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 […]

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness session

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) often echoes the sentiment of being the flag bearers of change in the city. To bring to life this outlook and to observe the occasion of the upcoming World Heart Day, over 100 workers of the G-North Ward of the BMC took part in an initiative to gain insight on the process and importance of organ donation

BMC workers participate in the organ donation awareness sessionOrgan donation is the need of the hour as one organ donor can save up to eight lives. Owing to which, BMC workers participated in a session which was conducted by Medics from S.L Raheja hospital – A Fortis Associate. The event focused on how there is a need for more potential donors to come forward and pledge their organs, […]

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for lepto

Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread diseases transmitted by animals to humans. The infection is generally transmitted to humans by water that has been contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with humans through unhealed breaks in the skin, the eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for leptoMumbai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since the last two days. Though the city didn’t come to standstill as it had on August 29, incidences of waterlogging have been reported from many parts of the city. Taking this situation into account the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken steps to prevent the epidemic of leptospirosis […]

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMC

In the 11 days of September, the city has reported 102 dengue cases while only 93 dengue cases were recorded in August. This September, the weather seems suitable for breeding of aedes aegypti mosquitoes, say experts

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMCThe Aedes aegypti mosquito’s carrier of dengue virus breeding spots is being found in stagnant fresh water. Also, the incessant pouring on the city has increased the risk of increasing the mosquito breeding spots. This has put the administration on their toes to control the epidemic. The officials have also asked for the cooperation from […]

Dengue dilemma: KEM hospital forms teams to fight dengue

They say, ‘prevention is better than cure’, so acting promptly to this, KEM hospital has gone extra mile to keep dengue at bay, by taking necessary precautionary measures for doctors as well as the hospital staff. The hospital has formed teams to tackle dengue, which is creating havoc in Mumbai

Dengue dilemma: KEM hospital forms teams to fight dengueWhile many patients are coming to the city hospitals to get treated for dengue, KEM hospital is taking measures to see that the doctors don’t fall prey to it. But one of the main concerns is the government hospitals as they generally have breeding spots owing to stagnant waters and so on. Hence, special teams […]

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseases

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has designed a ‘Monsoon Related App’, which is free of cost and can be downloaded in any android phone. With the help of this app, people will get the information regarding various life-threatening diseases on one click. The app will be inaugurated on September 19

BMC goes digital for health, develops an app to provide information on various diseasesMonsoon invites a host of diseases like malaria, dengue, and leptospirosis and so on. Every year, the number of patients suffering with these diseases goes on increasing as there is a lack of awareness amongst people, regarding these diseases. Owing to the rise in the number of patients, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working to […]

Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on Monday

It has been nearly a week since August 29 which turned out to be a dreadful day for several people in Mumbai. The city itself came to a standstill due to incessant rains. After this, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) held an emergency meeting on Monday to review the preparations to stop the spread of infectious diseases in the city. The meeting was chaired by the Dr Avinash Supe, dean of KEM Hospital in Parel, Mumbai

Post the deluge in Mumbai, BMC held an emergency review meeting on MondayTuesday, August 29, will be a day that will go down in history. Mumbaikars will never forget this fateful day, when aamchi Mumbai was severely flooded. The BMC had recently urged the citizens to take preventive medication in order to avoid diseases like leptospirosis. There is a risk of an increase in mosquito breeding sites […]

After Dr Amarapurkar’s death, activist draws attention to deaths of conservancy workers

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent gastroenterologist from Bombay Hospital lost his life after falling into a manhole near India Bulls Centre One. His body was found in Worli by Mumbai Fire Brigade. After this shocking incident, a social activist, Ramesh Haralkar has raised an important question regarding the safety and security of BMC’s conservancy who clean Mumbai’s numerous manholes

After Dr Amarapurkar’s death, activist draws attention to deaths of conservancy workers“The death of Dr Amarapurkar is very unfortunate. No one should die in this way. Can we now pay attention to the deaths of conservancy workers which occur in manholes?” This is question was raised by Ramesh Haralkar, President of Safai Kamgar Parivartan Sangh while speaking to My Medical Mantra. Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, an eminent […]