Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%

With a week to go for World Tuberculosis Day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has revealed the figures of TB deaths in the city. In the last four years, the number of TB deaths has reduced in the city due to the preventive measures and steps being taken by the civic body to curb the rise of TB cases

Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%In 2013, the BMC had initiated the Mumbai Mission for TB control, through this programme treatment was started on TB patients in government and private-run hospitals. Apart from this, since the last five years the BMC conducts various programmes to raise awareness on TB and provide information about it. And as a result of these […]

‘Tree of Hope:’  Interactive cancer awareness event held in Chembur

The main motive of the event of bringing awareness to the society especially to the youth was reached by 500 school students attending the programme and learning and understanding more about cancer and discussion of their queries with the doctors

‘Tree of Hope:’  Interactive cancer awareness event held in Chembur‘Tree of Hope – Fight against Cancer’ a cancer awareness event was witnessed by more than 1,000 people at the Siva Swamy auditorium, Chembur on Friday, March 15, 2019. Surendra Sharma, President of Chembur Gymkhana, Dinesh Ghate (Swar Aalap Mumbai), Dr Amit M. Gupta (Tata Memorial Hospital) and Vinay Aggarwal had organised ‘Tree of Hope’ […]

UP: Pharmacist Aadhaar linkage mandatory to apply for a new drug store

As per the Drug and Cosmetic Act, the presence of a pharmacist in the chemist shop is mandatory. But, in a number of cases either the pharmacist is not present, or he rents his degree to the shop owner to use for the business. In Maharashtra too, several cases like these have surfaced in the past

UP: Pharmacist Aadhaar linkage mandatory to apply for a new drug storeThe Uttar Pradesh Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a directive to all the chemist to link the Aadhaar number of the pharmacist as soon as possible. The UP FDA has made it mandatory to link the Aadhaar of the pharmacist while applying for the new drug license or the renewal. The decision has […]

Navi Mumbai: 300 people participate in a marathon to raise awareness on autism

Over 300 residents of Navi Mumbai participate in an Autism Awareness Marathon organised by La Casa School in association with Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. The marathon was organised in the run-up to World Autism Awareness Day which is observed on April 02

Navi Mumbai: 300 people participate in a marathon to raise awareness on autismEvery year, the 2nd of April is observed as World Autism Awareness Day in a hope to spread awareness and support to those affected by it. With this year’s theme being ‘Assistive Technologies, Active Participation’, like every year, La Casa School, Navi Mumbai in association with Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. The marathon was aimed at sensitising […]

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar passes away

Goa Chief Minister and former Defense Minister has passed away on Sunday, March 17 in Goa. The Goa CM Manohar Parrikar was suffering from pancreatic cancer for the past few months

Goa CM Manohar Parrikar passes awayChief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parrikar has breath his last on Sunday, March 17, in Goa.  Parrikar who was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, died on Sunday evening. He was 63 years of age. He was diagnosed with an advance stage of pancreatic cancer in 2018. In spite of the his deteriorating health condition, it […]

Pune: Sassoon Hospital to issue medical identity certificate to transgenders  

As transgenders find it hard to get inclusion in society, the lack of an official document specifying any status to a transgender future exacerbates the problem, and affects them in availing government schemes or any other benefits

Pune: Sassoon Hospital to issue medical identity certificate to transgenders  The District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) will now hand over medical proofs to transgender. In this first-of-its-kind initiative medical identity proof will be given by Sassoon Hospital. Now, in order to overcome this problem the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA), Pune, has decided to give certificate ascertaining their transgender status. The certificate will be issued […]

Time, important thing to be aware of during a mass casualty incident  

Dr Ajit Baviskar, Head of Department (HOD), Global Hospital shares how a budding doctor or a resident doctor should handle an MCI situations and what shoud hey do in the crucial initial minutes of the incident

Time, important thing to be aware of during a mass casualty incident  The first action is to establish that the scene is safe. In this case, there’s a concern for other traffic, unstable vehicles or spiDRlled fuel. Call for resources as necessary to manage the unsafe scenes. Management of those tasks can be handed over to police, and firefighters. Patient assessment After the scene is determined to […]