Mumbai witnesses a third swine flu death as Pune toll touches 54

In case of Maharashtra 1,058 swine flu cases were detected so far since January and 210 deaths. Among this 752 patients have been discharged and 96 are still under observation in hospitals. Whereas 8 patients are on ventilator and 27,754 have been vaccinated

Mumbai witnesses a third swine flu death as Pune toll touches 54A third swine flu death has been reported in the city, a 30 year old woman died due to swine flu after she succumbed to an infection. Originally from Allahabad, she was resided in Bhandup since the last month. BMC has urged people to not panic and seek medical help immediately after observing the symptoms. […]

Attack on Indian doctors highlighted by World Medical Association

According to a recent WHO report, nearly 600 violent incidents against health facilities in 19 countries took place in 2014 and 2015. In the first three quarters of 2016, 198 such incidents against healthcare were reported

Attack on Indian doctors highlighted by World Medical AssociationAs medical professional in India, are raising their voices and taking to the streets, against the rising threat of attacks on doctors, an alarm has been sounded by the ‘World Medical Association’ about an increase in violence against the caregivers. Doctors around the world, who have gathered in Geneva, have also issued a warning over […]

BMC identifies around 2,000 mosquito breeding spots in Mumbai

BMC has identified 1,997 breeding spots of Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose have risen in number across the city. Upon inspection 577 malaria breeding spots of anopheles stephensi mosquito were found. They are primary vector which spreads dengue and malaria in urban areas

BMC identifies around 2,000 mosquito breeding spots in MumbaiThe monsoon will soon be upon us, this season proves to be a boon for infectious diseases as well as vector borne disease.  Mumbai often floods due to incessant rain and commuters face the brunt of travelling in waterlogged areas. Although the worst part is that mosquitoes gain the upper hand and breed in multitudes. […]

Doctors to hit streets on June 6, to raise voice against atrocities

IMA is also initiating a signature campaign on the issues at hand on social media and has urged all doctors to join and collect hundreds of thousands of signatures to demand justice from the government

Doctors to hit streets on June 6, to raise voice against atrocitiesOver one lakh doctors are expected to join the movement digitally and physically to bring to light atrocities faced by the medical fraternity The National IMA is organising the Dilli Chalo Movement on June 06, 2017 to bring forth the atrocities faced by the medical fraternity and has urged all its members to join the […]

Collaborative research and training is the need of the hour, say oncologists at cancer meet

A first-of-its-kind initiative in India and perhaps globally, the NCG (National Cancer Grid), launched in 2012 with the mandate of linking cancer centres across India, held its seventh meeting on May 20 and 21 at the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, with over 150 participants from 108 centres across the country

Collaborative research and training is the need of the hour, say oncologists at cancer meetThe National Cancer Grid (NCG), with the support of Tata Trusts, has announced a major initiative of facilitating a high bandwidth, secure and private network through which cancer care centres in India can interact directly with other centres, thus enabling inter-centre knowledge sharing and providing access to multiple solutions like Virtual Tumour Board, Digital Nerve […]

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergencies

In case of a road accident, the first people to come in contact with the victims are traffic policemen and auto or taxi drivers. Therefore the best people to start emergency responder training with are these people

Wockhardt Hospital trains 50 auto-drivers to aid medical emergenciesWockhardt Hospital, Mira Road conducted training exercise for the city’s auto-drivers to equip them with crucial life-saving capabilities last week on the occasion of World Hypertension Day. With more than 2 lakh road mishaps every year, India is often referred to as the accident-capital of the world. Along with poor conditions of roads, traffic management […]

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune wedding

Groom, wanted to set a new trend, arranges blood donation camp on the wedding day. As many as 60 attendees donate blood. Bride expects rise in number of such cases in future.

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune weddingHow often do we see a wedding where the groom, in wedding attire, donates blood first and then got married? It was an unusual Pune wedding scene, where both groom and the bride decided to arrange a blood donation camp on the day of their wedding where around 60 invitees and relatives who had come […]

Make necessary arrangements in tribal areas before monsoon sets in: CM directs officers

Government machinery loses connectivity to tribal areas once the monsoon sets in, making it difficult to reach the interior parts of the villages. State government contemplates to deploy more ambulances in tribal areas

Make necessary arrangements in tribal areas before monsoon sets in: CM directs officersIn order to tackle the menace of malnutrition in tribal areas, especially during monsoon, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has issued a diktat to put all the necessary arrangements in place on priority. Fadnavis chaired a meeting on Saturday with all the concerned departments to discuss the issues like providing medical aid in these areas, […]

Organ donation groups and NGO’s join hands to strengthen awareness on organ donation

The whole idea of this meeting was to work holistically for organ donation by bringing all the stakeholders together. As of now NGO's have been given wards in the city to work in detail

Organ donation groups and NGO’s join hands to strengthen awareness on organ donationTo boost the organ donation awareness regional organ and tissue transplantation organisation (ROTTO) and NGO’s have decided to come together. On Saturday (May 20) a meeting was held at KEM Hospital to discuss the issue of organ donation. “Currently for organ donation programme various NGO’s are working by themselves. Our aim is to come together […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free demands DCW Chairperson

In her letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, DCW Chairperson has demanded complete exemption of sanitary napkins in GST, in order to make it more affordable

Make sanitary napkins tax free demands DCW ChairpersonMenstrual hygiene remains a critical issue in India. Sanitary napkins can be termed as a vital product to maintain menstrual hygiene; it has been taxed at 12 per cent as per the recently released Goods & Service Tax (GST) schedule for goods. Swati Jaihind, Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women has requested Finance Minister Arun […]