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Govt Working on Health Plan for Delhi: Kejriwal

-Outlook New Delhi: The Delhi Government is working on an ambitious health plan for the city to boost its medical infrastructure and provide better facilities to public. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made this announcement today at a press conference, stating that details of the plan is being worked out. Kejriwal, at the same time, also hinted at scrapping a few hospital projects which have been lying in the cold storage for many years...

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Older, wiser mother changing family portrait -Subodh Varma

-The Times of India Silently, the warp and weft of Indian families is changing, perhaps forever. Women are getting married later, they are having babies later and the gap between successive children is getting larger. Put this together with the fact that the average number of children born to a woman continues to decline, and children survive more than in the past, and you can see that families are being much...

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Gujarat Behind National Average in Fall in Maternal Mortality Rate

-Outlook Ahmedabad: Gujarat has done a little worse than the national average when it comes to achieving decline in the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), according to the Union Health Ministry. TFR, which signifies the number of children born per woman, fell from 2.8 in 2005 to 2.4 in 2011 in the state, as per the Sample Registration System (SRS) data. The national decline in TFR in this period...

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Infant mortality rate down by 33% in Gujarat -Kapil Dave

-The Times of India GANDHINAGAR: There's good news for Gujarat on the Human Development Index (HDI) front as the state's Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) has declined significantly. It has fallen to 38 in 2012 from 57 in 2003 - a drop of 33.3% - better than the 30% decline at the national level. IMR is defined as deaths of infants below one year of age per 1,000 live births. Though Gujarat has...

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No Country For Countrymen -Arun Sinha

-Outlook As the Manmohan Singh government makes evident its unfriendliness to villages, the nation hurtles towards disaster. It's a danger no one wants to face. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been trying for years to make us believe that agriculture is a vast marshland in which a huge population is stuck ankle- to neck-deep and it is his duty to rescue them. "Our salvation lies in moving people out of agriculture," he...

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