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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

In March, 2018, the Union health ministry has revised the guidelines for treating gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Now the guidelines call for a universal screening for GDM in pregnant women. GDM is defined as Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) with onset ..

Antara and Chhaya

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched two new free contraceptives Antara and Chayya in 10 states under Mission ParivarVikas, a central family planning initiative. Antara is injectable contraceptive, effective for three months drug whereas Chayya is contraceptive ..

Karnataka Government launched ‘Mathru Poorna’ scheme for pregnant women

The Karnataka government has launched ‘Mathru Poorna’ scheme to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women in rural areas. Under the programme, pregnant and lactating women in rural areas will get one nutritious meal daily for 25 days ..

Report by FOGSI: ‘Most pregnancy-related deaths occur in transit’

‘Maternal Death Reviews — Implications for Quality of Care,’ (MDR) a review of maternal deaths done by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) in Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts of Rajasthan b/w November 2010 and March 2012 ..