‘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 […]

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

People 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, […]

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

The 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 […]

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‘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 […]

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#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 […]

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

An 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 […]

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#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 […]

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Rising doctors’ suicide cases worries Indian Medical Association

Is 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 […]

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#PassiveEuthanasia: Medical fraternity welcomes Supreme Court’s verdict

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

The 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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#RakshaBandhan: Mithibai College students tie rakhis to JJ Hospital and Nair doctors

In 2018, Mithibai College’s international intercollegiate cultural festival Kshitij came up with a unique way to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, a festival which signifies the pledge of Raksha. Thus, Kshitij under its community awareness campaigns This year, Surakshabandhan composed of three different activities. Smit Mehta (Chairperson, Kshitij’19) stated: “We at Kshitij believe in giving back to […]

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