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  • Union Budget 2015: PM Modi likely to keep tight rein on health spending, say sources 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India is unlikely to announce any significant increase in its health budget for the financial year that begins in April, two sources said, dampening hopes the central government would allocate more funds to overhaul the public health system. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will present its first full-year budget...
  • Swine flu claims 51 more lives, over 16,000 affected 2 days ago

    New Delhi: As many as 51 more people have died due to swine flu in the country raising the toll to 926 even as the number of those affected by the H1N1 virus breached the 16,000 mark on Wednesday. According to collated data from the Health Ministry till February 24, 2015,...
  • Swine flu claims 21 more lives, toll reaches 833 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 21 more people as the toll reached 833 across the country while the number of persons affected by H1N1 virus breached the 14,000 mark. According to Health Ministry figures, the total number of persons who have died of the disease till February 22...
  • 56 fresh swine flu cases detected in Telangana 4 days ago

    Hyderabad: As many as 56 new cases of swine flu have been reported in Telangana, where the H1N1 virus has claimed 51 lives so far this year. From January 1 till Sunday, 4,040 samples were tested, out of which 1,316 were found positive for swine flu. The number of deaths due...
  • Public awareness, better hygiene, medical care can fight swine flu 4 days ago

    Dr H Sudarshan Ballal, Medical Director & Chairman - Medical Advisory Board, Manipal Health Enterprises While the entire nation is gripped by the concern of Swine Flu, it is to be remembered that a right proportion of awareness, vigilance, public health measures and appropriate medical care can reverse this growing trend....
  • Swine flu claims 38 more lives, death toll now 812 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 38 more lives in the country taking the death toll to 812 with Rajasthan and Gujarat among the worst hit states with 212 and 207 fatalities respectively, as the total number of affected crossed 13,000. According to Health Ministry figures released on Sunday, the total number...
  • Gurgaon: Man held for selling fake swine flu medicine 5 days ago

    Gurgaon: A man was on Saturday arrested for selling fake medicines for prevention and cure of swine flu, police said. Charan Singh, who hails from Lucknow, was living in Bijwasan area of Delhi. Police said he was arrested from R.K. Hospital in Rajendra Park area in Gurgaon, while he was supplying fake...
  • 31 more die, toll from swine flu rises to 774 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu deaths continued unabated in the country with 31 more people succumbing to the H1N1 virus even as the total number of affected persons neared the 13,000 mark. The Health Ministry, however, said that there was no dearth of medicines and hospitals were equipped to deal with the...
  • Swine flu scare: Hospital employee held for selling fake medicines 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: An employee of a Gurgaon-based private hospital has been arrested by police for selling fake swine flu medicines to patients. The accused, identified as Charan Singh, was administering fake swine flu medicines to the patients infected with H1N1 virus and charging Rs 40 per child and Rs 60 per...
  • Swine flu: 31 more dead, nearly 13,000 affected 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed 31 more lives raising the number of dead to 774 and people affected by it inching closer to 13,000 even as the Government on Saturday asked state drug controllers to ensure that chemist shops display prominently availability of medicines for its treatment. "The total number...
  • Living it up: Prevent heart attack or myocardial infarction 6 days ago

    In this episode of 'Living It Up', experts comment on heart attacks or myocardial infarction. 25 per cent of heart attack deaths occur in people less than 40. India is soon to become the heart attack capital of the world. ...
  • Delhi: Show cause notice to 2 labs for overcharging for swine flu test 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip, the Delhi government on Saturday issued show cause notices to two private labs for allegedly charging more than the specified limit of Rs 4,500 fixed by it for swine flu tests. The notices were issued following surprise checks conducted by a health department team on...
  • Swine flu cases surge to 190 in Uttar Pradesh 6 days ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Saturday reported 25 fresh cases of swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the H1N1 influenza to 190 in the state. Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow SNS Yadav said that 24 new cases have been detected in the state capital in the last 24 hours....
  • High air pollution cuts most Indian lives by 3 years 6 days ago

    Chicago: India's high air pollution, ranked by the World Health Organisation among the worst in the world, is adversely impacting the lifespans of its citizens, reducing most Indian lives by over three years, a new study has said. Over half of India's population - 660 million people - live in areas...
  • Swine flu: Lack of awareness persists in the public over preventive measures 1 week ago

