Rural Health

  • ACB books 16 medical department officials for fraud in Bundi March 29, 2014

    The ACB has booked 16 officials of Bundi district's Medical and Health department for embezzlement of over Rs 22 lakhs from National Rural Health Mission and Pulse Polio Control Programme funds. The 16 officials, including Chief Medical and Health Officer of the medical department, were booked on Friday following the verification...
  • CBI court defers hearing in five NRHM cases till February 21 February 8, 2014

    Hearing in five cases related to the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission scam could not be taken up in CBI court on Friday. The court deferred hearing in all five cases as no judge was appointed to hear the cases. Hearing in four cases will be held on February 24, while the...
  • Records related to NRHM scam missing from Muzaffarnagar: CBI September 5, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: The Central Bureau of Investigation has lodged an FIR complaining that some records related to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam here have gone missing. The CBI has found that some records related to the purchase of medicine in the district hospital between 2008 and 2011 are missing, Chief...
  • Read PM's address to the nation on India's 67th Independence Day August 15, 2013

    My dear fellow citizens, Brothers, sisters and dear children, I greet you all on this Independence Day. Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two...
  • News briefs: Indore-Yashwantpur Express to run regularly from Aug 4 August 1, 2013

    ~~nbsp; The Indore-Yashwantpur Express (Puja Special) will ply regularly from August 4. Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will flag off the train. The train's services were extended five times since its launch in October 2012. Indore: Illegal colonies to be registered after court order Following the Apex Court’s stay order on the Gwalior High...
  • WB: Around 100 women dumped in open field after sterilisation February 10, 2013

    Malda: In a shocking case, most of the 100 women in a semi-conscious state, who underwent ligation procedure at a sterilisation camp at a rural health centre in Malda district, were abandoned in an open field adjacent to the facility. The ligation procedure was carried out in the Manickchak Rural Health...
  • UP govt cracks whip, freezes jobs under NRHM scheme October 14, 2012

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has cracked the whip in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), freezing the appointments of over 15,000 health personnel, including doctors, under the scheme. Health Minister Ahmad Hasan froze the appointments following complaints of anomalies in appointments and allegations of irregularities against Chief Medical Officers...
  • UP CM summons CMO who was 'abducted', orders probe October 11, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday summoned the 'abducted' Chief Medical Officer of Gonda, SP Singh. Singh was allegedly kidnapped by Minister of State for Revenue and Rehabilitation Vinod Singh and roughed up by his goons for not including the name of his friends in the list...
  • UP: Probe ordered into 'abduction' of Gonda CMO October 11, 2012

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a high-level inquiry into the alleged abduction of the chief medical officer (CMO) of Gonda SP Singh by Minister of State for Revenue and Rehabilitation. "A two-member committee led by Additional Director Health has been set up to look into the matter and...
  • Kerala: New version of 'family doctor' on the cards September 18, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government is looking at replicating the rural primary health care centres in urban areas through a collaboration with private players. The idea mooted by Health Department at the recently concluded ‘Emerging Kerala’ meet received good response from private players, including foreign, who are already present in the...
  • NRHM scam: CBI files new cases, conducts raids August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday registered new cases in the National Rural Health Mission scam (NRHM) scam of Uttar Pradesh. The FIRs are based on the following allegations - irregularity of Rs 2.4 crore in purchase of medicines, misappropriation of Rs 12.5 lakhs meant for district hospitals, fraudulent receipts...
  • 'Kushwaha wanted to put bribe money into college' August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam accused Babu Singh Kushwaha was apparently planning to invest the alleged bribe money received by him into an engineering college and had set up two trusts for the purpose, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sources have claimed. Kushwaha, who is in judicial...
  • NRHM scam: Lucknow court flays CBI's oral report August 23, 2012

    Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday faced flak from the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court after it submitted an oral report in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. Rejecting its report, the court directed the investigative agency to file a written status report within 24...
  • Nurse Udasi Sahu makes NRHM a success in Odisha June 5, 2012

    Keonjhar: While the National Rural Health Mission is under scrutiny in Uttar Pradesh, Odisha seems to have a success story. Udasi Sahu, 43, in Keonjhar district is helping provide healthcare to a population of 5,000. For Guramani Mahanta, Udasi Sahu is no less than a saviour. The 27-year-old mother-to-be was...
  • NRHM scam: CBI to file chargesheet in CMOs murder May 29, 2012

    Lucknow: The Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) is likely to file a chargesheet in connection with the murders of former Chief Medical Officers VK Arya and BP Singh on Tuesday accusing two shooters and the person who hired them of murder and criminal conspiracy. The investigative agency in its first...
  • CBI files second chargesheet in NRHM scam case April 4, 2012

    Ghaziabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed the second chargesheet in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. According to the investigating agency, former senior Uttar Pradesh official S P Ram violated tendering rules to procure medical kits. Three others were named in the second chargesheet...
  • Health outlay to be increased to 2.5 pc of GDP February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: As directed by the Prime Minister a meeting was held in PMO on Government's priorities in Health sector, particularly over the next 5 years. The meeting specifically focused on implementation of recommendations of the National Commission for Macroeconomics & Health (NCMH) and the High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on...
  • NRHM scam: CBI conducts fresh raids in UP February 25, 2012

    Lucknow: The CBI on Saturday conducted fresh raids at 23 places across the state of Uttar Pradesh in connection with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam. The Raids are being conducted in cities including Lucknow, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Jhansi, Meerut. The CBI sources have said that the residences of...
  • Amarjeet Sinha: Regulation is not a bad word January 21, 2011

    Amarjeet Sinha Designation: Outgoing joint secretary, ministry of health and family welfare Career Path: Played a key role in Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and National Rural Health Mission. Education: BA History-honours, Delhi University Interests: Reading, meditation, music, walking, jogging, travelling across India. Has visited 570 out of 643 districts to understand social development You have...
  • 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? ...
  • India weakening: Most women and kids anaemic October 13, 2007

    The latest National Family Health Survey has shown that most Indians have anaemia. The survey's findings reveal that over 55 per cent women and about 24 per cent Indian men are anaemic, but unfortunately, few are aware of the same. Reena, a 31-year-old mother of two has been hospitalised since some...