The pentavalent vaccine – a one-shot wonder to prevent diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis-B and influenza-B in children was included in the Universal Immunisation Programme and will be rolled out in Karnataka next month.
The swine flu situation is getting worse in North India with Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana among the worst-hit states. While Delhi has had 1,267 cases, Rajasthan has over 600 cases but 115 deaths (the highest in the
Karnataka's health and family welfare department on Monday banned the sale and use of some allopathic tablets and a disinfectant fluid with immediate effect after they were tested and found to be sub-standard. In a notification,
In a shocking move, the Karnataka state government terminated the contracts of 409 nurses attached to the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) Stipendiary Nurses’ Welfare Association. This will result in
Perhaps the prolonged medical strike in Karnataka had some ramifications. In a significant development, a Cabinet subcommittee set up to examine the demands of government doctors on Wednesday decided to merge the departments of
A news report in the Hindu says that doctors and other staff of the state Health Department have called off their five day old strike. H.N. Ravindra, President of the Karnataka State Medical Officers and Employees Samithi,
SA Ramdas, Karnataka’s medical education minister was infuriated after a visit to Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology on Tuesday when he witnessed first-hand the sorry state of affairs of Karnataka’s premier cancer care
The Red Ribbon Express, a train traversing the length and breadth of the country is all set to reach Lucknow on Friday. The train’s primary purpose is to teach people about HIV/AIDS. ‘Phase-3 of the Red Ribbon Express
The Karnataka state government is all set to launch the Vajpayee Arogyashree health scheme for Bangalore. Under these scheme specialists from the private sector will sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve healthcare
According to Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Secretary, E.V. Ramana Reddy it’s the lack of doctors and not funds that’s the biggest hurdle for providing healthcare in the state. Speaking at the inauguration of a
28.2% people in Karnataka are tobacco users with 39.8% males and 16.3% females consuming tobacco in one form or another according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) for Karnataka (2009-10).
The report estimates that
It seems like the Maha government’s ruling that’ll allow homeopathic, unani and ayurvedic doctors to prescribe allopathic medicine has had an effect in other parts of the country. Nearly 25,000 doctors affiliated to AYUSH
After Maharashtra, Karnataka has the highest number of swine flu (H1N1) cases since Jan 2012. The state health ministry and experts however contend that there is no reason to panic. There have been 173 positive cases in the
After enthralling Bengaluru, the ‘AIDS’ train, the Red Ribbon Express docked into Mysore at the Ashokapuram railway station. Thousands of people visited the Red Ribbon Express, which is spreading awareness about HIV and