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Centre mulls to increase number of medical seats to meet demands

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): The Union Government is mulling to increase the number of under-graduate and post graduate medical seats across the country to meet the shortfall of doctors, who also admitted that Centre at the same time filed a review petition in Supreme Court seeking clearance for National level Common Medical Test which was quashed by the apex court earlier.

Dettol celebrates Global Handwashing Day

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IBNS): Committed towards spreading awareness around the importance of hand hygiene amongst children, RB (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) India celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a unique concept of global relay. As a part of the global campaign "Give Life a Hand" panning across 27 countries, the campaign saw school children across 11 countries come together in a virtual relay.

In race against time, Member States must increase efforts to stop Ebola outbreak UN official

New York, Oct 15 (IBNS) The Ebola outbreak is “winning the race” against attempts to contain it, the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the deadly virus warned the Security Council on Tuesday as he urged the international community to help expand on-the-ground efforts across the affected nations in West Africa.

Ebola: FB's Mark Zuckerberg, wife Donate $25M to CDC

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Popular social networking site Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday said he and his wife Priscilla are donating USD25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation in order to fight the Ebola disease.

10,000 new Ebola cases could be seen per week: WHO

Geneva, Oct 14 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday warned that there could be up to 10,000 new Ebola cases a week in next two months.

Strong community engagement, activism key to defeating Ebola in West Africa-UN official

New York, Oct 14 (IBNS) Community engagement and activism are critical in Sierra Leone’s ongoing battle against the spread of Ebola, a United Nations official declared on Monday, adding that only with the support of the local population could the country and the wider region of West Africa defeat the economic and health crises caused by the deadly virus.

Texas: Health care worker tests positive for Ebola

Texas, Oct 12 (IBNS): A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test at the state public health laboratory in Austin, officials said on Sunday.

Bhopal gas victim group protests against NIREH

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IBNS) Five organisations working for the welfare of the survivors of the December '84 Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal Saturday demonstrated outside the National Institute for Research on Environmental Health (NIREH) during its 4th foundation day celebrations accusing this 31st center of the Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) with betrayal of the interests of the survivors.

'We are late, but not too late to fight and win this battle,' against Ebola – UN

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Declaring that the world has never seen anything like current Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa, senior United Nations officials on Friday warned that the virus is “far ahead” of the global response as it is morphing from a local to an international crisis requiring all countries to scale up efforts and financial commitments to bring an end to the scourge.

On World Mental Health Day, Ban calls for improved care for schizophrenia

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Suffering from schizophrenia should not have to mean enduring “a life sentence of isolation and poor physical health,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday as he urged the creation of better support networks and services for people living with the mental health disorder.

India's first ever Mental Health Policy unveiled

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday launched India's first Mental Health Policy, saying that universal access to mental health care is a specific goal of the government.

Heart ailment diagnosis now more affordable: Doctor

Kolkata, Oct 10 (IBNS) Kolkata's doctors say heart diagnosis has become much more facile due to the increase in the financial affordability of people.

Ebola crisis 'permeates every aspect of people's lives' in Guinea, UN warns

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) Urgent support is needed to avert an "economic meltdown" in Guinea, where the Ebola crisis is destroying lives, jobs and essential services, leaving exports of fruits and vegetables down 90 percent, the airport two-thirds empty and container traffic to its key port down by a third, according to the United Nations.

Ban urges international community to escalate Ebola response amid worsening outbreak

New York, Oct 10 (IBNS) The international community must "step up" its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed on Thursday, adding that a range of measures – from extra financing to increased medical assistance – were essential in helping the countries afflicted by the disease.

Ebola: UN agency launches initiative to tackle growing food security threat in West Africa

New York, Oct 9 (JEN) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Wednesday is launching a programme that will assist 90,000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon separately announced the appointment of the respective UN Crisis Managers in the three countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.