CHENNAI: Though there is a growing awareness of tuberculosis among people in the rural areas across the State, not many of them are familiar with the DOTS (directly observed treatment, short course) expansion programme, a survey found.

TIRUNELVELI: The recent campaign conducted in 19 blocks of the district through mobile cultural troupes to create awareness among the rural masses about HIV/AIDS has created significant impact over the villagers.

This health manifesto targeted at the political parties ahead of elections demands for effective measures to achieve the achieve the right to health, which includes the right not only to timely appropriate quality health care but also to the underlying socio economic and environmental determinants of health.

Staff Reporter

LUCKNOW: The district medical authorities would be carrying out a Hepatitis-B vaccination drive in rural areas in and around Lucknow. The drive is expected to begin in the second week of February.

Ahmedabad : For the last two days, primary schoolchildren in remote villages in Barvala taluka, Ahmedabad district, have been getting free typhoid vaccination. This is to ensure that the illness does not disrupt their studies as it does each year.

Raktima Bose

KOLKATA: The Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology has approved a Rs. 30 lakh proposal of the city-based Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute (NSCBCRI) to conduct a study on the health patterns and health management of the Toto tribal people in north Bengal.

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 16

Merely 34 per cent of the total rural population in India have access to diagnostic centres for chronic ailments like diabetes, heart and kidney diseases, says a study carried out by the Chronic Care Foundation (CCF).

ALAMGIR HOSSAIN
Domkal, Jan. 13: Farmers of a Murshidabad village have donated three bighas (an acre) and promised to raise money to buy more land for a hospital at a time the government is struggling to arrange plots for new projects.

In a bid to inject fresh life into Bihar's rural medicare system, the State Government has taken a major policy decision by upgrading the existing 533 primary health centres into community health centres equipped with all modern medical gadgets.

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