Guwahati: 31st January 2012
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday launched an Assam government scheme entitling all pregnant women to free delivery — including caesarean section —in public health institutions. The "Janani Sishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK)" also provides for free transport from home to institution, between facilities in case of a referral and a drop back home.
Chennai: 30th January 2012
The next time you drape a sari, you might want to re-tie that petticoat knot. According to an article in the November issue of the Journal of the Indian Medical Association, doctors at Grant Medical College in Mumbai have reported cases of what they are referring to as sari cancer.
Mumbai: 29th January 2012
An MBBS doctor can neither treat nor dispense medicines to a cancer patient, director of medical education P H Shringare and director of public health Suresh Gupta have told Aurangabad information commissioner D B Deshpande. TOI had reported on December 27 that, following an RTI appeal, the commissioner had summoned Shringare and Gupta on the issue.
Chennai: 29th January 2012
With the results of the Behavioural Surveillance Survey (BSS) Wave XIII showing overall progress in terms of awareness on HIV/AIDS, the concerns that have to be addressed include eradicating misconceptions, and increasing condom usage among regular partners. Presenting a set of recommendations at a function to disseminate the results of the BSS, conducted by AIDS Prevention and Control Project (APAC), VHS, it was stressed that utilisation of counselling services needs to be strengthened.
Patna: 27th January 2012
The Bihar government will launch a three-month-long health drive from Saturday to treat some 10 million poor people. Officials hope to reach out to the poorest of the poor in the rural parts. "The 'Swasthya Chetna Yatra' will end on April 30," Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey said here. Choubey said doctors would go to rural areas which normally lack health facilities, reports IANS. "At the health camps, specialised doctors, yoga trainers and Ayurvedic and Unani experts would be involved," he said.
New Delhi: 26th January 2012
Even as the Capital observed the Girl Child Day, Delhi Police on Wednesday disclosed that two female foetuses were found in Connaught Place over the last two days. Police said both the foetuses were wrapped in cloth and were found in dustbins. One of them had a tag of government-run Kalawati Saran Hospital, and investigation revealed that the address of parents provided to the hospital was fake.
Social mobilisation is going to be an important factor in how the country will be able to leverage developments in the health care sector, Binayak Sen, social activist, has said. Health care in India is on the brink of several key developments and social mobilisation will indicate how we are able to take this forward. The High Level Expert Group on Universalisation of Healthcare has suggested that the government raise the percentage of GDP spent on health from 1.1 per cent to 2.5 per cent, a substantial increase in funding.
Chennai: 26th January 2012
The Voluntary Health Services (VHS) on Wednesday launched agreements to provide differently abled sections, especially children, access to multi-disciplinary care at its hospital complex in Taramani. Around 2,000 disabled persons under the folds of the Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu and The Tamil Nadu Handicapped Federations' Trust have been enrolled as members in The Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Medical Aid Plan, one of the earliest forms of health insurance extended in these parts.
New Delhi: 25th January 2012
The Delhi Government will work in the direction of zero tolerance to female foeticide and provide all opportunities to the girl child so that there is no ground to discriminate between a daughter and son, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Tuesday addressing a State level function on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
For the first time on Monday night, Surender managed to take his mind off two things that had been tormenting him for the last few days. The first being his father’s critical condition, and the other was the excruciating cold that the 14-year-old was braving ever since he brought his father to AIIMS Trauma Center. With a severe head injury, Surender’s father has been admitted at AIIMS since last week. Resident of Jind, Haryana, Surender has been resting at the night shelter, erected by the Border Security Force (BSF) since Monday.
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