On October 21, 2020, the 8th Governing Body Meeting of the State Health Society of the National Health Mission (NHM) was held in Chandigarh where Anemia Mukt Bharat (AMB) Index was released which has been topped by Haryana with a score of 46.7 among all the 29 states in the country.
- The meeting was presided over by the Haryana chief secretary, Vijai Vardhan.
-In 2019-20, Haryana achieved 93% of immunization for the first time.
-Haryana is also one of 11 states in the country that have achieved National Health Policy targets well before 2020.
-The institutional deliveries in the state have increased to 93.7% due to 24-hours delivery facilities.
About Anemia Mukt Bharat:
It is an initiative of the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) to reduce the prevalence of anemia all over India.
- Anemia is caused due to iron deficiency. This condition lacks enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body’s tissues thus making the person feel tired and weak.
- Notably, there are 34 National Programmes being run under the National Health Mission (NHM).
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ii.On 4th August 2020, FutureBrand Index 2020 was released, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Oil and Gas Company ranked as the Second Biggest Brand for its recognition associated with its growth, innovative products and customer service after Apple which topped the index.
About Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW):
Union Minister– Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Constituency- Chandni Chowk, Delhi)
Minister of State (MoS)– Ashwini Kumar Choubey