India and Switzerland have firmed up their cooperation in healthcare and would soon ink an agreement on cooperation on non-communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday. Azad held discussions with Swiss
President Pranab Mukherjee said nursing has evolved into a modern medical profession and nurses have become an indispensable part of the country's health care system.
‘Nurses form a large part of the health workforce and are
India reports around 11 lakh cancer cases every year and there is no evidence available to attribute it to rising levels of water pollution, Health and Family Welfare minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has advised deans of all medical colleges to prescribe generic drugs, parliament was told on Tuesday. The MCI has issued circulars to deans of all medical colleges, directors of post graduate
A sample survey by the government, conducted in schools in three cities, has shown that more than one percent of children suffer from diabetes, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad informed the Lok Sabha on Monday. Azad, in a written
On Sunday, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad laid the foundation stone of the up-gradation project of National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) in New Delhi. The NCDC is being upgraded at a cost of Rs 382 crore and will be
In an absolutely shocking incident, a pregnant woman was turned away from the Government Mohan Kumarmanglam Medical College and Hospital in Salem because she couldn’t pay the Rs 1000-bribe that the hospital demanded. Later, she
The Union Health Minister was in a back-slapping congratulatory mood as he delivered the keynote address at the first convocation of the Kerala University of Health Sciences (KUHS). He said the UPA government had transformed the
Sir Robert Edwards – the father of the In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) – who passed away two days ago, would never have imagined the worldwide repercussions of his invention. While IVF has given children to thousands who never
The Indian vaccine regulatory system has met the standards set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), health ministry officials said on Tuesday. A WHO-led team of international experts reviewed the National Regulatory
While Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad might claim that India has taken great strides in the healthcare field and there has also been significant improvement in health indicators like infant and maternal mortality the fact
The Bachelor of Science (Community Health) course has been dealt a severe blow with a parliamentary standing committee recommending the government not to go ahead with it. The course which has surfaced under different names from
Only 21.76 percent of Indian doctors trained abroad have qualified to practice in the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday. A total of 14,476 doctors who completed their medical degrees abroad appeared for the screening
Stressing the need for better healthcare, President Pranab Mukherjee said that progress in the health sector was the key to India's future prominence in the world. Addressing the 33rd convocation of the Post-Graduate Institute