Nagpur: IPS officer organises thalassemia, sickle-cell anaemia detection camp

The IPS officer stated that instead of matching a person's horoscope, it is more crucial to match genetic profiles. The prevalence of thalassemia and sickle-cell anaemia is higher in Nagpur and region of central India.

Nagpur: IPS officer organises thalassemia, sickle-cell anaemia detection campThe Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Nagpur, Maharashtra, had organised a free health check-up for the 800 policemen and their families on Sunday, September 30 Thalassemia is not treatable but can be managed only through regular blood transfusions.Genetically patents are the carriers of both the diseases. While speaking to My Medical Mantra IPS officer and […]

Ashwini Kumar Choubey inaugurates national dissemination workshop on Anaemia Mukt Bharat

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated the two-day national dissemination workshop on Anaemia Mukt Bharat and Home-Based Young Child Care (HBYC)

Ashwini Kumar Choubey inaugurates national dissemination workshop on Anaemia Mukt BharatDr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog was also present at the inaugural function. The objective of this workshop is to orient the state program managers for rolling out these interventions. Speaking at the function, Choubey stated that under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, we are here to witness the […]

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman Bhawan

A ‘test and treat’ camp for anaemia has been organised at Nirman Bhawan for ten days.  The objective of this camp is to generate awareness in community regarding anaemia

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman BhawanFacilities of haemoglobin testing and nutrition counselling will be provided at the camps by National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Anaemia (NCEAR-A). Nutrition counsellors from National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEAR-D, Lady Irwin College) and Centre for acute malnutrition (Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital) will also provide nutrition counselling to […]

Highest number of underweight children in Mumbai: Reveals data

According to a recent data released by the government of India, in the last three years, Mumbai is topping the list of the number of underweight children in Maharashtra state. According to the government, the underweight is a newborn whose weight is less than 2.5 kg at the time of birth

Highest number of underweight children in Mumbai: Reveals dataIn the year 2017-18, Maharashtra had a total of 205582 underweight children, while Mumbai, in the same year, had 21,147 underweight children. While in 2015-16, underweight children in Mumbai were 25,341; and in the year 2016 -17, the figure was 20793. The data further mentions that out of every four underweight children, three are from […]

Maha witnessed a rise in anaemia cases among pregnant women, admits health min

In India, 14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia. Globally, 61.4 crore women aged 15-49 years are affected by anaemia

Maha witnessed a rise in anaemia cases among pregnant women, admits health minPublic Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant has admitted this fact in the Maharashtra legislative council. Dr Sawant informed the council that 75, 235 pregnant women in Maharashtra were diagnosed with anaemia from April 2017 to March 2018. Anaemia is caused due to the iron deficiency in the body. And this is primarily because majority of […]

Maha: Pankaja Munde admits death of 955 infants in past five months

As per the data presented by the Maharashtra government, in 2017, as many as 2161 infants lost their lives in 16 tribal districts, including Melghat in Amaravati. In Nashik, around 6663 children and in Aurangabad 3575 children were found to be severely underweight

Maha: Pankaja Munde admits death of 955 infants in past five monthsIn the past five months, from September 2017 to January 2018, as many as 955 infants, between 0 – 6 months, have lost their lives. In the year 2017, in 16 tribal districts of the state, around 2161 infant deaths in Maharashtra were recorded. Out of the total infant deaths in the past five months, […]

235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan

315 districts were already covered under phase-I of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The balance of 167 districts out of 718 districts will be covered in Phase III of the Abhiyaan

235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN AbhiyaanThe first meeting of National Council on India’s Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan held today in New Delhi. 235 districts to be covered under Phase-II of POSHAN Abhiyaan bringing the total number to 550 Home based Care for Young Child (HBYC) to be the crucial component of POSHAN Abhiyaan. The meeting was chaired by Dr […]

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’

In written reply in Lok Sabha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the minister of state in the ministry of health and family welfare said, As per Global nutrition report 2017, India has the largest number of women affected by anaemia, followed by China, Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia. In India, 14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia.The global nutrition report covers data of 140 countries evaluated against health targets decided by World Health Assembly. Globally, 61.4 crore women aged 15-49 years are affected by anaemia

India: ‘14.67 crore women are suffering from anaemia’As per the report of the World Health Organization (WHO) the global prevalence of anaemia 2011, 50% cases of anaemia are attributed to iron deficiency. Other causes of anaemia include other micronutrient deficiencies (e.g. folate, riboflavin, vitamins A and B12), acute and chronic infections (e.g. malaria, cancer, tuberculosis and HIV), and inherited or acquired disorders […]

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin level

A data analysis of over 6,59,353 samples tested at Golwilkar Metropolis in Pune, revealed that  between the age group of 0 to 80 years, over the course of five years from 2013 to 2017 found that 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin level

Pune: Every 4 in 10 persons suffers from abnormal haemoglobin levelThe study carried out Golwilkar Metropolis revealed the following facts: 39% of the total samples tested showed abnormal haemoglobin levels The age group of 30 to 40 years showed maximum levels of abnormal haemoglobin at about 17% followed by the age group of 20 to 30 at about 14% In the age group of 0 […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]