As many of 4,500 deaths or eight percent of all maternal deaths occur due to unsafe abortions every year, parliament was told on Friday.
As per Registrar General of India's Sample Registration System (RGI -SRS) survey report
She is a harbinger of hope for millions of village women across India - whether it is to take a pregnant woman to the hospital for delivery, vaccinating a child or ensuring family planning. For that is what her name, ASHA,
The government on Thursday conferred awards on nurses, midwives and primary health workers for exceptional contribution to public health. In doing so, it recognised the importance of ground-level health workers in reducing
The infant mortality rate in the state has reduced by 4 base points to 44 points compared to 48 points earlier, which is the highest improvement in Gujarat in more than a decade thanks to Vodafone’s ‘e-Mamta’ initiative, a
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that the government would soon issue advertisements to hire more doctors as there was an ‘acute shortage’ of doctors in rural West Bengal. ‘In many parts of the state, we do
Actor-producer Aamir Khan on Monday appealed to grass root level health activists and the local administration across the country to rid the country of malnutrition. ‘I appeal to the ASHAs, Anganwadi workers, sarpanchs; you are
President Pranab Mukherjee launched a nationwide campaign against malnutrition on Monday. Calling the 'anomaly of malnutrition indefensible' he said that inclusive growth cannot be achieved unless the country is rid of
Delhi Health Minister Dr A K Walia has warned officials responsible for fumigation and other anti-dengue drives that goofing on the job will simply not be tolerated as the number of dengue cases continue to increase in the
Delhi Government has directed authorities to step up fogging, clean drains regularly and remove garbage from streets in an effort to curb the dengue menace.
Health Minister A K Walia asked the authorities at a review meeting to
Amir Khan hosted Satyamev Jayate may be over, but the show sure has a lingering effect. After the show highlighted how pesticide use was going unchecked exposing us to potential health hazards, the Delhi High court has directed
This Rakshabandhan Asha gave her brother a literally unique gift; one of her kidneys. 34 year old Asha donated one of her kidneys to her brother Sriniwas Thakur at the Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, on
The 24th June broadcast of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate, on the toxic effects of pesticides, has given rise to a flurry of thoughts and queries in many people’s mind. Here we offer answers, to some of the most frequently
Today’s episode basically dealt with the harmful and long-term effects of pesticides. Pesticides became part of our nation’s staple during the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution refers to phase when the country’s crop
Work on districts lagging on various health parameters across the country will be fast tracked in the year ahead, Minister of State Health and Family Welfare Sudeep Bandopadhyay said here Wednesday. "The health ministry has