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, […]

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminar

Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India will organise a day-long seminar on technology partnerships for steering Poshan Abhiyaan on 28th June, 2018 at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi

Poshan Abhiyaan: WCD Ministry to organise Tech-Thon seminarICDS-CAS (Common Application Software) has been specially designed to strengthen the Service Delivery System as well as the mechanism for Real Time Monitoring (RTM) for nutritional outcomes. Briefing the media on the upcoming Poshan Abhiyaan TECH-THON, WCD Secretary Rakesh Srivastava said that it looks at improving the nutrition outcomes through effective monitoring, timely intervention and […]

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kids

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kidsHigh dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is well known for its beneficial effects on bone and muscle health, […]

Maha: 65% of infants die after one month of birth, states RTI

A shocking Right to Information query (RTI) has revealed that from April 2017 to February 2018 – 13, 541 infants have died. Out of these 13,541 infants, 11,532 infants were examined to know the reason behind their sudden death

Maha: 65% of infants die after one month of birth, states RTITo curb the increasing infants and child mortality rates in the country, the union government has undertaken various projects and schemes. Crores of rupees have been spent annually, but, high child mortality rates remain a big challenge in front of the government. An investigation to find out the cause for these infant deaths found that: […]

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 […]
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