Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses programme launched to check infant mortality rate
Allahabad: 30th August 2013
In an attempt to check infant mortality rate, Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) programme was launched in city on Thursday with an objective to train basic health workers including ANMs and ASHAs to provide better medical care to newborn to save their lives.
Thiruvananthapuram: 29th August 2013
Amid confusion over its efficacy and ambiguity over ensuring continuous supply, the state government is all set to make mandatory prescribing generic drugs in all government hospitals right from primary health centres -- from September first week.
Chandigarh: 27th August 2013
After a second review of the functioning of the Punjab Cancer Rahat Kosh Scheme, at least two more hospitals are to be removed from the list of approved hospitals because of deficient services. At least 19 of the 36 hospitals approved earlier were de-listed in April this year.
Bangalore: 27th August 2013
India’s IT capital has a dark side – it has 2,122 malnourished children, most of them in slums. The BBMP discovered this in three of its zones where it conducted health camps. Of the underweight children, 1,246, or 59%, are girls. The worst-hit children are in the 2-5 age group. The survey, conducted in the East, West and South zones, points to a looming public health problem due to poverty.
Ludhiana: 27th August 2013
A two-day 'Micronutrient Analysis Training in Wheat and Rice Biofortification' began at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Monday. The event is being organised by the PAU School of Agricultural Biotechnology (SAB), department of plant breeding and genetics (PBG), department of soil science and Harvest Plus-India Biofortification.
Okhaldhungao: 24th August 2013
A sharp rise in maternal and infant death rates has been noticed in the district, thanks to the trend of underage marriage. A significant percentage of female population here is getting married even before reaching the age of 20. There are many women in remote parts of the district where they get married at quite an early age and become mothers by the age of 20.
Palakkad: 22nd August 2013
A study by the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, on the death of tribal infants in Attappady noted that “high maternal under-nutrition of 48 per cent of adult women leading to chronic energy deficiency” resulted in the death of a large number of infants.
Jaipur: 22nd August 2013
Looking to an increase in the prevalence of HIV in state, the government is planning to conduct HIV screening tests on a large scale but with the consent of test takers. The facility will now be made available in the remotest primary health centres (PHCs) of state.
Bhubaneswar: 21st August 2013
In order to give a boost to medical research as well as facilitate smooth transfer of technology to the grassroot level, the State Government is set to move the Centre for setting up seven Model Rural Health Research Units (MRHRUs). It has earmarked SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack, VSSMCH at Burla and MKCGMCH at Berhampur, Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar along with district headquarters hospitals of Balangir, Koraput and Sambalpur to set up the research units.
New Delhi: 20th August 2013
The government will collect information on hysterectomies in the fourth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), which begins in January 2014. The decision to include hysterectomies as a component in the NFHS-4 was taken at the steering group meeting on NFHS here on Monday. The move comes in the wake of a demand from the health activists and medical practitioners following reports of rising cases of hysterectomies across the country.
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