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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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HUSH Symposium to Focus on Children with Disabilities

first_imgHUSH Symposium to Focus on Children with Disabilities CultureMay 13, 2014Written by: Shari-Ann Palmer RelatedTeachers Encouraged to Foster Positive Environment for Children FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedJamaicans Urged to Beautify the Land This Labour Day RelatedChildren’s Advocate Cautions Schools Against Protecting Sexual Predatorscenter_img Story HighlightsThe Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will host its fourth HUSH Children’s Symposium on Wednesday, May 14 at the Rex Nettleford Hall Auditorium at UWI.The symposium themed: ‘Disability, Equality and Accessibility’ will focus on: learning disabilities, mental health, visual impairment and deaf culture.This year’s staging is being held in association with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, a non-profit organisation that offers support to the disabled community. The Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) will host its fourth HUSH Children’s Symposium on Wednesday, May 14 at the Rex Nettleford Hall Auditorium at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.The symposium themed: ‘Disability, Equality and Accessibility’ will focus on: learning disabilities, mental health, visual impairment and deaf culture.The forum, which is an annual event, is part of the IOJ’s drive to change public perception toward persons living with disabilities, especially children.It also seeks to break the silence of children in addressing the various issues that affect them. This year’s staging is being held in association with the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, a non-profit organisation that offers support to the disabled community.Public Relations Officer at IOJ, Michka McCreath told JIS News that the inspiration for this year’s focus on children with disabilities came from the IOJ’s realisation that there is a need to focus on an area that will have significant national impact.Discussions between the IOJ’s Programmes Coordination Division and founder of the Nathan Ebanks Foundation, Christine Staple Ebanks, also influenced the area of focus.“A symposium on disabilities will definitely reach an audience that we have never captured before in this type of manner. We want people to understand that they (children with disabilities) are normal, they like to enjoy life, they are fun loving just like we are and we do not want them to feel different.  We want them to feel included in all of our activities and we want to make all the society a bit more inclusive…to them and their special needs,” said Miss McCreath.The symposium, she explained, will help to develop the potential of children, which is one of the core mandates of the Institute.“This is definitely the way forward in our vision because…we have a mandate to provide resources and information for children and children with disabilities are also under that umbrella and this is a way we have decided to get the information about their disabilities to a wider audience,” Miss McCreath expressed.Stakeholders in the education sector, including teachers and students are the main targets of the event because of their prolonged periods of interaction with children.Miss McCreath further noted that some teachers are unaware of the best methods of addressing the needs of students with disabilities, including how to tailor teaching material for this special group.“We are targeting students as well as those who are peers of children with disabilities so that they will understand how it is that they are to communicate with them so that they feel better appreciated,” informed the public relations officer.This year’s staging of the symposium will include participation from Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, along with several government and corporate entities including: the Ministry of Education, the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities, the Child Development Agency, the Jamaica Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, the Mico University College’s Child Assessment and Research in Education (CARE) Centre, and the Jamaica Association for the Deaf. Advertisementslast_img read more

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Golar prices offering of Golar LNG Partners shares

first_imgGolar LNG revealed the pricing of an underwritten secondary offering of 7,170,000 common units representing limited partner interests in Golar LNG Partners.The units offered by Golar LNG are priced at $29.90 per unit, and according to the company, it intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund a portion of the contract with Keppel Shipyard to convert one of its first generation LNG carriers, Gimi, into a floating natural gas liquefaction facility.Following completion of the offering, Golar will own the following interests in Golar Partners: 1,668,096 common units, 15,949,831 subordinated units, the 2% general partner interest (through its ownership of the general partner) and all of the incentive distribution rights. The common, subordinated and general partner units amount to approximately 30% of Golar Partners total units in issue and this is expected to remain as a long-term holding.[mappress mapid=”16450″]LNG World News Staff; Image: Keppellast_img read more

