Maternity

  • Maharashtra, UNICEF launch campaign against diarrhoea July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government and UNICEF on Monday launched a fortnight-long campaign to mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea. The campaign titled 'Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF)' will be held from July 28 to August 8. "IDCF will mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders to prioritise investment...
  • Take efforts to bring down mortality rate: Abdul Kalam July 12, 2014

    Coimbatore: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday urged the medical fraternity to take efforts to bring down the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), which was comparatively high in India. "High MMR which is preventable represents violation of women's rights," Kalam, said during an interactive session held at Womens Centre. ...
  • Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report July 8, 2014

    United Nations: India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline. The 'Millennium Development Goals Report 2014', launched...
  • Harsh Vardhan outlines key to reduce maternal and child deaths June 26, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that the goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths by 2035 is well within reach, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieve this goal. This includes the power of belief, partnership, evidence, communication and gender equality, and untapped power in health...
  • TN: One day old baby stolen from govt hospital June 15, 2013

    Madurai: A one day old male baby was kidnapped today from the maternity ward of Government Rajaji hospital here by a woman, but police said they would soon nab her as her image had been captured on Closed Circuit TV camera. Police said the installation of CCTV at the ward had...
  • India, China favour more cooperation in health sector May 23, 2013

    New Delhi: India and China on Wednesday decided to strengthen bilateral cooperation, specially in the fields of maternal and child health, infectious diseases and other emerging health challenges, officials said in Delhi. The discussions were held between union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad with his Chinese counterpart Li Bin on the...
  • MSD India to invest $ 10 mn to reduce maternal mortality May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Drug firm MSD India on Tuesday said it will invest USD 10 million over next three years in the country as part of its global initiative to help reduce maternal mortality. As part of the initiative - 'MSD for Mothers', the drug firm would partner three non-governmental organisations...
  • Yahoo expands paid maternity, paternity benefits May 1, 2013

    San Francisco: Yahoo Inc has increased the amount of paid leave new parents can take, bringing the Internet company closer to the policies of some of its Silicon Valley peers from which it hopes to lure engineers. The new policy marks the latest move by Chief Executive Marissa Mayer, who had...
  • Delhi: Accused murdered siblings on the day of kidnapping March 3, 2013

    New Delhi: In what is fast turning out to be a cleverly planned crime, police on Sunday revealed that the minor siblings, whose bodies were found near a railway track in Pragati Maidan in Delhi, were murdered on the same day of their kidnapping by the accused, one of them...
  • Hyderabad: Couple alleges child's fingers chewed by cat December 12, 2012

    Hyderabad: A couple has alleged that three of their newborn boy's fingers were gnawed off by a cat at a state-run maternity hospital in Hyderabad. Police are investigating allegations made by the baby's parents while the hospital authorities have rubbished the claim. The boy's hands were also wrapped in bandages and...
  • Low-cost Lifespring Hospitals saves mothers, new-borns August 9, 2012

    When Loretta Selvakumar was expecting her first child in 1994, she was elated. But nine months later, when she delivered a healthy baby boy in a government hospital in Bangalore, his life was cruelly cut short after he slipped off a table. She promised herself that no matter how costly,...
  • TN: 180 days of maternity leave in PSUs July 14, 2012

    Chennai: The 180 days maternity leave, which is now applicable to the women employees of the State government has been extended to the women employees of the Public Sector Undertakings and Statutory Boards of the State government too. This is applicable wherever their Service Rules provide for sanction of maternity...
  • CJ: Man fights for justice against hospital May 28, 2011

    CJ Narendra Kumar fights for justice against a Hospital in Jodhpur, where his wife was one of the women who died after child-birth. ...
  • 19th maternal death at Jodhpur hospital May 25, 2011

    Jodhpur: In another case of gross medical negligence at a government hospital in Jodhpur, one more woman has died while delivering her baby. The woman, identified as 22-year-old Sarika and wife of Jaswant Singh, died after there was excessive bleeding following the birth of her child in a normal delivery. The...
  • RTI reveals forced hysterectomy for cash April 16, 2011

