Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention

Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention

Here is a quick lowdown on West Bengal’s performance on vital health parameters and how the state’s healthcare has been able to perform well on some indicators and faces challenges across others
Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs AttentionAnaemia continues to remain a massive challenge for the West Bengal

New Delhi: In July 2017 Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee announced her resolution to reduce under-nutrition and anaemia amongst women and children in a targeted manner by 2020. For this, the state of West Bengal launched a state-level nutrition mission. According to the fourth and latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS 4), the state was indeed able to achieve some reduction in malnutrition and improvement in child healthcare. However, anaemia continues to remain a massive challenge as more than 50 per cent of children under five years of age and more than 60 per cent of women in the childbearing age group are still anaemic. In a bid to increase the healthcare for new mothers and babies, the state government proposed setting up of 13 Mother and Child Hubs in the state budget of the current year. The aim of these hubs is to ensure quantitative and qualitative improvement in maternal and child health services at hospitals where the number of patients is high.

Also Read: Malnutrition In India: Has This Decade Laid Down A Blueprint For A Malnutrition-Free India?

Here are some of the major health indicators that show the achievements of the state and the challenges facing it:

    • Decline In Infant Mortality Rate Reflects Improved State of West Bengal’s Healthcare Facilities For Children: The infant mortality rate (IMR) in West Bengal in NFHS-4 (2015-16) is estimated at 28 deaths per 1,000 live births before the age of one year. This is a decline of almost 42 per cent from the NFHS-3 (2005-06) estimate of 48 deaths per 1,000 live births. The state has outperformed the country in terms of IMR as the national figure stands at 41 deaths per 1,000 live births, as per NFHS-4. The report shows that boys have a higher mortality rate than girls during the neonatal period or the first 28 days of life, and during the post-neonatal period (ages 1-11 months), girls have a slightly higher mortality rate than boys. IMR in rural areas is double (32) than that in the urban areas (16). While presenting the state budget for 2019-20, Amit Mitra, minister-in-charge of Finance Department under the Government of West Bengal announced that the IMR of the state has further reduced to 25 per 1,000 live births in 2018-19.
      Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention
      Infant Mortality Rate in West Bengal has decreased over the years
    • West Bengal Outperformed The Nation In Reducing Under Five Child Mortality Rate: According to NFHS-4, the Under Five Child Mortality Rate (U5CMR) was 32 in 2015-16 which declined by almost half from U5CMR of 60 in NFHS-3. In terms of U5CMR, the state has outperformed the country that stands at 50 in NFHS-4. However, it is important to note that U5CMR in rural areas of the state is more than double (38) of that in the urban areas (16).
      Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention
      Under fiver mortality rate in West Bengal has almost reduced to half
    • About One-Third Of West Bengal’s Children Are Malnourished: Children’s nutritional status in West Bengal has improved since 2005-2006 by only some measures. NFHS-4 reports that about 32. 5 per cent of children under the age of five in the state are stunted or too short for their age. There has been a decline of about 12.1 per cent in the prevalence of stunting which was about 45 in the NFHS-3. However, more than 20 per cent of the total children in the state are wasted, or too thin for their height, which may result from inadequate food intake or a recent illness-causing weight loss. There has been an increase from 17 per cent in 2005-06 to 20 per cent in 2015-16 in the prevalence of wasting in the state. About 32 per cent children in the state were underweight in 2015-16 which was 38.7 per cent in 2005-06.In a bid to tackle malnutrition in the state, the government of West Bengal has joined hand with UNICEF recently and has set a five-step agenda which aims on empowering families and building a healthy food environment to fight the aforementioned triple burden of malnutrition along with various vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
      Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention
      While stunting and underweight problem among children has reduced in West Bengal, an upward trend was recorded in wasting

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    • High Prevalence Of Anaemia Among Women And Children: Anaemia is a condition that is marked by low levels of haemoglobin in the blood. This blood disorder is a major health problem in West Bengal, especially among women and children. Among children between the ages of 6 and 59 months, more than half (54.2 per cent) are anaemic, finds NFHS-4.
      Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention
      More than 50 per cent of children in West Bengal are anaemic

The survey also reports that about 63 per cent of women in West Bengal have anaemia. The report finds that Anaemia is particularly high for women who are breastfeeding. As per NFHS-4, anaemia among women has decreased marginally (by 1 percentage point) since NFHS-3.

Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention
Anaemia in women is a major concern in West Bengal
    • The State Contributes About 17 Per Cent To The Total Diarrhoeal Cases In India in 2017: According to National Health Profile (NHP) 2019 report developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India, cases of Diarrhoeal disease in 2018 were 22.5 Lakh which increased by about 6.4 per cent from 21.15 Lakh in 2017. Out of the total cases of Diarrhoea in India in 2018 which was almost 1.3 crore (1,31,94,775), West Bengal contributed to about 17.06 per cent. The deaths caused by Diarrhoea also increased from 129 in 2017 to 167 in 2018 which is worse than all the state and union territories of India except Assam and Uttar Pradesh where the number Diarrhoeal deaths count to 439 and 229 respectively in 2018. On the occasion of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Day on July 29 this year, CM Banerjee acknowledged on social media that acute diarrhoeal diseases are one of the leading causes of mortality in infants in West Bengal.
      Swasth Report Of West Bengal: Anaemia In Women And Children Needs Attention
      There has been a decline in the number of cases of Diarrhoea in West Bengal

Note: For the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 4, information for West Bengal was gathered from a sample of over 15,327 households, which covered 17,668 women, and 2,402 men. In NFH-3, information was collected from 5,992 households including 6,794 women and 2,669 men.

Also Read: West Bengal Government And UNICEF Set A Five Step Agenda To Fight Malnutrition In The State

World

3,18,73,698Cases
89,20,499Active
2,19,76,907Recovered
9,76,292Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 3,18,73,698 and 9,76,292 have died; 89,20,499 are active cases and 2,19,76,907 have recovered as on September 24, 2020 at 3:38 am.

India

57,32,518 86508Cases
9,66,382 -1995Active
46,74,987 87374Recovered
91,149 1129Deaths
In India, there are 57,32,518 confirmed cases including 91,149 deaths. The number of active cases is 9,66,382 and 46,74,987 have recovered as on September 24, 2020 at 2:30 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola757
Aurangabad1974
Dhule228
Jalgaon1039
Mumbai45478
Mumbai Suburban5363
Nagpur692
Nashik1575
Palghar1421
Pune9920
Satara629
Solapur1291
Thane13660
Yavatmal150
Ahmednagar190
Amravati291
Beed54
Bhandara41
Buldhana88
Chandrapur32
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Kolhapur646
Latur139
Nanded176
Nandurbar42
Parbhani78
Raigad1462
Ratnagiri350
Sangli145
Gadchiroli42
gondia69
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Wardha11
Washim13

1263799 21029

273883 1074

956030 19476

33886 479

DistrictCases
Chittoor319
Guntur511
Krishna557
Kurnool795
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Prakasam104
Srikakulam183
Visakhapatnam103
West Godavari199
Y.S.R.205
Vizianagaram23

646530 7228

70357

570667 8291

5506 45

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural40
Bengaluru Urban529
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Ballari60
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Chikkaballapura149
Dakshina Kannada179
Dharwad61
Gadag45
Kalaburagi669
Mandya346
Tumakuru36
Uttara Kannada95
Vijayapura201
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Davangere204
Hassan205
Haveri24
Kodagu4
Kolar29
Koppal5
Raichur369
Ramanagara3
Shivamogga67
Udupi1176
Yadgir538

