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Columbia Asia Hospital saves a blue baby

Bangalore, February 01, 2018: Baby Ahmed (name changed), a 5 months old baby, who had travelled all the way from Sudan to Columbia Asia Hospital Whitefield, with complaints of breathlessness and low oxygen levels, was in a very serious...

Over 350,000 children to get additional dose of diphtheria vaccine in Cox’s Bazar

Cox's Bazar, January 30, 2018: Stepping up efforts to curtail the ongoing diphtheria outbreak in Cox's Bazar, WHO and UNICEF are working with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to vaccinate over 350,000 children in the Rohingya camps and makeshift settlements with an additional dose of diphtheria vaccine.  "An additional dose of diphtheria vaccine is expected to further...

A new dawn: India to be certified polio-free this year

New Delhi January 2nd, 2014: Later this month, India will clock three polio-free years, a milestone that will be officially certified in 2014 by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The last case of polio was reported from West...

Several Interventions Made Under NHM to Improve the Health Condition of Children

New Delhi, Dec  13, 2014:According to UNICEF, the concluding observation made by the Committee on Child Rights in 2014 included the following: • High level of neonatal mortality. • High level of chronic malnutrition (stunting), wasting (acute malnutrition) and underweight among...

Don’t Overlook Joint Pain in Winters: It Can be Managed with Little Care

 People with joint ailments, especially the elderly, experience a spike in pain and discomfort in winters Patiala, Dec 26, 2014: As the temperatures drop and winds turn chilly, there is invariably an increase in the number of people reporting ailments...

Simplifying life with diabetes

New smart injection pen design for precise tracking of insulin delivery October 09, 2014 – Product development firm Cambridge Consultants has designed an injection pen for diabetes patients that aims to make daily management of the disease an easier,...

Action Plan Against Diarrhoea and Pneumonia

New Delhi, Feb 25, 2015: As per the report of Child Health Epidemiological Reference Group 2012, it is estimated that 38 per cent of all under-five child deaths are caused by diarrhoea and pneumonia which accounts for around 2 lakh...

Free Treatment Facility For Children With Cancer

New Delhi, Dec 10, 2014:The treatment of children with Cancer in various Government Hospitals is either free or subsidized both for the Central and State Government Hospitals. Cancer can be diagnosed and treated at various levels in the Government...

Mother, child and adolescent health high on Government agenda: Shri J P Nadda

India hosts Global Stakeholder Consultation New Delhi, Feb 27, 2015: The health of women, young adults and children is central to the governance agenda the Government and it is not just the concern of the global community. Reaffirming the commitment of...

Home based Care for Young Child (HBYC) to be the crucial component of POSHAN...

New Delhi, April 20, 2018: The first meeting of National Council on India's Nutrition Challenges under POSHAN Abhiyaan was held today in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. The Council which has...