Centre's sanction for houses being funded under PMAY-Urban crosses over one crore
Addressing a press conference, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in the next three to four months, the ministry will sanction all the 1.12 crore houses, a target set by the government.
NPPA hikes 21 formulations’ prices by 50%
The National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) invoked paragraph 19 of the Drug Prices Contr...
Leprosy drug to treat cancer? Doctors hunt for new uses of old medicines
CDRI in Lucknow, scientists recently found that certain leprosy drug...
Sesquicentennial Gandhi Jayanti: Centre plans big
The latest list includes Ayushman Bharat’s free healthcare coverage for all sanitation workers and families, Gandhi busts in 54 countries, leprosy and TB-screening drive for 250 million people, a ‘Main Bhi Gandhi’ campaign, special TV and radio shows and mass activities.
Parliament passes law removing leprosy as ground for divorce
The Rajya Sabha on the last day of the Budget session passed the Bill without debate after consensus on the issue.
LS passes bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce
The bill seeks to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce in five personal laws -- Hindu Marriage Act, Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, Divorce Act (for Christians), Special Marriage Act and the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act.
Make leprosy eradication programme massive like Swachh Bharat: Gandhi Peace Prize winner to Narendra Modi
According to World Health Organisation (WHO), India has the highest number of new cases of leprosy in the world annually, followed by Brazil and Indonesia.
Show cured patients in Leprosy Advertisements, Supreme Court tells Government
The SC said the government must send positive messages about the prevalence of leprosy in the country to dispel the stigma associated with the chronic infectious disease.
India will be free of leprosy this year: J P Nadda
He claimed that Uttar Pradesh, which used to lag behind other states in the health sector, has taken a big leap ahead because of various schemes launched by the BJP government.
Bill in Lok Sabha to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce
Introduced by Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhary, the provision of leprosy as a ground for divorce was part of the laws because when these acts came into being, leprosy was incurable.
Aadhaar linkage not a must for leprosy patients: Minister
The government has issued a set of instructions to help district authorities comply with the move. Officials asked to ensure individuals are not denied subsidies in such cases.
Supreme Court notice on petition to repeal 144 laws against leprosy patients
A bench, led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, issued notices after hearing senior advocate Raju Ramachandran who drew its attention to the laws.
How the Global Appeal 2018 against leprosy aims to give a voice to patients, families
An annual initiative, Global Appeal, will be held in New Delhi on January 30 —World Leprosy Day.
India, neighbours push for leprosy, kala-azar elimination by 2020
Adopting a 'Call for Action' at a high-level ministerial meeting in Jakarta, the member countries pledged according the highest priority to accelerating efforts against NTDs.
Health Ministry launches campaign to eradicate leprosy
The campaign comes after PM Narendra Modi called for eradicating leprosy from the country by 2019, which is the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
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