Maha health insurance scheme suspended in 4 civic-run hospitals

Mahatma Phule Jan Aarogya Yojana (MPJAY) is Maharashtra government’s flagship health scheme which covers around 2.25 crore BPL families

Maha health insurance scheme suspended in 4 civic-run hospitalsThe Mahatma Phule Jan Arogya  Yojana (MPJAY), has been suspended from four peripheral civic-run hospitals in Mumbai NCP corporator Dr Saeeda Khan has alleged that the scheme for poor people has been suspended without notice Under the MPJAY scheme, below poverty line and above poverty line ration card holders are provided with a cashless insurance cover […]

Mumbai: BMC to increase its health budget, civic hospital to soon turn into multi-specialities

Sixty per cent of the people in Mumbai, live in the Eastern and Western suburbs, and the peripheral hospitals are their lifeline. Many times the patient has to travel all the way to the major hospital, as appropriate facilities are not available in the peripheral hospital. Now with this new decision the BMC intends to convert peripheral hospitals into multi-specialty hospitals

Mumbai: BMC to increase its health budget, civic hospital to soon turn into multi-specialitiesThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to increase the health budget for the year 2019-20. The move aims at upgrading the peripheral hospitals to multi-specialty hospitals. This move will reduce the patients’ load on the major civic-hospitals, and the corporation can cater to a large number of poor and needy patients. The health budget […]

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals witness an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine

The anti-rabies vaccine is crucial as it can help save the lives of people bitten by dogs. As it is well-known, that delayed treatment of rabies can worsen the symptoms or can even cause death. While Mumbai is facing an acute shortage of the vaccine, health experts stated that the BMC should look into this matter on a priority basis

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals witness an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccineCivic-run hospitals in Mumbai are witnessing an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccines. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the shortage is due to the on-going issues between the manufactures and the wholesalers. The BMC had earlier decided to supply the anti-rabies vaccines to the major hospitals in Mumbai, where a large number of dog […]

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 […]

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

Within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least three cases of confirmed dengue patients are reported each day and 37 cases of suspected dengue are reported daily as per the averages and information provided by the BMC to RTI activist Anil Galgali

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per monthRTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubella

In Mumbai and Maharashtra, this campaign will be launched on November 27, 2018. During this campaign, 30 lakhs children will be vaccinated in Mumbai

Mumbai: BMC and state govt launches largest vaccination against measles and rubellaThe Government of India has set a goal to eliminate measles and control rubella syndrome by the year 2020. India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination campaign against measles-rubella on February 05, 2017. Till date, the campaign is completed in 28 states and more than 13 crore children (between 9 months and 15 years […]

Soon, ATM machines to dispense medicine in Mumbai?

A corporator from Malad West has put forth a proposal to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to install ATM machines which can dispense medicines at civic-run hospitals in Mumbai

Soon, ATM machines to dispense medicine in Mumbai?We live in an age of convenience where everything is available online and within reach of our finger tips. Just as the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) help in saving time, by helping you avoid long queues at the bank. Similarly, if this proposal is accepted then the ATM machines will provide you with medicines thereby […]

Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door TB campaign in November

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to conduct a door-to-door tuberculosis campaign for two weeks this month. It aims to find the maximum of cases in congested and crammed slum areas of the city

Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door TB campaign in NovemberThe door-to-door campaign will be held from November 12 to 24. The previous door-to-door campaign was in January, this year. From January 11 to 27. Health officers will visit the slum areas. Door-to-door check-ups will be conducted. Newly detected TB patients will be promptly treated. 297 teams of consisting of health workers have been formed. […]

Mumbai: BMC to appoint counsellors in its schools

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

Mumbai: BMC to appoint counsellors in its schoolsIn 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 […]
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