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doctors , he said such errors happen due to accident and not intentionally. We also appeal to the State governments to come out with an urgent ordinance for 'one drug-one company-one price policy'. Doctors should actively participate in ensuring that no hospital sells any item priced higher than the Market Rate Price. No service charges should be added to procure drugs from outside,” the IMA president added. Centre to give Rs. 500 to TB patients every month About 35 lakh identified Tuberculosis patients across the country will soon get Rs. 500 every month from the Centre as social support . Sunil D. Khaparde, Deputy Director General (TB) and Head of the Central TB Division, said, “We will start providing the cash benefit for social support that will cover loss of wages, travel and mainly nutrition soon...We are waiting for Finance Department’s approval .” “Some States are already providing financial support. Similar support will be extended to all TB patients and their families which can be covered under the ambit of DBT using Aadhaar,” he said.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 60 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] It has been pointed out that undernutrition is an established risk factor for progression of latent TB infection to active TB. Undernutrition at the population level contributes to an estimated over one million new cases of annual TB incidence in India... Studies on nutritional status of TB patients in India have shown high levels of moderate to severe undernutrition in both women and men. In U.P., checklist, coaching can work wonders for maternal, newborn health While community and primary health centres across Uttar Pradesh achieved marked improvement in the quality of childbirth care delivered for women and newborns using a checklist and coaching intervention , the improvements haven’t been sufficient to change death rates, according to a new study. Childbirth remains the No. 2 killer of women of childbearing age. Coaching birth attendants and managers using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist produced greater adherence to essential birth practices, representing significant improvements in care for women and newborns. The study aims to demonstrate large-scale, broad-based improvement in care during the 48-hour period of labour and delivery when women and newborns face the greatest risk of death and complications. The lack of impact on death rates include persistent gaps in skills, in supplies, or in systems for care of complications.
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CURRENT AFFAIRS DECEMBER 2017 61 | Page 9004078746 [email protected] Kolkata plans to deploy drones to fight dengue Going high-tech in its bid to curb a dengue outbreak in the city, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has now turned to drones.
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