‘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 […]

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

Paediatricians in Maharashtra have launched a project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services, under which, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors. As many as 50 healthcare workers are being trained to cater healthcare needs of the schoolchildren

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health  A group of paediatricians, comprising of members from all over the state, has launched a pilot project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services in Baramati. Under this project, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors such as body mass index, respiratory rate, blood pressure, nutrition, vision, hearing and oral health by a […]

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth control

The state government of Maharashtra felicitated BMC on the eve of World Population Day for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). Apart from BMC, other corporations which have outstandingly performed in terms of birth control measures under family welfare programme were also felicitated

Maha govt felicitates BMC for measures of birth controlOn the eve of World Population Day, celebrated on July 11, the state government of Maharashtra felicitated the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for effectively implementing No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) and Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD). In 2016-17, BMC has done 736 NSVs and around 8,000 PPIUCD and stood first in implementing these birth control measures. […]