Doctors welcome national policy for treatment of rare diseases

Under the policy, a corpus fund of Rs 100 crore at central level would be set up towards funding treatment of rare genetic disease. It also proposes similar corpus fund at state level

Doctors welcome national policy for treatment of rare diseasesThe Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has formulated a national policy for treatment of rare diseases in India to progressively build India’s capacity to respond comprehensively to rare diseases. The medical fraternity in Pune has welcomed this initiative saying that it is encouraging for the medical fraternity and it will be lend a helping […]

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEM

The cost of medical devices will be fixed at an affordable rate. 12 medical devices related to cardiac surgery and lenses will be included in the national list of essential medicines (NLEM). It will be mandatory to make the information easily available for the patients. To make the information easily available for the patients, the cost of the medicines will be displayed on the board outside the hospital

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEMThe state government is now going to make a permanent arbitration to curb the unethical practices which take place in the hospital. The government has decided to fix the cost of the heart surgery equipments. For this, the government has decided to include 12 medical devices required for cardiac surgery in the national list of […]

Maha govt to make the sale of flavoured supari a non-bailable offence

The opposition raised the issue of flavoured supari in the Vidhan Sabha today. Congress MLA, Sanjay Dutt demanded a ban on flavoured supari (areca nut). Later, Girish Bapat informed the house about the measures undertaken by the state government to control the sale of flavoured supari

Maha govt to make the sale of flavoured supari a non-bailable offenceAfter Maharashtra’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flip-flop on banning flavored supari (areca nut), Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration has said the government is considering making the sale of flavoured supari a non-bailable offence. He gave this information while answering a question in the legislative council which is under proceeding for […]

Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailments

Suspended Particulate Matter is the main trigger of damage in air pollution. Other contents like SO2, ammonia, carbon, polyaromatic hydrocarbons add to the toxicity. Air pollutants which are less than 10 microns in size enter the smaller airways and causes damage. This may trigger cough, breathing difficulty, choking, chest tightness and asthma

Mumbai hospitals and doctors notice a spike in respiratory ailmentsThe rains have arrived and so is the number of diseases along with it. People are aware of the most common ailments such as viral fever, the common cold, malaria, typhoid, diarrhoea, etc. But very few are aware of the respiratory ailments that stems from indoor air pollution in monsoon caused by the dampness in […]

WHO report: In India, 40 million people are infected with hepatitis B

As per World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, India is amongst the top 11 countries which carry the global burden of chronic hepatitis. Doctors warn to seek immediate medical help if the symptoms are left untreated

WHO report: In India, 40 million people are infected with hepatitis BThe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that in India, 40 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B and around 6 to 12 million people are chronically infected  with hepatitis C. It is estimated that only 5 per cent of people with chronic hepatitis know of their infection, and less that 1 per cent have […]

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SC

Four women have approached the Supreme Court with appeals to abort their unborn children, who have been detected with life-threatening abnormalities. Doctors call for extension of Medical Termination of Pregnancy to 24 weeks

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SCThursday night will perhaps be the longest ever for Nisha Sanghvi (name changed) and her husband. The couple are on tenterhooks as they await an approval from the Supreme Court (SC) to abort their first child during a hearing on Friday. Nisha, who is 21 weeks pregnant, had to make the heart-breaking decision after scans revealed her […]

Mumbai witnesses 3 leptospirosis deaths in July

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released a report on Thursday evening about the number of cases and deaths in the city this year. Doctors across the city say that the numbers of cases are lesser this year, owing to better drainage management

Mumbai witnesses 3 leptospirosis deaths in JulyThe month of July so far has seen 3 deaths owing to leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is caused mainly through infected water. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) released a report on Thursday evening about the number of cases and deaths in the city this year. BMC’s Executive Health Officer, Dr Padmaja Keskar said “There have been only three deaths […]

ZTCC Pune develops app for organ donation

The app will be made available to all the hospitals in the city that have been given permission for organ transplants and the coordinators working under ZTCC. The user would just enter the details and the appropriate donor and recipient list would be made available just by a single click

ZTCC Pune develops app for organ donationZonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), Pune has become the first ZTCC in Maharashtra to develop a mobile app and a cloud based system for maintaining records of recipients, donors and hospitals. The app will be made available to all the hospitals in the city that have been given permission for organ transplants and the coordinators […]

Are you vaccinated for Hepatitis B?

As per the estimated number is given by WHO, globally 257 million people are living with hepatitis B virus infection. And in India there are over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients. Doctors say that though vaccine for Hep B is included in the Immunisation programme, they still get a fair number of patients, mostly adults, who were not vaccinated previously

Are you vaccinated for Hepatitis B?Hepatitis, also known as a silent killer, is posing a severe threat to public health as Hepatitis B silently takes a toll on healthy lives. Hepatitis B virus also causes chronic infection, and people suffering from it may face death risk because of danger of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer. According to a fact sheet […]

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological help

Psychologists say that in the last 2-3 years, more and more companies are coming forward to engage psychologist in more organised way, especially when it comes to lay-offs. They say many types of disorders such as OCD, panic attack, low self-esteem, clinical depression and psychologists have noticed this in employees who are laid-off

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological helpWhile the fear psychosis of losing job is gripping the IT sector, the IT companies in Pune are becoming more and more sensitive towards facilitating psychological help for their employees. IT companies are now actively engaging with psychologists when it comes to lay-offs. Last week, Niloufer Ebrahim, a psychologist working with Jehangir hospital in Pune, […]