Newly inducted Rajasthan Medical and Health Minister Aimaduddin Ahmed Khan on Tuesday said his department would render quality health care services to the people and function with sensitivity to the issues directly affecting the public health and hygiene.

Poverty has become big business in India.

Soon tribals would not have to travel far for treatment.

Non-government organisations (NGOs) will do more than just social service. The state government will now entrust them with the job of running hospitals.

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 on Primary Health Care together with the slogan of Health for All by 2000 AD is considered one of the most significant public health initiatives of the 20th century. The 30th anniversary of the declaration provides an opportune time to revisit its history and arrive at some fresh perspectives.

Upon an examination of the development of health services in India, it is evident that the primary health care strategy was a logical outcome and justification for health policies that were (and are) antithetical to the principle of social justice.

DH News Service, Bangalore:

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday announced the introduction of a new health scheme, 'Arogya Suraksha Yojana' scheme that offers free medical insurance to those coming under the BPL (Below Poverty Line).

Binayak Sen, a paediatrician and vice-president of the People

Be it health, water, cleanliness or alcohol consumption, villages in rural Maharashtra are witnessing a silent movement in the last few years, thanks to the women sarpanches at the helm.

In rural India, most births take place in the home, where high-risk care practices are common. The researchers developed an intervention of behaviour change management, with a focus on prevention of hypothermia, aimed at modifying practices and reducing neonatal mortality.

Even as the latest UNICEF report has found that the present maternal mortality rate in India leaves the country lagging in meeting the United Nations