Health Ministry

  • Government dubs 2-finger test on rape victims unscientific, bans it 04-03-2014 04:39 PM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims 04-03-2014 11:42 AM

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along...
  • Desiraju transferred: Health ex-secretaries, bureaucrats allege foul play 26-02-2014 09:47 AM

    New Delhi: Nearly two weeks after the Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was transferred to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, former health secretaries and bureaucrats have written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleging foul play. The letter said, "Since we are at a loss to understand the reasons...
  • DCI member colludes with ex-college head to get it derecognised 25-02-2014 08:17 AM

    Coimbatore: A year after the former chairman of Tamil Nadu Dental Council Dr Gunaseelan was caught accepting bribes from dental colleges for increasing the number of seats, all is not well with the top medical body of India. The trail of shame still continues. CNN-IBN has accessed a report of...
  • 39 medical colleges to be upgraded by health ministry 26-08-2013 05:45 PM

    Thirty-nine medical colleges in the country have been identified by the Union Health Ministry for an upgrade this year under Phase III of the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY). The upgrade process would see super speciality blocks with state-of-the-art facilities and high-end equipment being set up at these colleges,...
  • Govt likely to seek review of SC order on NEET 31-07-2013 08:08 PM

    New Delhi: Government is likely to seek a review of the Supreme Court judgement scrapping the common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and post-graduate courses in medical and dental colleges with the Law Ministry endorsing a proposal in this regard. Unhappy with the judgement, the Health Ministry had proposed to...
  • India faces shortage of TB drugs, says MSF 25-06-2013 02:54 PM

    Mumbai: According to the reports by Medecins San Frontiers (MSF), India has been facing an acute shortage of life-saving Tuberculosis drugs for children and those with multi-drug resistant TB. The Health Ministry has seemed to be in complete denial of it. Under the National TB Programme, the Centre is responsible...
  • Government to bring bill to regulate medical equipment industry 21-06-2013 02:06 AM

    New Delhi: The government will soon bring a bill for regulating the medical equipment industry, separating it from drug manufacturing, an health ministry official said on Thursday. The new bill will replace the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2007 which is pending in Parliament. "Regulation of medical devices industry has...
  • Govt to disclose expenditure incurred on Vajpayee's treatment 09-06-2013 09:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Health Ministry to make public expenses incurred on the treatment of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee within 15 days. While hearing a petition of an RTI applicant who sought details of funds spent on treatment of the 88-year-old ailing BJP...
  • Govt approves reconstitution of MCI following controversies 23-05-2013 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday approved the reconstitution of Medical Council of India (MCI) with former Director General Health Services RK Srivastava replacing KK Talwar as Chairman of the Council's Board of Governors. "The formal notification in respect of the MCI reconstitution would be issued tomorrow by the Health...
  • Collaborate to achieve holistic health, Walia to doctors 21-04-2013 04:54 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi Health and Family Minister AK Walia on Saturday called upon medical professionals to work in close association with one another as well as with environmental specialists to achieve the goal of holistic health. "The health ministry is looking for such collaborations as centre point of all health...
  • J&K infants deaths: Four suspended 18-12-2012 08:40 AM

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  • I&B stays no-smoking rules by Health Ministry 08-12-2011 09:49 AM

    New Delhi: The new regulations on onscreen smoking that were handed out ambitiously by the the Health Ministry have been stalled as the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) has given in to the plea of the film makers, asking for their creative rights. The I&B Ministry has stayed the no...
  • Antibiotic Policy put on hold indefinitely 14-10-2011 09:47 AM

    Mumbai: The Union Health Ministry has shelved for an indefinite period the much-awaited National Antibiotic Policy which would clamp down on the over-the-counter sale of antibiotics. After sitting on the proposed National Antibiotic Policy for more than an year, the Health Ministry has now decided to put it on hold...
  • MCI Secretary's appointment under clout 09-09-2011 06:43 PM

    New Delhi: It's been a year since the Medical Council of India (MCI) was dissolved and its president Ketan Desai arrested. But it seems the rot in the MCI has yet to be cleaned out. A case in point is Dr Sangeeta Sharma, the senior most officer in the MCI....
  • Govt starts campaign against beedi smoking 01-08-2011 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Under flak for watering down pictorial warnings on tobacco products, and for coming under pressure from the tobacco lobby, for the first time the government is focusing on beedi smokers. It has planned a new ad campaign to start from Monday and wants to set up 5 labs...
  • Homosexuality is unnatural: Ghulam Nabi Azad 05-07-2011 07:11 AM

    New Delhi: Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday sparked off a debate by saying that homosexuality is 'unnatural' and a 'disease'. Speaking at an AIDS conference in New Delhi, Azad said that gay sex is unnatural and leads to more AIDS cases. He added that the phenomenon has been...
  • Govt to conduct own study on Delhi superbug 12-04-2011 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: After denying the existence of NDM-1 superbug in water in Delhi, ever since it was first mentioned in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, the government authorities have finally decided to conduct their own studies. The National Centre for Disease Control has planned to conduct a study on the...
  • Cabinet to decide on tobacco industry request 03-12-2010 03:24 PM

    New Delhi: Union cabinet is likely to take a decision on a request from the tobacco industry to increase the duration of display of a set of pictorial warning in cigarette and other tobacco products. The Union Health Ministry approached the Cabinet for a direction in this regard to seek...
  • Dengue brings new worries to CWG organisers 31-08-2010 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: A month before the Commonwealth Games, the capital seems to be facing a losing battle against dengue, with the total number of cases standing at 6279. The dengue scare has spread so much that sources told CNN-IBN that the family members of the athletes are unwilling to come...
  • President gives nod to MCI ordinance 16-05-2010 12:06 AM

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