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Govt notifies medical equipment as ‘drugs’

February 11, 2020 11:39 pm

The manufacture, import and sale of all medical devices will now need to be certified by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation.

Key Health, HRD Min schemes fail to utilise allocated funds

January 30, 2020 4:35 am

The Ministries and their departments try to reach their overall target of expending 75 per cent of the Budget allocation, but several important schemes have failed to do so.

Health Ministry finalises 19 NMC part-time members through draw of lots

October 15, 2019 3:30 am

The NMC will replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) as the apex regulatory authority of medical education in the country.

35% under-5 children stunted, 17% wasted: Survey

October 08, 2019 2:34 am

The survey, conducted between 2016 and 2018, also found that 24 per cent of adolescents were thin for their age, 4-8 per cent of adolescents were overweight or obese, 6 per cent of adolescents were overweight, and 2 per cent had abdominal obesity.

From next year, single exit exam for undergraduate medical students

October 04, 2019 12:56 pm

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill had proposed a single exit exam – the final MBBS exam, which will work as a licentiate examination, a screening test for foreign medical graduates, and an entrance test for admission in postgraduate programmes

Health Ministry invites suggestions for draft Bill to check assault on doctors

September 03, 2019 11:03 am

The provisions of the draft law are stringent — it categorises both mental and physical abuse as violence against doctors, and covers not just hospitals and a radius of 50 metres around them, but also home visits.

To ensure authenticity, APIs of drugs may soon get track-and-trace codes

August 05, 2019 2:58 am

In 2015, DTAB had deliberated a proposal for mandatory bar coding at various levels of drug packaging to track their movement.

Locked in litigation on e-cigarettes, vapes ban, Health Ministry seeks opinion of Law Ministry

July 31, 2019 7:05 am

A senior official confirmed banning ENDS is part of the Health Ministry’s 100-day agenda, but another said it is holding off on implementing DTAB’s recommendations to clear legal hurdles.

Health Ministry proposes minimum standards for clinical establishments

July 22, 2019 4:49 am

There has to be a minimum space requirement for carrying out basic functions of the facility as prescribed in the rules.

Regulating medical devices sector a ‘priority’ in Health Ministry’s five-year plan

July 22, 2019 3:21 am

In May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tasked all ministers with drawing up five-year vision plans for their ministries after taking office for a second term.


Doctors' strike affect health serives in Delhi

June 22, 2015 5:50 pm

Around 2,000 doctors at 20 hospitals in the national capital on Monday (June 22) launched an indefinite strike.