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In Gurugram, 30.6% children above the age of five underweight

As per the NFHS-4, 44.3% children under the age of five in urban Gurugram are stunted. The figure for rural Gurugram is 28.2% while that of Haryana is 33.4%.
The National Nutrition Week is observed every year between September 1 and 7.(HT Photo)
The National Nutrition Week is observed every year between September 1 and 7.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 05:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma

Shipbuilders help rebuild anganwadis in flood-hit Kerala

Citizen groups and government teams are helping to rebuild their lives after devastating floods.
A team from Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai, a defence public sector shipbuilding company, is helping citizen groups and government teams clean anganwadis and schools.(HT Photo)
A team from Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai, a defence public sector shipbuilding company, is helping citizen groups and government teams clean anganwadis and schools.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 11:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Yamini Nair

UP: PHC, CHC staff wary of handling snakebite cases

A reality check at the health centres in the periphery of the state capital revealed that primary health centres (PHCs) avoided taking such cases, while the community health centres (CHCs) issued a warning that patients might be referred to another hospital as the existing facilities did not match those available in higher centres.
No Stretcher? Parents ferrying their kid( who had a fracture) in a rickshaw after treatment at Mal CHC.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
No Stretcher? Parents ferrying their kid( who had a fracture) in a rickshaw after treatment at Mal CHC.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
Published on Aug 30, 2018 01:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Ease of Living: Ghaziabad, Faridabad ahead of Gurugram in health

There are 101 hospitals in the city to cater to an estimated population of 25 lakh. Only two of them are run by the government — one in Civil Lines and another in Sector 10.
In terms of heath services, Gurugram ranks 100 among 111 across the country in the Ease of Living Index.
In terms of heath services, Gurugram ranks 100 among 111 across the country in the Ease of Living Index.
Updated on Aug 14, 2018 07:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sonali Verma

Two malnutrition deaths in tribal Jhabua

The district collector Ashish Saxena has confirmed that the deaths were due to malnutrition and has ordered an inquiry.
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Published on Aug 04, 2018 03:20 PM IST
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By C B Singh

Ending preventable maternal deaths requires a collective effort

Bringing change in a large and diverse country such as India has not been easy. But India’s progress has been much higher than the global average, with the country registering a 77% decline in MMR from 1990 to 2015 compared to 44% worldwide.
Maternal mortality rate in India is consistently going down. At this rate, India will achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target by 2022, eight years ahead of the deadline(HT)
Maternal mortality rate in India is consistently going down. At this rate, India will achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target by 2022, eight years ahead of the deadline(HT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 05:40 PM IST
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By JP Nadda

Shelter home writes to god to fulfil daily requirements

The shelter home, Apna Ghar, located in Bajhera, 8 km from Bharatpur, has been providing shelter for last 18 years.
The management of Apna Ghar writes request letters to god early in the morning seeking food and other provisions for the men, women and children who live at the destitute home.(HT PHOTO)
The management of Apna Ghar writes request letters to god early in the morning seeking food and other provisions for the men, women and children who live at the destitute home.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 10:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bharatpur | By Suresh Foujdar

India can reduce maternal deaths

In many parts of the world, including in India, profuse and uncontrolled bleeding after birth accounts for more than half of all maternal deaths. Massaging the womb, and timely, i.e., within 60 seconds of birth, administration of easily available low-cost drugs such as oxytocin can have a dramatic impact on this bleeding.
In many parts of the world, including in India, profuse and uncontrolled bleeding after birth accounts for more than half of all maternal deaths(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In many parts of the world, including in India, profuse and uncontrolled bleeding after birth accounts for more than half of all maternal deaths(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 09:45 AM IST
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By Nachiket Mor and Jerker Liljestrand

Hundreds in Odisha town gather to say goodbye to doctor who made health centre work

Dr Kishore Chandra Das had almost single-handedly turned Tentulikhunti’s dilapidated community health centre into a modern medical facility in less than a decade.
Dr Kishore Chandra Das (in checked shirt) salutes townsfolk before leaving Tentulikhunti on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Dr Kishore Chandra Das (in checked shirt) salutes townsfolk before leaving Tentulikhunti on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 11:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Maharashtra to train its health centre doctors, staff to identify Nipah virus

Public health department and National Institute of Virology officials to meet in Pune on Saturday to review surveillance strategies.
Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)
Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai

A torchbearer of hope

HT City profiles Agrimaa Amrata, winner in Social Service category.
Agrimaa Amrata(HT Photo)
Agrimaa Amrata(HT Photo)
Published on May 15, 2018 04:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal

