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Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, has called for total, Information Technology-guided transparency in the interface between organ donor and recipient when the National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO) becomes operational. After a visit to Safdarjung Hospital, where NOTTO is housed on two floors of the Pathology Building, the…

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The Union Health Ministry has conceptualised dedicating a particular day of each year for highlighting the dangers of Hypertension, the silent killer which, according to World Health Organisation (WHO), accounts for 7 percent of disability adjusted life years worldwide, and 9.4 million deaths annually. Speaking at the 23rd Annual Conference…


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The Ministry of Health, in coordination with the Ministries of Home Affairs (Immigration Department), External Affairs and Civil Aviation, is constantly tracking passengers arriving in India from the West African countries affected by Ebola. Mandatory self reporting is in place. Health officers posted in identified international airports all over India…


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World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday officially declared the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) as the “most complex outbreak leading to public health emergency”. It has called for global health alert in all countries. As of August 4, WHO says 1,711 people have been infected, of whom 932…


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Government of India has issued mandatory requirement of a dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) for resident nationals coming to India from the following polio infected countries: Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Syria, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, regardless of age and previous vaccination status, at least four weeks prior to…


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Data on Autism, which is a neuro-developmental disorder, is not maintained on a centralized basis in India. There are no large scale studies on population prevalence of autism in India. Therefore, it is not possible to estimate the number of individuals affected by autism in India. However, the numbers of…


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Comparative data regarding antibiotic consumption in India and other countries is not maintained.  There has been a growing public health concern regarding antimicrobial resistance in pathogens on account of increased availability and use of antibiotics across the country meant for human, animal and industrial consumption. The Government, therefore, constituted a…


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Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has informed that there are no conclusive data available on the issue of Health Hazards due to radiation emitted from cell phone and cell phone tower, but there are studies reporting damage to health. The growing body of scientific evidences indicates some bio-effects and…


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In a bid to improve the health care system, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely increased the Health Budget allocation to provide good medical facilities at affordable rates. Two key aspects — free drugs and free diagnosis for the poor have been given top priority in the budget proposal. As the health system…


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Delhi metro will start it commercial services between Central Secretariat and Mandi House stations at 12 noon today. Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate the service at Mandi House station. The three kilometre long underground corridor consists of two stations Janpath and Mandi House where interchange facility with the…

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