‘Make every medical college a cancer treatment hub’

The rising number of cancer cases is a matter of great concern for the whole nation. The battle with Big C is no longer an individual’s; we need to stand united as a nation against it

‘Make every medical college a cancer treatment hub’Infrastructure, trained manpower, early detection and treatment and affordable medicines are the four vital limbs of cancer care. Health is a state subject, and if we want to make cancer care accessible to all, medical colleges across Maharashtra should be able to provide the same. They should be equipped with diagnostic and treatment facilities to […]

Maha govt advisory to schools: Avoid scholarships, participation in tobacco company sponsored events

The cigarette and other tobacco products act which was enforced in 2003 already have direction for schools against Tobacco. According to this act, schools are advised to display posters informing about the harmful effects of tobacco at prominent places in the schools. Also, no tobacco selling should be in 100 yards of the educational institution

Maha govt advisory to schools: Avoid scholarships, participation in tobacco company sponsored eventsMarking tobacco consumption as a serious health issue in society, state government of Maharashtra has issued an advisory to schools to stop participation of children in the activities sponsored by any firm or subsidiary of a firm which promotes the use of tobacco in any form. The advisory issued by Additional Chief Secretary of Public […]

Almost half of Kumbh Mela participants face risk of oral cancer, says study

The study, conducted by Indian Dental Association (IDA), Government of Maharashtra and the Harvard School of Public Health, highlights the danger of oral cancer caused by tobacco in India. As many as 5,302 participants were examined and 50.3 per cent of the participants were using tobacco products. About 48.4 per cent of participants were found to have pre-malignant lesions in clinical oral examination. Majority of participants were in the age group of 20-60 years

Almost half of Kumbh Mela participants face risk of oral cancer, says studyA recent study, collectively conducted by Indian Dental Association (IDA), Government of Maharashtra and the Harvard School of Public Health, has highlighted the danger of oral cancer caused by tobacco in India. The study has revealed that 48.5 per cent participants of 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela faced a major risk of Oral Cancer. For the […]

On eve of World No Tobacco Day, NGOs and eminent personalities join hands to form coalition against tobacco

In India, there are 27.5 crore tobacco users which effectively mean that every third Indian uses some form of tobacco. More than 33% of such users die a premature death due to cancer, heart attack, lung diseases, stroke, etc. A smoker loses 8 years of his life due to this addiction

On eve of World No Tobacco Day, NGOs and eminent personalities join hands to form coalition against tobaccoAs the world gears up to observe No Tobacco Day on May 31, over 40 NGOs and several eminent personalities from India with support from the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai came together to systemically address the menace of tobacco in our society and reduce its consumption in the interest of public health and welfare. The […]

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco Day

A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service in government hospitals in Maharashtra; they have been roped in for the programme. They are expected to spread awareness on anti-tobacco through lectures to adolescents who are a vulnerable group when it comes to the people affected by the health hazards of tobacco consumption

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco DayThis year on the occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, i.e. May 31, a ‘cancer warrior’ would be meeting police personnel, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) employees and staff across the schools in Pune, to spread awareness about the ill effects of tobacco consumption. A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service […]

Doctors to run on ‘World No Tobacco Day’ for anti-tobacco awareness

Doctors in Yavatmal have come together to spread awareness about the hazards of tobacco in a creative way by organising a mini marathon and performing a skit. This will help them interact with people in an efficient and fun way and spread the message of anti-tobacco awareness among people

Doctors to run on ‘World No Tobacco Day’ for anti-tobacco awarenessTo mark the 30th anniversary of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, which falls on May 31, 2017, doctors from Yavatmal district of Maharashtra are preparing a massive anti-tobacco awareness run. For this occasion the Yavatmal unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA), has organised several programs to make people aware of the health threats posed by tobacco consumption. […]

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancer

The workshop begins on May 08 and will end on May 19. During the workshop, topics such as the basics about cancer, how to solve a case, how to diagnose them, and what is the best evidence based line of management of cancer will be taught to students to help them deal with cancer cases with a better understanding

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancerTata Memorial Hospital has organised its 3rd Summer School in Oncology 2017 in collaboration with King’s college, London. At least 120 medical students from Maharashtra and other states of India are participating in the workshop. Dr Kailash Sharma, Director of Academic, TMC, said, “The aim of this camp is to motivate medical students who are […]

Prevent public sector undertaking from investing in tobacco firms, PIL urges Bombay HC

The petition says, while on one hand the government is committed to tackling the problem of tobacco and the ill-effects caused by it, the insurance companies, in complete disregard to the government’s policy, continue to invest in tobacco firms, the acts are in violation of Article 21 and 47 of the Constitution of India and against the Government of India’s National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP)

Prevent public sector undertaking from investing in tobacco firms, PIL urges Bombay HCA Public Interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court which challenges the huge amount of investment made by public sector undertakings in ITC, a cigarette manufacturer. The PIL has questioned the government owned insurance companies and their investment in ITC. The petition wants the Government of India to direct the public […]