Ahead of World AIDS Day, Mumbai AIDS Control Society launches ‘Jindagi’ app for patients

The apps named ‘Jindagi’ and ‘Samvaad’ were launched by Kishori Pednekar who was recently named as Mumbai’s new mayor. The Jindagi app is aimed at helping HIV patients, while Samvaad is targeted towards HIV counsellors. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Shrikala Acharya, additional project director of (MDACS), informed, “The Jindagi app will help […]

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Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosis

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had dispatched 2,700 teams, consisting of one male and female worker each, who screened as many as 10 lakh households in the slums More than 5,000 Mumbaikars are suspected to have tuberculosis (TB) and around 2,362 may be at the risk of leprosy, as per the findings of a health […]

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Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problems

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had conducted health check-ups of more than 2 lakh children Currently, over 34,000 students are undergoing treatment at various civic-run hospitals for different health ailments Mumbai has also witnessed a steep rise in students getting addicted to tobacco and other products. In order to save the next generation from diseases […]

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Mumbai: One-and-a-half-year-old boy falls in open manhole, search operations still on-going

The incident occurred in Malad (East), Mumbai, on the Goregaon Mulund Link Road, near the Italian company in Ambedkar Nagar. The child was playing and fell in an open manhole, this happened around 9:30 pm on Wednesday night. The BMC was informed about this at 10:25 pm. An official from BMC’s disaster management cell said, […]

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Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employees

In order to help wean the civic employees from their addiction, the Bombay Psychiatrist Society has launched a ‘de-addiction’ programme in all the 24 BMC wards of Mumbai. Through these programmes, awareness will be created among the BMC staff about addiction and its ill effects on their mental and physical health. On Thursday, July 4, […]

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Action to be taken against errant medicine suppliers under MESMA Act?

In the standing committee meeting of the BMC, a corporator demanded that the MESMA Act should be implemented on medicine suppliers who fail to supply drugs and essential medicines to civic hospitals on time. The standing committee has responded positively to this proposal. Major civic-hospitals like KEM, Nair, Sion, Cooper and other peripheral hospitals were […]

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Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injured

Its impact can already be seen in Mumbai as the strong gusts of wind caused a few acrylic sheets from the Bandra skywalk. According to information received from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster management cell, this incident was reported by the Traffic Police in Bandra. The incident took place around 1:24 p.m. today afternoon. Few […]

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BMC directs fire brigade to carry out audit across civic-run hospitals

The directions of the fire audit have been given in wake of the fire incident in ESIC Hospital at Andheri in December last year The fire audit will cover all the civic-run hospitals, nursing homes, dispensaries, and health centres 28 nursing homes, 16 peripheral hospitals, 175 dispensaries and, 208 health centres will be covered in […]

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Soon, barcodes to be printed on BMC hospital-distributed medicines

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is contemplating to introduce a barcode system on medicines distribution in civic-run hospitals. This system will ensure that no medicine procured by the BMC will land up in the open market. The barcode system will help in curbing the sale and purchase of medicines and bring transparency in the system. […]

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