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Health News

February 2007

"NGOs should widen the scope of their activities"

BHOPAL| February 16, 2007
The Madhya Pradesh Minister for Women and Child Development, Kusum Mehdele, has said that non-government organisations should widen the scope of their activities and their de-addiction campaign should also address the problem of smack and brown sugar.

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More power for NPPA to check drug price rise

NEW DELHI | February 10, 2007
Government has delegated powers to National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under which it can autonomously revise the prices of drugs downwards, allowing an annual increase of 20%, in case of an "unjustified price rise.

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U.S. company to help upgrade health system in Rajasthan

JAIPUR | February 09, 2007
The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System of the U.S. has agreed to work for improvement of health care services in Rajasthan through research and training and upgrading of hospitals. The Health System has given its consent in principle to cooperate with the State Government in five major segments.

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Shekhawat laments lack of health care

JAIPUR | February 09, 2007
Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat has sought social mobilisation for providing medical facilities to the poor.

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Govt. sops for the poor

CHANDIGARH| February 08, 2007
The Haryana Government has taken many initiatives during the past two years to raise the educational and socio-economic status of weaker sections of society, Health and Social Welfare Minister Kartar Devi said here on Wednesday.

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Doctor fined for medical negligence

NEW DELHI| February 08, 2007
In a bizarre incident of medical negligence wherein the doctors played a blame game among each other for causing death of a lady during a family planning operation, the National Consumer Commission has directed one of the surgeons to pay Rs 4.2 lakh to the kin of the victim.

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Caesarean deliveries on the rise: doctors

ERODE| February 07, 2007
There appears to be a steady and continuing increase in the number of Caesarean deliveries over the years.

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Newer contraceptive pills may be deadly

New York | February 07, 2007
Some of the newer birth control pills may double the risk of life-threatening blood clots, warn experts who are demanding a ban on their sale.

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Nepotism, constraints for homoeopathy students: NHFI

Barrackpore | February 07, 2007
Levying of more than Rs one lakh as capitation, hypocrisy and nepotism are allegedly the basic constraints for the intending students to get admission in a dozen of homoeopathy medical colleges in West Bengal.

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AIDS patients: Detailed govt reply soon …

PATNA: | February 06, 2007
The Patna High Court on Monday directed the state government to file detailed reply on a counter affidavit to a PIL of Bihar People's Forum, seeking adequate treatment and care of all the AIDS patients in the state.

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Training on nutrition education inaugurated

New York | February 06, 2007
Puducherry: Director, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), K.S.V.K. Subba Rao has said that there was every need to take care of the health of women and children in villages as human development indices depended largely on the promotion of nutrition and prevention of diseases among rural people.

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HIV/AIDS a key election issue in Manipur

New York | February 04, 2007
IMPHAL: The fight against HIV/AIDS by spreading awareness about the virus has become a major issue in election-bound Manipur, with political parties putting healthcare high on their poll agenda.

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