Health – Odisha Watch


Child Mortality in Odisha and India

Authored by Dr Saheb Sahu, FAAP, MPH. Definition of Terms Neonatal Mortality Rate – Number of deaths of children under 28 days of life per 1,000 live births. Infant Mortality…

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Preventive Healthcare_Introduction

Many diseases can be prevented. Most current health care systems are based on treating acute problems. Testing, diagnosing, relieving symptoms and expecting cures are hallmarks of current healthcare.  The present…

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Stunted Growth in Children_Dr Saheb Sahu

‘We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, rejecting the foundation of life. Many of the things we need can wait….

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Saket urges CM to establish nursing school in Bargarh

Youth leader Saket Sreebhushan Sahu in a letter to Chief Minister Sri Naven Pattnaik has demanded to establish nursing school in Bargarh. The noted social activist from Bargarh has explained…

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What You Should Know About Sickle Cell Disease

What Is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round and they move through small blood…

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Child and healthcare need to develop a new perspective to tackle malnutrition

It is good to know that the national nutrition week is being celebrated all over the country. It is all the more important for Odisha as the state is grappling…

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Fifty Five blood banks running without license in the state

RTI activist Ashis Khaitan of Kantabanji district Balangir filed an RTI to know how the Health Department of the State government is working and how much concern it is about…

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Balangir CDMO locked in room by Right To Fight members

The town medical of Kantabanji of Balangir district is running with mismanagement since long time. Time to time protest has been staged by the civil bodies demanding for the proper…

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Pregnant woman walk and crossed river to reach hospital

Landuketa village under word number 3 of Baliguda NAC is cut off from the rest of the world.  The area has created trouble for the local administrators to provide drinking…

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Vector borne diseases on the rise

It is alarming that incidences of vector borne diseases like Malaria and Dengue in the state is on the rise despite efforts by the government to control it. Malaria incidences…

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