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PMJAY may be out of health ministry’s ambit; new authority...

Niti Ayog moves proposal for formation of National Health Authority NDA government's flagship health programme Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana could soon be out of...

Real time health data in seven states, at the click of...

Union health ministry launches ambitious online platform for monitoring health situation Government of India, late on Sunday evening did a soft launch of an ambitious...

Polio lessons lost, India to study vaccine hesitancy again

Government of India has commissioned a study on vaccine hesitancy India, it seems has forgotten the lessons of the pulse polio programme. So much so...

80 Zika cases in Rajasthan, Nadda says ‘don’t panic, cooperate’

In a disease review on Tuesday, health minister J P Nadda assures states that there is no shortage of medicines and testing kits Eighty cases...

18K km cycle rally, mobile testing units to make India eat...

Swasth Bharat Yatra, a high visibility, high impact 18000+ km Relay Cycle Rally across 6 tracks over 100 days to build awareness Cycle rallies, mobile...

Polio vaccines completely safe, immunise kids: Govt of India

Ministry of health issues clarification to allay fears about vaccine safety As rumours continue to fly thick and fast despite a government clarification, ministry of...

No chance of infection from contaminated polio vaccine: Govt

In a statement, ministry of health clarifies vaccines contained attenuated polio virus The Indian government has clarified that the Type 2 polio vaccine virus traces found in...

First ever tribal health report flags dipping child sex ratio

Report was submitted last month to the ministry of health and family welfare; committee was set up by UPA in 2013 Technology is a double-edged...

India plans to implement Charter of Patient Rights

The charter lists right to information, informed consent, second opinion and right to choose alternate treatment options among 17 specified rightsAfter having stopped short...

MPs’ panel raps ministry of health for vacancies in AIIMS

Expansion is futile, says the committee for subordinate legislation without filling vacancies Noting that the very purpose of institutes such as AIIMS is defeated by...

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