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Healthcare : India Healthcare
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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Stigma preventing leprosy-cured from getting jobs
New Delhi, Jan 27 - India has 13 million people who have been cured of leprosy, but they still find it hard to get a job due to the stigma attached to the disease. This, despite the government making provisions for their employment, health experts and activists say.
Jan 27, 2013 - 2:10:09 PM

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Melinda Gates calls on Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Jan 23 - Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation -, Wednesday called on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discussed the progress on the recently signed memorandum of cooperation signed between the state government and the foundation.
Jan 24, 2013 - 11:12:02 PM

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'Movies, TV impact tobacco users more than newspapers'
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 24 - A nationwide study has revealed that movies and television have a far greater impact on the use of tobacco than newspapers.
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:20:02 PM

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Rockland to open three new hospitals in NCR
New Delhi, Jan 23 - The Rockland Group plans to open three new hospitals in the National Capital Region -, two of them this year, and create a network of over 4,000 doctors across the country to provide advanced healthcare.
Jan 23, 2013 - 1:24:13 PM

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Spice Global enters healthcare business with hospital in Delhi
New Delhi, Jan 22 - Spice Global has forayed into healthcare business by setting up a hospital in the national capital with an initial investment of Rs.400 crore -, B.K. Modi, promoter of the $2 billion diversified firm, said here.
Jan 22, 2013 - 4:42:02 PM

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Delhi to expedite recruitment of doctors
New Delhi, Jan 10 - The Delhi government Thursday decided to expedite the recruitment of doctors under the Delhi Health Service scheme, an official said.
Jan 11, 2013 - 8:54:03 PM

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Sex selective abortion rampant in Delhi, says study
New Delhi, Jan 9 - Sex-selective abortion is rampant in Delhi, particularly in south Delhi, a survey by Centre for Social Research -, an organisation working for women empowerment and welfare, revealed Wednesday.
Jan 9, 2013 - 8:32:04 PM

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AIIMS-II launched in Haryana village
Gurgaon, May 30 - The construction of the second campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, perhaps bigger than the one in Delhi, began in a village in Haryana's Jhajjar district Wednesday, an official said. It is being built at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore.
May 30, 2012 - 10:25:25 PM

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Delhi hospital launches helpline for strokes
With the number of strokes on the rise, Delhi's Fortis hospital Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline for victims.
May 1, 2012 - 7:46:00 PM

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Free health screening for school children Nov 14
New Delhi, Oct 28 - Free medical treatment and health check-ups will be conducted by the Delhi government for nearly 14 lakh school children under a scheme that is to be rolled out on Children's Day Nov 14.
Oct 28, 2011 - 8:03:00 PM

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Suspected brain disease kills 51 kids in Bihar
Suspected encephalitis, a brain fever, has killed 51 children in Bihar's Gaya district in the last seven weeks, with three more kids succumbing to the disease Friday, an official said Saturday.
Oct 3, 2011 - 6:02:35 PM

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New rules for bio-medical waste management in India
To ensure safe and proper management of bio-medical waste, the environment ministry has proposed new rules under which all health institutions are required to obtain authorisation of medical waste treatment facility.
Sep 26, 2011 - 1:19:32 PM

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Delhi hospitals lacking in emergency protocols
Last week's Delhi High Court blast, which left 13 dead and around 90 injured, once again exposed one of the most glaring shortcomings of the capital's hospitals -- lack of a robust emergency response system, medical experts say.
Sep 14, 2011 - 4:06:39 PM

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Doctors' strike hits Maharashtra, talks fail
Mumbai, Sep 10 - Medical services in Maharashtra were severely hit Saturday as over 3,000 resident doctors in government hospitals across the state went on an indefinite strike to press for enhanced security at hospitals, even as talks with authorities proved unsuccessful, doctors said.
Sep 10, 2011 - 9:51:53 PM

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Doctors' strike hits Maharashtra medical services
Mumbai, Sep 10 - Medical services in Maharashtra were jolted Saturday as resident doctors in all government hospitals went on an indefinite strike to press for enhanced security and sharper surveillence on hospital premises, the doctors said.
Sep 10, 2011 - 2:21:38 PM

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One mosquito coil equals 100 cigarettes
Smoke emitted from one mosquito repellent coil is equivalent to those of 100 cigarettes, thus causing harm to a large number of people in India, an expert said Wednesday.
Sep 1, 2011 - 7:01:25 PM

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Dengue cases on the decline in Orissa
Bhubaneswar, Aug 30 - No dengue deaths have been reported in Orissa since past four days, and though fresh cases are surfacing, their number has gone down, an official said Tuesday.
Aug 30, 2011 - 9:49:48 PM

