Leading to an alarmingly low sex ratio in the Capital

Smokers beware! The government is empowering school principals, postmen, railway station masters, even your boss to book you if you're caught smoking in a public place after October 2 , the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The health ministry has already sent the rule for gazette notification and will make it public in the second week of September.

Having been deferred for more than a year now, pictorial warnings on the packaging of tobacco products will finally be introduced on November 30. The Union Health Ministry has been trying to implement this visual


Perturbed over repeated complaints of higher metal contents in ayurvedic and unani products by health regulatory agencies of countries like the UK, US, Canada and Singapore, the Union health ministry is now working on bringing out a national policy on the issue. Health ministry is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to formulate good manufacturing practise (GMP) regulations for country's more than nine thousand units involved in manufacturing ayurvedic and unani medicines.

Doctors will soon get a template for treatment ...

You may call it a prescription of sorts for doctors. The Union ministry of health and family welfare has begun drafting a set of standard treatment guidelines (STG) at the national level in an attempt to bring uniformity in medical care across the country.

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NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday approved a Centrally-sponsored National Mission on Medicinal Plants.

The total outlay is Rs. 630 crore and the mission will be implemented through the Department of Ayush under the Health and Family Welfare Ministry during the 11th Plan period.
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By 2011-12, an extent of 80,000-1,00,000 hectares is proposed to be covered under medicinal plants

"NO SMOKING': Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss (right) with representatives of Delhi University Students' Union after a

Smoking in Delhi University's North Campus will now come for a price. Students found puffing away will be challaned anywhere between Rs 150 and Rs 500 by officials from the Delhi Police and Delhi government's anti-tobacco cell.

Impressed by the working of India's premier health institute

The Meghalaya Government has asked the Centre to take special care for uplift of the health sector in the Northeastern States as the services were far from "satisfactory'. At a meeting recently, Meghalaya Chief Minister Donkupar Roy apprised Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss of the state of health sector in his State, saying that it was far from satisfactory. Roy requested Ramadoss to give adequate fund to improve the vital sector.