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  • Indore: Stop use of BoPV of Biomed, says Union Health ministry

    A chaos like situation prevailed among the immunization and health officials across the nation when the Union Health Ministry ordered to stop use of biavalent oral polio vaccines (BoPV) manufactured by Boimed Pvt Ltd on Monday night. The health officials received mail from Deputy Commissioner, Universal Immunization Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Dr Pradeep Haldar at 9:30 pm on Monday for stopping usage of BoPV in universal immunization programme manufactured by

  • J&J looks to pay damages to patients hit by hip implants

    New Delhi : Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said on Friday it is looking to work with the Indian government to provide compensation to patients who suffered on account of hip implants manufactured by its subsidiary DePuy International.

  • New pictorial warning for tobacco products issued, to be used from September 1

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry issued on Monday enhanced pictorial warnings to be printed on packets of cigarette and other tobacco products, highlighting the ill-effects of tobacco consumption, according to an official statement. These new pictorial warnings will be used from September 1.

  • Union health ministry restricts sale of all fairness creams containing steroids

    Mumbai: The ‘fair and lovely’ creams, which have thrived on an innate desire to look ‘fair’ and spawned a booming industry in skin care products, will now require prescriptions. The Union health ministry has restricted ‘over the counter’ sale of all fairness creams containing steroids and listed them in Schedule H – which essentially means you need a doctor’s prescription.

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    Dengue, Malaria cause 25% deaths in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: According to the data revealed by the Union Health Ministry, 25 per cent of death cause in Maharashtra is due to vector-borne diseases (Dengue and Malaria). As per the data, in last three years 718 death dengue cases were reported in Maharashtra out of which 97 were reported in Mumbai. Sadly, the fund allocated for controlling the vector-borne diseases in state is only three per cent compare to other states.

  • Union Health Ministry seeks report on Fortis dengue case

    Gurugram (Haryana): The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the Gurugram-based Fortis dengue case and sought a report in this connection. Union Health Minister J P Nadda has asked Health Secretary to probe the matter and said that action will be taken against those found guilty.

  • States can ask funds to treat rare diseases

    New Delhi : The Union Health Ministry has urged states to come forward and request funds for the treatment of rare diseases amid the deaths of over 60 children in Uttar Pradesh, many due to Japanese Encephalitis. It added funds will be provided from the Rs100 crore corpus fund under the National Health Mission.

  • MBBS session from Aug 1 even as counselling goes on

    The Union Health Ministry has issued a timetable to be followed for the first round of counselling from July 3 to 15 for the central seats and from July 16 to 24 for the state seats. The students who qualify in the first round of counselling have to join the allotted college and course by July 22 in case of central seats and by July 31 in case of the state quota.

  • Centre bars six more medical colleges from taking new admissions

    New Delhi : The Union Health Ministry has asked six more medical colleges not to admit MBBS students for academic years 2017-18 and 2018-19, after they were found to be lacking the requisite infrastructure and faculty.

  • Government now caps prices on medical stents

    Manufacturers and the distributers have withdrawn the latest generation cardiac stents from hospitals in the name of re-labelling, thereby creating an artificial shortage. There are reports of shortages of stents in hospitals after the government reduced their prices by up to 85 per cent by capping rates of bare metal stents at Rs 7,260 and drug- eluting ones at Rs 29,600 on February 13. After the initial wave of relief, the cap on prices

  • Now different coloured bed sheets mandatory in public hospitals

    New Delhi: As part of efforts to intensify cleanliness, hygiene and infection control in public health facilities, the union health ministry has directed 19 of its major hospitals to use different coloured bed sheets on different days of the week. The step would help ensure that bed sheets are changed every day.