Union Cabinet approves Ayushman Bharat

Poised to be the largest public funded health insurance scheme in the world, the beneficiaries can avail of the benefits in both public and empanelled private facilities

Union Cabinet approves Ayushman BharatThanking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his visionary leadership and constant guidance, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda said that Ayushman Bharat National Health Protection Mission (NHPM) is a major step towards universal health coverage. It will protect around 50 crore people (from about 10 crore families) from catastrophic healthcare […]

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Cancer can bog down patients at times. In order to help patients suffering from cancer overcome it and lead an optimistic life, a doctor from Maharashtra will host a cancer survivor meet in Amravati

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on diseaseDr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

Ministry of Health launches national campaign against second-hand smoke

Being exposed to second-hand smoke affects an adult’s heart and blood vessels directly. Adult non-smokers, who live with smokers, are at about 25 per cent more risk of developing a heart disease. Almost half of children regularly breathe air polluted by tobacco smoke in public places.  Second-hand smoke causes more than 890,000 premature deaths per year

Ministry of Health launches national campaign against second-hand smoke‘Clinical’, a 30-second Public Service Announcement (PSA), revealed how exposure to second-hand smoke causes stroke and heart disease among non-smokers and encourages smokers to protect others by quitting smoking. It is the first national tobacco control mass media campaign to promote a ‘quit smoking’ helpline According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), India, 2017, […]

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committee

Many a times, citing the unavailability of support staff, poor infrastructure, doctors refuse to report to their rural posting, and opt out for better paying urban posting. This creates a disparity between rural and urban health infrastructure. People living in rural area have very limited private medical facilities and are largely dependent on the state’s medical health system

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committeeRural India is facing an acute scarcity of medical practitioners. Owing to which, people staying in remote rural areas are deprived of the healthcare facilities. Due to the non-availability of professional healthcare staff, health schemes meant for poor and needy doesn’t reach them. In order to deal with this serious issue, the parliamentary standing committee […]

World Water Day: Drink safe, clean, boiled water

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22 to focus on the importance of access to clean and fresh water, sanitation, and hygiene, which are huge challenges in developing nations in particular. The need for clean drinking water cannot be overemphasised, as contaminated water (in water bodies) can lead to a whole host of ailments such as gastrointestinal infection, cholera, and dysentery, which can cause life-threatening forms of diarrhoea

World Water Day: Drink safe, clean, boiled waterIn 2010, the United Nations’ General Assembly recognised water and sanitation as human rights. It is not just about access to water, but it is also about the quality of water people drink. There are more than 663 million people around the world who live without supply of safe water near their homes; several people […]

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospital

Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare, Maneka Gandhi, has decided to sell her rare collection of ‘Mica’ paintings for the animal welfare. She is helping the NGO, ‘People for Animals” to raise funds to build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Maneka Gandhi to sell rare ‘Mica’ paintings to raise funds for animal hospitalManeka Gandhi is well-known for her love towards animals. In the past, she has always taken a very firm stand, when it comes protecting the welfare of animals. Now, she has gone ahead to help build an animal hospital in Raipur, Chhattisgarh by help raising funds for its construction. She has informed her desire on […]

NMC Bill: ‘No bridge course, ‘MBBS’ as exit exam’

The parliamentary committee on health has submitted its report to the government on National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The health committee has recommended not making bridge course mandatory in the current bill. Exit exam should be integrated with the MBBS exam

NMC Bill: ‘No bridge course, ‘MBBS’ as exit exam’The much awaited report of the parliamentary standing committee on health has finally been submitted to the union government. The 140 page report has been prepared after taking into account the versions of all the relevant stakeholders. In the past, three month since the first draft of the proposed National Medical Commission Bill, was tabled […]

Do’s and don’ts for a good night’s sleep

Sleep is one of the most significant of human behaviours, occupying roughly one third of human life. It makes you feel better, the next morning but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing dark circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart

Do’s and don’ts for a good night’s sleepSleep and well-being go hand in hand, and getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. When you sleep your body gets to work by healing damaged cells, boosting your immune system, recovering from the day’s activities and prepares your heart and cardiovascular system […]

Good Samaritan: Doctor helps SSC student give exams from hospital

Recently a 10th standard boy from Chakan, Pune had met with a bike accident on March 19, while he was still in the middle of appearing for his SSC examinations. He had suffered a major fracture in his right ankle and was unable to walk. That’s when Dr Vijay Gokule stepped in to help him write his papers from the hospital  

Good Samaritan: Doctor helps SSC student give exams from hospitalSSC board exams are a milestone in our academic life. Every student works hard to secure a good result, so that they can have a bright career ahead. Ganesh Hake, a 15-year-old student was doing the same; he put in his best efforts for the exams. But unfortunately, he met with an accident, while his […]

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practices

Mumbai Police issued an e-Challan to actor Kunal Khemu who posted an apology on Twitter for riding a sports bike without helmet. After which the actor apologised and accepted the punishment. So, to ensure the safety of citizens, on the occasion of World Head Injury Awareness Day on March 20, Fortis Hospitals- Mulund, Mahim and Navi Mumbai along with the city’s traffic department organised a day-long initiative aimed at creating awareness amongst motorists and pedestrians about road safety, importance of usage of helmets, seatbelts, and most importantly, following lane discipline

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practicesThe day long initiative was conducted at the Bandra and Mahim junctions, Shivaji Circle, Navi Mumbai and Bhandup-Sonapur and Nahur-Airoli junctions respectively. The team educated motorists about traffic rules and shared information about first aid, to equip motorists to tackle accidents. With the growing number of road accidents in the country, the initiative was a […]