Mumbai: Refrain from utilising services of civic docs during duty hours, BMC warns private hospitals

Thousands of patients visit civic-run hospitals in Mumbai every day seeking medical treatment. And due to the unavailability of doctors patients have to suffer a lot. This has prompted the civic administration to take this step to deter doctors

Mumbai: Refrain from utilising services of civic docs during duty hours, BMC warns private hospitalsThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has written a letter to private hospitals in Mumbai. The civic body has warned private hospitals from using services of doctors attached to corporation-run hospitals from 9 am to 4 pm. BMC has decided to take a stern action against hospitals and doctors who will be found disobeying the orders […]

Mumbai: Medical interns at civic-run hospitals still to receive their raised stipend

On August 27, 2019, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has decided to increase the amount in the existing stipend from Rs 6,000 to Rs 11,000. The raised stipend was to given from the month of August. While medical interns at state-run hospitals have received the stipend, medical interns at civic-run hospitals allege that they are yet to receive their raised stipend

Mumbai: Medical interns at civic-run hospitals still to receive their raised stipendMedical interns from the Association of State Medical Interns (ASMI), Maharashtra stated that interns at BMC associated colleges such as Nair, KEM, LTMMC (Sion) and Nair Dental Hospital, have not received the raised stipend. All the other medical colleges have got the stipend of Rs 11,000. Medical interns from the Association of State Medical Interns […]

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosis

According to the survey, of the 5,342 people suspected to have TB, 172 tested positive for tuberculosis

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosisThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had dispatched 2,700 teams, consisting of one male and female worker each, who screened as many as 10 lakh households in the slums More than 5,000 Mumbaikars are suspected to have tuberculosis (TB) and around 2,362 may be at the risk of leprosy, as per the findings of a health […]

Mumbai witnesses 109 cases of dengue, 18 lepto cases – so far this month

Mumbai experienced continued heavy rains with multiple occasions of massive flooding during September. As a result, the number of leptospirosis, dengue, malaria and hepatitis cases are marginally increased during the month of September

Mumbai witnesses 109 cases of dengue, 18 lepto cases – so far this monthIn the first 15 days of October, Mumbai recorded 109 cases of dengue, along with 18 cases of leptospirosis. Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC stated that the city recorded 240 cases of malaria, 03 cases of swine flu, 172 cases of gastroenteritis and 45 cases of hepatitis. There were two deaths related to […]

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problems

Around 60 per cent of students studying in Mumbai’s civic-run schools are suffering from tooth decay and gum-related ailments. This was revealed by data collected from health camps conducted at municipal schools, so far this year

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problemsThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had conducted health check-ups of more than 2 lakh children Currently, over 34,000 students are undergoing treatment at various civic-run hospitals for different health ailments Mumbai has also witnessed a steep rise in students getting addicted to tobacco and other products. In order to save the next generation from diseases […]

Mumbai witnesses 2 deaths due to lepto, so far this month

Mumbai recorded two deaths due to leptospirosis and one death due to swine flu from September 01 to 15. As Mumbai witnessed massive flooding and continued heavy rains from September 01 onwards a number of leptospirosis cases have increased. All civic-run dispensaries are instructed to start doxycycline treatment to all fever patients to minimise the complications

Mumbai witnesses 2 deaths due to lepto, so far this monthTwo deaths due to leptospirosis and one death due to H1NI are confirmed by the death committee in September 2019. While 319 cases of malaria were recorded from September 01 to 15. 1,539 cases of dengue like illnesses were admitted in various civic-run hospitals in the same time period. 21 patients were treated for leptospirosis, […]

As monsoon makes a comeback, Mumbai witnesses a spike in cases of viral fever

Due to continuous rains over the past four days, Mumbai has been witnessed a rise in patients with viral fever and other monsoon-related illnesses  

As monsoon makes a comeback, Mumbai witnesses a spike in cases of viral feverMost of the patients have visited OPD’s in KEM, Nair, and Sion Hospital. There are other patients who have come in with complaints of headaches, a cold, stomach infection, body pain etc. The sudden change in weather conditions can be blamed for the sudden rise in cases of viral fever and other ailments. Vector-borne illnesses […]

Mumbai: Smriti Irani inaugurates one-stop centre for rape survivors at KEM Hospital

Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday, September 04 inaugurated a ‘one-stop centre’ at the civic-run KEM hospital, Mumbai which would help rape survivors in their medical examination and counselling

Mumbai: Smriti Irani inaugurates one-stop centre for rape survivors at KEM HospitalUnion Women and Child development minister Smt. Smriti Irani and higher education minister Ashish Shelar of Maharashtra state have inaugurated first ‘One-stop Centre’ for a raped and molested victim at KEM hospital in Mumbai, on Wednesday. Sole moto of this centre is to provide all facilities like medical, legal advice, courage and shelter to rape […]

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund

Cancer patients who are in need of funds for treatment will now be aided through the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s Mayoral Fund

Mumbai: Cancer patients to receive Rs 25,000 for treatment via Mayoral fund  The number of patients suffering from cancer is increasing in Mumbai. The BMC has decided that they will provide poor and needy cancer patients with Rs 25,000 as financial aid for treatment. They will receive through the Mayoral Fund when they approach the BMC or any civic-run hospital for treatment. As we all know, […]

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free Mumbai

Many services have been expanded since last 5 years and many new intervention and innovations are undertaken by Mumbai District TB Control Society. As a result case notification of Mumbai has improved from 269 per lakh to 395 per lakh per year between 2013 to 2018

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free MumbaiThe Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had released Mumbai Mission for TB control in 2013, a comprehensive strategic plan to improve the access to TB care in the public and private sector. Also, all patients are being provided quality treatment and care which has improved the treatment success rate. Achievement of private sector engagement […]
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