Meghalaya: Over 8,500 cancer patients registered in Shillong Civil Hospital in eight years

Meghalaya: Over 8,500 cancer patients registered in Shillong Civil Hospital in eight years

SHILLONG, April 17, 2018: As many as 8,530 cancer patients were registered in the cancer department of Shillong Civil Hospital alone from 2010 till date while 3,041 patients were treated with radiation therapy from 2012 till March this year. While 5,291 male patients and 3,047 female patients were registered upto 2017, the number of patients […]

Manipur: Community myth keeping kids away from Measles/Rubella vaccination

Manipur: Community myth keeping kids away from Measles/Rubella vaccination

IMPHAL, April 10, 2018: In an ironic case, a myth prevailing among the populace of a particular community has led to many refusing administration of Measles/Rubella (M/R) vaccine in Kshetrigao A/C. Sources informed that false information, including claims that administering MR vaccine inhibits fertility and even cause termination of lives have been spreading/circulating through social […]

Mizoram: State sounds swine flu alert

Mizoram: State sounds swine flu alert

AIZAWL, April 10, 2018: The Mizoram government has sounded a swine fever and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) alert on Monday. An official release stated that swine fever and PRRS is most common in the state during March to May and appealed to pig and cattle-rearers to be alert. All pig-rearers were asked to immediately […]

5 top health care institutions in Guwahati, Assam

5 top health care institutions in Guwahati, Assam

June 11, 2017: Public health is one of the critical infrastructures of a region aiming to  prevent disease, prolong life and promote human health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals. The dimensions of health can encompass a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence […]

Sikkim becomes first Indian state to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic fruits and vegetables

Sikkim becomes first Indian state to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic fruits and vegetables

GANGTOK, 2 April 2018: On Sunday, Sikkim became the first state in India to completely ban the import and sale of non-organic agricultural produce which includes fruits and vegetables within its boundaries under the Sikkim Organic Mission. “Officers will inspect markets throughout the state, and if any vendor is found selling the banned vegetables and […]

Mizoram: More than 300 HIV related deaths during current year

Mizoram: More than 300 HIV related deaths during current year

AIZAWL, 2 April 2018: The Mizoram government has so far recorded 322 cases of HIV related deaths, Health minister Lal Thanzara said. Responding to questions raised by Aizawl West II legislator Lalruatkima, Mizoram Health minister Lal Thanzara said that as many as 322 HIV AIDS related deaths are recorded during the current financial year. “The […]

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