‘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 […]

‘Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent childhood blindness,’ says Dr Mathur

Experts say that parents should not expose their kids to gadgets from an early age. Parents should regular take their kids for regular eye check-up, maintain a healthy lifestyle and ensure that their kids have a healthy balanced diet

‘Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent childhood blindness,’ says Dr MathurOn the third day of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’’ Association, FOCUS 2017 silver jubilee conference, My Medical Mantra spoke with Dr Satanshu Mathur about the issue of childhood blindness. Dr Mathur who works as a medical director and consultant with the Hi-Tech Eye Institute and Laser Centre, Uttarakhand said, “Generally blindness amongst children begins for an […]

Tackling malnourished children through treating their anemic mothers

Sassoon’s Nutrition Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) has noticed incidence of malnourished children more when the mother is anemic. Doctors suggest that anemia should be treated in order to tackle malnourishment

Tackling malnourished children through treating their anemic mothers A year and five month old Shweta (name changed) from Kothrud, weighs only 5.25 kg,has a large head and delayed physical response. She comes under the criteria of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM); while her mother, with hemoglobin of 7 falls under the criteria of being anemic mother. Shweta was hospitalized in Sassoon hospital’s Nutrition Rehabilitation […]

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC orders

Activists express concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of the state. They have written to state CM and the Mayor asking them to implement all orders passed by the high court

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC ordersExpressing their concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor C Vidhyasagar Rao. The letter, written by the activists on July 21, says, “Bombay High Court, since 1993, has passed many orders to […]

Palghar doc uses contraception to fight child malnutrition, bags government award

Instances of malnutrition and the resultant deaths from it are not new in predominantly tribal district of Palghar. The state government has decided to felicitate a medical officer from Jawhar Taluka of Paghar district who in is fighting this menace in his own way

Palghar doc uses contraception to fight child malnutrition, bags government awardDr Bharatkumar Mahale, Gynecologist and Medical Officer at Jawhar Sub District Hospital in Palghar, is trying to tackle malnutrition by enabling woman to ensure proper spacing between two pregnancies. He has done the highest number of Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD) procedures, one of the family planning tools which save women for the next 10 […]