Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI

In a recent Right to Information (RTI) query, shocking facts have emerged from Maharashtra, which has shown malnutrition to be one of the biggest contributing factors for the rise in infants and child mortality

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI424 infants died in Mumbai within first hour of the birth 1,525 babies died within one year after their birth Pneumonia is responsible for the death of 111 babies. While, 12 babies died due to diarrhoea To curb the increasing infants and child mortality rates in the country, the union government has undertaken various projects […]

Amruta Fadnavis bats for malnutrition-free Maharashtra

Amruta Fadnavis, CM Devandra Fadnavi's wife urged everyone to join hands to zero down the malnutrition figures in the state

Amruta Fadnavis bats for malnutrition-free MaharashtraPalghar’s malnutrition scenario: Year SAM MAM November 2017   499  4065 December 2017   675 4767 These alarming figures are from Vishnu Savra, tribal welfare minister’s district. In December, there was a surge in the number of severely acute malnourished and moderately acute malnourished. Now, Amruta Fadnavis, CM Devendra Fadnavi’s wife has come forward to eradicate it. Two […]

NGO submits patient centric health budget to state govt

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. Last year, for the Public Health Department, only 27% was spent on the medicines. So, in comparison to last year, the state government should make a provision of Rs 728 crores in the budget by making an additional provision of 256 crores for this year, said Jan Arogya Abhiyaan

NGO submits patient centric health budget to state govtAccording to Jan Arogya Abhiyaan officials, patients are suffering as only 56% of the funds for health care were spent. •In the budget of 471 crores for medicines, only 27% has been spent till January 2018. So, the funds allocated should be used appropriately. •In comparison to Maharashtra, the central government is spending Rs 1,537 […]

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

‘Innovate by keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges’

PM Narendra Modi addressed Prof SN Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata, via video conference. He raised many important questions pertaining the health sector

‘Innovate by keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges’The healthcare ecosystem in India is at an inflection point. While the outlook for the healthcare industry is optimistic, there is a need to move towards an integrated healthcare delivery system. Addressing the Prof SN Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata, PM Narendra Modi said, many children in the tribal areas suffer from sickle cell […]

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR report

The report states that around 65 per cent of deaths were reported and the cause behind those deaths were non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Communicable diseases forms 24 per cent, while the injuries form 12 per cent as the cause behind total deaths reported in Maharashtra

Maha: 65% of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases, says ICMR reportA recently released ICMR report titled “India: Health of nation’s states” says that non-communicable diseases is the leading cause of deaths in Maharashtra. The report shows that the life expectancy in the females and males has increased from 55 and 55 in 1990 to 69 and 65 in 2016 respectively. It highlights the change in […]

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutrition

We assume that under nutrition is a rural problem in an underdeveloped settlement. But that doesn’t seem to be the reality anymore. A health NGO, ‘Doctors For You’ (DFY) has a set up in the slums of Mankhurd in Mumbai, specially that branches a ward only to tackle malnutrition

Mumbai: An NGO steps forward to tackle malnutritionAccording to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) for 2016, India ranked 97 among 118 developing nations, 15.2% of Indians are undernourished and 38.7% of under-five children are stunted. In fact, India’s malnutrition problem is even worse than its neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and China. Malnutrition is a condition which occurs when there is […]

Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals survey

Malnutrition is a serious issue in state, while in Mumbai too, some kids are found to be malnourished, claims Apnalaya NGO. Apnalaya organization, who works to provide health services, has done a survey of 3,500 children, near Govandi dumping ground. According to the survey, 50 per cent children are malnourished

Mumbai: 50 per cent children are malnourished in Govandi, reveals surveyWhen you think of malnutrition, the areas which strike your mind are the adivasi areas of Palghar, Nashik and Melghat, which lack adequate health services. Children there suffer from nutritional deficiencies. But, will you believe that even in Mumbai, children are suffering from malnutrition. Yes! You have heard it right. Apnalaya NGO has made shocking revelations […]

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor children

In a bid to provide fresh and healthy food to children and expectant mothers, anganwadis in remote areas of Gariyaband and Korba district have set up kitchen gardens in their backyards .The aim of this initiative is to address malnutrition in one of the poorest states of India

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor childrenIndia had observed the National Nutrition Week which usually occurs in the first week of September (Sept 1 to 7). Child Rights and You (CRY), a prominent NGO which works for the welfare of children, has implemented a unique initiative called ‘kitchen gardens in Anganwadis’in the state of Chhattisgarh. The aim of the initiative is […]