Hyderabad police arrest over 100 in drive against quacks

Hyderabad : In a major drive against quacks, police in Hyderabad's old city have taken into custody 107 medical practitioners for alleged violation of rules.

Undertaking a cordon and search operation, police raided several clinics being run illegally in different parts of south zone.

Those arrested include registered medical practitioners(RMPs as well of unani, ayurvedic and other systems who were practising illegally.

The arrested people including women were either holding fake degrees or were running unauthorised clinics.

Mobile phone-based alerts for pregnant women launched

Kolkata : A mobile phone-based alert system for pregnant women in rural areas was launched here on Monday to help them stay healthy till delivery.

Called 'M-Health Service', the service requires the would-be mothers to register via a cellphone. Periodic text messages will convey to them necessary treatment details to take care of issues that crop up during pregnancy.

India worst affected by TB : US ambassador

Gurgaon : US ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Friday said India is worst effected by tuberculosis (TB) and needs more efforts to fight the disease.

Verma said TB was grabbing and finishing India.

He said every year 2.2 million people were becoming victim of TB.

The US envoy was speaking on the launching of 'Tuberculosis (TB) Free Haryana' drive here.

Agra activists demand more public toilets

Agra: The Taj Mahal city of Agra needs modern public toilets every kilometre so that defecation in the open comes to an end in India's top tourist destination.

The demand was made by speakers at a World Toilet Day function here on Thursday. The toilets must come up especially around historical monuments, they said.

With more than a dozen such monuments spread all over the city, Agra badly needed a string of modern toilets, said Surendra Sharma, president of the Braj Mandal Heritage Conservation Society.

AIIMS to host first Indo-French medical innovation conclave

New Delhi: AIIMS in collaboration with France-based FAM-Medical Academy Foundation and the French embassy in India will hold its first Public Health and Medical Innovation conclave here from November 19.

The two-day conclave will focus excellence and progress of Indo-French medical cooperation, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease, developments in cancer and skin pigmentation treatment, and innovation in teaching and research.

Assam professor dies allegedly due to medical negligence in Delhi

New Delhi : Police complaints have been filed against two private hospitals in Delhi after a 36-year-old woman academician from Assam died of blood infection and heart attack allegedly after undergoing wrong surgery without proper facilities.

According to the police complaint, Anamika Ray, an assistant professor of Gauhati University, was admitted to the city-based Navjeevan Hospital for a minimal access surgery of gall bladder on July 17.

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Over 53,000 couples in Beijing opt for second child

Beijing: Over 53,000 couples in Beijing have applied for a second child since the capital city changed its birth control policy in early 2014.

By the end of September, 53,034 couples in Beijing had submitted applications, out of which 48,392 couples were given approvals, Xinhua news agency reported.

China introduced its family planning policy in the late 1970s to rein in population growth by limiting most urban couples to one child and most rural couples to two, allowing the birth of a second child if the first child was a girl.

Over 1, 000 women screened for breast cancer in Delhi

New Delhi: Over 1,000 women were screened for breast cancer on Friday on the first day of a free screening and awareness camp held here.

The week-long drive, inaugurated by Bharatiya Janata Party MP Meenakshi Lekhi, will also raise awareness among women, basically on the causes of breast cancer.

Iran ready to implement n-deal: Rouhani

Tehran: Iran is ready to start implementing the nuclear deal reached with the world powers in July, President Hassan Rouhani has said following its approval by the Majlis (parliament).

"After the Guardian Council announces the endorsement, the government will start necessary measures" to implementing the nuclear agreement, titled Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Xinhua quoted Rouhani as saying on Tuesday.