415 combat teams formed to check diseases

Bhopal: At least 415 combat teams have been constituted at district and development block level for prevention and treatment of water-borne diseases including diarrhea, gastroenteritis, plague etc. in the state. Health Department is keeping strict vigilance on marked problem-oriented villages and townships. This information was given today by the Health Department during daily review of contagious diseases. People were told to inform immediately about the spread of any water-borne diseases in their areas on landline …

BJP MLA seeks GST rollback on sanatary napkins

Bhopal: A BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to roll back the 12 per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on sanitary napkins, in the interest of womens menstrual hygiene. The legislator, Parul Sahu, said she wrote a letter to the finance minister two days back after talking to working women, young students and social workers over the issue. In our country, majority of the rural women cannot afford …

Take effective steps to improve sex-ratio

Bhopal: PCPNDT District Advisory Committees should take effective steps to improve sex-ratio adopting Gwalior model. Gwalior was awarded by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi in the month of January this year for remarkable improvement in sex-ratio. Efforts of the Former Collector of Gwalior Akash Tripathi, P Narhari, Sanjay Goyal and District Level Advisory Committee have improved sex ratio from 881 to 931 girls per thousand boys which is not only …

Shivraj invites Modi for Namami Devi Narmade Yatra

New Delhi: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House-New Delhi today. Chouhan apprised the Prime Minister Modi about the Namami Devi Narmade Yatra being organised in the state on the lines of Namami Gange. He informed that the yatra will begin from Amarkantak from December 11 and will culminate on May 2017. Chouhan invited the Prime Minister Modi at the concluding programme of yatra. The yatra will culminate on …

15 birds die in Gwalior, Bird Flu suspected

Gwalior: Nearly 15 birds in Gwalior zoo have died in last three days, prompting the concerned authorities to send their samples for testing for bird flu virus. For last three days nearly 15 birds (painted stork) died in the zoo following which their viscera and other body parts were sent to Jabalpur and Bhopal based laboratories for testing,” zoo officer Dr Pradeep Srivastava told. After bird-flu scare in Delhi’s zoo and deer park, the authorities …

Minister asks doctors to follow new SC guidelines

Bhopal: Medical practitioners should follow new guideline issued by the Supreme Court in letter and spirit for qualitative reforms in family welfare programme. Minister for public health and family welfare Rustam Singh said it today in a state level workshop of family welfare programme. Deputy commissioner of union ministry of health and family welfare Dr SK Sikandar and his team gave special information for qualitative reforms in family welfare services and new guideline issued by …

Mishra opens ENT medical camp in Datia

Datia: Minister for Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Narottam Mishra inaugurated free ear, nose and throat medical checkup and consultancy camp at district hospital of Datia on Monday. Mishra said that doctors should have friendly behaviour with patients. Difficulties and drawbacks should be eradicated. Attention should be paid that the patients should not face any problems. The renowned Dr Rahul Agarwal selected 9 children for cochlear operation in the camp. Free medicines were …

2,000 bed hospital sanctioned at GMC premises

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan presided over the cabinet meeting here today. An administrative sanction of Rs 435.97 crore was given for construction of first phase of hospital having 2,000 beds in the Gandhi Medical College Bhopal premises. Moreover, cabinet has given its approval for upgradation of 100 bed Annuppur district hospital to 200 beds and creation of additional 52 posts, upgradation of sub health center of Pasan to primary health center and creation …

Super specialty hospital, a new identity to region: CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that the super specialty hospital being opened in Vindhya will give a new identity to the region and people of Rewa, Shahdol and bordering areas of Uttar Pradesh will get quality health care services. He said that providing better health services was the commitment of his government which was also making efforts to provide medicines to cancer patients free of cost. Chief Minister participated in foundation …

Government claims all efforts to check dengue

Bhopal: Public Health and Family Welfare Department is doing all possible effort to control the dengue fever. From January this year total 188 cases of Dengue has been registered in 23 districts, out of which 18 cases are registered in July. Department is constantly monitoring all districts to control the dengue fever. Besides, department is also conducting various awareness programs in rural areas to create awareness among peoples. Out of total 188 cases of dengue …