Health Ministry

  • Watch: A call of action to fight dengue 03-11-2013 01:10 PM

    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 anti-diabetes drug Pioglitazone 19-07-2013 01:40 PM

    The Health Ministry is expected to decide on the fate of anti-diabetes 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 side-effects like gallbladder cancer. ...
  • New pictorial warnings for tobacco products 28-05-2011 05:54 PM

    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 02-12-2010 12:44 PM

    More than two lakh Indians require organ transplants every year but only ten percent manage to get them. ...
  • Reports expose rot in Dental Council 24-08-2010 09:36 PM

    The health ministry is deciding on disbanding the Dental Council after reports showed the council has been granting permission to sub-standard colleges. ...
  • Watch: What does new HIV vaccine mean for India? 25-09-2009 11:28 PM

    Experts say the vaccine cuts the risk of infection by 30 per cent. ...
  • Sixteen cases of swine flu in India and counting 13-06-2009 03:49 AM

    Here's a look at how the country's preparations are shaping up. ...
  • Watch: Why India shouldn't worry about swine flu 04-05-2009 04:29 PM

    The Indian Health Ministry is on a high alert as the flu has spread worldwide. ...
  • India on high alert as swine flu spreads worldwide 30-04-2009 03:08 AM

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