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Himachal Govt To Rope In MBBS Students In Fight Against Covid, Meagre Pay Irks Docs

May 04, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

The medical students are irked over the meagre remuneration of Rs 3,000 per month fixed for the contractual doctors, junior and senior resident doctors, and medical students.

Andhra Pradesh ASHA Worker Dies After Receiving Covid-19 Jab; Unions Protest

Jan 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

ASHA workers staged a demonstration in front of the Government General Hospital in Guntur demanding that a compensation of Rs 50 lakh be paid to the deceased's family.


Watch: Healthcare Workers Celebrate The Arrival Of Covid Vaccine By Dancing In Viral Video

The viral video showed healthcare workers dancing while wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

The Family Health Survey And Some Food For Thought

Dec 16, 2020 Veena S Rao

Can our policymakers revisit and redesign the government nutrition programmes to obtain results?


Essential Workers Win TIME's 2020 'Person Of The Year Reader Poll'

Frontline workers beat famed figures like President Donald Trump, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Pope Francis for the readers’ top pick.

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08 December, 2020

Indian-Origin Health Expert Anil Soni Appointed Chief Of The WHO Foundation

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Mr Soni served as a senior advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation previously and is an alumnus of McKinsey and Harvard College.


25 November, 2020

Medical Body Slams Centre's Ayurveda Surgery Move, Calls It 'Khichdification' Of Medicine

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A November 20 notification by the AYUSH Ministry allows Ayurveda practitioners to be trained in general surgery procedures.


24 November, 2020

One Crore Frontline Healthcare Workers To Receive Covid-19 Vaccine In First Leg

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Five vaccine candidates are in advanced stages of development in India, out of which four are in Phase II/III and one is in Phase-I/II trials.


19 November, 2020

Healthcare Workers, Elderly People Will Be Priority For Covid Vaccine: Harsh Vardhan

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Addressing a webinar Vardhan said, Covid-19 vaccine will be available in the next few months


16 November, 2020

Should Govt Collect 18% GST On Health Insurance During Covid-19?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The government has kept the health insurance in the highest tax bracket which only luxury or non-essential products or services attract


24 October, 2020

A Dusshheraa With A Twist

Dr Shweta Khandelwal

A look at this auspicious day through the prisms of public health and nutrition


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23 October, 2020

The Future Of Healthcare Investment In India

Niraj Bora

With changes in the priority of the government, healthcare sector as an investment opportunity is promising and likely to benefit all participants


06 October, 2020

The Dormant State Of Indian Health Care Centres

Kunal Saini

Most of the population in rural India is dependent on government funded public facilities and Community Health Centres (CHCs). Even though rural areas have approximately 5335 functioning CHCs, there is a massive need for more such centres, especially in states like Bihar.


24 September, 2020

Legislation Vital In Ensuring Access To Safe Blood

Dr. Sasmit Patra

According to reports, India has a shortage of 1.9 million units of blood. The Covid-19 lockdown has further aggravated the blood shortage situation in the country.


19 September, 2020

Rajya Sabha Bill 2020: The New Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill Safeguard Healthcare Workers

Outlook Web Bureau

Health Minister introduced the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 in parliament today to replace an ordinance issued by the government in April. The bill ensures there is zero-tolerance to any form of violence against healthcare service personnel and damage to property.


16 September, 2020

After Lifting Travel Curbs, Himachal To Open 5 COVID Hospitals

Ashwani Sharma

Opposition slams government for bowing to Central pressure, says it's now 'Ram Bharose'.


15 August, 2020

Boosting Healthcare Needs Of India’s Non-Covid Patients

Nilanjana Bhattacharya and Ancy Thomas

As the cases are still rising, the covid-infected people are always the centre of attention . However, with proper technology in use, it is possible to keep a track of people who are not yet affected.


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15 August, 2020

PM Modi Announces National Digital Health Mission; Indians To Get Health IDs With All Medical Records

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PM Modi said the National Digital Health Mission will help reduce problems in getting treatment in various health facilities in the country and herald a new revolution in the sector.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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