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Death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome reaches 167 in Bihar, Muzaffarpur remains worst hit

Muzaffarpur remains the worst-hit district with the viral disease taking the lives of as many as 129 children.

Jun 23, 2019, 11:02 AM IST

Media can apologise on my behalf: Mamata Banerjee on doctors' strike

Bengal government has said that it is ready to meet all the 'practical' demands of the protesting doctors. 

Jun 16, 2019, 10:58 AM IST

Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 102 lives in Bihar; Health Minister in Patna to review situation

Muzaffarpur is the worst-hit district in the state with the death toll reaching 84. 

Jun 16, 2019, 09:50 AM IST

Swine flu claims 226 lives, Rajasthan worst hit, Health Ministry sends team to asses situation

The H1N1 virus commonly known as swine flu has so far claimed 226 lives across the country.

Feb 07, 2019, 06:51 AM IST

SC allows sale of Saridon, Piriton, Dart; seeks Centre's reply on pleas against its order to ban 328 drugs

The health ministry had on September 13 banned the manufacture, sale and distribution of 328 fixed doze combination of drugs with immediate effect and restricted another six. 

Sep 17, 2018, 15:27 PM IST

Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks to mentally ill children

The government has decriminalised suicide and banned authorities from giving electric shocks to mentally ill children.

Jun 02, 2018, 21:27 PM IST

Health Ministry issues advisory over Nipah virus outbreak

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has advised the public to avoid consuming raw date palm sap or toddy, half-eaten fruits from the ground and refrain from entering into abandoned wells and eat only washed fruits.

May 25, 2018, 00:06 AM IST

Health Ministry forms high-level team to tackle Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

Union Health Minister JP Nadda has ordered the constitution of a high-level team of doctors to tackle the Nipah virus outbreak, which has claimed several lives in Kerala in the last two weeks. The order was given by the minister after he reviewed the situation.

May 21, 2018, 12:09 PM IST

New set of pictures with helpline number released for tobacco products

The Ministry for Health and Family Welfare has issued new sets of specified health warnings to be used on all tobacco products.

Apr 05, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

Shocking apathy: Woman carries husband on back to get disability certificate

Wheelchair? What's that? Tricycles? No way. The sorry state of affairs for a majority of differently-abled persons was once again seen in Mathura.

Apr 04, 2018, 09:22 AM IST

NEET must for candidates aiming to obtain medical degree from abroad after May

The Health Ministry clarified that Indian candidates who intended to obtain medical qualifications from abroad in or after May this year would have to mandatorily qualify the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET).

Feb 23, 2018, 07:22 AM IST

'ModiCare' will be cashless, will roll out from next year: Arun Jaitley

The model is being worked out between NITI Aayog and Health Ministry and will be implemented in the next financial year.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:40 PM IST

SC keeps 'health first', says warnings to cover 85% of a tobacco pack

The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold a lower court`s order that quashed central government rules mandating larger health warnings on tobacco packages, in a setback for the country`s $11 billion tobacco industry. 

Jan 09, 2018, 13:53 PM IST

Retired doctors to be roped in to make new AIIMS fully functional

The Health Ministry, which is struggling to make six new AIIMS fully functional due to unavailability of suitable candidates, has now decided to hire retired doctors, who have worked in premier medical institutes of the country, on contract.

Dec 24, 2017, 17:57 PM IST

Health Ministry urges all states to implement Clinical Establishment Act

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has written to all the Chief Secretaries in this regard and has warned all health care establishments including private hospitals not to indulge in unethical practices.

Nov 24, 2017, 13:23 PM IST

Health Ministry sets maximum permissible limits of antibiotics in meat

Maximum permissible limits of 37 antibiotics and 67 other veterinary drugs are prescribed for chicken.

Nov 20, 2017, 18:36 PM IST

Health ministry to issue advisory on risks of e-smoking

The advisory is likely to mention that products such as e-cigarettes, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), nicotine and flavoured hookah are extremely harmful to health and that they have not been approved in any form by the ministry of health and family welfare.

Nov 19, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

Safdarjung Hospital violates Ministry order in recruitment

According to the letter, the Ministry's order was also approved by the Director General of Health Services.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:02 PM IST

Centre asks states to devise strategy for climate change's health effects

Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services of the Health Ministry, said every state has specific health issues depending on weather.

Sep 21, 2017, 18:57 PM IST

Two new contraceptives launched by Health Ministry to aid family planning

The two new contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA under the ‘Antara’ programme and a contraceptive pill, ‘Chhaya’, in the public health system will expand the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the emerging needs of couples.

Sep 05, 2017, 18:34 PM IST