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Health

Extended retirement age worries AIIMS doctors

Senior faculty members at AIIMS say the cabinet decision to extend the retiring age of teaching doctors to 65 from 62 would hamper their growth.

Highly infectious polio strain re-appears in UP

The resurfacing of P1 polio virus in Uttar Pradesh has forced the government authorities to advance the polio immunisation programme.

Sarva Sikha Abhiyan gets £150 mn UK backing

The UK Department for International Development’s support will be used to ensure that all children aged six to 14 are enrolled to primary school.

Saarc action plan for cooperation in animal health

The plan will focus on creating regional disease reporting mechanism and building up network of quality diagnostic labs, besides an early alert system.

Ranbaxy now a subsidiary of Japan co

Daiichi Sankyo and Ranbaxy believe this transaction will create significant long-term value for all stakeholders through a complementary business combination.

vCustomer to counsel health issues

The service would be beneficial to those people who want telephonic advice—particularly adolescents, newly married and about-to-be married couples.

Project ‘Samarth' to help disabled in Sikkim

The project will provide permanent care for abandoned and destitute persons with disabilities.

Himachal to recruit 210 more doctors

Himachal Pradesh government has decided to recruit 210 doctors in the Health and Family Welfare Department, including 10 dental doctors.

Rural India to see benefits of telemedicine soon

Ericsson has signed an MoU with Apollo Hospitals to educate people and to publicise, promote and implement the use of telemedicine in rural areas.

New study offers hope to India's diabetics

Diabetes complications can be reduced in a major way by controlling intensive haemoglobin glucose to the tune of 6.5 per cent.

 
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