    The number of swine flu cases across the country has crossed 11000. The latest victim is a senior police officer in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile shopkeepers say they are short of masks which can help in checking the spread of H1N1 virus. ...
  • WHO approves breakthrough 15-minute Ebola test 1 week ago

    Geneva: The World Health Organization has approved the first rapid test for Ebola in a potential breakthrough for ending an epidemic that has killed almost 10,000 people in West Africa, it said on Friday. The test, developed by US firm Corgenix Medical Corp, is less accurate than the standard test but...
  • Mamata Banerjee's swine flu faux pas, says it mostly happens from mosquito bite 1 week ago

    Kolkata: While the government says awareness is the key to fight swine flu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the flu is caused by mosquitos. "People have to move from one place to another. In many cases, it spreads from mosquito bites. We have asked the authorities...
  • Swine flu scare: Health Minister promises strict action after CNN-IBN exposes glaring lapses February 20, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday promised strict action against glaring lapses in Delhi hospital. "Give me recording and I promise action," he said. ...
  • Centre cautions states against 'wastages' in public health system February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday cautioned states against "wastages" in public health system and asked them to increase their health spending "significantly". Emphasising that one of the key areas of concern was quality of healthcare in public health system, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said that healthcare needs to be...
  • Swine flu under control, says Maharashtra health minister February 19, 2015

    Nagpur: The Maharashtra government on Thursday claimed that all is well on the swine flu front though it has officially admitted 83 deaths so far. Swine flu which broke out in Maharashtra is under control though some deaths have been reported, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant told in Nagpur. He claimed...
  • Has India taken the swine flu outbreak too lightly? February 19, 2015

    Swine flu scare became worse on Thursday with over 700 people having died and 11,071 cases getting reported so far in the country in 2015. ...
  • Gujarat High Court gives notice to State Government on PIL alleging callousness on swine flu February 19, 2015

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday asked the state government to spell out the steps it has taken to check the spread of swine flu in the state where over 170 deaths have been reported. The court notice came after a PIL accused the state government of "callousness" in tackling...
  • As swine flu toll rises, states told to operate 24X7 helplines February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday urged state governments to ensure round-the-clock functioning of outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines as the number of people affected by swine flu in the country crossed the 10,000 mark. Seth, while chairing a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to...
  • Delhi: Government authorises 40 new drug stores to sell Tamiflu tablets for swine flu cure February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi government on Thursday said that it has granted license to 40 new drug stores to sell Tamiflu tablets for treatment of swine flu in the national capital. Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that the government will soon open two new labs where tests of swine flu will be...
  • Status check: Is RML hospital ready to tackle Swine flu? February 17, 2015

    Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. CNN-IBN on Tuesday visited RML hospital in the national capital to check whether the hospital is ready to tackle Swine flu. ...
  • Swine flu scare: RML denies shortage of Tamiflu February 17, 2015

    Medical superintendent of RML Hospital Dr HK Kar has denied reports of a shortage of Tamiflu. "Today, we have 300 tablets and tomorrow we'll get around another 3,000 tables of Tamiflu," he said. ...
  • Swine flu claims 624 lives, 9,311 cases reported so far across India in 2015 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. A total of 9,311 people have contracted swine flu in 2015 with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 150,...
  • Pregnant mother, baby survive swine flu in Delhi February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A 28-year old woman, suffering from swine flu, successfully gave birth in a Delhi hospital. The woman also overcame the life threatening viral disease, a statement said on Tuesday. According to health experts, pregnant women are more prone to swine flu which is much more life threatening to both...
  • Over 596 dead due to swine flu, Centre orders additional stocks of medicines February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The death toll due to swine flu is increasing with each passing day and has claimed over 596 lives this year. Altogether 8,423 people have contracted swine flu this year with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra are the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 176,...
  • Swine flu scare across India, 585 deaths in 2 months February 16, 2015

    Swine flu has become a major health scare across the country. Uttar Pradesh , Rajasthan, Gujarat, Telangana and Maharashtra are the worst affected states. ...