Lucknow: Feb 17, 2010
As many as 1,039 people have died of AIDS in Uttar Pradesh in the past one year, Health Minister Anant Kumar Singh informed the State Assembly on Tuesday. He said in a written reply that though there is no separate scheme under State Government consideration for AIDS-afflicted persons, it has adopted the Centre’s programmes to control the disease.
Dhaka: Feb 14, 2010
Indian Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has deplored gender discrimination in healthcare programmes pursued by South Asian nations, saying it leads to malnutrition and chronic diseases among women and children. "Negligence of women's health puts huge impact on children even when they grow up," he said while participating in a dialogue entitled "Indo-Bangladesh Dialogue on Health and Education: Learning from Neighbours" here Saturday. "It leads to high rate of maternal mortality and malnutrition, among women and children," he added.
Bhubaneshwar: Feb 14, 2010
Even as the government projects failed to arrest both infant mortality and maternal mortality rates in the State, Concern Worldwide, a non- governmental, international and humanitarian organisation here on Saturday launched an innovative project titled ‘Give light to their lives with your idea’ to understand the problem. As part of the campaign, Concern Worldwide announced an open competition -- ‘Call for Ideas’ -- to invite people across Orissa to contribute bold ideas for overcoming major maternal and child health challenges that result in unnecessary deaths every year.
New Delhi: Feb 13, 2010
In an effort to decongest major hospitals in the city, Delhi government will soon set up primary health centres to offer treatment for common ailments. Health Minister Kiran Walia, speaking after inaugurating two such centres in north-west Delhi, said more such facilities will be set up soon to augment the health infrastructure in the city.
Funds fail to draw docs to villages: Despite 42,000cr Kept Aside For Rural Medical Care, Rs 10,000cr Lying Unspent
New Delhi: Feb 12, 2010
A look at the progress of a crucial program of the government, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), indicates that money can’t buy everything. One of the biggest bottlenecks facing policy-makers is that of medical personnel. Recently released data by the ministry of health and family welfare shows a shocking shortfall of doctors, nurses, health assistants, radiographers, pharmacists and other personnel in the rural health delivery structure. This is despite over 82,000 new personnel being appointed under NRHM in the past four years and many villages getting to see a doctor for the first time.
Hyderabad: Feb 11, 2010
In a bid to improve the quality of medical services at all levels, the government has made it compulsory for the doctors to serve in State-run hospitals for one year after completion of their post-graduate degree and diploma courses. Accordingly, doctors who complete PG diploma and degree in 2012 and 2013 from Government and private medical colleges would have to sign a bond and join Government hospitals as senior residents. In case of violation, a penalty of Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh would be imposed. These post graduate doctors would be posted to Community Health Centres, Area hospitals and District hospitals on the basis of merit through counselling, he said. Doctors in non-clinical specialities would be posted in teaching hospitals.
Ranchi: Feb 08, 2010
Join in the birth control initiatives and get awarded! This is going to be the new mantra of the Government of Jharkhand to put a check over the growing population and infant mortality. In its bid to encourage young couples to adopt population control measures, the Jharkhand will soon tie up with the National Population Stabilisation Fund, widely known as Janshakhya Sthirata Kosh (JSK) to launch its three schemes—Prerna, Santushti and Chiranjeevi—on a public private partnership(PPP) mode. The schemes envisage cash awards upto Rs 19,000 to individuals, whereas institutional initiatives could fetch more than Rs 1.5 lakh.
New Delhi: Feb 08, 2010
The bivalent polio vaccine campaign was on Sunday launched in two states — Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Children below five years of age were administered the vaccine, capable of simultaneously controlling two strains— P1 and P3—of the polio virus. The Central government has procured 42 million bivalent polio vaccines under the new immunisation campaign, according to a senior Health Ministry official. The bivalent polio vaccine was launched in India on January 9 under the new round of the national polio immunisation campaign. Bihar was the first state to administer the vaccine. Delhi last year reported four polio cases — three P1 and one P3.
New Delhi: Feb 07, 2010
The Medical Council of India claims that there is a broad consensus on its proposal to create a dedicated cadre of rural health care workers. The proposal, which the MCI mooted in consultation with the Health and Family Welfare Ministry, was approved at the end of the two-day workshop of stakeholders. But with a change in the nomenclature of the degree, from Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery to Bachelor of Rural Health Care (BRHC). Mr. Desai said the plan was to start 300 schools to run this course, and preference would be given to districts which did not have medical colleges.
New Delhi: Feb 05, 2010
In a new initiative in the field of providing access to good health care facilities to common people across the country, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development of healthcare infrastructure along the railway network of the country. According to MoU, the Two Ministries will collaborate to develop healthcare facilities both for allopathic and Indian Systems of Medicine viz diagnostic centres, out-patient centres, inpatient medical treatment centres, super specialty hospitals, medical colleges and nursing colleges.
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