P Srinivasan

P Srinivasan is Principal Correspondent and working with Hindustan Times since 2001. He writes on health, agriculture and development.

Articles by P Srinivasan

Dengue cases on the rise, Rajasthan health department officials in a quandary

A spurt in cases of dengue has put the state health department in a quandary with January witnessing a total of 478 cases of the vector-borne disease reported across Rajasthan, up from 56 in the corresponding period in 2017
Rajasthan health department figures show that between January 2017 and December 2017, there were 8,427 dengue cases and 14 deaths.(Representative Picture/REUTERS Photo.)
Rajasthan health department figures show that between January 2017 and December 2017, there were 8,427 dengue cases and 14 deaths.(Representative Picture/REUTERS Photo.)
Updated on Feb 15, 2018 09:18 PM IST
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Rajasthan still prefers sons over daughters, reveals health survey

19% men and women in Rajasthan want more sons than daughters.
On a nationwide scale, 18.8% women and 19% men said they wanted more sons than daughters.(HT Photo)
On a nationwide scale, 18.8% women and 19% men said they wanted more sons than daughters.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 24, 2018 09:52 PM IST
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After newborn screening lab, JK Lone hospital to screen blood disorders

Dr Gupta said that the hospital will screen for 12 kinds of blood disorders under hemoglobinopathy so that the future generation is healthy.
JK Lone Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Ashok Gupta (left) with Newborn Screening Laboratory in-charge Dr Priyanshu Mathur on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT PHOTO)
JK Lone Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Ashok Gupta (left) with Newborn Screening Laboratory in-charge Dr Priyanshu Mathur on Monday.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 22, 2018 09:46 PM IST
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Rajasthan records 374 H1N1 cases, 24 deaths in 2 weeks

Rajasthan has recorded 195 of 220 swine flu cases across the country till January 9.
Rajasthan reported one H1N1 case and one death in January 2017.(HT File Photo)
Rajasthan reported one H1N1 case and one death in January 2017.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2018 11:30 PM IST
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Soon, hydroponics to increase production of vegetables in Raj

The crop will be grown vertically to accommodate more plants in the same area, increasing yield.
Hydroponics technique will be used in the farming of tomatoes among other vegetables.(HT File)
Hydroponics technique will be used in the farming of tomatoes among other vegetables.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 14, 2018 08:37 PM IST
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Prabhu Lal Saini asks scientists to develop gluten-free wheat

Gluten-free wheat will help children with celiac disease to consume them.
Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini inspecting mustard crops Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini inspecting mustard crops Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 11, 2018 06:28 PM IST
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Health department to assess mental health of school children in Rajasthan

For the first time in Rajasthan, the mental health of school children will be assessed. The pilot project will begin in Jaipur on January 8
The Rajasthan heath demartment will screen school children to check if some of them suffer from mental illness and treat them in the initial stage.(Representative PictureGetty Images/iStockphoto)
The Rajasthan heath demartment will screen school children to check if some of them suffer from mental illness and treat them in the initial stage.(Representative PictureGetty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 05, 2018 08:19 PM IST
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Less farmers sow mustard, blame on last year’s poor prices, this year’s bad weather

According to the agriculture department, against the target of 26 lakh hectares, mustard has been sown only on 20.49 lakh hectares.
This rabi season, the production will be around 10 lakh tonne short.(PTI)
This rabi season, the production will be around 10 lakh tonne short.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2018 08:45 PM IST
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Vaccination drive in Rajasthan stays immune to doctors’ stir: Official

Rajasthan has covered about 80% of children below the age of two years under an intensive immunisation drive in the last three months despite doctors’ strikes, a senior health official said.
Intensified Mission Indradhanush’ (IMI) aims to reach every child below two years and pregnant women, not covered under the routine immunisation programme.(Reuters Photo)
Intensified Mission Indradhanush’ (IMI) aims to reach every child below two years and pregnant women, not covered under the routine immunisation programme.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2017 08:51 PM IST
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TN man travelling on foot to stop food wastage

Nigin Binish, a resident of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, is travelling on foot from Coimbatore to Kashmir with a message to stop wasting food and reduce hunger in the country
Nigin Binish (25) of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is travelling on foot from Coimbatore to Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Nigin Binish (25) of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu is travelling on foot from Coimbatore to Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2017 08:38 PM IST
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25 clinics in Rajasthan to teach mothers why they should breastfeed

The objective is to reduce neonatal and infant mortality, eliminate malnutrition and ensure a healthy future for the mother and child
A mother takes selfies with her newborn child at Beawar in Rajasthan. Mother’s milk is the cheapest option to reduce infant mortality rate.(PTI)
A mother takes selfies with her newborn child at Beawar in Rajasthan. Mother’s milk is the cheapest option to reduce infant mortality rate.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2017 08:10 PM IST
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Rajasthan govt seeks details of Muslim staff at health centres, doctors fear profiling

