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  • India committed to achieving universal health coverage: J P Nadda May 22, 2018 10:36 AM IST

    India committed to achieving universal health coverage: J P Nadda

    Addressing the plenary meeting of the 71st World Health Assembly yesterday, Nadda spoke on the theme: 'Health for All: Commit To Universal Health Coverage'.

  • India looking to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2025: Union Health Minister J P Nadda Feb 25, 2018 11:20 AM IST

    India looking to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2025: Union Health Minister J P Nadda

    Union Health Minister J P Nadda said the central government has set a target to establish government or private medical colleges in each district of the country.

  • Budget 2018: India plans to raise health spending by 11%; less than requested Jan 18, 2018 03:20 PM IST

    Budget 2018: India plans to raise health spending by 11%; less than requested

    Nadda sought a "bare minimum" budget of nearly $10 billion for 2018-19 - 33 percent higher than last year - in a letter to the finance minister on Nov. 26, which Reuters has reviewed.

  • Retirement age of central govt doctors raised to 65 years Sep 27, 2017 06:30 PM IST

    Retirement age of central govt doctors raised to 65 years

    The decision to this effect was taken today by the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

  • Govt to enhance human milk bank facility: J P Nadda Aug 04, 2017 01:09 PM IST

    Govt to enhance human milk bank facility: J P Nadda

    Responding to a supplementary question on whether more such banks will be set up, Health minister J P Nadda said plans are to "enhance" the facility.

  • 18,760 dengue cases reported in country, highest in Kerala Jul 05, 2017 09:45 AM IST

    18,760 dengue cases reported in country, highest in Kerala

    Of all the state and union territories, the maximum number of cases have been reported in Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2.

  • J P Nadda, MPs from HP meet Gadkari, review highway projects Apr 12, 2017 07:32 AM IST

    J P Nadda, MPs from HP meet Gadkari, review highway projects

    Nadda said the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has given in principal approval to national highway projects worth around Rs 19,000 crore in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Govt to create wellness centres to improve mental health care Apr 07, 2017 06:47 PM IST

    Govt to create wellness centres to improve mental health care

    Around 2,500 health sub-centres have been transformed into wellness centres as part of the Centre's renewed strategy to improve mental health care services in the country.

  • Govt approves Rs 756 cr scheme to treat cataract patients Mar 01, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Govt approves Rs 756 cr scheme to treat cataract patients

    "Big relief to cataract patients : Modi govt approves scheme of Rs 756 crore for the treatment of 786 lakh cataract patients in 5 years," BJP official twitter handle said, which was re-tweeted by Union Health Minister J P Nadda.

  • India can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030: JP Nadda Dec 02, 2016 09:02 AM IST

    India can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030: JP Nadda

    "Our concerted efforts and strategies have been able to see a success story of India. We can now safely say that we can end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by 2030," Nadda said during an event to mark World AIDS Day.

  • Need to take multi-sectoral action to tackle tobacco challenge Nov 07, 2016 03:56 PM IST

    Need to take multi-sectoral action to tackle tobacco challenge

    "The prevalence of tobacco use is still unacceptably high. Morbidity and mortality due to its use is also very high. There is a huge economic burden on people and governments due to adverse health consequences of tobacco use.

  • Corporates, NGOs need to chip in for healthcare sector: Nadda Nov 05, 2016 09:50 AM IST

    Corporates, NGOs need to chip in for healthcare sector: Nadda

    Union Minister J P Nadda today sought corporate sector and non-government organisations' involvement to make healthcare services available for people across the country.

  • India to push for discussion on smokeless tobacco at conference Nov 04, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    India to push for discussion on smokeless tobacco at conference

    Although India has already implemented 85 per cent pictorial warning on tobacco products, the issue of plain packaging, that refers to packaging that requires the removal of all branding, "will still be on the mind" during the deliberations at the Conference, the official said.

