International Women’s Day : Mum’s The Word…

The number of institutional deliveries in Rajasthan has increased appreciably during last 10 years but, despite that within one hour of the birth is very low.
From medical reasons to traditional myths and now modern lifestyle, number of factors are depriving in the state from getting their mother’s first secretion which provides initial immunity to them.

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Dismal Data

In Rajasthan, according to National Family and Health  Survey (NFHS) -4 (2015-16), institutional deliveries including public and private facilities are as high as 84 per cent. But around 72 per cent children under the age of 3 years were not breastfed within one hour of birth due to different reasons leaving them vulnerable to or even death. Prior to that, in NFHS-3 (2005-06), institutional delivery in Rajasthan was almost 30 per cent and only 13 per cent of children under the age of 3 years were breastfed within an hour of birth.

Not a Jaadu Ki Ghutti

Experts says that the reason behind contradiction has a lot to do with the state being deeply rooted in culture and complex geographical and economical scenario. “Due to prevalent myth, we see family members pouring drops of honey, water or jaggery into newborn’s mouth. It is popularly known as ghutti. In case of pre-mature delivery or poor physical condition due to ignorance and negligence in care during pregnancy, a number of mothers are unable to breastfeed their newborn. Weak babies, born in such a condition, are also unable to suck,” , Mission Director, said.

Director, reproductive and child health, Dr SM Mittal, while speaking about the gap between institutional deliveries and within an hour of birth said, “It is social and traditional myth, which is largely depriving children from within one hour of birth. We are creating awareness towards this and are hopeful that the figure will improve.”

‘Golden Hour Feeding’

“The first secretion of mother contains high amount of lactogen in carbohydrates which is important for growth of intestines. Mother’s milk also contains immunoglobulin that develops immunity in . The recovery of babies born prematurely is 40 per cent faster if they are given mother’s milk. is beneficial for mother as well because breast feeding brings down possibility of breast cancer and help to get uterus in shape soon.”

Dr Virendra Mittal,Consultant – Paediatrics & Neonatology at Metro MAS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan said.
Apart from within one hour of delivery, according to the latest survey, around 42 per cent children under six months are not exclusively breastfed in the state.

This is one of the reasons why the state has the of 41 against the national IMR of 34 as per the Sample Registration Survey- 2016.

Plans in Pipeline

So, does the state health department has any plan to fix the problem? “To increase is a key component of our state’s strategy to curb and cut IMR. For the purpose, 13 clinics at the mother milk banks in 13 cities have been established. These clinics will create awareness and facilitate , and also train, assist and treat lactating mothers. These clinics will also be helpful for mothers who have a premature delivery, unable to suckle because of cleft lips, retracted nipple, non-formation of milk etc. They will also counsel and train family members of the new mother not to give honey, water, ghutti and the like for first six months,” Devendra Agarwal, adviser to the state for Aanchal Mother’s milk bank project told DNA.

There are more efforts in pipeline. “Five more milk banks will be opened in next two months, which will also have clinics. Apart from these, 25 clinics will come up in next six months in districts with a high delivery load,” Agarwal added.

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International Women’s Day:Women are a symbol of Power

From Sita in Ramayana to Rani Jhansi, does not only celebrate women but also mark their contribution in bringing out the social change along with the awareness. Woman’s are intellectually, mentally and spiritually equivalent to male in every aspect of life and thus can participate in every activity of life.

To mark the importance of women in our society and their contribution, International Women Day is celebrated on 8th March all across the globe. The day is declared as an official holiday in various countries such as China, Armenia, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. On this special day, men’s honor their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc by giving them flowers or small gift as a token of appreciation for their contribution in the society.

Every year the day is celebrated with a specific theme and this year the theme for this day is “Time is Now: Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives”.

This year, the day comes on the point of unrivalled universal movement for women’s right, their equality and justice. It has been observed that rural women are left behind in every aspect of development. So taking this forward, the UN Commission on the status of women, on this International Women Day will draw attention towards the development of rural women as they contribute to quarter of the world population.

The day is not affiliated with any specific group, but brings down the government, women’s organization and corporations together. International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900s with the main aim to achieve full gender equality for all the women across the world. The aim is still there to achieve as the gender pay gap still exists across the globe. According to World Economic Forum, it will still take 100 years before the equality gap between men and women disappears completely.


International Women’s Day in India

The implementation of new governmental project in the favor of women and girl child has lead to increase in the sex ratio of the country. According to the census of 2011 there are 940 females per 1000 males in the country. This change in the census reflects an upward trend from the previous census conducted in the year 2001. In the year 2001, there were 933 females to that of 1000 males. This shows a good sign that we are preventing gender biased sex selective elimination along with we are ensuring survival & protection of the girl child and education and participation of the girl child.

We have seen various improvements in the Indian society in the favor of females till date, and as per the modern Indian Society women are being the star performers and even challenging the males in politics. Their role in building up the family, society development is remarkable. Women’s are now emerging out of their traditional role, understanding there potential and now have started to take up major role in the walks of life.

