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85 per cent pictorial warning on tobacco items from September 1

All tobacco products manufactured or imported or packaged on or before September 1 should have the new health warnings.

published on : 31st August 2018

Smokescreen: Vaping ban has gaping loopholes, say experts

While the ministry says these gadgets pose a great health risk, advocacy groups and store owners have doubts.

published on : 30th August 2018

Kerala floods: Union Health Ministry approves grant of over 18 crore

The ministry had earlier said it is extending all support to the relief measures in the flood-battered state, where 3,757 medical relief camps have been set up.

published on : 25th August 2018

17 deaths due to Nipah virus in Kerala, no patient from other states tested positive: Health Ministry

Samples of 337 patients were tested for the Nipah virus out of which only 18 tested positive, said Minister of State for Health, Anupriya Patel.

published on : 24th July 2018

Union minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey seeks involvement of state health ministers in National Health Mission

Releasing the 11th Common Review Mission report, Choubey said up to 70 per cent of health-related work in states is done through NHM.

published on : 18th June 2018

Health ministry associates good health with 'vegetarianism'; deletes tweets after protests

Sources pointed out that on Sunday, the ministry had put out a message to promote “good nutrition” but the graphic accompanying it openly promoted vegetarianism and indulged in fat shaming.

published on : 23rd April 2018

‘Multi-million dollar pharmaceutical industry has wide range of career options for students’, says director National Institute of Biologicals

Pointing to a survey by the Union Health Ministry in 2014, he said about 97 per cent of all drugs sold in the country were of standard quality.

published on : 22nd April 2018

Health Ministry bans over-the-counter sale of 14 steroid creams

The move come after dermatologists complained that pharmaceutical companies were selling steroid- based creams and ointments to patients who use them without medical guidance.

published on : 8th April 2018

Government bans antibody rapid test kits for malaria

The Union Health Ministry has banned the use of of Antibody Detecting Rapid Diagnostic Tests for routine diagnosis of Malaria.

published on : 5th April 2018

Health Ministry launches Allied and Health care Professional Database

According to the ministry, more than 3, 000 professionals have already registered on the portal during the testing phase.

published on : 1st January 2018

Dengue killed 250 people, infected 1.5 lakh in 2017: Health Ministry

The maximum dengue deaths were reported from Tamil Nadu, where the disease claimed 63 lives out of the total 23,035 cases reported.

published on : 31st December 2017

National Medical Commission Bill tabled in Lok Sabha

A bill to replace the apex medical education regulator -- Medical Council of India with a new body, to ensure transparency, was introduced in the Lok Sabha.

published on : 29th December 2017

Centre to roll out biggest health insurance plan in 2018

The Centre is considering to revise the proposed National Health Protection Scheme for providing health insurance benefit of about Rs 3 lakh to about 50 per cent population in the country.

published on : 27th December 2017

Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry: Soon, more officers for food safety in every district

The decision has been taken in view of the lack of food safety authorities in districts and also to give general public an option for grievance redressal.

published on : 27th December 2017

India now free of infective trachoma, says JP Nadda

Active trachoma is considered eliminated if the prevalence of active infection among children below 10 years is less than 5 per cent.

published on : 9th December 2017
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