Despite concerns from several quarters including the Odisha High Court, bio-medical waste management and handling in different government hospitals including three state-run medical colleges and ho

Improving and optimising human resources for health, infrastructure building, trauma care and prevention and management of lifestyle diseases are some of the thrust areas identified for the State’s health sector when the 12th Plan is implemented.

There would be no scarcity of resources for health sector in the 12th Plan as there was a 322 per cent increase in the allocation for health over the 11th Plan. It was up to the State to ensure that its healthcare moved up a higher level and that the funds were utilised effectively, Principal Secretary (Health), Rajeev Sadanandan, said.

Shillong: Glaring anomalies in the functioning of department of health and family welfare has deprived thousands of people of West Garo Hills with basic health care benefits ,revealed the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

Holding the department of health and family welfare responsible for the deprivation of basic health care in West Garo Hills, the CAG directly stated that patient care suffered due to shortage of Community Health Centres (CHCs) Public Health Centres (CHCS) and Sub centres (SCs) and inadequate infrastructure like non-functional operation theatres, lack of ultra sound,ECG and 24x 7 diagnostic services, besides the absence of medical specialist.

In India, with the introduction of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) from 2005 to 2006, utilization of healthcare services at the peripheral level has improved. This study was conducted with the purpose of evaluating knowledge, attitudes and practices of ASHA workers in relation to child health.

On the eve of the 12th Plan that promises to launch an urban equivalent of the National Rural Health Mission, an extensive survey of villages has shown that even the NRHM dream is far from being re

A Central Government appointed high-level team constituting the 6th Common Review Mission (CRM) under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has commenced concurrent evaluation and review of development works taken up in the district under NRHM, on Sunday.

The CRM team would be assessing the progress of NRHM works on 24 parameters relating to core strategies and central areas of concern by visiting the District Headquarters hospital, taluk and non-taluk level government hospitals, Primary Health Centres (PHCs), health sub-centres and villages over five days.

A series of multi-stakeholder dialogues on health care for women and children organised at five district headquarters in Rajasthan over the past month addressed the issues of “weak supply side” and lack of coordination among different government agencies for framing robust district-level health plans.

Demands raised by the village panchayats for quality health care services that could deal with the reproductive, maternal and child health issues as well as the problem of sex selection in the rural communities were highlighted at the dialogues organised in Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, Sirohi, Bharatpur and Jhalawar. The sixth dialogue in the series will be held in Dausa this Thursday.

New Delhi: Manipur has burst into the scene to become the best place to be born in India along with Goa.

The allocation for health has increased by 335 per cent to Rs 3,00,018 crore for the 12th five-year plan with a target of achieving a total public spending of 1.85 per cent of the GDP by the Centre

On the lines of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), India will now have a dedicated mission for the implementation of the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) to boost child nutrition a