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Uttar Pradesh

Children once again

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012

A thin green coating

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2012
There is a buzz about green buildings. Town planners are wooing developers with generous offers so that they construct structures that consume less power, water and material. Cities like Noida in Uttar Pradesh and Pimpri-Chinchwad in Maharashtra where construction industry is booming due to proximity to mega cities are taking the lead by offering extra built-up areas and financial benefits. But there is no check in place to measure the performance of these green buildings. Analysts say developers are taking advantage of such laxity to pocket the incentives.

Vaccine woes continue

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2012
For long, India’s vaccination programme had six vaccines for tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, whooping cough, tetanus, polio and measles. The vaccines were cheap and protected children adequately. But in the last decade, the country has been under tremendous pressure from the pharmaceutical industry to include a variety of expensive vaccines in its immunisation programme.

Time for course correction

Issue Date: Mar 7, 2012
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee will be rewriting the budget from today. This became clear late in the afternoon yesterday when state elections results were declared and the Congress party was routed in three of the five states that went to polls.

Matter of life and death

The two story building of community health centre in Malhipur in Jamunaha block in Shravasti district in Uttar Pradesh has separate rooms for doctors of every speciality. But all are locked due to the lack of staff. The Community Health Centre is run by only two general physicians. There is no staff nurse Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)

Matter of life and death

A five month old boy is being given fluids through drip needles to subside excessive diarrhoea inside a small two-bedded ward having tattered mattresses and dirty floor with syringes strewn all over. It is the only ward open for public now in the Malhipur Community Health Centre in Jamunaha block in Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh. The hospital has no sweeper to keep it clean Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)

Matter of life and death

The broken building of additional Public Health Centre in the Jalalpur village in Sareela blocks in Hamirpur in Uttar Pradesh. No admission and deliveries can be conducted inside the crumbling building Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)

Matter of life and death

The warmer (corner right) lying unused in the labour room in community health centre in Sirsia block in Uttar Pradesh because there is no staff to operate it. The new born infants are kept below the 200 watt bulb (seen besides the warmer) to prevent hypothermia Photo by: Ankur Paliwal Read more: Cradles of hope (Cover Story) Read more: What ails Bundi? (Reporter's Diary) Read more: Children of a lesser god (Reporter's Diary)
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