540847 6997

94671 1499

437910 5460

8266 38

DistrictCases
North Goa57
South Goa69

29879 536

5646 133

23857 395

376 8

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu1314
Chennai23324
Kanchipuram503
Madurai322
Namakkal83
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Thiruvallur774
Thiruvarur67
Tiruppur116
Vellore71
Virudhunagar185
Ariyalur444
Coimbatore188
Cuddalore477
Dharmapuri15
Dindigul175
Erode75
Kallakurichi324
Kanniyakumari110
Karur88
Nagapattinam99
Perambalur133
Pudukkottai53
Ramanathapuram119
Salem258
Sivaganga46
Tenkasi103
The Nilgiris17
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Tirunelveli433
Tirupathur45
Tiruvannamalai496
Tuticorin333
Villupuram509
Krishnagiri43

557999 5325

46249

502740 5363

9010 63

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kottayam73
Alappuzha76
Idukki40
Kasaragod333
Kollam118
Kozhikode90
Malappuram119
Palakkad224
Pathanamthitta98
Thiruvananthapuram104
Thrissur106
Ernakulam60
Wayanad36

148132 5376

42858 2405

104682 2951

592 20

DistrictCases
Raipur46
Korba100
Balod41
Baloda Bazar85
Balrampur17
Bastar2
Bemetara21
Bijapur2
Bilaspur100
Dantewada0
Dhamtari6
Durg31
Gariyaband10
Janjgir-Champa56
Jashpur77
Kabirdham52
Kanker19
Kondagaon0
Korea39
Mahasamund54
Mungeli87
Narayanpur0
Raigarh47
Rajnandgaon52
Sukma0
Surajpur9
Surguja14

93351 2434

35850

56773 4772

728 10

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2475
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Vikarabad40
Warangal Urban32
Adilabad22
Jagitial77
Jangoan8
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Kamareddy11
Karimnagar17
Khammam26
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Mahabubnagar30
Mancherial43
Medak11
Nalgonda33
Narayanpet3
Nirmal21
Nizamabad76
RajannaSircilla16
Sangareddy26
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Mahabubabad10
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool8
Peddapalli5
Siddipet7
Wanaparthy1
Warangal Rural4
YadadriBhuvanagiri40

179246 2176

30037 164

148139 2004

1070 8

DistrictCases
Baleshwar190
Bhadrak137
Jajapur322
Dhenkanal36
Kalahandi33
Kendrapara164
Khordha238
Koraput16
Sundargarh102
Anugul26
Balangir129
Bargarh16
Boudh34
Cuttack155
Deogarh33
Gajapati61
Ganjam581
Jagatsinghapur91
Jharsuguda8
Kandhamal28
Kendujhar34
Malkangiri20
Mayurbhanj73
Nabarangpur2
Nayagarh86
Nuapada69
Puri103
Rayagada2
Sambalpur16
Sonepur29

192548 4237

34547 170

157265 4052

736 15

DistrictCases
Barwani60
Bhopal1880
Dewas140
Dhar132
East Nimar266
Gwalior211
Indore3839
Jabalpur276
Ujjain799
Agar Malwa15
Alirajpur3
Betul35
Burhanpur351
Chhindwara16
Dindori29
Harda4
Hoshangabad37
Khargone196
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Raisen71
Ratlam51
Sagar228
Shajapur39
Shandol14
Sheopur26
Tikamgarh18
Vidisha37
Anuppur22
Ashoknagar13
Balaghat9
Bhind87
Chhatarpur35
Damoh26
Datia12
Guna8
Jhabua14
Katni3
Mandla15
Narsinghpur17
Neemuch319
Niwari0
Panna20
Rajgarh31
Rewa39
Satna24
Sehore12
Seoni2
Shivpuri15
Sidhi17
Singrauli13
Umaria10

113057 2346

22812 166

88168 2138

2077 42

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17125
Anand107
Arvalli134
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Gandhinagar410
PanchMahals107
Surat2311
Vadodara1555
Bharuch56
Botad55
Chhotaudepur37
Dang5
Dohad43
GirSomnath45
Jamnagar63
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Mahesana159
Mahisagar125
Narmada25
Naysari35
Patan105
Rajkot135
SabarKantha101
Surendranagar55
Tapi6
Valsad47
Amreli16
DevbhumiDwarka22
Junagadh31
Morbi4
Porbandar11

