HEALTH

AIIMS initiates action against 5 doctors for dengue death

AMN / All India Institute of Medical Science, AIIMS has initiated disciplinary action against five doctors after an internal probe panel held them guilty of lapses in treatment of a dengue patient, who died at the hospital around a month back. AIIMS had appointed a committee after family members of Bharat Agaria alleged that he … Continue reading AIIMS initiates action against 5 doctors for dengue death

Tobacco products: Bigger pictorial health warning from April 1, 2017

Pictorial health warning on packages of tobacco products will become bigger from April 1 next year. A notification to this effect issued by the Health Ministry yesterday, said, that all tobacco products would carry warnings covering 85 per cent of the package area, up from 40 per cent at present. This came a day before … Continue reading Tobacco products: Bigger pictorial health warning from April 1, 2017

India’s National Health Profile released

AMN / Union Health Ministry today released the National Health Profile, which provides comprehensive information related to health sector. The NHP focuses on key information regarding the nation’s overall health status, financing, infrastructure and human resources in health. Speaking at the launch of the National Health Profile in New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda … Continue reading India’s National Health Profile released

Govt to set up Medical Tourism Board on World Tourism Day

AMN / Central government will set up Medical Tourism and Wellness Board on the occasion of World Tourism Day September 27th. At a Radio progamme, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Mahesh Sharma said, the government will give a new shape to medical tourism keeping in view its importance in the country. Replying to listeners’ … Continue reading Govt to set up Medical Tourism Board on World Tourism Day

Health Minister directs hospitals not to turn away dengue patients

AMN / Union Health Minister J P Nadda has directed all hospitals under the central government that no patient suffering from fever or suspected to have dengue should be denied treatment. He directed that the number of beds, if needed, should be increased to accommodate all patients who are visiting the hospitals for treatment for … Continue reading Health Minister directs hospitals not to turn away dengue patients

Doctors should work for welfare of society: PM

AMN / Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked doctors to work for the welfare of society by focusing their attention on the unprivileged. Presenting the gold medals to the outstanding medical students in the 34th convocation of the PGI, Chandigarh Prime Minister appealed to the doctors to focus on the patients instead of the diseases … Continue reading Doctors should work for welfare of society: PM

US bans imports from another Indian drug manufacturer

AMN / US Food and Drug Administration has banned imports from another India-based drug manufacturing plant over quality control concerns. The FDA’s import alert on Mumbai-based Polydrug Laboratories Pvt Ltd’s Ambernath manufacturing plant comes two months after Canada banned the same site, citing data integrity issues. Europe also barred imports from the plant in early … Continue reading US bans imports from another Indian drug manufacturer

Govt will do everything to check infant and maternal mortality rates: PM

Gobal summit on ‘Call to Action’ on prevention of maternal and child deaths TIA Correspondent / Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that Millennium Development Goal on low infant mortality will be achieved. inaugurating the the global summit ‘Call to Action’ on prevention of maternal and child deaths, Prime minister said that has said … Continue reading Govt will do everything to check infant and maternal mortality rates: PM

All India Institute of Ayurveda to become functional by 2016

Our correspondent / AYUSH Ministry is setting up an All India Institute of Ayurveda in Delhi, which is conceived as an Apex Institute of Ayurveda along the lines of AIIMS. It is expected to start working by 2016 and it is the vision of the Government to have such hospitals in every state, said Union … Continue reading All India Institute of Ayurveda to become functional by 2016

Health Ministry reviews preparedness on Dengue in Delhi

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been reviewing the preparedness of various central government hospitals in Delhi to prevent and control Dengue, under the direction of the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri J P Nadda who has been personally reviewing the situation. To review the preparedness of AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Medical … Continue reading Health Ministry reviews preparedness on Dengue in Delhi

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