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Government hospital patients may get free drugs, diagnostics

In a bid to reduce “out-of-pocket” expenses on healthcare, the government is considering rolling out a National Health Assurance Mission that will give entitlement to free drugs and free diagnostics t

Vaccine supply to states may be hit

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If the Union health ministry fails to procure fresh stocks of vaccines in a couple of months it could possibly fail to supply the states with fresh quota.

Big shortage of vaccines, immunisation could be hit

Sending alarm bells ringing, India is likely to face a huge shortage of vaccines.

Government bans sale of anti-depressant

While the drug was approved in India in 1998, the FDC of Flupenthixol + Melitracen is not marketed in major developed nations like the US, Britain, Ireland, Canada, Japan and Australia

Usage of government schemes very low

Experts have blamed limited governmental participation for apathy of the public healthcare sector

HIV, malaria deaths on decline

In a startling revelation, an analysis for the Global burden of Diseases has suggested that estimates of the number of people living with HIV are 18·7 per cent smaller than UNAIDS’s estimates in 2012.

Support sex workers to control HIV: Study

Control of the HIV pandemic will not be achieved without radical improvement in support for sex workers, a study has revealed.

CGHS’ finances worry Centre

While the government is planning big to provide affordable healthcare to all, its existing scheme for the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries has run into trouble.

Haj vaccine: CCI slams health ministry for favouring MNCs

The Competition Commission of India has pulled up the Union health ministry, accusing it of “limiting the competition to multi-nationals” after the ministry recently changed the criteria of buying me

AIDS deaths decline in high income nations

HIV-positive adults in high income countries face a substantially reduced risk of death from AIDS-related causes, cardiovascular disease, and liver disease compared with a decade ago, a large internat

There is no shortage of just causes in the world, filled as it is with rising inequity, conflict and brutality. Yet, some causes seem more equal than others. The current one is the Israeli invasion of Gaza.

The Israeli assault on Gaza is horrific in its ferocity and far exceeds the limits of justifiable and even acceptable retribution.