#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year

Mumbai recorded fewer cases of leptospirosis and malaria in August 2019, while the same period in August 2018 saw 853 cases of malaria and 46 cases of leptospirosis. This year from August 1st to 11th, the city witnessed 259 cases of malaria and 15 cases of leptospirosis

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year465 cases of dengue-like illnesses were admitted in August 2019 as compared to 2,317 in August 2018. Incidence of dengue, leptospirosis, malaria and gastroenteritis is less compared to previous year cases. Less cases of leptospirosis were reported in the current year despite of multiple situations of flooding in Mumbai. This attributable to 3 rounds of […]

India beat England by 36 runs in final, wins Physical Disability World Series T20

India clinched the trophy at the Physical Disability World Series 2019 in England after defeating host by 36 runs. The Physical Disability World Series 2019 was organised by England and Wales Cricket Board

India beat England by 36 runs in final, wins Physical Disability World Series T20India lifted the inaugural T20 Physical Disability World Cricket Series after beating England. India posted 180 for 7 in their allotted 20 overs in the title clash. Middle-order batsman R G Sante top-scored with 34-ball 53. Indian openers Kunal Phanase and Wasim Khan couldn’t get a good start. They lost their first wicket when Khan […]

#MaharashtraFloods: Sassoon Hospital sends a second team of doctors to Kolhapur, Sangli

A second team of doctors from Pune’s Sassoon Hospital and BJ Medical College are on their way to Sangli and Kolhapur to help people affected by the floods. The team of doctors from different parts of states have played a pivotal role in delivering quality healthcare to victims of the flood

#MaharashtraFloods: Sassoon Hospital sends a second team of doctors to Kolhapur, SangliA team of 33 doctors were sent by the hospital administration. They have left with surgical instruments and medicines in tow. The doctors in the team were chosen under the guidance of Muralidhar Tambe, deputy dean of Sassoon Hospital, Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital, Dr Ajay Tavre, medical superintendent and Dr Harish Tatya. […]

Price increase of knee implants should not increase beyond 10% in a given year: NPPA

The ceiling price of orthopaedic knee implants to be monitored such that the price increase of knee implants does not increase beyond 10% in a given year. This was stated by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority in a government notification

Price increase of knee implants should not increase beyond 10% in a given year: NPPAThe NPPA notified the ceiling price of orthopaedic knee implants on 16th August, 2017 by invoking extraordinary powers, in public interest, under Para 19 of Drugs Prices Control Order (DPCO) 2013, for a period of one year. Subsequently, vide notification dated August 13, 2018, the applicability of ceiling prices fixed for orthopaedic knee implants was […]

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctors

Union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has given his approval to the draft of a central law to prevent assaults on doctors. He stated this during a press conference which was held on August 13. This is a positive step as doctors from the Indian Medical Association have been demanding this law since several years

#DoctorAttack: Union health minister approves draft on central act for violence against doctorsThe incidents of doctors attacks have been rising across the country and a centralised law is needed to address this issue. Various states have their own laws, but they prove inadequate and inefficient to bring justice to the victims. While speaking to the press, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated, “I want to convey to doctors that […]

#RakshaBandhan: Mithibai College students tie rakhis to JJ Hospital and Nair doctors

Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns conceptualised ‘Surakshabandhan’, an initiative to express gratitude towards certain people in our country who relentlessly dedicate their entire time in protecting and safeguarding the interests of common citizens. This year, the students of Mithibai College decided to tie rakhis to doctors of JJ Hospital and Nair Hospital in gratitude of the work they do for the betterment of society

#RakshaBandhan: Mithibai College students tie rakhis to JJ Hospital and Nair doctorsIn 2018, Mithibai College’s international intercollegiate cultural festival Kshitij came up with a unique way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, a festival which signifies the pledge of Raksha. Thus, Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns This year, Surakshabandhan composed of three different activities. Smit Mehta (Chairperson, Kshitij’19) stated: “We at Kshitij believe in giving back to […]

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attack

A resident doctor was manhandled by relatives of a deceased patient on Monday, August 12. After this incident, many resident doctors fear for their lives and are working in an environment of anxiety and tension. In order to address this issue, doctors from Sion MARD have decided that each resident doctor needs to undergo counselling to help them cope with work

Resident doctors at Sion Hospital seek counselling after doctor attackOn Monday, August 12, a 70-year-old woman was brought in for treatment. Her health eventually deteriorated and she passed away on the same day. The relatives of the woman blamed the resident doctor and alleged medical negligence. 25 people from their deceased patient’s family had come into the hospital to attack the doctor. They pushed […]

#MaharashtraFloods: JJ Hospital to release booklet to provide information on disaster management

So far, JJ Hospital has sent two trucks with medicines to flood-affected areas in Kolhapur and Sangli. On Tuesday, the dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals chaired a meeting with the heads of various departments in the hospital. After much discussion, the hospital administration has decided to soon release a booklet with information pertaining on what to do in situations like natural calamities

#MaharashtraFloods: JJ Hospital to release booklet to provide information on disaster managementThe meeting took place on Tuesday, August 13 at around 3:00 p.m., JJ Hospital dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale spoke with the Head of Departments in the hospital. The medicine department, PSM department, Psychiatric department, Surgery department, pharmacological department, and other departments were consulted. In total, eight departments were involved. Teams of doctors have already been […]

#MaharashtraFloods: Volunteers ask people to donate women’s undergarments, stating short supply

While relief work has started in the flood-affected areas of Maharashtra, volunteers demand that donation of undergarments is needed. Especially women and girls are in urgent need of undergarments. While people have donated other clothes, volunteers are stating that there is not enough supply of undergarments

#MaharashtraFloods: Volunteers ask people to donate women’s undergarments, stating short supplyYoung girls and women have asked volunteers to give them panties and petticoats. Though people have donated other garments there is not enough supply of panties and petticoats. Volunteers working in the flood-affected area have appealed to people that they should donate these essential things. Kalyani Gadgil, a volunteer working in the area said, “Girls […]

Gardening can improve your mental health, say experts

Psychiatrists say that many people opt gardening to fight mental illnesses, and both psychiatrists and patients are accepting the claim. Experts say more people are resorting to gardening to fight mental health-related problems

Gardening can improve your mental health, say expertsHorticultural therapy is a professional practice that uses plants and gardening to improve mental and physical health. A horticultural therapist works with any group that can benefit from interaction with plants, including veterans, children, the elderly and those dealing with addiction and mental health problems The psychiatrists say that many people are opting ‘Green Therapy’ […]