No one will be deprived of healthcare services due to lack of money: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

A mega health camp was recently organised in the premises of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis stated that the state government is doing everything in its capacity to ensure that the poor and needy people are not deprived of essential healthcare services

No one will be deprived of healthcare services due to lack of money: Maha CM Devendra FadnavisThe state government has brought a smile upon the faces of people who belong to an economically-challenged through the Atal Maha Arogya Shibir (health camps) held at Nagpur. Around 20 lakh people have been able to avail healthcare access and healthcare services through the Atal Maha Arogya Shibir and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Under […]

After opposition demand, Maha govt to probe controversial Patanjali product

On a question raised by a Congress MLC, Maharashtra Minister for Food and Drugs Administration Girish Bapat assured that government would order an inquiry into the sale of a Patanjali product ‘Putrajeevak Beej’, which allegedly claims that using this product would lead to the birth of a male child

After opposition demand, Maha govt to probe controversial Patanjali productIn the recently concluded proceedings of the Maharashtra assembly, a controversial issue came to light. Congress MLC Sanjay Dutt had made a strong objection against the product and demanded that action be taken against Baba Ramdev. He said that the manufacture and sale of ‘Putrajeevak Beej’ was a violation of the Prohibition of Sex Selection […]

Mumbai: Chemist protest at FDA HQ, against unchecked online pharmacies

The chemist and druggists demand that the FDA should take stern action against unregulated online pharmacies which are operating in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Chemist protest at FDA HQ, against unchecked online pharmaciesThe chemists from Maharashtra, have gathered in Mumbai, to protest against the online pharmacy in the state. The chemist association has launched a massive agitation at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) office in Bandra. Around 500 chemists have joined the protest march at the Food and Drug Administration office in Mumbai. The protesting chemists […]

Maha: 3-year imprisonment for milk adulterators soon

Maharashtra government to make milk adulteration a non-bailable offence. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, state food and civil supplies minister Girish Bapat said if the penalty for milk adulteration was increased to three years, there would be no scope for the accused to get bail

Maha: 3-year imprisonment for milk adulterators soonGirish Bapat, Food and civil supplies minister said, penalty for milk adulteration would be raised to three years and there will be regular checks on vans. He was responding to the issue, which was raised by Ameet Satam of the Bharatiya Janata Party and others through a Calling Attention notice. Currently, the adulteration of milk […]

Maha: Sale of gutka to be a non-bailable offence

People selling gutka products illegally are in for trouble as the state government is mulling a law to make its sale a non-bailable offence. The government stated the punishment for the offence would be three years in prison

Maha: Sale of gutka to be a non-bailable offencePeople selling gutka illegally are set to come under scrutiny as the state government has proposed to the Legislative Council that its sale will be a non-bailable offence Leader of Opposition Dhananjay Munde alleged through a calling attention motion that though anti-gutka laws are in place, gutka- a scented tobacco mix – is smuggled from […]

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?

Soon, The cost of medical equipment for heart, cancer and eye surgery will be reduced. To enable the patients to procure medical devices at an affordable rate, the state has demanded the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to include these in the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM). The NPPA is positively thinking on the government's demand, informed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials

Soon: 12 more medical devices to be capped?  Since, these medical devices are being sold at an extra rate without MRP, patients are subjected to additional financial burden. Owing to which, Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration and Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education has put forth their demand to the centre. On January 20, a meeting was conducted between the […]

Soon: Maha to establish ‘Haffkine Institute’ as a pharma company

The Maharashtra government is going to run the ‘Haffkine Institute’ as a pharmaceutical company, which is the world leader in polio vaccine production. On Monday, Girish Bapat, Food and Drug Administration Minister, said in the Legislative Assembly, that the government is making efforts to make it the world’s number one, by giving more funds for research

Soon: Maha to establish ‘Haffkine Institute’ as a pharma companyFormer Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, had asked a question about the tendering process for procuring polio vaccine. To which, Girish Bapat, Food and Drug Administration Minister, said, “ ‘Haffkine Institute’ has a major hand in producing vaccine for eliminating polio. A committee of the Chief Secretaries has been appointed to investigate the technical issues […]

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEM

The cost of medical devices will be fixed at an affordable rate. 12 medical devices related to cardiac surgery and lenses will be included in the national list of essential medicines (NLEM). It will be mandatory to make the information easily available for the patients. To make the information easily available for the patients, the cost of the medicines will be displayed on the board outside the hospital

Maha, first state in the country to include medical devices in the NLEMThe state government is now going to make a permanent arbitration to curb the unethical practices which take place in the hospital. The government has decided to fix the cost of the heart surgery equipments. For this, the government has decided to include 12 medical devices required for cardiac surgery in the national list of […]

Used or brand new, track your implant details online

In a shocking revelation, the implants used for the patients were reused by some hospitals. So to prevent such unethical practices, the state government will launch a website to provide information about the equipment and implants used in the treatment

Used or brand new, track your implant details onlineMumbai’s private hospitals can no longer afford to cheat patients. As the information about which company and what implant, the doctor has used for the patient will be available just a click away. Yes, you have heard it right. If you want to check the authenticity of the equipment’s, this website will come to your […]