UP, Delhi and Rajasthan among worst performers in breastfeeding

According to Union Health Ministry,Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Punjab performed worst in the practice of breastfeeding. The report notes that these states have the lowest rate for breastfeeding within one hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding for six months and complementary breastfeeding from six to nine months. Further,the States that have topped the report… Continue reading UP, Delhi and Rajasthan among worst performers in breastfeeding

Vardhan inaugurates state-of-the-art lab at NCDC

Union Health Minister has inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory complex at the National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) in a bid to give impetus to laboratory diagnosis of emerging diseases of public health importance.  The Minister said that NCDC has contributed phenomenally in elimination and eradication of several diseases of public health importance such as smallpox, polio,… Continue reading Vardhan inaugurates state-of-the-art lab at NCDC