Healthcare

  • Ebola outbreak 'contained' in Senegal, Nigeria: WHO 1 week ago

    Geneva: The deadliest Ebola epidemic ever has now killed 2,811 in West Africa, the World Health Organisation has said, adding though that in Senegal and Nigeria the outbreak had been basically contained. The UN health agency, which also published the results of the latest meeting of its Ebola emergency committee, said...
  • Government for better healthcare: Harsh Vardhan July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government wants to do extraordinary work in the health sector, union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. The minister said that the Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance government wanted the cause of healthcare to become a "mass movement" in the country. "Under the leadership of...
  • Centre to launch encephalitis immunization campaign June 21, 2014

    Patna: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the central government would launch a campaign to ensure 100 per cent imminizatuion of children in states hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak. "Now, my priority is to ensure 100 percent imminizatuion of children in encephalitis affected areas. I will launch this...
  • Ground realities: Nine election issues no one is talking about April 29, 2014

    Like one of those professional wrestling cage matches, Elections 2014 has become a slugfest with more chaos, heat and dust than light. Also, just like a cage match, it is by now difficult to determine whether the vitriol and melodrama is real, feigned or well scripted. Score at halftime: Gandhi...
  • Obama scores victory with 7 million healthcare signups April 2, 2014

    President Barack Obama claimed a major victory as over seven million people signed up for medical insurance under his signature healthcare law at the end of the six-month open enrollment period. After a floundering start marked by computer glitches galore at its October launch, government run health market place saw a...
  • Emphasizing care in healthcare: Redefining patient experience March 9, 2014

    How should we look at the India's record in delivering health? A panel of experts discusses about the India's health report and inadequate spending on health sector and how can regulatory framework be strengthened. ...
  • CJ highlights inadequate medical facilities at a Mumbai hospital February 24, 2014

    CJ Abhay Kumar Jha reports on the lack of facilities in Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital. He says that due to lack of medical staff and adequate beds for patients, many are forced to live on the streets waiting for their appointment. Through his CJ report, he wants the authorities to...
  • Video Volunteers: Medical negligence in Jharkhand and Odisha February 23, 2014

    Our partners video volunteers have shared these reports with us. Shot by their community correspondents in rural Jharkhand and Odisha, these reports expose the gross medical negligence faced by people at the hands of govt. employed medical staff. ...
  • CJ Show: Patients sleep on the streets outside AIIMS February 28, 2014

    CJ Suresh Paswan came to Delhi's AIIMS to treat his ailing son. Due to less intake capacity at the hospital, Suresh along with his family have been living on the street outside the hospital. He is one of the many such patients who travel from the far off places for...
  • CJ follow-up: No improvement in the condition of Alwar hospital February 23, 2014

    CJ Samar Gupta had filed a report exposing the lack of basic medical facilities in a government run hospital in his hometown of Alwar in Rajasthan. Two years later, Samar followed up on his story only to find that the condition has only become worse. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Health Special Show February 28, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show February 22, 2014

    This week, as elections near, CJ tackles one of the most urgent issues that should be on any aspiring politician's agenda: healthcare. ...
  • Press Release: Innovating for a Better Tomorrow, with Dr. Devi Shetty and GE Healthcare February 21, 2014

    New Delhi, 19 February, 2014: CNNIBN, in partnership with Infosys, is all set to bring to the fore exemplary innovations that have not only transformed the lives of millions of Indians but have also left indelible impressions globally. The exclusive nineepisode series 'Innovating for a Better Tomorrow' will showcase innovations...
  • Medical Superintendents of 13 Delhi government hospitals transferred February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to revamp the state's Healthcare system, Delhi government on Tuesday transferred medical superintendents of 13 hospitals run by it. Health Minister Satyendra Jain said, "The decision is majorly to revamp the entire Healthcare sector of the city. Many of the medical superintendents were holding the same post over...
  • Narayana Health: Providing worldclass treatment to the poor December 23, 2013

