BHUBANESWAR: The State Health Department has started a threeday polio eradication campaign in the Capital city by way of mass administration of diethyl carbomazine (DEC) drug among the people under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.

The campaign was launched by Health Minister Prasanna Acharya by administering the dose along with albendazole at Capital Hospital here yesterday.

Mumbai: This monsoon, all schoolchildren have been forewarned and are forearmed for the rains. At the Monsoon and Child Health, a monsoon preparation campaign conducted by Billabong High International School, Santa Cruz, Dr Bhupendra Awasthi meted out advice to students about how to avoid falling ill this monsoon.

To prevent malaria from spreading in the city, an awareness camp was organised in the Mauli Jagran colony on Wednesday. District Family Officer Dr Rajiv Vadhera, while inaugurating the camp, said there was an urgent need to involve people in the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme.

The main objectives of the TSC are: Bring about an improvement in the general quality of life in the rural areas; Accelerate sanitation coverage in rural areas to access to toilets to all by 2012; Motivate communities and Panchayati Raj Institutions promoting sustainable sanitation facilities through awareness creation and health education; In rural areas, cover schools and Anganwadis by March 20

Mumbai: When 65-year-old author Vineet Madhavan (name changed) recently underwent a liver function test, the doctors suspected something amiss. A few more tests confirmed that Madhavan had contracted hepatitis C. The only reason Madhavan could think of for contracting the disease was a visit to the dentist.

- Pano Hembram

When India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Ketan Desai, the president of the Medical Council of India (MCI) and president-elect of the World Medical Association, for allegedly accepting a bribe of 20 million Indian rupees from the vice-president of a medical college and hospital in the Punjab state, few in the country's medical community were surprised.

The medical education system in India may be on the verge of collapse. An exploding number of medical colleges; a skewed distribution of these around the country; devaluation of merit in admissions, particularly in private institutions - all contribute to this gloomy picture.

Union human resource development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday announced that health and wellness clubs will be set up in all the schools of the Central Board of Secondary Education as part of the

The Himachal Pradesh government has chalked out a plan to actively engage the state