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 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
Despite ample sunlight, people in India are deficient in vitamin D which is leading to problems like weaker bones, the Rajya Sabha was informed.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported that surveys carried out
Chemists have finally called off their ‘work-to-rule’ agitation. The resolve was reached after discussions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and intervention by Raj Thackeray and Manohar Naik. The political leaders
The central government does not have much power to act against the Dental Council of India (DCI) as it has been constituted under an act of parliament, union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad said on
Visiting British Health Minister Anna Soubry on Tuesday applauded the good work done in medical centres of her country by the large number of nurses hailing from Kerala. Speaking to the media here after a meeting Chief Minister
Ghulam Nabi Azad feels that the private healthcare sectors needs to work with the government to create a more robust system. ‘Public health system must be strengthened at all levels focusing on primary and secondary care. This
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced that a National Cancer Institute (NCI) would come up in the AIIMS-2 campus at Badhsa village in Haryana, which would be an even bigger facility than the Tata
A Biju Janata Dal MP plans to introduce a private members' bill in parliament seeking Australia-like strict tobacco control measures in India. Baijayant 'Jay' Panda's bill seeks plain packaging of tobacco products in India and
The Delhi government on Tuesday slapped notices on 10 private hospitals in the city for not complying with Supreme Court directive of providing free treatment to the poor patients. These hospitals’ quarterly reports showed that
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Thursday that the main focus for 12th Five Year Plan is to move towards universal healthcare. He, however, cautioned that concerns have been expressed about the capacity of the state
The Maharashtra Chemists and Drugs Association with more than 50,000 chemist shops in the state will go on a three-day strike from October 16 to 18. They are protesting against repeated raids and alleged harassment by FDA to