‘India registers significant decline in under five child mortality,’ states J P Nadda

The rate of decline has doubled over the last year. Not only this, number of under-five deaths for the first time in the country have come down to below 1 million with nearly 120,000 fewer under-five deaths in 2016 as compared to 2015

‘India registers significant decline in under five child mortality,’ states J P NaddaUnion Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda expressed happiness over the just released SRS bulletin (2016) as India registered a significant decline in under-five child mortality. According to the bulletin, under-five child mortality (U5MR) of India showed an impressive decline by 9%, a 4 points decline from 43 per 1000 in 2015 […]

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’

During the round table, a team of researchers, who have carried out a rapid assessment of economic costs of food borne diseases in India, shared their findings. According to them, food borne diseases impose a huge economic burden on India. As per their estimates, this would amount to as much as 0.5 per cent of India’s GDP or about 28 billion USD

‘Must safeguard public health by ensuring all food businesses are licensed and follow standards’“Central Government is providing support to the tune of Rs 482 crore for the States. As many as 45 state labs are to be strengthened. I request the States to come forward with the proposals or give us the plan for strengthening the laboratories.” This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health […]

Urgent need to have a National Trauma Care Policy, say doctors

India is among the leading countries in the world in terms of road accidents and related deaths. Nearly 1,50,785 persons were killed in 2016 as against 1,46,133 in 2015. Given the situation, it is but obvious for one to wonder about the urgent need for ‘trauma care centres ’ in the country 

Urgent need to have a National Trauma Care Policy, say doctorsThere has been an urgent need for developing trauma care centres around the world. India witnesses several road accidents and related deaths every year. It also features on the list of road accident prone countries This matter has been an issue up for debate, for a while now. In one of the events organised in […]

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]