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Science/Health

Azad asks about status of health schemes launched by UPA

New Delhi : Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday sought to know from Health Minister J.P. Nadda the status of all the health schemes started during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule, including initiatives for mother and child and free drugs.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Azad in a veiled jibe also hoped that Nadda would continue in the ministry till the end of the NDA government's term.

AAP to launch anti-drugs campaign in Delhi, Punjab

New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is all set to launch an anti-drugs campaign, primarily in Delhi and Punjab, a party source said on Friday.

The campaign, "Ek Nasha", comes at a time when the party has stepped up its efforts to win next year's assembly elections in Punjab.

"A big awareness campaign is going to be launched in Delhi and Punjab. Our leader Kumar Vishwas will be the face of the campaign," the source told IANS.

Swachh Bharat urban toilet plan 76 percent behind schedule

By Prachi Salve

Of a target of 2.5 million household toilets in urban areas by March 2016, 24 percent (0.6 million) have been constructed.

Of a target of 100,000 community and public toilet seats in urban areas by March 2016, 28 percent (28,948) have been constructed.

Gujarat constructed 327,880 individual toilets until December 2015, more than any other state.

Unicef bats for better health reporting in India

New Delhi : To sensitize media students with public health reporting skills, Unicef India, in partnership with Oxford University, held a three-month long awareness and skill development programme in Delhi for the first time in India.

Forty students of premier media institute Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) finished the course here, currently offered to public health professionals in Britain.

Ensure toilets in every home: PM to women panchayat leaders

Ranchi/Jamshedpur : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to women representatives in panchayats in the country to make efforts to construct toilets in every house so that not a single female goes to open fields for defecation.

A woman with a mission: She safeguards maternal health in Himachal villages

By Vishal Gulati

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) : In spite of advancing years, health worker Kaushalya, whose name roughly translates into "ability to do something well", is showing the light to women in one of the remotest areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. She has, in fact, dedicated 31 years to propagating institutional deliveries and providing health services like intrauterine contraceptive device and other contraceptive methods.

A woman with a mission: She safeguards maternal health in Himachal villages

By Vishal Gulati

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) : In spite of advancing years, health worker Kaushalya, whose name roughly translates into "ability to do something well", is showing the light to women in one of the remotest areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh. She has, in fact, dedicated 31 years to propagating institutional deliveries and providing health services like intrauterine contraceptive device and other contraceptive methods.

Fire at Lady Hardinge Hospital in Delhi

New Delhi : A fire broke out in a first-floor room of the Lady Hardinge Hospital in central Delhi on Thursday, damaging an air conditioner and some medicines, fire officials said.

A fire official told IANS: "The fire office received information about the incident at 12.20 p.m. and four fire tenders were sent to the spot immediately."

Officials suspect electrical short-circuiting caused the fire.

The fire broke out in the medicine wing room on the first floor. An air-conditioner and some medicines kept there were damaged in the blaze.

No research papers from 332 medical colleges in 10 years

New Delhi : A total of 332 medical colleges in India have not published any research papers during 2005-14, a journal has revealed.

According to journal Current Medicine Research and Practice, 162 medical colleges registered under the Medical Council of India (MCI) and 170 under the National Board of Examination (NBE) have not contributed at all towards research in medical science.

No research papers from 332 medical colleges in 10 years

New Delhi : A total of 332 medical colleges in India have not published any research papers during 2005-14, a journal has revealed.

According to journal Current Medicine Research and Practice, 162 medical colleges registered under the Medical Council of India (MCI) and 170 under the National Board of Examination (NBE) have not contributed at all towards research in medical science.

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