Mumbai: Doctors at KEM Hospital protest against violence on doctors

Senior and resident doctors at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital have organised a token protest to raise their voices against the increasing incidents of violent attacks on doctors in the country

Mumbai: Doctors at KEM Hospital protest against violence on doctorsSenior doctors from civic-run hospitals in Mumbai have come forward to lend their support to resident doctors. On Tuesday, July 23 held a token protest at KEM Hospital. Their demands were to beef up security arrangements across all civic and government-run hospitals and medical colleges. The protest was held to as a mark of solidarity […]

Mumbai witnesses 36 cases of swine flu, so far this monsoon

Civic-run hospitals in Mumbai have recorded 36 cases of swine flu in total, so far this month. Swine flu is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract of pigs and result in a barking cough, decreased appetite, nasal secretions, and listless behaviour; the virus can be transmitted to humans

Mumbai witnesses 36 cases of swine flu, so far this monsoonMumbai recorded its first suspected swine flu death on Saturday night. A 26-year-old woman from Mumbra succumbed to the suspected H1N1 virus after she stopped responding to treatment. Danishta Idress Khan had been admitted to the civic-run KEM Hospital in Parel in the first week of July. She was diagnosed with swine flu and was […]

MBBS students to learn how to recognise symptoms of mental illnesses

KEM Hospital will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday, July 10, to help undergraduate medical students to identify the signs and symptoms of mental illness among people. The objective of this workshop is to help identify a ‘psychological crisis,’ and inform students about mental health

MBBS students to learn how to recognise symptoms of mental illnessesIt will help students identify patients with depression and other mental health-related illness, so that early intervention can take place and the patient can be referred to a psychiatrist. Around 180 MBBS students will participate in this workshop, they will be split into groups. The workshop will train students on how to identify signs of […]

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailments

In order to treat cases related to monsoon-related illness, the civic-run hospitals have started a monsoon Out Patient Department (OPD) in their premises. The civic-run hospitals will also soon organise blood donation drives as a precautionary measure to be prepared for emergency cases

BMC Hospitals start ‘Monsoon OPD’ to keep a check on rain-related ailmentsUsually after the heavy rainfall, a few weeks later more and more patients come for a medical check-up. Infections by virus and bacteria are main threats, hence, people need to adopt preventives measures and it is advisable to visit doctors. In the last three years (2015-2018), there were 97 deaths caused due to dengue in […]

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 […]
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