To mark the day, National carrier Air India has announced that they will be operating flight on the Kolkata-Dimapur-Kolkata route with the entire women cockpit and cabin crew as a part of its celebration on the special occasion of International Women’s Day.

“We all can’t succeed, till the time half of us are held back. It’s high time now, we all should encourage every women out there to compete with the men of our society and thus bring out the change in this male dominating society.”

Metro Group of Hospitals lays special emphasis on women’s health and make sure they keep in the best of their health. Our team of expert gynecologists and advanced infrastructure makes sure the best possible women care.

Free Kidney Disease Screening Camp, to mark World Kidney Day

Free Kidney Disease Screening Camp, to mark World Kidney Day

To mark this World Kidney Day, Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Noida is organizing Free Kidney Disease Screening Camp on Sunday, 11th March ‘18

DO YOU EXPERIENCE?  Swelling in hands or feet  |  A reduced amount of urine  |  Swollen or puffy face  |  Pain in abdomen  |  High Blood Pressure  |  Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting  |  Foamy or bubbly urine  |  Brown, red, or purple urine  | Urine Urgency  |   Dribbling

DO YOU SUFFER FROM? Kidney stones  |  An enlarged prostate  |  Blood clots within your urinary tract  | Damage to the nerves that control your bladder

Don’t delay or ignore, get yourself screened by our Expert Urosciences Team of Doctors in the camp

Free Offerings: Consultation, Random Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure & Weight Monitoring, Serum Creatinine Screening, Urine Routine Test, Physical Examination

Date & Time: Sunday, 11th March ‘18; 10 am – 2 pm

Venue: OPD, Basement, Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Multispeciality Wing, L-94, Sector 11, Noida, UP

Avail 25 % Discount on other in-house investigations*  & Free Privilege Card  (* valid till 31st Mar., ’18)

For more information and registration, Call: +91 99104 92867 / 68

World Hearing Day : Facts about Hearing Loss and Hearing

There are certain disabilities which doesn’t comes into our notice immediately, one such disability is hearing impairment. Globally 360 million people which mean 5% of the world population is living with hearing impairment. In this 360 million people 32 million are children.

In India 6.3% of population suffers from hearing and speech impairment which include 50 lakhs of children among the whole population.

To make people more aware and educate about this problem, 3rd March is being celebrated as World Hearing Day, to make people more aware about the preventive measures on hearing impairment and also to promote ear and hearing care all across the globe. Every year WHO selects a specific theme for the day and this year the theme for the day is “HEAR THE FUTURE.” The main aim of the day is to provide the basic necessities, rehabilitation services and various communication tools and other products to the people who are living up with hearing impairment.

Modern day lifestyle is one of the major reasons leading to hearing impairment. Excessive use of mobile phones, head phones, ear pods, to medications to construction site noise, these all are adding up to growing incidents of hearing problems. According to medical science, 45 years is the expected age for hearing impairment issues but these days the people who are under the age of 30 years are experiencing this problem.

World Hearing Day

As per World Health Organization, in young children, hearing impairment affects the communication process, their social-emotional development, academic outcomes and later on vocational opportunities. It has been observed that hearing impairment cases are on hike in developing countries.

Doctors have categorized deafness into 2 categories such as nerve deafness and conductive deafness. Nerve Deafness is majorly caused are the problems caused during the birth or happens due to noise pollution, whereas Conductive Deafness is generally caused by the various socio-economic factors which includes poor hygiene, lack of treatment, leading to chronic infection and deafness.

People who are living with hearing impairment problem are trapped between silence and social stigma. They find it quite difficult to compete with normal people when it comes to education, employment, when it’s about socializing with other people, etc.

Eventually the world has it equal share of individuals who have won the battle of disability and has come up with a victory. One of the great and known inventors, Thomas Alva Edison, lost his hearing sense but took it as an advantage as it increases his concentration power. Marlee Matlin a famous deaf actor who won Oscar award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie – Children of a Lesser God. In India, badminton player Rajeev Bagga, who has won 12 gold medals in Deaflympic and the story of achievement by deaf people, goes on.

So, on this World Hearing Day, let’s take a step ahead to stand with the people who are living with hearing impairment disorder, and make them believe that they are no different from us.

Metro Group of Hospitals is committed towards empowering people with hearing related education and top-of-the line specialists and technology for the screening and treatment of hearing impairment patients.


