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Heat, lack of nutrition, awareness add to AES, Bihar kids toll over 100 -Santosh Singh

affarpur, and sought a report within four weeks. Muzaffarpur, Patna: FROM THE intense summer heat this year to lack of nutrition programmes, effective awareness campaigns and a full-fledged local Health facility. According to medical experts and officials, these are the key reasons behind a spurt in cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in north Bihar — from seven deaths in 2018 to 103 so far this year, most of them children below 10

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Bihar: Encephalitis death toll rises to 103, NHRC points to 'flaw' in vaccination schemes

fever, then hampers neurological functions causing mental disorientation, seizure, confusion, delirium, coma. New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday issued notices to the Union Health Ministry and Bihar government as the death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rose to 103 in Muzaffarpur. Advertising “The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports about the rising number of deaths of children due to

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20 more kids die in 24 hours, Bihar encephalitis toll hits 93 -Ramashankar

-The Times of India PATNA: Twenty more children succumbed to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the last 24 hours, taking the toll in Muzaffarpur and other districts of Bihar to 93. Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan, who visited Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur on Sunday, expressed concern over the outbreak. Vardhan was accompanied by his junior Ashwini Kumar Choubey and state More »

Eggs likely to be on menu for pre-primary students in Karnataka -Tanu Kulkarni

asa. Nutritionists feel that introducing egg in the child’s diet is essential as it will help combat malnutrition, which is prevalent in urban and rural Karnataka. As per the National Family Health Survey 4 (NFHS) data for Karnataka (2015-2016), 36.2% of the children below the age of five were ‘stunted’ and 26.1% were ‘wasted’. The survey also said that 10.5% of the children were ‘severely wasted’, while 35

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Shaky building blocks -Shailaja Menon

language development are critical. However, the analysis presented on why children fail to learn to read and write largely points to factors surrounding the teaching and learning process — the Health and nutritional status of children, high student-teacher ratios, and so on. While each of these factors is undoubtedly important, they do not address with sufficient clarity curricular, pedagogical and teacher education-related issues that plague t

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Medical services hit as doctors' agitation spreads -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu Health Minister asks doctors to call off strike, urges Mamata Banerjee to resolve impasse; IMA calls nationwide strike for June 17 against assault in Kolkata hospital. Hospital services were affected in different parts of the country on Friday as a doctors’ agitation that began in West Bengal following an assault on medical professionals spread to the national capital, Kerala, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and even Jammu and Kashmir.

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Government reduces ESI contribution rate to 4%, industry to save Rs 5,000 crore annually

-PTI NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday announced a cut in contributions made by employers and employees toward the Health insurance scheme of Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) to 4 per cent from the existing 6.5 per cent, a move which would lead to an estimated annual saving of around Rs 5,000 crore for firms. The reduced rates will be effective from July 1, 2019, the labour ministry said in a release. This would benefit 3.6 cr

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In one month, 28 children die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district -Amarnath Tewary

along with other makeshift wards in the government hospital”, Muzaffarpur civil surgeon Dr. Shailendera Prasad Singh told The Hindu over phone. Earlier on Monday, Principal Secretary of the Health Department Sanajy Kumar said the deaths were caused by Hypoglycemia (deficiency of glucose or sugar in the blood stream), and not by the fever. He, however, added that “48 suspected AES cases have been recorded so far in the district”.

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Both financial and non-financial factors matter for ASHAs: Study -Monika Kundu Srivastava

-Down to Earth/ India Science Wire Preferences change depending on factors including level of education, size of family, status as main earner A major challenge faced by the Indian Health system is to keep its Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) motivated and retain them in service. A new study has found that ASHA workers get motivated most by prospects of promotions than other factors. Re

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