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Yanda and two others come off the PUP list for the Ravens

first_imgThe Baltimore Ravens return to action at home in Baltimore at M&T bank stadium to take on the visiting LA Rams. The Ravens opened there preseason schedule last Thursday in the annual Hall of Fame game against the Chicago Bears, where the Ravens won to start 1-0. Please follow and like us: Ravens pro bowl guard Marshall Yanda came off the PUP list today at training camp practice. Along with Yanda returning both Mark Andrew’s and Kenneth Dixon returned to practice today as well. Yanda returning along with Dixon is two big players for the Baltimore Ravens. Kenneth Dixon had a lower body injury, as well as a suspension that took the entirety of the 2017-18 season away from the young running back.last_img read more

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Concert to helpKO cancer

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Leafs bounce back to shutout Braves, Cooper scores twice to lead Green and White

first_imgRyan Keilty, who was not in the lineup Friday against the Nitehawks, was back in the lineup in place of Jaiden LaPotre.”Coach (DiBella) said I was lacking certain things from my last game and I think I showed what he needed tonight,” said Keilty, connecting for his second goal of the season after converting a breakaway.DiBella agreed that Keilty had “improved” not saying much else on the matter.DiBella, on the other hand, had a bit more to say regarding Leaf Game star Ryan Cooper.”He really is special with how well he can start up plays and get the puck where it needs to be,” DiBella explained.Cooper’s two goals came in the first and third periods.With just over two minutes remaining, Cooper was on the ice looking for his hat-trick goal on the Leaf power play.”I wasn’t thinking about getting the hat trick at the time, I was just trying to throw pucks at the net,” Cooper said.When asked about his goals, Cooper said, “the second one felt more natural as I had my eyes closed for the shot.”“I like to visualize my shots as it makes me more comfortable when I shoot,” Cooper added.Nelson, tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with Grand Forks Border Bruins, begin a five-game road trip Friday with a game in the Sunflower City against the Castlegar Rebels.Nelson then makes stops in Spokane, Kimberley, Golden and Invermere before returning home October 27th to face the Golden Rockets.BLUELINES: Ryan Cooper now leads the Leafs in scoring with 12 points — six goals and six assists — two points head of David Sanchez. Jackson Zimmermann and Sawyer Hunt are tied for third, each with nine points. . . .Netminder Josh Williams has jumped back into the lead in goalies with a 1.14 goals against average. Owen Sikkes of Beaver Valley is second at 1.71. Williams is 6-0 on the season. Ryan Cooper scored twice and Josh Williams recorded his third shutout of the season sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The win snapped a brief one-game losing skid for the Green and White.Nelson opened the two-game home stand weekend with a narrow 2-1 loss Friday to Beaver Valley Nitehawks.Saturday, the Leafs jumped all over the Braves, scoring twice three minutes into the game to take hold of the contest.Cooper, receiving a gift-wrapped loose puck in front of the Braves net, opened the scoring just over a minute into the game.Justin Podgorenko made it 2-0 following a similar breakdown in the Spokane defence.Leaf coach Mario DiBella, a stickler for detail was pleased with the result despite times when the Leafs were inconsistent in their play.”Well there were good moments and bad moments out there, but we came to play tonight,” DiBella confessed.Nelson dominated most of the game, peppering Spokane goalie Ben Waslaski with 44 shots in total.The Braves were having lots of trouble breaking free from their side of the ice with Leafs swarming from all sides.Nelson on average for the night were getting 15 shots per period compared to Spokane’s five per period.last_img read more