Free Fertility Screening Camp

Sometimes we need to do more than just keeping the fingers crossed. Get yourself screened and live the dream of having your own baby.
To mark the launch of Metro India IVF Clinic at Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute, Noida, we are organizing a free fertility screening camp. The following are the details:
Date: Sunday, 18th February, 2018
Timing: 10 am – 2 pm
Venue: 2nd Floor, Metro India IVF Clinic, Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Metro Multispeciality Wing, L-94, Sector 11, Noida, UP
Free Offerings
– Consultation with Senior IVF Specialist, Dr. Richika Sahay Shukla (Formerly at AIIMS & Sir Gangaram Hospital)
– Ultrasound Pelvis
Special Discounts*
10% Discount on packages and procedures
25% Discount on Prescribed Investigations
Fertility Screening Packages*
Special Price: Rs. 1,900 (Normal Price Rs. 3,500)
 Inclusions: Sperm Analysis, Serum AMH Egg Reserve, Ultrasound Pelvis
Valid till 28th Feb, 2018
For more information and registration, kindly call on +91 98701 08418, +91 99104 92867. Email:

Free Cancer Screening Camp & Cancer Awareness Talk

To mark World Cancer Day, February 4, Metro Hospital & Cancer Institute, Preet Vihar is organizing 4 day long screening and awareness camp from 1st February to 4th February, 2018.The following are the details:

Thursday 1st Feb to Sunday 4th Feb, 2018 (9am to 1pm)
Free Services: Consultation by Senior Oncologist, Mammography Screening.

Thursday 1st Feb to Sunday 4th Feb, 2018 (11am onwards)
Everyday cancer awareness talk by senior cancer experts.

VENUE: OPD, Metro Hospital & Cancer Institute, 21, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, New Delhi

1. For Females: Pap Smear, Mammography, B/L Breast Examination, Ultrasound, X-Ray Chest PA View, USG Abdomen & Pelvis, RBS, Clinical Breast Examination, Consultation for diet and exercise counseling.
Special Price: Rs. 2,500 (Regular Price: Rs. 5,020)

2. For Male: PSA, X-Ray Chest PA View, ENT Examination – I/L and Oral Cavity Check-Up, RBS, De-addiction counseling and Clinical Examination, Ultrasound Abdomen & Pelvis.
Special Price: Rs. 2,000 (Regular Price: Rs. 4,030)

For more information and registration: +91 88001 97020, +91 11 4928 6666; Email:

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World Thyroid Awareness Month :Know the disease and treat it early

January- the beginning of the New Year, the month of new beginnings, the month for changes, with new resolutions either to hit the gym or get in shape or to leave/adopt a good habit for the rest of the year. The month of January is also dedicated as Thyroid Awareness month. It’s that time of the year when the thyroid glands get the much needed limelight. The following article will provide an excellent opportunity to read about this small gland as this small gland is an important part of our health.

Thyroid 101:

Thyroid glands are the small in size and thus are the part of the endocrine system. The glands are located at the base of the neck. These small glands have a major role to play and nobody can dispute that! The major tasks performed by these glands are: relegation of body metabolism, body temperature, cognitive functions, digestion and much more. To cut it short, thyroid effects the entire body and we can definitely feel the effect if it’s not working properly.


Thyroid in India:

In India, nearly every third person is suffering from one or other kind of thyroid. According to survey, it has been observed that this disorder is majorly seen in females resulting in weight gain and hormonal imbalance.

Through the common statistics data, it has been observed that males have up to 8 times less chance of developing this disorder as compared to that of females.

Thyroid Problems:

One of the most common thyroid type is hypothyroidism, under this condition the thyroid glands is in the sub-optimal state and thus doesn’t produce enough of thyroid hormones which is required for the proper functioning of body. There are various other conditions that come under thyroid. They are:

  • Hyperthyroidism (when the thyroid glands are in an over active state)
  • Goiter (enlargement of thyroid glands)
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s disease (autoimmune disease)

Dysfunction Symptoms:

There are more than 300 symptoms which indicate the thyroid dysfunction. But the most common are listed below:

  • Cold hands and feet (Hypothyroidism)
  • Skin dryness (Hypothyroidism)
  • Sudden weight gain (Hypothyroidism)
  • Sudden weight loss (Hyperthyroidism)
  • Vision issues (Graves’ disease)
  • Finding it difficult in swallowing (Goiter/ thyroid nodules)
  • Loose bowels or diarrhea (Hyperthyroidism)

Diagnosis of Thyroid:

There are misconceptions regarding to the diagnosis of thyroid. It is believed that Thyroid Stimulating Hormone test (TSH) is one of the best ways to diagnose the disorder. This is a myth because TSH doesn’t even test the thyroid. This test is use to check the level of pituitary glands.

The best methods for the diagnosis of thyroid are the following blood tests:

  • Free T4
  • Free T3
  • RT3 (Reverse T3)
  • TSH
  • Anti-thyroid peroxide antibody (anti-tpo antibody)
  • Sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG)

Treatment for Thyroid:

Thyroid disease can be treated by medications and by surgery also, depending upon the severity and type of the thyroid.

Oral medications are given to replace the missing thyroid hormone or to complete the scarcity of the hormone in the body. Thyroid surgery is done in case of larger goiter and thyroid cancer. Apart from these two methods radioactive ablation is given to patients who help in destroying the thyroid tissues.

So this new year let’s make one more resolution of keeping ourselves healthy by getting regularly checked for disease. If you have any of the listed symptoms and suspect yourself suffering from this disorder, kindly consult our expert physicians Dr. Saibal Chakravorty and Dr. Sanjay Sanadhaya at Metro Group of Hospitals (Best Hospital in India) by booking an appointment on +919910492867 or email –