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After the Central government enacted the Act in 2010 and notified it in 2012, 11 states and almost all union territories have adopted the law. States needs to have their own legislation as public health is a state subject.

Act that provides for capping private hospital rates will be adopted soon in Maharashtra, says health minister

By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:38 AM IST
Almost a decade after the Central government enacted the Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, the Maharashtra government has now said that it is serious on implementing the Act, which is aimed at streamlining healthcare services in the state
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Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)

From 17 to 130 days, doubling time of Covid-19 cases slows down in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:40 PM IST
‘Doubling rate has increased manifold in comparison to last month. This is the trend in the whole country, though it’s more pronounced in Chandigarh as the decline is steeper,’ said Arun Gupta, health secretary.
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A man walks past a wall graffiti as he wears a protective mask in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
A man walks past a wall graffiti as he wears a protective mask in Pune.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

50-59 age bracket fatalities higher in Pune’s Dehu Cantonment

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 05:42 PM IST
Also, the 14 nagar parishads have reported 32.8% deaths from the age group of 50-59 years and 19.7% deaths from 60-69 age group.
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The days of people standing in long queues at health facilities carrying multiple medical reports will become a thing of the past in this digital- and patient-friendly ecosystem, empowered by world-class technologies(AFP)
The days of people standing in long queues at health facilities carrying multiple medical reports will become a thing of the past in this digital- and patient-friendly ecosystem, empowered by world-class technologies(AFP)

NDHM will radically transform health care

By Amitabh Kant
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:21 AM IST
The creation of a digital health identity card will help patients, without compromising on their privacy
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A botched abortion can result in physical damage to the reproductive organs and psychological issues such as depression and stress(SHUTTERSTOCK)
A botched abortion can result in physical damage to the reproductive organs and psychological issues such as depression and stress(SHUTTERSTOCK)

Covid-19 exacerbates the risk of unsafe abortions | Opinion

By Lalita Panicker | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:43 AM IST
The lack of safe abortion facilities will have an impact on both health and family planning long after the coronavirus crisis is overcome, both in terms of unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions. Planning for this now is the only option
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Among the first systems to be rolled out will be the digital health identifier, ‘swasthya account’, which will help individuals create their identity in the national healthcare system for ease of access to their personal health information(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Among the first systems to be rolled out will be the digital health identifier, ‘swasthya account’, which will help individuals create their identity in the national healthcare system for ease of access to their personal health information(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Chandigarh among 4 UTs on Digital Health Mission grid

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 11:40 PM IST
NDHM will provide a comprehensive health ecosystem that will have digitally empowered individuals, doctors, and health facilities and enable paperless registrations and payments
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The Covid-19 tally has reached nearly 39,000 in Delhi and the virus has claimed more than 1,200 lives so far in the capital.(Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
The Covid-19 tally has reached nearly 39,000 in Delhi and the virus has claimed more than 1,200 lives so far in the capital.(Photo by Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)

40 hotels, 80 banquet halls to be converted to Covid-19 facilities with 20K more beds

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 08:42 PM IST
According to the official, around 40 hotels and 80 banquet halls will be converted into health facilities to provide medical care to coronavirus-infected people.
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In addition, the citizens in other states like UP and Haryana are also denied the basic right to access the central hospital in Delhi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
In addition, the citizens in other states like UP and Haryana are also denied the basic right to access the central hospital in Delhi(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Plea in Delhi HC against sealing of borders

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:50 AM IST
The plea, filed by advocate Kushagra Kumar, stated that it was an “illogical, irrational, unreasonable and unconstitutional” move.
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Different JNVs, residential schools run by HRD, which have been offered as infra in the fight against coronavirus.(HT)
Different JNVs, residential schools run by HRD, which have been offered as infra in the fight against coronavirus.(HT)

Nearly 100 KVs, JNVs turn into quarantine, health facilities to fight coronavirus

By Amandeep Shukla | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 06:43 PM IST
According to data accessed by HT, as many as 60 KVs and 33 JNVs are already being used as quarantine facilities in places ranging from Balasore to Bidar to Tinsukia and Joshimath.
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An NGO worker distributes masks to bus drivers and conductors, Kolkata, West Bengal, March 19, 2020(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
An NGO worker distributes masks to bus drivers and conductors, Kolkata, West Bengal, March 19, 2020(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)

Involve women in the battle against Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 04:33 PM IST
Women are also primary caregivers within families. But within families, given the patriarchal system in which men make all vital decisions, women are likely to get the short end of the stick.
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Flu patient who fled country threatens doctor for sounding alarm

