BMC launches toll-free number for noise pollution

Noise pollution in Mumbai is increasing and it adversely affecting health. Still, songs are played loudly in the processions and parties without thinking about other’s health. So, the question arises is, where to complete about noise pollution. As a solution, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has launched a toll-free number

BMC launches toll-free number for noise pollutionThe noise pollution in Mumbai has increased in the past few years. Reasons- firecrackers, of vehicles, Dolby sound and DJ. This can affect the health of Mumbaikars. To curb noise pollution, BMC has launched a toll-free number. The municipal administration said that complaints regarding illegal posters, banners, constructions and so on, can be given on […]

BMC stress helpline: More women seeking help

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Every type of demand or stressor such as exercise, work, school, major life changes, or traumatic events can be stressful. Stress can affect your health. To help people control it, in the year 2013, KEM Hospital had launched ‘Hitguj’ helpline. The number of women who call on the helpline is more than men

BMC stress helpline: More women seeking helpStress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. These demands can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other situations, but anything that poses a real or perceived challenge or threat to a person’s well-being can cause stress. Patient becomes mentally ill, if […]

BMC corporators to educate Mumbaikars on TB

The Health Department organised a 'Mumbai Mission for TB Control' workshop for special representatives of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). On this occasion, representatives from 24 wards of Mumbai were present

BMC corporators to educate Mumbaikars on TBUnder the tag line ‘TB Harega, Desh Jeetega’, efforts are being made by the state government to eradicate tuberculosis. However, the number of people suffering from tuberculosis is increasing. Owing to which, BMC has taken the initiative to create awareness regarding the same. The Health Department organised a ‘Mumbai Missions for TB Control’ workshop for […]

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employees

On the occasion of national breast cancer awareness month, Jaslok Hospital provided self-examination training to the women employees of the BMC Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (D-ward) in Mumbai. The training session was conducted at D ward BMC office, Nana Chowk, Mumbai for the entire women workforce of BMC

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employeesBreast cancer projection for India for the year 2020 suggests that the number to go as high as 17, 97,900, says a report by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Also, the recent statistics show that women suffering from breast cancer are mainly below the age of 50 years. On October 30, the training session conducted […]

MARD doctors protest owing to the absence of security

Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) protested by demanding security as the security guards appointed by the government vanished from the hospital. According to the government, they didn’t withdraw the security; the security guards are on strike due to monetary problem

MARD doctors protest owing to the absence of securityDue to the rising incidents of attacks on the doctors, state government and BMC appointed security guards in the government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals. But the security guards of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals suddenly vanished. In the absence of security guards,  MARD’s resident doctors association protested in the hospital premises by flashing […]

Rat menace: 2 patients bitten by rat in Mumbai’s Shatabdi hospital

This is the second incident in the period of 10 days. Where a rat has bitten patients admitted in BMC run Shatabdi hospital. These two shocking incidents have raised a big question about patient’s safety, health and the hygiene

Rat menace: 2 patients bitten by rat in Mumbai’s Shatabdi hospital  Rat menace in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run hospitals in Mumbai has surfaced once again, as two cases have been reported from Kandivali’s Shatabdi Hospital. On Sunday evening, a 65-year-old Shilaben Shah was admitted in Shatabdi hospital after she suffered leg fracture. She was bitten by a rat on her left leg, while she was […]

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness session

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) often echoes the sentiment of being the flag bearers of change in the city. To bring to life this outlook and to observe the occasion of the upcoming World Heart Day, over 100 workers of the G-North Ward of the BMC took part in an initiative to gain insight on the process and importance of organ donation

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness sessionOrgan donation is the need of the hour as one organ donor can save up to eight lives. Owing to which, BMC workers participated in a session which was conducted by Medics from S.L Raheja hospital – A Fortis Associate. The event focused on how there is a need for more potential donors to come forward and pledge their organs, […]

Dr Amarapurkar death: BMC says employees not responsible

In an interesting turn of events; the committee that was formed to probe Dr Amarapurkar’s death has submitted a report that states that the employees of the municipal corporation did not open the manhole which eventually led to the death of the doctor

Dr Amarapurkar death: BMC says employees not responsibleWhile the city reeled under the rains on the August 29, one of the most saddening news was that of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death by falling into a manhole. A committee, by the name of Vijay Singhal was formed to probe into his death. The committee report was submitted on the September 21, to the […]

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for lepto

Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread diseases transmitted by animals to humans. The infection is generally transmitted to humans by water that has been contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with humans through unhealed breaks in the skin, the eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for leptoMumbai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since the last two days. Though the city didn’t come to standstill as it had on August 29, incidences of waterlogging have been reported from many parts of the city. Taking this situation into account the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken steps to prevent the epidemic of leptospirosis […]

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMC

In the 11 days of September, the city has reported 102 dengue cases while only 93 dengue cases were recorded in August. This September, the weather seems suitable for breeding of aedes aegypti mosquitoes, say experts

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMCThe Aedes aegypti mosquito’s carrier of dengue virus breeding spots is being found in stagnant fresh water. Also, the incessant pouring on the city has increased the risk of increasing the mosquito breeding spots. This has put the administration on their toes to control the epidemic. The officials have also asked for the cooperation from […]
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