A heart of gold: This kaali peeli taxi driver is doing his bit for cancer patients

39-year-old Santosh Kadam, a Prabhadevi resident, is doing his bit for the society by providing 10% discount to cancer patients, senior citizens and not denying even a single commuter, even if it’s a short-distance journey

A heart of gold: This kaali peeli taxi driver is doing his bit for cancer patients“Not being compassionate towards needy person is a big issue in our society,” says 39-year-old Santosh Kadam, a Prabhadevi resident and a taxi driver by profession. When many taxi drivers are reluctant to take even healthy passengers, except long-distance commuters, Kadam is doing his bit for the society by providing 10% discount to cancer patients, senior […]

Mumbai doctor starts online petition to ban spitting in public

Spitting is a leading cause behind the spread of communicable diseases like TB, swine flu, avian flu, pneumonia and gastro-intestinal diseases

Mumbai doctor starts online petition to ban spitting in public  In a bid to spread immediate awareness on health hazards caused by spitting, a Mumbai onco-surgeon has started an online petition to ban chewing tobacco / supari / paan in all public places under Indian Penal Code Section 268. Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, who has been […]

Lok Sabha passes Mental Healthcare Bill, decriminalising suicide, but doctors are sceptical over its implementation

The Mental Health Care Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha, with 134 official amendments in August 2016. This Bill decriminalises suicide, and empowers the patients for mental healthcare

Lok Sabha passes Mental Healthcare Bill, decriminalising suicide, but doctors are sceptical over its implementationThe Lok Sabha today passed a very important Mental Health Care Bill, which provides mental healthcare and services for the people with mental illness and ensures these persons will have the right to live a life with dignity. This Bill also decriminalises attempted suicide.  In effect, IPC provisions cannot be invoked in case of an […]

BARC scientists develop low-cost and small sized ECG machine

Scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) have developed a credit card-sized Tele-ECG machine that can transmit an ECG over mobile phones to save lives. This 12-channel ECG machine costs just Rs. 4,000 and is possibly the smallest of its kind

BARC scientists develop low-cost and small sized ECG machineUsually accustomed to spending most of their time making nuclear weapons, a group of scientists in India have developed a unique life-saving device, a low-cost, affordable solution for the rural masses of India at that. It is estimated that one person in India dies due to a heart attack every thirty seconds. While adequate facilities […]

Mumbai & Thane temperatures reach new high, doctors give tips to beat summer heat

Mumbai recorded temperature as high as 38.4 degrees Celsius on Monday and Thane reached 42 degrees Celsius – highest in recent years. Meteorological Department of India says summer will be above normal

Mumbai & Thane temperatures reach new high, doctors give tips to beat summer heatWith Mumbai recording temperature as high as 38.4 degrees Celsius on Monday and Thane reaching as high as 42 degrees Celsius – highest in the recent years – Mumbaikars and Thanekars sweat out in socking sun. Both the cities recorded the season’s highest temperatures in afternoon. VK Rajeev, Zonal Head, MET Department, said, “This is […]

Maharashtra Yoga Utsav 2017 ends on a high note

The 3 day utsav saw 40 workshops and 20 speakers promote and develop yoga especially the youth and encourage them to establish faith in the preventive and holistic nature of yoga

Maharashtra Yoga Utsav 2017 ends on a high noteMaharashtra Yoga Utsav a 3 day event from 24th to 26th March, organized by Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, saw participation by 13 Yoga schools, 20 distinguished speakers and over 40 workshops on Yoga. On the last day a lot of activities were held, the day began with mass demonstration – Yoga Protocol for Diabetes at Marine Drive. The utsav […]

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigma

In his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about depression, encourages people who are a victim of it to speak up about it with others. He also spoke on how to identify if a person is depressed and how to deal with them

Psychiatrists welcome PM Modi’s talk on depression, say it will help remove stigmaIn an address to the nation through his radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about depression. This year, depression is the theme of World Health Day, which falls on April 7. In his speech which was broadcast on March 26, Modi said, “Suppression of depression is not good. Expression is always […]

Save Preemies, a campaign to save premature babies launched in Mumbai

Every year, eight lakh new born babies die, due to non-availability of proper treatment and lack of infrastructure.  In Maharashtra, the child mortality rate is 24 per 1,000 and in Mumbai alone, there is a need of 500 to 1,000 neonatal intensive care units

Save Preemies, a campaign to save premature babies launched in MumbaiSurya Hospital, city’s largest neonatal care hospital, where Bollywood Director Karan Johar’s twins are currently undergoing treatment as they are preemies, has launched a Save Preemies campaign to save lives of premature born babies. Every year, eight lakh newborn babies die within a few hours / days after birth due to unavailability of infrastructure and […]

After resident doctors, now medical teachers’ body gives ultimatum

MMTA, which was supporting the resident doctors’ protest on the rising assault on doctors across the state, had earlier given 48 hours deadline stating that if the demands are not met, they will resign from their post

After resident doctors, now medical teachers’ body gives ultimatumThe resident doctors’ strike may be over, but the Municipal Medical Teachers Association (MMTA) has ensured the demands of the resident doctors on security is met in reality by the administration at the earliest by setting a new ultimatum. MMTA, which was supporting the resident doctors’ protest on the rising assault on doctors across the […]

Maha doctors call off strike, resume duties

The decision to end the protest was made late last night after several rounds of meetings held individually at medical colleges after High Court rapped them. CM Devendra Fadnavis assured that all their demands will be fullfilled at the earliest

Maha doctors call off strike, resume dutiesEnding their five-day-long protest on rising assaults on doctors in the state, resident doctors from 14 medical colleges in Maharashtra resumed work at 8 am today. The decision to end the protest was made late last night after several rounds of individual meetings were held in medical colleges after High Court rapped them and CM […]