India witnesses decline in maternal and infant mortality rate, states union cabinet 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the Progress under National Health Mission (NHM) and Decisions of the Empowered Programme Committee and Mission Steering Group of the NHM

India witnesses decline in maternal and infant mortality rate, states union cabinet Key elements of the review are mentioned below: There has been an acceleration in decline of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) and the Infant Mortality Rate since the launch of the NRHM/NHM. At the current rate of decline, India should able to reach its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target (MMR-70, U5MR-25) […]

Mumbai: 804 cases of malaria recorded in August

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released another health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon related diseases. It has to be noted that August has witnessed a rise in cases of vector borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. In total, 804 cases of malaria and 82 cases of dengue were recorded in civic-run hospitals

Mumbai: 804 cases of malaria recorded in AugustAs the monsoon has progressed in Mumbai, the cases of leptospirosis, dengue and malaria have been on the rise. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report on monsoon related diseases: Diseases August 2017 August 2018 (Till 15 August) August 2018 (Till 31 August) Malaria 1,048 415 389 Gastro 600 376 269 Hepatitis 140 81 […]

Mumbai: 28 cases of lepto witnessed in the first half of August

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released another health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon related diseases. It has to be noted that August 2018, witnessed fewer instances of monsoon diseases in comparison with August 2017. The report provides information regarding the first fifteen days of the month

Mumbai: 28 cases of lepto witnessed in the first half of AugustSpeaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC, said, “In comparison with August 2017, we have seen that there are no recorded cases of swine flu (H1N1 virus)  this year, whereas, in 2017 there were 122 cases of the H1N1 virus. A similar trend is notice with gastroenteritis and cholera patients. […]

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in India

In 2016, India witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest in the entire Southeast Asia. WHO's report added that India had the highest number of malaria deaths in 2016 among all other countries in the Southeast Asian region

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in IndiaAlthough, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020 a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests otherwise. The report released by the WHO stated that India is still struggling to eliminate the disease. […]