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Category: Health-Indicators :: Infant-Mortality
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Experts call for screening of heart defects among newborns 30.5.2018 General News
According to the National Family Health Survey, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in India stands at 34 per 1000 live births. About 10 percent of these infant deaths can be attributed to congenital heart diseases (CHD) alone.About 1.5 lakh infants are born with CHD in the country every year, a condition which can be detected with timely screening.Considering this, relevant stakeholders and institutions came together to launch a campaign for formulating a national policy on making CCHD screening mandatory in all healthcare establishments in India.The campaign followed a high-level meeting with Manoj Jhalani, Additional Health Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.Current screening methods that include physical examination, fetal scan or a combination of these two can only detect 72 percent of the cases. Various clinical studies have shown that addition of reliable pulse oximetry to screening protocols can potentially increase the detection rate to 92 ...
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Adani-run hospital debunks infant mortality allegations 27.5.2018 General News
Amid media reports suggesting a high death rate of newborns at the G.K. General Hospital in Bhuj, Gujarat, its medical director has rejected this charge, saying hospital authorities are cooperating with a state government-appointed panel in the matter.Dr. Gyaneshwar Rao, Medical Director of G.K. Hospital, said, "Comprehensive data reflecting the mortality trends have been shared with the Gujarat health ministry. The (hospital) authorities are cooperating with a three-member government-appointment panel and are looking into the matter."The hospital authorities, in a statement, termed the report of the death of seven infants on May 21 as false. It asserted that only one infant suffering from viral infection had passed away in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital on May 21.It was further informed that many patients admitted to the hospital are referred cases and develop further complications while on their way to the hospital, which results in a higher mortality rate ..
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Everester Muri Linggi calls on Governor 27.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Everester Muri Linggi calls on Governor
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Adani-run GK General Hospital rejects charges of medical negligence 26.5.2018 General News
Authorities of GK General Hospital, which is managed by Adani Education and Research Foundation on Saturday, denied the allegation of medical negligence against the hospital.The hospital authority in a statement termed the report of the death of seven infants on May 21 as false and asserted that only one infant which was kept in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), with a viral infection, passed away on that particular day.The authorities also stated that many patients admitted to the hospital are referred cases and on their way to the hospital, they develop further complications, which results in a higher mortality rate at the hospital."The total Infant Mortality Rate of the hospital is 14%. Death rate increases if there is an increase in the number of outborn (who were not born in the hospital) infants. In the past year, out of 33,284 infants treated in the hospital, 1,080 have been treated in the NICU," the hospital said."Out of the infants admitted in May 2018, 19 were on ...
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Why Karnataka's new government has a job on its hands despite 8.5% growth 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Why Karnataka's new government has a job on its hands despite 8.5% growth 15.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2016, Karnataka recorded the second-highest number of farmer suicides-1,212, behind only Maharashtra
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Kerala seeing advanced demographic transition: Report 14.5.2018 General News
Kerala is currently experiencing an advanced demographic transition as the mortality and fertility levels have come down and so migration plays a critical role in shaping the future demographic scenario, said a report released here on Monday.
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​Karnataka has India's second lowest unemployment rate, lags on women empowerment 11.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Karnataka govt's per-capita investment in health lowest among South states 11.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Ambitious-sounding policy conversations notwithstanding, the actual performance of the state in terms of health and nutrition outcomes leaves much to be desired
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Karnataka next only to Gujarat among states with lowest unemployment rates 11.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2015-16, 49.3% women in Karnataka were involved in household decision-making
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In Maharashtra, 22 babies died daily within 28 days of birth: RTI reply 10.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
Doctors emphasise need for protocol for newborn intensive care
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22 babies died daily within 28 days of birth: RTI reply 10.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Doctors emphasise need for protocol for newborn intensive care
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Students run to raise awareness 7.5.2018 Central Chronicle » Bhopal
Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal An awareness marathon run was organized at BHEL Dussehra Grounds to create... more »
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‘Reform medical education, build more colleges’ 5.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
President Ram Nath Kovind says the gap between available healthcare professionals in the country and demand must be filled immediately
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India going through epidemiological transition: Kovind 4.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said India is going through an epidemiological transition and faces three challenges in disease control.
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President of India in Tamil Nadu; Inaugurates the Centenary Celebrations of Christian Medical College, Vellore; says there is urgent need for filling the gap in healthcare professionals in our Country 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore today (May 4, 2018).   Speaking on the occasion, the President said that public health is a global public good and a basic human right.
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Bullet train project: development plan to enhance livelihoods of Palghar residents 3.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Focus also on water supply, road, school, anganwadis, malnutrition, infant mortality
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Startup policy: Goa aims to feature in top 25 hotspots in Asia 30.4.2018 General News
"Goa government has unveiled its policy to make the coastal state one of the most preferred startup destinations in India and make it feature among the top 25 startup hotspots in Asia by 2025. The 'startup' policy, unveiled last Saturday by Union commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu in presence of state information and technology minister Rohan Khaunte, aims to create at least 100 successful startups in Goa in the next five years, and generate at least 5,000 jobs. The policy document which is uploaded online on state government website said that the vision of this policy would be "to make Goa one of the most preferred startup destinations of India, and make it feature in the top 25 start up destinations in Asia by 2025". The startup policy, which would be in force for the next three years, will also provides financial incentives to the entrepreneurs with an aim to make Goa an aspirational geographical and human resources base for high-value startups. It also ...
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Foetal immune rejection may cause preterm labour: study 30.4.2018 General News
Preterm labour, a common pregnancy complication, may sometimes happen when the foetal immune system "wakes up" too early and begins to reject the mother, causing the uterus to contract, a study has found. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the US think the foetal immune system becomes triggered in a case of mistaken identity. An initial infection in the mother can result in inflammation and arouse the foetal immune system. The foetal immune cells confuse the mother's cells for an invader and mount an attack, in the form of inflammatory chemicals. These chemicals then trigger contractions, leading to preterm labour, the leading cause of infant mortality. "The dogma has always been that the foetus has a very immature immune system, and as a result, people haven't really considered its possible role in pregnancy complications," said Tippi MacKenzie, an associate professor in the UCSF. "We showed that in patients who have preterm labour as a result of ..
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Reduce "infant mortality" rate among start-ups: Prabhu 28.4.2018 General News
The official figure of existing start-ups in India was 20,000, but their actual number is much more than that, Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu today said. The current figure of young ventures in the country is "grossly understated", he said and suggested reducing "infant mortality" rate among start-ups. He was addressing the Goa Start-Up and Innovation Day here. The two-day event, which ended today, was an interactive programme organised by the Goa government to provide a platform to new ventures to explore various opportunities. State Information and Technology Minister Rohan Khaunte was also present on the occasion. "India officially has 20,000 start-ups across the country, but this is a grossly understated number. When I go around the country, I see there are several more start-ups," he said, delivering the key-note address. Recalling his recent visit to the Gujarat University, Prabhu said he found young boys aged 17-18 years who have incredible ...
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