Medicare

  • Right to medicare should be a fundamental right: Omar Abdullah 21-12-2013 11:50 PM

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that the right to medicare should be recognized as a fundamental right so that people are legally empowered to seek the best available medical treatment free of cost. "While the UPA-II government has enacted pathbreaking and historic laws for...
  • Bastar residents caught in Naxals-government crossfire, live in fear 05-11-2013 10:01 AM

    As Chhattisgarh prepares to go to polls on November 11 and 19, electricity, medicare, education are just words in Bastar. The locals caught in the crossfire between Naxals and the government forces continue to live in fear. In May 2013 at Jiram Ghati, Naxals brutally attacked on Congress leaders and...
  • US healthcare fraud: Indian-origin woman jailed 11-12-2012 11:28 AM

    New York: An Indian-origin woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay a penalty of over $14 million on charges of healthcare fraud. Meera Sachdeva, 50, of Mississippi was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on charges...
  • When it comes to gender gap, men play crucial role 25-11-2012 11:04 AM

    Washington: Sorry, fellas, but President Barack Obama's re-election makes it official: Women can overrule men at the ballot box. For the first time in research dating to 1952, a presidential candidate whom men chose decisively - Republican Mitt Romney - lost. More women voted for the other guy. It's surprising...
  • Older voters prefer Romney on healthcare: poll 03-11-2012 05:29 PM

    New York: As early voting proceeds across the country ahead of Tuesday's presidential election, voters over 50 continue to be more likely than most to prefer Republican challenger Mitt Romney to President Barack Obama and to favor Romney's position on two issues that directly affect the elderly: healthcare and Medicare....
  • US-based doc awarded Rs 1.73 cr for wife's death 21-10-2011 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: Awarding a record compensation in a medical negligence case, the country apex consumer panel has directed that a US-based Indian origin doctor be paid Rs 1.73 crore for the death of his wife who had undergone treatment at a prominent hospital in Kolkata in 1998. The National Consumer...
  • NRI doc to pay $ 5.7 mn in false claim case 01-07-2011 07:17 AM

    Boston: An Indian-American physician will pay more than $5 million to the US government to settle allegations that he submitted false claims to health-care programmes. Rakesh Nathu, a Las Vegas physician, has agreed to pay pay 5.7 million dollars plus interest as settlement, the Justice Department has announced. The government...
  • Medicare awards given out to honour work in healthcare 22-04-2008 04:03 AM

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants fast-improving teams like Afghanistan to play more international matches against Test-playing nations to be better able to gauge their progress. Having been awarded one-day international status in 2009, Afghanistan will play their first ODI against a Test-playing country on Friday when it takes on Pakistan....