Bodi: 9th August 2013
The residents of Jangalpatti, Narayanapuram, Dharampuri and Thummalagundu need not travel 10 to 15 km to get medical treatment any more as they got a Primary Health Centre (PHC) on their doorstep on Thursday. Earlier, they had to go either to the PHC at Veerapandi, 10 km away from Jangalpatti, or to the Theni Government Medical College Hospital near Gandamanur pass, 20 km away.
Theni: 9th August 2013
Over 110 primary health centres will be established in the state this fiscal to take health care to the doorstep of more rural people, said Health Minister K.C. Veeramani. Inaugurating additional infrastructure facilities at Theni Government Medical College and Hospital near Andipatti on Thursday, he said Rs.35 lakhs will be sanctioned for constructing own building for each PHC. Health care and education were the yardsticks for measuring development of the state. Tamil Nadu was the only state that has highest number of government medical colleges in the country.
Thiruvananthapuram: 8th August 2013
The government has decided to give accreditation to 12 private hospitals for providing free dialysis to patients who are eligible for financial assistance under the Karunya scheme, Finance Minister K.M. Mani has said. A meeting of the State council of the Karunya Benevolent Fund held here on Wednesday decided to provide financial assistance to 3,797 patients who had sought assistance for treatment of cancer, heart diseases, renal diseases, brain and liver-related diseases and haemophilia. With this, 18,692 patients would get the assistance under the Karunya Benevolent Fund.
Ranchi: 7th August 2013
When it came into existence in 2000, Jharkhand had promised several benefits to its tribal population. But welfare of the tribals, especially on the healthcare front, has not been up to the mark. Data collected from various central government studies reveal that the tribals suffer from anaemia, malnourishment, do not get the benefits of institutional delivery and lack in proper care for other health related issues. The condition of the tribal population in Jharkhand is bad compared to the non-tribal population in the state and also ranks very low among the tribals in India.
Sri Lanka: 7th August 2013
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena with the National Policy of Maternal and Child Health. Health Ministry Secretary Dr. Nihal Jayatilleke and Family Health Bureau Director Dr. Deepthi Perera are also in the picture. The National Maternal and Child Health Policy was launched yesterday under the direction of Health Minister Mithripala Sirisena. The policy is timely because Sri Lanka is gradually achieving developed status, a Health Ministry spokesman said
New Delhi: 7th August 2013
The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to examine the new National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy-2012 for fixing prices of essential medicines in the country and also the Drugs (Prices Control) Order 2013 (DPCO 2013), notified by the government in May.
Palakkad: 7th August 2013
The latest survey by sickle Cell Disease Project in Attappady found that over 20 per cent of the 33,120-strong tribal population is affected by the dreaded genetic disorder of sickle cell anaemia. The latest survey conducted in June 2013 by the Agali Community Health Centre and the five Public Health Centres found 1,253 tribals affected by sickle cell anaemia (AS). Out of this 96 are acute cases (SS).
Nashik: 5th August 2013
The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the district is on the rise since the beginning of the current financial year (2013-14), the district health office has said. Till the end of June, IMR in the district has reached 10.06 as against the annual ratio of 18.16 recorded last year, the district health officials said. IMR is calculated as the number of baby deaths per 1,000 live births.
New Delhi : 5th August 2013
With over one million people diagnosed with cancer every year in India, a hospital here has launched a hereditary cancer genetic testing service, an doctor said Monday. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said the service will provide a new frontier in the fight against cancer with a focus on prevention.
New Delhi: 4th August 2013
Does the presence of disability mean the absence of rights? Divya Sreedharan reports on how hysterectomies are often forced on disabled women. Farheena was just 10 and a half when she attained puberty. Doctors asked her mother Farida Rizwan to do a hysterectomy on Farheena. To stop her periods. Because Farheena is a special needs child — she has cerebral palsy.
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