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  • Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector as COVID-19 cases rise Apr 16, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector as COVID-19 cases rise

    Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines.

  • People centric health system need of the hour: WHO chief scientist Mar 13, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    People centric health system need of the hour: WHO chief scientist

    Delivering the keynote address at the fourth edition of the 'Global Ayurveda Festival 2021,' she said it is essential for people to achieve health literacy.

  • State health spending should be increased by over 8%: 15th Finance Commission Feb 08, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    State health spending should be increased by over 8%: 15th Finance Commission

    The 15th Finance Commission recommended that primary health care should be the number one fundamental commitment for states.

  • COVID-19 impact: Budget 2021 to see considerable increase in health sector allocation Jan 22, 2021 04:02 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Budget 2021 to see considerable increase in health sector allocation

    The 15th Finance Commission has reportedly recommended that India’s combined public health expenditure be increased to 2.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2023-24, which is nearly double of 1.26 percent health outlay by central and state governments in 2019-20, as per an assessment by Niti Aayog.

  • CSR activities in health sector need to move beyond cities: Anupriya Patel Aug 24, 2018 10:19 PM IST

    CSR activities in health sector need to move beyond cities: Anupriya Patel

    Addressing a gathering at a CSR award event organised by India Health and Wellness Summit Initiative here, she also said the government "wants the corporate sector to really supplement our efforts".

  • Govt keen on ramping up health insurance infrastructure: Anupriya Patel Nov 10, 2017 08:22 AM IST

    Govt keen on ramping up health insurance infrastructure: Anupriya Patel

    Patel was addressing the 11th CII Health Insurance Summit and a statement from the business association said that she stressed on "insurance products for the masses".

  • India, Norway extend ties in health sector through NIPI Sep 29, 2017 08:10 AM IST

    India, Norway extend ties in health sector through NIPI

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed the Letter of Intent with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, of the Government of Norway here to this effect.

  • India top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016 Jun 29, 2017 11:05 AM IST

    India top supplier in health sector to UN system in 2016

    According to the total procurement of goods and services for operational activities of the UN system, India maintains its position as the second largest country to supply the UN in 2016, as has been the case since 2012.

  • India's public spending on health well below global avg:Survey Jan 31, 2017 09:38 PM IST

    India's public spending on health well below global avg:Survey

    The country's public spending on health is "little over" 1 per cent of GDP, the Economic Survey said today, adding that there are "insufficient" instances of good models in the health sector.

  • NITI Aayog to come out with 3-year action plan soon Jan 11, 2017 06:00 PM IST

    NITI Aayog to come out with 3-year action plan soon

    "As much as three-fourths of the draft have been prepared and we will finalise it within two months after getting inputs from ministries," a senior government official said.

  • 2013: Black sheep of medical sector kept consumer fora busy Dec 27, 2013 11:47 AM IST

    2013: Black sheep of medical sector kept consumer fora busy

    Doctors and hospitals got a stern message from consumer fora, which asked the Centre and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to identify and take action against the "black sheep" in the profession who did not hesitate to put patients' lives at risk for greed.

  • Union Budget 2012: Health sector gets Rs 34,488 crore, up by 13.24% Mar 16, 2012 08:36 PM IST

    Union Budget 2012: Health sector gets Rs 34,488 crore, up by 13.24%

    The Health sector has got a total outlay of Rs 34,488 crore in the budget estimates for 2012-13, which is 13.24% more than the budget estimates of Rs 30,456 for the ongoing fiscal.

  • Economic Survey: Public health investment increases substantially in 2011 Mar 15, 2012 02:40 PM IST

    Economic Survey: Public health investment increases substantially in 2011

    The combined revenue and capital expenditure of the Centre and states on medical and public health, water supply and sanitation and family welfare has increased from Rs.53,057.80 crore in 2006-07 to Rs. 96,672.79 crore in 2010-11.

  • Budget 2012: Here's what the health sector hopes from FM Mar 13, 2012 12:04 PM IST

    Budget 2012: Here's what the health sector hopes from FM

    This year all the key players in the health sector have pinned their hopes on governmental policies in the Union Budget to provide them with support so that they can become globally competitive.

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