Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC

Due to the blood shortage in municipal and government hospitals, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has appealed Mumbaikars to donate blood. Owing to which, on November 26, blood donation camps will be organised at all the railway stations in Mumbai

Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC  There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and […]

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak Sawant

In the last three days, In Mumbai, in all the blood banks 2,500 to 3,000 units of blood is available. If the blood of respective blood group is not available. Contact, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) and the blood will be made available, said Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak SawantThe population of the state is 11.13 million and according to the criteria of World Health Organization, one per cent of the blood collection is required and the state needs 11 lakh units of blood. Last year, Maharashtra secured first place in the country through blood donation. As 16, 17,000 units blood was collected. As […]

Maha Health Minister launches Critical Care Units at Hinduja Hospital

This initiative was launched with the aim of amplifying the number of safety and infection control measures undertaken by hospitals in their respective Intensive Care Units (ICU) departments. The chief guest at the event was Dr Deepak Sawant,Minister of Health and Family Affairs

Maha Health Minister launches Critical Care Units at Hinduja HospitalThe Association of Healthcare Providers- India (AHPI), in association with Bureau Veritas, introduced a new standard known as ‘ResCCU – Responsible Critical Care Units’ at P. D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim. The new standard was co-developed by awareness and knowledge partner Cipla and launched by the chief guest – Dr Deepak Sawant, Hon. Minister of Health and […]

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctors

In rural areas, many times, doctors are absent on duty in primary health centres, and sub-district hospitals. If there is an emergency, the patients suffer a lot due to the lack of timely treatment. Due to which, 104, a toll-free number has been started by the state health department. If the medical officer is not present on duty, the relatives of the patient can lodge complaints on the number 104 of Health Advice Contact Centre

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctorsThe number will be helpful to ease the agony of the patient. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, said, “If the medical officer is not present, the patient’s relatives should report it on the toll-free number 104. Through the centre, the concerned medical officers will be contacted and will be informed to be present […]

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 […]

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme

Yearly, thousands of people succumb to road accidents. In order to save these precious lives, the Maharashtra government is set to launch ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’. The policy aims to provide treatment to the accident victim within the golden hour

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance schemeWith the implementation of the ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’, the state government wants to assure that, no victim is denied treatment in the hospital’s due to non-availability of funds, immediately after the accident occurs. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, spoke about the state’s new policy at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare […]

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak Sawant

With drop in female sex ratio in the state, the state government’s health department held an urgent review meeting regarding the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak SawantIn one of the few important decisions taken at the meeting, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said every district in the state will have a special officer to monitor PCPDNT cases. While the female sex ratio in the state in 2015 was 960, it has fallen sharply to 899 in 2016. The areas, […]

Best ‘Free papers’ also known as Dr T P Lahane Awards were presented to the doctors

During the inauguration ceremony of Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association, FOCUS 2017 silver jubilee conference, the 'Free papers' award also known as Dr TP Lahane awards were presented to the doctors. The awards were introduced for the first time in BOA.

Best ‘Free papers’ also known as Dr T P Lahane Awards were presented to the doctorsBombay Ophthalmologists Association (BOA) Focus 2017 silver jubilee conference on Saturday, August 12 for the first time, introduced ‘Free papers’ award also known as Dr T P Lahane awards which were presented to the doctors for the exemplary work in the field of research. Four preliminaries were conducted yesterday, by panel of judges which was headed […]

Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patients

According to a study published in Indian Paediatrics, every year approximately 100,000 children with Thalassemia Major are born worldwide, of which approximately 10,000 are born in India. Also, in India, many cases remain unreported as well

Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patientsThere is a steep rise in the number of Thalassemia patients in Maharashtra. In 2017, so far, the number of Thalassemia patients in Maharashtra has recorded to 6071, while it was 3,640 in 2012. Maharashtra Health Minister, Dr Deepak Sawant gave this information in the on-going assembly session. According to experts, the number can be […]