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Two percent of GDP to be spent on health: Ahluwalia
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Underlining the sorry state of healthcare facilities in rural India, Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia Tuesday said the country would spend two percent of its GDP on health in the 11th Five Year Plan (2007-12).

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:10:51 PM

Don't go abroad, Ramadoss urges AIIMS doctors
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Even as a few dozen doctors and passing out students of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here apply for foreign jobs, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss Tuesday urged them to stay back in the country and serve fellow people.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:09:39 PM

International toy fair to focus on quality
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) After the recent outcry over recalling China-made toys by Mattel Inc because of high levels of toxins in them, quality of toys will be the highlight of the 2008 edition of the biggest toy fair in the world.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 6:04:53 PM

Medical treatment at doorstep for poor Gujarat tribals
Ahmedabad, Oct 23 (IANS) For decades, people in the tribal areas of Gujarat have had to travel hundreds of kilometres to get proper medical treatment. But today telemedicine is giving them access to modern healthcare without undertaking the costly and tiresome journeys.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:11:20 AM

AIIMS doctors, nurses finally to get degrees
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Over 740 doctors and nurses of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) will be awarded degrees Tuesday, nearly 30 months after they completed their courses.

Monday, October 22, 2007 8:36:09 PM

Mid-Day Meal scheme for upper primary extended
New Delhi, Oct 22(IANS) The central government has extended its mid-day meal scheme for upper primary classes, comprising children studying in Classes six to eight, to 3,479 Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) of the country.

Monday, October 22, 2007 6:43:54 PM

Killer virus rampaging through Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) A 'killer' virus, believed to be the dreaded strain called Japanese encephalitis, has left 12 dead over the past three days, raising the toll to 336 in the past nine months in different parts of the state.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:17:50 PM

'Curing' people with strokes and slaps
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) A group of women, believed to blessed with powers of witchcraft, claim to have treated people suffering from dreaded ailments like cancer and AIDS by stroking or even slapping them, an annual tradition in a Chhattisgarh slum during the festive Navratri season.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 5:29:59 PM

India empowering sex workers through female condoms (Feature)
Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Thirty-five-year-old Laxmi feels much safer now- thanks to female condoms. And she is just one in an army of sex workers who feel the condoms have given them a new meaning in life.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 9:13:51 AM

$11 mn grant to fight maternal mortality in India, Nigeria
New Delhi, Oct 19 (AINS) MacArthur Foundation, a Chicago headquartered charity, will invest $11 million to fight maternal mortality in India and Nigeria, which together account for nearly 35 percent of maternal deaths worldwide.

Friday, October 19, 2007 9:01:06 PM

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