Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrow

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS Hospital on Friday and is scheduled to undergo a kidney transplant operation. Jaitley, 65, has been suffering from a kidney ailment and skipped parliament since Monday

Arun Jaitley suffering from kidney ailment, to undergo surgery tomorrowSources close to minister have said that he was confined to a ‘controlled environment’ at home, was shifted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last evening. Due to his aliment he has not even taken oath of office after being re-elected to the Rajya Sabha. The minister has also cancelled his scheduled […]

‘Rs 600 crore allocated for the nutritional support of the TB patients’

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his budget speech on Thursday about allocation of Rs 600 Crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country. Most experts are happy with the move terming it a positive step

‘Rs 600 crore allocated for the nutritional support of the TB patients’One of the most welcoming schemes in the budget this year was about nutritional support for tuberculosis (TB) patients in India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his budget speech on Thursday about allocation of Rs 600 crore nutritional support to TB patients in the country. In his speech at the budget session for the financial year […]

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat Programme

Even though the medical fraternity has appreciated the steps addressing healthcare issues in the budget, doctors still remain cautious over its execution in the long run

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat ProgrammeIn the Union Budget for 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced two new initiatives under the Ayushman Bharat Program. This move is expected to benefit 10 crore poor and vulnerable families. It will be the world’s biggest government funded healthcare programme. The government will provide up to Rs. 5 lakh per year per family for […]

Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right, Supriya Sule

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Moreover, tax-free sanitary pads are very woman’s right, said Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP. She attacked Modi government by saying that this government has failed to solve the problems of women. Also, she is protesting for tax-free sanitary pads

Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right, Supriya SuleRecently, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads. She attacked Modi government by saying that this government has failed to solve the problems of women. […]

Union Cabinet abolishes the Medical Council of India

A bill was proposed to replace Medical Council of India, the apex medical body governing the medical sector. Finally, the central government has taken a huge step by abolishing it

Union Cabinet abolishes the Medical Council of IndiaWith an intention to reform the medical sector, Niti Aayog, had proposed the replacement of Medical Council of India with a new body, National Medical Commission. A bill in this regard, The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017 was put under the public domain. On Friday, A bill to replace the Medical Council of India […]

GST woes: Pune chemists write to FM Jaitley

The organisation awaits the reply to a letter that was earlier written by the association the Finance Minister on July 15, highlighting the problems faced by the chemists in the application of Goods and Service Tax (GST) being charged on the expired medicines and non-moving medicines which is an additional burden on the chemists and pharmaceuticals

GST woes: Pune chemists write to FM JaitleyThe Chemists Association of Pune District, in a recently conducted meeting once again decided to write a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley about the problems that they are facing post GST. The organisation awaits the reply to a letter that was earlier written by the association to the Finance Minister on July 15, highlighting the […]

Sign to appeal scrapping of GST on elderly care

With families and activists calling for scraping of 18% GST on residential/ non-residential or day care services for the elderly, an online petition, urges the PMO for the same

Sign to appeal scrapping of GST on elderly careMumbai based geriatric care activist now starts an online petition urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance minister Arun Jaitley to scrap 18%  Goods and Service Tax (GST) imposed on residential and non-residential, day care services for the elderly. My Medical Mantra on July 17 had reported how doctors and activists are up in arms […]

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome move

It is estimated that approximately 600,000 patients with cancer are treated annually in the NCG centres, which amounts to 60% of all patients with cancer in India. Bidi alone kills 6 lakh Indians every year

GST council puts bidi in highest tax slab, anti-tobacco crusaders say welcome moveTobacco is a health hazard in our society, in a positive and progressive step forward the Union government has decided to charge bidi, at 28% under the proposed Good and Services Tax (GST), increasing the tax slab on bidi, which currently attracts 20% tax. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made this announcement after the GST council […]

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngsters

The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how and when they were introduced to the topic of menstruation

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngstersLike minded group of youngsters had recently come together in Pune to speak about menstrual bleeding; a topic on which discussions are not generally carried out and speaking on about it has a social taboo attached with it. The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how […]

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene Day

Working women say, when we talk about making sanitary napkins tax free we have to consider its penetration level amongst masses. We need to understand that Sanitary napkins are not luxury items. The government talks about woman empowerment but on the other hand they have taxed sanitary pads. Taxing it under GST is huge step back in women empowerment

#TaxFreePad chorus grows on the eve of World Menstruation Hygiene DayWorld Menstruation Hygiene Day will be observed on Sunday, May 28. In India menstruation hygiene remains one of the most important yet neglected health concerns. This year the day could not be more significant in Indian context because recently 12 per cent tax Good and Service Tax (GST) has been levied on the sanitary napkins […]