Mumbai: Civic body to upgrade peripheral hospitals to a ‘multi-speciality’ centres

The move aims at strengthening and providing the state of art healthcare facilities especially in the western and eastern suburbs. More than 60% of Mumbaikars live in western and eastern suburbs of the city. And the move will provide hassle-free medical facilities to the people

Mumbai: Civic body to upgrade peripheral hospitals to a ‘multi-speciality’ centresThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to upgrade the peripheral civic-run hospitals in the city into multi-speciality hospitals. Sources say the BMC has proposed two thousand crore rupees to strengthen the health system in the city While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of Mumbai’s civic-run KEM hospital, and Director of […]

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menace

Cases have been filed against 563 people and the BMC has collected fine of Rs 63 lakhs from Mumbaikars

BMC issues notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for failing to curb mosquito menaceThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for not taking preventive measures to curb the mosquito menace by destroying or looking out for mosquito breeding spots. The BMC has initiated action against Mumbaikars between January-June 2018. Insecticide department of BMC has penalised the citizens for not taking due care to of […]

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

The number of patients with mental health issues is rising in the state. But in comparison to this, the numbers of psychiatrists are very low. In a year, only 20 post-graduate students become full-fledged psychiatrists. There are only 40 professors, across 16 government medical colleges in Maharashtra to teach psychiatry to these students

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatristsPeople in Mumbai and Maharashtra are leading stressful lifestyles and have to deal with work pressure, cut-throat competition, isolation, and depression on a daily basis. In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, it was revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought […]

Nair Hospital soon to have forensic odontology department

Forensic odontology plays a very pivotal role as far as a criminal investigation is concerned. It is an added tool in the hands of the investigating agencies, to identify the accused in cases like sexual abuse and child abuse

Nair Hospital soon to have forensic odontology departmentSoon, a forensic odontology department will be set up at Mumbai’s civic-run Nair Dental Hospital. This will help give a boost to the Maharashtra Police, to identify the accused, with the help of forensic science. The proposal to set up a forensic odontology department is being prepared and will soon be submitted to the Brihanmumbai […]

Jaslok Hospital spreads awareness on monsoon related diseases in Dharavi

The main objective of the awareness workshop was towards spreading awareness about the water-borne diseases and a step towards a healthy hygienic life at the time of monsoon

Jaslok Hospital spreads awareness on monsoon related diseases in DharaviJaslok Hospital and Research Centre in association with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation took a step forward towards healthy India and organised an awareness workshop at Dharavi. In 2017, the BMC recorded 1,134 dengue cases and 17 deaths due to the vector-borne disease caused by mosquitoes. Even as malaria cases are steadily declining, with over 6,000 recorded […]

Taking your pet for a walk? Don’t forget to carry a potty picker

Taking your dog for a walk? Wow, he loves the exercise too. Isn't it? But, are you carrying a potty picker or poop scooper with you? No, then you better carry it from today itself

Taking your pet for a walk? Don’t forget to carry a potty picker16 dog owners have been fined Rs 500 in the past three days. A 32 member team is doing the round-up in the area. If your dog poops on the road, then the owner will have to pick it up. BMC has started this initiative after receiving a number of complaints from the Mumbaikars. The […]

Dr Amarapurkar’s death: BMC installs safety net in 1,200 manholes in Mumbai

Keeping in mind the unfortunate death of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, who died by slipping into an open manhole during the August 29 floods. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has taken up the responsibility to ensure safety of citizens this monsoon by covered up 1,200 open-manholes so far

Dr Amarapurkar’s death: BMC installs safety net in 1,200 manholes in MumbaiThe long-awaited south-west monsoon has finally hit Kerala’s coast on Monday and is likely to reach Maharashtra’s coastline three days earlier than expected. The state government is gearing up for the onset of the monsoon in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has covered 1200 manholes in the city with safety nets. Mumbai’s renowned gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amarapurkar […]

Mumbai: BMC corporator demands fire audit of eateries located in residential buildings

A corporator from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed and is demanding to conduct the fire audit of the eateries located in residential buildings. After the Kamala Mills fire, the BMC has started the drive to carry out fire audits of all the hotels and restaurants

Mumbai: BMC corporator demands fire audit of eateries located in residential buildingsAfter the fire at a hookah parlour in Kamala Mills claimed 14 innocent lives, in December last year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has begun the drive to carry out fire audit of the hotels and restaurants. Also, the Bombay High Court had given the directives to carry out fire audit of the roadside eateries […]

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 […]