Maharashtra: Over 2.10 crore children in administered measles-rubella vaccine, states Deepak Sawant

During the last 28 days of vaccination campaign over 2.10 crore children were given the measles-rubella vaccine in the state competing 60 percent plus target of vaccination. As per the preservation campaign conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) the state got over 99 percent marks in 21 parameteres. Those children who are yet to […]

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Maharashtra: Memory clinic 1,028 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, since its launch

The proposal for a memory clinic had been put forth by state health minister Deepak Sawant and has now been implemented across government hospitals in Maharashtra. Under the memory clinic initiative, patients affected with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are treated in the geriatric ward in the district hospitals in the state. But the numbers of […]

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Maharashtra: 29,000 farmers treated for depression in two years, says Deepak Sawant

Maharashtra: 29,000 farmers treated for depression in two years, says Deepak Sawant

In Maharashtra, from April 2016 to March 2018, as many as 29000 farmers have been treated for depression. Around 22, 565 farmers have been treated in the Out Patient Department (OPD), while 6366 farmers underwent treatment in the hospital. Maharashtra’s Health Minister, Deepak Sawant has given this information in the written reply in the legislative […]

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Patients put forth demands by observing ‘satyagraha’

Patients put forth their demands by observing ‘satyagraha’

With the demand to make ‘Clinical Establishment Act’ patient-centric, around 15 patients went on a one-day ‘satyagraha’ in Nagpur on Thursday. These patients, along with ‘Jan Aarogya Abhiyan’ – a network of 50 NGO’s, have submitted their demands to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Dr Satish Gogawale, the member […]

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2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health min

Health Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Deepak Sawant, has informed the Maharashtra assembly on Monday, July 9. In a written reply to the star question asked by the legislatures, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “If the adults in the family are suffering from TB, then the children in the family are likely to get […]

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#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free Maharashtra

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free Maharashtra

The government of Maharashtra has undertaken various initiatives to make the state tobacco-free. On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, a programme was organised by the Salaam Bombay Foundation in Mantralaya. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Health Minister Deepak Sawant, took the pledge of tobacco-free Mantralaya, along with the officers and the staff […]

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Mumbai: National Health Mission workers call off the strike

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govt

The Maharashtra government has constituted a three-member ministerial panel to review the demands of the National Health Mission workers. The committee has worked out that the decision will be taken on their demands within three months. Till the committee takes a final decision, the government has decided not to fill the vacancies, on which the […]

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Help us build better health infra: Western Cape health minister urges Maha govt

Help us build better health infra: Western Cape health minister urges Maha govt  

The Health Minister of Western Cape province of South Africa, Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, met Maharashtra’s health minister Dr Deepak Sawant on Thursday in Mumbai. Both health ministers held a discussion on various health issues, especially, the child mortality rates Maharashtra’s infant and child mortality rate is 19, whereas  Western Cape province has child mortality rate of 22 While discussing various […]

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MRI fiasco: IRIA demands a fair and impartial inquiry

The Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) has written  a letter to Deepak Sawant, the State Health Minister, Ajoy Mehta, municipal commissioner, Director of Medical Education and Research Maharashtra State Government, Mumbai. The Dean T. N. Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, the Mumbai Police Commissioner and so on. IRIA’s demands: A fair and impartial […]

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Maha: More minors resort to smoking, says survey

  The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. The second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) 2016-2017 released on Friday, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence has declined among adults in Maharashtra- from 31.4 per cent […]

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