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

Jaipur hospital gives tips to beat depression

A World Health Organisation (WHO) study said more than 5 crore Indians suffered from depression in 2015, and over 3 crore from anxiety disorders – major reasons for suicides.
Yoga trainer Rajesh Kumawat giving yoga tips to the patients at ESIC hospital in Jaipur.(PRABHKAR SHARMA/HT PHOTO)
Yoga trainer Rajesh Kumawat giving yoga tips to the patients at ESIC hospital in Jaipur.(PRABHKAR SHARMA/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 09, 2017 08:49 PM IST
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Not weekly, but pregnant women to get nutrition supplement once a month in Rajasthan

Many pregnant women are labourers and can’t come every week, so the move has been planned to ensure continuity in the food’s intake.
Pregnant women are given supplementary nutrition, also called take home ration, under the integrated child development services (ICDS) programme at aganwadi centres once a week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Pregnant women are given supplementary nutrition, also called take home ration, under the integrated child development services (ICDS) programme at aganwadi centres once a week.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 08, 2017 08:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Want to sell tobacco? Get licence: Health ministry

Union ministry of health has issued an advisory to all states for the same. The advisory has been issued to the chief secretary of Rajasthan on September 22 through speed post.
A condition has been put which says that authorised shops selling tobacco products cannot sell any non-tobacco products such as toffee, candy, chips, biscuits, soft drinks etc, which are essentially meant for children.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A condition has been put which says that authorised shops selling tobacco products cannot sell any non-tobacco products such as toffee, candy, chips, biscuits, soft drinks etc, which are essentially meant for children.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 27, 2017 07:24 PM IST
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Hospital-on-train reaches Barmer, free care from Sept 26

The Lifeline Express (LLE), a hospital on a train, came to the Barmer railway station to provide medical help to the disabled and rural poor from September 26 to October 16
The hospital-on-train was launched in 1991 after an agreement between the Impact India Foundation (IIF), a Mumbai-based NGO, and the railway ministry.(File photo/PTI)
The hospital-on-train was launched in 1991 after an agreement between the Impact India Foundation (IIF), a Mumbai-based NGO, and the railway ministry.(File photo/PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2017 07:01 PM IST
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Second round of malnutrition fight to cover 17,000 kids in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan health department started preparations to launch the second phase of community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) in January, officials said.
The children will be fed nutritional supplement at their houses for 56 days, and their health improvement will be monitored for four months.(HT File Photo)
The children will be fed nutritional supplement at their houses for 56 days, and their health improvement will be monitored for four months.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2017 08:17 PM IST
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Swine flu patients screened in queue at Jaipuria hospital in Rajasthan

Health counsellors at the Jaipuria hospital keep a watch on the queue at the registration counters and the patients showing swine flu symptoms are separated from the queue and sent to the respective doctors with their registration slips.
Patients at the new OPD opened for seasonal diseases at SMS Hospital in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Patients at the new OPD opened for seasonal diseases at SMS Hospital in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2017 08:23 PM IST
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Rajasthan agri dept brings out book to fight crop pests

The book, the minister said, will help agriculture supervisors diagnose pests and issue prescription slips, to be called Rajasthan Krishi Salaah Parchi, to disinfect cops and vegetables
About 6000 agriculture supervisors will refer to the book and prescribe pesticides to farmers in 10 agro-climatic zones in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
About 6000 agriculture supervisors will refer to the book and prescribe pesticides to farmers in 10 agro-climatic zones in Rajasthan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2017 07:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Jaipur

Missing doctors, untrained nursing staff led to baby deaths in Banswara

The probe team found that though the hospital has eight gynaecologists, the nursing staff was carrying out most of the deliveries.
It also came to notice that children born through caesarean are not regularly checked by paediatricians.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Picture for representation only))
It also came to notice that children born through caesarean are not regularly checked by paediatricians.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Picture for representation only))
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 08:50 PM IST
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Not only hospital, WCD department also responsible for Banswara infant deaths, says report

The Rajasthan government had set up a four-member committee to probe the infant deaths. The committee submitted its report on September 4.
Banswara district hospital.(HT Photo)
Banswara district hospital.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2017 08:36 PM IST
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45% maternal deaths due to delay in decision on delivery: Social audit

Nearly half of the maternal deaths in Rajasthan take place due to the delay by family members in deciding where they should take the pregnant woman for delivery, a social review has revealed.
According to Sample Registration System 2013, the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Rajasthan is 244.(HT Photo)
According to Sample Registration System 2013, the maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Rajasthan is 244.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2017 08:04 PM IST
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Kota, Udaipur & Dungarpur fail to improve child sex ratio

