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Construction of 9 New Mother Child Health Centres in Progress: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Records 98.3% Institutional Deliveries as per HMIS data
In a bid to provide quality healthcare services in the government hospitals, the construction of 9 more new MCH (Mother Child Health) Centres is in under process across the State which would be made operational latest by next year. It was disclosed here on Monday by Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu in a press communiqué.

New method to predict pregnancy disorder developed

SYDNEY:Researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, one of the leading causes of maternal-foetal mortality worldwide.

Punjab launches anemia free campaign for pregnant women, adolescent girls

CHANDIGARH: In order to make Punjab Anemia-Free State, the Health & Family Welfare Department today launched the campaign with the slogan of ‘T3- Test, Treat and Talk’ from Mohali. The campaign focuses on the pregnant women, lactating mothers and adolescent girls who will be provided with free Haemoglobin testing and quality treatment services at the government health institutes across the state.

Punjab Government committed for empowering women-Aruna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH: “The Punjab Government is committed for empowering women and it has taken a number of steps for the welfare of women especially the poor.” Disclosing this, Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Punjab Mrs Aruna Choudhary said that the main objective of Punjab Government is to empower women as much as possible so that they can contribute more to the social, political and economic development of the state.

Zika diagnostic test granted market authorisation by FDA

CHICAGO: A Zika diagnostic test developed by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis was newly granted market authoriSation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

600 rescued from stranded train in Maharashtra

THANE: Around 600 passengers, including nine pregnant women, were rescued till 2 p.m. from the Mahalaxmi Express which remains stranded in heavy flood waters near Vangani, around 90 km from Mumbai, officials said here on Saturday.

Only cows breathe out oxygen: Uttarakhand CM

DEHRADUN:  Days after Uttarakhand BJP President Ajay Bhatt highlighted miraculous properties of water in the Garud Ganga river, state Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has claimed that cows are the only animals that breath out oxygen.

Due to obstacles by Delhi LG's office, AAP government could deliver only 191 Mohalla clinics

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has been praised for its work in the field of health, has not been able to provide the promised 1,000 Mohalla Clinics even after 4.5 years of rule, as only 191 clinics were operational till March.

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Researchers

NEW DELHI:  In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells.

Rape victims shouldn't be forced to move court for abortion: Madras HC

CHENNAI: In a judgement which can have far-reaching consequences, the Madras High Court has ruled that a rape victim should not be compelled to "knock doors of the court" for termination of her unwanted pregnancy and that the doctors should just follow the guidelines prescribed in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.

Laxity in prioviding free medicines at govt hospitals will not be tolerated: Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: It must be ensured that all kind of free medicines being provided by the Health Department are adequately available in all the Government Hospitals and people of the state don’t have to run from pillar to post to get these basic medicines and they don’t have to pay from their pocket to purchase these medicines from private drug stores

21K US women ordered abortion pills online in 6 months

LONDON:  As many as 21,000 US women ordered abortion pills online in the past six months (between October 2018 and March 2019), according to figures revealed by Aid Access, a charity.

Red Carpet Welcome' to be given to electorates at model polling booths in SBS Nagar- ADC Anupam Kler

District Administration SBS Nagar is all set to give 'Red Carpet Welcome' to electorates, who will come to exercise their franchise at 35 model polling booths being set up in the district on the polling day i.e. May 19. Out of these, three model polling stations to have women staff only with pink or purple tentage outside the booth.

MP government pocketed funds for poor kids, pregnant women: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, alleging that the state's Congress government misappropriated funds meant for providing nutrition to poor children and pregnant women.

Safe workout, fitness tips for pregnant women

Safe workout, fitness tips for pregnant women

S. Korea overturns abortion ban after 66 yrs

South Korea's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday as "unconstitutional" a 66-year-old law that made abortion a crime punishable by up to two years in prison, calling for its amendment in a landmark decision that signals a major change in various aspects of society.

Voting for party of 'naamdars' will be a sin: Modi

In a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that it will be a "sin" to vote for the party of "naamdars" (dynasts), which was contesting polls by looting money meant for the poor.

Go ahead take action: Rahul dares Modi on graft cases

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday made it clear that he doesn't attach much importance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's threats of putting Congress leaders behind bars if voted to power for the next five years.

PM targets Congress, points to cash seizure in MP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Congress has been involved in various scams and a new scam 'Tughlak Road Chunavi Ghotala' (Tughlak Road election scam) has surfaced now.

Number of Indian workers in Kuwait over 889,000

The number of Indian workers in Kuwait has soared over 889,000, the highest amongst all other expat workers in this Arab country, media reports said.

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