The Rajasthan government has sought details of Muslims staff at health centres across the state, leading to apprehension among the doctors from the minority community that they may be targeted because of their religion
A flutter was created after joint director (administration) Dr BL Saini on November 30 issued a letter asking CMHOs to seek details of Muslim staff at sub centres, primary and community health centres.(HT Photo for representational purpose)
A flutter was created after joint director (administration) Dr BL Saini on November 30 issued a letter asking CMHOs to seek details of Muslim staff at sub centres, primary and community health centres.(HT Photo for representational purpose)
Updated on Dec 12, 2017 09:03 PM IST
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Male sterilisation on a downward slide in Rajasthan

The basic reason behind the poor performance is that the Rajasthani society is male-dominated and the women are not allowed to take any decision about male sterilisation.
According to health department data, male sterilization was 8,140 in 2010-11, which dropped to 3,833 in 2016-17 and 1,267 in 2017-18 (till Oct 2017).(AFP? Representative picture)
According to health department data, male sterilization was 8,140 in 2010-11, which dropped to 3,833 in 2016-17 and 1,267 in 2017-18 (till Oct 2017).(AFP? Representative picture)
Updated on Nov 28, 2017 09:11 PM IST
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Shops sell tobacco products near Jodhpur schools: Survey

According to the 2010 Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), 32% (15 million) people in Rajasthan were using tobacco in one form or the other; among them, 72,000 died due to tobacco-related illness every year
The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act bans sale of tobacco products within 100 yards of educational institutes. The 2003 Act also mandates display of signage outside schools warning against using tobacco.(HT Photo)
The Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act bans sale of tobacco products within 100 yards of educational institutes. The 2003 Act also mandates display of signage outside schools warning against using tobacco.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2017 08:56 PM IST
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Team collects larvae samples from Rajasthan, will be sent to labs for testing

Recently, a case of Japanese Encephalitis was detected in the state. The samples were collected from the affected area. Once the larvae grow into mosquitoes, they will be tested for the JE virus.
The larvae sample collected from Keshoraipatan in Bundi district.(HT Photo)
The larvae sample collected from Keshoraipatan in Bundi district.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2017 08:07 PM IST
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Shelter for the stable: Halfway homes offer new hope for psychiatric patients

Delhi has made a start, with three homes; Rajasthan may be next. But many more homes are needed for the thousands of patients who have been declared well but have nowhere to go.
Families often give fake names and addresses when admitting a psychiatric patient. When the person is ready for discharge, there is no one to call.(Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
Families often give fake names and addresses when admitting a psychiatric patient. When the person is ready for discharge, there is no one to call.(Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2017 10:19 PM IST
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Ombudsman to redress grievances of people living with HIV/AIDS

Rajasthan is the first state that has started work for formulating guidelines and rules as per the provisions laid down in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Rajasthan is the first state that has started work for formulating guidelines and rules as per the provisions laid down in the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017(HT FILE/REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Nov 23, 2017 07:30 PM IST
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Rajasthan department seeks to register ‘Daughters Are Precious’ event with Guinness

Through the event organised at 773 centres across 33 districts of Rajasthan, 850 volunteers held a direct dialogue over sex determination issue with 1.58 lakh youth for two hours
A volunteer — Daughters are Precious Rakshak — interacts with students in Jhunjhunu on Friday.(HT Photo)
A volunteer — Daughters are Precious Rakshak — interacts with students in Jhunjhunu on Friday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2017 08:55 PM IST
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Number of children getting Vitamin A supplement drops by 4% in Rajasthan

The coverage of Vitamin A supplement dipped by 4% to 82% in the May-June round from 86% registered during the same period last year.
Suman Sharma , chairperson, Rajasthan Women’s Commission and health minister Kalicharan Saraf administer Vitamin A dose to a child in Jaipur on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Suman Sharma , chairperson, Rajasthan Women’s Commission and health minister Kalicharan Saraf administer Vitamin A dose to a child in Jaipur on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2017 09:15 PM IST
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PM words a big pat on back for Jaipur Foot founder

Two tweets and a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to one of its centres in the Philippines has come as a big encouragement to Jaipur-based BMVSS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the Jaipur Foot beneficiaries, in Manila, Philippines, on Monday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the Jaipur Foot beneficiaries, in Manila, Philippines, on Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 15, 2017 08:24 PM IST
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World COPD Day: Study proves yearly vaccination reduces risk in patients

