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Kolkata blood bank stops use of blood collected from red light zone


Kolkata, July 26 : Days after two blood donation camps were conducted in Kolkata’s brothel-based sex workers’ districts, the Central Blood Bank and the Medical College, Kolkata on Thursday last have decided to segregate and stop the use of blood units which were collected from there. Director of the Institute of Blood Transfusion, Medicine and Immunohaematology (BTM and IH), Kumaresh ...

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President inaugurates Ayush Wellness Clinic


New Delhi, July 25: President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a new AYUSH Wellness Clinic and a restored Clock Tower in Schedule ‘B’ area of the President’s Estateon Saturday to mark the completion of the third year of his Presidency. Speaking on the occasion of inauguration of AYUSH Wellness Clinic, the President said that in the three years of his Presidency numerous ...

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WHO welcomes European regulators’ initial green light on malaria vaccine


New York, Jul 25 : The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday welcomed a major regulatory hurdle cleared by a malaria vaccine, saying it expects to make a policy recommendation later this year on its use in the context of an overall panoply of public health tools for combatting the disease which kills one African child a minute. “This is ...

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India granted patent to treat incurable disease in Malaysia


Kolkata July 24 : Indian medical innovation has come to the forefront with the Human Embryonic Stem Cell technology developed by Dr Geeta Shroff at Nutech Mediworld being granted the 66th patent in Malaysia for the treatment of various medical conditions. Dr Shroff’s ground breaking technology is advancing the ‘Make in India’ campaign for the biotechnology sector. The technology is ...

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UN health agency to mark World Hepatitis Day with pilot initiative to curb unsafe injections


New York, July 24 : The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursdaythat it will commemorate the fifth World Hepatitis Day next week with a global ?injection safety initiative campaign in three pilot countries together with the foundation arm of IKEA to combat the “silent epidemic” that kills more than 1.4 million each year. “Egypt, Uganda and India are three ...

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UN health agency reports no new Ebola cases in Liberia


New York, Jul 23 : No new cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia nor in recent hotspots in West Africa with half the 26 cases in this week’s update from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) coming from the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, bringing the number of people who have died of the disease to 11,269. ...

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New healthcare facility opened in Kolkata


Kolkata, July 23 : ISADOS multi-specialty clinic, a smart healthcare destination was inaugurated in Kolkata’s Beliaghata area on Wednesday by Chandrima Bhattacharya, West Bengal Minister of State, Dept. of Health & Family Welfare and Law and Judicial Affairs. ISADOS brings a wide range of healthcare services under one roof at very affordable costs to the people of Beliaghata and beyond. ...

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“AIIMS like institutes to be setup in all states”


New Delhi, July 21 : Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY), the Centre is planning to establish AIIMS like institutions in every state in a phased manner. The information was given by Union Health Minister J P Nadda in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. Six new AIIMS at Patna (Bihar), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Bhopal (Madhya ...

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UNICEF, UN health agency report increase in immunization figures for world’s children


New York, July 17: An increasing number of children are receiving life-saving vaccinations around the world, according to the latest data released by two United Nations agencies. In a press release issued earlier today, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed that the number of countries reaching and sustaining 90 per cent vaccination coverage for their ...

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Addis: UN announces world has delivered on halting AIDS epidemic


New York, July 15: The world has exceeded the targets contained in the Millennium Development Goals to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, according to a report released on Tuesday in Addis Ababa by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). “Fifteen years ago there was a ...

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