Addressing oxygen shortages is key to winning battle against COVID-19 as disease spreads in hinterland
With India consistently reporting over 90,000 daily cases of COVID-19 in the past few days, shortages of oxygen are becoming increasingly apparent
Four out of 14 COVID-19 vaccine candidates may enter clinical trials in next three-five months: Health Minister
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said, "Till the vaccine is not developed, people should use social vaccines like the mask and social distancing."
State, UTs to make travelling arrangements for health workers says Health Minister in video conference meeting
The Union minister asked authorities to start a helpline for those under quarantine so that they can reach out to psychologists.
Lok Sabha passes Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019; expect new legislation on medical education reforms soon, says Harsh Vardhan
The government will soon come with a National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill to usher in comprehensive reforms in the medical education sector, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha
Encephalitis deaths: Harsh Vardhan, Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey face inquiry after Muzaffarpur CJM order
Encephalitis: The Muzaffarpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) has ordered a probe against Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Mangal Pandey in a negligence case.
Doctors' strike: I appeal to Mamata Banerjee with folded hands to not make this a prestige issue, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, appealed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, to not make this an issue of prestige, over nation wide protests, on Friday.
Nipah Virus: Kerala's ad-hoc health workers who risked life to save patients, on hunger strike since 13 days for regularisation of jobs
The 47 temporary workers were recruited by the health department after the regular staff at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital refused to handle the Nipah patients
Nipah virus: Kerala govt acted quickly, but recurrence a sign that state's once immaculate healthcare system is failing
Epidemiologically, what the recurrence of Nipah in Ernakulam indicates is that the virus is still out there - probably in bats or in pigs - and it can hit back any time
Kerala Nipah outbreak: Six patients quarantined after threat of infection test negative; condition of seventh remains stable
Authorities have scrambled to trace the source of the potentially deadly virus which resurfaced in the state a year after it struck two north Kerala districts, claiming 17 lives. The Kerala government had put a total of 314 people, including all those who recently came in contact with the Nipah patient, under observation.
Condition of Nipah virus patient stable, state five others under observation improving, says Kerala health minister
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said said the condition of the college student being treated for Nipah virus is stable, and that of the five others quarantined is improving.
BJP will contest LS polls with target to win 74 plus seats in Uttar Pradesh, says Union minister JP Nadda
Union minister and BJP Lok Sabha election in-charge for Uttar Pradesh JP Nadda Monday said the party will go to Lok Sabha polls with a target of bagging 74 plus seats from the state.
Health minister gives approval to Delhi Health Bill, likely to be presented in AAP cabinet in January
The bill, once implemented, will help regulate clinical establishments and pathological laboratories and in the national capital. "The minister has given approval to the Bill, which will be presented in the cabinet in January. Once the bill is implemented, it will help regulate clinical establishments in Delhi," the official said.
Health ministry bans 86 medical colleges from accepting fresh batch of students; plan to open 68 new colleges also shelved
The Union health ministry has banned 82 medical colleges, 70 private and 12 government, from accepting students for the academic session 2018-19
In the wake of the Nipah virus claiming 10 lives in Kerala, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday asked people not to "panic".
India's healthcare is in a mess: Doctors desperately needed, but states chasing talent away through over-regulation and coercion
The Indian healthcare system is facing a number of challenges, the largest being a loss of credibility. Many experts, waxing eloquent across print and electronic media and finding faults with the system often put the onus on the government ‘to do something’. However, this farrago of criticism not only fails to bring out real solutions, it builds pressure on policymakers which leads to knee-jerk reactions which further distract from real solutions.
Punjab and Haryana HC seeks report from state govt after Gurugram's Fortis hospital bills family of dengue victim Rs 18 lakh
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has sought a report from the Haryana government in a case of a family being charged Rs 15 lakh by Fortis Hospital in Gurugram
'People have cancer because of their sins and this is divine justice', says Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has kicked up a storm with his remarks that some people suffer from life-threatening diseases such as cancer because of sins committed in the past which he called "divine justice".
Karnataka doctors stage protest: State moves to regulate cost of private healthcare; capping of fees a disaster waiting to happen
Due to the reluctance of the ruling government to even listen to the objections, various doctor bodies in Karnataka have called for an indefinite shut down of Out Patient Department services and elective surgeries in all private hospitals.
Delhi government will launch a scheme providing Rs 2,000 as reward to those who help road accident victims reach hospitals, Delhi minister Satyendar Jain said.
Out-patients service affected after more than 50,000 doctors go on strike protesting amendment bill in Karnataka