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All tobacco products manufactured or imported or packaged on or before September 1 should have the new health warnings.
While the ministry says these gadgets pose a great health risk, advocacy groups and store owners have doubts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
The move come after dermatologists complained that pharmaceutical companies were selling steroid- based creams and ointments to patients who use them without medical guidance.
The Union Health Ministry has banned the use of of Antibody Detecting Rapid Diagnostic Tests for routine diagnosis of Malaria.
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.