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 […]

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancy

Recently, across India, a number of cases have surfaced where people are approaching the judicial authorities to terminate the over 20-week pregnancy of the women. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors feel that there is a need to make amendments in the MTP Act

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancyA father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 26-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. The court had asked the board to […]

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC orders

Activists express concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of the state. They have written to state CM and the Mayor asking them to implement all orders passed by the high court

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC ordersExpressing their concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor C Vidhyasagar Rao. The letter, written by the activists on July 21, says, “Bombay High Court, since 1993, has passed many orders to […]

In a gesture of solidarity, Punekars to hug doctors

In order to tackle the rising number of attacks on doctors, Pune-based Jan Aarogya Abhiyan and Pune Citizen Doctor Forum (PCDF) have come up with an initiative called "jaduki jappi", where residents of Pune will hug different doctors in the city. Residents from Pune are asked to take selfie with their doctor, to offer them flowers and to give them a 'jaduki jhappi'

In a gesture of solidarity, Punekars to hug doctorsThe initiative is undertaken to develop a cordial relationship between the residents and doctors and restore the trust which has been hampered after recent incidents of attacks on doctors. Recently, an orthopaedic doctor form Government medical college in Dhule was beaten up allegedly by the relatives of a patient. Following which, the resident doctors across […]

Government not serious about identifying children with learning disabilities  

All over the world there are about 5% to 10% of children who suffer from learning disabilities. The figures reveal that the vast majority of children with learning disabilities are never diagnosed even after 70 years of Independence

Government not serious about identifying children with learning disabilities  Ishaan Awasthi in ‘Taare Zameen Par’ epitomised the plight of children with learning disabilities. But, little has changed since then in the country. Except four states, the rest of the country has never heard about learning disabilities (LD). The numbers of children diagnosed and registered as having learning disabilities during 2014, 2016 CBSE (10th and […]

Absence of a doctor doesn’t necessarily lead to criminal negligence, rules Supreme Court

The allegation against the doctor was that after having called for a physician, she did not wait in the hospital and did not attend upon the patient

Absence of a doctor doesn’t necessarily lead to criminal negligence, rules Supreme CourtQuashing a criminal case lodged against a doctor, the Supreme Court has held that an ‘error in judgment’ by a doctor does not make him guilty of criminal negligence under Section 304-A IPC. The allegation against the doctor was that after having called for a physician, she did not wait in the hospital and did […]

Each one of us should become mental health soldiers, psychiatrists tell Bombay High Court staff

On the eve of World Health Day, eminent psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty addressed the HC staff on how to deal with stress in daily life. The workshop was organised by Maharashtra State Legal service authority

Each one of us should become mental health soldiers, psychiatrists tell Bombay High Court staffOn the eve of World Health Day, eminent psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty addressed the Bombay High Court staff on how to deal with stress in daily life. This year, World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen depression as theme for World Health Day, which is observed on April 7 to spread awareness on various health topics. […]