Mumbai: Fortis Hospital inaugurates breastfeeding cell for mothers

This is the 1st breastfeeding room launched in a private hospital, aiming to promote the importance of breastfeeding by providing safe, private space for mothers

Mumbai: Fortis Hospital inaugurates breastfeeding cell for mothersIn observance of World Breastfeeding Week which is celebrated from August 01 to August 07, 2018, Fortis Hospital Mulund inaugurated its 1st breastfeeding room breastfeeding room at the hospital. With this year’s theme being “Foundation of life-Breastfeeding nourishment of life”, the aim is to improve breastfeeding practices amongst women to enrich the health and nourishment […]

Shocking figures reveal 1 in 10 women suffering from hypertension

As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS); 2015-16, 11% of women (1 in 10) and 15% of men (1 in 7) of age 15-49 are hypertensive. The survey has also found that about 60.4% of persons under screened have ever had their blood pressure measured

Shocking figures reveal 1 in 10 women suffering from hypertensionThe National Family Health Survey 2015-16 was conducted in India from 20 January, 2015 to 04 December, 2016 and information was gathered from 601,509 households, 699,686 women and 103,525 men. In response to a question raised by Dr K Gopal about people with high blood pressure and its complications in India, Anupriya Patel, Minister of […]

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incinerators

Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, On Monday, the ministry said that the Railway wants to install sanitary napkin dispensers and incinerators at about 200 major railway stations across the country

India: 200 railway stations to get sanitary napkin dispensers, incineratorsAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV: 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. Majority of women in rural areas did not use a hygienic method of menstrual protection with the survey […]

Period awareness: Twinkle Khanna, Aamir Khan accept #PadManChallenge

Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte are all set to hit the big screen with yet another much-awaited film ‘PadmMan’. The film is produced by Twinkle Khanna and directed by R Balki. It is inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who revolutionised the concept of menstrual hygiene in rural India by creating a low-cost sanitary napkins machine and invented low-cost sanitary pads. On Friday morning, A Muruganantham started a Twitter challenge which has hit twitter like a storm

Period awareness: Twinkle Khanna, Aamir Khan accept #PadManChallengeThe interesting plot of the film ‘PadMan’ is about breaking the taboos related to menstrual hygiene. Having said that, the film’s producer, @mrsfunnybones aka Twinkle Khanna was challenged by A Muruganantham to post a picture of holding a pad just like he himself has. “#PadManChallenge Yes that’s a Pad in my hand & there’s nothing […]

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 Rs

The Maharashtra government approved a proposal to provide sanitary napkins at a subsidised rate of Rs 5 to women in rural areas and plans to implement it from March 8, on International Women’s Day

Maha: Rural schoolgirls to get sanitary napkins at 5 RsThe state cabinet approved a proposal to launch, Asmita (meaning dignity) — a scheme to make sanitary pads available to girls aged between 11 and 19. It has engaged three small scale manufacturers, to supply the pads using a network of self- help groups (SHGs) run by women in the state. The pack of 8 […]

Soon: BMC hospitals to get sanitary napkin vending machines

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to install sanitary napkin vending machines and incinerators in the BMC-run hospitals, in the medical and dental college’s girl’s hostels and in the ladies common room. A proposal regarding the same has been approved by the health committee and has been sent to the BMC commissioner for approval

Soon: BMC hospitals to get sanitary napkin vending machinesAs per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV survey, 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. Though, sanitary napkin every woman’s right. It is also vital for the hygiene point of view. Owing to which, the sanitary napkin vending machines will be installed in […]

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutrition

Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target will be around 400 villages in respective districts selected for the program

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutritionThe State Tribal Department has initiated a unique program titled, ‘Community Action for Nutrition (CAN)’ in order to empower tribal communities to improve nutrition and strengthen awareness regarding nutrition related services. Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target […]

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limits

The data released by the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) shows a dip in number of the sex ratio since the last six months. The health department officials note that last year's strike by the radiologists against the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) resulted in fewer doctors being caught while breaking the law. The data shows that the number of girls against that of per 1000 boys is 909 in the first half of 2017, as compared to 934 last year

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limitsAccording to official data of the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the sex ratio in the limits of PMC has dropped from 934 to 909 in the last six months. The department recently updated its six-monthly data on sex ratio. Meanwhile, the health department officials noted that last year’s strike by the […]

Gujarat women dispel myths linked with breast feeding

In spite of social taboos and orthodox behaviours relating to breast feeding, some mothers (and many first time mothers) from Gujarat are taking steps to ensure they are breastfeeding their babies the right way

Gujarat women dispel myths linked with breast feedingAccording to the National Family Health Survey-4 around 50% of infants were breastfed within the first hour of birth in 2015-16, compared to 27% a decade ago.  In 2005-06, around 47% of infants received the recommended 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding, while in 2015-16, the number increased by a mere 8 per cent and went […]