New Delhi, Feb 22, 2013: A mix of prevention, treatment, food diversification, awareness and education is a strategy adopted for reducing the prevalence of anemia in the country.
The Government is implementing various health programmes including the Reproductive & Child Health Programme under the umbrella of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in all States/UTs including Gujarat, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.
Some of the steps taken to check prevalence of anemia under the NRHM are:
* India’s healthcare spending increased by Rs 194,000 crore between 2007-2012
* Child sex ratio declined 13 points during the five-year period as against the target to increase it by 8 points
* There was a shortage of 88% specialist doctors between 2007-12
Healthcare spending by federal and state governments increased by nearly Rs 194,000 crore between 2007 and 2012. Yet, targets of key indicators like infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) were missed.
New Delhi, Dec 11, 2013: Survey data on Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is available from the Report of Registrar General of India Sample Registration System (RGI-SRS) at three year intervals and is not provided every year. The latest available data on MMR is for the period 2007-09. During this period, the MMR of India was 212 per 100,000 live births.
As per the same source, data for Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) in India is available for the years 2009, 2010, and 2011. The latest IMR for the country as per SRS 2011 is 44 per 1000 live births.
New Delhi, Dec. 29, 2012: Since the launch of National Rural Health Mission 7 years ago, substantial progress has been made in health sector. Over 8,60,000 ASHAs have been appointed to act as bridge between the communities and the health facilities in the villages. New Health Infrastructure has been created. A total of 70,000 beds have been increased in government health institutions for provision of essential and emergency services.
New Delhi, Sept 24, 2012: Education is one of the key determinants of Health. It raises awareness about environment, health and hygiene issues and encourages children to act in their interest to become responsible adults of tomorrow.
New Delhi, July 17, 2012: Safe child deliveries, the use of contraceptives, and post-natal care for mothers are still largely alien concepts in India’s poorest states, a government survey has found.
Uttar Pradesh (UP) emerged as the state having the worst health indicators in the country.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5, 6 are set for the year 2015. The achievement under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) against these Goals are as follows:
· The Under 5 Mortality Rates is 59 per 1000 live births in 2010.
· The Maternal Mortality Ratio stands at 212 per 1, 00,000 Live Births during 2007-09.
· The annual incidence of malaria (Cases of malaria/1000 population) has been halted around 1.5 since the year 2008.
New Delhi, April 18, 2012: The job profile for ubiquitous village health workers delivering basic health care services across rural India is all set to expand. They will, however, be rewarded handsomely for additional tasks.
Bathinda, April 17, 2012: With an aim to promote menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls, supply of sanitary napkins (pads) to the adolescent girls at a nominal price has begun in Bathinda district under the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).
Bathinda has become one of the five districts of the state (Moga, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Muktsar and Faridkot) that have been selected for implementing the scheme in the first phase.
More than seven years after the government launched the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), public health results are spotty. While allocations for health have more than tripled since 2005-06, spending on health and family welfare, as a proportion of the government’s total expenditure, has barely increased from 1.89% to 2.03% in 2010-11. This is extremely low, both in absolute terms, and compared with many other developing countries. Lack of doctors and specialists also remain a serious problem.