Less than 2% of newborn babies screened annually for 1-4 disorders in India: PerkinElmer

New Delhi:  Despite significant advances in healthcare, low neonatal mortality and child mortality rates are still a distant dream for India. In the country, less than 2% of newborn the babies are screened annually for 1-4 disorders. With the government focus on achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals on child and neonatal mortality, the support of corporates assumes a vital role. The goals which were agreed upon under the United Nations Development Programme, involve the reduction of child mortality to 25 per 1,000 live births and neonatal mortality to 12 per 1,000 live births.

Chandigarh Yoga

Axis Securities celebrates International Yoga Day by organizing Yoga workshop for well-being of its employees

New Delhi: Axis Securities Limited (ASL), leading BFSI player is organizing Yoga Week for its employees on the eve of International Yoga Day (Wednesday, 21st June). The workshop will focus on various work-life balance related topics e.g. Relaxation Techniques for Stress Management at workplace, Meditation to enhance productivity at work, ‘Sattvic’ food to beat worries and most importantly how Yogic principles help you invest better.  The workshop will be conducted in association with The Yoga Institute, Mumbai - The oldest organized centre of yoga in the world. Many people relate yoga only as a solution for their health problems, but infact yoga is a way of life which helps remove obstacles in one’s personality, for a better way of living. The workshop is aimed to help ASL employees maintaining a work-life balance in today’s competitive, tension ridden world.

JP Nadda

India aims to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of global goal, says Health Minister JP Nadda.

New Delhi: India has pledged its commitment to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal to reduce the number of deaths due to the disease by 90 per cent by 2030. Speaking at the meeting of 'Stop TB Partnership coordination committee' in Berlin, Union Health Minister JP Nadda said, India has formulated a national strategic plan with a special focus on stamping out the bacterial disease at the grass-root level. He said, India has implemented a daily drug regimen for treating TB in five states and by the year end it will be rolled out in the entire country. The new regimen helps in reducing relapse rates and number of drug-resistant TB cases. Mr Nadda also said, the government will frame special programmes to combat multidrug-resistant TB.