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According to the ministry, more than 3, 000 professionals have already registered on the portal during the testing phase.
The maximum dengue deaths were reported from Tamil Nadu, where the disease claimed 63 lives out of the total 23,035 cases reported.
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.
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.
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.
Active trachoma is considered eliminated if the prevalence of active infection among children below 10 years is less than 5 per cent.
Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has written to all the Chief Secretaries in this regard and has warned all health care establishments including private hospitals not to indulge in unethical practi
Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has asked for an action taken report within two weeks in a letter to the principal secretary of Haryana's health department.
The Union Health Ministry today issued an advisory in view of the severe air pollution in the city, asking children and persons with breathing difficulty to not venture out in the open.
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said that people in Goa will not be treated in hospitals if they do not show a valid ID proof.
The direction comes at a time when the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was planning to do away with charges on diagnostic procedures, like blood tests and X-rays which cost less than Rs 500.
The Union health ministry has deputed a central team of experts to review dengue outbreak in the state.
The Union government will directly conduct the admission counselling for super-speciality medical courses this year, instead of an entrance examination.
The government on February 13 slashed by up to 85 percent the prices of life-saving coronary stents and has told hospitals to strictly follow the notification.
The violence broke out when police attempted to evict residents staying or utilizing state land without permission, part of an ongoing, nationwide campaign launched by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.