World AIDS Day: Success and challenges of the private sector in HIV management

The major success of private sector is, it has and uses all lines of ART, including rescue regimens, whereas the Government-run ART centres have limitations on using even second-line ART and often faced with frequent stock-outs of anti-retrovirals (ARVs) and follow-up test kits

World AIDS Day: Success and challenges of the private sector in HIV managementThe private sector has played a pioneering and leadership role in the field of care and support of HIV/AIDS, mainly because it was early beginner in Anti-retroviral Treatment (ART) and most-importantly there are committed souls who have put in from a decade to more than three decades in this field. Conversely, lack of trained and […]

Know why more people and celebrities are quitting social media apps

Social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter are vastly important to millions, yet some of the world’s biggest stars have famously signed off from them - some for only hours, others never to return. Among Bollywood celebrities, a few well-known personalities who have quit social media are Sonu Nigam, Shehla Rashid, Farhan Akhtar. Also well-known foreign artist such as Justin Beiber, Kanye West, Adele, Selena Gomez, and Ariana Grande have at some point or the other logged out of Instagram to regain peace of mind

Know why more people and celebrities are quitting social media appsOnce upon a time when people used to get home from work or teenagers would come after school and college, the people they would spend time with would be their family and friends. But with the advent of social media, we are losing out on the real human connections. Now people prefer spending some quality […]

CRISPR scientist says another woman is pregnant with an edited embryo

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies, says another may be on the way

CRISPR scientist says another woman is pregnant with an edited embryoSpeaking at the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong today, He said that “there is another potential pregnancy”, but that it is still at an early stage. The Associated Press news agency revealed on Monday that He claims to have edited a number of human embryos using the […]

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs states

The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to all the state governments, directing them to make all the government buildings tobacco-free. Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan has written a letter to the state governments

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs statesSoon, state government buildings will go tobacco-free across all states in India. In order to protect the public health, the Union Health Ministry has issued this directive. The Health Ministry has agreed to provide any technical support to the state government if required. A number of times, when we visit the government institutions, we see […]

Govt is committed to provide the highest possible levels of health to citizens: Anupriya Patel

Anupriya Patel delivers special address at the 15th India Health Summit, CII. The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Indian Healthcare – Changing Paradigm.’ At the function, Anupriya Patel also released a report, ‘Creating the New Ecosystems to Provide Healthcare’

Govt is committed to provide the highest possible levels of health to citizens: Anupriya Patel“The Government is committed to the attainment of highest possible levels of health and well-being for all its citizens and providing “Healthcare for All.” This was stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare at the 15th India Health Summit, an annual flagship event on healthcare, organized by the Confederation of […]

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

Within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least three cases of confirmed dengue patients are reported each day and 37 cases of suspected dengue are reported daily as per the averages and information provided by the BMC to RTI activist Anil Galgali

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per monthRTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

Organ donation: With only a few govt hospitals, organ transplants still a distant dream for poor

November 26 is being observed as National Organ Donation Day experts and statistics point out that organ transplant program in the country is skewed in favour of private hospitals and thus in favour of those who can afford it

Organ donation: With only a few govt hospitals, organ transplants still a distant dream for poorOut of 25 hospitals that carry out organ transplants, Sassoon Hospital is the only government hospital in Maharashtra which carries out liver transplants. The staff of this govt hospital had taken an initiative to equip the govt medical college to cater to the poor and train aspiring transplant surgeons. It’s been two months now that […]

Jalgaon: How a doctor’s reconsideration helped save a destitute person’s life

On Monday, November 26, an unknown person brought a middle age man to a hospital in Jalgaon. Looking at the condition of the patient, the staff including doctors considered the patient to be brought dead. But, a split second decision ultimately helped in saved the man’s life

Jalgaon: How a doctor’s reconsideration helped save a destitute person’s lifeDoctors from Government Medical College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra have saved a life of an unknown person in a nick of a time. The patient was brought to the hospital on Monday, November 26. Looking at his condition the doctors had ones considered him as dead. But, due to the prompt decision and treatment, the doctors have […]

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birth

A 30-year-old woman named Garima Shrivastava from Pune has given birth to a baby girl weighing an astounding 5.05 kgs at Motherhood Hospital in Kharadi

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birthOne of the heaviest babies in Pune was born by via Caesarean section. It is a rare case for Indian baby’s weight more than normal. Such large babies are known as Macrosomic babies. A normal baby weight is around 3 kgs at birth. Generally, having large babies is a family trait It was a complicated […]

Soon: ‘No Gadget Day’ will be observed in all schools in Maharashtra once a week

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde informed the state legislative assembly that the state government is optimistic and are considering to execute this proposal soon

Soon: ‘No Gadget Day’ will be observed in all schools in Maharashtra once a weekHealth experts say due to the overuse of gadget, children are facing a lot of health issues such as obesity and eye problems. They are also at the risk of being bullied by strangers and in turn get depressed or anxious due to this. Also games such as blue whale or Momo challenge can be […]
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