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Odisha issues guidelines for holding health camps

Odisha issues guidelines for holding health camps
Bhubaneswar, About seven weeks after detection of use of bi-cycle pumps at a sterilisation camp, Health and Family Welfare Department in Odisha has issued guidelines for holding of such health camps making prior permission mandatory. Any organisation seeking to hold camps for health check up, sterilisation procedures, cataract operation and diagnosis must obtain prior permission by applying in a prescribed...

Indian-American doctor charged with healthcare fraud: New York

An Indian-American doctor has been charged with healthcare fraud here for tendering false claims for payment totalling USD 800,000 and could face 10 years in prison. A federal grand jury returned a 13-count superseding indictment charging Sreekrishna Cheruvu, 58, of East Amherst New York. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a USD 250,000 fine. Assistant US...

Health and welfare officer appears at CBI office over seashore scam

Health and Welfare departments two section officer today appeared at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Bhubaneswar. He has appeared in CBI office along with some records of seashore group and CBI interrogated the MoU issue of the chit fund scam. Meanwhile, Khurda district session court today rejected the bail plea of the share dealer Dipak Parekh in the connection...

Central team reviews health schemes in Ganjam district

Bhubaneswar: An official team from Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry is visiting Odisha's Ganjam district to review the different health schemes being implemented in the district. The Common Review Mission (CRM) comprising ten members visited the city hospital, the district hospital here and the community health centre at Khallikote yesterday, on the first day of its three-day visit to...

Haryana’s health minister escapes from car accident

AMBALA: Bad day for Haryana's health minister Anil Vij as he escaped from a road accident on GT road at Ambala Cantt this morning.  Police said media that, his car was hit by a truck. A truck rushed from the opposite direction hit BJP MLA Anil’s car, when he travelled from Ambala Cantt. While the MLA escaped unhurt, two were...

Pravat Tripathy sent on 14-day CBI remand: health ground plea rejected

Bhubaneswar: After senior BJD leader and Banki MLA Pravat Tripathy was produced before  the special CBI court on Saturday, accepting CBI plea the court sent him on a 14-day CBI remand. Mr Tripathy’s counsel had opposed the remand petition moved by CBI counsel on health grounds. Mr Tripathy’s lawyer argued that he had a major surgery a few weeks back, was...

Ebola in Liberia slowing – World Health Organisation

Geneva: Liberia, the country worst hit by the Ebola epidemic, may be seeing a decline in the spread of the virus, although the battle to contain the outbreak is far from won, the World Health Organization said yesterday. WHO assistant director general Bruce Aylward said the number of burials and new admissions had fallen and there was a plateau in...

For better management of health insurance schemes Odisha govt plans new directorate

Bhubaneswar: To address health insurance woes of farmers, labourers and the poorer sections of the state, Odisha government on Wednesday decided to open a new directorate under the health and family welfare department to manage different health insurance programmes and schemes, revealed a communication from the chief minister’s office. The decision was taken at high level meeting in the...

Bhubaneswar urban poor to get health services at doorsteps soon

Bhubaneswar: In order to effectively address the health concerns of urban poor population, the Odisha Government is seriously contemplating to set up Rogi Kalyan Samiti (Patient Welfare Samiti) in every ward of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mahila Arogya Samiti taking a population of 500 women. The project will be implemented soon in the capital city of Bhubaneswar under...

J&K floods: Army hospital saving lives as health infrastructure crumbles

Srinagar: At a time when almost the entire healthcare infrastructure in Srinagar city has been rendered ineffective by the devastating floods, the Army's 92 Base Hospital here has saved the lives of more than 300 people including 35 newborns. The army doctors without caring about their own houses and families affected by the floods have been working day and night...

India has healthcare vision for the world: Vardhan

Dhaka: India has a healthcare vision for the world supported by its ancient system of holistic medication and is committed to extending cooperation and expertise to its neighbours, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said here today. "We have a (healthcare) vision not only for India but for the entire world...While we will work for the people of the region," Vardhan...

Health Ministry joins relief efforts in J-K

New Delhi: The Health Ministry has joined relief operations in Jammu and Kashmir by sending over 1000 tonnes of medicines, water-purifying plants and teams of doctors and experts to the flood-ravaged state. A 20-member clinical team comprising physicians, pediatricians and reproductive health specialists have been deployed in Srinagar, an official statement said, adding that a 10-member team has been there...

PM Narendra Modi asks IITs to develop defence, health products

New Delhi: Noting that India is dependent on imports in several sectors including defence and health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the IITs to take up the challenge of developing products in these critical fields. He also asked these premier institutes to contribute towards user-friendly innovations in Indian Railways and fulfilling the vision for “housing for all” through...

Primary healthcare still a major challenge in Odisha: Vardhan

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is struggling to provide primary healthcare to people. The high infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the eastern state are still a huge concern, reacted Union health minister Harsh Vardhan at a press meet in the state capital on Sunday. After a three-day visit to the state, Vardhan mentioned that the Odisha government has...