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 11:14 PM IST
As per reports, she had refused to get tested for coronavirus even after being advised by three private health facilities in Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana.
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In 2018, a study commissioned by the BMC and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in ten municipal clinics need major structural changes to prevent transmission of airborne diseases.(HT File)
In 2018, a study commissioned by the BMC and Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in ten municipal clinics need major structural changes to prevent transmission of airborne diseases.(HT File)

BMC’s plan for air-conditioned general wards needs to be studied

By Manoj R Nair | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
Some doctors, who have opposed the proposal, have said that the installation of a ventilation system in general wards might spread hospital-acquired infections
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Khanna man who returned from Australia tests negative for coronavirus

By Mohit Khanna | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:53 PM IST
The 22-year-old man, who had returned from Australia a week ago, was admitted to the hospital after complaints of fever, cough and cold
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Go back to what appeared to be the original contours of the campaign. The Aam Aadmi Party promised to singularly focus on improvement in education and health facilities, cheaper and more extensive supply of electricity and water. The BJP appeared to plan its campaign around how Mr Kejriwal’s confrontational nature had cost Delhi in terms of development(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Go back to what appeared to be the original contours of the campaign. The Aam Aadmi Party promised to singularly focus on improvement in education and health facilities, cheaper and more extensive supply of electricity and water. The BJP appeared to plan its campaign around how Mr Kejriwal’s confrontational nature had cost Delhi in terms of development(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

HT Editorial| Delhi polls: Avoid divisive rhetoric

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 05:50 AM IST
Focus on development; don’t polarise on religious lines
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Festive season adulteration: Unsafe food to invite jail term, fine up to 5L

By Amanjeet Singh | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 12:45 AM IST
The UT health department will start raiding food outlets, mostly sweetmeat shops, from September 30
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Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains and his supporters flagging off the relief material for flood victims in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)
Lok Insaaf Party MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains and his supporters flagging off the relief material for flood victims in Ludhiana on Friday.(HT Photo)

Bains flags off mobile hospital van to flood-hit areas

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 12:35 AM IST
Bains said NGOs such as Eknoor Sewa Society and some private hospitals are helping in flood-hit areas
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At least 50,000 people are treated in the out-patient department (OPD) clinics of government hospitals, and roughly 40% of them are patients from outside of Delhi where they lack access to adequate medical services.(HT FILE Photo)
At least 50,000 people are treated in the out-patient department (OPD) clinics of government hospitals, and roughly 40% of them are patients from outside of Delhi where they lack access to adequate medical services.(HT FILE Photo)

More doctors set to join stir today, OPDs to be affected

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Unions said doctors will not carry out work in any department, unlike in most such agitations when those attending to critical care services continue working. The strike may be extended beyond Thursday, they warned.
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Boat clinic s have come to the respite of the people in Morigaon which has been severely hit by the floods.(Sadiq Naqvi/HTPhotos)
Boat clinic s have come to the respite of the people in Morigaon which has been severely hit by the floods.(Sadiq Naqvi/HTPhotos)

In flood-hit Assam, boat clinics bring respite to many

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Goroimari (Assam)
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The boat clinics in flood-hit Goroimari has become a lifeline for the people living in Morigaon where several affected by the heavy rains are also suffering from diarrhoea and fever.
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One of the five school in Jagargunda village in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist hotbed of Bastar which reopened last week after 13 years.(HT PHOTO)
One of the five school in Jagargunda village in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist hotbed of Bastar which reopened last week after 13 years.(HT PHOTO)

Demolished by Maoists, five schools reopen in Chhattisgarh after 13 years

By Ritesh Mishra | Hindustan Times, Raipur
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 07:14 PM IST
Maoists had demolished the schools when they attacked tribals in 2006 in Jagargunda area to protest against the government-promoted local tribal militia Salwa Judum.
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The media must understand the plight of the families while they are reporting.(HT)
The media must understand the plight of the families while they are reporting.(HT)

Pay closer attention to our children

By Shashi Shekhar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2019 07:40 PM IST
Muzaffarpur highlights the lack of basic health facilities for the poor. Fixing this must be a priority
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The woman’s neighbours helped her deliver the baby outside the primary health centre.(HT Photo)
The woman’s neighbours helped her deliver the baby outside the primary health centre.(HT Photo)

UP woman, allegedly denied admission, delivers baby outside health facility

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Agra, Agra
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2019 08:56 AM IST
The woman’s husband alleged that a staff nurse demanded money for the delivery and his wife gave birth when he was away selling his rickshaw to arrange the money.
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Tribals participate in a fair at Veerpur village of Madhya Pradesh’s Sehre district.(ANI file)
Tribals participate in a fair at Veerpur village of Madhya Pradesh’s Sehre district.(ANI file)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress, BJP vie for tribal votes in Madhya Pradesh

