Four labourer buried alive while repairing tunnel in Rajasthan

first_imgFour labourers, repairing a tunnel in Rajasthan’s Sirohi district, died after being buried alive under debris, the police said on Saturday.The victims were trapped under the debris on Friday which fell due to vibrations generated by a poclain machine at the site on Beawar-Pindwara national highway, they said.The family members of the deceased, identified as Devi Singh, 32, Uttam Kumar, 23, Mahendra Kumar Meena, 27, and Mahendra Hiragar, 30, have refused to accept the bodies till they are provided compensation by the private firm which was carrying out the repair work, Sirohi collector Babu Lal Meena said.The bodies have been kept at a mortuary. The State government has announced ex-gratia for the kin of the deceased. A case has been registered against the company and the driver of the poclain machine, the police said.last_img read more

Growth chart

first_imgAlternative NamesHeight and weight chartInformationGrowth charts are used to compare your childs height, weight, and head size against children of the same age.Growth charts can help both you and your health care provider follow your child as he or she grows. These charts may provide an early warning that your child has a medical problem.Growth charts were developed from information gained by measuring and weighing thousands of children. From these numbers, the national average weight and height for each age and gender were established.The lines or curves on growth charts tell how many other children in the United States weigh a certain amount at a certain age. For example, the weight on the 50th percentile line means that half of the children in the United States weigh more than that number and half of the children weigh less.WHAT GROWTH CHARTS MEASUREYour childs health care provider will measure the following during each well-child visit:Weight (measured in ounces and pounds, or grams and kilograms)Height (measured while lying down in children under age 3, and while standing up in children over age 3)Head circumference — a measurement of the head size taken by wrapping a measuring tape around the back of the head above the eyebrowsBeginning at age 2, a childs body mass index (BMI) can be calculated. Height and weight are used to figure out the BMI. A BMI measurement can estimate a childs body fat.Each of your childs measurements is placed on the growth chart. These measurements are then compared with the standard (normal) range for children of the same gender and age. The same chart will be used as your child grows older.advertisementHOW TO UNDERSTAND A GROWTH CHARTMany parents worry if they learn that their childs height, weight, or head size is smaller than those of most other children the same age. They worry about whether their child will do well in school, or be able to keep up in sports.Learning a few important facts can make it easier for parents to understand what different measurements mean:Mistakes in measurement can happen, for example if the baby squirms on the scale.One measurement may not represent the big picture. For example, a toddler may lose weight after a bout of diarrhea, but will likely regain the weight after the illness is gone.Threre is a wide range for what is considered “normal.” Just because your child is in the 15th percentile for weight (meaning 85 out of 100 children weigh more), this number rarely means your child is sick, youre not feeding your child enough, or your breast milk is not enough for your baby.Your childs measurements do not predict whether he or she will be tall, short, fat, or skinny as an adult.Some changes to your childs growth chart may worry your health care provider more than others:When one of your childs measurements stays below the 10th percentile or above the 90th percentile for his or her age.If the head is growing too slowly or too quickly when measured over time.When your childs measurement does not stay close to one line on the graph. For example, a health care provider may worry if a 6-month-old was in the 75th percentile, but then moved to the 25th percentile at 9 months, and dropped even lower at 12 months.Abonormal growth on the growth charts is only a sign of a possible problem. Your doctor will determine whether it is an actual medical problem, or whether your childs growth just needs to be watched carefully.ReferencesKeane V. Assessment of growth. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th Ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011: chap 13.Review Date:1/27/2013Reviewed By:Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Childrens Hospital. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more