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During a medical test at a government hospital, she was found to be six months pregnant. The girl then revealed to her mother how six persons had been sexually assaulting her on different occasions. (Photo @odisha_police)

6 arrested for raping 14-year-old in Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:12 AM IST
The six allegedly sexually assaulted her and then threatened her against revealing the incident to anyone.
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Leela Devi is one of the many beneficiaries of National Maternity Benefit Schemes (NMBS) under the National Health Mission (NHM) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. (HT Photo)
Leela Devi is one of the many beneficiaries of National Maternity Benefit Schemes (NMBS) under the National Health Mission (NHM) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. (HT Photo)

In Bihar, 65-yr-old had 8 kids in 18 months in govt records

By Ajay Kr Pandey | Hindustan Times, Muzaffarpur
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Leela Devi is not the lone elderly woman to have “benefited” under the NHM scheme. Money has been deposited into and withdrawn from the accounts of more than 50 women fraudulently in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.
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The Initiative of Health Equity and Society director Mira Shiva said the workers would not have needed to go on strike if they were given their due.(PTI file photo)
The Initiative of Health Equity and Society director Mira Shiva said the workers would not have needed to go on strike if they were given their due.(PTI file photo)

Covid-19: 600k Asha, Anganwadi staff on 2-day strike over payments

By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 01:24 AM IST
The workers, who went on a two-day strike from Friday, have been conducting door-to-door surveys and were enlisted by the Centre for the fight against the pandemic.
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ASHA workers from Nainital recently staged a protest supporting workers from Champawat district. (HT photo)
ASHA workers from Nainital recently staged a protest supporting workers from Champawat district. (HT photo)

‘Work sans masks, sanitisers’: Uttarakhand ASHA workers seek Covid allowance

By Suparna Roy | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Apart from working in quarantine centres, ASHA workers also ensure vaccinations, institutional deliveries of pregnant women, the surveillance work of people returning to the state among other duties.
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ASHA workers while doing survey at the red zone areas of coronavirus in Nagpur.(ANI File Photo)
ASHA workers while doing survey at the red zone areas of coronavirus in Nagpur.(ANI File Photo)

ASHA workers in Maharashtra may get pay hike for working during Covid-19 crisis

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 10:26 AM IST
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the ASHA workers have been assigned the task of surveillance in urban and rural areas and the state government now plans to give them an incentive for their work.
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While there can be no substitute for the domain knowledge and skills the specialists bring to health care, in this time of crisis, additional deployment of personnel to assist is helpful(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
While there can be no substitute for the domain knowledge and skills the specialists bring to health care, in this time of crisis, additional deployment of personnel to assist is helpful(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

In the Covid-19 battle, Delhi turns to volunteers | HT Editorial

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 12:16 AM IST
Use them for contact tracing and monitoring those in home isolation
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In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
In India, far more women are working in the field of childcare, in schools at the nursery level, and as health care providers in homes than men. In fact, with schools closing, their burden at home increases hugely(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Focus on reproductive health

UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:05 AM IST
Women’s health is a vital issue. In this, reproductive health has to take precedence. Health services are not reaching them in time in many urban and rural areas. At a time when basic health services are stretched, it is quite likely that women’s health needs, both in the public system and at home, are not a priority
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NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and Yuvak Mangal Dal are being enlisted in COVID Volunteer Force, mandated to spread mass awareness about COVID(REUTERS)
NCC cadets and volunteers of NSS, Nehru Yuva Kendra and Yuvak Mangal Dal are being enlisted in COVID Volunteer Force, mandated to spread mass awareness about COVID(REUTERS)

Aarogya Setu app users cross 2 crore mark in Uttar Pradesh: Official

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:04 PM IST
The principal health secretary also said a large number of migrant workers are coming from other states with ASHA workers having surveyed 7.44 lakh of them so far.
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Though the 20-year old woman went into labour, ambulance could not reach her due to fallen trees blocking the road to her house(HT Photo)
Though the 20-year old woman went into labour, ambulance could not reach her due to fallen trees blocking the road to her house(HT Photo)

At least 60 babies delivered in Odisha during cyclone Amphan

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:13 PM IST
Bhadrak district collector Gyana Das shared the picture of the mother and her newborn twins on his official Twitter account while appreciating the services of Angawadi workers, ASHA workers and other health workers during the calamity.
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Dr Alka Chaudhary, 48, has been working in the city’s first mohalla clinic in Peera Garhi.
Dr Alka Chaudhary, 48, has been working in the city’s first mohalla clinic in Peera Garhi.

Dr Alka Chaudhari: When she’s not treating patients, the ‘doktarni’ at Delhi’s first mohalla clinic feeds families of 35 daily-wagers

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 02:50 AM IST
However, after speaking to the families in the area and the ASHA workers under her, she realised there was a problem.
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Seen here is ASHA worker Subhadra, who was attacked in her home on Thursday.
Seen here is ASHA worker Subhadra, who was attacked in her home on Thursday.

