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 […]

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year

Mumbai recorded fewer cases of leptospirosis and malaria in August 2019, while the same period in August 2018 saw 853 cases of malaria and 46 cases of leptospirosis. This year from August 1st to 11th, the city witnessed 259 cases of malaria and 15 cases of leptospirosis

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year465 cases of dengue-like illnesses were admitted in August 2019 as compared to 2,317 in August 2018. Incidence of dengue, leptospirosis, malaria and gastroenteritis is less compared to previous year cases. Less cases of leptospirosis were reported in the current year despite of multiple situations of flooding in Mumbai. This attributable to 3 rounds of […]

Mumbai: 7-yr-old boy drowns after falling in open drain in Dharavi

The incident happened on Monday afternoon. The boy was rescued by police and was taken to Mumbai's civic-run Sion hospital. Doctors at Sion hospital declared Amit Jaiswal (7) brought dead

Mumbai: 7-yr-old boy drowns after falling in open drain in DharaviIn yet another shocking incident, Mumbai’s death trap has taken one more innocent life. 7-year-old Amit Jaiswal from Dharavi, Mumbai fell into an open drain and then got drowned. Police personnel immediately rushed to rescue the boy. Amit was rescued and shifted to Mumbai’s civic-run Sion hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. While speaking […]

Mumbai witnesses 36 cases of swine flu, so far this monsoon

Civic-run hospitals in Mumbai have recorded 36 cases of swine flu in total, so far this month. Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and result in a barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, and listless behaviour; the virus can be transmitted to humans

Mumbai witnesses 36 cases of swine flu, so far this monsoonMumbai recorded its first suspected swine flu death on Saturday night. A 26-year-old woman from Mumbra succumbed to the suspected H1N1 virus after she stopped responding to treatment. Danishta Idress Khan had been admitted to the civic-run KEM Hospital in Parel in the first week of July. She was diagnosed with swine flu and was […]

Mumbai: Widows of HIV+ patients to receive monetary aid from BMC

A proposal was accepted in the standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which will help provide financial help to widows of HIV positive patients

Mumbai: Widows of HIV+ patients to receive monetary aid from BMCThe widow will be given the aid, regardless if they themselves are affected with HIV or not. This decision will help women after their husband’s death. Each month the widows will receive Rs 1,000 as aid. This will especially benefit women from economically weaker sections of society. In this year’s budget, the BMC Commissioner has […]

Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employees

In a recent survey that was conducted by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) authorities, it was found that over 3,000 employees consume tobacco and over 1,333 employees are suffering from chronic diseases related to oral health. Another survey revealed that the number of employees addicted to alcohol is also quite high

Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employeesIn order to help wean the civic employees from their addiction, the Bombay Psychiatrist Society has launched a ‘de-addiction’ programme in all the 24 BMC wards of Mumbai. Through these programmes, awareness will be created among the BMC staff about addiction and its ill effects on their mental and physical health. On Thursday, July 4, […]

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritis

As the monsoon has progressed over the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has released a health report on the list of cases of people suffering from monsoon-related diseases. So far, for the month of June, the BMC has reported 282 cases of hepatitis, 777 cases of gastroenteritis, 310 cases of malaria, 8 dengue cases, and 5 cases of leptospirosis  

Mumbai witnesses a rise in cases of hepatitis and gastroenteritisWhen the monsoons hit the country, a whiff of damp Earth engulfs our senses; we are often habituated to sipping on a cup of hot tea with a plate of our favourite comfort snacks, listening to 90’s retro music and enjoying the sound of raindrops. However, the reality of the seasonal situation is a bit […]

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailments

In order to treat cases related to monsoon-related illness, the civic-run hospitals have started a monsoon Out Patient Department (OPD) in their premises. The civic-run hospitals will also soon organise blood donation drives as a precautionary measure to be prepared for emergency cases

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailmentsUsually after the heavy rainfall, a few weeks later more and more patients come for a medical check-up. Infections by virus and bacteria are main threats, hence, people need to adopt preventives measures and it is advisable to visit doctors. In the last three years (2015-2018), there were 97 deaths caused due to dengue in […]

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 […]
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