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According to state health minister, the committee, which includes medical education commissioner and other officials, will visit the J K Lon Hospital and investigate every case of infant death at the health facility.(HT Archive/Representative Purposes Only)

Rajasthan forms panel to probe death of 12 infants

By HT Correspondent and PTI | Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 01:36 AM IST
Nine newborns, all of them between one and four days old, died at the hospital on Thursday, within a span of hours, a year after the same facility had hit national headlines over the deaths of at least 100 infants in a month.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Approval received to open medical colleges in Rajasthan’s 15 districts: Raghu Sharma

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:39 AM IST
“The state government’s planning is that there should be a Medical College in each district. Thus, approval has been received to open Medical Colleges in 15 districts,” Sharma said on Friday, according to an official release.
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Rajasthan Health minister Raghu Sharma.(ANI file)
Rajasthan Health minister Raghu Sharma.(ANI file)

Rajasthan to recruit 2k more doctors, 9k nursing staffers, says Health minister Raghu Sharma

By Press Trust of India | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2020 12:28 PM IST
Recently 735 new doctors were appointed in various districts and the process for recruitment of 2000 more doctors is being started now, he said.
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Municipal workers spray disinfectant to sanitise an area in Jaipur to curb the spread of coronavirus on March 31.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
Municipal workers spray disinfectant to sanitise an area in Jaipur to curb the spread of coronavirus on March 31.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

Rajasthan to scale up Covid-19 screening, will cover all the people of state, says govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 08:21 AM IST
Fifteen positive cases of the coronavirus disease were reported in Rajasthan on Wednesday, taking the overall number to 108.
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Commuters wear protective masks in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus at a railway station, in Jaipur.(PTI)
Commuters wear protective masks in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus at a railway station, in Jaipur.(PTI)

215 people who met Italian tourists in Rajasthan under coronavirus scanner

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 12:55 AM IST
The couple which tested positive for coronavirus was among a group of 23 Italian tourists who had visited six districts in Rajasthan
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Health Minister Raghu Sharma visits Kota’s JK Lon Hospital(HT Photo)
Health Minister Raghu Sharma visits Kota’s JK Lon Hospital(HT Photo)

Hospital equipment to be functional by January 15 in Kota: Govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kota/Jodhpur, Kota/jodhpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 01:52 AM IST
A political row broke out after initial reports of the deaths of dozens of children at the facility, with several top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders attacking the Congress-led state government over alleged negligence.
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Lok Sabha Speaker and Kota MP Om Birla interacting with relatives, after the death of 10 newborns at JK Lon on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Lok Sabha Speaker and Kota MP Om Birla interacting with relatives, after the death of 10 newborns at JK Lon on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

On BJP offensive over Kota infant deaths, Rajasthan minister claims link to CAA protests

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:32 PM IST
An inquiry by Rajasthan government cleared the hospital authorities of any lapses, but said that it was short of beds, functioning at 150 per cent of its capacity.
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Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma denies reports saying ‘Gayatri Mantra’ mandatory in labour rooms of medical centres.(Representative image/PTI/File photo)
Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma denies reports saying ‘Gayatri Mantra’ mandatory in labour rooms of medical centres.(Representative image/PTI/File photo)

Health Minister denies reports saying ‘Gayatri Mantra’ to be played mandatorily in labour rooms

By Asian News International | Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2019 06:16 PM IST
A group of Muslims in the state objected to the playing of ‘Gayatri Mantra’ in labour rooms. They reportedly claimed that it was against Islam as a Muslim newborn should hear Azaan, not ‘Gayatri Mantra’.
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From January 1 to March 2 this year, Rajasthan reported 4,274 positive cases and 146 deaths due to swine flu.(HT File / Representative Photo)
From January 1 to March 2 this year, Rajasthan reported 4,274 positive cases and 146 deaths due to swine flu.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Swine flu cases recorded in 2 months in Rajasthan highest since 2009

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Although maximum swine flu positive cases and deaths in Rajasthan were reported in 2015, the cases reported in just 60 days of this year is alarming.
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The Rajasthan government has added some more parameters to conduct audit of swine flu deaths in the state.(Himanshu Vyas / HT File)
The Rajasthan government has added some more parameters to conduct audit of swine flu deaths in the state.(Himanshu Vyas / HT File)

More parameters added to audit of swine flu deaths in Rajasthan

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2019 02:56 PM IST
State health minister Raghu Sharma said that earlier, death audit was being conducted at the hospitals attached to medical colleges, but now all chief medical and health officers will audit the deaths in their district to find the reasons and detailed investigation will be carried out to find out the gaps.
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The stalemate between the state government and the Gujjars continued for the second day on Saturday as the Gujjar leader Kirodi Singh Bainsla, spearheading the stir, rejected the government invite for talks in Jaipur.(ANI)
The stalemate between the state government and the Gujjars continued for the second day on Saturday as the Gujjar leader Kirodi Singh Bainsla, spearheading the stir, rejected the government invite for talks in Jaipur.(ANI)

Gujjars reject government’s invitation for talks

By HT Correspondent | Bharatpur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Tourism minister Vishvendra Singh assured that the government is committed to giving them 5% reservation and reached the protest spot at Malarna-Dungar station where Gujjars began their sit-in on Friday.
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Rajasthan health minister has directed the officials to make separate outdoor arrangements for the diagnosis and treatment of the virus at hospitals attached to medical colleges, district hospitals and subdivisional hospitals in the state.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Rajasthan health minister has directed the officials to make separate outdoor arrangements for the diagnosis and treatment of the virus at hospitals attached to medical colleges, district hospitals and subdivisional hospitals in the state.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Two die of swine flu in Rajasthan, 44 cases reported in a day

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 04:11 PM IST
Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma said: “We will do the needful to check the spread of the virus. The health department is on alert to bring the situation under control.”
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Raghu Sharma is Congress MP from Ajmer and chairperson of the campaign committee in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Raghu Sharma is Congress MP from Ajmer and chairperson of the campaign committee in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)

‘BJP has failed on all fronts’: Rajasthan Congress leader Raghu Sharma

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 02:24 PM IST
Raghu Sharma, Congress MP from Ajmer and Rajasthan campaign committee chairperson says that the BJP has cheated people and did not refer to its manifesto even once in five years of rule.
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