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Lucknow: A health seminar regarding RMNCH+A and nutritional values was organised at Hotel Hyatt in Lucknow, last Tuesday.
Cabinet Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi, addressed the event by bringing up the grave issues such as mother and infant mortality rates and malnutrition prevalent among poors and children.
She also urged the present dignitaries to take serious measures to curb such issues in every village of Uttar Pradesh.
She acknowledged the necessity:
- To provide good health services to the poors and backward people on priority basis.
- To better Public Health System with the help of Human Resources.
- To make available every health-care kits to the poors.
The main highlights of the seminar were:
- RMNCH+A and Nutrition.
- To eradicate malnutrition by 2030.
Excise Department Minister from Siddharthnagar Jay Pratap Singh gave account on the health related services in his area and discussed about the statics of the same.
The health programme was organised by Global Health Strategies (GHS), an international NGO.
GHS has been carrying out awareness campaigns about RMNCH+A and nutritional values in every village of UP for four years.
According to National Family Health Survey-4, the health of mother-infant and youngsters has been improved over the years.
Uttar Pradesh still lacks behind in health care services and will have to travel a long distance for the betterment of Upites health.
The National Family Health Survey-4 has also disclosed that:
- 50 percent women between 15-49 years of age are anemic.
- 46 percent children less than 5 years are stunted.
- 50 percent newborn babies do not get vaccinations done.
If we talk about Sustainable Development Goals, till 2030:
- The maternal mortality rate would be under 70 per one lakh.
- Death rate of children under 5 years would go to 25 per 1000.
The Government is also working on various schemes to provide better health to the poor children, adults and mothers.
The event was attended by Ministry of Women Welfare, Family Welfare, Maternity and Child Welfare Swati Singh, Executive Vice President for Global Health Strategies Anjali Nayyar, Nidhi Dubey, Senior Vice-President Anuj, Senior Journalist Pankaj Pachauri, Director of National Health Mission Pankaj Kumar including others.