‘Govt must strictly enforce ban in order to prevent 90% of oral cancer ‘

Cancer accounts for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) – cancer is among one of the three greatest risks to the global economy. 90% of oral cancers can be prevented if the government implement the Supreme Court’s order which banned chewing tobacco being sold rampantly in twin packs

‘Govt must strictly enforce  ban in order to prevent 90% of oral cancer ‘The Indian Council Medical Research (ICMR) estimates, India will have more than 17.3 lakh new cancer cases and more than 8.8 lakh deaths due to cancer by 2020. This will not only affect the individual health, families of the cancer patients, but also adversely affect the economy of the country as a whole. In India, […]

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection scheme

Today, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget 2018,announced a National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) providing health insurance worth Rs 5 lakhs to 10 crore poor families

Budget 2018: Modi govt announces world’s largest health protection schemeHere are some of the key highlights from the FM’s speech: Jaitley said NHPS is expected to benefit 50 crore people across India and called it’s as the largest government-funded health insurance scheme to be implemented anywhere in the world. Health and wellness centres to bring healthcare closer and more accessible to people. Only a […]

Universal Healthcare is the need of the hour, say experts

Lack of trust in a doctor-patient relationship can lead to bad outcomes. To help address the issue of the lack of trust between doctors and patients there is a need for a better healthcare system for all. Pune Citizen Doctor Forum (PCDF), a non-profit registered society had organised a seminar on developing a system for Universal Healthcare

Universal Healthcare is the need of the hour, say expertsIrrespective of the economic background of the person, Universal Healthcare (UHC) would ensure that everybody gets access to quality healthcare. Members of PCDF stressed that the UHC should provide cashless quality healthcare for every person requiring it. PCDF is working towards bridging the current trust deficit between patients and doctors who are trying to do ethical, rational […]

NMC bill: 12-hours nationwide strike of doctors begin

Today, the the Indian Medical Association (IMA) begins its nationwide 12-hour-strike. The Doctors will observe this day as ‘black day’. There has been a tussle between government and the doctors regarding the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The NMC bill isn’t a good one according to the doctors and the IMA is strongly opposing it. Owing to which, the MBBS students will protest at Azad Maidan. The IMA will hold meetings at their offices across Maharashtra. Also, the IMA will hold a press conference in the morning

NMC bill: 12-hours nationwide strike of doctors beginToday, The Indian Medical Association will observe a nationwide strike. As per the IMA, the National Medical Commission bill, is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. “National Medical Commission (NMC) in the present form is not acceptable to us,” said a statement by Dr Parthiv Sanghvi, State Secretary, IMA. The doctors will not be […]

Healthy Maharashtra: Govt to track patients from health camps to hospitals

Rural people come for the free treatment in the camps, but cannot afford the treatment in the hospital, due to poor financial conditions. So, the government is creating a database to track such patients and bring them to the hospital for the treatment. Not only this, even the doctors will be given a target by the government to get patients in the hospital

Healthy Maharashtra: Govt to track patients from health camps to hospitalsStill, medical facilities haven’t reached in the rural areas. The number of doctors there is less. Owing to which, the government has started organising medical camps. Rural people come for the free treatment in the camps, but cannot afford the treatment in the hospital, due to poor financial conditions. So, the government is creating a […]

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patients

Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), urged to join hands in this fight against HIV to end the epidemic by 2030, at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2017 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Health ministry launches mission ‘Sampark’ to trace HIV infected patientsAnupriya Patel launched the National Strategic Plan 2017-24 and Mission ‘Sampark’, to trace those who are Left to Follow Up and are to be brought under Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services. “I pay tribute to all the lives lost to HIV/AIDS not just in India but globally; today let’s pledge that no more lives are lost to HIV […]

‘Revoke licenses of government doctors working privately’

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), has written a letter to Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), by urging it to cancel the license of the doctors who work in the government medical college but also practise privately

‘Revoke licenses of government doctors working privately’After the two doctors attached to the Nagpur and Yavatmal Colleges, were found working privately. Now, the DMER has taken a note of it. According to an official from DMER, “Three doctors from Yavatmal’s Vasantrao Naik government medical college were practising privately. We have written a letter to MMC on November 24, regarding the revoking […]

DMER withholds decision to term doctors ‘bogus’

The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), has put on hold the decision of action on the doctors who haven’t completed their bond-service. Earlier DMER had issued a notice stating that it has instructed the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) not to renew the registration of the doctors who have failed to submit the bond-free certificate to them. The notice clarified that such doctors will be treated as bogus doctors and they are liable to action under the Maharashtra Medical Profession Act, 1961

DMER withholds decision to term doctors ‘bogus’In 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 […]

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 […]