Assam to launch child nutrition programme - Under the program, nutrition education and counseling, quality ante-natal care, Vitamin -A will be given to children, adolescents and pregnant women
Guwahati: 23rd April 2012
Assam Government will launch Infant and Young Child Nutrition (IYCN) programme—to reduce malnutrition and anemia—by early next month. “It will be carried out at Lahowal Block in Dibrugarh and Sipajahr Block in Darrang district on pilot basis under Chief Minister Vision for Women and Children 2016 programme,” official sources said. National Rural Health Mission, Social Welfare, Education Department and UNICEF will jointly implement the programme.
New Delhi: 23rd April 2012
India and Kuwait Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral medical cooperation to boost healthcare, a government statement said. "The union health secretary P.K. Pradhan, on behalf of Government of India, signed an MoU with the State of Kuwait on Medical Cooperation. Ibrahim Alabdelhadi on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Government of Kuwait," the statement said. While there is a considerable number of nurses and doctors employed in Kuwait, the pact aims at laying down institutional framework for developing medical cooperation between the two countries.
London: 22nd April 2012
About 100,000 women in Britain have undergone female genital mutilations, with some medics in the country offering to carry out the illegal procedure on girls as young as 10, it has been reported. The Sunday Times' investigators claim to have secretly filmed a doctor, dentist and alternative medicine practitioner who were allegedly willing to perform circumcisions or arrange for the operation to be carried out.
New Delhi: 22nd April 2012
Blood pressure might be dipping across the world but in India, it has risen. The World Health Organisation says the average BP went down by 2.7mm mercury among women globally, while increasing by 2.4mm mercury in India. In men, it decreased by 2.3 mm mercury globally in the past three decades but in India it went up by 2.2 mm mercury.
Bangalore: 21st April 2012
To facilitate social protection and deliver social entitlements for people living with HIV and communities vulnerable to HIV, Swasti, in association with National AIDS Control Organisation and Karnataka State AIDS Control Society, has launched a single-window project in four districts of Karnataka. Called ‘Utkarsha', the project will be taken up on a pilot basis in Bangalore Urban, Bangalore Rural, Kolar and Chickballapur districts.
Jerusalem : 20th April 2012
An Israeli company has launched a new online platform to help patients around the world share their doubts and experiences on health issues. The First Line Research firm developed a website called Treato that condenses a wide range of illnesses, symptoms and treatments to help patients worldwide consult in a clear way, Xinhua reported citing the Ha'aretz daily.
Kolkata: 20th April 2012
Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state. The reported infant deaths in the state in 2010 was 30,793 which came down drastically to just 18,671 in 2011. The infant mortality rate has come down by 1 percent to 31 percent in the year, Banerjee said while addressing a doctors conclave here.
Krishnagiri: 20th April 2012
As many as 302 beneficiaries have undergone treatment under the Chief Minister's Extended Medical Insurance Scheme costing Rs. 2.75 crore, C. Prakasam, Collector-in-charge, said here on Wednesday. Addressing the special mass contact programme held in Kuriyanapalli Village near Veppanahalli in Krishnagiri district, Mr. Prakasam said the programme was held in the village not as a mere ritual but to redress the grievances of rural masses.
Chennai: 20th April 2012
A surveillance committee has been set up by the State government to monitor persons who have contracted the AH1N1 virus (swine flu) in private hospitals, said Health Minister, V.S. Vijay. This measure has been put in place following a lag in communication between the Chennai Corporation and private hospitals, when 22-year-old Niveditha, died in a private hospital on Monday.
New Delhi: 20th April 2012
Maternal Death Reviews reveals many facilities show mothers the door soon after delivery According to a study conducted on pregnancy-related deaths, a large number of women die during transit to a health facility or returning home after a delivery. ‘Maternal Death Reviews — Implications for Quality of Care,' (MDR) a review of maternal deaths done by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) in Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts of Rajasthan between November 2010 and March 2012 has revealed that 90 per cent of these deaths had occurred during transit to a higher health centre.
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