A package for Attappadi tribal hamlets is likely to take a final shape in Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, after several deaths due to malnutrition were reported from the area.

Two babies die on Tuesday; number of deaths touches 27
Three more tribal children died from malnutrition in the Attappady hills, taking the number of such deaths to 27 in the past 15 months.

The baby of Meenakshi and Nagan of Edavani, a Kurumba tribal hamlet in the Pudur grama panchayat limits, died soon after birth in the Tribal Specialty Hospital at Kottathara on Tuesday evening. It was a premature birth at seven months of pregnancy. The child was underweight and malnourished, doctors in the hospital said.

Mission’s term can be extended depending on the results

With the problem of malnourishment in children assuming alarming proportions, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up a State Nutrition Mission to tackle the problem more effectively. The mission will be patterned on the one in Maharashtra with a committee under the Chief Minister overseeing its working.

M. Konyak, a farmer from Shanghah village of Mon — a remote district in Nagaland — is currently undergoing treatment for drug-resistant TB at the Civil Hospital in Mon town.

His village is a long way from the clinic and so each month, he has to take a bus early in the morning to reach the hospital to collect his monthly medication. The journey to the hospital takes him three to four hours over bumpy roads and sometimes just a dirt track. If he misses the bus back home at midday, which is the case more often than not, then he has to find somewhere to stay overnight as there is only one bus service back home.

Jaipur: Despite tall claims by the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Rajasthan on strategies to dispose of bio-medical waste, successive (3rd, 4th and 5th) Common Review Mission (CRM) reports h

INDORE: Madhya Pradesh government is all set to introduce a 'controversial' vaccine whose efficacy is still being debated in the country and elsewhere as some deaths of children were reported after they were administered the vaccine.

Much against caution by experts', Madhya Pradesh is mulling to launch pentavalent vaccine in National Immunisation Programme that targets five infections including diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, hepatitis-B and HiB (haemophilius influenzae type B).

The Integrated Child Development Scheme came in for praise from Finance Minister P Chidamabaram during his budget speech for having spent its entire budget allocation — it had got a 50 per cent hik

National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), UPA’s ambitious plan focusing on primary healthcare for the urban poor, has been merged with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and no specific allocatio

The Budget has done its bit to promote alternative therapy for curing your aches and pains.

Budget 2013-2014: speech of P. Chidambaram, Minister of Finance.