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Health News

August 2007

HIV+ patients pushed to the edge

Manipur: August 31,2007
Two weeks after pharmacists in Imphal sent out a distress signal over shortage of medicines, a number of HIV/AIDS NGOs have come together to form the Taskforce for Empowering in Addressing Medical Issues (TEAM) and have submitted a memorandum to Governor S S Sidhu.

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Five-yr-old boy dies of 'hunger'

MUZAFFARPUR: 31 Aug 2007 IST , TNN
Muzaffarpur DM Vinay Kumar has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged starvation death of a five-year old boy - Mohd Hadis - of Basauli panchayat of Kurhani block under Maniyari police station of the district.

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Cancer hospital docs under scanner

KOLKATA: 31 Aug 2007 IST,TNN
A group of CPI supporters demonstrated at Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute on Thursday, demanding that some doctors be removed from the hospital.

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Diarrhoea: special medical team visits panchayat

KORAPUT| August 23, 2007
Diarrhoea claimed the lives of at least nine persons in Gadiaguda panchayat in the last one week and 10 others were undergoing treatment at the health centre in Podagad, said Sujog Nayak, medical officer

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Subsidise drug selling racket busted

LUCKNOW | August 22, 2007 IST , TNN
Subsidised medicines supplied to the Gandhi Memorial and Associated Hospital (GMAH) of Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) are being smuggled outside to be sold in open market.

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Resident docs back to rowdy ways

Lucknow| August 22, 2007 IST, TNN
With teachers wielding political clout throwing their weight behind the resident doctors of the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU), the later have started flexing their muscles again.

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Massive screening for HIV taken up

PUDUCHERRY | August 22, 2007
About 75,000 people in the Union Territory will be tested for the presence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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With no sex education, Madhya Pradesh falters on family planning

Bhopal | August 21, 2007 IST
Madhya Pradesh is floundering badly in its family planning efforts. Not that it is surprising, considering the state saw widespread protests against sex education and condom campaigns this year

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Diseases rampant in Lucknow

LUCKNOW| August 20, 2007, IST, TNN
Unhygienic living conditions and lack of civic facilities is push the state capital into a web of diseases.

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Diarrhoea on rise in flood-hit areas

PATNA | 19 Aug 2007,IST ,TNN
An Indian Medical Association (IMA) team from the state capital will on Sunday monitor the relief work being carried by its Darbhanga and Muzaffarpur district units

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Polio cases put state on alert

HYDERABAD| 18 Aug 2007,IST ,TNN
Three new polio cases in the state after June 10 have put health officials on a state of alert.

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New project to improve child, reproductive health

CHANDIGARH| August 18, 2007
Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator S.F. Rodrigues on Friday launched a flagship project for improving monitorable indicators of reproductive and child health in the Union Territory of Chandigarh during the 11th Five Year Plan Period (2007-2011).

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Telemedicine centre opened at BITS, Pilani

JAIPUR| August 17, 2007
The UGC Centre for Women Studies (CWS) at BITS, Pilani, has joined hands with Sewa Bharti, Pilani, to open up new vistas for people by inaugurating a telemedicine centre, first of its kind in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.

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Punjab launches "atta-daal" scheme for the poor

CHANDIGARH | August 16, 2007
The ruling Akali-BJP alliance in Punjab on Wednesday claimed to have fulfilled a major electoral promise when the State Government formally launched the scheme to provide wheat and pulses at highly subsided rates

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Kalam launches health scheme in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad | August 15, 2007 IST
Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Wednesday launched 'Rajiv Arogyasri', a scheme aimed at providing emergency health services, health advice over the phone and medical insurance to the poor.

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Village body resolves to stop female foeticide

Jaipur | August 14, 2007 IST
Setting an example, a village panchayat in Rajasthan's Alwar district has decided to take measures to prevent female foeticide.

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Rajasthan invites private groups to run government health centres

Jaipur | August 14, 2007 IST
At a state cabinet meeting in Jodhpur, the Rajasthan government decided to invite private participation in healthcare services and to regularise residential colonies built on land meant for agricultural use, officials said Tuesday.

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Global experts in India to study rural healthcare

New Delhi | August 14, 2007 IST
A team of over 30 health experts from several countries are currently in Kerala to study healthcare facilities among the rural people in the state.

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Panchayats with best female ratio rewarded

Shimla| August 13, 2007
As part of its efforts to check skewed sex ratio, the Himachal Pradesh Government has rewarded 12 Panchayats in the State for having best female birth record.

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Health matters

Orissa | August 12, 2007
Orissa Government has decided to install water filters at all Anganwadi centres to provide safe drinking water for mother and children.

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"Quick action on BPL list"

BHOPAL | August 9, 2007
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has instructed all district collectors to ensure quick action on applications for listing names under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) category.

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Rural service compulsory for doctors

Thiruvananthapuram | August 9, 2007
The Government has decided to impose one-year Compulsory Rural Service (CRS) on students passing the MBBS/ Medical PG degree/DNB or Diploma from Government-run Medical Colleges.

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New dengue and chikungunya cases

NEW DELHI: August 7, 2007
Three new cases of dengue and another of chikungunya have been reported in the Capital, according to a senior Municipal Corporation of Delhi health official. With this, the number of dengue cases has climbed to 11 while those of chikungunya has gone up to 18.

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Fortis plans to set up a health city in Jaipur

JAIPUR: August 4, 2007
Fortis Healthcare Limited plans to set up a health city here in the Rajasthan capital incorporating the facilities of health care along with medical, dental and nursing colleges.

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How Indians treat their ailments

NEW DELHI: August 4, 2007
Offering an insight into the way Indians treat their ailments and the system of medicine they opt for, a survey carried out by an independent research agency shows over half the country's population suffering from chronic ailments first try out home remedies before seeking medical aid, while a whopping 30 per cent prefer to leave it unattended.

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Mobile clinics for tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal | August 01, 2007 IST
Mobile health clinics are to come up in tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh to make up for the lack of basic medical care in the impoverished regions.

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