ICMR, AIIMS working on a technique to start virtual postmortem

The health minister during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha said that All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) are working together on a technique for postmortem without incising/dissecting the body. The minister said the technique is likely to become functional in next six months. Dr Harsh Vardhan stated […]

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Winter session: Assault on doctors bill likely to be tabled in Parliament

There has been an increase in violence against doctors and medical professionals which has been witnessed across the country. The attack on a resident doctor in Kolkata was one of the prominent cases with doctors going on strike in the state of West Bengal. Recommendations were invited for the draft legislation of the Healthcare Services […]

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New Delhi: Poor patients can now avail of free robotic surgery at Safdarjung Hospital

The robotic surgery facility in the Safdarjung Hospital (SJH) New Delhi was dedicated to the nation by the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan in New Delhi on Saturday, November 02. Safdarjang Hospital is one of the biggest tertiary care referral centre of India, under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare […]

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India witnesses a steep rise in non-communicable diseases, suggests National Health Profile

Globally, non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) are the leading cause of death. And the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) in India has also witnessed a steep rise over the last few years. According to the data provided by the union health ministry, chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD’s) like hypertension, diabetes and cancer are increasing in India. Out of […]

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Union health ministry selects member for boards under National Medical Commission

Terming it historic, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that it is a huge and visionary reform in the medical education sector by the NDA Government under the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and will prove to be a milestone in the years to come. He further stated that as promised, the process of […]

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‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh Vardhan

The union health minister proposed that a system needs to be put in place, so that each institution in every ministry can have a department. This can help in a major way as every policy can factor in its health implications. This will help different ministeries factor in the impacts that their policies could make […]

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Disallow doctors from stocking medicines: Pharmacists urges centre

In the past, instances have come to light where doctors have been hoarding medicine and have been dispensing them to patient. This has miffed pharmacists across the country. As it is not the responsibility of the doctors to distribute medicines. They have urged the Union Health Ministry to amend Schedule K of Drugs and Cosmetics […]

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#DoctorAttack: Culprits to be imprisoned for 10 years under central law

The recent attack on a doctor in Jorhat, Assam has shocked the medical fraternity. The violent incident claimed the doctor’s life. Dr Deben Dutta who was serving voluntarily for patient welfare group was lynched by a mob following the death of a patient. The doctor was not allowed by the mob to be taken to […]

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“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan

“I am pleased to know that more than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs. 6,100 crore for serious illnesses since the launch of AB-PMJAY. This has resulted in savings of Rs. 12,000 crore to the beneficiary families,” this was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare […]

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‘Amend 108 discriminatory laws against leprosy patients,’ asks Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today wrote a letter to the Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment,  Thaawarchand Gehlot, seeking amendment of the existing discriminatory laws against persons affected by leprosy. “It will be a befitting tribute to […]

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