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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...

Expedite new ART centres for HIV+, MPs panel tells health...

The committee on petitions on the ministry of health, however appreciated the work done by the ministry The Parliamentary committee on petitions has asked the...

Screening data shows 8.4% incidence of diabetes, 10% of hypertension

This is the first time data from the screening of more than 35 crore people has been published Data from the largest screening programme in...

“Nipah infections in a local cluster not a major outbreak”

Central team visiting Kerala concludes that Nipah is a local occurrence not a major outbreak After a detailed review of the Nipah situation, the central...

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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...