Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctors

The duty hours of resident doctors working in government-run hospitals are soon going to be fixed. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra has formed different committees to decide upon the working hours of resident doctors

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctorsEarlier, there were no guidelines in place to determine the working hours or what type of work was to be assigned to resident doctors in their first, second, and third year of residency. There is a high workload on resident doctors due to a shortage of doctors in government hospitals. On September 25, The Bombay […]

Furnish the list of illegal nursing homes, Bombay High Court directs state govt

To stop the ill practices of the private hospitals, and to protect the interest of the patients, the Union Government has passed the Clinical Establishment Act. However, the Maharashtra government has not moved an inch to implement the Act in the state. The Bombay High Court, on Thursday, had directed the government to reply on the issue

Furnish the list of illegal nursing homes, Bombay High Court directs state govtThe Bombay High Court on Thursday, (October 11) cracked a whip on the Maharashtra government. The court rapped the Maharashtra government on the issue of implementing the Clinical Establishment Act in the state. The court has directed the state government to file the reply in this regard. The Union Health Ministry, in a written order, […]

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, […]

Govt docs file petition in Bombay High Court over long work hours

Doctors employed in government hospital often work for long hours, at times these doctors work for 72 hours at a stretch. The tremendous amount of work takes a toll on the health of the doctors. The stress impacts their well-being

Govt docs file petition in Bombay High Court over long work hoursThe 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 […]

Appoint psychiatrists as mental hospital’s heads: Nagpur doc appeals to High Court

A Nagpur-based doctor, Dr Nirmala Vaze, has filed a petition the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court. She has demanded the court to direct the State government to appoint the psychiatrists as the head at their mental hospitals. She says that a psychiatrist understands a patient well and it is an appropriate choice.

Appoint psychiatrists as mental hospital’s heads: Nagpur doc appeals to High CourtSpeaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Nirmala Vaze’s advocate, Smita Singalkar, said, “We have made two demands in the petition. One is to ensure proper implementation of the rules in the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, and second is to hire a psychiatrist for the post of medical officer. The psychiatrist has to play an important […]

IMA asks doctors to avoid consultations on phone, Whatsapp

The Indian Medical Association, the largest body of allopathy doctors in India, has advised doctors to not prescribe medicines over the phone. The IMA has issued an advisory to all its members to refrain from having WhatsApp and telephonic consultations

IMA asks doctors to avoid consultations on phone, WhatsappThe IMA’s directives have come in the lieu of Bombay High Court’s order, where the court had not granted bail to a Ratnagiri based doctor couple, on the grounds that the doctor had committed a grave mistake by prescribing medicines over the phone Doctor, I am suffering from a stomach pain, can you suggest some […]

Maha: Govt imposes MESMA act on nurses, technicians strike at Sassoon Hospital 

The Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) which prohibits doctors from going on strike, will now be extended to other supporting staff of the hospital

Maha: Govt imposes MESMA act on nurses, technicians strike at Sassoon Hospital Minister of state for Medical Education Ravindra Chavan, said that Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) is made applicable to B J Medical College’s Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) from July 07. He informed about this on Monday in the State Legislative Assembly. The Bombay High Court, last week, had directed the state government to take […]

Formulating law to regulate private hospital, Maha govt to Bombay HC

The Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that it is in process of devising a stringent law, on similar lines to the central government’s Clinical Establishments Act, for regulating private nursing homes and hospitals

Formulating law to regulate private hospital, Maha govt to Bombay HCAppearing for the state, Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni informed the court that the draft plan for such a law was already in place, and the government was in the process of finalising some amendments to it. He stated, “Some doctors and other members of the medical community had some objections and suggestions. A committee was […]

Mumbai: BMC corporator demands fire audit of eateries located in residential buildings

A corporator from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed and is demanding to conduct the fire audit of the eateries located in residential buildings. After the Kamala Mills fire, the BMC has started the drive to carry out fire audits of all the hotels and restaurants

Mumbai: BMC corporator demands fire audit of eateries located in residential buildingsAfter the fire at a hookah parlour in Kamala Mills claimed 14 innocent lives, in December last year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun the drive to carry out fire audit of the hotels and restaurants. Also, the Bombay High Court had given the directives to carry out fire audit of the roadside eateries […]

Is chicken safe for human consumption? HC to Maha govt

Recently, there has been a rise in food adulteration. The Bombay High Court has pulled up the state government over the use of pesticides being sprayed over fruits and vegetables. The other issue, the High Court wished to highlight was the antibiotic injections being used on chickens to make them appear plump. The High Court questioned the state government whether such food is safe to eat

Is chicken safe for human consumption? HC to Maha govtIs the chicken people consume safe? How safe are the grains and vegetables people consume? The Bombay High Court raised these questions in front of the state government. Day by day there is an increase in food adulteration, this can become a health risk to people. The Citizen Circle for Social Welfare and Education, filed […]
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