'NACO-NRHM integration will increase HIV infections'

Number of HIV infections in India will increase if the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) is closed and its activities merged with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), activists and experts said Monday.

Adequate funding for hospitals constructed under NRHM: Azad

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Monday said the Centre will provide adequate funding to J&K govt for early completion of work on hospitals constructed under the NRHM.

`NRHM needs to be decentralised`

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which aims to provide affordable and quality health care to the rural population, needs to be decentralised. It also requires greater incentives, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) president K. Srinath Reddy said Tuesday.

Govt scaling up newborn care units for better services

Newborn care units across the country are being scaled up under the National Rural Health Mission in association with UNICEF to address monitoring gaps in the quality of service at these facilities, an official said Tuesday.

`Money looted during Mayawati regime being used to trigger riots`

Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmad Hasan on Monday alleged that money "looted during the previous BSP regime" was being used to trigger riots in the state.

Assam a role model in country`s health sector: Ghulam Nabi Azad

Assam has emerged as role model in health sector of the country by implementing highest number of schemes under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Weekly iron, folic acid supplements for 10-19 year-olds

The government will launch a weekly iron and folic acid supplementation programme for adolescents across the country from July 17.

NRHM grants Rs 6 crore towards Amarnath pilgrims` healthcare

The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has released funds of over Rs 6 crore to ensure better healthcare facilities for Amarnath pilgrims, an official spokesman said Wednesday.

NRHM contract employees hold demonstration

Contract employees in Maharashtra under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) are agitated over the State Government`s decision to outsource the services under the Centre-sponsored programme.

Encephalitis claims 53 lives in Assam since January

Fifty-three people died due to encephalitis and 362 others suffered from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Assam since January this year.

J&K Minister stresses on reducing NMR

Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Health, Shabir Ahmad Khan on Saturday underscored the need for reducing Neonatal Mortality rate (NMR) in the state by taking concrete health care measures.

No respite from deaths of newborns in India!

India accounts for 29 percent of all the first-day deaths globally, the highest for any country, according to the ‘State of the World’s Mothers’ report released by ‘Save the Children’ on May 6th 2013.

Govt launches drive to create awareness on immunisation

To create awareness about vaccinating every eligible child and intensify efforts to improve routine immunisation coverage, government launched Special Immunisation Week.

Nearly two lakh pregnant women get benefits of Central scheme

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said nearly two lakh women and over 20,000 children have been benefited from various Central schemes under National Rural Health Mission.

Tribal kids undergo heart operation under NRHM

A total of 14 school children suffering from heart diseases were operated upon under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) here, according to a report released by the district health department.

India`s health infrastructure improved: President

India`s health infrastructure has improved due to government`s efforts, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

NRHM scam: Warrant against senior IAS officer

A special CBI court on Thursday issued bailable warrant against senior IAS officer Pradeep Shukla after he failed to appear in the multi-crore NRHM scam case.

NRHM scheme was marred by corruption during BSP regime: UP CM

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged during the previous BSP regime the National Rural Health Mission was marred by corruption at all level.

Iron Folic Acid tablets to be given to 13 cr girls every week

In an effort to prevent anaemia, the Government will soon launch an ambitious programme to provide Iron Folic Acid (IFA) tablets every week to 13 crore adolescent girls in the age group of 10-19 years across the country.

Tripura to launch emergency health service

The Tripura government, under a central scheme, will soon launch Emergency Response Service.