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200 faculty posts vacant at AIIMS in Delhi
As many as 200 faculty posts are lying vacant at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences - that serves an estimated 8,000 patients every day, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Tuesday.
Aug 30, 2011 - 7:56:36 PM

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Indian doctors among the best in world: Ansari
New Delhi, Aug 19 - Indian doctors, especially those from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences -, are among the best in the world as far as delivery of health care and research is concerned, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Friday.
Aug 19, 2011 - 9:13:01 PM

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Nine more test positive for scrub typhus in Shimla
Shimla, Aug 18 - Nine patients suffering from scrub typhus, a disease caused by the bite of an infected mite, have been reported here in this Himachal Pradesh capital, an official said here Thursday.
Aug 18, 2011 - 12:51:27 PM

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Relax MBBS eligibility for northeast tribal students
The Tripura government and opposition parties have urged the central government and the Medical Council of India - to further relax eligibility criteria for admission to medical colleges for northeast's tribal students.
Aug 8, 2011 - 4:25:50 PM

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Indian enterprise to set up $30 mn cancer centre in Ethiopia
Ethiopia, July 24 - An Indian healthcare enterprise plans to construct a cancer care centre in Ethiopia at a cost of over $30 million.
Jul 24, 2011 - 1:21:25 PM

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Girl battles law to survive
Thiruvananthapuram, July 20 - Born in an impoverished family, 17-year-old Jayasree had both her kidneys damaged at the age of 11, saw her father lose his mental balance and now, when she finally saw a flicker of hope after a priest came forward to donate his kidney for free -- a law stopped him from doing so.
Jul 20, 2011 - 5:50:18 PM

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Mayawati orders CBI probe into doctors' killing, medical graft
Lucknow, July 20 - Prompted by the remarks of the Allahabad High Court, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Wednesday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation - probe into the murder of two chief medical officers - of Lucknow.
Jul 19, 2011 - 10:21:36 PM

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Elderly show way to recovery after surgeries
Retired professor J.R. Verma, 91, underwent a second knee replacement surgery four months ago. But the only signs of old age this Delhiite carries are a walking stick and a deeply wrinkled skin. He is active and on his way to recovery.
Jul 17, 2011 - 6:47:48 PM

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Bengal to focus on ayurveda
Kolkata, July 12 - The West Bengal government is planning to revive ayurveda both for medical treatment and development of rural areas of the state, lawmakers said Tuesday.
Jul 13, 2011 - 8:41:31 PM

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Campaign launched for shy condom buyers
Thiruvananthapuram, July 11 - 'I am not Shy' campaign to overcome shyness in buying a pack of condoms from an outlet was launched here Monday by state-run Hindustan Latex Limited - on the occasion of World Population Day.
Jul 11, 2011 - 8:19:59 PM

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Two held for hiring women for clinical drug trials
Two people working as brokers for a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company were Friday arrested in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district for engaging poor women for unauthorised drug trials, police said.
Jun 17, 2011 - 11:20:53 AM

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West Bengal to increase seats in medical colleges by 700
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said a three-phase developmental system will be taken up to improve the state's ailing health services sector.
Jun 14, 2011 - 4:03:03 PM

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India urges international community to promote generic drugs
New Delhi, June 9 - India has called upon the international community to promote generic medicine, specially for diseases like HIV and AIDS, to make treatment affordable.
Jun 9, 2011 - 3:12:10 PM

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India's Bharat Biotech to sell $1 diarrhoea vaccine
Hyderabad, June 6 - Leading bio-pharma company Bharat Biotech Monday announced that ROTAVAC , India's first indigenously developed rotavirus diarrohea vaccine, will be sold to global public markets, UN procurement agencies and governments the world over at a price of $1.
Jun 6, 2011 - 11:35:28 AM

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Stricter radiation norms soon for mobile handsets
New Delhi, June 5 - Concerned by the latest World Health Organisations - study linking mobile phone usage with brain tumours, Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot has said that the government will come out with stricter norms for mobile handsets and towers.
Jun 5, 2011 - 8:05:44 PM

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Mamata announces plan to revamp Bengal's medical infrastructure
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said existing hospitals and health centres across the state will be upgraded while four super-speciality hospitals will come up in Purulia, Bankura, West Midnapore and Birbhum to revamp the medical infrastructure.
Jun 1, 2011 - 10:28:24 PM

