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MoH&FW to launch labour room initiative, Lakshya

first_img Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” By EH News Bureau on November 9, 2017 WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Share To financially reward doctors and medical staff involved in child delivery processDoctors and medical staff involved in the child delivery process will now be financially rewarded for following strict benchmarks in providing quality care to both mother and newborn, according to a new initiative by the Union Health Ministry.The initiative, Lakshya, will be launched soon across the country to ensure proper implementation of the existing labour room protocols in order to reduce maternal and newborn mortality, a senior health ministry official said.Steps to be taken to improve environment of natural delivery process include avoiding unnecessary induction, providing privacy to the mother during the intrapartum period, by way of separate labour room, or at least a private cubicle, use of labour beds instead of tables and a no-tolerance policy for any verbal or physical abuse of the woman.Also, it should be ensured that the mother and the child bond immediately after birth, stressing a comfortable position during delivery rather than insisting on a universal ‘lying down’ position.Abolishing ‘out of pocket expenditures (OOPE)’ including demand by facility staff, for gratuitous payment by families for celebration of the baby’s birth.“All these are required to avoid undue stress in mothers,” the official said stressing on the need to reorganise the labour room care processes to facilitate natural delivery process and to enable not only adherence to quality standards and clinical protocols, but also address issues such as respectful maternity care.“Under the ‘Lakshya’, labour room teams will be financially rewarded if they meet the strict benchmarks and achieve targets in a time-bound manner as defined in the labour room guidelines,” the official said.The targets described include reduction of preventable maternal and new-born mortality, still birth rates, reductions in related morbidities such as obstetric fistula, puerperal sepsis, birth asphyxia and newborn sepsis, he said.According to a Lancet study published in 2014, birth is the time of greatest risk of death and disability. The study highlighted that 40 per cent of still births, 25 per cent of under five mortality and 46 per cent of maternal deaths occur at the time of birth.According to another health ministry official, there has been a substantial increase in the number of the institutional deliveries in the last decade of implementation of the National Health Mission (NHM).“However, this increase in the numbers has not translated into commensurate improvements in the key maternal and new- born indicators such as maternal mortality and morbidity, still birth rates and early initiation of breastfeeding,” the official said.He said the available evidence shows that the first day of birth is the day of greatest risk for mothers and newborns.Proper implementation of the guidelines and standards will ensure quality care of the mother and the new born by improving infrastructure with availability of functional equipment, robust supply system and competent human resource supported by adherence to clinical protocols and behavioural change towards ensuring delivery of respectful care.There are 20,000 delivery points in the country and 2.64 crore deliveries happen (including the private sector) in India annually and 44,000 maternal deaths.According to the Sample Registration System (SRS), Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) for the period 2011-13 was recorded at 167 per 100000 live births.This translates into an estimated 44,000 maternal deaths in the country, every year. The infant mortality rate, as per the SRS 2016 stands at 34 per 1,000 live births in 2016. center_img MoH&FW to launch labour room initiative, Lakshya Related Posts Read Article Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha News Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

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Free State curriculum introduces electricity safety module

first_img AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Generation Finance and Policycenter_img UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Previous articleZimbabwean gov’t assists Zesa with debtNext articleSouth Africa: SAWEA challenges Eskom on PPAs Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. In South Africa the Free State province drives ongoing public safety campaign through education platforms. This week, Eskom, in collaboration with the Free State provincial government, introduced electricity safety in the education curriculum at Kopanang/Hlanganani Primary School in Warden in the Eastern Free State.“In terms of Eskom statistics, electricity related injuries and deaths in the areas of the Free State supplied by Eskom have exceeded motor vehicle-related accidents and deaths by more than 23%,” the parastatal said in a company statement.Electricity safety campaign rolloutEugene Myburgh, energy trading manager in the Free State province explained: “It is for this reason that the national power supplier joined the campaign to educate the public about the dangers of electricity theft and to encourage the public to join the fight against this crime, which often leads to the unnecessary loss of life of people who come into contact with live wires from dangerous illegal connections.”Through an educational play that delighted both learners and educators at Kopanang/Hlanganani Primary School, Eskom demonstrated the dangers associated with the various forms of electricity theft, including illegal connections, meter tampering and bypassing, and cable theft.“The next leg of the campaign will take place in Parys and Vredefort on Monday and Tuesday in the coming week, and will conclude in neighbouring Harrismith on the 20th and 21st of October where members of the media will also be invited to witness live Eskom technicians as they go about dealing with electricity theft,” said Myburgh.Speaking on behalf of Operation Khanyisa, the Eskom-led campaign aimed at fighting electricity theft, Dileep John, Head of Operation Khanyisa at Eskom, said: “We express our gratitude to all members of the public who have supported Operation Khanyisa by reporting suspected electricity theft and illegal connections in their communities.”Operation KhanyisaEarlier this month, John said: “[the initiative] has helped reduce Eskom’s losses from 7,12% to 6,43%, which translates to ZAR1,4 billion [$70 million] electricity savings, every year, that Eskom would have generated at a loss.”Since the initiative’s inception in 2010, there have been over 50 arrests of electricity theft suspects and over 25 cases on the court roll in the last three years alone.Eskom explained in statement that: “Operation Khanyisa’s success has been built on a two-pronged approach, namely a Customer Compliance Approach (CCA) as well as a door-to-door customer education campaign on the legal, safe and efficient use of electricity.“Partnerships with law enforcement agencies such as SAPS, Crimeline and the Hawks [a SAPS’ directorate for priority crime investigation] to identify, investigate and prosecute criminal elements have also played a significant role.” Ghanaian radio station Obrempong FM investigated for illegal power connection. Pic credit: viasat1last_img read more

