State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme

Yearly, thousands of people succumb to road accidents. In order to save these precious lives, the Maharashtra government is set to launch ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’. The policy aims to provide treatment to the accident victim within the golden hour

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance schemeWith the implementation of the ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’, the state government wants to assure that, no victim is denied treatment in the hospital’s due to non-availability of funds, immediately after the accident occurs. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, spoke about the state’s new policy at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare […]

Clinic on wheels: A first-of-its-kind mobile clinic for senior citizens

The clinic on wheels is set to provide free OPD services and medical consultation to all senior citizens. It will remain on-call from 7 am to 7 pm for six days in a week

Clinic on wheels: A first-of-its-kind mobile clinic  for senior citizensThe clinic on wheels is set to provide free OPD services and medical consultation to all senior citizens. It will remain on-call from 7 am to 7 pm for six days in a week. Services provided at this clinic include ECG check, random blood sugar check and blood pressure check. Clinic on Wheels’ was launched […]

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabulary

Learning a second language as an adult is difficult. But the process may be eased if you exercise while learning. The findings provide more evidence that to engage our minds, we should move our bodies

Working out during a language class amplifies people’s ability to memorize and understand new vocabularyIn recent years, a wealth of studies in both animals and people have shown that we learn differently if we also exercise. Lab rodents given access to running wheels create and maintain memories better than animals that are sedentary, for instance. And students consistently perform better on academic tests if they participate in some kind […]

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak Sawant

With drop in female sex ratio in the state, the state government’s health department held an urgent review meeting regarding the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak SawantIn one of the few important decisions taken at the meeting, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said every district in the state will have a special officer to monitor PCPDNT cases. While the female sex ratio in the state in 2015 was 960, it has fallen sharply to 899 in 2016. The areas, […]

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debate

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) also known as e-cigarettes are used as an alternative to normal cigarettes. Along with anti-tobacco movement, there is an increasing demand to ban e-cigarettes in India. Some states have already initiated the ban on e-cigarettes

Should e-cigarettes be banned? A letter sent to J P Nadda raises debateA letter written to the Union Health Minister, JP Nadda by two eminent researchers advocating e-cigarettes for de-addiction has opened up debate in the medical fraternity where many experts are against it. Dr M Siddiqi, chairman of Cancer Foundation of India, Kolkata and RN Sharan, professor of Biochemistry at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, who have […]

Soha Ali Khan performs yoga, gives major fitness goals to the mothers-to-be

Soha Ali Khan, who is pregnant with her first child with actor Kunal Khemu, has shared a post on Instagram, which shows her striking a pose while doing yoga. This picture of Soha is redefining fitness and is sure to motivate all the mothers-to-be, by giving them major fitness goals

Soha Ali Khan performs yoga, gives major fitness goals to the mothers-to-beRecently, Soha Ali Khan’s baby shower pictures garnered a lot of attention on the social media. Soha, who is quite active on social media and also voices her opinion from time to time, has now shared a post on Instagarm, striking a yoga pose in a beautiful maternity wear. She not only flaunted her baby […]

Role of technology in transforming healthcare

Improved recognition of the role by patients and care providers, establishment of security and privacy guidelines, systematic assessment and evaluation of apps and integration in overall patient care will soon be a reality. Underpinning all of this will be evidence of value generated that will demonstrate improved health outcomes

Role of technology in transforming healthcareTechnology has been transforming healthcare in several innovative ways. The relevance of technology and digitisation is imperative as we look at newer ways of healthcare delivery services. Areas like digital documentation (e-insurance), service requests and smart cards for transaction, can be benefitted from digitisation, thus transforming patient experience, a key element in healthcare delivery. However, […]

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’

“Without substantial investments, it will be very challenging for a country like India to eliminate TB by 2025. India has a bold new National Strategic Plan (NSP) in place, and government should fund and implement it without delay. It should also focus on making new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for TB,” says Dr Madhukar Pai, Director McGill Global Health Programs. Dr Madhu Pai also serves on the STAG-TB committee of World Health Organisation

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’India has the highest burden of TB. As many as 2.8 million new TB cases were estimated in India in 2015. In fact, India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases, and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths globally. India also accounts for 16% of the estimated 4,80,000 new cases of […]

Bangalore witnesses its first bariatric robotic surgery for weight loss

For the first time, a bariatric robotic surgery was performed in Bangalore. The first of its kind bariatric robotic surgery in the country was performed in Delhi followed by Ahmedabad. Doctors say that more and more robotic surgeries would be performed in the future

Bangalore witnesses its first bariatric robotic surgery for weight lossA 40-year-old resident of Bangalore, who works in corporate sector, weighed around 170 kg. Recently, he became the first person to undergo robotic bariatric surgery in Bangalore. Dr Arun Prasad, robotic bariatric surgeon from Delhi, successfully performed the procedure on a 40-year-old patient, to relieve him from the agony and risk, which he was going […]