‘Positive about resuming duty as male constable’

Lalita Salve, who recently approached Bombay HC, seeking leave of absence to undergo a sex-change surgery and resume as a male constable after being denied leave by her seniors, said she is ready to embrace her true identity. She said she will ‘go ahead with the surgery irrespective of government decision’

‘Positive about resuming duty as male constable’“I am a man. No one needs to tell me this. I know it myself,” affirmed Lalita Salve, a police constable from Beed. Salve grabbed headlines recently when she approaching the Bombay High Court, seeking leave of absence to undergo a sex-change surgery and resume as a male constable after being denied leave by her […]

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment Act

The Union Health Minister on Thursday wrote to Chief Ministers of all states for the adoption and implementation of Clinical Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector

J P Nadda asks states to implement the Clinical Establishment ActThe much debated Clinical Establishment Bill might finally get to see the light of day, as Union Health Minister J P Nadda has written to all states asking them to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. The medical fraternity and health activist across the state have welcomed this step taken by the central government. Dr Ravi […]

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's dream of making Maharashtra a cataract-free state will soon come true. CM Fadnavis himself has taken initiative which is not only for senior citizens but also for entire Maharashtra state. Approximately in 20 months, 17 lakh free cataract surgeries will be done. Apart from this, free spectacles will be distributed to these patients

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019There is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract free. The Padma Shri awardee, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), is appointed as the chief coordinator for the […]

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’

Drink-driving can be harmful for the person who does it as well as the others too, as, it can lead to fatal accidents and gruesome deaths. Dr Sagar Mundada has written a letter to Devendra Fadnavis and demanded that drink and drive cases should be referred to psychiatrists

‘Send those caught driving drunk to psychiatrist’Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle – car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle – after consuming alcohol is a serious crime. Drinking and driving is referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI).  And often, the unfortunate accidents because of drunken driver come to forth. Huge penalties […]

Elphinstone stampede: PM Narendra Modi takes the note of the situation

On Friday, around 10:30 am due to heavy rains, passengers had gathered on Elphinstone and Parel connecting bridge. The stampede took place on foot over bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations, after which PM Modi took to twitter. Maharashtra Government orders probe

Elphinstone stampede: PM Narendra Modi takes the note of the situationPM Modi tweeted, “My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured.” He also tweeted, “Situation in Mumbai is being continuously monitored. @PiyushGoyal is in Mumbai taking stock of the situation & ensuring all assistance.” CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Enquiry will […]

Punish the guilty in Dr Amarapurkar’s death: IMA to PM Modi

In view of the unforeseen and untimely demise of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, a renowned doctor from Mumbai. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to file a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court. Apart from the PIL, the IMA has also written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Punish the guilty in Dr Amarapurkar’s death: IMA to PM ModiThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) Mumbai Branch will be a filing a public interest litigation (PIL) with respect to the tragic death of senior Gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amarapurkar. He had fallen into an open and uncovered manhole on 29th August 2017. “We are deeply disturbed by this tragic incident. We have lost a good doctor. […]

ReBirth foundation hosts event to promote organ donation

On the eve of organ donation day yesterday, the ReBirth foundation in Pune hosted an event to spread awareness about organ donation. The foundation was started by Rajesh Shetty in January 2015. The idea of the foundation was to help people with queries of organ donation, a lesser known concept at the time

ReBirth foundation hosts event to promote organ donationOrgan donation is a very important topic of discussion, right now. August 29th has been declared as Organ Donation Day by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. On the eve of Organ Donation Day yesterday, the ReBirth foundation in Pune hosted an event to spread awareness about organ donation. The foundation was started by […]

Maha to celebrate August 29 as organ donation day

In order to create awareness amongst people regarding organ donation. Medical education minister Girish Mahajan inform that August 29, would be celebrated as organ donation day. To raise awareness regarding organ donation, a 2 km long, human chain of 12, 000 people was created at Marine Drive

Maha to celebrate August 29 as organ donation dayA campaign has been undertaken to create awareness regarding organ donation on state level. Along with the cities, this campaign would be run in the villages. Under this, special Gramsabha meetings will be organised in all the villages. Today, as part of this campaign, a human chain was created by the dignitaries of Sir JJ […]

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC orders

Activists express concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of the state. They have written to state CM and the Mayor asking them to implement all orders passed by the high court

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC ordersExpressing their concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor C Vidhyasagar Rao. The letter, written by the activists on July 21, says, “Bombay High Court, since 1993, has passed many orders to […]

Direct hospitals to declare number of caesarean deliveries: Activist to Maha CM

Mumbai-based activist, Subarna Ghosh, files petition to draw attention of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on rising number of caesarean deliveries in hospitals. She says clear guidelines are needed for conducting Caesarean deliveries to safeguard the health and rights of women and children. However, doctors say it is unfair to see rise in C-section delivery rate in isolation as every pregnancy is different from other as it involves various factors

Direct hospitals to declare number of caesarean deliveries: Activist to Maha CMA Mumbai activist now starts an online petition to get Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ attention on high number of caesarean deliveries in hospitals. Subarna Ghosh, a member of NGO Birth India, has last week filed an appeal on change.org requesting Fadnavis to make it mandatory for all hospitals to declare number of Caesarean deliveries. “Despite its […]