127379 1372

16438 68

107574 1289

3367 15

DistrictCases
Ajmer379
Banswara91
Bharatpur563
Jaipur2177
Jhalawar329
Jodhpur1748
Kota503
Nagaur500
Alwar90
Barmer34
Bhilwara250
Bikaner112
Chittorgarh188
Churu81
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Dungarpur374
Hanumangarh31
Jaisalmer53
Jhunjhunu64
Karauli17
Pali352
Rajsamand140
SawaiMadhopur26
Sikar231
Tonk171
Udaipur724
Baran59
Bundi5
Ganganagar8
Jalore164
Pratapgarh14
Sirohi130

120739 1946

18992 378

100365 1553

1382 15

DistrictCases
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Ambala93
Bhiwani60
CharkiDadri43
Fatehabad38
Gurugram2950
Hisar98
Jhajjar114
Jind38
Kaithal48
Karnal104
Kurukshetra55
Nuh68
Palwal120
Panchkula39
Panipat78
Rohtak145
Sirsa50
Yamunanagar19
Mahendragarh47
Rewari56

116856 1986

19276

96347 2571

1233 27

DistrictCases
Agra933
Aligarh215
Amroha80
Bareilly17
Bijnor157
Bulandshahr166
Firozabad190
Gautam Buddha Nagar1119
Kanpur Nagar286
Lucknow386
Mathura129
Meerut504
Moradabad252
Muzaffarnagar117
Rae Bareli78
Rampur203
Saharanpur298
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Varanasi243
Auraiya37
Ayodhya120
Azamgarh138
Baghpat68
Bahraich73
Balrampur49
Banda27
Basti214
Bhadohi60
Budaun23
Etah52
Etawah46
Ghaziabad794
Ghazipur159
Gonda59
Gorakhpur166
Hapur225
Hardoi49
Jalaun41
Jaunpur194
Jhansi41
Kannauj69
Kasganj16
Kaushambi6
Mainpuri46
Mau48
Mirzapur22
Pilibhit15
Pratapgarh15
Prayagraj30
Sambhal116
Shamli40
Shravasti23
Sitapur32
Sultanpur97
Unnao42
Ambedkar Nagar92
Amethi206
Ballia60
Barabanki168
Chandauli38
Chitrakoot4
Deoria143
Farrukhabad36
Fatehpur3
Hamirpur3
Hathras43
Kanpur Dehat4
Kheri72
Kushi Nagar67
Lalitpur3
Maharajganj85
Mahoba3
Shahjahanpur25
Siddharth Nagar159
Sonbhadra10

369686 5143

61698

302689 6506

5299 87

DistrictCases
Central4817
East2472
New Delhi3405
North3059
North East1914
North West5463
Shahdara1580
South2329
South East2446
South West2391
West4768

256789 3714

30836

220866 4465

5087 36

DistrictCases
Dhubri30
Goalpara19
Marigaon50
Baksa14
Barpeta28
Biswanath16
Bongaigaon12
Cachar80
Charaideo29
Chirang6
Darrang20
Dhemaji47
Dibrugarh61
Dima Hasao86
Golaghat203
Hailakandi57
Hojai89
Jorhat24
Kamrup42
Kamrup Metro276
KarbiAnglong13
Karimganj85
Kokrajhar37
Lakhimpur57
Majuli2
Nagaon143
Nalbari23
Sivasagar20
Sonitpur27
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia84
Udalguri28
West KarbiAnglong5

