With the recent spate of revelations about illegal clinical trials, a new legislation is set to be put in place that’ll require the consent of patients to be recorded audio-visually. The move will ensure that patients aren’t
Resident doctors at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital called off their indefinite strike Wednesday after a health ministry official agreed to look into their demands, including better amenities and salaries. ‘A health ministry
On Monday, a 25-year-old woman from Panvel shocked medical professionals by naturally giving birth to conjoined twins who were joined below the torso. She did so at her home and didn’t seek medical assistance at a
An awareness campaign on tuberculosis, similar to polio, is necessary to curb the easily preventable disease, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said. Speaking at the launch of National Forum on Tuberculosis, Dikshit said:
A new independent subject on health could soon be introduced as part of school education by the CBSE, according to a senior health ministry official. The subject which is likely to be called Health Education will be taught to
A new parliamentary standing committee report sheds light on the government’s ‘dilly-dallying and procrastination’ over serious irregularities in the approval of various drugs, many of them banned in countries like the US.
In an effort to bridge the gap between the need and availability of doctors, the health ministry is promoting courses in family medicine for medical practitioners, an official said. ‘There is a gap between the need and
Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Saba and Farah welcomed the Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that did away with the option of a surgery to separate them and directed the state government to grant the family Rs.5 000 per
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
India's health ministry has launched special screening and early intervention services for early detection of birth defects in children, an official said on Saturday. Under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), health
The union ministry for health and family welfare has released Rs.6.28 crore to the Jammu and Kashmir government for developing adequate health-care infrastructure during Amarnath Yatra this year, a state minister said on Monday.
As many as 436 people died last year due to serious adverse events (SAE) during clinical trials and the Union Health Minister has said the deaths could be due to life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart failure and stroke
While accepting that there’s been a surge in swine flu cases across the northern states the health ministry has ruled out universal vaccine against H1N1 at this stage of the outbreak. ‘Various sub types of Seasonal Influenza
In a move to discourage the rampant frequency with which untested drugs are released in India, all pharmaceutical companies that conduct clinical trials will have to register internal ethics committees. The latest gazette