Health Care

  • Vaishno Devi shrine board to partner with Bangalore based health care service provider Yesterday

    Srinagar: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB) is planning to rope in services of Bangalore based health care service provider for its upcoming medical facility for rendering quality health care services to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "The Board had decided to explore the possibility of Shri Mata Vaishno...
  • Mobile diagnostic lab for cattle launched in Rajasthan February 24, 2014

    Rajasthan on Monday launched mobile Diagnostic Laboratories for cattle for each division of the state. Flagging off a mobile lab in Jaipur, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Lal Saini said these mobile units/vans would be deployed in Jaipur, Bharatpur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Kota, and Udaipur's regional health care facilities. The...
  • Republicans consider short-term US debt ceiling increase October 10, 2013

    US House of Representatives Republicans are considering signing on to a short-term increase in the government's borrowing authority to buy time for negotiations on broader policy measures, according to a Republican leadership aide. How long the increase might suffice - a few weeks or a few months - was unclear. But...
  • World View: Will US shutdown affect India? October 4, 2013

    US President Barack Obama and Congressional Republicans came no closer to ending a standoff on Tuesday that has forced the first government shutdown in 17 years and thrown hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work. ...
  • US: Health insurance markets open; success to be seen October 1, 2013

    Millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time on Tuesday on the insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care reforms, entering a world that is supposed to simplify the mysteries of health coverage but could end up making it even...
  • US: GOP demands lawmakers pay more for health care October 1, 2013

    Washington: About 18,000 people - including members of Congress, all their aides, presidential appointees and even the president and vice president - would lose the employer-provided health insurance under the latest Republican condition for averting a government shutdown. The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected the measure on Monday night, an hour after...
  • Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down October 1, 2013

    From New York's Liberty Island to Alaska's Denali National Park, the US government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all but the most critical government services for the first time in nearly two decades. A midnight deadline to avert a...
  • US: Shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy, says Barack Obama October 1, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans on Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass a short-term spending measure to keep agencies operating would "throw a wrench into the gears" of a recovering economy. Late Monday, Obama called Republican and Democratic congressional leaders...
  • US: What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown October 1, 2013

    Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo. Those are among the immediate effects if...
  • House Republicans push US government closer to a shutdown September 29, 2013

    Washington: House Republicans on Saturday pushed the government to the edge of a partial shutdown next week, insisting that President Barack Obama's signature health care law be delayed a year in defiance of the White House and Democratic-controlled Senate. The House Republicans rejected a Senate bill passed on Friday that would keep...
  • New mental health care bill to decriminalise suicide August 21, 2013

    The new mental health care bill, which seeks to decriminalise suicide and makes access to affordable mental health care a right for all, was introduced in Rajya Sabha this week. For the first time in the history of criminal law reform in the country, Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 seeks to...
  • Will ensure medical insurance for all if voted to power: BJP August 9, 2013

    Stressing on the need to strengthen social security system in the country, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Thursday said he will ensure medical insurance for all if his party is voted to power. "Health services are becoming costlier and people living in villages and huts can't afford it due to...
  • Maharashtra admits to large scale child malnutrition deaths August 6, 2013

    Maharashtra's Minister for Tribal Development Madhukar Pichad admitted in Thane on Monday that large scale malnutrition deaths occurred in Thane district of Maharashtra due to non-availability of proper medical infrastructure and health care facilities. Pichad said this while visiting the predominantly tribal Jawhar and Mokhada talukas of Thane district on...
  • Nurses pivotal to health care system: Pranab Mukherjee May 13, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said nursing has evolved into a modern medical profession and nurses have become an indispensable part of the country's health care system. "Nurses form a large part of the health workforce and are the backbone of the health care system. They are pivotal in...
  • Unequal distribution of health benefits in country: Azad March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: India has made substantial progress in building health infrastructure but the progress achieved has not been uniform across the country, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday. Speaking at a ceremony at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi, Azad said: "While it is acknowledged that that...
  • The Week Health Summit discusses the next phase of health care January 6, 2013

