Meet Dr Pallavi Darade who ensures your food’s safety

Food and Drug Administration Maharashtra State is the State’s prime organisation of consumer protection. It is a trusted agency to ensure that the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act fairly upholds safety standards and protects consumers. Commissioner is the head of the Administration and Drug Control Laboratory. Currently, Dr Pallavi Darade is the commissioner of FDA Maharashtra

Meet Dr Pallavi Darade who ensures your food’s safetyIt has been few months since Dr Pallavi Darade has taken the charge of FDA commissioner. She has already taken important decisions in terms of food safety. The most important decision is to train personnel at temples and the staff at restaurants across the state in terms of food safety. “I have very limited human resource. So there […]

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’

Considering the variations in the healthcare system in each country from Asian EUS Group (AEG), Dr Kenjiro Yasuda who moderated the session emphasised on the standardisation of the EUS procedure

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’On the second day of the Asian EUS Congress 2017, a session was conducted to discuss the outcomes of research done by Asian EUS Group (AEG) and how a consensus can be build up to standardise the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure in various countries. The Asian EUS Group (AEG) is a group of EUS experts […]

Pune Citizen Doctor Forum organise session to rebuild patient-doctor trust

The forum arranged an interactive session between doctors and patients in Pune with an objective to rebuild trust between doctors and patients. The session discussed a series of issues, including the need of a universal healthcare system, asymmetry of knowledge, inconvenience caused to patients and even doctors due to appointment timings not being followed and doubts regarding tests to be conducted among other issues. To help people find the right doctor, the Forum launched a search engine on their website - www.medimitra.org

Pune Citizen Doctor Forum organise session to rebuild patient-doctor trustWith an objective to rebuild trust between the doctors and patients, Poona Citizen Doctor Forum had arranged an interactive session between doctors and patients in Pune. The diminishing trust between the doctors and patients has highlighted the need to promote practicing doctors to work rationally and ethically since years. On Saturday, the forum organised a […]

‘Women need to show will power,’ says first woman general secretary of TNMC College

Being a General Secretary of a college is a coveted post. It takes a lot of confidence in oneself and the strong mind to handle this position. The position needs exceptional leadership qualities and vision for change. Sandnya Sukhatme is at the center of the attention right now after becoming the first woman General Secretary of  Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital

‘Women need to show will power,’ says first woman general secretary of TNMC CollegeTopiwala National Medical College (TNMC) and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital is one of the premier medical institutes in the country. While the college is well known for healthcare services it has come in limelight for other reason now. Since its foundation in 1921, for the first time in its history, the college has a women […]

Mumbai gets its own team to fight corruption in healthcare

Since its foundation, People for Better Treatment (PBT) has filed numerous public interest litigations (PIL) in Supreme Court and High Court. Also, PBT has been helping the victims of alleged medical negligence across India and has taken up the cases in Consumer and Criminal court and medical councils as well

Mumbai gets its own team to fight corruption in healthcare‘People for Better Treatment’ (PBT), an organisation which works to seek justice for the victims of corruption in healthcare system, has now opened a branch in Mumbai. The organisation was founded in Kolkata in 2001 by Dr Kunal Saha following a wrongful death of his wife Anuradha Saha. Ms Nandini Suchde will serve as city […]