Azad, Bill Gates discuss ways to strengthen health scenario in India

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today met Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss their shared commitment to promote various health activities in India. Azad appreciated the work being done by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its continued support to…… Continue reading Azad, Bill Gates discuss ways to strengthen health scenario in India

ASHA scheme makes ”health for all” possible in Punjab village

Sitto Village (Punjab), Mar 20 (ANI): In an effort to make ”health for all” possible in Sitto village in Punjab, the Government is implementing the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) scheme under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). Under the scheme, ASHA workers are not only trying to create increased health awareness among women, but…… Continue reading ASHA scheme makes ”health for all” possible in Punjab village

77,000 Indian women die every year at childbirth

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) At least 77,000 mothers in India die every year during child birth, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury said Monday. Chowdhury told the Rajya Sabha that the latest survey report of the Registrar General of India published in 2006, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) for India…… Continue reading 77,000 Indian women die every year at childbirth

Rural health schemes benefits tribals in Tripura

Agartala, Mar 7 (ANI): The implementation of various schemes in Tripura under the National Rural Health Scheme has given a reason to smile to the locals. Various health schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) are being implemented with an aim to bring down the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).…… Continue reading Rural health schemes benefits tribals in Tripura

A ray of hope for expectant mothers in Maoists affected Chhattisgarh

Bilha (Chhattisgarh), Aug.18 (ANI): An ambulance service has come as a boon for expectant mothers, especially for those in their advanced stage of pregnancy, in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district. Till recently, the expectant mothers and other family members remained a worried lot since commuting to the nearest primary health centre (PHC) or the district hospital involved…… Continue reading A ray of hope for expectant mothers in Maoists affected Chhattisgarh

Survey to check villagers’ health, flagship scheme’s impact

New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) A survey will be taken up in nine states to assess the health of rural population since the launch of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The annual health survey will be carried out in Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattishgarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Assam by the health…… Continue reading Survey to check villagers’ health, flagship scheme’s impact

Improvement of maternal health a far cry in Orissa

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) In spite of the government’s claims that rural health is undergoing a massive change under its flagship programme, a survey by a federation of advocacy agencies Tuesday said quality of healthcare is too bad in Orissa and women are dying in hospitals during child-births. “Earlier many women were dying at…… Continue reading Improvement of maternal health a far cry in Orissa

J-K to make rural service must for medicos

Jammu, Mar 5 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government is contemplating to make rural services mandatory for all doctors to improve health facilities in rural areas of the state. Addressing the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) meeting State Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced that those medicos who serve in rural areas under the NRHM scheme…… Continue reading J-K to make rural service must for medicos

Uttar Pradesh tops in pregnancy related deaths

Lucknow, Oct 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh tops the list in pregnancy related deaths in the country, a study by a human rights watchdog said. A US-based international organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) arrived at the conclusion after carrying out a case study across certain districts, culminating in a report that was released here Wednesday. Releasing…… Continue reading Uttar Pradesh tops in pregnancy related deaths

Government system failure killing mothers in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Oct 28 (IANS) A complaint by a patient that a doctor in a government-run hospital left her unattended in the operation theatre has turned the spotlight on the role played — or not played — by these hospitals in reducing deaths at childbirth in Madhya Pradesh, a state with one of the highest maternal…… Continue reading Government system failure killing mothers in Madhya Pradesh