Four killed, four injured in Pune-Mumbai e-way accident

The mishap occurred after the tyre of the car they were travelling in burst on the expressway on Wednesday afternoon.
Four died and four seriously injured in an accident at Kamshet on Pune-Mumbai Expressway.(HT PHOTO)
Four died and four seriously injured in an accident at Kamshet on Pune-Mumbai Expressway.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2018 11:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde

Court refuses bail to man jailed for Indian Mujahideen links

Bagwan who is also being prosecuted in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts case, had claimed that he is innocent.
A sessions court has refused to grant bail to Anwar Bagwan booked in connection with a case registered against alleged members of Indian Mujahideen for waging a war against the nation in 2008.(HT File)
A sessions court has refused to grant bail to Anwar Bagwan booked in connection with a case registered against alleged members of Indian Mujahideen for waging a war against the nation in 2008.(HT File)
Published on Apr 22, 2018 12:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Charul Shah

Leopard mauls two villagers sleeping in courtyard in Dewale village, Bhor

Pangare was first admitted to the District Hospital in Bhor, from where he was moved to Sassoon Hospital in Pune.
Three leopards - a mother and her two cubs - were found dead near the same village four months ago. The reason behind the deaths is still unknown and divisional forest officers are conducting an investigation.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Three leopards - a mother and her two cubs - were found dead near the same village four months ago. The reason behind the deaths is still unknown and divisional forest officers are conducting an investigation.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 19, 2018 11:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Ashish Phadnis

Rajasthan RSS worker immolates himself shouting ‘save the country’, dies in Delhi hospital

The man has left behind a four-page suicide note.
The victim owned a drug store.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
The victim owned a drug store.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representative image)
Updated on Apr 09, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Salik Ahmad, Jaipur

Ayushman Bharat Yojna is world’s most imaginative and inclusive public health scheme

The Ayushman Bharat Yojna is a path-breaking scheme. It is capable of exercising a transformative impact if implemented in an effective and coordinated manner
Access to tertiary healthcare in India currently faces a huge challenge, both in terms of infrastructure and competent medical professionals, especially in rural areas. The move to open one medical college for every three parliamentary constituencies will help in addressing the challenge related to availability of healthcare professionals in hospitals, improve access to healthcare and bridge the demand-supply gap(AP)
Access to tertiary healthcare in India currently faces a huge challenge, both in terms of infrastructure and competent medical professionals, especially in rural areas. The move to open one medical college for every three parliamentary constituencies will help in addressing the challenge related to availability of healthcare professionals in hospitals, improve access to healthcare and bridge the demand-supply gap(AP)
Published on Apr 07, 2018 05:33 PM IST
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By Naresh Trehan

Skipping 2 years’ government service to cost medical passouts heavily

Skipping the new and mandatory clause of serving government hospitals or medical colleges for two years can cost medical passouts heavily in Uttar Pradesh – up to Rs 1 crore.
As per the recent government decision, candidates getting admission to state-run medical colleges will have to fill a bond for two-year mandatory service at a government medical institution.(Representative image)
As per the recent government decision, candidates getting admission to state-run medical colleges will have to fill a bond for two-year mandatory service at a government medical institution.(Representative image)
Published on Apr 03, 2018 03:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal, Lucknow

Odisha doctor walks across hill, wades through river to help woman in labour

Dr Yagnadatta Rath’s actions are the latest in a series of extraordinary services by young doctors reported from across the state.
Dr Yagnadatta Rath, who did his MBBS in 2012, said he was really worried when he heard Raita was travelling all the way from Balam.(HT Photo)
Dr Yagnadatta Rath, who did his MBBS in 2012, said he was really worried when he heard Raita was travelling all the way from Balam.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2018 08:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

HT Spotlight: One doctor for 100 patients; it is first aid, no critical care at Mohali civil hospital

In an emergency: With one doctor attending to 100-odd patients with a group of students, there is very little by way of emergency care at Mohali Civil Hospital.
With no ventilator and intensive care unit, there is much that is lacking in the 200-bed civil hospital at Mohali. Besides, the hospital doesn’t have cardiac, ultrasound, X-ray facility after 8pm and nurses at night.(HT File)
With no ventilator and intensive care unit, there is much that is lacking in the 200-bed civil hospital at Mohali. Besides, the hospital doesn’t have cardiac, ultrasound, X-ray facility after 8pm and nurses at night.(HT File)
Updated on Mar 16, 2018 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Mohali
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