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MonitorIndia : For the Indian Army to be an effective fighting machine, the mental health of its soldiers must be a priority. Mere lip service to the glory of the Army will do little to make things easier for soldiers whose task is unenviable even in the best of times
Published by Hindustan Times on Aug 13, 2017 20:23 IST Read More 
fratricides   Indian Army   stress-related deaths   suicides
 
 
MonitorIndia : Social sectors - Deaths of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) patients at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College, which serves as the only referral hospital for most people in a region racked by the infection, have been between 15% and 29% of all cases over a span of eight years.Data from 2007 till 2014 shows that the case fatality rate has been an average of 21% over eight years, which is not considered alarming for the area. Caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus, scrub typhus or other bacterial, viral or fungal infections, the number of cases of AES has been high for many years now.
Published by The Hindu on AUGUST 17, 2017 00:59 IST Read More 
AES fatality   BRD Hospital
 
MonitorIndia : Social sectors - Nearly 1.08 million Indian children under the age of five years died in 2015–that’s 2,959 deaths every day or two each minute–many of them of causes that were preventable and treatable.India’s under-five mortality rate (U5MR)–the probability that a child born in a specific year will die before reaching the age of five–was reported to be 43 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2015 in the Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2015, the latest available data.
Published by Hindustan Times on Aug 16, 2017 13:55 IST Read More 
Assam   Madhya Pradesh   Neonatal Causes   U5MR
 
MonitorIndia : Social sectors -THE UNION Health Ministry has opposed a government plan for disinvestment of HLL Lifecare, one of the largest condom manufacturers in the world and a mini-ratna PSU under the ministry. The Department of Disinvestment and Public Assets Management, under the Finance Ministry, has circulated a draft Cabinet note on disinvestment of what was once Hindustan Latex Limited.
Published by Indian Express on July 31, 2017 3:04 am Read More 
AIIMS   Health Ministry   HLL Lifecare
 
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  Pre-natal sex determination: ‘Delhi has second highest number of non-registered clinics in country’  
MonitorIndia : Social sectors -Even as the government continues its crackdown on pre-natal sex determination tests in the country, enforcement agencies in the capital have filed cases against 54 diagnostic clinics for non-registration. With this, Delhi has the second highest number of non-registered diagnostic clinics in the country, only after Maharashtra.
Published by Indian Express on July 31, 2017 4:10 am Read More 
J P Nadda   Ministry of Health   Pre-natal sex determination
  Centre asks all private TV, radio channels to promote Mission Indradhanush  
MonitorIndia : Social sectors -The Centre has asked all private television and radio channels to publicise the government’s immunisation programme - ‘Mission Indradhanush’ - as part of their corporate social responsibility activities.The Narendra Modi government had in December 2014 launched the initiative to ensure that all children under the age of two and pregnant women are fully immunised with all available vaccines.Under the immunisation programme, children are vaccinated against seven preventable diseases -- diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.
Published by Hindustan Times on Jul 30, 2017 13:46 IST Read More 
diphtheria   measles and hepatitis B   Mission Indradhanush   polio   tetanus   tuberculosis

whooping cough
  The Nirbhaya Fund: Allocation of funds alone will not solve the problem  
MonitorIndia : Social Sector - It is time for us to recognize that not by law alone can justice be delivered expeditiously. Governments have to learn to put their money where their mouth is and fund the administration of justice better, by appointing more judges, providing competent public prosecutors, set up one-stop crisis centres and provide witness protection to women facing sexual abuse.
Published by Hindustan Times on Jul 29, 2017 19:45 IST Read More 
2005   Domestic Violence Act   Nirbhaya Fund   Section 309
 
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