BMC budget 2019: Healthy Mumbaikar on BMC’s agenda  

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced its annual budget for the city today. The civic budget for the first time crossed Rs 30,000 crore mark. The overall budget for the city this year amounted to Rs 30,692 crore rupees

BMC budget 2019: Healthy Mumbaikar on BMC’s agenda  After the Union Budget, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) presented its budget for financial year 2019-20. BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta presents civic budget for Mumbai. This is the fourth budget which was presented by Ajoy Mehta during his current tenure. Keeping health as an important priority in its budget the BMC has allocated Rs 4151.14 […]

Mumbai: BMC soon to install sanitary pad vending machines at public toilets

The idea of the sanitary vending machine was presented by Dr Saeeda Khan, an NCP corporator from L ward (Kurla), keeping in mind the deplorable conditions of public toilets across Mumbai. This proposal has now made its way to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC’s) standing committee where will be debated upon. Currently, the idea has been accepted in principal but it requires a final approval

Mumbai: BMC soon to install sanitary pad vending machines at public toiletsMenstrual hygiene is an important concept for the betterment of woman’s health. And it is high time that women get better access to basic hygiene. Keeping this in mind the BMC is soon going to set-up sanitary pad vending machines across the city. The proposal which was earlier mooted is soon set to reach fruition. […]

Mumbai: BMC to increase its health budget, civic hospital to soon turn into multi-specialities

Sixty per cent of the people in Mumbai, live in the Eastern and Western suburbs, and the peripheral hospitals are their lifeline. Many times the patient has to travel all the way to the major hospital, as appropriate facilities are not available in the peripheral hospital. Now with this new decision the BMC intends to convert peripheral hospitals into multi-specialty hospitals

Mumbai: BMC to increase its health budget, civic hospital to soon turn into multi-specialitiesThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to increase the health budget for the year 2019-20. The move aims at upgrading the peripheral hospitals to multi-specialty hospitals. This move will reduce the patients’ load on the major civic-hospitals, and the corporation can cater to a large number of poor and needy patients. The health budget […]

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals witness an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine

The anti-rabies vaccine is crucial as it can help save the lives of people bitten by dogs. As it is well-known, that delayed treatment of rabies can worsen the symptoms or can even cause death. While Mumbai is facing an acute shortage of the vaccine, health experts stated that the BMC should look into this matter on a priority basis

Mumbai: Civic-run hospitals witness an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccineCivic-run hospitals in Mumbai are witnessing an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccines. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the shortage is due to the on-going issues between the manufactures and the wholesalers. The BMC had earlier decided to supply the anti-rabies vaccines to the major hospitals in Mumbai, where a large number of dog […]

Mumbai: Children studying in civic-run schools to get free medical treatment

As per the data of the Integrated Child Development Scheme, in Mumbai, 2,69,893 children are under the age of six, and 3,85,976 children are under the age of 18, that are suffering from various medical conditions. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide free medical treatment to those who are under the age of 18

Mumbai: Children studying in civic-run schools to get free medical treatmentChildren studying in BMC-run schools in Mumbai, will now be treated for free of cost. The BMC has taken a decision to provide free medical treatment to the children till the age of 1. Not only the medical treatment, but if a child requires surgery, then it will also be done for free. Children studying […]

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

Within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least three cases of confirmed dengue patients are reported each day and 37 cases of suspected dengue are reported daily as per the averages and information provided by the BMC to RTI activist Anil Galgali

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per monthRTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctors

The duty hours of resident doctors working in government-run hospitals are soon going to be fixed. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra has formed different committees to decide upon the working hours of resident doctors

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctorsEarlier, there were no guidelines in place to determine the working hours or what type of work was to be assigned to resident doctors in their first, second, and third year of residency. There is a high workload on resident doctors due to a shortage of doctors in government hospitals. On September 25, The Bombay […]

Mumbai: Nutritionists to offer diet tips at civic-run dispensaries  

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is set to appoint dieticians at its 72 dispensaries across Mumbai. The BMC has taken this decision due to the rising lifestyle-related diseases in Mumbai

Mumbai: Nutritionists to offer diet tips at civic-run dispensaries  Soon, dieticians will offer free consultations in dispensaries which are run by the BMC in Mumbai. The kind of lifestyle you live has many consequences on your health. Many diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases etc., are rapidly increasing among Mumbaikars. Diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease are increasing. Diet is also equally […]

Mumbai: BMC takes step to make healthcare accessible to elderly patients

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved a proposal which will help bed-ridden patients and senior citizens access healthcare. This move will help benefit countless elderly patients in all the municipal wards of the city

Mumbai: BMC takes step to make healthcare accessible to elderly patientsThe BMC has gone ahead with a proposal which is sure to help many older adults in Mumbai. The proposal which was put forth to the BMC standing committee by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator, Dr Saeeda Khan. The aim of this initiative is to make it easier for bed-ridden patients to undergo blood test, […]

Maha: Bombay HC raps state govt, BMC over govt doctors petition

The number of patients that these doctors treat in a course of one day is overwhelming. There is a huge patient load on resident doctors, with early morning OPD’s and continuous rounds examining and monitoring patients in hospital wards. The doctors end up sacrificing their own health and personal time for the benefit of the patients

Maha: Bombay HC raps state govt, BMC over govt doctors petitionThe Bombay High Court has issues show cause notice to the state government, state health ministry, Directorate of Medical Education, along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in connection with the petition filed by doctors working for state and civic hospitals. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Central MARD president, Dr Lokesh Kumar Chirwatkar, said, […]