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

In the run-up to World AIDS Day, the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society (MDACS) in collaboration with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has launched two apps which will be beneficial for patients affected with HIV/AIDS

Ahead of World AIDS Day, Mumbai AIDS Control Society launches ‘Jindagi’ app for patientsThe 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 […]

Learn the new ‘ABCD’: BMC provides a health mantra to Mumbaikars

On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started a new initiative to promote fitness among citizens of Mumbai. It is A-B-C-D, Active Body Changla Diet

Learn the new ‘ABCD’: BMC provides a health mantra to MumbaikarsThe BMC has given a different meaning to the first four letters of the alphabet and this new meaning should play a significant role in improving your health and the health of your family members. Active Body, Changla Diet is a formula which will keep you fit and prevent diseases which are caused due to […]

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosis

According to the survey, of the 5,342 people suspected to have TB, 172 tested positive for tuberculosis

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosisThe 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 […]

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

Around 60 per cent of students studying in Mumbai’s civic-run schools are suffering from tooth decay and gum-related ailments. This was revealed by data collected from health camps conducted at municipal schools, so far this year

Mumbai: 60% students from municipal schools suffer from oral health problemsThe 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 […]

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

On Wednesday, July 10, a one-and-a half-year-old boy fell into an open manhole while playing outside his house. When his parents could find their son, a call was made to BMC’s disaster management cell. The rescue operations are still underway as the fire brigade is still not able to locate the child after a lot of efforts. Two years ago, Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, a renowned gastroenterologist died unfortunately when he slipped and fell into an open manhole during the August 28 deluge in 2017

Mumbai: One-and-a-half-year-old boy falls in open manhole, search operations still on-goingThe 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, […]

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

In a recent survey that was conducted by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) authorities, it was found that over 3,000 employees consume tobacco and over 1,333 employees are suffering from chronic diseases related to oral health. Another survey revealed that the number of employees addicted to alcohol is also quite high

Mumbai: Psychiatrist Society to launch ‘de-addiction’ programme for BMC employeesIn 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, […]

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

The issue of shortage of medicines in civic hospitals was raised at the Standing Committee meeting of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday. Corporators cutting across parties said they supported the administration’s plan to launch a crackdown on the errant medicine suppliers

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 […]

Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injured

With Cyclone Vayu being 280km away from Mumbai, the city has been experiencing strong winds since early morning on Wednesday, June 12. Mumbaikars have been advised to stay away from coastal areas

Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injuredIts 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 […]

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

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked the Mumbai Fire Brigade to carry out a fire audit at various civic-run hospitals across the city  

BMC directs fire brigade to carry out audit across civic-run hospitalsThe 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 […]

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

According to the health department sources, many times the doctors ask the patients to purchase medicines from the open market citing that it is out of stock. It puts extra pressure on the poor and needy patients

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