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It's official: Pregnant women to get free medical treatment from conception

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Jaipur: The Centre will provide free pre-natal health care and ambulance facilities to pregnant women across the country, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced on Tuesday.
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Young ‘doctors’ get week-long medical training

Alappuzha: Some 130 students from across the state are receiving one week’s training in lifestyle and communicable diseases as part of a student-doctor project introduced by Alappuzha district pancha

Infant mortality falls to 44

Here is a good news, the infant morality rate (IMR) has further dropped by three points from 47 to 44 infants deaths per 1,000 live births during 2011.

According to the recent data by the registrar g

Baby rejected by 4 hospitals battles for life

A newborn baby boy is battling for his life at the MGM hospital in Warangal after molten candle wax fell on him on Friday morning. The baby was first taken to a private hospital which, shockingly, den

Indian nurses still an exploited lot: Study


They are hailed as 'angelson earth' but the personal and professional lives of nurses in India are rather 'miserable', especially of those working in private health sector, with low salary, poor worki

Better regulation for health care industry needed: IRDA chief


Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) chairman J. Harinarayan on Saturday pitched for an effective system of regulation and management of the medical care industry.

"The other area which

Free surgery block at Chennai eye hospital


A city eye hospital on Saturday launched an operation theatre block exclusively for free surgeries.

The state of the art facility at Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital on Cathedral Road, which was inaugurated

Patients flood Niloufer

Niloufer Hospital for Women and Children is seeing an unprecedented inflow of patients from the surrounding districts over the last five days. Though the hospital has 500 beds, nearly 1,500 patients h

Emerging Kerala: It’s jackpot for health sector


The healthcare sector is arguably the early gainer at Emerging Kerala, attracting Rs 3,055 crore worth of proposals, including an investment offer by six companies for Rs 2,655 crore and a partnership

Manmohan Singh prescribes medical reforms


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed concern over deterioration in quality of medical education in the country and said a credible regulatory and institutional mechanism should be put in place.

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