The state has shown a decline in the infant mortality in rural are a sover the past three years, but it has remained the same in the urban areas.

As you may be aware, in India, thousands of mothers and hundreds of accident victims die every year due to unavailability of timely blood transfusion. India has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and thirty percent of these maternal deaths, mainly in rural areas, are due to haemorrhage in which timely blood transfusion was not available. India has highest number of road traffic accidents in the world, leading to more than 100,000 deaths yearly and many of these are due to lack of timely blood transfusion as most of these accidents occur on roads away from cities.

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).

Taking seriously to the rising cases of dengue, the health department of the Delhi Government, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Directorate of Nation Vector Borne Disease Control Program

After successful implementation of a scheme for free supply of medicines in hospitals, the Rajasthan Government started the free diagnostic test facility at all primary health centres situated acro

ISLAMABAD: District Health Department has planned an extensive campaign against dengue in the rural areas of Islamabad from the first week of September and completed all necessary arrangements in t

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - Islamabad—District Health Department, Islamabad has planned extensive campaign against dengue in the rural areas of Islamabad from the first week of September and complet

Younger daughters-in-law in rural families have shorter children on average, says research

There is new evidence that the unequal social status of women could play a significant — and as yet ignored — role in explaining India’s “inexplicably” high under-nutrition levels.

The provision of healthcare services in India is skewed toward urban centres and the private sector.

India accounts for 19% of global maternal deaths, three-quarters of which come from nine states. In 2005, India launched a conditional cash transfer (CCT) programme, Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), to reduce maternal mortality ratio (MMR) through promotion of institutional births. JSY is the largest CCT in the world. In the nine states with relatively lower socioeconomic levels, JSY provides a cash incentive to all women on birthing in health institution. The cash incentive is intended to reduce financial barriers to accessing institutional care for delivery.

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