‘Aadhaar’ not a must for availing Ayushman Bharat health benefits

Aadhaar is one of the means, but not the only validation process for the benefits under Ayushman Bharat. Voter ID card and the Ration card will also be considered for giving the health benefits under the Ayushman Bharat health scheme. V.K. Paul, one of the senior members of the Niti Aayog, has stated this while speaking to the press in Delhi

‘Aadhaar’ not a must for availing Ayushman Bharat health benefitsWhile speaking to the press V.K. Paul, member, Niti Aayog said, “We have to link the name of the person in the list with the beneficiary. There has to be a bridge to identify them. That bridge can be Aadhaar or any other means of identification. Aadhaar is not a must to access the services […]

Parents struggle to find organ donor for son, move to Chennai

It’s been more than three months since the parents of Avighna were told that their son suffers from a rare genetic liver disorder known as Ciggler-Najjar Syndrome. He has been on the waiting list for the last four months. Their on-going struggle has made them move to Chennai, where they hope to find a suitable donor for their child

Parents struggle to find organ donor for son, move to Chennai“It’s been an endless wait. We don’t know what will happen. Every day seems like a decade has gone by. We tried everything we could in Mumbai, to find an organ donor. Through friends and family, we were informed that we could find good doctors in Chennai and that we had a better chance of […]

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomach

Doctors at the hospital said that there are 500 known cases worldwide, where the kids have born with a tumour in their stomach. Experts say, if a pregnant woman consumes mutton (meat) with isn’t cooking properly, then the bacteria can enter in her body and the baby is likely to develop a tumour in the womb

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomachDoctors from Mumbai’s Shushrusha hospital in Dadar have successfully removed a tumour from an 11-year-old boy’s stomach. As per the doctors who were treating him, the tumour was as big as 12 centimetres in the size. Doctors say a tumour was present in the boy’s body since birth. And there are 500 known cases worldwide […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]

Comic book character to inform kids about TB

A Delhi based NGO has developed a comic book character to help inform kids about tuberculosis (TB). The character named ‘Knight Wolf’ is portrayed as a superhero that fights TB and raises awareness about the disease

Comic book character to inform kids about TBCases of tuberculosis are on the rise across the country, children are susceptible to TB due to their underdeveloped immune system. 2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. […]

Good News: Maha govt soon to implement senior citizens policy

Senior citizens residing in Maharashtra are likely to receive aid from the government. In order to provide adequate facilities to them, the state government had approved the Senior Citizen Policy

Good News: Maha govt soon to implement senior citizens policyOn July 09, the state government has passed the Government Resolution (GR) to implement the Senior Citizen Policy in the state. Each department has given a pre-designed role in order to take care of the senior citizen. Things to be done under the Senior Citizen Policy Five per cent beds should be reserved for the […]

Maharashtra: 29,000 farmers treated for depression in two years, says Deepak Sawant

In the first six months of 2018, close to 1300 farmers have committed suicide, which is a shocking average of seven deaths per day

Maharashtra: 29,000 farmers treated for depression in two years, says Deepak SawantIn Maharashtra, from April 2016 to March 2018, as many as 29000 farmers have been treated for depression. Around 22, 565 farmers have been treated in the Out Patient Department (OPD), while 6366 farmers underwent treatment in the hospital. Maharashtra’s Health Minister, Deepak Sawant has given this information in the written reply in the legislative […]

Punekars to cycle to Mangalore for creating awareness on organ donation

Organ donation should be the national movement is the aim of those who are working on the cause. Similarly, a Pune based NGO, wants to increase organ donation at national level and so is going beyond the city and state from where its volunteers belong

Punekars to cycle to Mangalore for creating awareness on organ donationA Pune based NGO named Rebirth, which works in the field of organ donation will be organising a cycle rally in Karnataka in to spread awareness on organ donation. The rally will cover more than 200 kms. Doctors, NGO’s, and Kannadigas will be taking part in the campaign. The rally take place from August 22 […]

Stern action to be taken against docs with bogus degrees, says Girish Mahajan

The Maharashtra government will not spare any doctor, who has a bogus degree. Stern action will be taken against those whose additional qualification degree is found to be bogus, stated Maharashtra's Medical Education Minister

Stern action to be taken against docs with bogus degrees, says Girish MahajanThe license of 20 doctors, whose additional qualification degree is found to be as bogus have been suspended for one year 53 doctors with bogus additional qualification degree are on Maharashtra Medical Council’s radar Maharashtra Medical Council is currently conducting an investigation against these doctors Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan informed the legislative council […]

Patients put forth their demands by observing ‘satyagraha’

Around 15 patients went on a one-day ‘satyagraha’ in Nagpur. These patients have raised their concerns over the issues like unavailability of essential medicines, lack of treatment facilities for psychological problems, lack of facilities in the public sector which force people to opt for private healthcare, rising cost of healthcare, and less spending on health care by the government

Patients put forth their demands by observing ‘satyagraha’With the demand to make ‘Clinical Establishment Act’ patient-centric, around 15 patients went on a one-day ‘satyagraha’ in Nagpur on Thursday. These patients, along with ‘Jan Aarogya Abhiyan’ – a network of 50 NGO’s, have submitted their demands to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Dr Satish Gogawale, the member […]