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Union Ministry of Health Scheme: PGIMER plans to start dental sealant programme for students in city schools

There has been a rise in the number of children suffering from dental cavities. According to PGI doctors, around 70 per cent of the children aged 12 years suffer from dental cavities.

Telangana Government launches healthcare app for health ministry

The app will be available in both Telugu and English and can be downloaded for free through the Google play store.


India under-reporting dengue cases: study

Average of 6 million cases annually from 2006 to 2012, 282 times what Health Ministry claims.

Doctors end strike after govt puts rural posting ‘in abeyance’

Health Ministry officials had met representatives of the protesting doctors over their concerns.

152 of 162 approvals given before new norms came

80 people died due to illegal clinical trials in the last seven years.

Emergency response system hits roadblock

After the December 16 gangrape incident,the government had mooted a proposal to start an emergency response system on the lines of the United States.


In the works,an Epidemic Intelligence Service

India has quietly started training a small batch of public health professionals in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),Atlanta,to become part of an elite Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS).

Travellers’ nightmare: Yellow fever vaccine stocks run out,production unit awaits repair

With the only government-run production unit for yellow fever vaccine in Kasauli out of order for nearly two years

‘State ready to cope with swine flu outbreak’

Assuring that the unavailability of the ventilation machine for an aged patient at the Beleghata ID Hospital was a stray incident and not likely to recur,Dr Manoj K Choudhuri,Special Secretary,medical education and research,Ministry of Health,said the state was ready to cope with a swine flu outbreak if there was any.

Experts to come up with common guidelines for infant mortality rate

With a need to review and finalise guidelines and tools for Infant Death Review in India,the School of Public Health,PGIMER,in collaboration with UNICEF and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,Child Health Division,is holding a two-day national consultation workshop starting on Thursday.