‘Bring back our friendly neighbourhood family physicians’

A family doctor is like a friend who provides preventive care, teaches us to follow a healthy lifestyle, identifies and treats medical conditions on time. They become a guide who shows us the right path to lead a healthy life. However, today, family doctors hardly exist. The trend is to run to specialists even when […]

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‘Take advanced healthcare facilities to remote tribal areas’

Since Independence, a lot has been talked about improving tribal healthcare, but there has been no visible change. Tribal health can be improved by building a sustainable infrastructure and concentrating on the below listed objectives: Reducing child mortality Community-based management for severe malnutrition Providing basic healthcare facilities Curbing adult mortality rates Without overcoming these critical […]

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‘Every person should focus on building a healthy body, mind and soul’

Mother is always the first teacher, who teaches us to be good human beings. Her teachings are always critical, pivotal and supreme in our lives. So, if we want to build a healthy future, first and foremost we need to educate our mothers. The cardinal principle of any healthy state should be to educate and […]

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#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Restore patients’ faith in PHCs in rural and tribal areas’

Our PHCs are in an utter state of neglect despite being the backbone of healthcare system in the state. How can Maharashtra be healthy if its backbone is weak? If you look at today’s scenario, 90% of the doctors are in big cities, even those from rural areas, whereas 80% of the people live in […]

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‘Healthy lifestyle is the best life insurance’

To understand this, we must know the real meaning of the word lifestyle. The concept of lifestyle encompasses several factors – the food we eat, our physical activities, thoughts, attitudes and actions (ahar-vihar and achar-vichar). Having said that, if we spend a little time trying to understand our body and mind and make small changes […]

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‘Go back to the basics to build a Healthy Maharashtra’

Health and nutrition will always go hand-in-hand. They are the two sides to the same coin. One cannot define health without nutrition. Nutrition is the foundation on which the health of the state stands tall and strong. Nutrition is essential for the growth, development and well-being of a human being. It is an integral part […]

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Healthy Maharashtra: ‘Make people aware of the importance of abiding by laws’

India is a young nation, and the youth are the building blocks of the country. They contribute to the nation’s strength, development and play a pivotal role in nation-building. Stronger the youth, more prosperous is the nation. Healthy youth can build a healthy nation. And, to build a Healthy Maharashtra, we need to focus on […]

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‘It’s time to establish Aarogya Swaraj in Maharashtra’

Illnesses bring enormous suffering to the poor, not just physically but also as a huge financial burden. What we should ideally aim at is a Maharashtra that is not dependent on doctors, hospitals and drug companies. The principle of Aarogya Swaraj will lead us to this. Identifying potential risk factors of rampant death and diseases, […]

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#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Control rampant spread of diabesity’

Of all the major health threats, none have challenged the foundation of public health system as the rise of NCDs that are costing human life and depleting the exchequer Let’s just quickly analyse the threat of NCDs from India’s perspective. We are the third most obese nation after the United States of America and China, […]

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