There are miles to go before comprehensive healthcare becomes a reality for the people of India, agreed people's representatives, bureaucrats and economists at a panel discussion.
‘A country which has not been able to
The central government has asked state governments to set up state-level nutrition councils to address the problem of malnutrition; the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday. To address the issue of malnutrition, the prime minister's
The Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday that India has 21.9 million disabled people. Minister of State for Home Affairs R.P.N. Singh put the exact number at 2,19,06,769 according to the 2011 national census.
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha that a dengue vaccine is on the cards. This is welcome relief for a disease which strikes every season and affects thousands across the country. According to Azad, the clinical
The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has asked all pharmaceutical companies to submit safety details of their new drugs every six months after their launch, failing which their licenses would be cancelled. They’re
Is there any evidence of HIV/AIDS in lions and tigers, asked an MP in August 2010. Two years later, the environment ministry has come out with its verdict: "No evidence." The question was posed by Tufani Saroj, a Samajwadi Party
Serving a rural posting has been made compulsory for government doctors in Jammu and Kashmir to better address the problems of the people in far-flung areas, a minister says. "I have made a minimum posting of 10 years in rural
The Indian government plans to bring a regulation to ensure doctors have a compulsory stint in the country especially in the rural sector, Minister of State for Health Sudip Bandopadhyay said. "The government is spending crores
In its second episode Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate highlighted the issue of child sex abuse and towards the end of the episode Aamir urged people to write in to show their support for the child sex abuse law. Our leaders seemed
The Medical Council of India has vowed to take stern action against rogue doctors who had recommended certain drugs to the CDSCO, recommendations which were written by drug companies themselves. Yesterday the nexus between drug
Huge irregularities have surfaced in the functioning of Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO), with a parliamentary panel pointing out that at least 33 drugs have been allowed to be sold in India without proper
Recently we reported that Parliament Standing committee had spotted irregularities in the operations of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization. Turns out the CDSCO is facing a severe staff shortage and the headquarters
Things are getting worse and worse for union health ministry. According to a report tabled in parliament today by the standing committee, drug regulators have broken various laws approving drugs without clinical trials, at times
Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed dismay at dearth of medical professionals in north, central and north-eastern India. The reason for this he said was that 80% of the country’s medical colleges are situated in the southern and western