Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areas

This scheme is active in 90 primary health centres of 9 districts namely Palghar, Nandurbar, Nashik, Nanded, Yavatmal, Amravati, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. More than 3 thousand women are delivered safely in a year under ‘Maher Ghar.’ Institutional deliveries are increased and pregnant mother and child death ratio is decreased in the tribal area due […]

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Maharashtra Day: 16 police personnel from Gadchiroli martyred in Naxal attack

The brutal attack took place on May 01, a day which is observed and celebrated as Maharashtra Day in the state. The Naxalite attack took place at Gadchiroli district. The attack happened around 12 noon on the Kurkheda-Kurada road. 15 police personnel from the Maharashtra police force have been feared to be dead. They were […]

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Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states report

Enumerating cancer cases in rural areas remain challenging and posing a challenge to develop cancer control strategies. SEARCH, Gadchiroli and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai have collaboratively developed a method to enumerate cancer cases in under-resourced settings under the Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) in Gadchiroli. The results of the PBCR for years 2015-16 were released today […]

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Maha: CRPF bravehearts pledge to donate their organs

889 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel including officers and jawans have pledged to donate their organs. On Thursday, 09 August, 445 CRPF personnel have received the Organ Donor card from National Organ and Tissue and Transplant Authority (NOTTO). They are the valiant soldiers of India, who fight with the naxals day in, day out, […]

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Maha: Health workers and police department save two pregnant women in Gadchiroli

Zareguda, a small tribal village, in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, is surrounded by water throughout the year. The only way to reach the interior parts of the village is through small boats, which the tribal people call Donga. In addition to that, during heavy rains, the Pamalu-Gautami river swells up, and it becomes more difficult […]

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Renowned health activist Dr Abhay and Rani Bhang receive Padma Shri award

Renowned health activist Dr Abhay and Rani Bhang receive Padma Shri award

Highlights of Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang lifelong work Doctors who were over 30 years transformed healthcare in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Established Shodh Gram, a model Gond tribal village in Gadchiroli with tribal friendly amenities like hospitals, canteen, temple, training centre, pharmacy etc. Their home-based newborn care model significantly reduced infant mortality. It was adopted […]

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Help tribals with medicines, appeals doc couple

In the tribal areas of Gadchiroli, there are no big hospitals. There, primary healthcare is of prime importance. If the necessary healthcare facilities are not provided then it can be risky for the patients. Owing to which, Dr Abhijit Gadevar and his wife took initiatives who are working there since last 5 to 6 months. […]

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Gadchiroli bags award for highest number of male sterilisation surgeries

In the year 2016 to 17, 3,500 male sterilisation surgeries were performed in Gadchiroli district. Due to vasectomy and awareness, Gadchiroli district has been awarded by the central government for an exemplary contribution in male sterilisation. Sunil Madavi, additional district health officer, Gadchiroli said, “In this year, highest number of male sterilisation surgeries were performed […]

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Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kids

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutrition

The State Tribal Department has initiated a unique program titled, ‘Community Action for Nutrition (CAN)’ in order to empower tribal communities to improve nutrition and strengthen awareness regarding nutrition related services. Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target […]

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Success: Know how palliative care unit is improving the quality of lives in Jawhar

Jawhar is a municipal council in Palghar district of Maharashtra. This taluka mostly consists of the tribal population and it is a topic of discussion for rampant malnutrition. But amongst the adversities, a team of Patangshah Cottage Hospital Jawhar is running a successful unit of palliative care in the Jawhar taluka. This unit was started in 2011 with the guidance of Tata […]

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