Health

  • Harsh Vardhan to meet Arian's father on Friday to discuss his medical condition 3 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 12-year-old Arian is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called the Hunter syndrome. With the help of CNN-IBN and Change.org's campaign, Arian has received help from many all around the world. Arian's father told CNN-IBN that they have received close to 24 lakh rupees as donations since the...
  • Over 60 dead in north Bengal due to encephalitis this month 2 days ago

    Kolkata: At least 60 people have died due to encephalitis in seven districts of North Bengal this month. The state's health department says the situation is alarming. A total of 344 people have been affected by the disease since January. The Jalpaiguri district is the worst hit because of the...
  • 33 students of government school fall ill after lizard found in mid-day meal 5 days ago

    Altogether 33 students of a government primary school in Vaishali district of Bihar on Friday reported ill after consuming mid-day meal (MDM) in which a lizard was found. Vaishali District Magistrate (DM) Vinod Singh Gunjiyal said the incident happened at the primary school at Rasoolpur Gorigama village under Goraul block of...
  • Bill Clinton offers support to UP government in health services 6 days ago

    Former US President Bill Clinton on Thursday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discussed various ongoing health schemes in the state. Clinton offered support to the Akhilesh government in health services through the Clinton Health Access Initiative, an official release said. UP Health Minister Ahmed Hassan and other ministers and officials were present on the...
  • India's infant mortality rate dips 6 days ago

    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,...
  • Bangalore blast accused Madani released on bail July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Kerala-based PDP Chairman and 2008 serial bomb blast case prime accused Abdul Nasser Madani, granted bail by the Supreme Court on medical grounds, on Monday walked free from the Parapanna Agrahara Prison in Bangalore. Madani was on July 11 granted one-month bail by the apex court which took note that...
  • Two shot dead over land dispute July 11, 2014

    Two members of a family were shot dead while as many others injured by a neighbour at Janglitola village in Bhagalpur district on Friday over a land dispute, a senior police officer said. The deceased were identified as Bindeshwari Mandal (82) and his son Upendra Mandal (60), Naugachhia Superintendent of police...
  • 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 so-called sex education without pedagogy on this...
  • Mandatory testing for HIV/AIDS counter-productive: 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...
  • Six fall ill after consuming cold drink July 8, 2014

    Six villagers fell ill after consuming cold drinks in Sonta village in the district, police said on Tuesday. The victims complained of headache and vomiting soon after consuming the drinks on Monday and were taken to a hospital immediately, they said. Police are probing the matter. ...
  • 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 tobacco-made products to 50 per cent. He has asked the state governments to frame a tax policy making tobacco products...
  • Whales are engineers of ocean ecosystems July 5, 2014

    Washington: Whales have a powerful and positive influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries, a new study suggests. "For a long time, whales have been considered too rare to make much of a difference in the oceans," said University of Vermont conservation biologist...
  • Budget of hope: Health insurance industry demands hike in exemption limit July 3, 2014

    Counting down to the budget, the common man to corporate India everyone has their budget expectations. "As far as health insurance is concerned, I would request the government to increase the exemption limit under 80 D from 15000 and 20000 to a higher amount as in today's health insurance is...
  • 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...
  • NHRC notice to Telangana government over 'neglect' of PHC June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued a notice to Telengana government seeking a report from it over alleged neglect of a Primary Health Centre in Hyderabad where there has been no electricity for the last four months due to non-payment of bill. According to an NHRC statement, it...
  • Budget 2014: Health sector needs to be boosted, says Apollo chairman June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The chairman of Apollo hospitals, Dr Prathap Reddy believes that the health sector is in dire need of attention. Reddy pointed out that the present government has promised health and education among their top priorities and he has a lot of expectations from the Centre in this regard....
  • If I were FM, I would focus more on education and health sectors June 30, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, I would focus more on social indicators like education and particularly the health sector because India though proclaimed as shining has still not built a satisfactory health infrastructure since we can find a higher percentage of child mortality and infant mortality. ...
  • 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 so-called "sex education" should be banned in schools. Cyrus Broacha is shocked! Are you too? ...
  • HC gives last chance to state govt to regularise services of all contractual health department employees June 28, 2014

    The Rajasthan High Court on Saturday gave a last chance to the state government till July eight to regularise services of all contractual employees of the health department who have completed 10 years of service. Issuing a notice to the government in this regard, Justice GK Vyas asked why the order...
  • 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...
  • Condoms, abstinence needed to control AIDS: Harsh Vardhan June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday denied opposing promotion of condoms, and said a combination of condoms and abstinence was needed to fight HIV/AIDS. A day after reports said the minister spoke against promoting condoms for preventing the spread of AIDS, an official statement from Harsh Vardhan said that...
  • Harsh Vardhan holds talks with US Health Secretary June 25, 2014

    Washington: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has met his American counterpart Sylvia Mathews Burwell and held discussions over a range of bilateral issues. Vardhan, the first cabinet minister of Narendra Modi government to visit the US, also met the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) administrator Raj Shah on Tuesday. The...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • 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 12-year-old Arian who is suffering from Hunter Syndrome is likely to be submitted to the Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan Singh on Monday. The 12-year-old's plight was highlighted by CNN-IBN and Change.org earlier this month...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces grant for health workers June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday announced an additional allowance of Rs 400 per month to multi-purpose health workers and supervisors in the state. According to an official spokesperson, the state government will grant washing or uniform allowance of Rs 400 per month to male Multi Purpose...
  • 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...