Gwalior, among the top five cities globally in terms of PM 2.5 levels, recorded an annual average of 176 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3) and Allahabad 170.
According to a new WHO report, New Delhi was the 11th most-polluted city while Gwalior (2), Allahabad (3), Patna (6) and Raipur (7) figured in the top seven.
Last year, 9 out of 10 deaths from the disease came from sub-Saharan Africa, the report said.
PGI sources said Gupta has been asked to respond to the points mentioned in the notice within 10 days.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank are co-hosting a meeting on April 13 and 14 at Washington DC, and Parivartan Trust has been invited to showcase its mental health work in the meet.
Sustainable development, however defined, is about future cost and benefit, neither of which is known with certainty.
The two-day summit at the Marriot Convention Centre will focus on national public health, and senior members of the National Health Mission, and speakers and delegates will deliberate and participate in panel discussions.
The WHO’s global target for malaria elimination is 2030.
In its guidelines, the ministry said that while the disease has not been reported in India, the mosquito which transmits Zika virus, namely Aedes aegypti, also transmits dengue virus, which is widely prevalent in the country.
The last time WHO declared a public health emergency was for the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people.
Zika spreads by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito – that also spreads dengue – a disease that has a high prevalence in north Indian states.
These strategies are aimed at addressing all kinds of polio cases, including rare cases of vaccine derived polio.
The food regulatory establishment found itself on the backfoot over both the Maggi controversy and the release of instant noodles by Ramdev’s Patanjali without the necessary certification.
The Delhi government told the courts that in July only 41 of 759 trucks which entered Delhi had flouted pollution norms.
With its ‘treat-all’ recommendation, WHO has removed all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV as all age groups are now eligible for the treatment.