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Council: October Is ‘The People’s Eco Challenge Month’

first_imgAt the Tuesday night council meeting, Councilor James Robinson, left, presents Environmental Services Division Senior Office Specialist Joshua Levings with a proclamation declaring October ‘The People’s Eco Challenge Month’. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ COUNTY News:Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares October “The People’s Eco Challenge Month,” during its Tuesday night regular meeting.  Councilor James Robinson presented the proclamation, which reads:WHEREAS: The Los Alamos County Green Team, Environmental Sustainability Board and Zero Waste Team are sponsoring the People’s Eco Challenge from October 2 – October 23, 2019; andWHEREAS: The People’s Eco Challenge is free and open to the public, offering residents an opportunity to engage in environmental sustainability initiatives; andWHEREAS: This 21-day challenge provides an easy way for individuals to turn intentions into implementation, while offering fun, social options to consider and act upon proven solutions supporting sustainability; andWHEREAS: Participants can join an existing team, create a new one, or be part of the Los Alamos community team while earning points for activities; they can share their story and encourage eco-friendly behavior in others; andWHEREAS:  When our residents engage in activities such as the People’s Eco Challenge, they reinforce good habits – driving sustainability both locally and globally to make a difference in our community while contributing to a healthier planet; andWHEREAS: The Council has adopted goals for environmental sustainability, and wants to encourage residents and County employees to participate in the People’s Eco Challenge; andWHEREAS: Participating in programs such as the People’s Eco Challenge sets a good example for our children, showing them that we care about protecting our environment and conserving precious resources;NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim the Month of October as “THE PEOPLE’S ECO CHALLENGE MONTH” in Los Alamos County, and encourage our citizens to participate by signing up to take the challenge at read more

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Spencer baseball cruises past Columbus Catholic

first_imgRockets use 13 walks, three doubles to push past DonsBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — Spencer took advantage of 13 walks and used a nine-run second inning to roll past Marshfield Columbus Catholic 16-2 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday at Spencer High School.Columbus scored a run in the top of the first before the Rockets scored nine times in the second, twice in the third, and five more times in the fourth to put the game away via the 10-run rule.Calvin Lenz earned the win for the Rockets (2-0 overall and Cloverbelt East), striking out six and scattering seven hits in five innings.Columbus Catholic drops to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the Cloverbelt East.Spencer is at Stratford on Saturday. Columbus returns to action Tuesday at Colby.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 16, Dons 2Columbus Catholic 100 10 – 2 7 2Spencer 092 5x – 16 6 3WP: Calvin Lenz. LP: Billy Young.SO: Young 4; Lenz 6. BB: Young 6; Lenz 2.Top hitters: S, Caden Schillinger 2B, 2 RBIs; Hunter Luepke 2B, 2 RBIs; Lenz 2B, 2 RBIs; Bobby Pilz 1×1, 3 BBs, 2 RBIs; Ryan Busse 1×2, 2 BB, 2 RBIs.Records: Columbus Catholic 1-5, 1-3 Cloverbelt East; Spencer 2-0 overall and Cloverbelt East.last_img read more

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2014 Queensland Junior State Championships

first_imgQueensland’s best junior talent will take to the fields at Palm Beach this weekend to compete in the 2014 Queensland Junior State Championships. Teams from each of Queensland’s six regions will compete in the event across six divisions – 12’s Boys and Girls, 14’s Boys and Girls and 16’s Boys and Girls. Games will start at 2pm on Friday, with semi-finals and finals to be played on Sunday morning. As part of Hearing Awareness week, Touch Football Australia will also be coordinating a Silent Sports Challenge between 11.00am-1.00pm on Friday before the commencement of the Junior State Championships. The Queensland Junior State Championships will also be a selection event for Queensland 14’s & 16’s junior state teams who will travel to Melbourne in December for their High Performance tour. For more information, please visit Related Links2014 QLD JSClast_img read more

