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Explained: What is a notifiable disease?

A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease, and provides early warning of possible outbreaks.

Harsh Vardhan: ‘MCI was plagued by corruption, led to diminishing respect for medical profession’

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan speaks to Abantika Ghosh on why the NMC Bill is a historic reform and why he thinks India is set to see a brain gain in the medical profession.

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Amid AIADMK walkout, Rajya Sabha nod to National Medical Commission Bill

In 2016, the Bill was referred to a Standing Committee, the minister said, and out of its 56 recommendations “40 have been fully accepted, seven partially accepted and nine not been accepted”.

House discusses cancer incidence, MPs recount personal struggles

Harsh Vardhan claimed that initiatives such as Swacch Bharat and the construction of toilets have led to a reduction in the incidence of penile, uterine and cervical cancers.

Delhi Confidential: Explain No More!

Even party loyalty, it seems, has its limits of endurance. This was evident in Lok Sabha after the nearly six-hour-long discussion on the National Medical Commission Bill.

Government says NMC Bill to root out inspection raj, Opposition protests

Concluding his reply to questions raised by MPs, Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan termed the Bill as one that will “go down in history as one of the greatest reforms of this government”.

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National Medical Commission bill to be biggest reform: Union minister Harsh Vardhan

The bill would replace the 63-year-old Medical Council of India (MCI) with the commission to reform the medical education sector. It also seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, stating that the council that was set up was corrupt.

NMC bill to be introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday: Harsh Vardhan

The minister said the Bill was supposed to be introduced in Parliament on Friday but could not be done so due to some technical reasons.

4,800 MBBS seats reserved for EWS students: Harsh Vardhan

There has been an increase of 15,815 UG seats and 2,153 PG seats during the 2017-18 and 2019-20 period. In 2019-20, 10,565 UG seats and 2,153 PG seats have increased, he said.

Harsh Vardhan: Bill for reforms in medical education to come soon

This Bill provides for the supersession of the Medical Council of India (MCI) for a period of two years with effect from September 26, 2018. It will replace an ordinance promulgated on February 21.

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Satish Upadhyay is the new Delhi BJP chief

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan formally handed over charge of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Satish Upadhyay.

Today in pics: Narendra Modi's first speech in Lok Sabha

In his first speech in the Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi talked about his “dreams” of ensuring the country's progress

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Harsh Vardhan commemorates World No Tobacco Day

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan commemorated World No Tobacco Day.

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