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Redpath on Networking, Part 1: How to Get Started

first_imgNetworking. It’s such a dirty word. And with good reason—a lot of people are doing it the wrong way! I first learned how networking isn’t done during my first day in a Capitol Hill office when an oil lobbyist shook my hand and slid his business card into my palm, saying, “Hi there, Peter! Mind if I call you Pete?” My first thought was “Wow, apparently some stereotypes do exist for a reason.” And my second one was, “Actually, I do mind. I bet this guy thinks he’s a really smooth networker.” That isn’t what I’d call networking; it’s what I would call “not-working.” If you’re still reading after the pun, allow me to give you a number of networking tips that I hope you will find useful.First things first. If you want to network, you have to show up and you need to know where to show up! Just like your muscles won’t get exercise if you don’t hit the gym, your networking isn’t going to develop if you’re not regularly attending events. If you’re not consistently attending receptions, you’re missing out.When I relocated to DC years ago, I barely knew anyone, but the nice thing about DC is that almost everyone is from somewhere else, so it’s literally the easiest place in the country to meet people and make new friends. DC attracts all types of people, but for people interested in the conservative/libertarian movement like the readers of this blog, there are a ton of places for you to go to network. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find here in the DC-area. In fact, there’s pretty much something going on every night of the week.All of these organizations regularly have speaker events with receptions (frequently no charge) before or after their programs:American Enterprise InstituteAmerica’s Future FoundationAtlas NetworkCato InstituteClare Boothe Luce Policy InstituteFederalist SocietyHeritage FoundationHoover InstitutionHudson InstituteLeadership Institute (monthly Wednesday wake-up club breakfasts, weekend training schools and happy hours)Tocqueville ForumTrinity Forum Young Republicans (DC, Arlington/Fairfax, etc.)Banquets and national conferences like CPAC, ,Values Voters, Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyers Convention, Faith & Freedom Conference, Right Online, etc.Also, feel free to join my email list. Email me at [email protected] and I’ll happily add you to a list I send out about once a week which lists a fairly inclusive listing of events around town.The nice thing about attending these events, particularly in the conservative/libertarian movement is that if you show up to enough events over a short period of time and are half-way social, you can make a lot of new friends. The key is to consistently show up to events over a short period of time. Think about how easily you’ve forgotten another’s name and face before. Typically it’s not for a lack of trying. It’s because it’s actually hard to remember all those names and faces, especially if there’s been a passage of time! It’s much easier for you to be memorable when you’re a regular. Think about your neighborhood bar. Even the bartender knows the dud at the bar’s name, and that’s simply because he’s a regular. Become a regular! And don’t be a dud!More on that in a future post…Peter Redpath is Vice President and Director of the Student Division at the Federalist Society. This blog is the first in a series, based on his remarks at the AFF Networking Lunch in November 2012.last_img read more

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iOS 9 Beta’s Bigger Keyboard Points To Super-Sized Apple iPad Pro

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Apple#iOS#iOS 9#iPad#iPad Pro#keyboard#Multitasking#WWDC Yet more evidence that Apple will release a larger, productivity-oriented version of the iPad: According to a tweet posted Monday morning, Irish developer Steve Troughton Smith offered visual proof that users will be able to resize the iPad’s UIKeyboard (or on-screen keyboard) to a much larger degree than ever before. See also: Why The iPad Pro Is More Likely Than EverThe images, taken from iOS 9’s early “beta” software, reveal keys to the left and right sides of the virtual QWERTY keyboard that don’t exist in the current iPad. Also new in iOS 9 – UIKeyboard seems to scale to a much larger heretofore unseen iPad screen size ? #ipadproconfirmed— Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 15, 2015There wouldn’t be much reason for Apple to give iOS 9 users a bigger keyboard without a device that could take advantage of it—like the highly anticipated, work-focused “iPad Pro.” The much-rumored device is expected to come with a 12-inch display, which would be the company’s largest tablet to date. (The current iPad Air 2 features a 9.7-inch screen.) This joins a few details already confirmed by Apple, which showed off various forms of same-screen multi-tasking at its Worldwide Developers Conference last week—some of which is exclusive to only the iPad Air 2. A shot of the forthcoming iOS 9 virtual keyboard Apple showed off at WWDC in early JuneAll signs seem to point to a big-screened iPad finally making its way to the public. With Apple’s iPad announcement likely arriving this October, there’s still plenty of time for even more clues to emerge. In the meantime, Smith’s discovery could spur developers to start imagining how their apps may work on a larger screen. Lead image and iOS 9 virtual keyboard image courtesy of Apple What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology brian p rubinlast_img read more