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10 months agoEx-Real Madrid defender Campo: Give Solari time

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ex-Real Madrid defender Campo: Give Solari timeby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid defender Ivan Campo says coach Santiago Solari deserves time to prove himself.Solari has a three-year contract at Real, but is already under pressure with the shadow of Jose Mourinho looming.”I see him doing well,” Campo told Radio MARCA.”He has gone from training kids in the youth team to training the first team.”Physically, the team is recovering what it had before.”There’s a need to leave Solari to get on with the job.”They didn’t leave Julen Lopetegui to work.” last_img read more

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St. Catherine Communities Equipped To Respond To Disasters

first_imgResidents of 10 communities in St. Catherine, who have been trained in emergency management, were on December 20 presented with emergency radios to enhance their response during times of disaster.A total of 20 radios, valued at $474,000 (US$5,260), were handed over to representatives of the communities at a function held at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management’s (ODPEM) Haining Road headquarters, with each community receiving two devices.The training and equipment are part of collaborative project between ODPEM, HelpAge International and Abacus for Communities, which also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at today’s event. Under the project, 119 residents from Browns Hall, Content, Giblatore, Gregory Park, Princessfield, Riversdale, Rivoli, Springvale, Thompson Pen and Waterford, received practical and theoretical training in Basic Emergency Telecommunications.Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson, stated that the business of communication is critical in facilitating coordinated response to emergencies.He noted that when disaster happens, the first responders are the people from the community and they need to be connected to safety operatives.“Through information, we are able to reduce the window for responding to consequences, through information, we are able to begin the process of early recovery and relief operations, through information we have a better awareness of what is happening in the country and we can plan and deal with the challenges and minimize chaos,” he stated.Regional Director of HelpAge International, Jeff James, explained that the Basic Emergency Telecommunications (level 1) training was one component of a project implemented 18 months ago to reduce disaster risks and minimize the vulnerabilities experienced by older persons, children and persons with disabilities across the 10 St. Catherine communities.He noted that the provision of emergency radio service was invaluable, and would provide a channel of communication for residents in vulnerable communities with both the parish and national disaster management offices.“This initiative is one which HelpAge International strongly believes should be replicated in other communities,” Mr. James stated.Senior Director of Hazard Mitigation in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development Minister, Philbert Brown, speaking on behalf of Minister Noel Arscott,lauded the provision of the radio under the programme, noting that communication is one of the major needs in an emergency.Rivoli resident, Clive Robinson, who benefitted from the training, said he was happy to participate. “I have received training and it did a lot for me, namely, to serve my community and if possible, other communities as well. Having the radio is something very good because it might be our only means of communication when we need to communicate,” he stated.Under the MOU signed among the parties, Abacus for Communities, through the Volunteer Coordinator in the ODPEM, will provide research services in the area of community level risks assessment; recruit community leaders; provide support for the sustainability of the Emergency Affiliate Radio Services (EARS); train persons in community disaster risk reduction and proposal writing; and work to develop fundraising initiatives.last_img read more

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Warner Bros Televisions Arrow a huge hit for British Columbias economy Spending

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: A look behind the scenes at Arrow also reveals approximately 825 businesses from 31 communities across British Columbia benefited from the series’ production, including 15 communities in Metro Vancouver and 14 communities from Vancouver Island, Thompson/ Okanagan, and the Mainland/Southwest regions: Everything from large production facilities, special effects companies, and hotels to small local retailers, dry cleaners, restaurants, and catering businesses.Not only do local communities benefit from productions like Arrow, but last year the entire production participated in the REEL Thanksgiving Challenge 2016, going above and beyond in raising $37,272.50 in funds and food donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, far outpacing their competition.“British Columbia has become the home for our superhero lineup, and we are thrilled with how the local communities have embraced these productions,” said Andrew Kreisberg, Executive Producer, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “We have unbelievable talent and crews who work tirelessly to make this show the success that it is, not to mention a beautiful province to film in.”“With over $360 million spent locally over the last five seasons, it is easy to understand Arrow’s enormous economic benefits for British Columbia,” said Wendy Noss, President, Motion Picture Association-Canada. “Arrow is just one of today’s most popular television superhero series that call B.C. home, and demonstrate the many benefits of a sustainable incentive program that attracts investment, creates jobs and makes a positive impact on local business and communities.”“Over the course of five seasons, Arrow has created over 7,000 jobs in British Columbia and has contributed over $360 million to our province’s economy,” said the Hon. Shirley Bonds, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour. “Last September, as part of Screen in B.C. Day, I was able to tour the set of Arrow and see firsthand how the talented crew, designers, and artists bring this show to life. I’m proud that British Columbia has become a key location for film and TV production in North America, and thank Warner Brothers for their continued investment and support in our Province.”About MPA-Canada:The Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPA-Canada) serves as the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The motion picture studios we serve are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.About MNP LLP:MNP is the fastest growing chartered accountancy and business advisory firm in Canada. Founded in 1945, MNP has grown to more than 70 offices and nearly 3,000 team members. MNP is a member of Praxity, a global alliance of leading business advisory firms. MNP’s Economics and Research practice is one of the largest of its kind, and its team members have an established track record in conducting economic impact and industry studies, including studies involving the film and television production industry. Examples of similar studies conducted by MNP include economic impact studies for film and television industries in jurisdictions across North America.To read the MNP analysis, click hereFollow us on Twitter An economic analysis released today outlines the substantial economic impact Warner Bros. Television’s Arrow has had on the Province of British Columbia over the course of five seasons of filming.The report by Canada’s MNP LLP examines the fourth season of production to assess the economic impact of the production since the series began.  Over the last five seasons, the production created 7,087 jobs and was responsible for $360.8 million in direct production expenditure in the province. In season four alone, the production spent $44.3 million on crew and labour, and $27.9 million on goods and services.Arrow‘s incredibly loyal fan base tune in each week to see hooded vigilante Oliver Queen, played by Canadian Stephen Amell, fight crime in his home of Star City armed only with his wits and a bow and arrow.  This season included an ambitious four-night “Heroes vs. Aliens” crossover event featuring Arrow, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, all filmed in beautiful British Columbia. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Commentary Jim Tressels resignation leaves Buckeye Nation confused with mixed emotions

