Maharashtra to implement Ayushman Bharat health scheme from September 23

The Maharashtra state government is set to launch the ambitious health scheme programme across government-run hospitals and medical colleges. It will be run in tandem with Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana (MJPAY)

Maharashtra to implement Ayushman Bharat health scheme from September 23This 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 […]

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatrists

The number of patients with mental health issues is rising in the state. But in comparison to this, the numbers of psychiatrists are very low. In a year, only 20 post-graduate students become full-fledged psychiatrists. There are only 40 professors, across 16 government medical colleges in Maharashtra to teach psychiatry to these students

Maha: Patients with mental health issues outnumber psychiatristsPeople 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 […]

Nashik: August witnesses steep rise in dengue cases

The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has seen highest number of dengue cases with the total reaching up to 113 patients this month. In all, 226 patients have been detected with dengue since January, this year. Two deaths have been confirmed due to dengue

Nashik: August witnesses steep rise in dengue casesWhile 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 […]

2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health min

Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Out of which 603 children are from Mumbai, and 440 children are from Thane and Palghar districts. Maharashtra witnesses 1,75,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year

2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health minHealth 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 […]

Maha: State govt expands bike ambulance fleet 

The government has added 20 more bike ambulances to the old fleet. This takes the number up to 30 in the overall fleet. Bike ambulances have proven to be helpful as they can access remote areas in the state and can also make their way through Mumbai’s congested roads

Maha: State govt expands bike ambulance fleet Emergency can strike anytime as one can suddenly meet with an accident or a heart attack while walking on the road. In such cases, the first one hour for the patient is important. Ambulances take a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and […]

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

Maharashtra's Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Monday, announced that a satellite centre of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMHANS), will be set-up in the state. The satellite centre will be started at one of the four mental hospitals in the state

Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in MaharashtraMental 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 […]

Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelter

Good news for the patients who come from across the country and the world to take treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The state government is taking efforts to provide shelter. The government has proposed to construct 2 buildings of 300 flats in Govandi, Mumbai. The health department has sent this proposal to the urban development department

Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelterThe 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 […]

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

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign from January 2018. In Mumbai, 113 new TB patients have been detected. For which, now the state government will open 2 new labs in Mumbai. A state-of-the-art research centre for more research on tuberculosis will be established at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals

TB examination: 2 new labs to be opened in Mumbai, says Dr Deepak SawantIndia 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 […]

Cataract-free Maharashtra: 1,28,000 surgeries performed in 2 months

The government aims to make Maharashtra a cataract-free till the year 2019. For which the government has undertaken the Cataract-free Maharashtra campaign. After which, in the month of December, the cataract surgeries were performed in the state. Till now, 1,28,000 cataract surgeries have been done. The government targets to perform 17 lakh surgeries

Cataract-free Maharashtra: 1,28,000 surgeries performed in 2 monthsThere is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract-free. The percentage of blindness in Maharashtra is 1.4. To make Maharashtra cataract-free, camps were organised at 15 places along with Jalgaon, Yavatmal, Beed, Nashik, Chandrapur and […]

Soon: Mumbai to get 10 new ‘Bike Ambulances’, informs Dr Deepak Sawant

Ambulance takes a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and after that a long wait for an ambulance scares us. So set all your worries free as ‘Bike Ambulance’ was started. It is convenient option as the patients would get the necessary treatment on time. The ‘Bike Ambulance’ will have a trained paramedic doctor and well equipped with medical gears. In just a few months, 'Bike Ambulance' has saved lives of 1,302 patients

Soon:  Mumbai to get 10 new ‘Bike Ambulances’, informs Dr  Deepak SawantNow, 10 new ‘Bike Ambulances’ will be introduced in Mumbai and 20 new  in the remote areas. In the remote areas, where the ambulance can’t reach, the ‘Bike Ambulance’ will be of a great help. Owing to which, the medical facilities will be provided through 20 ‘Bike Ambulances’ in Palghar, Jawahar, Mokhada, Nandurbar and Melghat areas, informed […]
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