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Special programme launched for non-communicable diseases

New Delhi (IANS): The central government has established clinics for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 152 districts and cardiac care units in 65 districts of the country as part of a special programme, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

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Cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis not increasing

New Delhi (IANS): The number of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases are not increasing in the country and are less than three percent of the new TB cases, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

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‘Putrajeevak’ Ayurvedic drug; Modi hit unnecessarily: Ramdev

New Delhi (IANS): Stressing that ‘Putrajeevak’ is an Ayurvedic medicine aimed to help childless couples and not to choose or determine sex of a child, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday said that “there are politicians who cannot take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi directly and rake up non-issues like this to hit him”.

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Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev’s infertility medicine

New Delhi (IANS): The Rajya Sabha witnessed an uproar on Thursday when members raised the issue of yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s infertility medicine ‘Divya Putrajeevak Seed’.

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‘No Obligation to Return to India’ certificates may be issued to Doctors aged 65+

New Delhi: The government has decided to issue NORI (No Obligation to Return to India) Certificates to applicant doctors who are above the age of 65 years, according to Shripad Yesso Naik, minister of state for health and family welfare.

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Don’t force doctors to perform charity

Now that I have read the whole transcript of the Medical Consultancy and Other Services (Rationalisation of Fees) Bill tabled by Congress leader Renuka Chowdhury in the Rajya Sabha on August 8, I have to say I have mixed feelings towards it. I will leave it to the political analysts to examine the timing of this bill and confine myself to its merits and practicalities.

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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 reiterates its commitment to introduce BSc (Community Health) Course

New Delhi: The union government has reiterated its commitment to introduce the three-year Bachelor of Science (Community Health) course to address the serious concern of shortage of availability of human resources in health sector in rural areas.

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Twenty-nine thousand more cancer cases reported in 2013

New Delhi: An increase in incidence of cancer cases and mortality during the last three years has been reported in the data provided by the National Cancer Registry Programme of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Rural posting to become mandatory for PG Medical aspirants from 2015-16

New Delhi: The one year-long mandatory rural posting for MBBS doctors desiring to pursue a postgraduate medical degree (MD, MS) in the country is likely to come into effect from the academic year 2015-16.

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