To be launched in Nov; Centre orders 3.8 million doses for use in Universal Immunisation Programme
India accounts for more than a fifth of the world’s child death that occurs due to diarrhoea.
The report stated that India accounts for one out of five child deaths due to the two diseases.
Apart from Pune, the Centre has also selected two other districts, Vellore in Tamil Nadu and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, to roll out the new rotavac vaccine.
In Pune for a two-day visit, Dr Santosham said that 1.5 million deaths could be prevented if children are vaccinated. This means that 4,000 children are dying, of which 20 per cent are from India.
If not taken in right proportion, this protein may cause cramping, bloating, hyperacidity and diarrhoea.
The tummy bug rotavirus attacks cells through carbohydrate receptors present on a child’s intestinal cells, a new study has found.
The Union government has however not conducted any study in this regard, Health Minister J P Nadda said.
Researchers have developed an “electronic nose” that can sniff the highly infectious bacteria that causes these diseases.
The authorities are still not sure of the reason behind the water contamination.
More than one lakh illegal water connections continue to function under the nose of the MC in city.
Those diagnosed with celiac disease may eat small amounts of gluten on and off.
India continues to lose more than 400,000 children before they turn five to these two diseases,the report stated.
This refers to the editorial Not all or nothing (IE,November 14). It makes a lot of sense for young people to be trained in basic medicine by means of short duration courses. It is well known that rural India is facing a huge shortage of doctors. This is because,compared to its population,India trains very few […]
The rural health cadre will not create two classes of doctors,it will help fill two different needs.