Having spent most of my 22 years of life in Columbus, and being a current student at The Ohio State University, one would think that I, of all people, would have an opinion — or at least a coherent thought — about the resignation of former OSU football coach Jim Tressel. But I just don’t. The disaster that has been the OSU football program since the Dec. 23 announcement that six players had been suspended for a portion of the 2011 season for breaking NCAA rules has ultimately left me with feelings of numbness, confusion and indifference toward my hometown Buckeyes. A part of me thinks Tressel got what he deserved. He withheld, and lied about, information to NCAA officials regarding his players’ violations. No man, no matter how great of a coach, is bigger than the university, and Tressel’s resignation was inevitable. But, another part of me wants to blame the players. If Terrelle Pryor, Mike Adams, DeVier Posey, Dan Herron, Solomon Thomas and Jordan Whiting had never sold their memorabilia to Eddie Rife at the Fine Line Ink tattoo parlor, Tressel wouldn’t have been put into the position to lie to protect his players. And, at the same time, part of me wants to blame Tressel for recruiting these players, particularly Pryor, in the first place. Whether it be Maurice Clarett, Troy Smith, Ray Small or Pryor, there always has been at least one headache-inducing player on each of Tressel’s teams, and it ultimately caught up to him. Another part of me is upset that OSU just lost one of the best coaches in college football. Regardless of how it ended, no one can deny the merits of his 106-22 record, 2002 national title and five BCS Bowl wins at OSU. But then another part of me is excited for the change of pace that Tressel’s permanent replacement will bring. Show me a Buckeye fan who hasn’t secretly fantasized about Urban Meyer pacing the sidelines at the Shoe as his spread offense destroys opposing Big Ten defenses, and I’ll show you a liar. However, despite being mentally divided about who to blame and whether to be scared or excited by Tressel’s resignation, my brain can agree on one thing, and that’s the source of my confusion. I can take solace in knowing that OSU is not the only campus on which these types of violations occur, but the way in which Tressel and school officials handled the matter should be used as a lesson to aspiring public relations students on how not to do their jobs. It should never have come to this, with allegations and revelations about Tressel and the Buckeyes being a fixture of each day’s news. Yet, thanks to the potential that comes along with the OSU program, my disappointment is joined by feelings of confusion and optimism. read more

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Buffon on Ronaldo He can be compared to Maradona and Pele

first_imgJuventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has praised the “champion” Cristiano Ronaldo and believes that he can be compared to the greats Diego Maradona and PeleThe Italian goalkeeper was helpless when Ronaldo scored that sensational second goal with an overhead kick, which drew the entire crowd to their feet in applause for the Real Madrid star.The Portuguese star’s brace also enabled him to surpass his former Manchester United Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for the most consecutive games scored in the Champions League to 10.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Buffon, who has conceded nine out of the 10 shots Ronaldo has made against him, was full of praise for the forward and has revealed that he ranks the star on par with football legends Maradona and Pele.“Ronaldo is a champion at an extraordinary level. Together with Messi, he is the only player that can create the most important victories for his team. He can be compared to Maradona and Pele,” said the 40 year-old, according to AS.Juventus will now have a big mountain to climb, if they are to progress to the next stage of the Champions League. The Serie A leaders will meet Real for the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu with a 3-0 deficit next week.last_img read more