‘Health check-ups a must for food delivery boys,’ states Maha FDA

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cracked the whip, directing all the online food delivery companies to conduct a medical examination of the food delivery boys

‘Health check-ups a must for food delivery boys,’ states Maha FDAThe Maharashtra FDA has written a letter to all the online food delivery giants to adhere to the orders. According to FDA, the order has been issued as a precautionary measure to make sure that food is being handled by the delivery boys who are not suffering from any disease. Feeling hungry? No worries, just […]

Kalyan: Fortis Hospital teaches 100 auto drivers basic life support skills

Fortis Hospital, Kalyan in association with rotary club organizes basic life support training and a health check-up for over 100 auto rickshaw drivers. Of those screened, 9 per cent auto drivers suffered from high blood pressure and 15 per cent suffered from high blood sugar, for which they had never sought treatment  

Kalyan: Fortis Hospital teaches 100 auto drivers basic life support skillsThousands of auto rickshaws ply passengers to their destinations on Mumbai roads daily, and contribute to the transport lifeline of the city. Often, these drivers come across life-threatening situations; some of those include medical emergencies and accidents. The auto drivers were taught basic life support skill for road accidents and emergencies and a follow-up health check-up […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

Pune: 30 to 40% prisoners at Yerwada jail suffering from skin disease

A health camp was organised at Pune’s Yerwada Central jail on a request made by Maharashtra charity commissioner Shivkumar Dige

Pune: 30 to 40% prisoners at Yerwada jail suffering from skin diseaseDoctors from Pune’s Aundh Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) volunteered to examine the inmates. The health camp was organised on Thursday, July 12. The doctors checked their blood pressure and tested their blood sugar levels, along with doing other medical examinations. Upon doing skin examinations, it was found that many prisoners were suffering from skin […]

Poor and needy to get free medical aid

Many people live on foot path/ streets/ slums in unhygienic conditions and they also suffer from various ailments and do not seek an appropriate treatment. Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner, has written a letter to the hospitals in Mumbai to provide medical facilities to poor and destitute. After which, doctors will provide door-to-door treatment across the state

Poor and needy to get free medical aidPoor people are often denied of treatment by the hospitals. So, in order to help them lead a healthy life, a health check-up drive will be organised on December 3, to treat poor people by going to their door steps and the destitute as well. 370 charitable hospitals across the state, will participate in this […]

Mumbai: Free health check-up for over 7,324 destitute

The member hospitals of Association of Hospitals (AOH) recently conducted a free health check-up camps on November 4, FOR the slum-dwellers, homeless and people from low income groups. The main objective of conducting these camps was to spread awareness about the scheme where poor and economically weak can avail proper treatment for free or at subsidised cost

Mumbai: Free health check-up for over 7,324 destituteWith an aim to make healthcare accessible to all, a free-health screening was organised in the state on November 4 by the State Charity Commission. The objective of this drive was to educate the underprivileged about the health benefits and schemes available for them at trust run hospitals across the city. Doctors from 43 member […]

Cardiac health camp hosted at Kalyan-Dombivli to raise awareness on heart health

The purpose of the health camp was to educate people about heart health and the need for early detection. Over 300 people between the age group of 35 to 65 years participated in the health camp

Cardiac health camp hosted at Kalyan-Dombivli to raise awareness on heart healthWhen it comes to matters of the heart, most of us take heart health very seriously. However, this is only applicable once we are aware of and comprehend the underlying concerns and conditions. We often chose to neglect the warning signs that our body gives out, unknowingly carrying on with our daily business. According to […]

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant women

The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Apart from lowering the maternal deaths, the project will also aim to lower the deliveries undertaken in private hospitals by improving the public healthcare facilities in the state

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant womenIn order to zero in on maternal deaths and infant mortality in Junnar and Purandar talukas of Pune district, the Pune Zilla Parishad’s health department has started a unique pilot project. The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Under […]