Health

By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Sep 14th, 2015
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Increasing number of cancer-related death in India has prompted World Health Organisation (WHO) to ask the country to prioritize cancer prevention and control programmes. According to latest estimates, cancer-related deaths in India have increased by almost 60% between 1990 and 2013, whereas the new cases of the disease almost doubled during this period. WHO also passe...
By Ritika Bisht
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Sep 1st, 2015
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In a recent report published by FICCI-KPMG, titled ‘Healthcare: The Neglected GDP Driver’, India’s healthcare sector is expected to be USD 280 billion in size by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent. However, the report added that the sector is in “dire need” of right policy framework and infrastructure push. With ...
By Ritika Bisht
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Aug 25th, 2015
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India has entered the select club of countries that now manufactures raw material for generating nano-crystal based medicines after NIPER (National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Mohali) got an Indian patent for the technology. The US and Ireland are the only other countries where the technology is available. NIPER has now applied for the US and th...
By Ritika Bisht
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Aug 13th, 2015
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Government is set to roll out a preventive programme in six districts to spread awareness about the disease. “We have chosen six districts starting from Darjeeling to Gaya in Bihar, Kheri-UP, Bhilwara-Rajasthan, Krishna-Andhra Pradesh and Sunder Nagar-Gujrat. Around 200 doctors will be posted in each district. They are currently undergoing training and the progra...
By Praveen Raman
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Aug 12th, 2015
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Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi Tuesday inaugurated a regional geriatric centre at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), comprising a 30-bed ward, semi-intensive care units, an outpatient department, a library and a recreation area for patients. Health and family welfare minister Nazrul Islam was present on the occasion along with other senior officials of the ...
By GovernanceToday
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Aug 5th, 2015
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In what may be called a good news for the controversy-ridden Nestle India, FSSAI-approved laboratory of Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) has found Maggi noodles to be in compliance with the country’s food safety standards.CFTRI had tested five samples sent by Goa Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when Maggi was banned in June in the wake of findin...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 8th, 2015
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The Delhi High Court has issued a notice against the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on a petition of Indian Optometry Federationagainst the illegal release of money for deployment of untrained and unqualified manpower in various vision centres established under NPCB program on ‘control of blindness. The IOF petition alleges that the government is releasing funds...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 31st, 2015
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The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that as a matter of principle and as an essential dictum, it is mandatory for every pregnant woman to undergo a Blood Sugar test as soon as she comes to know...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 30th, 2015
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A recent report by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases revealed that infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, infectious diseases are a continuing danger. Even though some diseases have been effectively controlled with the help of modern technology, ther...
By GovernanceToday
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Mar 18th, 2015
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Practice of Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Homoeopathy by practitioners concerned is governed by Indian Medicine Central Council (IMCC) Act. 1970 and Homoeopathic Central Council (HCC) Act, 1973 respectively and the Regulations made there under from time to time. The provisions of regulation 11 of Practitioners of Indian Medicines (Standards of Professional Conduct, Etiqu...