Learn More
BACKGROUND India aims to reduce the infant mortality rate (IMR) to below 60 per 1000 live births by 2000. IMR is higher in northern India as compared with south Indian states like Kerala. Any further reduction in IMR needs identification of new strategies. The Ballabgarh project with an IMR of 36 in 1997 can help identify such strategies. OBJECTIVE To see(More)
The prevalence of tobacco use among the school and college going adolescents of Haryana, a state in northern India was studied. 1130 male and 256 female students were given a self administered questionnaire regarding tobacco use. 160 (14.2%) male and 6 (2.3%) female students reported to have smoked at any time in the past. The prevalence of current smoking(More)
India currently has an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 73 and aims to reach 60 per 1000 live births by 2000 A.D. The "at risk" approach which has been traditionally used for Maternal and Child Health services could help to reduce costs. The main objective of the study was to identity socio-demographic "risk factors" at family level for underfive deaths and(More)
India is committed to eradication of poliomyelitis by the year 2000. However, India still reported about 58% of all polio cases documented globally in 1995. India has adopted the World Health Organisation’s recommended strategy of National Immunization Days (that is, Pulse Polio Immunization) from the year 1995. Oral polio vaccine (OPV) was introduced at(More)
BACKGROUND Information on the cost of health services is essential for good planning and management and leads to an efficient use of resources. Very little information on this is available in India. We estimated the distribution of costs incurred on the Primary Health Centre, Chhainsa, Haryana by the type of service provided and their average unit costs. (More)
This study was conducted at a secondary level hospital at Ballabgarth, run by Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. The still birth rate during the study period 1987-1992 was 19.5 per 1,000 births. It showed a sudden decline during these six years probably reflecting the change in the admission policy of the hospital. A(More)
Malaria has re-emerged as a major public health problem in India. At present, under the National guidelines; all fevers are presumed to be due to malaria and chloroquine is given as presumptive treatment. This results in overtreatment. We did a pilot study to see whether some clinical predictors of malaria could be identified in the Indian setting. This(More)
OBJECTIVE To highlight the nephroprotective activity of ethyl acetate extract of dried flowers of Tecoma stans for its protective effects on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicity in albino rats. METHODS For studying acute toxicity study, single oral dose of 5,000 mg ethyl acetate floral extract/kg body weight was administered to albino rats (five females,(More)