Mumbai: Private doctors to take charge of ICU’s in civic hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to give command of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the civic-run hospitals into the hands of private doctors. As per the administration, no doctors were ready to work in the ICU department of the civic-run hospital. Hence, the BMC administration has decided to appoint private doctors to work in the ICU’s of 12 suburban civic-run hospitals

Mumbai: Private doctors to take charge of ICU’s in civic hospitalsThe BMC which is the country’s richest civic body is not getting enough doctors to man the ICU departments of suburban hospitals. In order to fill in the vacant posts, the administration has decided to appoint private doctors to be in charge instead. A proposal regarding appointing the private doctors as in charge of the […]

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their families

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide nutritious food to the TB patients. Not only TB patients, but the families of the TB patients will also be included in this ration. 8 kgs ration will be provided to the TB patients for free at 641 DOTs centres in Mumbai

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their familiesDuring the discussion held in the standing committee meeting, corporator Rakhi Jadhav raised the question on nutritious food for the family members of the TB patients. Corporator Rais Shaikh, highlighted the points, whether the administration will provide nutritious food to the doctors and the health workers who get infected with tuberculosis while treating the patient. […]

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issues

In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought treatment for mental health issues

Mumbai witnesses rise in patients with mental health issuesThe study was conducted in collaboration with Department of Community Medicine, Sion Hospital. The study titled, ‘Study of the Morbidity Patterns in the MCGM healthcare facilities of City of Mumbai,’ the survey aimed to examine the disease patterns in the city of Mumbai, to study the drug requirements in view of current morbidity patterns and […]

BMC commissioner asks Mumbaikars to ‘starve’ rats to curb diseases

The BMC Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta has a novel approach to deal with the spread of leptospirosis this monsoon. He has appealed to citizens to not throw leftover food out in the open, as doing so can lead to an easy source of food for rats, which in turn helps boost their numbers

BMC commissioner asks Mumbaikars to ‘starve’ rats to curb diseasesCome Monsoon and Mumbai is faced with a wide range of problems from flooding to a rise in water borne diseases. Rats particularly are a problem to Mumbaikars and civic officials alike as they are carrier of certain diseases. People can fall prey to leptospirosis as it is transmitted from animals to humans. Last year, […]

Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray sponsor bio-toilet at Juhu beach

After campaigning for proper sanitation facilities in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Akshay Kumar, Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray, have funded a row of bio-toilets on Juhu Beach

Akshay Kumar and Aditya Thackeray sponsor bio-toilet at Juhu beachA few months earlier, Twinkle Khanna had posted a picture on twitter showing open defecation at Juhu beach. Now people living in the area and visitors will be able to access a bio-toilet installed with the help of funds donated by Akshay Kumar and Yuva Sena leader, Aditya Thackeray. He tweeted saying: Tweeps, @akshaykumar ji […]

Menstrual hygiene: Tee Foundation adopts 52 BMC schools

At an event organised in Mumbai today, BJP MLA Bharti Lavekar's 'Tee Foundation' foundation has adopted 52 BMC schools in Mumbai with an aim to promote menstrual hygiene and sanitation. Girls from these schools generally come from a poor background and have difficulty in accessing sanitary napkins

Menstrual hygiene: Tee Foundation adopts 52 BMC schoolsAs part of the initiative 10 sanitary napkins to each school girl per month 3,000 girls will be benefit from these free sanitary napkins each month Also, as disposal is a major issue and a disposable pouch will also be given to the girls. MLA Bharti Lavekar had started a first sanitary napkin bank in […]

Shocking! 1 lakh Mumbaikars bitten by dogs

Dog bite has become a grave issue in Mumbai. The number of patients suffering from dog bite in BMC clinics is going up. As per the figures released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in the year 2015-2017, total 64,934 patients who came to take treatment were bitten by the dogs. 11,432 people were bitten by the dogs in the city. 31,293 people were bitten by the dogs in the western suburbs. 22,179 people were bitten by the dogs in the eastern suburbs who were treated in the hospitals

Shocking! 1 lakh Mumbaikars bitten by dogsAs per the BMC’s figures: From March 2015- February 2016: 80, 934 people were bitten by dogs From March 2016- February 2017: 82, 546 people were bitten by the dogs From March 2017- February 2018: The figures increased up to 1 lakh 9 thousand 563 The number of stray dogs in Mumbai and Maharashtra is […]

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB-Free Mumbai’

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kick-started its TB free initiative, as part of this initiative several programmes will be organised across the city. It will also illuminate its landmark building in red for a week to raise awareness about the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares a theme on world TB Day each year. This year theme is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world’

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB-Free Mumbai’TB Scenario in Mumbai: In 2017, total 45,675 drug sensitive TB patients were notified from both public and private sector in Mumbai. Due to improved awareness and private sector notification efforts, case detection has improved. In 2017, 4,891 new multi-drug resistant TB patients and 670 XDR patients were registered. This is a result of increase […]

Need to find a public toilet? Google can soon help you out

Mumbaikars can now find a public toilet nearby with the ease of just one click. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has uploaded information regarding all public toilets in the city on Google Maps. It will guide you by showing public toilets which are in your vicinity

Need to find a public toilet? Google can soon help you outLocating a public toilet in a city like Mumbai is like searching for a needle in a haystack. As the number of toilets are very few. But now, Google will help you to find the exact location of nearby public toilets. Just search it on Google and you will surely find it. Since the last […]

BMC to conduct structural audit of all civic-run hospitals, after KEM mishap

The decision has been taken after the incident which took place in KEM hospital. Wherein part of the ceiling in the dialysis unit had collapsed injuring two people

BMC to conduct structural audit of all civic-run hospitals, after KEM mishapLast week’s horrifying accident at Mumbai’s civic-run hospital had left the BMC administration with a red face. To make amends, it has now taken upon the task of conducting a structural audit of all the major and peripheral hospitals in the city. I.A. Kundan, Additional commissioner (Health) BMC, has issued an order to the health […]
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