Swine flu fear grips Madhya Pradesh, one more dead

Swine flu fear grips Madhya Pradesh, one more deadBhopal, Aug 25 : Swine flu triggered panic here on Saturday, claiming one more life, as the number of cases are feared to be escalating.

According to media reports, the government has issued an alert in the state following the death of two people.

The Chief Medical and Health Officer (CMHO) Dr. Pankaj Shukla, said the virus has claimed four lives in the past months and a three-month pregnant woman who tested positive, died on Friday.

Swine flu claims one life in Bhopal

Swine flu claims one life in BhopalBhopal, March 29 - A 37-year-old man has died of swine flu at a private hospital here, a doctor said Thursday.

Anil Hole, a resident of Saket Nagar was admitted to a hospital on March 25 with severe cold and lung congestion. When his condition deteriorated, he was moved to another hospital.

Child's cold water bath on tableau creates heat

Child's cold water bath on tableau creates heatBhopal, Jan 28 - A civic agency's tableau that showed a child bathing under a cold water tap despite in the winter chill during the Republic Day parade in Madhya Pradesh' Dewas district has created much heat. With ctivists fuming, the Dewas mayor has promised action against the officials concerned.

"The incident is not only an outcome of insensitivity towards children but disrespect for law," social activist Ajay Dubey told IANS.

73 percent kids in Indore slums are malnourished: Survey

73 percent kids in Indore slums are malnourished: SurveyBhopal, Jan 4 : Around 73 percent children below six years in 10 slum localities in the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh are malnourished, reveals a survey conducted by an NGO.

Pregnant women beaten, abused in Madhya Pradesh district

pregnant-womenBhopal, Feb 22 : Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh saw 26 maternal deaths in nine months of 2010. Not only were the pregnant women routinely turned away from community health centres of their villages, they were even beaten and abused by nurses and health staff of the district hospital, a report released here Tuesday said.

Madhya Pradesh tops child mortality, malnutrition rates

Madhya Pradesh tops child mortality, malnutrition rates  Bhopal, Dec 24 : Madhya Pradesh tops the child mortality and malnutrition rates among children in the country, a central health ministry report has said.

The latest report of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) says that Madhya Pradesh has also fared poor in the mother mortality rate, remaining behind three states.

Accidental needle jab passes on HIV to doctor

HIVBhopal, Dec 16 : A doctor of Hamidia Hospital here got infected with the HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) from an accidental needle jab while treating a patient Tuesday night, hospital authorities said Thursday.

On Tuesday midnight, a patient in his 30s, was admitted to the hospital with a leg fracture. The doctor treating him while performing interlocking of the patient's bones got jabbed by an infected needle.

Every Madhya Pradesh district to have AIDS drugs centre

Every Madhya Pradesh district to have AIDS drugs centreBhopal, March 25 - With Madhya Pradesh reporting over 400 new HIV-AIDS cases in 2009, medical centres are to be set up in every district so that patients, especially rural ones, can get treatment without having to travel long distances.

The directive to create more Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) link centres was issued by Health Minister Anup Mishra. He also said grants to NGOs whose work was not evident should be stopped immediately.

Special hospital for gas victims plagued by problems

Bhopal, Dec 2 - The Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre (BMHRC) set up in 2000, is a super-speciality hospital that raised many hopes among gas leak survivors. However, BMHRC suffers from a range of fundamental problems, activists say.

The Bhopal health saga - battling for survival every day

Bhopal, Dec 2 - More than 3,500 people died that night and 7,000 more in the next three days; and 25 years later, 6,000 people visit hospitals every day and about 120,000-150,000 people in the city continue to be ill. The Bhopal gas leak is a continuing tragedy told through countless tales from those who survived and those not even born on Dec 2/3, 1984.

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