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PM Modi calls for meet with all government secretaries November 1

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the secretaries of all government departments for a brainstorming session on November 1 once again.

Expert health teams sent to high-risk states

Days after the Prime Minister stepped-in directing the Cabinet Secretary to assess country’s preparedness to tackle Ebola, the Union health ministry has beefed up preparations to keep the virus at bay

Vaccine trials to fight Ebola begin in US, UK & Mali

Even as deadly Ebola continues to spread its wings, pharmaceutical companies developing the vaccines are committed to ramp up production capacity for millions of doses to be available in 2015.

Virus likely to explode by December

In a major setback in the fight against deadly Ebola virus, a new study has predicted that current international commitments will not contain Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

India has 24% of world’s total tuberculosis patients

India bears 24 per cent of the total burden of tuberculosis (TB) reported globally.

Made-in-China Japanese Encephalitis drug a hit with government

Even as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” pitch grows louder, the Indian government prefers buying Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine from China, given the cheapness of the drug.

No plastic containers for pharma industry


The Union health ministry has banned the use of plastic bottle containers in pharmaceutical industry.

Health ministry officials to meet Nasscom experts

To give shape to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious e-governance initiative, the Union health ministry will take it first step forward with the senior officials in the ministry meeting with the

Lancet endorses human stem cell therapy

According to the study, different forms of macular degeneration appeared safe up to 3 years post-transplant

India seeks funds for Tuberculosis, malaria

With the drop in HIV prevalence in India, the demand for funds has also gone down for combating the deadly virus.

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.