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 […]

Biometric attendance: BMC hospital staff to protest on March 22

BMC hospital employees have not been given their salaries due to glitches in the biometric attendance system. The workers have demanded to remove the errors in the system before linking them to biometric attendance pay. Employees warn that if the administration does not fulfil their demands they will take out a protest march against the municipal corporation

Biometric attendance: BMC hospital staff to protest on March 22Implemented across Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run hospitals, doctors, staffers and nurses have to use biometrics to register their entry and exit from hospital daily. But, due to the glitch the attendance wasn’t registered. And the salaries of the nurses, doctors and staffers were cut. Owing to which the staffers haven’t got their salaries. Also, […]

Biometric attendance: Hospital staff protests at KEM and Nair Hospital

Staffers at the civic-run KEM Hospital protested against non-payment of salaries due to biometric attendance system introduced by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) across all its hospitals. The staffers protested at KEM as well as BYL Nair Hospital

Biometric attendance: Hospital staff protests at KEM and Nair HospitalOn Thursday, the staffers aggressively protested in the hospital premises. On Wednesday, the staffers who protested at Dr Avinash Supe, the Dean of KEM Hospital’s office, were joined by the staffers from the BYL Nair Hospital. Implemented across BMC-run hospitals, doctors, staffers and nurses have to use biometrics to register their entry and exit from […]

Biometric system: Hospital staff protests in KEM Hospital

The state government introduced the biometric system, so that doctors and the nurses are present at the hospital on time. But, the BMC hospital workers are united against the government’s decision. On Wednesday, at Mumbai’s KEM Hospital, the hospital workers are protesting against this decision

Biometric system: Hospital staff protests in KEM HospitalThe salaries of nurses, medical officers and doctors working in the hospital in different shifts have not been released. Owing to which, around 150 paramedical staff protested outside DR Avinash Supe, Dean of KEM Hospital’s office. The workers demanded to stop the application of the biometric process. After government’s order, the biometric system was set […]

Congenital heart diseases: S L Raheja Hospital trains aanganwadi sevikas

Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) impacts over 8 in every 1000 new-born children in India, the Paediatric Cardiac team at SL Raheja with an aim to effectively identify, screen and provide corrective treatment to these children, in conjunction with socially responsible stakeholders initiated a program on Saturday

Congenital heart diseases: S L Raheja Hospital trains aanganwadi sevikasIn its first leg, over 300 Aanganwadi Sevikas from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation-G North Ward were engaged with over the past two days, through sessions on Congenital Heart Disease – its prevalence, identifying symptoms and ‘call for action’ steps to be taken. They were tutored to identify children with; Difficult or unusually fast breathing Bluish […]

Mumbai blood banks face acute shortage

Mumbai is experiencing a shortage of blood supply during this winter. The city blood bank officials said, they are witnessing a drop in blood donors due to the lack of blood donation camps 

Mumbai blood banks face acute shortageThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and their […]

Ready to work in rural areas? DMER proposes 10% quota in medical colleges

The state has been facing shortage of doctors in rural areas. Owing to which, The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have forwarded the proposal to the state’s medical education ministry. As per the proposal, 250 medical seats will be exclusively reserved for these medical students

Ready to work in rural areas? DMER proposes 10% quota in medical collegesSoon, the state medical education department will be reserving 10 per cent of the medical seats in its medical colleges for students who agree to serve 10 years of compulsory service in rural Maharashtra. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have forwarded the proposal to the state’s medical education ministry. “It is a […]

Rat menace: 2 patients bitten by rat in Mumbai’s Shatabdi hospital

This is the second incident in the period of 10 days. Where a rat has bitten patients admitted in BMC run Shatabdi hospital. These two shocking incidents have raised a big question about patient’s safety, health and the hygiene

Rat menace: 2 patients bitten by rat in Mumbai’s Shatabdi hospital  Rat menace in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) run hospitals in Mumbai has surfaced once again, as two cases have been reported from Kandivali’s Shatabdi Hospital. On Sunday evening, a 65-year-old Shilaben Shah was admitted in Shatabdi hospital after she suffered leg fracture. She was bitten by a rat on her left leg, while she was […]
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