Health Minister

  • Isolation ward in Mecca to check Ebola virus September 9, 2014

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia will establish a 50bed exclusive isolation ward at Arafat Hospital in Mecca during the Haj pilgrimage as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus and other communicable diseases, Arab News reported on Tuesday. Deputy Health Minister for Planning and Development Mohammed AlKhasheem said that over 22,000 medics will...
  • AIIMS doctors begin signature campaign against Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi's removal August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In the national capital a group of doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Saturday have started a signature campaign protesting the removal of Chief Vigilance Officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi. According to the Health Minister, Sanjiv Chaturvedi was removed from his post by the government as...
  • Ebola: Karnataka health minister writes to PM, seeks more checks at Delhi, Mumbai airports August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Karnataka Health Minister UT Khader has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan to step up vigilance for possible Ebola virus affected patients landing at Delhi and Mumbai airports; the only two airports in the country that receive direct flights from Africa. He has...
  • Government's health policy will lay emphasis on Ayurveda: Harsh Vardhan August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said the government would work towards enhancing Ayurveda's global acceptance as evidencebased medicine. Speaking to reporters at Haridwar after laying foundation stone of a Global Museum of Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine at yoga guru Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Yoga...
  • MBBS seats: Harsh Vardhan comes down hard on Medical Council of India August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has come down hard on the Medical Council of India for "punishing" MBBS aspirants instead of medical colleges for not complying with rules, which, he said, has ended up reducing the number of seats and harming career of many students. Vardhan, who had earlier charged...
  • Harsh Vardhan to meet Arian's father on Friday to discuss his medical condition July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: 12yearold Arian is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called the Hunter syndrome. With the help of CNNIBN and Change.org's campaign, Arian has received help from many all around the world. Arian's father told CNNIBN that they have received close to 24 lakh rupees as donations since the...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • Replace sex education with format to make people aware about child pregnancy July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after courting controversy over his remarks on imparting sex education in schools, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said it should be replaced by a format which makes people aware about child pregnancy and associated evils. "I have spoken out against socalled sex education without pedagogy on this...
  • Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS counterproductive: Health minister July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS in India may scare "away a large number of suspected cases from getting detected and treated", the government opined on Tuesday even as it stated that the country has an estimated 7.77 lakh HIV/AIDS patients. "Considerable thought has been given to the issue. The government...
  • Health Minister asks CMs to consider raising VAT on tobacco products to 50 pc July 5, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to discourage people from consuming tobacco products, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has written to all the chief ministers to consider raising the VAT on tobaccomade products to 50 per cent. He has asked the state governments to frame a tax policy making tobacco products...
  • Maharashtra health minister appeals doctors to withdraw strike July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty has appealed to striking medical officers under the public health department to end their agitation and resume duty. In an statement issued here on Wednesday Shetty urged doctors not to cause trouble to citizens. On June 2, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan held discussions...
  • Indian government working on world's largest health insurance scheme June 29, 2014

    Houston: The new Indian government is planning to bring about a 'complete transformation' of the health sector and is working on the blueprint of the world's largest universal health insurance programme. This was announced by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan as he read out a speech by Prime Minister Modi to a...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Harsh Vardhan's comment on banning sex education June 29, 2014

    Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has been facing the heat for his views on his website where he stated that the socalled "sex education" should be banned in schools. Cyrus Broacha is shocked! Are you too? ...
  • Does sex education in schools remain a taboo? June 27, 2014

    Just a couple of days after the row over Health Minister Harsh Vadhan's remarks on fidelity over condoms to prevent AIDS, there is another controversy now surrounding his views on sex education. Vardhan stated on his website that sex education in schools should be banned. However, the Health Minister is...
  • Harsh Vardhan clarifies sex education remark June 27, 2014

