Dr Mgha Consul and Dr Prasanna Latha discuss two sides of the study on preterm delivery.
Camps were set up at Lalbagh, Siddapura, and Vasanthnagar in Bengaluru south. Meanwhile, at Bengaluru east, there were four camps set up around Cubbon Park.
The study collected data of 4,203 pregnant women during the first wave of the pandemic in various districts of Maharashtra, from March 2020 to January 2021, and analysed it.
Limited access to doctors and drugs has been cited as the major reason for the drop. Even before Covid, only 15% of the people with hypertension had achieved adequate control over their condition.
Even as Odisha had declared itself a leprosy free State in 2006-07, the disease seems to have made a strong comeback with the detection of fresh cases from across districts.
The international team of researchers analysed blood pressure measurements from more than 100 million people aged 30-79 years taken over three decades in 184 countries.
The ASSOCHAM report found some interesting reasons as to why it could be this high in the Telugu States.