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 to implement Ayushman Bharat health scheme from September 23

This health scheme will benefit 83.72 lakhs citizen of the states. Free of cost medical treatment is available under this scheme. Mahatma Phule Jeeograma Yojana will be implemented jointly with the Life Insurance Scheme. Maharashtra has been implementing Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPAY) since 2012 covering about 2.23 crore family are currently being […]

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Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

People in Mumbai and Maharashtra are leading stressful lifestyles and have to deal with work pressure, cut-throat competition, isolation, and depression on a daily basis. In a survey carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation during a period of two years, from October 2015 to September 2017, it was revealed that 1,74, 379 patients sought […]

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Nashik: August witnesses steep rise in dengue cases

While dengue cases are increased attempts are being made to reduce this number. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the carrier of dengue virus and it lays its eggs in pools of stagnant fresh water. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Jairam Kothari, Nashik Municipal Corporation’s Health Department’s Medical Officer, said, “Caution is being taken so […]

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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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Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in Maharashtra

Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in Maharashtra

Mental health issues generally carry a social stigma with them, but it should not be so. People living in metropolitan areas face stressful situations on a day to day basis. Along with this other factors such as age and social environment play a role in mental health issues. For example, social isolation can cause depression […]

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Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelter

The patients seeking treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital and their relatives sometimes have to spend nights on the roads. Owing to which, the patients can suffer from infections. So, to help the cancer patients and their families, the government has come forward. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state help minister has informed about it in […]

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TB examination: 2 new labs to be opened in Mumbai, says Dr Deepak Sawant

India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). On PM Modi’s direction, a national strategic plan has been developed to eradicate TB by the year 2020 to 2025. Also, a world TB summit will be conducted under […]

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