Asha worker attacked for collecting data on Covid-19 patients in Odisha

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The attack comes just days after the Centre brought in an ordinance to check the mounting attacks and protect health workers at the forefront of battle against coronavirus.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a comprehensive relief package for the vulnerable section of the country affected by Covid-19 lockdown.(ANI Photo)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a comprehensive relief package for the vulnerable section of the country affected by Covid-19 lockdown.(ANI Photo)

‘Don’t want anyone to remain hungry’: Sitharaman announces Covid-19 relief package

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2020 05:52 PM IST
The Finance Minister also expressed gratitude for doctors and nurses who are dealing with Covid-19 patients.
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The woman claimed that she was carrying a baby in her arm wrapped with a piece of cloth but upon inspection it was nothing but dough given the shape of a baby, the health department officials said.(HT Photo)
The woman claimed that she was carrying a baby in her arm wrapped with a piece of cloth but upon inspection it was nothing but dough given the shape of a baby, the health department officials said.(HT Photo)

Baby made of dough, woman tries to get govt scheme money, exposed

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal/ Gwalior
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:25 PM IST
The woman and her husband created ruckus the hospital staff forced the woman to part way with what she was claiming to be her baby to ensure that timely treatment could be given to the baby if it was alive, the doctors said.
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Boat clinic s have come to the respite of the people in Morigaon which has been severely hit by the floods.(Sadiq Naqvi/HTPhotos)
Boat clinic s have come to the respite of the people in Morigaon which has been severely hit by the floods.(Sadiq Naqvi/HTPhotos)

In flood-hit Assam, boat clinics bring respite to many

By Sadiq Naqvi | Hindustan Times, Goroimari (Assam)
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 04:25 PM IST
The boat clinics in flood-hit Goroimari has become a lifeline for the people living in Morigaon where several affected by the heavy rains are also suffering from diarrhoea and fever.
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Two beds for the elderly will be kept reserved in every ward and officials are directed to mention ‘reserved for elderly’ behind the wall of the bed.(HT File)
Two beds for the elderly will be kept reserved in every ward and officials are directed to mention ‘reserved for elderly’ behind the wall of the bed.(HT File)

Free tests, medicines, separate OPD at district government hospitals in Punjab

By Jatinder Mahal | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2019 10:18 PM IST
A medical officer, staff nurse and counsellor will be deputed for these OPDs under the National Programme for Health Care of Elderly programme by the health and family welfare department.
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Malnourished children eat a meal at the Apanalaya centre, an organisation working for the betterment of slum children, Mumbai.(AP)
Malnourished children eat a meal at the Apanalaya centre, an organisation working for the betterment of slum children, Mumbai.(AP)

Why India’s health system fails to spot malnourished children

By Ashok Alexander
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:19 AM IST
The fundamental problem is structural. The anganwadi worker reports into the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) system of the women and child development (WCD) ministry, the ANM into the health ministry, and the ASHA to health (with a dotted line to WCD). With two ministries controlling three women workers, there is inadequate data sharing and weak accountability.
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India’s Mental Health Care Act is one of the most progressive legislations on mental health globally, and should be read as a bill of rights for people with mental disorders.(HT Photo)
India’s Mental Health Care Act is one of the most progressive legislations on mental health globally, and should be read as a bill of rights for people with mental disorders.(HT Photo)

‘New law is the most progressive globally’

By Vikram Patel | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 10:24 AM IST
The Mental Health Care Act enshrines equality for mentally ill people with those who have physical health problems in all matters related to health care
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Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco on Friday.(AP Photo)
Plaintiff Dewayne Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in his case against Monsanto at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco on Friday.(AP Photo)

US jury orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to cancer patient over weedkiller

UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 07:12 AM IST
The ruling is likely to have far reaching ramifications in other parts of the world including India, where glyphosate-based weedkillers are widely used.
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Baby care team checking baby and their mother at their home. The follow up becomes necessary to ensure the baby grows with correct weight.(HT Photo)
Baby care team checking baby and their mother at their home. The follow up becomes necessary to ensure the baby grows with correct weight.(HT Photo)

UP: A new chapter in newborn health care in villages

By Gaurav Saigal | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2018 03:49 PM IST
Scripting change: Baby care teams visit homes in remote villages of Rae Bareli, checking the health of babies with low birth weight
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Elderly villagers appear for the class 8 examination at the Kota Open University in Barmer on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Elderly villagers appear for the class 8 examination at the Kota Open University in Barmer on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Political dream brings the elderly back to school in Rajasthan

By ​​Mukesh Mathrani | Hindustan Times, Barmer
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2018 09:46 PM IST
The Vasundhara Raje government, through a law introduced in 2014, has made it mandatory for the candidates contesting the panchayat elections to have a certain level of school education.
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