163491 2098

30182 325

132712 1762

597 11

DistrictCases
East District3
North District0
South District3
West District0

2628 34

575 19

2023 14

30 1

DistrictCases
Buxar134
Gaya115
Munger188
Patna279
Rohtas256
Arwal52
Aurangabad75
Banka134
Begusarai243
Bhagalpur266
Bhojpur103
Darbhanga143
Gopalganj123
Jehanabad178
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Lakhisarai72
Madhepura82
Madhubani199
Nalanda123
Nawada122
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Saran101
Siwan139
Vaishali87
Araria68
Jamui47
Katihar175
Khagaria253
Kishanganj75
Muzaffarpur96
Pashchim Champaran57
Saharsa88
Samastipur139
Sheikhpura118
Sheohar20
Sitamarhi73
Supaul87

172854 1599

12958 30

159022 1568

874 1

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North1031
24 Paraganas South281
Darjeeling97
Howrah1435
Jalpaiguri88
Kalimpong18
Kolkata2777
Maldah235
Medinipur East153
Medinipur West159
Hooghly604
Murshidabad125
Nadia139
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purba Bardhaman130
Alipurduar39
Bankura116
Birbhum206
Coochbehar210
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Dinajpur Uttar216
Jhargram9
Purulia66

234673 3189

25101 130

205028 2998

4544 61

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

3712 21

166 6

3494 15

52

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

24227 543

4853 96

18893 439

481 8

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang31
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang1
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit3
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai2
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare8
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang1
Tirap0
Upper Siang1
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang1

8133 289

2216 164

5903 125

14

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Kiphire3
Kohima7
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon8
Peren2
Phek1
Tuensang3
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

5671 67

1119 47

4536 19

16 1

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

2962 18

205 7

2755 11

2

DistrictCases
Ranchi148
Bokaro16
Deoghar5
Dhanbad32
Garhwa80
Giridih19
Hazaribagh110
Jamtara2
Koderma58
Simdega48
Chatra1
Dumka5
East Singhbum170
Godda2
Gumla28
Khunti10
Latehar14
Lohardaga8
Pakur4
Palamu27
Ramgarh75
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan20
West Singhbhum21

75089 1141

12882

61559 1532

648 7

DistrictCases
Gomati74
North Tripura14
Dhalai196
Khowai24
Sepahijala174
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45

23789 451

6551

16978 492

260 7

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

3933 46

1038 10

2844 35

51 1

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Bandipora175
Shopian255
Srinagar300
Baramulla271
Budgam110
Ganderbal37
Jammu138
Kathua53
Kulgam295
Kupwara231
Rajouri39
Ramban151
Reasi26
Samba25
Udhampur155
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda27
Kishtwar10
Poonch35
Pulwama108

67510 1249

19918

46530 2796

1062 20

DistrictCases
Chamba29
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Sirmaur11
Solan32
Una41
Bilaspur21
Kinnaur2
Kullu4
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi21
Shimla10

13049 280

3950

8959 448

140 6

DistrictCases
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Patiala132
Amritsar485
Barnala25
Faridkot74
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Moga65
Pathankot86
S.A.S Nagar137
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Tarn Taran163
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Rupnagar (Ropar)74

103464 2123

21230

79244 2117

2990 64

DistrictCases
Haridwar94
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Almora71
Bageshwar31
Chamoli36
Champawat45
PauriGarhwal36
Pithoragarh43
Rudraprayag30
Tehri Garhwal110
Udam Singh Nagar83
Uttar Kashi24

43720 1069

11867 36

31324 1016

529 17

DistrictCases
Bishnupur7
Chandel5
Churachandpur32
Imphal East10
Imphal West21
Jiribam3
Kakching2
Kamjong5
Kangpokpi26
Noney1
Pherzawl3
Senapati6
Tamenglong2
Tengnoupal9
Thoubal18
Ukhrul4

9376 96

2206

7108 221

62 2

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

10726 180

2537

8049 255

140 10

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills4
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills5
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1

4961 170

2060 13

2859 153

42 4

DistrictCases
Aizawl10
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib11
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Mamit8
Saiha0
Saitual1
Serchhip0

1713

618

1095 72

0

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

0

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