Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Wadala building, 16 suffer from suffocation

At least 15 people were admitted to KEM Hospital due to suffocation on Friday when a fire broke out in a building in Mumbai's Wadala (E). The incident took place on the first floor of Shree Ganesh Sai SRA building near Barkat Ali Naka in Kamla Ram Nagar of Wadala (E) around 3:30 am

Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Wadala building, 16 suffer from suffocationThe 15 injured people were rushed to the KEM Hospital for treatment. Their condition is said to be stable now The fire broke out at a ground plus 21 floors Shree Ganesh Sai SRA building at Kamala Nagar in Wadala. The BMC fire management department was immediately made aware about this. The incident took place […]

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

Set-up a separate department for transgenders in hospitals, demands Gauri Sawant

It is a common observation that a transgender person is looked down upon society. There are ostracised and pushed to the margins of society. Even in the healthcare sector transgenders find it difficult to access treatment. Now Gauri Sawant, who is a well-known transgender activist has demanded the government to establish a separate department exclusively for the transgender community

Set-up a separate department for transgenders in hospitals, demands Gauri SawantIgnorance and neglect in medical profession compounds widespread discrimination against recognised third gender group. Discrimination in India’s healthcare system against transgender people remains rife despite new laws earlier aimed at ensuring them equal treatment. Stress caused by the fear of being treated unfairly, worries about abuse and administrative hurdles are preventing many of the country’s […]

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacks

IMA Pune has appealed housing societies and all non-medico professionals to support the protest in Pune. Institutions like the College of Engineering Pune (COEP), BITS-Pilani student Union from the city have showed support to the protest

IMA Pune appeals to people to raise awareness on doctor’s attacksIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. As part of protest doctors in the country have launched a protest. Dharna/protest meetings is organised by the state units of IMA, a majority of government hospitals across India and […]

Enact strict law to protect doctors against attacks: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Expressing deep concern over the recent act of violence against doctors, the Union Health Minister stated that incidents of assaults on doctors are reported from different parts of the country and this leads to sudden strike by doctors, gravely affecting the healthcare services

Enact strict law to protect doctors against attacks: Dr Harsh VardhanRepresentatives from the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Delhi Medical Association (DMA) also called on Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday, June 15. “State governments that do not have specific legislation to protect doctors and health professionals to consider enacting one immediately,” stated Dr Harsh Vardhan. In view of the recent assault on doctors in West […]

IMA to observe nationwide strike on June 17

Junior doctors in West Bengal are on strike demanding adequate security in hospitals after violence against medicos in Kolkata. Indian Medical Association has declared a nationwide strike on Monday, and junior doctors from many cities have also joined the protest

IMA to observe nationwide strike on June 17Striking junior doctors of Kolkata’s government hospitals today defied Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s 2 pm deadline to get back to work, saying that won’t happen until they get better security. In a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata […]

#SaveDoctors: 53 doctor attacks in Maharashtra, but no convictions

As the number of attacks on doctors is increasing doctors say they work under fear. Doctors feel that their life is at stake while they save the life of their patients. They have been recent attacks over doctors in the state, but the conviction rate is quite low

#SaveDoctors: 53 doctor attacks in Maharashtra, but no convictionsIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life. As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack. In response […]

#SaveDoctors: Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals doctors to withdraw strike

The union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has taken stock of the nationwide protest of doctors. The protest erupted after a brutal attack done on a doctor in Kolkata. After asking the West Bengal Chief Minister to not make it a matter of prestige, he has requested doctors to end their strike assuring them that he will ensure their safety

#SaveDoctors: Dr Harsh Vardhan appeals doctors to withdraw strikeIn a recent incident in West Bengal, Dr Paribha Mukherjee, a young doctor was brutally attacked by a violent mob at NRS Medical College, Kolkata. He is critical and fighting for his life. As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack. Several doctors […]

#SaveDoctors: ‘I didn’t give up on serving patients, but I still fear an attack’

As the atmosphere in the medical fraternity is charged across the country as a result of the Kolkata doctor attack, doctors from Maharashtra have also joined in on the nationwide protest. On this day, we bring you the story of a senior resident doctor who too was brutally attacked in this manner last year. The doctor managed to recover, but the scars of the incident have been imprinted in his mind

#SaveDoctors: ‘I didn’t give up on serving patients, but I still fear an attack’On Monday, June 10, a doctor called Paribaha Mukharjee from Kolkata’s NRS Medical College was brutally attacked and is fighting for his life. The brutal assault on Monday on a Kolkata doctor has triggered massive protests among medicos in the country. Junior doctors in West Bengal defied Mamata Banerjee’s ultimatum and are on strike demanding […]
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