To curb menace of bogus doctors, IMA designs logo for allopathy doctors

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctors

The 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 to lodge complaint against doctor. It is also the government hospital complaint number.  Through the centre, the […]

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Elphinstone stampede: PM Narendra Modi takes the note of the situation

PM 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 […]

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Importance of emergency care post an accident

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme

With 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 […]

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

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

Public 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. […]

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

In 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, […]

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

Bombay 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 […]

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Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patients

Maharashtra witnesses a rise in thalassemia patients

There 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 […]

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Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth control

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth control

On the eve of World Population Day, celebrated on July 11, the state government of Maharashtra felicitated the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). In 2016-17, BMC has done 736 NSVs and around 8,000 PPIUCD and stood first in implementing these birth control measures. […]

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IMA to work in tandem with state govt and BMC to combat swine flu

Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Mumbai branch met with Maharashtra Health Minister, Dr Deepak Sawant on the backdrop of the number of rising cases of swine flu and the possible danger of the spread of dengue. At the meeting, cause and preventive measures of these two diseases were discussed. It was also decided […]

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