Though Rajasthan is being hailed as a model state for the implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique (PCPNDT) Act, a few districts have shown little change or decline in the child sex ratio
A mother with her newborn daughter at a government hospital in Rajasthan.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A mother with her newborn daughter at a government hospital in Rajasthan.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 25, 2017 07:46 PM IST
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World Breastfeeding Week: How new moms, milk banks are helping save lives

Mothers who once benefited are returning as donors, mobile van units are gathering breast milk at their doors.
Rakhi Saini’s second child was born premature. ‘For about two weeks, I had no milk. I was so worried,’ she says. This human milk bank at the Fortis La Femme hospital in New Delhi helped nourish her child, and later she was back at the hospital as a donor.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
Rakhi Saini’s second child was born premature. ‘For about two weeks, I had no milk. I was so worried,’ she says. This human milk bank at the Fortis La Femme hospital in New Delhi helped nourish her child, and later she was back at the hospital as a donor.(Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2017 02:11 PM IST
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7,500 women have donated 1.5 million ml breast milk to save infants in NICUs

This comes as good news as the World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7) begins since more than 7,500 women have donated more than 15 lakh millilitre of breast milk to save the lives of many newborns.
The first week of August is recognised as World Breastfeeding Week.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The first week of August is recognised as World Breastfeeding Week.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 01, 2017 09:37 PM IST
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Red wine is passé. Raise a toast to date palm wine from Rajasthan

Rajasthan will soon be producing date palm wine made through a process of natural fermentation. And coming up soon after are pomegranate and citrus wine.
Date palm wine will be made from the Barhi variety of date in Rajasthan.(Shutterstock)
Date palm wine will be made from the Barhi variety of date in Rajasthan.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jul 20, 2017 11:52 AM IST
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Soon desi cow’s milk will be sold through medical stores: Warns Rajasthan minister

Prabhu Lal Saini also offered a solution to those rearing cows.
The milk available in the market is of exotic and crossbred cows such as Jersey and Holstein and not of indigenous breeds such as Rathi, Tharparkar, and Gir, the minister said.(HT Photo)
The milk available in the market is of exotic and crossbred cows such as Jersey and Holstein and not of indigenous breeds such as Rathi, Tharparkar, and Gir, the minister said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2017 08:38 PM IST
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No incentive to ASHAs if mothers don’t sign vouchers

Move aimed at ensuring ASHAs visit newborns for home-based care
'Asha sahyoginis’ stage a rally to create awareness about small family.(HT File Photo)
'Asha sahyoginis’ stage a rally to create awareness about small family.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2017 08:32 PM IST
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US doctor cures doda addicts through Skype

A non-government organisation (NGO) has taken the help of a doctor settled in the United States to cure people addicted to doda post (opium husk)
Opium husk addicts interacting with Dr Karan Singh Rathore through video conferencing from the US.(HT Photo.)
Opium husk addicts interacting with Dr Karan Singh Rathore through video conferencing from the US.(HT Photo.)
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 07:44 PM IST
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In Rajasthan’s Dausa, poor families are ‘insulted’ for ration under govt subsidy scheme

People in Dausa’s many villages say that if they refuse to get the sentence saying that they were poor painted on their house, they might not get the benefits under the government’s food subsidy programme.
A woman stands near the official writing on the wall outside her home in Pilodi in Dausa.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
A woman stands near the official writing on the wall outside her home in Pilodi in Dausa.(Prabhakar Sharma / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2017 08:42 AM IST
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Enjoy dining in company of hearing impaired

With hearing impaired people around to serve you, Vitthal’s Kitchen on Sahkar Marg guarantees you the serenity you look for at a restaurant
Hearing impaired waiters serve at the eatery in Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT)
Hearing impaired waiters serve at the eatery in Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT)
Updated on Jun 19, 2017 08:58 PM IST
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Green corridor transports 18 litres of mother’s milk to sick newborns in Rajasthan

It was for the first time that a green corridor, usually created for swift transportation of organs for transplantation, was created for transporting mother’s milk.
The Bhilwara milk bank had stock of 1,503 units (one unit is 30ml) from where 600 units were transported to storage unit at Zenana Hospital.(Kunal Patil File Photo)
The Bhilwara milk bank had stock of 1,503 units (one unit is 30ml) from where 600 units were transported to storage unit at Zenana Hospital.(Kunal Patil File Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2017 07:45 AM IST
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Retired botany professor shows way on green superfood

