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  • Well-being of health workers vital

    Well-being of health workers vital

    Authorities are seeking expert consensus and issuing advisories to healthcare staff as well as to the public.

    April 24, 2020
  • The revelation

    The revelation

    Though living in London for nearly four decades, Asha had always made it a point to keep in touch with the daily developments back home in India. She paid special attention to news pertaining to her home state of West Bengal. After retiring from their respective professions both she and her husband had fallen into …

    June 3, 2018
  • A noble task

    A noble task

    The vaccination campaign for measles and rubella has met with resistance from some communities in Manipur. But relentless efforts by the state government and its technical supporter team promises to make it a success, reports Rakesh Kumar.

    May 24, 2018
  • PadMan inspires Anurag Thakur

    PadMan inspires Anurag Thakur

    Moved by the theme of ‘PadMan’ featuring Akshay Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, Anurag Thakur has initiated a campaign in his Parliamentary constituency Hamirpur to ensure that all the women get an access to affordable sanitary napkins. The campaign aims at improving the menstrual health of women by making sure that they have access …

    February 5, 2018
  • 121 cancer cases detected in Punjab in 6 months

    121 cancer cases detected in Punjab in 6 months

    After checking over one lakh people under cancer screening programme, the Punjab government’s Health Department has found 121 positive cases of cancer in the past six months. In a statement issued on Friday the state Health Department disclosed that these patients have been referred to the tertiary care at empanelled hospitals of the state so far. Health …

    October 13, 2017
  • EPF Board decides to extend coverage to welfare scheme workers

    EPF Board decides to extend coverage to welfare scheme workers

    The Central Board of Employees Provident Fund Trustees today met under the chairmanship of Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya and decided to recommend to the Government social security cover under the EPF Organisation to volunteers of  Anganwadi, ASHA, and Mid-Day meal schemes. The Board took note of the extension of Employees’ …

    March 30, 2017
  • ‘We have changed with the times’

    ‘We have changed with the times’

    What started as a food distribution programme is today a major international humanitarian agency delivering emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE International (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) has a presence in 80 countries.  Four years ago, it made the transition to an India entity, CARE India. The India board …

    March 17, 2017
  • Govt helpline for villagers for health-related queries

    Govt helpline for villagers for health-related queries

    Soon villagers will be able to call central government's toll free number to complain or enquire about health facilities for mother and children in their vicinity. As part of its Integrated Child Development Services the government set up a Mother and Child Tracking Facilitation Centre (MCTFC) in 2014 from where calls are made to ASHA …

    December 25, 2016