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Vaccines, beds: States face shortage amid Covid-19 surge

-The Indian Express Maharashtra is staring at a shortage of both beds and vaccines. With the state estimated to record around 60,000 new cases daily for next few days, a bed shortage may just be 7-10 days away. Ahead of the Prime Minister’s meeting with Chief Ministers on managing the Covid-19 surge, a look at some states, their issues with beds and vaccines, and their demands of the Centre. Odisha Odisha only has three...

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Number Theory: How much does an average Indian earn? -Abhishek Jha

-Hindustan Times The average annual per capita income of households interviewed in the LASI survey conducted in 2017-18 is ₹44,901. This is just about 39% of the per capita income in the same year according to the National Account Statistics India’s per capita annual income in 2019-20 was ₹1,26,968, according to provisional estimates published on January 7. This average, given India’s large income inequality, is not representative of the earnings of average...

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Anaemia in women, children aggravated in 2019: NFHS-5 -Arup Jana

-Down to Earth As many as 68.4% children and 66.4% women surveyed suffered from anaemia in 2019 Anaemia in children and women worsened in the past half-a-decade across most states and Union territories, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS). As many as 68.4 per cent children and 66.4 per cent women surveyed suffered from anaemia in 2019; 35.7 per cent children and 46.1 per cent women were anaemic in 2016....

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India needs to rethink its nutrition agenda -Dipa Sinha

-The Hindu Poor nutritional outcomes in NFHS-5 show that a piecemeal approach does not work The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released data fact sheets for 22 States and Union Territories (UTs) based on the findings of Phase I of the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5). The 22 States/ UTs don’t include some major States such as Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. While the...

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Rise in teenage pregnancy, higher anaemia rate in women: NFHS-5 phase data

-The Hindu It indicates an increase in average out of pocket expenditure (OOPE) per delivery in public health facilities in some States. The 5th National Family Health Survey (NFHS 5) data for 17 States and 5 Union Territories released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has indicated a stark disparity in access to the Internet by men, in contrast to women in a number of States. In Karnataka and Bihar, for...

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