The fact that so many children brought to BRD suffer from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), says Dr K S Reddy of the Public Health Foundation of India, shows that primary and secondary care are lacking.
Gorakhpur tragedy: In August 2014, 567 children died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College and Hospital — approximately 19 per day.
First mooted in 2013, NEET became the sole exam for entry into all medical colleges from 2016 after prolonged court battles with deemed universities, minority institutions and states contesting the common test on a myriad grounds.
In staking claim to Babri Masjid and telling the court that a mosque should be built not at the disputed site but in a Muslim area away from it, the board has altered the very contours of the 70-year dispute.
Since 2014-15, Railways has been measuring its achievements on the basis of how many kilometers of lines were “commissioned”, as opposed to how many kilometers were physically constructed during a particular financial year.
Fourteen years after a small UNICEF funded project in West Bengal’s Purulia district showed the effectiveness of SNCUs in reducing infant mortality and 12 years after that model was adopted under the then National Rural Health Mission for replication across the country, non-functional SNCUs have left the BRD Hospital grappling with a grinding patient load.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Disruption in oxygen supply in the encephalitis ward of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College Hospital is said to have proven fatal for several infants. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, however, insisted that oxygen shortage did not lead to the deaths.
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: While the state government maintained that none of the deaths were related to disruption in oxygen supply, it admitted that there was a shortfall on the intervening night of August 10-11.
The Prime Minister’s remarks in Rajya Sabha come four days after Ansari, speaking at the annual convocation of the National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, expressed concern over “enhanced apprehensions of insecurity amongst segments of our citizen body, particularly Dalits, Muslims and Christians”.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on November 21, 2016 and referred to the standing committee by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha in consultation with the Speaker, Lok Sabha on January 12, 2017
Leader of the House Arun Jaitley recalled his colourful turn of phrase calling unruly members a “federation of anarchists”, while DMK MP Tiruchi Siva recalled how Ansari, known for his impatience with long-winding supplementaries during question hour, had set the rule describing supplementaries as a “window not an elephant gate”.
Unlike his former colleague and PHFI President Dr K S Reddy, Paul has managed to stay on the right side of the government.
Chowdhury, who is a Trinamool Rajya Sabha MP and one of the biggest names in contemporary Indian art, wrote that it was shameful that artists who receive no benefits from the government have been reduced to the category of a businessmen or traders.
After a detailed analysis of the speech, eight specific promises have been identified for the report card. These pertain to the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, energy-rich India, farmers’ welfare, healthy India, saluting freedom fighters and saluting tribals and giving an identity to every Indian.
"What RSS or BJP people resort to is a kind of actions in self-defence. We never attack our ideological opponents. It is CPM that is intolerant to other ideologies," Sahasrabuddhe told The Indian Express.
Official sources told The Indian Express that the list was drawn up at the “highest level”. ”These 70 schemes will be showcased as India’s achievements in the 70 years since Independence.
The ministry has informed the Parliamentary panel: “The decision to acquire a large number of aircraft in excess of Rs 50,000 crore unleashed a pile of debt from which Air India has never recovered."
In Rajya Sabha, Congress MPs Digvijaya Singh, B K Hariprasad and Husain Dalwai moved several amendments, including one for the inclusion of a woman member and a minority member in the commission.
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.
Whether Nitish’s seat was a sign of changing political equations in Bihar is open to interpretation, but Nitish was also among the few in the front of the Central Hall who did not rise when the PM walked in
Six Rajya Sabha berths in West Bengal will fall vacant next month. There were reports about Kumar being in contention for one of them, but, sources said, the Congress leadership was yet to make up its mind.
Reddy now says that he is willing to step down in the foundation’s interest if his stature in the global public health arena or perceived closeness to the UPA are a problem.
Mukherjee also described financial inclusion as the core of an equitable society.
The days are packed with meetings with ministers, MLAs from various states, MPs and people who Mukherjee has worked with through his long political career, and who that want to bid him goodbye at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.
In a coordinated action, notices have been submitted by several parties, including the Congress, TMC, JD(U) and the SP on both issues.
President Pranab Mukherjee had also begun his tenure with a visit to the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.
The 2017 Economic Survey put India’s health spend at a “little over” 1 per cent of the GDP, with the target set by the National Health Policy adopted earlier this year at 2.5 per cent.
‘Just as killing of a human in name of cow has to be condemned, nobody should eulogise the fact that I see no wrong in cow slaughter’
The death toll in Maharashtra so far this year is higher than the number of deaths from H1N1 in the whole country in 2016 — 265
Six states — Odisha (40%) Chhattisgarh (20%), Jharkhand (20%), Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram (5-7%) — report most of the malaria cases in India
States told the Centre that a menstrual hygiene scheme where the supply of sanitary napkins sometimes comes after a gap of three months is “self-defeating”, the official said.
Bukhari’s letter comes in the wake of a series of attacks on Muslims by self-styled gaurakshaks. It also comes exactly a year after then BJP spokesperson, and now a minister in UP government, Shrikant Sharma, kicked up a storm calling for an “eco-friendly Eid"
While all parties asked the Government to find a diplomatic solution, sources said that Mulayam, a former defence minister, wanted India to “teach a lesson” to China so that situations, such as the current stand-off in Doklam, would not arise in future.
In showing the Constitution to the government, the Opposition and everyone else during his tenure, but steering clear of any confrontation with a government of a markedly different ideology from his own, Mukherjee has made his predecessor look prescient.
Gopal Krishna Gandhi was teaching a class when Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien called him with the news. Gandhi’s first question is said to have have been about the 18th party
Many senior leaders in Congress and other parties are of the view that the Opposition failed to secure the first-mover advantage in Presidential polls by delaying announcement of its candidate. Gandhi was sounded out about his candidature before the parties met. Once there was unanimity, a call was made to him.