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Category: Public Health
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11 villages identified for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan 20.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
11 villages identified for Gram Swaraj Abhiyan
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Cholamandalam MS Risk Services, CAHO ink MoU 19.4.2018 General News
Cholamandalam MS Risk Services, part of the diversified business conglomerate Murugappa Group, today signed an agreement with Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) to offer joint certification programme on fire safety preparedness. The signing of the MoU aims to address the gaps in knowledge and systems that hospitals face in the areas of fire prevention, protection and preparedness, a press release said. "We are happy to associate with CAHO in their safety initiative. Through this certification programme, we hope to educate the participants on fire safety norms and mitigation measures," Chola MS Risk Services, Chief Executive, N V Subbarao said. "Considering our 23 years of experience in the design of fire protection and detection systems, we are confident that we will be able to add tremendous value to hospitals on fire safety management," he said. Critical concepts will be taught through use of simulations and innovative use of Virtual Reality ...
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Fortis Healthcare to form takeover evaluation panel 19.4.2018 General News
(Reuters) - Indian hospital operator Fortis Healthcare will set up an advisory committee to evaluate takeover proposals, it said on Thursday, as suitors hover around the cash-strapped company.
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Monetise Air India assets rather than selling stake: SJM to govt 19.4.2018 General News
The RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch today opposed Air India's disinvestment in the "current form" and said the government should monetise the national carrier's assets for repayment of debt rather than selling its stake. Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) co-convener Ashwani Mahajan said Air India has operating profits, but is running into losses due to its debts. "So rather than selling its stake in the national carrier, the government can reduce its (the carrier's) debt by selling off its land," he told PTI. His remarks assume significance as they come days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had categorically said that Air India should not be sold to a foreign buyer. The Centre has invited 'expression of interest' to sell a 76 per cent stake and management control in the airline. Mahajan said that the SJM is "opposed" to disinvestment of the national carrier in its "current form", asserting that the airline can be made profitable by repaying its debt. He blamed the Congress for the sorry ..
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GHS refutes 'pushing redundant vaccine' allegations 19.4.2018 General News
Public health communications firm GHS today refuted RSS affiliate SJM's allegation it was pushing redundant vaccines in India, saying it works to raise awareness about some of the pressing public health challenges. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this week, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) co-convener Ashwani Mahajan claimed that Global Health Strategies (GHS) was pushing globally-redundant vaccines into India and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was funding the firm in doing that. "We strongly reject false claims that GHS is 'pushing for redundant vaccines'. The government of India makes independent decisions on the introduction of new vaccines based on the recommendations of senior scientists on the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation," GHS said in a statement. It is, therefore, incorrect to imply GHS would influence these decisions, the firm said. GHS said it works on various public health challenges with technical inputs from independent experts .
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India, UK ink MoU on trade, investment 19.4.2018 General News
India and the United Kingdom (UK) have announced a wide range of Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and agreements across technology, trade and investment.Both the countries have agreed to an overarching cyber-relationship framework. A framework for the UK-India Cyber Relationship, committing to a free, open, peaceful and secure cyberspace; and cooperation in exchange of information and strategies for effective cyber security incident management and threat response.A MoU on cooperation and exchange of information for the purposes of combating international criminality and tackling serious organised crime, to establish a mechanism for the exchange of criminal records, immigration records and intelligence.A MoU to strengthen institutional cooperation in the field of sustainable urban development, to include business engagement, programme and project design, access to finance, knowledge exchange and research and innovation, to build on existing cooperation on the Smart Cities Mission.A
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Naidu calls for mandatory rural posting of doctors 19.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Naidu calls for mandatory rural posting of doctors
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Oil firms to observe ‘Ujjwala Diwas’ 19.4.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The three public sector petroleum companies – Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum – will observe Ujjwala Diwas as part o
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Healthcare for poor, elderly top priority: PM Modi 19.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday highlighted the need for medical care in India for the poor, and elderly.He said this when one of the attendants drew a parallel between the ObamaCare and ModiCare while questioning about the progress of healthcare in India at the 'Bharat ki Baat, Sabkey Saath' programme at London.In response to it, Prime Minister Modi outlined three priorities of the government: "Children must be educated", 'Youth must have jobs" and "the elderly must have access to medicines."He further expressed his wish to establish 1.5 lakh healthcare centers in the country.While discussing the economic situation in the country, Prime Minister expressed his concern towards the poor, marginalised and the downtrodden and took his own life example to point out the same."I do not need to read books to understand poverty. I have lived in poverty. I know what it is to be poor and belong to the backward sections of society. I want to work for the poor, the marginalised and the .
