Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicHealth Ministry

Topic: Health Ministry

More than 4,500 test positive for swine flu while death toll touches 169

With the numbers going up, the health ministry recently held a meeting with the states and asked them to strengthen their surveillance for early detection. 

Modi govt’s rule change has left 6 top health ministry posts vacant, some for 2 years

The posts in Directorate General of Health Services are responsible for overseeing eradication of diseases and working of premier hospitals in Delhi. 

Govt invites Johnson & Johnson to discuss compensation for ‘faulty’ hip implants

After J&J says critical gaps and factual inaccuracies allowed to stand uncontested, government calls pharma giant for meeting Wednesday.

Health ministry files FIR over misappropriation of Rs 2.5 crore

The ministry flagged five fraudulent digital transactions carried out via the Bank of Baroda to multiple accounts in different banks.

Govt approves Rs 30 lakh to Rs 1.20 crore compensation for faulty J&J hip implants

Compensation for the faulty J&J hip implants will be the first ever highest paid relief to disabled patients in India, says Drug Controller General of India.

Health ministry to use ‘wonder drug’ aggressively as it steps up war on TB

Number of patients getting this drug to go up from 2,000 to 12,000 to help India eliminate TB by 2025.

Modi govt wants to beat WHO standards on doctors with ‘non-doctors’

India's doctor to population ratio will be 1:902, better than WHO's standard 1:1000, if the 7.63 lakh AUH doctors are included.

Just 1 doctor to treat 11,000 patients: The scary truth of India’s govt healthcare

Data paints a scary picture of India's healthcare, shows country needs at least 5 lakh more doctors to meet world standards

Colleges and universities asked to get India to stop spitting everywhere

Calling it a ‘social problem’, the higher education regulator said there is a need to raise voice against the practice of spitting in public places.

Mamata Banerjee is in denial mode on Bengal’s dengue crisis

To protect herself, Mamata Banerjee is forcing her administration to turn a blind eye to full-blown public health crisis.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.