#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Sustained efforts bearing fruits; Maharashtra 3rd on Healthy State Index’

A robust, efficient and accessible public health infrastructure is the chief support system of the healthcare apparatus of every state. Strong healthcare system will pave the way for a vigorous healthcare framework across the state

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Sustained efforts bearing fruits; Maharashtra 3rd on Healthy State Index’Once the mechanism is powerful, it can withstand any pressure. In the past few years, the government has taken serious efforts to build a concrete structure, with the aim to provide health services to all citizens. The NITI AAYOG has recognised our endeavour towards quality and assessable healthcare as well. In its recently released Healthy […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

Maha: Pharmacist demand bridge course, writes to union health ministry

The union health ministry is contemplating a bridge course for the dentists to practice family medicine. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has raised a strong objection against the proposal

Maha: Pharmacist demand bridge course, writes to union health ministryAfter the pharmacist from Karnataka, the Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association has also raised the demand for a bridge course to provide health services. The Maharashtra Registered Pharmacists Association has written a letter to the union health ministry in this regard. The pharmacists have demanded a six-month bridge course, which will enable them to provide services in […]

‘First hold talks with us, then decide upon MESMA,’ MARD to Maha govt

The organisation of Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) representing over 4,500 resident doctors all over Maharashtra has decided to oppose the proposal of the Medical Education Ministry to apply Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) on resident doctor if they opt for strike

‘First hold talks with us, then decide upon MESMA,’ MARD to Maha govtThe organisation stated that ‘this step of the government was not made for solving the actual problem which the public healthcare system is facing, but it is an undemocratic step taken to muzzle the voice of resident doctors all over Maharashtra. A statement issued from MARD further read, ‘WE have joined this profession because somewhere […]

MESMA: State govt is trying to muffle our voice, allege resident doctors association

In order to prohibit the doctors, resident doctors, nurses and the staff of the government medical colleges from going on strike, the Maharashtra government has considered to impose the MESMA Act on government-run hospitals. This move will help curb the frequent strikes which in turn cripple the healthcare system

MESMA: State govt is trying to muffle our voice, allege resident doctors associationThe Maharashtra government is contemplating to slap anti-strike act Maharashtra Essential Services Maintainance Act (MESMA) on the medical colleges. But, the decision of the state government has not gone well with the resident doctors in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has opposed the medical education ministry’s proposal. The doctors union has said that […]

No more strikes: Maha to invoke anti-strike act ‘MESMA’ in medical colleges

The Maharashtra government is contemplating to invoke the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) against the healthcare workers in the state

No more strikes: Maha to invoke anti-strike act ‘MESMA’ in medical collegesThe Medical Education Ministry has sent the proposal to the Chief Minister’s for approval. Once the government approves it, doctors, nurses, technicians and workers attached to the government hospital can’ t go on strike, as it will be prohibited under the law. The government is deliberating this decision as during the doctors strike, poor and needy […]

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budget

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. There was a provision of Rs 12,167 crore rupees for the public health department in 2017. The NGO demands, that in the current budget, the provision has to be increased to Rs 17,675 crore rupees

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budgetAccording to the July 2017 figures of Integrated Child Development Scheme: In the state, out of 60.26 lakhs children, under 6 years of age – 6,34,634 children are weighing less than normal 83,500 are of extremely low weight and 5,51,000 thousand children are of medium weight Integrated Child Development Scheme’s expenditure has been cut down […]

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’

Dr Alarcos Cieza, Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva explained about the wide global strategy on Rehabilitation, speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra. She said the conference was amazing and well organised. And thanked Dr Nirmal Surya for his wonderful efforts

‘Rehabilitation should be included in the mainstream health services’Progressive neurological disorders such as dementias, Parkinson’s and tumours and isolated neurological events such as traumatic brain injuries and strokes can benefit enormously from neurorehabilitation. Once the acute stage of treatment for a brain injury is completed, neuro rehabilitation steps in to help the patient recover, maximise their functional and cognitive abilities and to help […]

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workers

Last month, the members of Pune based Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had threatened to go on a protest at private hospitals, if the hospitals do not stop charging deposits from the needy patients. They had also raised the issue of exorbitant fees of private hospitals

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workersRecently, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has been putting up banners and hoarding in Pune demanding that hospitals must not reject patients if they are unable to pay the deposit. Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune have expressed their displeasure over these banners and hoardings put up by the party Now, the IMA […]