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‘T.N. to eradicate hearing impairment’ 19.4.2018 Hindu: Home
The Tamil Nadu government will set up 162 centres across the State to identify hearing problems in newborns using Oto Acoustic Emission (OAE), Health
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Planning to buy an insurance cover? Here is some advice on important issues 19.4.2018 Latest News
As for the query on income tax, you are allowed to claim a deduction of up to Rs 25,000 in each financial year, for the medical insurance premium that you pay
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Want to create 1.5 lakh wellness centres in India: Modi 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Emphasizing on initiatives to improve India's healthcare sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the government has plans to open around 1.5 lakh wellness centres across the country.
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Naidu launches Assam govt's cashless health scheme 18.4.2018 General News
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today launched a health scheme of the Assam government that offers free medical care of up to Rs 2 lakh for every individual from Below Poverty Line (BPL) and Above Poverty Line (APL) families. The cashless scheme, 'Atal Amrit Abhiyan', will cover 92 per cent of the state's population with annual income below Rs 5 lakh, he said. Congratulating the Assam government for the pro-poor scheme, Naidu said, "It is estimated that the number of Indians falling below poverty line due to health spending run as high as 63 million. The need of the hour is to safeguard people from this catastrophic health expenditure by providing comprehensive care." If the scheme is implemented in its letter and spirit, it will help the poor to a great extent, Naidu said. "I am very happy to be here to formally launch this historic scheme. I call this historic. It will go down in the history of not just the state, but the country as a whole. I compliment the Assam government for ...
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A decision by Sachin's father that changed his life, Indian cricket: Book 18.4.2018 General News
It was the summer of 1984 when a decision by Professor Ramesh Tendulkar -- to let his youngest child Sachin switch school changed the boy's life. The anecdote finds a mention in a new book, Winning like Sachin: Think & Succeed like Tendulkar', authored by Devendra Prabhudesai. Sachin was just 11 when his elder brother Ajit took him to coach Ramakant Achrekar, who was of the view that young boy had it in him to go a long way in the sport and it was therefore prudent that he be given access to competitive cricket. The issue was that Bandra IES, the English-medium school in Mumbai where Sachin studied, did not have a cricket team. Achrekar recommended that Sachin be shifted to Shardashram Vidyamandir, whose English-and Marathi-medium cricket teams were coached by him, the book says. Sachin's residence at Sahitya Sahawas in Bandra was a fair distance away from Shardashram in Dadar. There was no bus that plied between the two locations directly, which meant that Sachin would have to ..
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Need health schemes with widest coverage: Venkaiah Naidu 18.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said there is a need to create health schemes that provide widest coverage to the young, aged and infirm, and those suffering from both critical acute and chronic ailments.
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China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for troubled Fortis 18.4.2018 General News
(Reuters) - Cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare Ltd said Fosun International Ltd has offered to invest up to $350 million, making the Chinese firm the fourth suitor aiming to tap soaring demand for private healthcare in India.
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Pilot project for ESI cover to construction workers in Haryana: Gangwar 18.4.2018 General News
The government plans to launch a pilot project in Haryana to examine the feasibility of providing health cover to building and other construction workers through Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar said today. "We are planning to start a pilot project in Haryana. This will enable us to know about the practical problems while implementing this programme," Gangwar said while addressing a conference on building and other construction workers here. "In order to provide health services, we should bring building and other construction workers in the fold of Employees' State Insurance (ESIC) scheme," the minister said. "The employers contribution to ESI should be paid by states and they file ESI returns instead of employers for these workers. States can give employers as well as employees' contributions towards ESI out of building and other construction workers cess collected by them," the minister suggested. Noting that there are around five crore .
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Impose penalty on those spitting, defecating at public places in Delhi: Lekhi 18.4.2018 General News
BJP's Lok Sabha MP from New Delhi constituency Meenakashi Lekhi today pitched for imposing penalty on people spitting, defecating or littering public places in the national capital. She also advocated for ban on use of plates, water bottles and cups made up of plastic which, besides causing diseases like cancer, chokes drainage system if not properly disposed of. "It (penalty) should be on everything (that dirties public places). These include littering and defecating, using plastic and disposing them here and there. "These actions are imposing a burden on health of the nation. So, penal action is necessary to change the attitude of people who are not willing to listen, she told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. Urban local bodies in the national capital have laws to impose penalty on people urinating or spitting in the open in public places, but there are concerns about its implementation. Under the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the government aims to attain 100 per cent ...
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China's Fosun becomes fourth suitor for troubled Fortis 18.4.2018 Reuters: Top News
(Reuters) - Cash-strapped Fortis Healthcare Ltd said Fosun International Ltd has offered to invest up to $350 million, making the Chinese firm the fourth suitor aiming to tap soaring demand for private healthcare in India.
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Health coverage schemes must provide widest coverage: Vice President 18.4.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that there is a need to create health coverage schemes that provide widest coverage to the young, aged and infirm and those suffering from both critical acute and chronic ailments.
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