Amruta Fadnavis meets up with BMC chief to discuss concerns of mid-day meal suppliers

During the meeting with the BMC chief, Amruta Fadnavis raised a few important matters and concerns of the women’s organisation, who supply mid-day meal to the children in the BMC schools

Amruta Fadnavis meets up with BMC chief to discuss concerns of mid-day meal suppliersAmruta Fadnavis, Wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday, April 30, met the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Amruta Fadnavis said, “The women’s organisation that supplies mid-day meal to the BMC schools had a various issue related to the tender process. They had an objection […]

Mumbai: BMC set to appoint counsellors in its schools across 24 wards

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Education committee has approved a proposal to appoint counsellors in civic-run schools. This move will help benefit the mental health of students. It will ensure that a counsellor is available for students in BMC schools in each ward of the city. Around 1 crore rupees have been allocated from its annual budget to implement this initiative

Mumbai: BMC set to appoint counsellors in its schools across 24 wardsIn an ever-changing society world students in schools are easily influenced by peers. Due this many children begin to start smoking or use tobacco in one form or another. Also, access to the Internet has led to many children developing a gaming addiction, as they are glued to their mobiles. Apart from this, students also […]

Mumbai: Children studying in civic-run schools to get free medical treatment

As per the data of the Integrated Child Development Scheme, in Mumbai, 2,69,893 children are under the age of six, and 3,85,976 children are under the age of 18, that are suffering from various medical conditions. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide free medical treatment to those who are under the age of 18

Mumbai: Children studying in civic-run schools to get free medical treatmentChildren studying in BMC-run schools in Mumbai, will now be treated for free of cost. The BMC has taken a decision to provide free medical treatment to the children till the age of 1. Not only the medical treatment, but if a child requires surgery, then it will also be done for free. Children studying […]

Menstrual hygiene: Tee Foundation adopts 52 BMC schools

At an event organised in Mumbai today, BJP MLA Bharti Lavekar's 'Tee Foundation' foundation has adopted 52 BMC schools in Mumbai with an aim to promote menstrual hygiene and sanitation. Girls from these schools generally come from a poor background and have difficulty in accessing sanitary napkins

Menstrual hygiene: Tee Foundation adopts 52 BMC schoolsAs part of the initiative 10 sanitary napkins to each school girl per month 3,000 girls will be benefit from these free sanitary napkins each month Also, as disposal is a major issue and a disposable pouch will also be given to the girls. MLA Bharti Lavekar had started a first sanitary napkin bank in […]

27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals survey

The ugly leitmotif of adolescent smoking addiction has come into light. According to a survey, a large number of children from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are into smoking. The survey was conducted by students from class five to ninth

27 per cent of BMC school children addicted to smoking, reveals surveyThe doctors of Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, Mumbai, conducted survey in 30 schools BMC schools. The doctor was surprised, as the survey that, so far, 27 per cent of children were into smoking. Tobacco products have been implicated as the main causes of oral cancer. Still, students get into smoking right from their schooling […]

Urban malnutrition:  34% malnourished children in BMC schools finds Praja foundation

The most affected wards are Govandi, Mankhurd, Santa Cruz, Chembur, Colaba, Malabar Hill, Grant Road and Andheri east. The findings also days that budget utilisation on mid-day meal for the 1st and 5th standard has reduced from 81% to 65%. The report says that 35% of girls found malnourished whereas percentage of boys were 33% during 2015-16

Urban malnutrition:  34% malnourished children in BMC schools finds Praja foundationThe estimated number of malnourished children studying in BMC schools is 34% according to the municipal corporation’s data. Based on the data obtained through RTI, NGO Praja Foundation has estimated the increase in malnourished children from 30,461 in 2013-14 to 1, 30,680 in 2015-16. During 2015 -16 BMC medical officers screened 1, 89,809 students out […]

Shiv Sena corporator proposes early sex education to curb sexual assaults

The earlier we start talking with children about sexuality, the better because that will only increase our chance of continuing the conversation about sexual health with them throughout their growing up years, all the way through puberty and adolescence. And nowadays both boys an girl are becoming mature at an early age

Shiv Sena corporator proposes early sex education to curb sexual assaultsShiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre has proposed a notice of motion in BMC’s general body meeting to start sex education from VII standard instead of IX standard. Increasing cases of sexual violence on minor girls and the easy availability of information on internet that can potentially mislead youngsters is the main concern behind this proposal. […]