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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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  Privatisation of education minus robust supervision will be a disaster  
MonitorIndia : Social Sector - Four steps are needed to ensure success of PPPs in education: Correct identification of projects, proper structuring of contacts, establishment of a comprehensive and transparent fiscal accounting and reporting standard, and ensuring legal, regulatory and monitoring frameworks that ensure appropriate pricing and quality of service.
Published by Hindustan Times on Jul 28, 2017 09:38 IST Read More 
Amitabh Kant   Education   NITI Aayog   Public Private Partnership
  Hepatitis B, C continue to pose a threat in India despite focus on vaccination  
MonitorIndia : Social sectors - Vaccinating all children against hepatitis B under India’s Universal Immunisation Programme and implementing blood safety measures has not lead to a corresponding drop in cases of blood-borne viral hepatitis B & C, which affects 50 million people in India.About 40 million suffer from hepatitis B and 6-12 million have hepatitis C, which together kill close to 1.5 lakh people each year.
Published by Hindustan Times on Jul 28, 2017 07:07 IST Read More 
Hepatitis B   Hepatitis C   Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences   Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP)
 
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