Health News Update July 1, 2007
Health News Update July 1, 2007
'Health sector needs better infrastructure'
Underlining the wide gap between the availability of healthcare facilities in rural and urban India, a Planning Commission member Saturday said the country's health is in a shambles.
Female condoms would be marketed at Rs. 5 and Rs. 2 in south Orissa by Government health agencies within the next few months.
HOWRAH June 30, 2007 IST
Government hospitals, too, have not been able to rise above the considerations of caste, creed and class. At least, so it seems. A lawyer was admonished by a doctor of the Howrah General Hospital on Friday, when the former tried to get an ailing pavement dweller admitted.
PATNA 30 Jun, 2007 IST
Regional Aids Training Centre and Network in India (RATNEI) medical director Dr Diwakar Tejaswi said here on Friday Bihar and eastern UP are among the worst HIV and Aids-hit states of the country.
NEW DELHI: 30 Jun, 2007
Aware of the stringent laws governing organ transplantation in India, a Singapore-based health care firm is planning to forge an alliance with a major group of hospitals here to facilitate organ donation.
Doctors suspended for denying delivery to HIV+ woman
Lucknow | June 30, 2007 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati ordered the suspension of two doctors of the Meerut Medical College late Friday over their alleged refusal to carry out delivery of a HIV positive woman.
Father forced to deliver baby due to HIV stigma
Meerut | June 29, 2007 IST
Rahees Abbas, a slum dweller in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city, was forced to help his wife deliver a baby after doctors at the Meerut Medical College refused to attend to his HIV infected pregnant wife.
Kalam to inaugurate 'dream' medical project in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | June 28, 2007 IST
Weeks before relinquishing office, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will Friday inaugurate his dream project to develop medical devices indigenously and at affordable cost.
BHUBANESWAR | June 28, 2007
Health of children in villages inside Similipal Wildlife Sanctuary continues to be grim with 23 children have reportedly died due to malnutrition, septicaemia, malaria, jaundice and pneumonia in two panchayats between January and June this year.
India records substantial decline in polio cases
New Delhi | June 27, 2007 IST
India has made substantial progress in curbing the spread of polio with just 82 cases reported in the first half of this year compared to 676 last year, says WHO.
Medicines being diverted for drug abuse: UN official
New Delhi | June 26, 2007 IST
India faces a problem of medicines being diverted for drug abuse and the smuggling of such drugs to neighbouring countries is also a serious issue, says a senior UN official.
MADURAI: 24 Jun, 2007
The Tamil Nadu Government has sought Rs.15 crore from the Centre exclusively for carrying out measures to prevent chikungunya and to break the vector transmission.
BHUBANESWAR: 24 Jun, 2007 IST l PTI
Doctors found forceps inside the abdomen of a 35-year-old woman who rushed to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack due to severe pain.
Chikungunya spreads as funds remain unspent
New Delhi | June 23, 2007 IST
Nearly half the central government funds allocated to fight chikungunya last year remained unused - mostly in southern states that, ironically, were struggling against the mosquito-borne disease that had affected at least 1.4 million people across the country.
Poor health practices plague Rajasthan tribal women
Udaipur | June 23, 2007 IST
Women in Rajasthan's tribal areas still consider home to be the safest place for deliveries, are afraid of using contraceptives and don't get their children immunised.
New Delhi| June 22, 2007 IST
Health Minister A. Ramadoss Thursday said that all villages affected by chikungunya fever would get Rs.10,000 to prevent mosquito breeding and to spread awareness among people even as 17,000 suspected cases of the viral have been reported so far this year.
NEW DELHI| June 22, 2007
Mobile health vans would be made available in all the 36 Gender Resource Centres functioning under the Stree Shakti Programme of the Department of Social Welfare to enable women belonging to weaker sections of society to avail themselves of facilities of better treatment and medicines near their place of residence, the Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, announced here on Thursday.
NEW DELHI | June 22, 2007
On Wednesday as the World Refugee Day was being observed, Iranian refugee Jehangir Eslah succumbed to a heart ailment here in the Capital. His family, registered as refugees for the past five years, claims he would have been alive if the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) had paid for his medical care.
22 Jun, 2007 IST
Indian medical colleges, known to produce the world's most qualified doctors, do not teach medical ethics as a separate subject.
BHOPAL: 22 Jun, 2007 IST
The vibrating condom controversy is headed to the PMO with a Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister writing to PM Manmohan Singh, accusing the UPA government of promoting sex toys and sex for pleasure.
A service from Centre for Health and Social Justice
- I would like to post some rapid thoughts regarding the disclosure of HIV
status and breach confidentiality of pregnant women.
This is a human rights issue where this breach of disclosure has led to
denial of care, discrimination. No doubt the guilty should be brought to
book, but the issue of everybody knowing the confidential information
needs critical thought.
Under the "Prevention of Parents To Child Transmission" programme of
NACO which aims to improve access to ART among pregnant women and reduce
vertical transmission, all women are bieng counselled [read COERCED] to
get the test done at VCTC and then diclose the results [as all surgeons
have a phobia of HIV from not following universal precautions]. How can
we protect the confidentiality and rights of the victims to medical
A system should be in place to ensure ethical access and strict action
against those denying treatment, breaking confidentiality. All right
violations should be proactively acted upon by administrators, rather
than after after being highlited media.
Dr RK Sood
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> * Father forced to deliver baby due to HIV stigma
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> Rahees Abbas, a slum dweller in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city, was
> help his wife deliver a baby after doctors at the Meerut MedicalCollege
> refused to attend to his HIV infected pregnant wife.