BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja Foundation

According to RTI filed by Praja Foundtion, the BMC claimed that they were malnourished child in Mumbai in 2016-17. Praja Foundation alleged that the BMC has merely changed the definition of malnutrition

BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja FoundationIn 2015-16, a survey conducted by the municipal school in Mumbai showed that 64,681 students were malnourished. In 2016-17, there were no malnourished children in BMC schools In 2015-16, the number of malnourished children in the municipal school was at 34%. This has come down to just 5% in 2017-18 years. Now, through an RTI […]

Mumbai: BMC takes step to make healthcare accessible to elderly patients

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved a proposal which will help bed-ridden patients and senior citizens access healthcare. This move will help benefit countless elderly patients in all the municipal wards of the city

Mumbai: BMC takes step to make healthcare accessible to elderly patientsThe BMC has gone ahead with a proposal which is sure to help many older adults in Mumbai. The proposal which was put forth to the BMC standing committee by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator, Dr Saeeda Khan. The aim of this initiative is to make it easier for bed-ridden patients to undergo blood test, […]

World Rabies Day: Stray dog bites occur once every 30 minutes in Thane, finds RTI

September 28 is World Rabies Day. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. September 28 also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine

World Rabies Day: Stray dog bites occur once every 30 minutes in Thane, finds RTIStray dogs have become a menace not only in Mumbai but in Thane as well. An RTI data revealed that, from 2010 to 2017, in the last 7 years close to 90,000 people have been beaten by the stray dogs. An RTI data revealed that a stray dog bites one Thane residents every 30 minutes. […]

Maha: Bombay HC raps state govt, BMC over govt doctors petition

The number of patients that these doctors treat in a course of one day is overwhelming. There is a huge patient load on resident doctors, with early morning OPD’s and continuous rounds examining and monitoring patients in hospital wards. The doctors end up sacrificing their own health and personal time for the benefit of the patients

Maha: Bombay HC raps state govt, BMC over govt doctors petitionThe Bombay High Court has issues show cause notice to the state government, state health ministry, Directorate of Medical Education, along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in connection with the petition filed by doctors working for state and civic hospitals. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Central MARD president, Dr Lokesh Kumar Chirwatkar, said, […]

Stingray threat: BMC asks Mumbaikars to stay alert during Ganapati visarjan

Every year, thousands of Mumbaikars throng the shores of Girgaum Chowpatty and other beaches like Dadar and Juhu to bid farewell to their beloved deity, Lord Ganesha. While the journey of the devotees has come to an end, they have another challenge to face while entering the sea

Stingray threat: BMC asks Mumbaikars to stay alert during Ganapati visarjanThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an alert for all the Mumbaikars. Stingrays has been spotted in large numbers along the seashores in Mumbai. BMC has warned devotees to be cautious while entering the water with their Ganesh idols. Stingray might sting devotees if they accidentally step on the fish. Stingrays possess poisonous barbs, […]

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengue

September has witnessed a rise in cases of the vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. In total, 307 cases of malaria and 213 cases of dengue respectively, were recorded in civic-run hospitals. August recorded. The cases of dengue have shot up as they were just 82 cases of dengue in the  month of August

Mumbai witnesses drastic rise in cases of dengueThe city also witnessed 19 cases of leptospirosis this month. The number of deaths due to leptospirosis was one, while dengue also claimed one life. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) report on monsoon-related diseases: Diseases September 2017 September 2018 (Till 16 September) Malaria   849 307 Gastro   532 227 Hepatitis   105 […]

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menace

Cases have been filed against 563 people and the BMC has collected fine of Rs 63 lakhs from Mumbaikars

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menaceThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for not taking preventive measures to curb the mosquito menace by destroying or looking out for mosquito breeding spots. The BMC has initiated action against Mumbaikars between January-June 2018. Insecticide department of BMC has penalised the citizens for not taking due care to of […]

Govt and civic-run hospitals facing severe staff crunch, states Praja Foundation

Praja foundation releases report on state of Mumbai’s health system.  The survey was conducted by Hansa research for Praja foundation.  The survey was conducted across 20,078 households in the city

Govt and civic-run hospitals facing severe staff crunch, states Praja FoundationHere are the findings of the survey: Average annual spending by Mumbaikars on medical expenses is 9.1 per cent of their household income. Therefore it figures an estimated annual spent 24,766 crore on hospital/medical cost by the overall household in Mumbai. 26 civic-run hospitals in the city are facing staff shortage at around 39 per […]

Mumbai: Build special hospital for patients with mental illnesses, demands Sena corporator  

Mumbai has been witnessing a steep rise in the number of people who are suffering from mental illnesses. As per the recent survey which was done by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over 1.74 lakh Mumbaikars are suffering from mental illnesses

Mumbai: Build special hospital for patients with mental illnesses, demands Sena corporator  Raising this issue in the BMC during a meeting, Shiv Sena corporator, Sheetal Mhatre has demanded that the civic administration should set-up a special hospital to cater to the increasing population with mental illness. Due to the peer pressure and faulty lifestyle mental illness in India are spreading like an epidemic. People are suffering from […]

Mumbai: No roadside food stalls near Ganesh pandals

As Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner the Brihnanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued a stern order, warning that no roadside food stalls will be allowed near Ganpati pandals. This decision has been taken to prevent outbreak of diseases and safeguard public health

Mumbai: No roadside food stalls near Ganesh pandalsThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an order that no roadside food stalls will be allowed near Ganpati Pandals. The decision has been taken to curb the spread of water-borne disease. Action will be taken against those, who will set up a food stall near Ganpati Pandals. In order to tackle with the rising […]
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