NEET: President Pranab Mukherjee signs Centre's Ordinance on uniform medical entrance examination

NEET: President Pranab Mukherjee signs Centre's Ordinance on uniform medical entrance examination

The presidential nod to the Centre's Ordinance or the executive order will now put on hold the common medical exam NEET for a year.

NEET issue: Centre clears ordinance delaying common entrance exam, move challenged in SC

NEET issue: Centre clears ordinance delaying common entrance exam, move challenged in SC

A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday challenging the Centre's ordinance delaying the NEET examination by one year.

NEET row: Centre may approach SC to defer common medical entrance test over 'practical differences' in implementing it

NEET row: Centre may approach SC to defer common medical entrance test over 'practical differences' in implementing it

Representatives from all states agreed that there were practical difficulties in implementing the NEET from the current year.

NEET issue: Centre to hold strategy meeting with state Health Ministers today

NEET issue: Centre to hold strategy meeting with state Health Ministers today

The apex court had ruled that from this academic session, students would have to appear for the NEET to seek admission to any medical or dental colleges in the country.

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Centre appoints new panel of doctors to analyse forensic evidence

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Centre appoints new panel of doctors to analyse forensic evidence

With investigators failing to achieve a breakthrough in the mystery-shrouded Sunanda Pushkar death case, the central government has now set up a new panel of doctors to analyse the forensic evidence in the case.

PMO backs Health Ministry on larger pictorial warnings on tobacco packs

Officials in the health ministry maintained it is "firm on anti-tobacco stand" as it is a matter of public interest.

Preparing to comply with govt rule on cigarette packs: Godfrey

Preparing to comply with govt rule on cigarette packs: Godfrey

Godfrey Phillips India Ltd today said it is preparing to comply with the new government rule of larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packs although it has suspended production for the domestic market.

Large pictorial warnings on tobacco products from today!

All tobacco products like packs of cigarettes, bidis will have larger pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of the packaging space starting from today.

After Pfizer, HC grants relief to Abbott and Macleods

The Health Ministry, through a gazette notification, has banned over 300 fixed dose combination drugs, including cough syrups compositions, saying they involve "risk" to humans and safer alternatives were available.

Delhi HC stays ban on sale of cough syrup Corex

Pfizer has discontinued manufacture and sale of popular cough syrup Corex with immediate effect after the Health Ministry banned around 350 fixed dose combination drugs.

Fixed dose combinations: All you need to know!

Fixed dose combination or FDC is one that contains two or more active pharmaceutical ingredients in fixed proportions in a single pill.

Health alert: Govt bans 350 FDC drugs, including Corex and Phensedyl!

Health Ministry bans around 350 fixed dose combination drugs, including Corex and Phensedyl.

Doctors to face action for failure to respond in emergencies: Govt

Failure to respond on the part of doctors in emergencies like road accidents is to be treated as "professional misconduct" and will invite disciplinary action under Union Health Ministry guidelines, Lok Sabha was on Friday told.

Centre to eliminate malaria by 2030: Nadda

Launching the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (2016-2030) in New Delhi, the minister said 70 per cent of malaria cases and 69 per cent of malaria deaths among South East Asian Region countries, occur in India.

Zika virus: India steps up effort to monitor situation, may issue travel advisory

There is no vaccine or treatment for Zika, which is like dengue and causes mild fever, rash and red eyes. 

Health ministry launches e-health initiatives

Mobile academy' allows ASHAs to ugrade their skills without the need to travel anywhere.

MPs, health officials spar over tobacco pack warnings

The panel, which has been criticised before by tobacco control activists for apparent conflict of interest, sent a list of 32 questions to the health ministry in October.

Health team to visit earthquake-hit Manipur today

Health team to visit earthquake-hit Manipur today

The Union Health Ministry will send a three-member team to Manipur on Tuesday to assess the ground situation after a strong earthquake hit the northeastern region on Monday, leaving six dead and 90 others injured.

Govt launches programme to battle anaemia among teenagers

Around 11.2 crore adolescents across the country will be given iron and folic acid supplements to reduce nutritional anaemia under a programme launched by the Health Ministry today.

Govt recommends traditional medicine practitioners for MTP

The Health Ministry has proposed an amendment to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and recommended inclusion of medical practitioners with degrees in traditional medicine to increase the availability of legal abortion services, Rajya Sabha was told today.