Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

Gadget addicted youngsters struggle to breathe, say docs

Mumbai has recently come under scrutiny for its unpredictable weather and pollution related smog. With smog hitting the city, it seemed obvious that the respiratory illness will go higher. Surprisingly, chest physicians in the city say that, what seems to be a menace in the youth today is anxiety induced breathlessness

Gadget addicted youngsters struggle to breathe, say docs  If you thought asthma is triggered by pollution and smog in the city, you may be wrong. According to the city chest physicians, anxiety induced breathlessness seems to be a menace in the youth today which is commonly caused by gadget addiction. For the 23-year-old Sneha Sharma (name changed), Mumbai has been her city […]

Maha: 81 bogus doctors nabbed in three months

The number of bogus doctors in the state has gone up. The checking carried out in the 37,000 and 68 hospitals. Amongst which, 6,742 have not abided by the laws

Maha: 81 bogus doctors nabbed in three monthsFrom March 15 to May 31, the health department had conducted a checking in the hospitals across the state. In which, 81 bogus doctors were found. Amongst which, an FIR is registered on 20 doctors. This information was given by Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister in the Maharashtra assembly. The checking carried out […]

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels, whether caused by diabetes or other factors, keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease

Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancyA new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weak

Farmer Sunil Shinde and his family sold their four-acre plot to undergo kidney transplant six months ago. He needs a repeat transplant for not being able to afford expensive post-care

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weakWhen Anita Shinde sold their four-acre agricultural land for her husband’s kidney transplant, little did she know that this would come to nought. Sunil, a 41-year-old farmer from Varud village in Ahmednagar district, needs yet another kidney transplant as the previous procedure could not meet with success due to medical complications. “He was undergoing dialysis […]

Do you have braces? Know what to eat and avoid

The irony of braces is that they help and hurt your pearly whites at the same time. They help correct serious alignment issues and hurt because they make it a little harder to practice your oral hygiene. According to city doctors, certain foods can damage braces components like the rubber bands, wires, or even the bracket itself. To help you do what’s best for your teeth, doctors list out foods to eat and avoid with braces on

Do you have braces? Know what to eat and avoidIf you have just gotten braces or got them tightened, it can be tough on your teeth and very painful for the first few days. So it’s important to maintain a good oral hygiene and make conscious food choices during as it’s important to be careful and not to damage them. Mumbai based dental surgeon […]

5 things to keep in mind before you buy a smartphone for your kid

If a parent decides their child is ready for a smar5tphone, the next step, experts say, would be to give them some "cyber civics" training, which includes teaching them about things such as online bullying, the permanence of what they post and stranger danger online

5 things to keep in mind before you buy a smartphone for your kidIn households around the world, I imagine many conversations going something like this: “Mom, I really want a phone. Everyone has one. Can I please, please get one this year?” And then, after hearing the appeals, Mom (or Dad, or both parents) edge even closer to buying a smartphone for their insistent teen or tween […]

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making money

A woman who was afflicted from asthma, since the past 15 years was actually suffering from a serious heart ailment. This was revealed only when she saw a local doctor after complaining about immense pain. The doctor turned out to be a Good Samaritan, as he saw to it that she was operated upon for her heart condition

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making moneyOf late, the doctor-patient relationship in the country has hit an all-time low. There are some cases which still inspire our hope and trust in doctors. One such case involves a young doctor, who serves in a semi-rural area near Pune, who went out of his way to treat an old woman with heart disease. […]

Pathologists should only carry out the blood tests, says SC

Pathologist is one who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells and tissues. But, in Mumbai and other states, the number of bogus pathologists has gone up. To run the laboratory, the pathologist has to take ‘MBBS’ and the pathology degree. But, sometimes, instead of expert doctors, lab technicians give blood reports to the patients. After examining the blood report, the doctors treat patients. As, the wrong report can be risky for the patients

Pathologists should only carry out the blood tests, says SC  According to Supreme Court’s decision, now, those who have ‘pathology’ degree will only be able to conduct blood test. And those pathologists who are registered with Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) will only have to conduct tests. Those who have ‘pathology’ degree will only be able to run the laboratory. Untrained people shouldn’t be given […]

‘AC’ must in chemists shop: FDA’s order irks chemists

According to Food and Drug Administration’s rule, to maintain the quality of the medicines and the chemical reactions in it, AC should be switched on in the chemist shop and the temperature should be maintained at 25 degree celsius. But, since this rule is not followed by the chemists, FDA has started taking action against them

‘AC’ must in chemists shop: FDA’s order irks chemistsThis decision of the FDA has received flake from the chemists and druggists. In Mumbai, the climate keeps on changing. Why there is a need of switching on the AC, during the monsoon and the winter? Is the question asked by the chemists and druggists. In public hospitals, there is no facility of the Ac. […]