Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministry

Since Modi government has come to power, a lot of emphasis has been on Ayurveda and yoga. Ayurveda is promoted as an alternative medicine. My Medical Mantra spoke to Shripad Naik, The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), about ayurvedic and allopathic doctors’ integration, government measures to take yoga-ayurveda at school level and so on

Soon: Crash course to integrate ayurveda and allopathy, says AYUSH ministryMMM: Is there are need to integrate Ayurveda and allopathy? Shripad Naik: Our focus is on the patient, may it be any medicine. We will give a medicine which is good for the patient to help him recover. Owing to which, the integration of these two branches is important. AYUSH ministry is prepared for it. […]

Maha doctors to get ‘overtime’

Doctors, Are you willing to work in rural areas? But, worried about working for more than eight hours and getting less ‘overtime’? Then, here is good news for you

Maha doctors to get ‘overtime’Now, doctors serving in the rural years will get ‘overtime’. The Health Department has taken this decision with the intention of encouraging maximum doctors to work in rural areas. Currently, there are many vacant posts for the doctors in the rural areas. For this, the state government will take 500 doctors on contract basis. According […]

‘Provide direct economic benefits to TB patients’

Survivors Against TB, a group of TB survivors, wrote to JP Nadda, the Union Health Minister, inquiring about the government’s proposed scheme of providing direct economic benefits to TB patients undergoing treatment. This scheme was conceptualised as part of the National Strategic Plan 2017-22 to ensure that TB would not be a cause of increased debt and poverty for TB affected families especially those below the poverty line

‘Provide direct economic benefits to TB patients’Recent reports in the press indicate that there is delay and possibly resistance within government on providing Direct Benefit Transfers to Tuberculosis (TB) patients. By delaying this scheme, the government is denying the bare minimum economic benefits to TB patients to help them survive this disease. People, who contract TB frequently, experience severe economic barriers […]

State’s new contraceptive method gets overwhelming response in Mumbai

Few months ago, in order to prevent unwanted pregnancy, the state government provided free 'Contraceptive Injection' (Antara) for women in the government and municipal hospitals. Women have given a good response to this initiative. As, since the month of July to October, 1,986 women in government and municipal hospitals have taken it

State’s new contraceptive method gets overwhelming response in Mumbai‘Antara’ injection was available earlier in private hospitals. However, women could not afford as it was costly. Owing to which, the state government made it available for women in the municipal and government hospitals. To increase the use contraception and to safeguard the health of the couple, family welfare department has taken initiative to provide […]

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’

Medical students graduating from government-run colleges are made to sign a bond to serve at a primary health centre in a village for a year. This should be done within five years of obtaining their MBBS degree. If they fail to serve the bond, they must pay a penalty, which is a steep Rs 10 lakh for a plain vanilla MBBS doctor, Rs 50 lakh for postgraduates, and Rs 2 crore for super-specialty doctors. But now, a Pune doctor has put a Facebook post, which highlights the issue of lack of doctors’ security and basic facilities. The post also narrates about the doctor's ordeal who lost his daughter

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’Dr Rajas Deshpande, Director of Neurology at Ruby Hall, has put a post on Facebook, about one of the doctor, who lost his daughter while he was serving in rural areas. The post underlines the issue of lack of security and basic facilities to these doctors who are serving in rural areas. In just one […]

Elphinstone stampede: Patients and relatives share their ordeal

On Friday morning, an unfortunate and horrific stampede occurred at around 10:30 am, during morning rush hour amid a heavy downpour on a foot-over bridge in Mumbai's Elphinstone station. After this horrific incident, the relatives of the passengers rushed at KEM Hospital. Here, the patients and the relatives share their ordeal with My Medical Mantra

Elphinstone stampede: Patients and relatives share their ordealPratibha Aterkar, a Ghatkopar resident works in a private company at Parel. One-and-half year ago, she lost her husband. She has two daughters and was the sole earner of the family. According to Pratibha’s brother Vikas Javirkar said, “We got a call regarding the occurrence of the incident at 10: 15 am. An anonymous person […]

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

Father-son duo from Mumbai, pledge to make India cancer free by 2020

Anuj Desai, a young 16-year-old activist, is actively joined by his father Tushar Desai in the movement ‘Cancer Free India 2020’ which has a slogan “No smoking papa because I love you”. Anuj shot a video and appealed the citizens of the country to quit smoking

Father-son duo from Mumbai, pledge to make India cancer free by 2020‘Cigarette smoking is injurious to your health’, is written on the cigarette packs as well as when we go to watch movies in the theatre. Often, we are warned about the ill effects like heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but we never pay attention towards it. The tobacco consumption […]

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limits

The data released by the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) shows a dip in number of the sex ratio since the last six months. The health department officials note that last year's strike by the radiologists against the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) resulted in fewer doctors being caught while breaking the law. The data shows that the number of girls against that of per 1000 boys is 909 in the first half of 2017, as compared to 934 last year

Data shows decline in sex ratio in PMC limitsAccording to official data of the health department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the sex ratio in the limits of PMC has dropped from 934 to 909 in the last six months. The department recently updated its six-monthly data on sex ratio. Meanwhile, the health department officials noted that last year’s strike by the […]

TB survivors ask govt for a patient centric, accessible and affordable TB programme

There exists a dire need to provide nutritional and economic support to TB patients

TB survivors ask govt for a patient centric, accessible and affordable TB programmeA group of tuberculosis (TB) survivors have come together to provide a comprehensive list of recommendations to the Government of India, urging it to strengthen its fight against the disease. The group called ‘Survivors against TB’ has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Minister of Health as well as the Secretary of Ministry of […]