Effective ways to teach children about germs

The functioning of the body can be disrupted by germs that can send wreak havoc on our body. These tiny living organisms are the root cause for major diseases not just in kids but in almost everyone. Parents generally find it difficult to explain the concept of germs to kids. Read on to help make your kids understand about germs in a simpler way

Effective ways to teach children about germs‘How do I explain the concept of germs for my kid to understand’ is the biggest distress most parent’s experience. For your children, germs are an abstract concept, something that they cannot see or feel, but trying and explaining the importance of hygiene in an easy-to-understand method which will definitely help them lead a healthy […]

Maha govt cancels appointment of 104 doctors

The government is taking various measures like giving doctors the posting of their choice so that the doctors serve in the rural areas. But, few doctors don’t join the duty even after getting the posting of their choice. So, these doctors are under government’s scrutiny now. The government has taken action on 104 doctors who took postings of their choice but didn’t join their duties

Maha govt cancels appointment of 104 doctorsThe government has issued a GR on February 22. In which, those doctors who haven’t join their service their appointment has been canceled. As per the information by the union health ministry, in the country, there is 81% shortage of expert doctors in the rural areas. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Satish Pawar, additional […]

Mumbai: Dr BK Goyal accorded state funeral

Dr BK Goyal passed away on Tuesday at 12 noon at his resident owing to a massive cardiac arrest. The 82-year-old was known to the world for having received top civilian awards — the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. His last rites were performed at Banganga today. He was accorded state funeral

Mumbai: Dr BK Goyal accorded state funeralAround 10:00 am, Dr BK Goyal’s dead body was brought to Banganga banganga crematorium. Around 11:00 am, after which he was cremated. Along with Sushilkumar Shinde, a former union home minister, many doctors and his family were present. CM Devendra Fadnavis mourned DR Goyal’s death. He said, “Due to his impeccable work. Not only in India, […]

NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’

Since the analysis done by NPPA is a matter of public concern, it is being up in public domain with the objective of removing information asymmetry between patients and the hospitals and for the greater transparency in healthcare system m in public interest

NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’On Tuesday evening, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted, ‘NPPA uploads analysis of bills of some hospitals based on complaints of overcharging.’ On seeing the upload, a list of medicines, their actual price as well as the profit margin was unveiled. “It is amply clear that for claiming higher margins, doctors and hospitals preferred […]

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctors

Overall there is a shortage of 81 per cents of specialist in India. And in Maharashtra as well, post of specialist doctors and healthcare remain vacant. To tackle this challenge, the DMER plans to make a database on doctors to keep a check on the and to provide adequate doctors in rural areas

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctorsThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India This database is being prepared to resolve the problems […]

India: Shortfall of 81.6% specialist doctors in CHCs

Dr Shreekant Shinde, MP, Shiv Sena, raised a question about the shortfall of the doctors in rural areas. While answering the question, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, the primary responsibility to ensure availability of health human resources in public health facilities lies with the state governments. There was a shortfall of 81.6% specialist doctors in the Community Health Centres (CHCs)

India: Shortfall of 81.6% specialist doctors in CHCsHowever, as per Rural Health Statistics, 2016-17 (as on 31st March, 2017) brought out by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare based on the information provided by the States/UTs, there were 4156 specialist doctors available (in position) against the requirement of 22496 in the Community Health Centres (CHCs) across the country. There was a […]

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’

One of most talked about points of the discussion is the palliative care. At the WCNR 2018 conference being held at the Renaissance Convention Centre, Powai, an interesting survey regarding the state of patients in palliative care, in India was released. It clearly seemed like there is a lot more to be done in that front for the country. Also, Dr Nirmal Surya was felicitated for his contribution as the president of WCNR 2018 from instituto S.Anna in Crotone (Italy) in the memory of Prof, Giuliano Dolce

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs deeper thinking for patients to be treated better’The survey on Patients with Disorders of consciousness in India was done in partnership with Dr Nirmal Surya, President of Developing world Congress for Neurorehabilitation and founder of Epilepsy Foundation, Mumbai. About the survey:  This was the first survey on doctors and patients done in the country This was a pilot study The data needs further […]

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat Programme

Even though the medical fraternity has appreciated the steps addressing healthcare issues in the budget, doctors still remain cautious over its execution in the long run

Budget 2018: Healthcare sector divided over Ayushman Bharat ProgrammeIn the Union Budget for 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced two new initiatives under the Ayushman Bharat Program. This move is expected to benefit 10 crore poor and vulnerable families. It will be the world’s biggest government funded healthcare programme. The government will provide up to Rs. 5 lakh per year per family for […]

Mumbai: AMC zonal meet highlighted vital medical issues

AMC conducted a zonal meet in Mumbai. The theme of the event was a 360 degree overview of issues related to medical practice. The highlight of the event was a short skit, written and directed by Dr Sujata Rao, AMC Past President and Zonal Director

Mumbai: AMC zonal meet highlighted vital medical issuesThe event started with a lucid presentation on GST for Doctors by Mr Hakim. He gave a sound advice about the applicable GST to individual doctors as well as nursing homes. The next session was about Infection Control mechanisms for nursing homes, by AMC knowledge partners, Suburban Diagnostics. Dr Vasant Nagwekar, Dr Viral, Dr Shaheen […]

NMC Bill: WMA warns the Indian govt

In a letter to the Chairman of India’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare, The World Medical Association (WMA) leaders warn that the Indian Government’s Bill the (National Medical Commission Bill) to replace the Medical Council of India would lead to more Indian doctors leaving the country, affecting patient care

NMC Bill: WMA warns the Indian govtThe Indian Government’s plan to dismantle the professional self-governance of Indian physicians has been strongly criticised by the WMA. The letter, jointly signed by WMA President Dr. Yoshitake Yokokura and WMA Chair Dr Ardis Hoven, says that ‘there is absolutely no evidence from anywhere in the world that the regulation of a profession is better […]
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