New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Thursday approved a proposal for the implementation of National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP) under the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) at an outlay of Rs.2,550 crore, an official statement said.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Extreme heat can affect medicines and these can become life threatening for those using them, doctors said Thursday. "Quality of medicines can deteriorate during summers because of high temperatures. As most medicines are designed to be stored at normal room temperatures, no drug should be exposed to temperatures higher than 86 degrees fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius)," the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) said in a statement here.
Raipur, May 23 (IANS) Cases of sunburns and heat stroke have jumped in Chhattisgarh as most parts of the state are wilting under maximum temperatures of 47 degrees Celsius. Almost all the state's 27 districts Thursday recorded high temperatures, with Raipur registering 47 degrees Celsius
Chennai, May 23 (IANS) An Indian's heart is now beating for 40-year-old Moulana Mohammed Zubair Ashmi, a Pakistani national, who has undergone a successful heart transplant surgery at the Fortis Malar Hospital here. Ashmi was suffering from a condition called dilated cardiomyopathy in which functioning of both the ventricles of the heart is severely depressed, said a statement from the hospital Thursday
Washington, May 23 (IANS) A new study by US researchers shows that children living with married parents are less likely to be obese. "Childhood obesity is a significant public health issue in our country with nearly one-third of all US children aged 2-17 overweight or obese," said Rachel Kimbro, study co-author and associate professor of sociology at the Rice university.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Crib deaths are back to haunt West Bengal hospitals with at least eight infants dying at the Malda Medical College Hospital (MMCH) in Malda district since Wednesday.
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Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) People who vandalise medical facilities or thrash hospital doctors in Uttar Pradesh can now be arrested by police faster, without a court-issued warrant, and the culprits would also not get bail, according to a new stringent law. The guilty can be punished with a maximum imprisonment of three years and a hefty fine, depending upon the cost of damage inflicted by him, an official told IANS Thursday. These provisions are incorporated in the medical protection ordinance that was approved by Governor
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Condemning the alleged casual approach of the Medical Council of India (MCI) in regulating medical education, a group of doctors said Wednesday the country is facing a deep quality crisis. A team of doctors from the Delhi Medical Association (DMA) said most of the new doctors were products of a system which was compromising merit in entrance exam and education. "The private colleges, who hold their own exam, take students not on merit but on the basis of capitation fee," said
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India and China Wednesday decided to strengthen bilateral cooperation, specially in the fields of maternal and child health, infectious diseases and other emerging health challenges, officials said here. The discussions were held between union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad with his Chinese counterpart Li Bin on the sidelines of the world health assembly in Geneva. Both sides favoured a closer cooperation in specific areas like maternal and child health, infectious diseases, geriatrics, emerging health challenges, besides collaboration in specific projects, officials said.