Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injured

With Cyclone Vayu being 280km away from Mumbai, the city has been experiencing strong winds since early morning on Wednesday, June 12. Mumbaikars have been advised to stay away from coastal areas

Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injuredIts impact can already be seen in Mumbai as the strong gusts of wind caused a few acrylic sheets from the Bandra skywalk. According to information received from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster management cell, this incident was reported by the Traffic Police in Bandra. The incident took place around 1:24 p.m. today afternoon. Few […]

Mumbai: Major civic-run hospitals to offer newborn screenings?

If a new proposal is accepted in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) standing committee meeting on Wednesday, June 12 then it will pave the way for newborn screening tests to be conducted upon children to diagnose and detect disease which they might be prone to in the future or any defects/disabilities

Mumbai: Major civic-run hospitals to offer newborn screenings?The newborn screening will be made available in civic-run hospitals like KEM, Nair, Sion, and Cooper Hospital. These tests are important to detect any diseases in the newborn child, so that treatment can be started early. The BMC is soon going to make a decision about this, KEM Hospital had suggested this proposal. This proposal […]

BMC directs fire brigade to carry out audit across civic-run hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked the Mumbai Fire Brigade to carry out a fire audit at various civic-run hospitals across the city  

BMC directs fire brigade to carry out audit across civic-run hospitalsThe directions of the fire audit have been given in wake of the fire incident in ESIC Hospital at Andheri in December last year The fire audit will cover all the civic-run hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries, and health centres 28 nursing homes, 16 peripheral hospitals, 175 dispensaries and, 208 health centres will be covered in […]

BMC to soon set-up separate OPD for special kids in its peripheral hospitals

The proposal was accepted in a recent meeting of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The 16 civic-run hospitals will now have to start a separate outpatient department (OPD) for special children

BMC to soon set-up separate OPD for special kids in its peripheral hospitalsThe proposal was put forth by Dr Saeeda Khan, NCP corporator from L ward (Kurla). So far, only the four major-run civic hospitals like KEM, Nair, Sion, and Cooper Hospitals have a separate department for special children. This move will help lessen the burden on these hospitals and also benefit the parents of special children. […]

Students in BMC-run schools to receive sex education from 7th standard onwards

This decision was taken in a meeting of the BMC’s education department. The decision was taken to educate children about sex in a safe and well-guided manner

Students in BMC-run schools to receive sex education from 7th standard onwardsThe proposal for this was first presented by Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre and was recently accepted in the meeting of the education department. From the next academic year, children studying in BMC schools will be provided with sex education from seventh standard onwards. Keeping in mind the rising crimes and the cases of sexual […]

Soon, barcodes to be printed on BMC hospital-distributed medicines

According to the health department sources, many times the doctors ask the patients to purchase medicines from the open market citing that it is out of stock. It puts extra pressure on the poor and needy patients

Soon, barcodes to be printed on BMC hospital-distributed medicinesThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is contemplating to introduce a barcode system on medicines distribution in civic-run hospitals. This system will ensure that no medicine procured by the BMC will land up in the open market. The barcode system will help in curbing the sale and purchase of medicines and bring transparency in the system. […]

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 […]

BMC health camp survey reveals 25% Mumbaikars affected with diabetes

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had run six medical camps in the months of March and April. Through this, it was revealed that 25% of people are diabetic in Mumbai, whereas 26% of people were hypertensive patients

BMC health camp survey reveals 25% Mumbaikars affected with diabetesThe incidence of diabetes is on a rise in Mumbai. 6 medical camps were conducted in March and April. The survey was conducted alongside the health camp. In total, 590 people were screened at the health camps. People over the age of 30 and pregnant women were mainly screened at the health camp. Santosh Revankar, […]

Swine flu: Two people lose life in Mumbai, state toll reaches 120

Two Mumbaikars have lost their lives due to swine flu in the month of March. The committee confirmed that deaths are were caused due to swine flu

Swine flu: Two people lose life in Mumbai, state toll reaches 120According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the two people lost their lives after getting contacted with the swine flu. After Nagpur and Nashik, Mumbai also follows suit. So far, as many as 120 people have lost their lives across Maharashtra and 1,300 patients have been recuperating in the hospitals. While speaking to My Medical […]

Tip of the iceberg: KEM doctor removes stone from patient’s mouth in 40 seconds

Doctors at KEM Hospital have extracted a 15x20 centimetres stone from a 55-year-old man’s mouth. The mass in the man’s mouth had formed 5 years ago. The patient noticed this only after he had difficulties in eating and drinking

Tip of the iceberg: KEM doctor removes stone from patient’s mouth in 40 secondsThe patient was a resident of Lucknow, Babu Bhai Yadav (name changed), a 55-year-old male was living with the stone in his mouth since the past 5 years. From many years, he suffered from pain in the mouth. When he began to have difficulties in eating and drinking he went to a doctor. The doctor […]
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