Free Press Journal
  • PM Modi interacts with Anganwadi workers, says govt will work towards reducing cases of anemia

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for anemia-free India and emphasised the need to expedite the pace of reduction in anemia cases by three times every year, instead of current 1 per cent.”Anemia is a very big problem. A lot of people in the country are victims of anemia. This disease is caused by lack of elements like iodine and iron. Although the use of iodised salt has increased

  • Mumbai: Denied bonus by MBMC, it was black Diwali for 130 ASHA workers

    Bhayandar: It was a black Diwali for 130 Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), the female volunteers or link workers, who are with the health department of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). They have been working for the past 12 years for a measly Rs 700 per month but in 2014, they received a 500% hike in the pay structure and started getting a monthly honorarium of Rs 3,500.

  • Bhopal Organ Donation Society: Organ donation needs to be promoted

    Bhopal: A workshop was organised at Samarpan Kendra of JP hospital by Bhopal Organ Donation Society on Friday where MP Alok Sanjar, Collector Nishant Warwade, CMHO Dr Veena Sinha, members of National Organ Donation Society, Aanganwadi workers and ASHA workers were present. The workshop was organised to promote eyes, skin and organ donation.

  • Australia asylum baby set to be returned to Nauru: minister

    Sydney: Australia today said an asylum-seeker baby doctors had refused to discharge from hospital is expected to be returned to a remote Pacific detention camp, as a deterrent to people-smugglers.

  • Bus hits loading vehicle, 13 hurt

    Indore : At least 13 persons were injured when a speeding bus hit their loading vehicle near Tower Square on Wednesday. The errant bus driver managed to flee from the scene after the incident. Passers-by informed the police and sent the injured to the hospital with the help of 108 Ambulance.

  • 130 workers trained to identify farmers with depression

    Mumbai :  The state has trained around 130 medical officers and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers for identifying farmers with depression and providing timely treatment at civic hospitals in 14 districts. Further, the mental health helpline — 104 — has received 6,000 calls so far with people from all walks of life reporting anxiety or depression.

  • ‘Population control will lead country on path of development’

    BEGUMGANJ : Population check fortnight programme is being observed in the town. District chief medical and health officer Dr Shashi Thakur addressing the woman health workers, anganwadi activists, ASHA and USHA activists warned that increment will be stopped and even service could be terminated of those who will not achieve target of family welfare programme.