Keyword : Health Ministry

Why Chaturvedi’s shift to AAP govt won’t be easy

What can be seen as Delhi’s new government’s first major step in ensuring a corruption-free system , the name of the whistleblower officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi  has been proposed for

Health ministry gives selective truth in AIIMS case affidavit

Ministry of health’s affidavit in Delhi high court in response to a public interest litigation (PIL)  of Center for Public interest litigation (CPIL) is a piece of document that hides mo

Landmark resolutions at WHA but old problems persist

The World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded its 68th session in Geneva on May 26 with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda, the president for this year’s assembly, saying &lsqu

India sets up experts group to monitor spread of Zika virus, WHO calls for emergency meeting

The government has constituted a technical group to monitor the situation arising out of spread of Zika virus and measures to be taken by the authorities. This step came after health minister J P N

Governance Now journalist wins TB reporting award

Special correspondent Sonal Matharu’s incisive reportage on how tuberculosis and silicosis are silently killing people in a Jharkhand village (

Of course, allow right to die for the terminally ill

On February 16 last year, my father went for a routine medical check-up as he was not keeping well. The doctor said he needed to be hospitalised. That evening our life began to fall apart.

In search of affordable medicines for the poor

A high-level panel hosted by India as part of the BRICS group of countries discussed the issues of trade deals that inhibit access to medicines and also limit policy space for governments to legisl

3% of medicines are of poor quality: Survey

 More than three percent of medicines in India are ‘Not of Standard Quality’ (NSQ) and 0.0245 percent spurious, reveals a survey report on drugs quality by the ministry of health.&

“How can an insurance firm promote death?”

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, a head and neck cancer surgeon at the Tata Memorial hospital in Mumbai, is a leading anti-tobacco activist. He joined hands with Sumitra Hooda Pednekar and others to file

Tobacco users reduced by 81 lakhs: Nadda

 Tobacco users have gone down by 81 lakhs and youth consuming tobacco has also seen a marked decrease, said union health minister JP Nadda at the National Consultation on Accelerating Implemen

“Anti-tobacco campaign can’t hurt the nation”

Amid media reports of adverse comments by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on “adverse economic impact” of the anti-tobacco campaign, Dr Kailash Sharma, director (Academics) of Tata Memoria

“Anti-tobacco campaign can’t hurt the nation”

Amid media reports of adverse comments by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on “adverse economic impact” of the anti-tobacco campaign, Dr Kailash Sharma, director (Academics) of Tata Memoria

Implement ban on gutka, pan masala: FSSAI

 Food Safety Standards  Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought implementation of the ban on manufacture, sale and distribution of gutka and pan masala with tobacco and nicotine.

NHRC notice to Punjab over serious diseases in Malwa

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the chief secretary of Punjab and the secretary of union ministry of health for a detailed report within six weeks on the situation

Rare diseases and not-so-rare bureaucratic delays

Ashan was all of only 21 months when he lost his battle to a rare genetic disorder on November 18. During his last days at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital in the capital, his distraught



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