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.

Saudi MERS toll surges to 282: Ministry

Saudi Arabia`s death toll from the MERS coronavirus has surged to 282, the Health Ministry said, following recalculations in the world`s worst hit country.

Health Ministry sets agenda of opening AIIMS in every state

Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan said that his ministry has set an agenda to open an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in each state.

Health Mission in for an overhaul, Govt to bring in experts

The National Health Mission brought by the UPA government is in for a major overhaul with new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan saying it has been a "non-starter" in urban areas.

New Health Minister promises transparency, e-governance

Promising transparency and e-governance, new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan today said he will be interacting with national and international experts to formulate policies and execute them successfully.

Saudi MERS death toll reaches 115: Ministry

Saudi health authorities announced on Monday that the death toll from the MERS coronavirus has reached 115 since the respiratory disease first appeared in the kingdom in 2012.

Ban sale of animal tested products: PETA to Government

After strongly campaigning for a ban on testing of cosmetics and household products on animals, the animal rights group PETA has now urged the Health Ministry to ban the sale and marketing of such products in the country.

Reports on CGHS beneficiaries `misleading`: Health ministry

Health Ministry termed as "misleading" reports that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to eligible beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills.

New scheme for health research personnel approved

The government Friday approved a scheme to create a pool of talented health research personnel in the country.

Medical devices industry welcomes changes in bill

Representatives of the global medical devices industry Monday welcomed the health ministry`s move to examine the recommendations of the standing committee on the drugs and cosmetics amendments bill.

Interim budget 2014: Health ministry gets Rs.30,145 crore

Rs.30,145 crore was allocated to the health ministry in the interim budget for 2014-15 by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram .This move is being hailed as "positive" by the health sector.

10,000 more MBBS seats in India

The government Thursday approved a proposal to increase the number of MBBS seats in the country by 10,000.

Japan`s population logs record drop in 2013

Japan`s population fell by a record 244,000 in 2013, according to health ministry estimates released today, highlighting concerns over an ever-dwindling workforce supporting a growing number of pensioners.