    Watch the panel discuss the next phase of health care. ...
  • FTN: Does the new Bill safeguard the rights of the mentally ill? October 18, 2012

    According to the World Health Organisation, an estimated 130 million Indians are in need of mental health services and 10 per cent adults in India have mental health disorders. ...
  • Activists question new mental health bill to be proposed November 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A new mental health bill will soon be presented to the Cabinet for approval. But activists say the bill is only an eyewash. India has the highest suicide rates in the world, said a Lancet study. 10 per cent adult Indians have mental health disorders, according to the...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Aamir targets corrupt doctors May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With medical students as audience members, fourth episode of Aamir Khan’s television show 'Satyamev Jayate' focused on health care services in our country. Aamir’s guests on the show included doctors, victims and families who lost their loved ones due to negligence of doctors. The...
  • Indian American physician convicted of fraud March 15, 2012

    Washington: An Indian American physician in Chicago has been convicted of a health care fraud by a federal grand jury, the US Justice Department said. Dr Jaswinder Rai Chhibber, 43, faces a maximum penalty of 70 years of imprisonment, and a fine of $2,250,000 for being found guilty of five...
  • Pranab may roll back service tax on healthcare March 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Service tax on healthcare, introduced in the Union Budget 2011-12, is likely to be rolled back. Finance Ministry sources have told Network18 that the five per cent tax is likely to go. The rollback could be announced by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on March 22, during his reply...
  • Will the govt axe service tax on health care? March 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's Budget may have invited criticism from the Opposition on several counts but here's one tax that is being called a misery pill by doctors. His proposal to levy 5 per cent service tax on health care has doctors seeing red. They are questioning the logic...
  • H1-B gets costly as Obama signs 9/11 bill January 3, 2011

    Washington: Ignoring India's concerns and veiled warning that it would drag the US to the World Trade Organisation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that would provide free health care to the first responders of the twin-tower terrorist attack in New York in September 2001. Obama took...
  • Home monitoring devices may ease world health burden December 8, 2010

    Chicago: Many people believe devices that allow doctors to monitor patients' vital signs in their homes offer a potential way to save health costs and allow older people to stay out of nursing homes. The trick is proving it, according to a RAND Corp survey commissioned by home medical equipment maker...
  • No data to monitor health care programmes in India September 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Thousands of cases of medical negligence are alleged every year, many more go unreported. The Government spends crores on its unsuccessful universal immunisation programme annually. Sadly, the Union Health Ministry doesn't even have a database to rely upon. ...
  • IBNLiving: How does the health budget impact you? July 9, 2009

    The Union Budget looks to pump in more money in rural health care and even cuts the custom duty on several life saving drugs - so how does that impact your life? ...
  • No health care plans in political parties' agenda April 27, 2009

    Now with elections underway, the question we are asking here at IBNLiving is - where does health care feature on the agendas of the various political parties? If the examples of the last two governments are taken into account, health care in India remains the last priority. We take a...
  • KMC questions ethics of healthcare advertisements March 3, 2008

    Bangalore: Hospital advertisements have started a whole new debate and several Hospitals in Bangalore have been slammed for hoardings that promise the best in healthcare. The hoardings and advertisements promising the best of healthcare have put Wockhardt Hospitals in a spot. The Karnataka Medical Council says the advertisements are...
  • Govt plans new laws to curb rent-a-womb rackets November 5, 2007

    New Delhi: India has become the new hire-a-womb destination for clients from all over the world. There are no proper laws to regulate it and that’s why the Government is now preparing its first legislation on surrogate motherhood. Pushpa, a surrogate mother in Anand district, Gujarat, is part of this...
  • Life insurance eyeing health care June 30, 2007

    New Delhi: Health insurance is a young sector which is predominately dominated by the public sector general insurance companies. It is also one of the fastest growing businesses for them. As on March 31, 2007 these companies accounted for nearly 63 per cent of the health business and the segment grew...