  • PM Modi dedicates 3 hydroprojects to nation in Himachal Pradesh Oct 18, 2016 12:14 PM IST

    PM Modi dedicates 3 hydroprojects to nation in Himachal Pradesh

    All the three power projects -- Koldam HEP (4x200 MW) of NTPC, Parbati HEP Stage-III (4x130 MW) of NHPC and Rampur HEP (6x68.67 MW) of SJVN -- are equipped with generating equipment supplied and commissioned by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), state-owned BHEL said in a statement today.

  • Need to have one cancer institute in every state: J P Nadda Oct 13, 2016 07:44 AM IST

    Need to have one cancer institute in every state: J P Nadda

    Nadda, addressing a four-day global conference on head-neck cancer here, also said the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Jhajjar will be commissioned in July 2018.

  • Centre sanctions 56 national highways for HP: J P Nadda Jul 05, 2016 07:22 AM IST

    Centre sanctions 56 national highways for HP: J P Nadda

    There has been phenomenal rise in devolution of funds to the state and share in central taxes had been increased from 32 to 42 percent while the grants-in-aid have increased.

  • India remains polio free, no need to fear virus strain: Nadda Jun 24, 2016 06:44 AM IST

    India remains polio free, no need to fear virus strain: Nadda

    Nadda was speaking after reviewing the special immunisation drive undertaken in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts in the wake of VDPV being found here, with state Health Minister C Laxma Reddy and officials.

  • FSSAI to remove potassium bromate from food additives list May 24, 2016 08:50 AM IST

    FSSAI to remove potassium bromate from food additives list

    A report by NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) said that nearly 84 per cent of 38 commonly available brands of pre-packaged breads, including pav and buns, tested positive for potassium bromate and potassium iodate, banned in many countries as they are listed as "hazardous" for public health.

  • Centre needs to take steps to fulfill agenda of alliance: J&K CM May 16, 2016 07:30 AM IST

    Centre needs to take steps to fulfill agenda of alliance: J&K CM

    The Chief Minister made these observations while addressing gatherings at Rajouri district of Jammu after laying the foundation stone new medical colleges in the state.

  • CII, FICCI oppose 85% pictorial warning on tobacco products May 11, 2016 09:34 PM IST

    CII, FICCI oppose 85% pictorial warning on tobacco products

    Expressing concern over larger pictorial warnings on tobacco products, industry bodies CII and FICCI on May 12 said it has led to spurt in illegal import of cigarettes and the government must take steps to curb such activities while maintaining the status quo on the matter.

  • Five lakh people die of cancer annually in India: Government May 06, 2016 02:56 PM IST

    Five lakh people die of cancer annually in India: Government

    Noting that there is no age-wise data of cancer patients, Health Minister J P Nadda said the disease kills five lakh people annually and while men usually suffer from throat and stomach cancer, women suffered from breast, cervix and uterus cancer.

  • Budget 2016: BJP says Budget is 'visionary, progressive' Feb 29, 2016 02:20 PM IST

    Budget 2016: BJP says Budget is 'visionary, progressive'

    Similar views were echoed by other ministers of the ruling party with Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi calling it a "perfect, people-friendly and progressive Budget".

  • Govt approves scheme to strengthen drug regulatory system Feb 26, 2016 06:30 PM IST

    Govt approves scheme to strengthen drug regulatory system

    The government has approved a scheme to strengthen the drug regulatory system for detecting distribution and marketing of spurious drugs in the country, Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • Centre to eliminate malaria by 2030: JP Nadda Feb 11, 2016 03:34 PM IST

    Centre to eliminate malaria by 2030: JP Nadda

    Launching the National Framework for Malaria Elimination (2016-2030) here, the minister said 70 percent of malaria cases and 69 percent of malaria deaths among South East Asian Region countries, occur in India.

  • FDI may rise 25% as FSSAI eases product approval norms: Badal Jan 17, 2016 12:29 PM IST

    FDI may rise 25% as FSSAI eases product approval norms: Badal

    Foreign direct investment in the food processing sector is likely to go up by at least 25 percent as FSSAI streamlines regulations to ease product approvals, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said.

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