    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday clarified his no sex education remark. In his latest blog, the Health Minister has said that sex education was necessary for students but it should not be vulgar by any means. ...
  • Sex education necessary but minus vulgarity, clarifies Harsh Vardhan June 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, who stirred a hornet's nest by saying that sex education should be banned in schools, has now issued a statement clarifying his remarks. Now, the BJP leader is of the opinion that sex education is necessary for school students but it should not be...
  • AIIMS report on Arian, suffering from Hunter Syndrome, to be submitted to Health Minister today June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The special panel of experts of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on 12yearold Arian who is suffering from Hunter Syndrome is likely to be submitted to the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan Singh on Monday. The 12yearold's plight was highlighted by CNNIBN and Change.org earlier this month...
  • Health Ministry writes to Finance Ministry, demands cigarette price hike June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move to discourage people from consuming cigarettes, the Health Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry to increase the taxes on cigarettes thereby increasing its price. The Health Ministry has urged the Finance Minister to increase the price of cigarette by Rs 3.5 per stick irrespective...
  • Health Minister refers Hunter Syndrome patient Arian's case to AIIMS, assures all help June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step which could help save the life of 12yearold Arian, suffering from the deadly Hunter Syndrome, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan met the child's parents in New Delhi on Friday. The Health Minister has referred Arian's case to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi....
  • CJ Shib Shankar appeals the govt to help save son Arian from Hunter Syndrome June 15, 2014

    12year old Arian is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called Hunters Syndrome. It's deadly disease and the treatment would cost his family a whopping Rs 1.5 crore annually . Given the high cost of the treatment and financial constraints faced by family, his father Shib Shankar Chowdhary's has now...
  • Blood banks in each district in three years: Harsh Vardhan June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the high rate of maternal mortality in the country due to want of safe blood during pregnancy, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said that the government will work to ensure that each district soon has a blood bank. "Almost 88 per cent of...
  • Rajasthan medical colleges to have separate emergency faculty June 3, 2014

    Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore on Monday directed all the medical colleges of the state to form a separate emergency faculty and trauma centres to cater to the needs of patients in emergency ward. The minister also said the government was mulling reemploying senior doctors after their retirement as well as...
  • New Health Minister Harsh Vardhan promises transparency, egovernance May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Promising transparency and egovernance, new Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that he will be interacting with national and international experts to formulate policies and execute them successfully. "I will ensure that at every level where public has an interface with the ministry, there is complete transparency so...
  • Sexual assault: Former health minister Shabir Khan surrenders February 13, 2014

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, who has been accused of molesting a female doctor surrendered on Thursday. The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly speaker had already granted permission for his arrest. However, while speaking to the media for the first time since the controversy broke, Shabir...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 10, 2014

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  • News 360: Telangana Bill cleared, CM Kiran Reddy stays defiant February 7, 2014

    The Union Cabinet on Friday approved the Telangana Bill. The Bill is likely to be tabled in Rajya Sabha on February 12. Hyderabad will be the joint capital for Telangana and Seemandhra. There is no major change in the original Telangana draft. The demand of Seemandhra leaders to make Hyderabad...
  • Tripura govt suspends eight medical staff for wrong operation October 9, 2013

    Agartala: The Tripura government suspended four doctors and four nurses of a government medical college and hospital in Agartala after a patient's lower abdomen was opened and urethra operated on, instead of a mouth biopsy, officials said on Wednesday. "We earlier served show cause notices to four doctors and four nurses...
  • Health Minister calls for organising frequent blood donation camps October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In view of widening gap between demand and supply of blood for transfusion, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday encouraged people for voluntary donation while stressing on the need to organise frequent donation camps. "The increased number of surgeries conducted in super speciality hospitals has led to enhanced...
  • Brinda Karat demands action against those involved in vaccine trial September 3, 2013

    New Delhi: CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat has demanded action against those involved in the trial of a vaccine which allegedly used thousands of children as guiney pigs to test their new product. Karat demanded action in the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine trials which was allegedly conducted on thousands of children...