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76ers agree to trade Jahil Okafor, 2nd-round pick to Brooklyn

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ The Sixers also sent seldom-used guard Nik Stauskas, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 draft, and a 2019 second-round pick to the Nets for forward Trevor Booker. Booker, the 23rd overall pick of the 2010 draft by Washington, averaged 10.1 points with the Nets.“There is a level of toughness and versatility that interests me,” Brown said. “He’s shown that he can play, handle not play and be good people and handle himself like a pro.”Okafor gave the Sixers plenty of headaches in his rookie season out of Duke with his off-court conduct, which included his role in Boston street fight that earned him TMZ scrutiny and a two-game suspension.He was widely mocked last year for a lackadaisical defensive effort where he stood still and failed to contest shots in a game against Miami.“I think like anybody that comes into our organization, we need to defend the basketball,” Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I think that will be a challenge for both of them. We need those guys to be two-way players.”ADVERTISEMENT Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ingram’s 3-pointer lifts Lakers over 76ers Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads FILE – In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor (8) drives to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the first half during an NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the deal says 76ers are set to trade beleaguered center Okafor to the Brooklyn Nets. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)PHILADELPHIA — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he’s not a bust.Okafor got his wish when the Philadelphia 76ers finally traded the No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft to the Brooklyn Nets. The deal ends the stalemate that had kept Okafor on the bench for all but two games this season.ADVERTISEMENT Under former general manager Sam Hinkie, the Sixers orchestrated a plan to strip the roster of talent to gobble draft picks that could turn into future rotation players. Accused of tanking, the Sixers went 18-64 in 2014-15 and earned the No. 3 pick. They landed a flop instead of a future star. Okafor not only dropped behind Embiid on the depth chart, but this year was demoted behind Richaun Holmes and Amir Johnson.“It’s not easy to take a guy that was drafted third in the draft, after all the pain and strife that this organization and fan base went through, to just move away,” Colangelo said.Colangelo had no ties to Okafor and there was no secret of his desire to move him. Okafor played in 105 games (81 starts) with the Sixers and averaged 14.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 26.2 minutes while shooting 51.0 percent from the field“I wouldn’t say there’s regrets. I’d say there’s human disappointment,” Brown said. “We went through a lot together while he was here.”The Nets also requested waivers on guard Sean Kilpatrick. Atkinson said he was ready to help the two former first-rounders find success with the rebuilding Nets.“I think they’re coming into a strong locker room,” Atkinson said.“This trade provides us with a good opportunity to bring in two young players who were high picks in recent drafts and give them a chance to succeed in our system,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said.Booker was ready for a fresh start in Philly.“It’s been real Brooklyn . Will always have nothing but love for you. Loved my time in New York!!!” Booker tweeted Thursday night. “Philly what it do ?”The Sixers played the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Nets were in Mexico City for a game against Oklahoma City later Thursday night. Malditas save PH from shutout LATEST STORIES Once a prized piece of The Process, Okafor rapidly fell out of favor with the rise of star center Joel Embiid.“Love you. New beginnings,” Embiid said he texted Okafor. “Good luck. And I made sure to let him know I was going to kick his (rear).”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTeam president Bryan Colangelo said he reached a deal with a team he declined to name to trade Okafor last season until it fell apart at the last minute. That led to an awkward situation where Okafor didn’t even travel with the team during the trade deadline. Okafor led the Sixers in scoring as a rookie with Embiid out with injuries. Okafor played 55 games last season and never really meshed with the franchise center. Okafor started piling up DNP-CDs and those stretched into this season, where the Sixers will chase a playoff berth without him.“He can go play basketball again,” coach Brett Brown said.last_img read more