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Government plans to re-introduce National Medical Commission Bill

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, which was introduced in December, 2017, lapsed with the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha.

Educational institutes asked to designate Tobacco Monitors to check nicotine use

The guidelines calls for educational institution managements to ensure that no tobacco product is sold inside premises and in an area within 100 yards from the premises.

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Health ministry puts stem cell in ‘new drugs’ list, man moves court to continue treatment

On a video call, Bhatia slowly mouths his words. “Muscles in my face, shoulder and arms have become weak again. Imagine simple acts of speaking, smiling, kissing, lifting a cup. I can’t perform them easily”.

Health Ministry asks states to set up mental health authority, review boards

This initiative of the ministry is aimed at addressing the gap between requirement and availability of professionals to handle persons with mental illnesses.

Eight states, Four UTs sign MoUs with health ministry to implement Ayushman Bharat mission

The eight states which signed the MoUs to implement the Ayushman Bharat-National Health Protection Mission include Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

Include 'early' to revised text warning on tobacco packets: Delhi govt suggests Union Health Ministry

Last month, the Centre had extended the duration of existing health warnings on packets of tobacco products till August 31, from its earlier deadline of March 31.

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Union health ministry gets award for Swachhta drive

The Swachhta Pakhwada, observed from February 1 to 15 this year, saw several ministries and government departments organising activities to promote hygiene in their offices, centrally funded hospitals and public health facilities across 36 states and UTs, the release said.

Health ministry opposes govt plan to privatise HLL

The Department of Disinvestment and Public Assets Management, under the Finance Ministry, has circulated a draft Cabinet note on disinvestment of what was once Hindustan Latex Limited.

Bad for health

Move to replace gelatin-based capsules with those made from plant products is not guided by medical reasons.

Only 6-8 per cent medical graduates from China pass India test

In the last three years, only 6-8 per cent medical graduates from China who took the Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE) cleared it.

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