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Panel pulls up govt for ‘outdated’ malnutrition data

abitations connected by broadband and internet and ensure real time data flow for nutrition monitoring across India. The panel said it was disappointed to note that the aim of the UPA's flagship National Rural Health Mission to bring down infant mortality rate to less than 30 per 1000 live births by 2011-12 has not yet been achieved. The IMR remains high at 44 per 1000 live births as of October 2012, it said. Based on the available data

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Santhali women caught between birth and death—sans medical help -Anumeha Yadav

the national average of 217. Godda along with Palamu have a MMR of 318. "Only 46 percent of all deliveries occur at sub-centers in villages and that puts women at risk," said Director National Rural Health Mission in Ranchi Dr Praveen Chandra. NRHM has a budget of Rs 716 crore this year. "We need to have 7,044 health sub centres but have only 3,958 and of these, only 940 are ‘Level 1' i.e. more than three deliveries occur th

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Centre Refuses to Release NRHM Funds to Uttar Pradesh

-Outlook Various programmes under the National Rural Health Mission are likely to be affected in Uttar Pradesh as the Centre has refused to release funds to the state for 2013-14, citing non-fulfillment of certain conditions. According to Union Healthy Ministry officials, the state could not claim its share of funds last year also. The Ministry has refused to release Rs 2,763.43 crore, allocated to UP under the scheme, citing non-fulf

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UPA spend on key welfare plans dips -Pradeep Thakur

e expenditure was Rs 9,100 crore as against budget estimate of Rs 9,400 crore; and in 2011-12, the expenditure was Rs 9,800 crore as against an allocation of Rs 10,000 crore. Even in the popular National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), the government has been consistently spending less every year. The variation over budget estimate was nearly 1% in 2009-10, but in the subsequent years the NRHM spend was Rs 16,000 crore against BE of Rs 17,000 crore

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'Coordinated efforts will improve maternal health care'

lopment on urgent cross-cutting issues like health and nutrition," Hameed said. She suggested that recommendations on crucial health issues like maternal health care can be shared with the National Rural Health Mission steering group meeting that would be held soon in August. "Apart from ministries, the civil society groups play a crucial role in strengthening government systems," Hameed said. She was speaking at a natio

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Deficient programme -Jyotsna Singh

g administered iron tablets as part of the Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) programme. Centre launched the programme to tackle anaemia among adolescents in the country under the National Rural Health Mission in mid-July this year. In 2000, the Centre had launched Unicef-Adolescent Girls Anaemia Control Programme, which was implemented in 13 states. But the programme was not addressing a large number of adolescent boys who we

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Empty panic over iron pills-Shonali Ghosal

would have definitely stopped if it was the tablets making kids sick as they simply cannot afford that especially after the recent accident in Bihar." According to Anuradha Gupta, Director, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), scientific studies show that side effects are observed in 5 percent cases. " Nearly, 18 lakh children in Delhi were given the tablets. Two hundred of them complained of distress. The comparative numbers give pers

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PG docs to Get Rs. 1 lakh salary for posting in remote areas -M Poornima

-The Hindustan Times Bhopal: In order to attract talented doctors for service at smaller places particularly in tribal- dominated areas, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has decided to offer a post graduate doctor on a consolidated salary of Rs. 1 lakh if he/she agrees for posting at primary health centres and sub-health centres in the districts of Jhabua, Alirajpur, Badwani, Mandla, Dindori, Sidhi, Singrauli and Anuppur. In case, th

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Rs 1,700 crore for midday meals, hospitals not spent or largely missing in Bihar -Josy Joseph

nal primary health centres, 7,765 health sub-centres and upgrade all 534 primary health centres into 30-bed community health centres. The fund was to be sourced from a NABARD-sponsored scheme and the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The state health department identified four agencies to implement the scheme, among them the building construction department (BCD) and the state health society. The department gave Rs 509.06 crore as an advance

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