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US superbug death: Norms must be followed for antibiotics sales

DTMT Network
 Taking serious note of the recent death of an American woman after contracting an infection resistant to antibiotics, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has directed all stakeholders including drug makers, pharma supply chain and chemists, to strictly follow norms while selling antibiotics.

India’s Health Minister, JP Nadda
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Nadda calls for BRICS' commitment to fight NCDs

Rohit Shishodia
  Expressing concern over deaths due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in BRICS nations, India’s Health Minister, JP Nadda, has urged BRICS countries to fight NCDs with firm commitment.

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WHO to counter depression with 'Let's Talk' Campaign

DTMT NETWORK
'Depression' is the theme of the World Health Day-2017.

Tobacco products
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Tobacco use tax can boost revenue for health and development: WHO

DTMT Network
 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has batted for the tax on tobacco and the consequent and price increase on its products.

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WHO portal to track progress of universal health coverage

DTMT Network
The World Health Organization has launched a data portal on December 12, 2016 (Universal Health Coverage Day), which will help assess the progress towards universal health coverage across the globe. The portal will show where countries need to improve access to services and where they need to improve information.

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No way to bring 500kg woman to Mumbai for surgery

DTMT NETWORK
The painful story of 500 kg Egyptian woman who sought the help of India’s Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, for medical visa for weight-loss surgery in Mumbai, does not seem end as airlines have refused to provide her travel due to her huge weight and a lack of stretchers which could carry her huge body.