Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for free

Dr Nishant Kumar shall conduct free eye-screening and sugar-testing camp - Eyebetes, for the devotees standing in long queues at Siddhi Vinayak Temple. In 2016, a camp was set at the Lalbaug Raja Ganpati Mandal, where around 15,000 people got their eye scanned for free. This noble campaign has already garnered a positive response from the masses and renowned celebrities

Mumbai doc to test eye, sugar of Ganesh devotees for freeThe festival season is about to arrive and many households will welcome the little ‘Bappa’ to their home. A city-based doctor is trying his bit of creating awareness and is conducting a free eye-screening for the devotees standing in the long queues outside the Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Dadar, starting from Friday August 25 to September 3. Dr […]

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare conclave hosted a session on insurance and last mile challenges in insurance like coverage offered, procedural issues related to maintenance. As per the experts, the innovations such as insurance must be made hugely available and affordable

‘Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all’Life insurance is the need of the hour. How much we take care of our health, with a change in time and technology and the environment, lifestyle diseases can wreak havoc in our life unexpectedly. Chances of life threatening diseases have also increased by leaps and bounds. Thus, we need a protective circle that protects […]

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has raised worrisome questions at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday. He was addressing experts and panellists present at the CII healthcare conclave event

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’There have been a lot of talks about health these days. However during a speech in CII on Wednesday, August 23, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest Department, Government of Maharashtra said, “Healthcare cannot be left behind. I have tied up with KPMG India for creating a model district in Chandrapur and Sindhudurg.” […]

Study reveals why most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safely

The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to place babies on their backs when putting them to sleep since 1994. Placing babies on their backs before they go to sleep reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, an unexplained fatal condition also known as SIDS, as well as other sleep-related infant deaths like suffocation

Study reveals why most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safelyDespite a 23-year campaign urging that babies be put to bed on their backs, only 43.7 per cent of US mothers report that they both intend to use this method and actually do so all the time, according to a new study. The Safe to Sleep campaign has been telling both caregivers and parents to […]

PPP will help in strengthening the healthcare sector, say experts

Public Private Partnership or PPP as it is usually called is a widely discussed topic these days. The CII 2017 had a special discussion for the same. The doctors feel though PPP has made the access to the field more that a lot more can be done if the private sector is willing to help. The best way, they feel, is through various projects like the recent one on Tuberculosis

PPP will help in strengthening the healthcare sector, say expertsPublic Private Partnership or PPP as it is usually called is a widely discussed topic these days. It plays a very significant role in increasing the access for quality healthcare by making it readily available. Understanding its feature, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has conducted a special discussion on PPP on Wednesday. One of eminent […]

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme

Yearly, thousands of people succumb to road accidents. In order to save these precious lives, the Maharashtra government is set to launch ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’. The policy aims to provide treatment to the accident victim within the golden hour

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance schemeWith the implementation of the ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’, the state government wants to assure that, no victim is denied treatment in the hospital’s due to non-availability of funds, immediately after the accident occurs. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, spoke about the state’s new policy at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare […]

Clinic on wheels: A first-of-its-kind mobile clinic for senior citizens

The clinic on wheels is set to provide free OPD services and medical consultation to all senior citizens. It will remain on-call from 7 am to 7 pm for six days in a week

Clinic on wheels: A first-of-its-kind mobile clinic  for senior citizensThe clinic on wheels is set to provide free OPD services and medical consultation to all senior citizens. It will remain on-call from 7 am to 7 pm for six days in a week. Services provided at this clinic include ECG check, random blood sugar check and blood pressure check. Clinic on Wheels’ was launched […]

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabulary

Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. The findings provide more evidence that to engage our minds, we should move our bodies

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabularyIn recent years, a wealth of studies in both animals and people have shown that we learn differently if we also exercise. Lab rodents given access to running wheels create and maintain memories better than animals that are sedentary, for instance. And students consistently perform better on academic tests if they participate in some kind […]

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak Sawant

With drop in female sex ratio in the state, the state government’s health department held an urgent review meeting regarding the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak SawantIn one of the few important decisions taken at the meeting, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said every district in the state will have a special officer to monitor PCPDNT cases. While the female sex ratio in the state in 2015 was 960, it has fallen sharply to 899 in 2016. The areas, […]