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 […]

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HC

A petition filed in the Bombay High Court, highlights an incident wherein a person lost out on a chance of being donated with an organ from a potential donor. This happened as the hospital did not have a license to carry out organ retrieval. This shows how people can suffer due to needless technicalities. Taking light of this, the high court has asked the Maharashtra government to take measures to prevent such situations

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HCThe Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to formulate guidelines to handle emergency situations with respect to brain-dead patients and organ donation The court was hearing a petition filed by Swapnil Raut, on an end-stage kidney disease patient awaiting donor kidney from a brain-dead patient. “The court has directed the state government […]

Bombay HC grants permission for abortion in 28th week of pregnancy

The bench took note of the argument by petitioners lawyer Meenaz Kakalia that if the abortion was not allowed, not only the child will be born with abnormalities, but forcing the woman to continue with the pregnancy will cause her much trauma and affect her mental health, and thereby her constitutional right to life

Bombay HC grants permission for abortion in 28th week of pregnancyToday in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court today allowed a woman to terminate her 28-week pregnancy, taking into consideration among other things, the mental trauma she was likely to suffer as her foetus was found to have severe abnormalities. While the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act does not allow termination of pregnancy after 20 […]

‘Positive about resuming duty as male constable’

Lalita Salve, who recently approached Bombay HC, seeking leave of absence to undergo a sex-change surgery and resume as a male constable after being denied leave by her seniors, said she is ready to embrace her true identity. She said she will ‘go ahead with the surgery irrespective of government decision’

‘Positive about resuming duty as male constable’“I am a man. No one needs to tell me this. I know it myself,” affirmed Lalita Salve, a police constable from Beed. Salve grabbed headlines recently when she approaching the Bombay High Court, seeking leave of absence to undergo a sex-change surgery and resume as a male constable after being denied leave by her […]

Bombay HC rejects abortion plea of minor rape victim

The father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 27-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim

Bombay HC rejects abortion plea of minor rape victimMumbai’s 16-year-old minor victim will not be able to abort her child. As Bombay High Court rejected the abortion plea which was filed by her father. The victim’s father has sought the permission to terminate her pregnancy on the grounds of her physical incapability to bear and deliver a child. The victim is mentioned to […]