    Award: Good Company Narayana Health Age: 60 Why He Won: For setting up a 6,000bed multispecialty hospital chain across India that provides worldclass treatment based on a crosssubsidised model. His Trigger: Most Indians cannot afford tertiary and specialty health care. One of the biggest reasons for them falling below the poverty...
  • Delhi: Team of doctors helps those in need through mobile clinic November 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of doctors in Delhi headed by Reeta Devi have been making sure that those in need get medical care, with their mobile clinic. On a busy day, Reeta Devi and her team of doctors went to Sarai Khaleel in Old Delhi to offer free medical care...
  • Oracle helping to fix Obama's healthcare site November 3, 2013

    San Francisco: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says the business software maker is helping the Obama administration fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for governmentmandated health insurance. Ellison told shareholders at Oracle's annual meeting Thursday that the Redwood Shores, California company is pitching in with other government contractors in...
  • Watch: Solutions for India's healthcare sector October 14, 2013

    Siemens presents Answers for India's progress and takes a look at the technologies used by India's best brands in the healthcare sector. ...
  • Obama to cut short Asia trip as US shutdown continues for 2nd day October 2, 2013

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday scaled down a longplanned trip to Asia, as a US government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight to the funding row in Congress that triggered it. Obama is expected to leave on Saturday for summit meetings in Indonesia and Brunei. Malaysian media...
  • FTP: World Senior Citizens Day Special does our society ignore senior citizens? October 1, 2013

    On World Senior Citizens Day, we discuss the issues that confront the senior citizens like healthcare, loneliness and how they can continue to contribute towards the society. We are also discuss whether they are being neglected in the society. ...
  • US government shutdown: Read full statement of Barack Obama October 1, 2013

    Washington: For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown on Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. Read the full...
  • Barack Obama focuses on military as government shuts down October 1, 2013

    Washington: As much of the federal government grinds to a halt, President Barack Obama is telling the US military he'll push Congress to reopen the government as soon as possible. In his sole response early Tuesday to Congress' failure to avert the first shutdown in nearly two decades, Obama addressed his...
  • US government shuts down for the first time in 17 years, millions hit October 1, 2013

    Washington: For the first time in 17 years, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown on Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. As Congress gridlocked, Obama...
  • White House tells agencies government will shut down October 1, 2013

    Washington: The White House's budget office says it's notifying federal agencies that the government will shut down on Tuesday. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, said late Monday in a memorandum to agency heads that there was no indication Congress would approve a...
  • US government shutdown imminent despite House effort to break logjam October 1, 2013

    Washington: The US government was headed toward a shutdown over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms using a temporary spending bill even as efforts emerged to try to negotiate a deal. US House of Representatives Republicans, in a bid to break the logjam over the spending bill, are...
  • US: A million government workers, unions brace for shutdown October 1, 2013

    Washington: As many as a million government employees were making urgent plans on Monday for a possible midnight shutdown, with their unions urging Congress to strike a lastminute deal. To avoid sending hundreds of thousands of workers across the country home without pay, lawmakers must act within hours, but it was...
  • US government heads towards shutdown October 1, 2013

    The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. ...
  • US: Differences between House, Senate Bills October 1, 2013

    Washington: A comparison of rival House and Senate bills aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Tuesday: House Bill: *Funds federal agencies through December 15 at current spending levels. The rate equates to annual agency spending of $986 billion, and includes the impact of this year's sequester, or automatic spending cuts. *Delays for...
  • Deadlocked Congress takes US govt to brink of shutdown October 1, 2013

    Washington: The US Congress, still in partisan deadlock over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, was on the verge of shutting down most of the US government starting on Tuesday morning. With the law funding thousands of routine government activities set to expire at midnight, Republicans in the...
  • US Capitol building eerily quiet as federal government shutdown nears September 30, 2013

    Washington: With just a day to go before a midnight Monday deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown, the US Capitol building was eerily quiet on Sunday, with meeting rooms locked and no lawmakers to be found inside. Senate Democrats decided on Sunday not to take up a measure approved in...