Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

After 41 cases of Coronavirus in China, India's Health Ministry takes preventive actions

The MoHFW has written to Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) to facilitate thermal screening at the International airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin for the airlines to follow International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines for managing and notifying anybody reporting illness on flights originating from China and disembarking in India.

Jan 20, 2020, 23:27 PM IST

Biscuits, cookies banned, now only healthy snacks to be served at Health Ministry

The circular, issued by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, calls for a total ban on the sale of biscuits inside the Ministry building and in canteens and urges officials to stop serving fast food, cookies, biscuits and unhealthy stuff during the departmental meetings.

Jun 29, 2019, 20:48 PM IST

Malnourishment rising among children below 5 years of age, warns govt survey

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4 conducted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, 35.7% children under 5 years of age are underweight and 38.4% are stunted.

Jun 27, 2019, 20:31 PM IST

Life expectancy improves in India, Kerala healthiest state: Study

A study published in the medical journal Lancet has adjudged Kerala as the healthiest state in India. 

Nov 15, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Shocking! Indore doctor conducts 196 sterilisations in a day

In a shocking incident, a doctor from Indore conducted 196 sterilization operations in one day to see that his targets are fulfilled.

Dec 17, 2015, 11:33 AM IST

Himachal Pradesh gets central funds to upgrade trauma centres

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has sanctioned grants worth over Rs 17 crore towards upgradation and strengthening of trauma care facilities in government hospitals in Himachal Pradesh.

Oct 30, 2015, 00:38 AM IST

Amway, Nestle among violators of manufacturing standards: Govt

Amway India and Nestle India are among food business operators who have been found to have violated the regulatory and manufacturing standards leading to recall of their products or withdrawal of NoCs, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said.

Aug 07, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Skill Development Ministry in pact with Health Ministry

 Skill Development Ministry and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have signed an agreement to address the need for skilled manpower in the health sector.

Jul 11, 2015, 22:56 PM IST

AIIMS asked to review chargesheet against ex Dy Director

 In a significant move, the Union Health Ministry has asked the Director of AIIMS to review the long-pending charge sheet against an ex-Deputy Director of the institute Vineet Chaudhary over alleged administrative irregularities.

Jun 10, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

India spent Rs 1 lakh cr on diseases caused by tobacco in 2011

Diseases caused by tobacco consumption caused an economic burden of Rs 1.04 lakh crore in 2011 to the country, according to a report by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Dec 07, 2014, 17:54 PM IST

AIIMS get new CVO for three months

Manoj Jhalani, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) was today appointed as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of AIIMS till February 13.

Nov 17, 2014, 19:22 PM IST

Tender on condoms supply challenged, HC seeks Centre's response

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre on a plea by a condom manufacturer challenging the government's decision to award a tender for supply of male contraceptive to a state-run agency at a higher price than what the private company offered.

Sep 25, 2014, 00:03 AM IST

Health ministry considering new antibiotics policy

To handle increasing antibiotics resistance in hospitals, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is considering a new national antibiotics policy.

Jul 27, 2013, 14:52 PM IST

Delhi HC seeks Centre`s report on fighting dengue

The Centre was asked on Wednesday by the Delhi High Court to submit to it a report on implementation of the government`s long-term action plan to control the outbreak of dangerous diseases like dengue in the city.

Oct 31, 2012, 16:38 PM IST

Health Ministry slammed for nod to set up 13 dental colleges

The CAG has criticised Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for granting permission to set up 13 dental colleges.

Aug 30, 2012, 23:08 PM IST

`Drugs banned in developed world sold in India`

A Parliamentary Panel said drugs banned, discarded or withdrawn in developed countries are in circulation in India.

May 09, 2012, 20:20 PM IST

`Drugs banned in developed world sold in India`

A Parliamentary Panel said drugs banned, discarded or withdrawn in developed countries are in circulation in India.

May 09, 2012, 20:20 PM IST

`Priorities of Drugs Control Organisation skewed`

A Parliamentary panel held CDSCO responsible for most ills besetting the drugs regulation in the country.

May 09, 2012, 15:22 PM IST

`Priorities of Drugs Control Organisation skewed`

A Parliamentary panel held CDSCO responsible for most ills besetting the drugs regulation in the country.

May 09, 2012, 15:22 PM IST