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Bill to ban commercial surrogacy introduced in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Health Minister J P Nadda on Monday introduced the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha, reports Hindu Business Line.

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AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital to get 1700 & 1300 new beds respectively

New Delhi: The government has decided to add 1,700 new beds to the existing capacity of AIIMS New Delhi and 1,300 new beds to the capacity of Safdarjung Hospital, Union Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.

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AIIMS’ heliport to come up after regulatory clearances: Minister

New Delhi: The central government on Thursday said a heliport will be constructed at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here after all requisite regulatory clearances have been sorted out.

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Nadda rebuts BJP MPs, says tobacco causes cancer

New Delhi (IANS): Countering claims by two BJP parliamentarians, union Health Minister J P Nadda on Friday said tobacco was directly linked to cancer and the central government intended to go ahead with pictorial warnings on tobacco products.

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Health minister urged to look into the problems faced by Indian doctors with foreign medical degrees

Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Dr Shrikant Shinde along with Maharashtra health minister Dr Deepak Sawant, MP Arvind Sawant, Dr Pritam Munde and Dr Heena Gavit met union health minister J P Nadda and urged him to look into the problems faced by Indian doctors with foreign medical degrees who wish to work in India.

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India has 9.36 lakh doctors of modern medicine

New Delhi: According to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the total number of registered doctors in the country is 9,36,488 as on December 31, 2014.

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MCI directs two Delhi hospitals to withdraw their advertisements of medical professionals

New Delhi: In a significant development, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has directed two private hospitals in Delhi to withdraw their advertisements of medical professionals issued in national newspapers and also asked them to issue a corrigendum as a penalty.

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Pharma companies spending less money on TB drug research

New Delhi: Report on Tuberculosis Research Funding Trends, 2005–2013 published in 2014 by Treatment Action Group (TAG), an activist organization, shows annual research and development (R&D) spending by pharmaceutical companies for TB of $99.6 million by this sector in 2013 has fallen below the $99.9 million the industry spent on TB research in 2009, Health Minister J P Nadda informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.

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AAP accuses Azad, Narendra Modi, Mulayam Singh of trying to restore Dr Ketan Desai’s clout in MCI

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused the Congress, the BJP and the Samajwadi Party of trying to restore the clout of former MCI president Dr Ketan Desai in the Medical Council of India “despite the ongoing criminal cases pending against him”.

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Govt upgrades 8 medical colleges, 50 more to be upgraded

New Delhi: Eight government medical colleges or institutes across seven states have been upgraded and 50 more government medical colleges across the country are being upgraded or will soon be upgraded under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), according to Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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