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West Nile virus takes life of a 7-year-old in Kozhikode
India

West Nile virus takes life of a 7-year-old in Kozhikode

A seven-year-old boy, Mohamad Shan, who was tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) last week, died today morning.
PM Modi's letters to poor has troubled Opposition. But why?
Politics

PM Modi's letters to poor has troubled Opposition. But why?

To celebrate the 100-day mark of Ayushman Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious health insurance scheme, hundreds of poor have received letters signed by him, a move which has rattled the Opposition.
J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme
Business

J&J faulty hip-implants: SC closes case citing Center's compensation scheme

The Supreme Court today closed the case seeking action against US-based pharma major Johnson and Johnson for implanting faulty hip implants into patients in New Delhi.
Health Ministry asks states to constitute mental health authority, review-boards
India

Health Ministry asks states to constitute mental health authority, review-boards

The Union Health Ministry has asked all the states to set up a State Mental Health Authority and District Mental Health Review Board in order to ensure effective implementation of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017.
Jaipur Zika virus outbreak? 22 test positive, PMO wants report
India

Jaipur Zika virus outbreak? 22 test positive, PMO wants report

Since an elderly woman from Jaipur tested positive for the Zika virus in late-September, 21 others have tested positive for the virus in Jaipur, prompting the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to seek a detailed report from the Union Health Ministry.
SC: Sale of Saridon, two other drugs allowed for now
India

SC: Sale of Saridon, two other drugs allowed for now

After the government banned 328 FDC drugs including the likes of household names like Panderm, Saridon, etc., the Supreme Court, on Monday, allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs, at least temporarily.
Govt. bans 328 FDC drugs including Saridon, Panderm etc.
India

Govt. bans 328 FDC drugs including Saridon, Panderm etc.

In a move aimed at curbing the use of fixed-dose combination (FDC) medicines, the Union Health Ministry has imposed a ban on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of 328 FDC drugs, with immediate effect.
Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions
India

Health Ministry to rename drug regulator CDSCO; invites suggestions

The Union Health Ministry has invited suggestions for renaming the country's drug regulator CDSCO in line with its expanded roles.
In Delhi, 'Modicare' hits roadblock as Kejriwal wants his name
Politics

In Delhi, 'Modicare' hits roadblock as Kejriwal wants his name

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious health program, Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (ABPMJAY), scheduled to roll out on September 25, has hit a roadblock in Delhi over its name.

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