Govt to upgrade district hospitals into medical colleges

 As part of its efforts to improve manpower in medical sector, government is planning to upgrade district hospitals into medical colleges.

Health Ministry slammed for under-utilisation of funds

A parliamentary standing committee has slammed the research wing of the union health ministry for failing to spend its allocated budget and complete pending schemes.

Health Ministry slammed for under-utilisation of funds

A parliamentary standing committee has slammed the research wing of the union health ministry for failing to spend its allocated budget and complete pending schemes.

In India, 1,300 die of cancer every day

With more than 1,300 persons succumbing to cancer every day, it has become one of the major causes of death occurring in the country due to communicable and life-style ailments, followed by tuberculosis.

Govt to launch cleanliness awards for public health facilities

 In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', the Health Ministry will tomorrow launch an initiative under which public health facilities will get cash awards of upto Rs 50 lakh for their performance on sanitation, cleanliness and infection control.

Health Ministry assures 'undiluted' funds to Odisha

 Allaying concerns, the Health Ministry on Friday assured Odisha that there would be "undiluted" flow of funds to it under the National Health Mission (NHM) under which states are provided support to strengthen its health care.

Earthquake: Health services put on high alert

 Health services have been put on the "high alert" following the massive earthquake originating in Nepal which has so far claimed the lives of at least 34 people in India and injured over 100 people.

Govt open to allow more than one blood bank per district:Nadda

Government Friday said it was open to changing norms for setting up blood banks to allow states to have more than one bank in a district.

Health Ministry clears proposal on regulation of clinical trials

A proposal to regulate clinical trials and to treat medical devices as separate from drugs and cosmetics, has been vetted by the Health Ministry as it seeks to strengthen the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

6 more swine flu deaths, toll touches 2,159

Swine flu claimed the lives of six more persons as the death toll rose to 2,159 while the number of those affected by the disease across the country breached the 35,000-mark.

'Explain measures to inform people on mobile tower radiations'

Health Ministry is unaware of a WHO report which says radiations emanating from mobile towers can "possibly cause cancer", the Central Information Commission has noted in its order while asking it to explain measures taken to inform people of its harmful effects.

PM asks for larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products

With the BJP-led NDA government receiving flak from all quarters, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the Health Ministry to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco product packets to 60 percent.

Food safety is an issue of growing public health concern: WHO

Ahead of World Health Day, the Health Ministry and WHO today came together to seek stronger measures for promoting food safety saying awareness on the issue will help strengthen enforcement of food standards and prevent foodborne illnesses.

Swine flu death toll at 24 in West Bengal

A middle-aged man from Hooghly district Friday succumbed to swine flu, taking the death toll across West Bengal to 24 since January, a senior official of the Health department said.

Swine flu toll inches towards 1,900; number of cases touches 32K

Swine flu claimed the lives of 33 more persons pushing the toll towards the 1900 mark, while the total number of persons affected by the H1N1 virus touched 32,000.

Health Ministry launches anti-tobacco advertisements featuring Dravid

Health Ministry on Thusday launched anti-tobacco public advertisements and posters featuring former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid with an aim to encourage millions of young tobacco users to refrain from the deadly habit.

Swine flu claims 36 more lives, over 19,000 affected

Swine flu has claimed 36 more lives raising the toll to 1,041 even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus in the country breached the 19,000 mark on Saturday.

Man dies of swine flu, 9 more tested positive in Jammu

A middle-aged man Friday died of swine flu here, taking the death toll in the city to five, while nine people have tested positive for the disease.

One more succumbs to swine flu; toll reaches 7 in West Bengal

Another person succumbed to swine flu in the state taking the toll to seven since January even as the number of those infected by the disease in the 24 hours crossed the 100 mark.

Set up task force on swine flu: LS member

Concerned over the spread of swine flu virus in the country, a Lok Sabha member Friday demanded setting up of a task force which would suggest ways to prevent the disease as well as course of treatment.