27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals survey

The ugly leitmotif of adolescent smoking addiction has come into light. According to a survey, a large number of children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are into smoking. The survey was conducted by students from class five to ninth

27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals surveyThe doctors of Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted survey in 30 schools BMC schools. The doctor was surprised, as the survey that, so far, 27 per cent of children were into smoking. Tobacco products have been implicated as the main causes of oral cancer. Still, students get into smoking right from their schooling […]

Urban malnutrition:  34% malnourished children in BMC schools finds Praja foundation

The most affected wards are Govandi, Mankhurd, Santa Cruz, Chembur, Colaba, Malabar Hill, Grant Road and Andheri east. The findings also days that budget utilisation on mid-day meal for the 1st and 5th standard has reduced from 81% to 65%. The report says that 35% of girls found malnourished whereas percentage of boys were 33% during 2015-16

Urban malnutrition:  34% malnourished children in BMC schools finds Praja foundationThe estimated number of malnourished children studying in BMC schools is 34% according to the municipal corporation’s data. Based on the data obtained through RTI, NGO Praja Foundation has estimated the increase in malnourished children from 30,461 in 2013-14 to 1, 30,680 in 2015-16. During 2015 -16 BMC medical officers screened 1, 89,809 students out […]

Shiv Sena corporator proposes early sex education to curb sexual assaults

The earlier we start talking with children about sexuality, the better because that will only increase our chance of continuing the conversation about sexual health with them throughout their growing up years, all the way through puberty and adolescence. And nowadays both boys an girl are becoming mature at an early age

Shiv Sena corporator proposes early sex education to curb sexual assaultsShiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre has proposed a notice of motion in BMC’s general body meeting to start sex education from VII standard instead of IX standard. Increasing cases of sexual violence on minor girls and the easy availability of information on internet that can potentially mislead youngsters is the main concern behind this proposal. […]