Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’

India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on the health of our youngsters

Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation-building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on […]

‘It’s time to establish Aarogya Swaraj in Maharashtra’

Maharashtra, as the name itself suggests, is ‘Mahan Rashtra’ – a great state. However, despite being the economic engine of India, the poor and needy are devoid of basic medical care. A state with diseased population can never grow, prosper and advance. The dream of Healthy Maharashtra can only be achieved through ‘Aarogya Swaraj’ (आरोग्य स्वराज)

‘It’s time to establish Aarogya Swaraj in Maharashtra’Illnesses bring enormous suffering to the poor, not just physically but also as a huge financial burden. What we should ideally aim at is a Maharashtra that is not dependent on doctors, hospitals and drug companies. The principle of Aarogya Swaraj will lead us to this. Identifying potential risk factors of rampant death and diseases, […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Control rampant spread of diabesity’

The world is reeling under the threat of an epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), with obesity and hypertension well on the way to becoming the worst killers of this century

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Control rampant spread of diabesity’Of all the major health threats, none have challenged the foundation of public health system as the rise of NCDs that are costing human life and depleting the exchequer Let’s just quickly analyse the threat of NCDs from India’s perspective. We are the third most obese nation after the United States of America and China, […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’

Since ancient times, in India, doctors have been treated with respect and, sometimes, even worshipped like gods. Patients have believed, trusted and had enormous confidence in them. The faith has been so strong that the medical profession was regarded as a noble profession, and their work was honoured with recognition

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’However, the situation has changed drastically over the past few years. Over a decade, or so, patients have increasingly started losing faith and trust in doctors. This is a grim reality, which we cannot afford to ignore anymore. We have to accept this bitter truth, and work towards regaining the lost faith of patients. With […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Tackle the problem of childhood obesity on priority’

The world is currently fighting a war against obesity, and India is no exception. One of the biggest health hurdles our country is facing is childhood obesity. If we want to win this battle, we need to act now! As responsible citizens, we need to join in the crusade against junk food to safeguard our next generation. On the occasion of World Obesity Day, My Medical Mantra shares an excerpt from the coffee table book Healthy Maharashtra - A vision document by eminent doctors. He speaks about the threat of childhood obesity and his opinions on it

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Tackle the problem of childhood obesity on priority’Obesity is spreading like an epidemic even in Maharashtra, which also faces an acute problem of malnutrition. There are three aspects to obesity. Adult obesity, which is mainly due to faulty eating patterns and erratic lifestyle. Genetic obesity, which affects around 20-25%. And, lastly, hormonal or metabolism-related obesity. The youth of India is our main […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Medical students should go beyond academics’

I would like to draw your attention to a basic fact that is prevalent across India. We tend to focus all our energies on theoretical education and less on the practical aspect of learning

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Medical students should go beyond academics’Clinical acumen does not figure on the priority list of our undergraduate students, and all the efforts go into cramming to secure high grades. At the Post Graduate level, even the entrance exam focuses more on theory-based education. We need to give medical students a chance to train their minds to think about what’s beyond […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Take burden off medical colleges, focus on building infrastructure’

The bitter truth of our times is India continues to face an acute shortage of doctors. There is a visible gap when it comes to the doctor-patient ratio in Maharashtra too. While consistent efforts are being made by the Union Health Ministry and the Maharashtra government to bridge this, those in the field should also work towards creating a concrete mechanism to support the administration

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Take burden off medical colleges, focus on building infrastructure’Medical education’s prime job is to create doctors. At present, Maharashtra has 51 government and private medical colleges, catering to thousands of people in cities as well as the rural areas. In order to support the healthcare system, we have Ayurveda and Homeopathy colleges as well. The 800-odd colleges in the state are producing thousands […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: Let’s wage a war against junk food right now and win it’

The baton of India’s future is in the hands of our youth. India can prosper only if they are geared up to fire, and for this, we need to build a healthy army. We must unite and fight against the menace of junk food, which is and will continue to ruin the health of generations to come

#HealthyMaharashtra: Let’s wage a war against junk food right now and win it’Junk food is unhealthy, to say the least. It is one of the reasons for the rise in obesity, heart ailments, hypertension and countless other health problems. We use the term ‘health is wealth’, but do we really encourage our children to eat and stay healthy? This is the first question that every parent must […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘This book will help strengthen policies on health,’ states Eknath Shinde

On September 28, My Medical Mantra presented the coffee-table book titled ‘Healthy Maharashtra – A Vision Document by Eminent Doctors’ to Maharashtra’s Health Minister Eknath Shinde and MP Shrikant Shinde. Thr minister appreciated this initiative of My Medical Mantra and stated that the book will help be of reference to policymakers

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘This book will help strengthen policies on health,’ states Eknath ShindeThe book was launched by the hands of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Wednesday, September 18 in Nashik. This book is a compilation of opinions and suggestions of various doctors whose aim is to make Maharashtra a healthy state. My Medical Mantra has been focusing on health-related issues that are of public importance. The organisation has […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Sustained efforts bearing fruits; Maharashtra 3rd on Healthy State Index’

A robust, efficient and accessible public health infrastructure is the chief support system of the healthcare apparatus of every state. Strong healthcare system will pave the way for a vigorous healthcare framework across the state

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Sustained efforts bearing fruits; Maharashtra 3rd on Healthy State Index’Once the mechanism is powerful, it can withstand any pressure. In the past few years, the government has taken serious efforts to build a concrete structure, with the aim to provide health services to all citizens. The NITI AAYOG has recognised our endeavour towards quality and assessable healthcare as well. In its recently released Healthy […]