medical services

 The Union Health Minister, J P Nadda on Wednesday called for collective efforts to provide accessibility to medical services and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.

'No-Ebola' certificate must to enter India from affected countries

The government has asked those travelling to India from Ebola-affected countries to carry a certificate stating that there is no evidence of the deadly virus in their body fluids, after a person cured of the disease was found to be carrying the virus in his semen.

Six nurses killed in latest attack on Chinese medical workers

Seven people, including six nurses, were stabbed to death at a hospital dormitory in northern China on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported, the latest in a string of attacks on medical workers.

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.

PM Modi names yoga minister in major reshuffle

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appointed a yoga minister in a major revamp of his government after storming to power in May, in a bid to promote the ancient practice.

NHRC raps Health Ministry for delaying report on HIV drugs

The National Human Rights Commission has rapped the Union Health Ministry for failing to meet the deadline to respond to its notice issued over alleged shortage of life saving drugs for HIV patients.

India to spend around Rs 1.7 lakh cr on universal healthcare scheme

India will be spending around Rs 1.7 lakh crore (USD 28 billion) on its ambitious universal healthcare scheme.

Bill to regulate surrogacy, IVR soon in India; foreigners to be barred

The Australian couple's move to abandon one of their twins born via a surrogate mother in India has raised new controversy for Indian surrogacy while exposing the dark side of the booming industry in the country.

Health Minister promises radical change in MCI structure soon

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said there will be a "radical change" in the structure of the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Health Ministry presented facts contrary to own records: Chaturvedi

 Removed as Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS, Sanjiv Chaturvedi, an Indian Forest Service officer, has charged the Health Ministry with presenting facts "contrary" to its own records saying they have cast aspersions on him.

Health Min presented facts contrary to own records: Former AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi

Removed as Chief Vigilance Officer of AIIMS, Sanjiv Chaturvedi, an Indian Forest Service officer, has charged the Health Ministry with presenting facts "contrary" to its own records saying they have cast aspersions on him.

Health ministry to strengthen basic health care

The health ministry will rope in private and semi-government firms to improve basic health care, union Health Secretary Lov Verma said here Tuesday.

AMU scientist urges Health min to identify occurrence of NDM-4

Dr Asad Ullah Khan, Chief Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Lab, AMU headed the team along with other researchers which found the deadly bacteria also called the "super bug" from the hospital's sewage.

Ebola virus: India tracking over 1,000 passengers

A total of 1,019 passengers are being tracked for Ebola virus under the integrated disease surveillance project, union health ministry said here Wednesday.

Health Ministry to promote cycling in a big way

In a bid to encourage physical activity, the Health Ministry wants to develop cycling tracks across the country as it embarks on a campaign to promote cycling for a healthy lifestyle.

WHO, Health Ministry working on `preparedness plan` on Ebola

World Health Organisation (WHO) is working with Health Ministry to formulate a "preparedness plan" to deal with just in case if there is an outbreak of Ebola in the country.

Rwanda tests possible Ebola case: Health ministry

Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry said.

Uganda tests possible Ebola case: Health Ministry

Uganda said it had placed a passenger with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease.

It is govt`s job to protect rights of gays: Vardhan

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday batted for "human rights" of gays and said it was the government`s job to protect their rights.