By Punya Priya Mitra | Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 09:14 AM IST
The two constituencies in the state’s eastern and western parts are a world apart in terms of topography, dialects etc. But the problems tribals face across Madhya Pradesh remain the same.
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Over the last four years, there have been over 300 malaria cases in the capital every year, showing the disease is far from eliminated from the city. Even as Delhi gears up to observe ‘World Malaria Day’ on April 25, these figures are a cause for worry for health officials.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Over the last four years, there have been over 300 malaria cases in the capital every year, showing the disease is far from eliminated from the city. Even as Delhi gears up to observe ‘World Malaria Day’ on April 25, these figures are a cause for worry for health officials.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘Over 300 malaria cases in Delhi in last four years’: SDMC

By Baishali Adak | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2019 07:27 AM IST
As per figures provided by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which tabulates data for the entire city, there were 201 malaria cases in Delhi in 2014.
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One in nearly six ventilators at Sir JJ Hospital, the state’s largest public health facility, is not functional, the hospital has told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in response to a right to information (RTI) query.
One in nearly six ventilators at Sir JJ Hospital, the state’s largest public health facility, is not functional, the hospital has told the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in response to a right to information (RTI) query.

RTI query: 1 in 6 ventilators at JJ Hospital not functional

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2019 03:23 AM IST
Out of 83 ventilators at the hospital, 15 are non-functional. While 12 are undergoing repair, spare parts of three ventilators. which were donated by the Japanese government, are not available.
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Submit inquests of unnatural deaths in jails: Bombay High Court tells state
Submit inquests of unnatural deaths in jails: Bombay High Court tells state

Submit inquests of unnatural deaths in jails: Bombay High Court tells state

By HT Correspondent | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2019 03:48 AM IST
Surprised to note the cause behind most unnatural deaths was suicide — apart from drowning and accidents — the bench on Friday sought to know on what basis they were termed suicidal.
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Victims of a thunderstorm undergo treatment at a hospital in Parsha District, Nepal March 31, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Victims of a thunderstorm undergo treatment at a hospital in Parsha District, Nepal March 31, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

25 killed, 400 injured as rainstorm hits Nepal; army called out

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 10:39 PM IST
The storm hit many villages in Bara and Parsa districts Sunday evening, according to the Home Ministry officials.
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Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)

Poll duty takes a toll on health facilities, pre-monsoon checks

By Sadaguru Pandit | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 04:12 AM IST
With approximately 40% frontline health workers pulled off duty for election work, officials said it’s affecting patients dependent on primary health facilities and the possibility of more monsoon diseases owing to lack of surveillance.
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The MCG has allocated funds of Rs 70 crore in the new budget under the sports and health category, against an estimated budget of Rs 10 crore in the last fiscal.(Picture for representation)
The MCG has allocated funds of Rs 70 crore in the new budget under the sports and health category, against an estimated budget of Rs 10 crore in the last fiscal.(Picture for representation)

Gurugram civic body approves seven-fold increase in funds for sports, health

By HT Correspondent | Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2019 04:48 AM IST
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has increased the allocation of funds for sports and health facilities by seven times in 2019-20, with plans to establish a stadium and a swimming pool in each of the four MCG zones.
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Ahead of Rajasthan assembly elections, the major problems facing the Sirohi constituency are poor education system and shortage of drinking water and health facilities.(AFP file photo)
Ahead of Rajasthan assembly elections, the major problems facing the Sirohi constituency are poor education system and shortage of drinking water and health facilities.(AFP file photo)

Shortage of drinking water one of top concerns in Sirohi

By HT Correspondent | Sirohi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:16 AM IST
Rajasthan elections: Congress MLA Sanyam Lodha says, “BJP made a promise to bring water from Narmada to Sirohi, but it was a lie. That scheme was for 84 villages and not for Sirohi”.
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In 2017, Population-based Cancer Registry (PBCR) of Chandigarh concluded that at 35 per one lakh women, the prevalence of breast cancer in the city is the highest in the country.(Representative image)
In 2017, Population-based Cancer Registry (PBCR) of Chandigarh concluded that at 35 per one lakh women, the prevalence of breast cancer in the city is the highest in the country.(Representative image)

High incidence of breast cancer a wake up call for Chandigarh women

By Tanbir Dhaliwal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 11:59 AM IST
Chandigarh has the highest incidence of breast cancer in India, reason enough for its women to adopt a healthy lifestyle and undergo mammography.
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