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Last updated: May 22 2017 09:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Maternal mortality rate increases in Coimbatore district 22.5.2017 Hindu: Home
26 maternal deaths reported in 2016-17; rate lower than MMR of State
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Turned away by hospitals, widow gives birth in shed 20.5.2017 TOI: Home
Staff at three Chhattisgarh hospitals are under investigation following allegations that they refused a pregnant widow in labour admission, thus forcing her to deliver her child in a shed in 47°C weather without any medical help at hand.
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Cabinet okays maternity benefit programme 18.5.2017 DNA: Opinion
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a maternity benefit programme for employees in government enterprises and public sector undertakings, under which pregnant and lactating women will be entitled to an amount of Rs 6,000 for their first child. The benefit will be released in three installments of up to Rs 5,000 by the Women and Child Development Ministry, while the remaining cash incentives will be released as per the norms of existing schemes of the ministry. The benefits, which will be implemented from January 1, 2017 onward, were initially introduced in 53 districts in India with the worst maternal mortality rates as a pilot project. These include districts in states like Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, where the MMR count has been the lowest around the country. Some of these districts include Balrampur (UP), Shrawasti (UP), Budaun (UP), Samastipur (Bihar), Karimganj (Assam), Hailakandi (Assam), Chatra (Jharkhand), Dumka (Jharkhand), etc. The Cabinet nod now extends the ...
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Nurses crucial for cost-effective, good quality healthcare: Mukherjee 12.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said nurses and midwives are crucial in delivering "cost-effective and good quality healthcare".
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Nurses in India are at forefront of national healthcare system: President 12.5.2017 New Kerala: India News
Nurses in India are at forefront of national healthcare system: President
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Nurses in India are at forefront of national healthcare system President 12.5.2017 DNA: Health
President Mukherjee said while presenting the National Florence Nightingale Awards to nursing personnel today on the occasion of International Nurses Day at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Nurses in India are at the forefront of our National Healthcare system, says President 12.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Florence Nightingale Awards to nursing personnel today (May 12, 2017) on the occasion of International Nurses Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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Lights slowly dimming on Uttar Pradesh's economic growth story 12.5.2017 DNA: Mumbai
India's most populated state, Uttar Pradesh, has the highest number of un-electrified households in the country. The state has a higher school drop-out rate, infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality ratio (MMR) compared to other states in the country. The state also fares poorly on nutrition parameters and has the costliest industrial tariff as compared to other states. These facts were featured in a series of presentations made to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath by members of a high-level Niti Aayog delegation on Wednesday. A 18-member delegation led by Dr Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairman, NITI Aayog, held day-long deliberations on the way forward for Uttar Pradesh and addressed key developmental needs of the state across sectors. Presently, the state has 182 lakh un-electrified households of the total 255 lakh un-electrified households in the country. The state has the highest industrial tariff in the country at Rs 9.18. The picture of the state's education sector is grim as well. As far as ...
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Mission Bhagiratha to help in development goals too 10.5.2017 Hindu: Home
It can influence several stages of life
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Venezuela releases 2016 health data showing soaring infant mortality and malaria 9.5.2017 DNA: Health
Venezuela's infant mortality rose 30 percent last year, maternal mortality shot up 65 percent and cases of malaria jumped 76 percent, according to government data, sharp increases reflecting how the country's deep economic crisis has hammered at citizens' health.
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Pregnant women at increased risk of traumatic injury 6.5.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Pregnant women are twice as likely to be a victim of an assault-related trauma -- and die from their injuries -- than an accident-related trauma like car accidents or falls, compared to women who are not pregnant, new research has found.
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Healthcare has a new vision for all 4.5.2017 Govt of india: PIB Features
India has made remarkable progress in healthcare; the nation is much healthier today. Several diseases including polio, smallpox and guinea worm have been eradicated successfully.
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ABITA, UNICEF undertake massive awareness drive on immunisation 3.5.2017 The Assam Tribune
ABITA, UNICEF undertake massive awareness drive on immunisation
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TB eradication by 2025 unrealistic, says ICMR's Dr Soumya Swaminathan 1.5.2017 DNA: Health
The Director General of ICMR feels, however, that it is possible to eliminate leprosy in India by 2018
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Assam's two-child norm in draft policy 'unnecessary', 'anti-women' 28.4.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Assam's suggestion of implementing a two-child policy is not only "unnecessary" but is also "anti-women" and "anti-poor", says an expert.
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6 lakh litres of blood wasted in 5 years 24.4.2017 TOI: All Headlines
6 lakh litres of blood wasted in 5 years
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6 lakh litres of blood wasted in five years due to lack of coordination between blood banks and hospitals 24.4.2017 ET: Healthcare
Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu were among the worst offenders, discarding not just whole blood but even red blood cells and plasma.
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How 6 lakh litres blood were wasted in 5 years 24.4.2017 TOI: Home
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Prepare action plan to reduce the infant, maternal mortality rate: UP CM tells officials 22.4.2017 TOI: Lucknow Times
The CM also made it clear to the officers that laxity in the implementation of schemes meant for the welfare of women and children will not be tolerated.
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Reduce infant and maternal mortality rate in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath tells officials 22.4.2017 DNA: Mumbai
 Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state officials to prepare an action plan to reduce the infant, child and maternal mortality rate in the state. He also stressed on taking steps to check female foeticide. In a meeting with the officials of the family welfare department last night, Adityanath also stressed on the need to ensure that children get better nutrition. The chief minister also made it clear to the officers that laxity in the implementation of schemes meant for the welfare of women and children will not be tolerated, an official spokesman said. Besides emphasising on the immunisation programme for children, the Chief Minister asked for taking firm action under the rules to check female foeticide for maintaining gender ratio in society. As per statistics provided by the Centre, Uttar Pradesh has an infant mortality rate of 78 i.e. 78 out of 1,000 children in the state die before they reach the age of five. The data suggests that this is the worse in the country amongst all the ...
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