Despite being the number one state on several parameters, Haryana lags behind several other states when it comes to the infant mortality rate (IMR) and the maternal mortality rate (MMR).

Out of every 1,000 children born in Haryana, 42 die within a year of their birth while 162 out of 1 lakh mothers die during childbirth.

Only 18% Have All 3 Facilities; Fall In Agriculture’s GDP Share: Report

One in five rural households has none of three basic facilities — drinking water, electricity and sanitation — while only about 18% have access to all three. The India Rural Development Report 2012-13 released by Jairam Ramesh on Thursday also shows that while rural poverty has reduced significantly from over 40% to just 26%, there is large variation in poverty reduction between regions, districts and social classes with persistent pockets of deprivation.

Wants More Beds, Platelets In Hospitals

Terming the spread of dengue in the capital as alarming, union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday ordered the state to take immediate actions like increasing beds for dengue patients and ensuring availability of platelets in hospitals.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has asked the health departments of all states to discontinue the use of a particular batch of Hepatitis B vaccine supplied to government hospitals a

The infant mortality rate (IMR) in the state has fallen for the second consecutive year, as per the recently released Sample Registration Survey (SRS), 2012.

The survey conducted by the Registrar General of India recorded that the IMR has fallen by three points from 52 to 49 per 1000 births.

Fund For Setting Up Basic Facilities

The state will get Rs 125.5 crore for improving the basic facilities of the government hospitals across the state. The fund has been sanctioned by the Centre under the national rural health programme (NRHM), said health minister V S Sivakumar.

Annual cancer mortality in India is 5 lakh

The Cabinet today approved a multi crore scheme to provide for improved cancer care in India by setting up 20 new state cancer institutes and 50 new tertiary cancer care centres across the country.

Assam government today said it will roll out a number of health schemes, including tele-radiology, iron plus initiative for young girls and free inter-hospital ambulance services, at a total expend

Union Minister launches seven healthcare schemes

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that Assam has emerged as role model in the health sector of the country by implementing the highest number of schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Acknowledging that maternal mortality rate in the state is 8.9% due to unsafe abortions and around 15,000 women die annually across the nation due to it, the NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) au