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BD nano pen needle - World's smallest insulin injection needle launched
The world's smallest pen needle insulin injection for diabetics promising relief from pain was launched here Wednesday, said a statement from its manufacturer Becton, Dickinson and Company -.
May 25, 2011 - 4:47:19 PM

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Government hospitals vie for better hygiene practices
New Delhi, May 11 - Stressing on the need to standardise hygiene practices in government hospitals, the ministry of health and family welfare has roped in three central government hospitals under a private hospital's housekeeping guidelines to improve cleanliness standards, officials said Wednesday.
May 11, 2011 - 11:32:09 PM

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Uttar Pradesh admits National Rural Health Mission Problems
Admitting large-scale financial irregularities in the execution of National Rural Health Mission - schemes in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Tuesday announced a system of multiple checks and balances to curb pilferage.
Apr 27, 2011 - 8:41:07 PM

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PGIMER performs its first liver transplant surgery
Chandigarh, April 20 - The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research - here, one of the leading medical institutes of northern India, successfully performed its first liver transplant surgery, officials said here Wednesday.
Apr 20, 2011 - 9:20:34 PM

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British infertility clinic opens centre in Kerala
Britain-based Bourn Hall, the world's first in vitro fertilization - clinic established by pioneers Professor Robert Edwards and Doctor Patrick Steptoe in 1980, Thursday launched its first Indian centre in Kochi.
Apr 15, 2011 - 4:54:27 PM

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No superbug hazard - Health ministry of India
There is no major health threat by the presence of a multi-drug resistant bacteria in Delhi's environment, the union health ministry said Monday, even as a prestigious medical journal accused the Indian government of 'suppressing the truth' about the presence of the superbug.
Apr 11, 2011 - 4:14:11 PM

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Four more encephalitis deaths in Uttar Pradesh
Four more deaths due to encephalitis were reported in this Uttar Pradesh town Saturday, taking this year's toll in its epicenter, Gorakhpur, to 215.
Aug 29, 2010 - 9:56:43 PM

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Medical college in Kalpana Chawla's name coming up in Karnal
Karnal town in Haryana, from where Indian-origin astronaut Kalpana Chawla hailed, will soon have a medical college in her memory.
Jul 30, 2010 - 7:13:50 PM

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Vitamin A Supplementation Programme to Stay
A programme to administer Vitamin A to Indian children is unlikely to be scrapped despite new research advising against it. The health ministry and several doctors say it is needed to combat malnutrition, which affects over 20 percent of the country's population.
Jul 27, 2010 - 12:06:11 PM

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Frame policy for kidney transplants, court asks government
The Delhi High Court Friday asked the government to frame a policy for kidney transplants so that proper treatment can be given to those waiting for it.
May 1, 2010 - 7:08:05 PM

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NRHM completes five years, rural health still in disarray
New Delhi, April 11 - The flagship National Rural Health Mission - has completed five years of operation and has achieved several targets but its main objective to put the rural health system in place needs a lot more attention, according to health ministry data.
Apr 11, 2010 - 9:34:59 PM

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Azad overrules IMA's objections to rural MBBS course
New Delhi, March 18 - The Indian Medical Association - has three problems with the government's plan to create a special cadre of rural doctors through a truncated MBBS course, but the health ministry has refused to yield to its pressure and will push ahead on the subject as planned.
Mar 18, 2010 - 5:11:31 PM

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Biotech industry hails tax sops in Indian budget
Bangalore, Feb 26 - The biotechnology industry Friday welcomed the slew of incentives and tax reliefs proposed in the union Budget for the ensuing fiscal 2010-11.
Mar 1, 2010 - 8:56:10 PM

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Junior doctors in Madhya Pradesh call off strike
Junior doctors, who struck work Friday demanding reduction in the mandatory rural service period and a hike in emoluments, called off their protest after the government agreed to consider their demands.

Mar 1, 2010 - 10:52:09 AM

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25000 NRI Doctors Could Return to India from UK
Nearly 25,000 British doctors of Indian origin are set to return to India within two to four years and some of them are 'most likely to join the seven AIIMS-like institutions' proposed to be set up by the central government.
Jan 6, 2010 - 3:15:32 PM

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AIIMS to guide 40 medical colleges on drug reaction
New Delhi, Dec 29 - The All India Institute of Medical Sciences - will help at least 40 medical colleges in the country in understanding the adverse reactions from commonly used drugs.
Dec 29, 2009 - 9:06:19 PM

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15 percent of Indian women below 50 are obese: Azad
At least 15 percent of women under the age of 50 are obese in India, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed parliament Monday.
Dec 1, 2009 - 7:31:11 PM

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