Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/IANS)

AES deaths: Bihar court orders probe against Harsh Vardhan, Mangal Pandey

Patna: A Bihar court on Monday ordered an investigation against Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on charges of negligence that killed nearly 150 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district over the past fortnight. The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) Suryakant Tiwari ordered the Additional Chief Judicial […]

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/IANS)

Harsh Vardhan visits AES-hit Muzaffarpur, death toll rises to 81

Patna: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday visited Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, where 81 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in the past fortnight. Seven children died on Sunday, taking the total number of casualties due to AES to 81, health officials said. Seventy three children had died till Saturday night. However, […]

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/IANS)

Harsh Vardhan for action against doctors’ assaulters

New Delhi:  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has, here on Saturday, called for punitive action against those who assault healthcare professionals by stating that “strict action must be taken against any one who assaults them.” The Union Health Minister has asked law enforcement agencies to ensure that doctors and clinical establishments discharge their duties professionally […]

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (File Photo/IANS)

Attack on doctors should be non-bailable: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi:  Amid country-wide protests by doctors in solidarity with the striking doctors of West Bengal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday urged the government to pass a law that makes any attack on doctors a non-bailable offence. “Heinous repeated attacks on doctors across India esp WBengal have led to this situation.Govt must pass […]