Maha Health Minister launches Critical Care Units at Hinduja Hospital

This initiative was launched with the aim of amplifying the number of safety and infection control measures undertaken by hospitals in their respective Intensive Care Units (ICU) departments. The chief guest at the event was Dr Deepak Sawant,Minister of Health and Family Affairs

Maha Health Minister launches Critical Care Units at Hinduja HospitalThe Association of Healthcare Providers- India (AHPI), in association with Bureau Veritas, introduced a new standard known as ‘ResCCU – Responsible Critical Care Units’ at P. D. Hinduja Hospital, Mahim. The new standard was co-developed by awareness and knowledge partner Cipla and launched by the chief guest – Dr Deepak Sawant, Hon. Minister of Health and […]

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

The latest notice issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors, who have completed their medical degrees from state government or municipal run medical colleges, to submit their bond-free certificate to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for renewal of registration, failing which they will lose their rights of practising in the state 

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctorsIn a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine flu

Recently, the state government had ordered all the local corporations to formulate a ‘death audit committee’ to analyse whether deaths reported due to swine flu are actually swine flu deaths. They were also asked to see if there were other primary causes for the death of a person apart from swine flu

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine fluIn the recently released ‘death audit committee’s’  first report from Pune, revealed that around 60 per cent of swine flu related deaths are not primarily because of swine flu itself. It has concluded that already existing diseases were the main factors that led to the deaths and although the patient was suffering from swine flu […]

4 youths have been arrested in connection with Dr Amarapurkar’s death

On Sunday, Dadar police arrested four Elphinstone residents, claiming that they were the ones who had opened a manhole on August 29, when torrential rains had hit Mumbai

4 youths have been arrested in connection with Dr Amarapurkar’s deathIn a twist of events in Dr Amarapurkar’s death, Dadar police revealed a shocking detail. Police claim that the youths residing in the Elephinstone area had opened the manhole to drain the water. In regards to which, police arrested Dinar Pawar, Nilesh Kadam, Rakesh Kadam, Siddhesh Belsekar as they opened the manhole saying that the […]

Maharashtra to get a State Health Policy soon?

Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education, Government of Maharashtra hinted at a plan to soon draft and implement a state health policy for Maharashtra which will run parallel to the National Health Policy (NHP)

Maharashtra to get a State Health Policy soon?At the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held on Wednesday, August 23 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra, announced that the department is working on the state health policy that will help in formulating specific and need intensive policy for the state. “We are […]

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has raised worrisome questions at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday. He was addressing experts and panellists present at the CII healthcare conclave event

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’There have been a lot of talks about health these days. However during a speech in CII on Wednesday, August 23, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest Department, Government of Maharashtra said, “Healthcare cannot be left behind. I have tied up with KPMG India for creating a model district in Chandrapur and Sindhudurg.” […]

Government not serious about identifying children with learning disabilities  

All over the world there are about 5% to 10% of children who suffer from learning disabilities. The figures reveal that the vast majority of children with learning disabilities are never diagnosed even after 70 years of Independence

Government not serious about identifying children with learning disabilities  Ishaan Awasthi in ‘Taare Zameen Par’ epitomised the plight of children with learning disabilities. But, little has changed since then in the country. Except four states, the rest of the country has never heard about learning disabilities (LD). The numbers of children diagnosed and registered as having learning disabilities during 2014, 2016 CBSE (10th and […]