In a major setback to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, a Parliamentary Committee has rejected a Bill which seeks to provide a mechanism to regulate standards of medical education in the country citing “serious apprehensions” raised by various stakeholders, including State governments.

In its report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health that considered the National Commission for Human Resources for Health (NCHRH) Bill, 2011, has recommended that the Ministry may withdraw this Bill and bring forward a fresh Bill after sufficiently addressing all the views, suggestions and the concerns expressed

This report contains the results of performance audit of the Bureau of Indian Standards and the Dental Council of India as well as the academic activities of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata.

Pamphlets with details on anti-larval operations distributed

To create awareness on chikungunya, health officials on Monday carried out door-to-door campaign, conducted fogging operations and distributed pamphlets at Achankuttapatti in Ayothiyapattinam block, near Salem. Of the total 350 families with 1,540 persons in Adi Dravidar Colony, over 300 were suffering from fever and joint pains for the past 10 -15 days. Health officials on Sunday collected samples and distributed medicines to all the villagers.

The third edition of HIV-awareness train, best known as the Red Ribbon Express, completed its journey in the State on Friday with a record high 5,97,788 people visiting the train in all the distric

New Delhi: Health education may soon be part of school curriculum.

We are writing this letter in the context of the apology recently deman­ded by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) from actor Aamir Khan, regarding the episode on 27 May 2012 of his show Satyamev Jayate (SJ) dealing with certain practices of the medical profession. We very much appreciate that the IMA wants to uphold the dignity of the medical profession. However, we feel that minimising the importance of the issues raised by this show and demanding an apology from Aamir Khan is definitely not the most appropriate way of upholding the dignity of doctors.

Such advertisements are everywhere, argues Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

Responding to a letter issued by an anti-tobacco advocacy group on depiction of indirect tobacco advertisements at various metro stations, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has said such advertisements are everywhere and “the rules cannot be different for the metro”.“We do not permit advertisements of tobacco and alcohol products within metro premises, but the letter sent to us was in regard to surrogate advertising,

For making immense progress with the State's anti-tobacco campaign, the World Health Organisation has awarded Himachal Pradesh the WHO South East Asia Regional Office Award 2012. Disclosing this, an official spokesman said the State has achieved the target of making all district headquarters in the State smoke-free.

The State is taking effective steps through mass awareness programmes and law enforcement agencies and has constituted district level coordination and monitoring committees for its successful implementation.

District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareed has said that sale of no kind of tobacco products will be allowed near educational institutions.

The district administration has taken a strong stand against tobacco in its recommendations for educational institutions ahead of the new academic year. The committees against tobacco in schools should be formed and start their operations in the first week of June. The committees should file their reports before the district committee in July.

Donate an organ, give someone a new life – Preeti” She joined AIIMS as a young data entry operator, and around the age of 26, she became one of the first and youngest recipient of a donated heart i