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  • Lok Sabha passes Mental Health Bill, decriminalises suicide attempt

    28 March, 2017 1:09 AM 29

    In a landmark piece of legislation, Parliament on Monday decriminalised attempt to suicide by making it non-punishable under the Indian Penal Code. The Mental Health Bill, which passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday, also holds out better mental healthcare facilities and human rights for patients. In addition, it also seeks to protect and restore the property

  • Demands met, docs call off strike at Civil Hospital

    27 March, 2017 10:29 PM 41

    Resident doctors at Civil Hospital in Asarwa, who went on strike late on Sunday after a woman doctor was allegedly assaulted by a patient’s relatives, called off the stir on Monday. AHMEDABAD: Resident doctors at Civil Hospital in Asarwa, who went on strike late on Sunday after a woman doctor was allegedly assaulted by a patient's relatives, called off the stir on Monday

  • Parliament passes bill to decriminalise suicide bid

    27 March, 2017 7:10 PM 32

    The Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which decriminalises suicide and provisions for right to better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness has been passed. NEW DELHI: Survivors of attempted suicide will no longer have to undergo prosecution, with the Lok Sabha on Monday passing the Mental Healthcare Bill 2016, which decriminalises suicide and provisions

  • JP Nadda thanks Shashi Tharoor for suggestions on mental health bill

    27 March, 2017 7:10 PM 24

    NEW DELHI: On a day Parliament passed the Mental Healthcare Bill, Union Health Minister J P Nadda today thanked Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his "valuable" suggestions made during an earlier discussion on the legislation in the Lok Sabha. Making a emotional speech during the discussion on the Bill in Lok Sabha on March 24, Tharoor had said he has lived

  • Newborn girl found near drain

    27 March, 2017 4:34 PM 29

    New Delhi: A newborn girl was found abandoned near a drain in north west Delhi’s Model Town area today. A security guard passing by the drain heard the cries of the baby girl, who is around a week old, and took her to a hospital. Police said the baby was lying near the drain close to a school and was crying as she had been bitten by mosquitoes. The security

  • 2 Terrorists Try To Ambush Senior Cops In Jammu And Kashmir's Pulwama District, Killed

    26 March, 2017 1:18 PM 80

    Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were today killed after a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. The incident happened when the two terrorists tried to ambush a police party that included three officers of the rank of superintendent of police. A cavalcade of senior superintendents of police of Pulwama and Awantipora

  • Two nurses at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad suspended

    26 March, 2017 1:10 PM 22

    Hyderabad, Mar 26 (PTI) Two staff nurses of state-run Gandhi Hospital were today suspended after allegations that they administered expired injections to some children undergoing treatment there. However, the hospital and health officials have denied the allegations. The parents of around 10 children, who were admitted to hospital yesterday for various

  • Amitabh Bachchan Campaigns For TB-Free India

    25 March, 2017 10:54 AM 57

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has voiced support for a government campaign that works towards a tuberculosis-free India. "I support Minister of Health for TB free India," Amitabh tweeted on Friday, which was observed as World Tuberculosis Day. The 74-year-old thespian, who is a survivor of tuberculosis, added: "Incomplete treatment leads to TB becoming

  • Doctors’ strike ends after Bombay HC ultimatum

    25 March, 2017 3:54 AM 38

    The statewide resident doctors’ strike started petering out by Friday midnight, following an eventful day of negotiations between senior doctors and CM Devendra Fadnavis, and the Bombay high court’s intervention. MUMBAI: The statewide resident doctors' strike started petering out by Friday midnight, following an eventful day of negotiations between senior

  • 36th World TB (Tuberculosis) Day held at Thoubal

    25 March, 2017 12:37 AM 60

    Thoubal, March 24 2017: Like in other parts of the world, the 36th World Tuberculosis Day 2017 was observed at Basic School Kaleikhong Road, Lilong in Thoubal District today. The observance was jointly organised by District Health Mission- Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) Thoubal in collaboration with AXSHYA Project Thoubal