The 77-year-old professor, who has written chapters in botany books on the role of spirulina in fighting malnutrition, anaemia and some diseases, said Rajasthan is suitable for growing the alga.
Women work at a spirulina farm in Bhurtal near Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Women work at a spirulina farm in Bhurtal near Jaipur.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2017 07:12 PM IST
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Health office breastfeeding room now houses a tribunal

The room has remained closed though the state government pushes for breastfeeding to fight malnutrition and reduce neonatal mortality.
The room, named Amrit Kaksh, was dedicated to women employees, including officers of the health department, on the World Breastfeeding Day in 2015.
The room, named Amrit Kaksh, was dedicated to women employees, including officers of the health department, on the World Breastfeeding Day in 2015.
Updated on May 17, 2017 07:51 PM IST
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Tobacco sale banned near health centres in Rajasthan

Rajasthan banned sale of tobacco products, such as cigarettes and gutka, within 100 yards of health centres on Monday
Rajasthan medical and health department secretary Naveen Jain wrote to heads of medical colleges, chief medical and health officers, and in-charges of district, sub-divisional and satellite hospitals, and sub-centres to abide by the ban order.(HT Photo)
Rajasthan medical and health department secretary Naveen Jain wrote to heads of medical colleges, chief medical and health officers, and in-charges of district, sub-divisional and satellite hospitals, and sub-centres to abide by the ban order.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2017 08:09 PM IST
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Mother’s milk storage centre to be set up in Ajmer hospital

The state government has set up the milk bank at 11 government hospitals with an aim to reduce neonatal and infant mortality rates, and eradicate malnutrition
Containers of mother's milk in a freezer at a hospital. The milk ca be used for up to six months.(HT Photo)
Containers of mother's milk in a freezer at a hospital. The milk ca be used for up to six months.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2017 08:33 PM IST
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Mother’s milk must at 11 Rajasthan hospitals, other milk banned

Newborns at 11 government hospitals in Rajasthan, which have Aanchal Mothers’ Milk Bank, will be breastfed or given human milk free.(HT File Photo)
Newborns at 11 government hospitals in Rajasthan, which have Aanchal Mothers’ Milk Bank, will be breastfed or given human milk free.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2017 08:26 PM IST
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Sea fish digital database in works at Rajasthan vet varsity

For the first time in India, Bikaner-based Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences has under taken a digital research work on anatomy of marine fish
CT scan of a fish being done at the Rajasthan University of Veterinary in Bikaner.(HT Photo)
CT scan of a fish being done at the Rajasthan University of Veterinary in Bikaner.(HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2017 07:34 PM IST
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State needs regular programme to tackle severe acute malnutrition

A malnourished child with mother in Baran.(HT Photo)
A malnourished child with mother in Baran.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2017 08:51 PM IST
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Alwar lynching: Resentment in cattle market where Pehlu Khan made last purchase

The traders at the fair are seething with resentment against gau rakshaks and police. Most of them are victims of harassment, extortion and even assault by cow vigilantes, and Khan’s death has only reinforced their anger.
Traders at the cattle market are seething with resentment against gau rakshaks and the police.(HT Photo)
Traders at the cattle market are seething with resentment against gau rakshaks and the police.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 30, 2017 08:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByP Srinivasan and Salik Ahmad

Social media making us lonely and uncommunicative, says survey

The survey on ‘impact of social media and overindulgence in virtual internet world’, conducted by Jaipur-based NGO, Ace Society, also says that social media and such apps often create a false sense of virtual connection that makes an individual lonely and restless.
More than 85% of the respondents, who were part of the survey, said they often and sometimes by force of habit checked their smartphones for Facebook notifications or WatsApp messages.(Shutterstock)
More than 85% of the respondents, who were part of the survey, said they often and sometimes by force of habit checked their smartphones for Facebook notifications or WatsApp messages.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 18, 2017 06:49 PM IST
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229 govt doctors in Rajasthan ‘missing’

Already reeling under a severe shortage of doctors, Rajasthan’s public health system has been further strained with 229 government doctors ‘missing’ for over a month.
229 government doctors, appointed as medical officers, have not reported to work for more than a month.(Representative Photo)
229 government doctors, appointed as medical officers, have not reported to work for more than a month.(Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2017 12:07 PM IST
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