A pneumococcal vaccine once a year and influenza vaccine twice a year can check most of these deaths.
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA, in a recently published report stated that influenza and pneumococcal vaccine lowers the risk of COPD aggravation.(HT Photo/ Representative picture)
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA, in a recently published report stated that influenza and pneumococcal vaccine lowers the risk of COPD aggravation.(HT Photo/ Representative picture)
Updated on Nov 14, 2017 09:18 PM IST
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Soon, a factory to process and package onions

There is a huge demand for dehydrated onion in the market. Many products such as noodles, meat masala etc sold in the market contain dry onion powder. Dry onion flakes and paste are also used for preparing food.
Onions will be washed and peeled by machines at the plant and then dehydrated onions will be turned into flakes, powder, or ground into a paste.(PTI/REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Onions will be washed and peeled by machines at the plant and then dehydrated onions will be turned into flakes, powder, or ground into a paste.(PTI/REPRESENTATIVE PIC)
Updated on Nov 12, 2017 08:47 PM IST
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More staff, increased fogging, anti-larval drives to combat dengue in Rajasthan

The worst affected districts are Kota, Jaipur, Dholpur, Ajmer and Bharatpur.
State health minister Kali Charan Saraf reviewed the situation and directed officials to control the surge in the mosquito-borne disease.(HT FILE PHOTO)
State health minister Kali Charan Saraf reviewed the situation and directed officials to control the surge in the mosquito-borne disease.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 09, 2017 09:26 PM IST
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Two research centres to come up in Rajasthan for testing glanders disease in equines

The animal husbandry department will soon set up two research centres for primary investigation of glanders disease among equines in the state
Glanders is an infectious disease that occurs primarily in horses, mules and donkeys.(HT File)
Glanders is an infectious disease that occurs primarily in horses, mules and donkeys.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 06, 2017 07:52 PM IST
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Abandoned by parents, 77 infants get new life under cradle scheme in Rajasthan

Abandoned by their parents, 77 newborns have got a fresh shot at life courtesy a government scheme that allows people to put unwanted infants in cradles installed at hospitals across the state
A view of Palana Ghar in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
A view of Palana Ghar in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 04, 2017 08:19 PM IST
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UNDP device to be used in two Rajasthan blocks for real-time vaccine information

Rajasthan is the first state, not only in India but in the world, to launch a pilot project to access real-time information on vaccination of children.
The Vaccine and Logistics Evaluator device, developed by the United Nations Development Programme will help in getting real-time information on the number of children vaccinated and the vaccines used.(-Prabhakar Sharma/Ht Photo.)
The Vaccine and Logistics Evaluator device, developed by the United Nations Development Programme will help in getting real-time information on the number of children vaccinated and the vaccines used.(-Prabhakar Sharma/Ht Photo.)
Updated on Nov 02, 2017 08:17 PM IST
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India’s first state-run toll-free helpline for mental illness launched in Jaipur

The helpline, called ‘mansanwad’ (dialogues about mind), is India’s first initiative in a government set-up to tackle such matters
Officials at the mansanwasd, a toll-free helpline office at the psychiatric centre in Jaipur.(HT Photo.)
Officials at the mansanwasd, a toll-free helpline office at the psychiatric centre in Jaipur.(HT Photo.)
Updated on Nov 01, 2017 07:40 PM IST
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Bill soon to regulate bovine breeding in Rajasthan

The state government will soon come up with a bill to regulate sale of bovine semen and artificial insemination services for improving cattle breeds
Rajasthan has about 84 lakh milch cows. State agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini says the Rajasthan Bovine Breeding (Regulation of Production and Sale of Bovine Semen and Artificial Insemination Services) Bill, once becomes an Act, will help regulate private insemination services for improving cattle breeds.(Agency photo)
Rajasthan has about 84 lakh milch cows. State agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini says the Rajasthan Bovine Breeding (Regulation of Production and Sale of Bovine Semen and Artificial Insemination Services) Bill, once becomes an Act, will help regulate private insemination services for improving cattle breeds.(Agency photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2017 07:30 PM IST
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For pre-mature newborn in Gujarat, Rajasthan ships mother’s milk

The mother milk bank in Udaipur saved the life of a premature baby girl in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad by transporting mother’s milk for the grossly underweight newborn
Divya mother milk bank staff and Devendra Jain (right) taking 48 units of mother milk in ice pack to Ahmedabad.(HT PHOTO)
Divya mother milk bank staff and Devendra Jain (right) taking 48 units of mother milk in ice pack to Ahmedabad.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 17, 2017 09:27 PM IST
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68 doctors in Rajasthan transferred to districts where bypolls are to be held

The opposition has said that it’s a decision to appease the voters in Ajmer, Alwar and Mandalgarh districts.
Doctors have been transferred from 12 districts to these three districts.(HT File Photo)
Doctors have been transferred from 12 districts to these three districts.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2017 08:02 PM IST
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