World Hepatitis Day: National viral hepatitis programme launched in Maharashtra

With the aim to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030, the union minister of state for health and family welfare Ashwini Kumar Choubey in presence of Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde, has launched the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program in Mumbai on Sunday, July 28 which was commemorated as World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day: National viral hepatitis programme launched in MaharashtraEight regional treatment centers in the state for the control of hepatitis. Free diagnosis and treatment facilities in all district’s hospitals. A toll-free number 1800-11-6666 was also launched. It is a nationwide campaign to eradicate hepatitis through awareness, prevention, diagnosis, treatment While presiding over the function health minister, Eknath Shinde informed that on this occasion […]

Blood banks in Mumbai to restart ‘Blood-on-Call’ service?

Maharashtra Health Minister Eknath Shinde assured the legislative assembly that the blood-on-call scheme in Mumbai will be restarted  if the demand for blood goes up

Blood banks in Mumbai to restart ‘Blood-on-Call’ service?The blood-on-call project was discontinued in Mumbai, but it will soon start again, state health minister Eknath Shinde in the Vidhan Sabha. In 2013, this scheme was started on an experimental basis in Satara. The scheme received a positive response from people. In 2014, this scheme was started in Mumbai and all the other districts […]

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 years

A committee headed by Maharashtra health department's principal secretary will conduct a probe into several cases of hysterectomies that have come to light in Beed district, state health minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday in the state Legislative Council

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 yearsRaising the issue in the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena MLA Neelam Gorhe and Dr Manisha Kayande,  Shiv Sena Spokesperson and MLA said some women engaged in sugarcane cutting work in Beed got their wombs removed to avoid hindrance in work and fines due to menstruation. Responding to her, Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde said […]

Swine flu cases witness a decline in Maharashtra

There has been a decline in the number of deaths owing to the prevalence of swine flu in the state from May. In the last 25 days, not a single patient has died and even the number of patients has also reduced. Only two patients in the state are on the ventilator

Swine flu cases witness a decline in MaharashtraOn Monday, June 3, Public Health Minister Eknath Shinde said that preventive measures are being implemented by the health department to curb the spread of swine flu. During the last year, cold weather was predominantly severe in some parts of the state, which were felt until February-March. Since the cold weather is a contributing factor […]

Maha to go Delhi way approves 60 Mohalla Clinics in the slums

Private doctors will provide health services to poor and needy patients in 'Aapla Dawakhana'. These health centers will be set up in those areas where there is no Primary Health Centre

Maha to go Delhi way approves 60 Mohalla Clinics in the slumsTaking a lead from the benefits the poor people are drawing from the ‘Mohalla Clinic’ in Delhi, the Maharashtra government has also decided to set up 60 such clinics in the state Termed as ‘Aapla Dawakhana’ the clinic aims to provide better and low-cost healthcare services to the people living in the slum areas The […]

Comprehensive action plan to help prevent swine flu: Maha Health Minister

Survey, diagnosis, treatment, vaccination and public awareness, these five point action plan to be used, stated Maharashtra Health Minister Eknath Shinde

Comprehensive action plan to help prevent swine flu: Maha Health MinisterWith climate change, the cases of swine flu are found in the state and so far 145 patients are being treated. Swine flu patients are found in the state this time along with Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir. To prevent the occurrence of swine flu the government has embarked upon a five-point strategy […]

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s

In order to detect and treat poor patients from rural areas suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Maharashtra government had set-up ‘Memory Clinic’ in 28 districts of the state. Till now, the clinic has attended more than 2,200 patients, out of which 300 patients have been diagnosed and are being treated for dementia

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’sWith an aim to detect the rising number of cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s in rural areas, the state government has set-up ‘Memory Clinics.’ In this clinic patients and the family members are counselled by the doctors. And the main focus is on the early detection of the disease. With a rising number of cases, […]

‘Govt positive towards increasing payment of ASHA workers,’ states Maha Health Min

The government is positive towards increasing honourarium of Asha workers in the state and in a decision is this regard will be taken soon after discussions with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Finance Minister will be held soon

‘Govt positive towards increasing payment of ASHA workers,’ states Maha Health MinThis was stated by Maharashtra’s health minister Eknath Shinde while he was speaking at the meeting on various demands of Asha workers. The meeting held in the Mantralaya was attended by MLA Dr Nilam Gorhe, Janraj Chougule, Prakash Abitkar, Principal Secretary Health Dr Pradip Vyas, Jt Commissioner National Health Mission Dr Satish pawar, Additional director […]

Maha: Woman forced to deliver on hospital stairs, state govt orders inquiry

On Tuesday, January 22, a pregnant woman was forced to deliver a baby on the stairs of Aurangabad Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). Soon after the delivery, the baby died. The state's health ministry has initiated an inquiry into the alleged incident

Maha: Woman forced to deliver on hospital stairs, state govt orders inquiry  Maharashtra’s Health Minister Eknath Shinde, has order inquiry into an alleged incident, where a woman delivered a baby on the stairs of the government-run hospital It was alleged that the woman was forced to take the stairs, as the lift was not functioning, and no stretchers were available at the hospital The alleged incident […]