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68% of child deaths in India due to malnutrition, says study

by two-third since 1990, it is still the cause of 68 per cent of such deaths in the country. A key metric devised by the researchers to quantify the disease burden attributable to malnutrition was Disability-adjusted life years (DALY), which the researchers explained as the “sum of number of years of life lost due to premature death and a weighted measure of the years lived with Disability due to a

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Rs 260.62 crore national Disability fund lying unused, reveals RTI

n the office. New Delhi: As much as Rs 260.62 crore under the National Fund for Persons with Disabilities is lying unused for over two years now — ever since the new Rights for Persons with Disability 2016 came into effect. There has been no financial audit of the fund either. The details have come to the fore through Right to Information (RTI) applications filed with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Office of the Direc

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Cancer 4 times more likely to kill kids in poor nations than rich ones

health years lost for a country. "The number of new cancer cases in children and adolescents (0-19 years) is relatively low around 4,16,500 globally in 2017, but treatment-related ill-health and Disability and fatal cancer are estimated to cause 11.5 million years of healthy life lost globally every year," it said. Please click here to read more.

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'Disability causes millions to drop out of school'

ed under 19 lived with disabilities in India. “National estimates of the proportion of the population with disabilities is much lower than international estimates leading to questions about the Disability measures used In the census.” Please click here to read more.

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Leprosy diagnosis alert -GS Mudur

disabilities, including deformities in their hands, feet or eyes. The study, supported by the Indian Council of Medical Research, has underscored the need for health authorities to conduct Disability audits and enhance awareness about leprosy and the risks of delayed diagnosis. “We need Disability audits of every leprosy patient with deformities to understand the local factors th

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Inside Jharkhand's Singhbhum, the worst constituency in India -Ashwaq Masoodi

veral decades now: a huge chunk of Singhbhum’s children are more likely to die younger (common cold is life threatening), and even if they somehow manage to survive, as adults, they will suffer Disability, have impaired physical and cognitive development, and reduced performance levels at school and work. Please click here to read more.

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Resources for Welfare Expenditure -Prabhat Patnaik

right to free publicly-provided quality healthcare through a National Health Service, right to free publicly provided quality education, right to employment, and right to adequate old-age pension and Disability benefits. And let us see how much these rights would cost. We shall examine only the additional expenditure over and above what is already spent on some of these items at present, as if we are taking a snapshot picture today. These estimates re

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No shortcuts to income guarantee -Harsh Mander

erty-selections give far too much discretion to the field bureaucracy, leading to enormous rent-seeking, excluding those most socially vulnerable by age, gender, caste, religious identity, migration, Disability and geography. Initial reports suggest — alarmingly — that the funds required for such transfers will be re-appropriated from those spent on food subsidies and other programmes. If minimum income transfers are envisaged as substi

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Johnson & Johnson implant patients object to compensation package -Kaunain Sheriff M

-The Indian Express While raising the objection, patients pointed to how India does not issue Disability certificates for metal ion poisoning, which is the main cause of the ASR implants being termed faulty. New Delhi: Over 50 patients who got faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by Johnson & Johnson have raised objections on at least 10 counts on the compensation package determined by the government. De

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