‘Focus on the health of children to build a healthy state’

We are all well-aware of the term – Health is Wealth. But how many of us have ever given a thought about what health truly means? When we talk about Healthy Maharashtra, we need to understand the meaning of health, and whose responsibility it is

‘Focus on the health of children to build a healthy state’Health is a shared responsibility of the government and parents. One cannot merely pass the buck on the government. As parents, we must share equal responsibility when it comes to ensuring healthy lives for our children. A healthy child will help build a healthy home, and healthy homes are the bricks that build a healthy […]

Mumbai: 57% of resident doctors in civic-run hospitals face work-related burnout

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Mumbai: 57% of resident doctors in civic-run hospitals face work-related burnoutPeople from all walks of life are talking about burnout and its impact. Those who experience burnout, report a loss of enthusiasm, feelings of pessimism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment. These feelings can show up in a work or home environment, or both. In India, factors such as extensive working hours, poor facilities, […]

Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMR

These guidelines are for those patients whose resuscitation will prove to be non-helpful  if they are suffering from incurable diseases where chances of their survival are extremely low

Medical fraternity to discuss ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation’ draft prepared by ICMRThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has prepared ‘Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR)’ draft for doctors who try to revive terminally-ill patients. According to ICMR, these guidelines would help doctors to manage patients in complicated situations better without causing more pain to them. On December 2nd, ICMR is going to organise a national consultation […]

‘Go back to the basics to build a Healthy Maharashtra’

Nutrition for all is the backbone of a healthy state. Therefore, when we coin the term Healthy Maharashtra, our focus should be on healthy human beings. Healthy not just mean physically, but also mentally and socially

‘Go back to the basics to build a Healthy Maharashtra’Health and nutrition will always go hand-in-hand. They are the two sides to the same coin. One cannot define health without nutrition. Nutrition is the foundation on which the health of the state stands tall and strong. Nutrition is essential for the growth, development and well-being of a human being. It is an integral part […]

#NoMoreShor: Doctors and medical students spread awareness on ‘Green Diwali’

Diwali is a festival of celebration, love and extravagance and the thought of celebrating Diwali without crackers is one that is hard to imagine. However loud crackers cause a lot of distress for elderly people, young children, strays and pets not to mention the environment pollution caused by smoke and fumes. Diwali is a festival of lights and there are several alternative ways to celebrate the festival

#NoMoreShor: Doctors and medical students spread awareness on ‘Green Diwali’The season today, though, has also come to symbolize the bursting of loud and bright firecrackers. But this practice isn’t without consequence, and the pollution caused by the firecrackers, whether in the form of noise or air, is harmful to the environment.   This year, do the environment a favour and celebrate a clean and […]

#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

Our spines are the structure that surrounds the spinal cord, and is extremely important as the spinal cord connects to the brain and is the pathway that allows our brain to interact with the entire rest of the body i.e. all the muscles in the body, organs, and all other systems within the body, and this is the reason, why it is so important to maintain a healthy spine

#WorldSpineDay: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problemsAn unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors

The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers about the mental health of young doctors in India. Recent cases of medical students ending their lives have raised concerns. Dr Yusuf Matcheswalla speaks about the issue of doctor’s suicide and also helps us lookout for the warning signs. Read on to know about the measures to prevent suicide

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors  Suicide is a burning issue not just in the medical fraternity as the immense pressure takes a toll on the mental health of doctors. According to health experts, the suicide prevalence among doctors and medical students is 28 to 40 per one lakh. And it is the second leading cause of death among young […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’

Since ancient times, in India, doctors have been treated with respect and, sometimes, even worshipped like gods. Patients have believed, trusted and had enormous confidence in them. The faith has been so strong that the medical profession was regarded as a noble profession, and their work was honoured with recognition

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Mutual trust will improve doctor-patient relationship’However, the situation has changed drastically over the past few years. Over a decade, or so, patients have increasingly started losing faith and trust in doctors. This is a grim reality, which we cannot afford to ignore anymore. We have to accept this bitter truth, and work towards regaining the lost faith of patients. With […]

Rising doctors’ suicide cases worries Indian Medical Association

The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers about the mental health of young doctors in India. Recent cases of medical students ending their lives have raised concerns. The IMA organised a two-day event, with free workshops for medical students

Rising doctors’ suicide cases worries Indian Medical AssociationIs the mental health of young doctors in India is at a tipping point? The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers to this burning question. Young medical students, in India, are taking an extreme step of ending their lives. Recently, one Dr Payal Tadwi, from Maharashtra, committed suicide due to ragging from seniors. And […]

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 6, issued a notice to the union government and the health ministry. The notice has been issued in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the increasing assaults on doctors in India

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks CentreThe Supreme Court in stern words, has asked the union government, ‘Why there is no central law against doctors assaults in India?’ Attack on doctors and medical professionals in India are increasing day by day. Recently, a retired doctor, offering voluntary services in Assam was lynched to death by the patient’s relatives. The most prominent […]
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