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Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Quality of over 10% of drugs in government supply chain declared 'substandard'

Overall out of the 47,012 samples tested, 13 samples were found to be spurious and 1,850 samples were found to be 'Not of Standard Quality' (NSQ), said a statement from the ministry.

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Ministry launches 'Saathiya Kits' to improve adolescent health

Health Secretary CK Mishra launched the 'Saathiya Resource Kits' along with the 'Saathiya Salah' - a mobile app for adolescents - under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) program.

 

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

Health Ministry asks AIIMS, central govt hospitals to use khadi soap, linen

As per reports, the Health Ministry order, issued on Wednesday, covers at least 23 hospitals, including PGI Chandigarh, Jipmer Puducherry and Nimhans Bengaluru, apart from AIIMS. 

'Exempt Puducherry from NEET for admissions to medical courses'

Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today said that he had requested the Centre to exempt Puducherry from NEET based selection of students for. Medical colleges during the 2017-2018 academic year

National Deworming Day: What to do if you child misses out!

National Deworming Day: What to do if you child misses out!

On February 10, the Health Ministry implemented the deworming programme in schools and preschools (anganwadis) across India to combat parasitic worm infections among children.

Common side effects of deworming: Symptoms, what to do

Common side effects of deworming: Symptoms, what to do

Deworming treatment can have some mild side effects such as - dizziness, nausea, headache, and vomiting. 

Deworming: How often should you deworm your child? Tips to prevent worm infections

Deworming: How often should you deworm your child? Tips to prevent worm infections

Worm infections, unfortunately, can happen even after best hygiene measures and precautions, particularly, in children. 

National Deworming Day: 34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets today

National Deworming Day: 34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets today

On National Deworming Day, February 10, the Health Ministry for the first time will also cover private schools and has asked state governments to rope them in, while it has set up 210 monitoring centres across the country to tackle adverse reactions of the tablet like stomach ache and vomiting.

34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets on February 10; Check out key facts about worm infestations

34 crore children to be administered deworming tablets on February 10; Check out key facts about worm infestations

Launched in 2005, India observes National Deworming Day annually on February 10 by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Reasons why it is important to deworm your child

Reasons why it is important to deworm your child

Deworming imporves your child's immunity, and thereby protecting him/her from chronic illnesses caused by worms.

India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

India's Measles-Rubella vaccine campaign: What you need to know

The single shot Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine nation-wide drive, launched on February 5, 2017, (Sunday) targets around 41 crore children across the country - the largest ever in any campaign.

Tackling non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry to launch screening programme for NCDs  next month

Tackling non-communicable diseases: Health Ministry to launch screening programme for NCDs next month

The programme, as a part of the National Health Mission, will focus on five common NCDs - hypertension, diabetes and cancers of oral cavity, breast and cervix - which account for over 60 per cent of all mortality in India.

70 million Indian women consume smokeless tobacco, many to kill hunger

70 million Indian women consume smokeless tobacco, many to kill hunger

A whopping 70 million Indian women above age 15 use smokeless tobacco (SLT), which alone constitutes 63 per cent of the world's SLT consumption, according to a Union Health Ministry report on SLT.

Toxins found in PET bottles of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo; soft drink firms refute charges

As per reports, a recent study by carried out by the government of India found five different kinds of toxins in soft drinks manufactured by two multinational companies, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola.

Death toll hits 41 in Kabul twin blasts: Official

The death toll from Monday`s Taliban double bombing in Kabul has jumped to 41, a health ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

2,234 get HIV via blood transfusion; Govt claims ignorance

The information was made available by NACO when it replied to a right-to-information (RTI) request filed by activist Chetan Kothari earlier this year.

Health Ministry to start awareness campaign on dengue, chikungunya

The Health Minister held a meeting on the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya on Wednesday in the national capital and other parts of the country.

WHO, Health Ministry to hold awareness event on World Hepatitis Day

 In a bid to raise awareness about hepatitis among people as well as health care providers and policymakers, the World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), is organising an event on World Hepatitis Day in Mumbai on July 28.

UP, Bihar, Rajasthan: Worst states for women, J&K catching up

UP, Bihar, Rajasthan: Worst states for women, J&K catching up

Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar are the worst states for women says an IndiaSpend analysis.

AIDS deaths in India reduced by 55% since 2007: Nadda

India had recorded 1,48,309 deaths caused by AIDS in 2007, whereas, in 2015, the figure stood at just 67,600.