Indian Health Ministry on H1N1

The Health Ministry has been closely monitoring the situation arising due to cases and deaths caused by H1N1 in some states and there is no shortage of drugs or any other logistics. This was stated by the Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) Shri B P Sharma after a high level meeting chaired by him today. … Read more

Need of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care

The Minister of State for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik called upon the scientists and researchers to indulge in systematic evaluation of AYUSH remedies and practices in cancer care. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik stated that the traditional systems of medicine are based on strong fundamental principles, time-tested experiences and holistic concepts of application, and not … Read more

Un-utilised and utilised funds in AYUSH India

This is the last week of 2014 and we have finished 9 months of our working in the financial year 2014-2015. What we have achieved in 2014 in alternative medicine sector in India. Central Govt. has recently released details of allocated and utilised funds in AYUSH. For the year 2014-2015, central govt. allocated 1069 crore … Read more

India is a difficult place to do business, says Jim Young Kim

The World Bank President Jim Young Kim said in Washington that the private sector strongly feels that India is a difficult place to do business due to many regulations. He called for necessary reforms to create a better environment and spur growth. The World Bank President told journalists at a round table with media representatives … Read more

Free Testing Facilities for Diabetic Patients

According to report published by International Diabetes Federation (IDF) (the 6th edition of IDF Atlas published in November, 2013) the number of diabetic patients is about 65 million in the country. The data available from the Indian Council of Medical Research, India Diabetes (INDIAB) Study estimates the number to be 62.4 million approximately. Government of … Read more

Public health spending per capita is quite low in India

The public health spending per capita as percentage of GDP is quite low in comparison to many developed and developing nations. However, life expectancy and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of India is not adverse in comparison to most of countries with similar per capita public health spending as percentage of GDP. Access to affordable and … Read more

Health Education & Research – new department in central govt.

Recognizing the role of scientific inputs for accessible and affordable healthcare programmes, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh said that government has established a new department for Health Education and Research. In his inaugural address at the 101st Indian Science Congress at Jammu University, Dr Singh said that the 2013 Science, Technology and Innovation Policy reflects … Read more

Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for health sector

The appreciable developments in the healthcare sector are attributable to the strengthening of the health infrastructure in the country, and a focused approach by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The Government has increased budget outlay by 335% to Rs 3 lakh crore in 12th Plan for healthcare to achieve universal and inclusive healthcare … Read more

Obama to nominate Indian-origin doctor as Surgeon General

US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Indian-origin doctor Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr. Murthy heads the group that promotes Obama’s pet healthcare project. If confirmed by the Senate, Dr Vivek Hallegere Murthy could become the next US Surgeon General, the youngest in the country’s history to assume the … Read more

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