    Jaipur: Three hospitals in Bandikui are now under the scanner for making a business out of removing uterus among women mostly under 35 years of age. Thus depriving them of the chances to bear children. This was done by allegedly instilling fear among gullible village women that they would die...
  • Jodhpur maternal death case: 3 doctors suspended March 17, 2011

    Jaipur: Rajasthan government suspended three doctors on Thursday in connection with the death of women who were given intravenous fluid in two state-run hospitals in Jodhpur. The action came after the government received the report by Divisional Commissioner of Jodhpur on the incidents, Health Minister A.A.Khan said in the state assembly. ...
  • One arrested in Jodhpur toxic IV fluid case March 1, 2011

    Jaipur: Two weeks after the shocking story of 13 maternal deaths began in Jodhpur’s Umaid hospital the police have made their first arrest in the case. The government has only suspended two low rung officials in the name of fixing responsibility of the hospital where in 2010 eight thalassemic children...
  • Jodhpur maternal deaths: Raj govt suspends two February 27, 2011

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Government suspended a drug inspector and a store keeper of the state-run Umaid hospital in Jodhpur after 13 women died due to excessive bleeding during childbirth allegedly after being administered contaminated intravenous fluids. The state government also announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh...
  • Maternal, infant mortality still high in India November 15, 2010

    New Delhi: The Millennium Development Goals deadline to tackle health issues such as maternal and child mortality rates is just five years away. But there is not much to cheer about it in India as more than 40 per cent of the children in our country below the age of...
  • Maternity leave for 2-and-a-half yrs in Govt organisations September 16, 2008

    New Delhi: There is good news for women working with Government organisations. They can avail two-and-a-half-years of paid maternity leave to take care of their children. The order became effective from September 1 this year. The Government has increased maternity leave for its employees to 180 days from the existing 135...
  • Caesarean delivery, not all that safe August 28, 2008

    New Delhi: India is one of the few countries where more than 50 per cent of women opt for caesarean deliveries as opposed to normal child birth. But very few realise the benefits of going with nature or the consequences of going against it. Many women request doctors for a...
  • St Stephen's debates teacher remark on co-ed hostels August 7, 2008

    New Delhi: It seems for Delhi University's St Stephen's college bad press is not going to stop for a while. The acting principal of St Stephen's college, Dr M S Frank, told the college magazine that if St Stephen's sets up a co-educational hostel, it would have to set up maternity...
  • Mother's milk is first right of newborn, says Govt October 8, 2007

    New Delhi: It could perhaps be the first right a newborn would acquire as a citizen of India - the right to mother's milk. Only 23 percent of the infants born in India are introduced to breast milk in the first hour of their birth and only 46 per cent in...
  • Nursing home sealed in Gurgaon June 20, 2007

    Gurgaon: An unauthorised nursing home called Buala Nursing Home near Gurgaon was sealed late Wednesday night after burnt foetuses was recovered from its compound. The nursing home used to carry out pre natal sex determination inspite of laws prohibiting it. The determination was allegedly conducted by a quack who has already...
  • Ghastly blast rocks Guwahati, 7 dead June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Seven people were killed and at least 18 others injured when a high-intensity blast took place close to a hospital in Guwahati, on Saturday morning. According to reports reaching here, the bomb went off in a crowded market in the Athgaon area of the city. The explosives were packed...
  • Pregnant? Govt shows you the money December 29, 2006

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, which will allow the Centre to revise the medical bonus from time to time payable under the Act. After the amendment, Government will have the revision power subject to the maximum limit not...
  • Maternal mortality rate declines October 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Maternal mortality rate in the country has declined to 301 per one lakh, the Centre said on Tuesday and announced incentives to encourage women to go for institutional delivery in six states where an alarming number of mothers continue to die at childbirth. "The maternal mortality rate (MMR) has...