Swine flu: Nadda asks people not to panic, says Health Ministry ready to tackle situation

In the wake of a sudden spurt in swine flu cases from across the country and deaths being reported in the first two weeks of January, the Centre on Saturday cautioned that there was no need to panic over the situation.

Separate regulator for alternative medicine streams planned

A separate regulator for alternative medicine streams like Ayurveda, Siddha, Homeopathy and Unani is being planned by the government under a new health policy to be unveiled shortly.

IT can be a crucial enabler in addressing health issues: Nadda

Mumbai: Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday said that Information Technology can play a crucial role in addressing several critical issues in the country's health sector.

Health Ministry likely to face massive Rs 6000 crore budget cut

 The Health Ministry budget is likely to face a massive Rs 6000-crore cut on account of non- utilisation of the entire budgetary allocation even as its Minister J P Nadda on Wednesday maintained that no flagship programme will be affected due to the downsizing.

Health Ministry proposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes, steep hike in fine

Brushing aside opposition, the government today moved to amend the anti-smoking law and proposed radical changes, including ban on sale of loose cigarettes and raising the minimum age of a person buying tobacco products to 21 years from existing 18.

Health Ministry proposes ban on sale of loose cigarettes, steep hike in fine

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday proposed a ban on sale of loose cigarettes (as single sticks) and raising the fine for smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000.

Delhi health department confirms first swine flu death in 2015

A 42-year-old woman from Uttam Nagar has succumbed to the swine flu virus, making it the first death from the infection in the national capital for the year 2015.

Govt puts new health policy draft in public domain

Seeking "highest possible level of good health" through preventive and promotive care, the Centre today put the draft of the new National Health Policy in the public domain to receive suggestions from various stakeholders.

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.