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) […]

Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areas

‘Maher Ghar (Natal Home)’ scheme is being assured support for the pregnant women in tribal and inaccessible hilly areas of the state

Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areasThis scheme is active in 90 primary health centres of 9 districts namely Palghar, Nandurbar, Nashik, Nanded, Yavatmal, Amravati, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. More than 3 thousand women are delivered safely in a year under ‘Maher Ghar.’ Institutional deliveries are increased and pregnant mother and child death ratio is decreased in the tribal area due […]

Check a patient’s blood pressure thrice for an accurate diagnosis, says study

A minimum of three BP measurements in a single visit represents the health of your heart. A simple way to improve the accuracy of BP measurement is to take repeated measurements in the same visit. Improper measurement of clinic or office BP can lead to overestimation of a patient’s true BP and inaccurate classification, which in turn exposes the patient to unnecessary treatments and associated adverse effects

Check a patient’s blood pressure thrice for an accurate diagnosis, says studyA study published recently in the Journal of Human Hypertension by researchers at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi  and the Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, highlights the need for repeated measurements of  Blood Pressure (BP) during a clinic or screening visit to […]

Yoga: Asha workers to spread awareness about Yoga and antibiotic resistance

The drive will educate and train the ASHA and Anganwadi workers. The two-month training will begin from February 16. After which the health workers will spread the awareness about yoga and antibiotic resistance at the grassroots level

Yoga: Asha workers to spread awareness about Yoga and antibiotic resistanceImage Source: Google The Maharashtra government will soon launch a special programme with an aim to take Yoga at the grassroots level. The drive will be carried out through the Asha and Anganwadi workers to create awareness about Yoga and Healthy Living. Through the drive, the state aims to emphasise on the healthcare, and also […]

We must match speed, skill and scale to get the desired results: J P Nadda

Union Health Minister, J P Nadda presided over and addressed the 5th National Summit on Good, Replicable Practices & Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems, at Kaziranga, Assam on Tuesday, October 30

We must match speed, skill and scale to get the desired results: J P NaddaJ P Nadda and the Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal also released a Coffee Table Book on Good Practices, Evidence to Action: Towards Universal Health Coverage. Speaking at the function, Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal said that everybody will benefit from these best practices and there is a need to raise awareness amongst the masses […]

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman Bhawan

A ‘test and treat’ camp for anaemia has been organised at Nirman Bhawan for ten days.  The objective of this camp is to generate awareness in community regarding anaemia

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman BhawanFacilities of haemoglobin testing and nutrition counselling will be provided at the camps by National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Anaemia (NCEAR-A). Nutrition counsellors from National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEAR-D, Lady Irwin College) and Centre for acute malnutrition (Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital) will also provide nutrition counselling to […]

Health ministry to soon replace TT vaccine with TD vaccine

In accordance with the recommendation of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTGI), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to replace the Tetanus Toxoid (TT) with Tetanus and Adult Diphtheria vaccine (Td) in the Universal Immunisation Programme

Health ministry to soon replace TT vaccine with TD vaccineAt present, TT booster doses at 10 and 16 years of age and two doses of TT or single booster dose TT given to pregnant women. These will be replaced by Td vaccine toward the end of this year. In this regard, the states will need to plan for training of health workers, medical officers […]

8.0% men and 5.8 % women affected with diabetes in India, reveals health min

The minister of state for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel admitted that India ranks second in the list of diabetes affected countries

8.0% men and 5.8 % women affected with diabetes in India, reveals health min“According to International Diabetes Federation(IDF) Diabetes Atlas (7th Edition), China has the largest number of diabetes (11.43 cr.), followed by India (7.29 cr.) in 2017. As per the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4); 2015-16, 5.8 % women and 8.0 % men in India are having blood sugar level above 140 mg/dl, in the age group […]

J P Nadda inaugurates workshop on population stabilisation to mark World Population Day

The Union Minister stated that it is a matter of pride for the country that we have been able to achieve steady decline in the Total Fertility Rate (TFR). From a TFR of 2.9 in 2015 to a TFR rate close to 2.2 in 2018, means India is progressing at a good rate of decline

J P Nadda inaugurates workshop on population stabilisation to mark World Population Day“We are addressing the issue of population stabilisation in the country within the lifecycle framework. As part of this strategy, right from the time of conception till the child grows, various programs of the Ministry cater to the needs of immunisation of the pregnant mother and the child, carrying on till the adolescent stage and […]

Medical service under National Rural Health Mission to be considered as bond service

From now onwards, if a doctor, completes his MBBS, from the state medical colleges and joins the National Rural Health Mission, his stint will be considered as mandatory bond service

Medical service under National Rural Health Mission to be considered as bond serviceMedical services provided by the doctors, attached to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), in Maharashtra, will be considered as one-year bond service. In Maharashtra, every student who has done his/her MBBS from the state medical colleges has to serve mandatory bond of one year in rural areas. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Directorate […]