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Last updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:16:11 PM

'Heaviest' Briton sheds record weight in India!
Pune, March 4 (IANS) A 31-year old Briton, who was the country's heaviest person three years ago, has shed a whopping 170 kg from 310 kg after undergoing bariatric surgery at a hospital in India and should stabilise at 110 kg, his proud medico said.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:22:16 PM

Kashmir first state to get new child health programme
Jammu, March 3 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Monday become the first state in India to launch the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram (RBSK) Project Swasthya Slate.

Monday, March 03, 2014 9:52:15 PM

Healthcare in India should be cost effective: Montek
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Healthcare in India should be cost effective and individual states should come up with innovative ideas to address this challenge, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia said here Monday.

Monday, March 03, 2014 9:20:04 PM

India makes polio vaccination mandatory for seven countries
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Having eradicated polio from within its borders, India has scaled up measures to prevent the polio virus from re-entering, making it mandatory for all travelers from certain countries, including Pakistan and Afghanistan to take the polio vaccine (OPV).

Monday, March 03, 2014 8:04:03 PM

Azad opens AIIMS pharmacy store, convergence block
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Sunday inaugurated a free pharmacy store and a convergence block at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences here.

Sunday, March 02, 2014 6:52:16 PM

NDMC to get new insecticides to battle diseases
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The NDMC plans to procure better quality insecticides for vector control programme in the heart of the capital, the civic body announced Sunday.

Sunday, March 02, 2014 2:00:04 PM

Azad announces two medical colleges in Himachal
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), March 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Saturday announced two new medical colleges, two trauma centres and a burn centre in Himachal Pradesh.

Saturday, March 01, 2014 6:38:09 PM

GM crops akin to killing agriculture with acid: Ramadoss
Chennai, March 1 (IANS) The centre's sanction to field trials for around 200 genetically modified (GM) food crops, including paddy and wheat, is equivalent to killing Indian agriculture with acid, PMK founder S. Ramadoss said Saturday.

Saturday, March 01, 2014 3:26:18 PM

AAP questions health secretary's transfer
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The AAP Friday alleged that former health secretary Keshav Desiraju was transferred because he opposed the return of Ketan Desai into the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Friday, February 28, 2014 8:02:03 PM

51,000 hospitals set up, upgraded in 10 years: Azad
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The government has set up and upgraded 51,000 hospitals in the country during the last 10 years, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said Friday.

Friday, February 28, 2014 7:08:03 PM

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