HEALTH MINISTRY

  • Will take final call on tobacco pictorial warning after parliamentary panel report: Health Minister April 4, 2015

    Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday said that he will request the parliamentary panel to expedite their review after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 31, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP March 31, 2015

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • 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. ...
  • Well cooked pork doesn't spread swine flu virus, say doctors January 2, 2015

    Doctors say that a well cooked pork does not spread swine flu as the virus gets killed when cooked. "Cooking it properly will kill the virus. It cannot survive high temperatures. Other main mode of transmission is by contact with an infected person," says Dr Amit Dhamija from Gangaram Hospital. ...
  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors November 19, 2014

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Watch: A call of action to fight dengue November 3, 2013

    The 2013 Dengue outbreak witnessed the country was the worst in at last six years. According to Health Ministry, the number of dengue cases has been steadily rising since 2008 when the count was 12,561. ...
  • Health Ministry to review ban on antidiabetes drug Pioglitazone July 19, 2013

    The Health Ministry is expected to decide on the fate of antidiabetes drug Pioglitazone on Friday. The verdict is likely to affect millions of users. The drug has been banned in Germany and France because of the sideeffects like gallbladder cancer. ...
  • The Last Word: Is the Govt incompetent or confused over gaysex? February 29, 2012

    Home Ministry opposes gay sex, but Health Ministry says it will help HIV patients get medical help. ...
  • New pictorial warnings for tobacco products May 28, 2011

    The Union Health Ministry has cleared a new set of pictorial warnings for tobacco products such as cigarettes, beedis, gutka, and cigars in India, which will be visible from December 1, 2011. ...
  • New plan aims to create organ donors network December 2, 2010

    More than two lakh Indians require organ transplants every year but only ten percent manage to get them. ...
  • Reports expose rot in Dental Council August 24, 2010

    The health ministry is deciding on disbanding the Dental Council after reports showed the council has been granting permission to substandard colleges. ...
  • Watch: What does new HIV vaccine mean for India? September 25, 2009

    The HIV vaccine developed by the US Army and Thailand Health Ministry is the biggest breakthrough in the battle against the HIV virus. Experts say the vaccine cuts the risk of infection by 30 per cent. ...
  • Sixteen cases of swine flu in India and counting June 13, 2009

    Sixteen cases of swine flu in India and counting. Five new suspect cases are also being reported from Delhi, Bangalore, and Goa. ...
  • Watch: Why India shouldn't worry about swine flu May 4, 2009

    The Indian Health Ministry is on a high alert as the flu has spread worldwide. ...
  • India on high alert as swine flu spreads worldwide April 30, 2009

    The Health Ministry has identified nine airports for enhanced surveillance. ...