RTI reveals Path labs in Mumbai are not registered under the health department

Pathologist alleges that the number of illegal pathology labs is increasing by the day, and the Maharashtra government is not doing enough to tackle this menace. As the BMC it RTI reply has stated that the path labs are not registered under the public health department

RTI reveals Path labs in Mumbai are not registered under the health departmentIs Maharashtra government serious to tackle the menace of the illegal pathology laboratories in the state? Who is the authority to control and govern the pathology labs? This question has arisen as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in an RTI reply stated that the path labs are not registered under the Public Health Department. Dr Prasad Kulkarni, a member […]

#ExamStress: This helpline helped relive stress of 1 lakh students

The Maharashtra government had appointed nine counsellors, who would talk to these students on the helpline. This helpline has helped benefit students who are under tremendous stress and facing other issues like depression

#ExamStress: This helpline helped relive stress of 1 lakh studentsThe helpline was launched by the Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Board. It was started to provide counselling to HSC and SSC students. And this service is being provided from February 20 and will go on the till March 22. The student helpline receives around 70 calls per day and has received approximately 1 […]

Exam stress? Don’t worry, counsellors to help you beat the stress

The Maharashtra government has appointed counsellors to help SSC and HSC students to beat the exam stress. During exams, these counsellors will help the students and their parents to tackle mental stress

Exam stress? Don’t worry, counsellors to help you beat the stressDuring the exam season, there is a spate of incidences of students committing suicide are witnessed. Just before and after the exams, depressed students take an extreme step, and end their lives. According to experts, students are significantly under stress during the exam. Tension, peer pressure, fear of not doing well during the exams, parents […]

Soon, doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital to treat head and neck cancer patients at JJ Hospital

The state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Memorial Hospital. Through this MoU, doctors from Tata Memorial will provide first-hand training to doctors at JJ Hospital to help them detect, diagnose and treat head and neck cancers

Soon, doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital to treat head and neck cancer patients at JJ HospitalAs the incidence of cancer and its cases, are rising in both the rural and urban areas of the state, the government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital in order to address the situation. Tata Memorial Hospital will soon start an oncology service in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group […]

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s

In order to detect and treat poor patients from rural areas suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the Maharashtra government had set-up ‘Memory Clinic’ in 28 districts of the state. Till now, the clinic has attended more than 2,200 patients, out of which 300 patients have been diagnosed and are being treated for dementia

Mental health: Maha’s memory clinic, a boon for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’sWith an aim to detect the rising number of cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s in rural areas, the state government has set-up ‘Memory Clinics.’ In this clinic patients and the family members are counselled by the doctors. And the main focus is on the early detection of the disease. With a rising number of cases, […]

Yoga: Asha workers to spread awareness about Yoga and antibiotic resistance

The drive will educate and train the ASHA and Anganwadi workers. The two-month training will begin from February 16. After which the health workers will spread the awareness about yoga and antibiotic resistance at the grassroots level

Yoga: Asha workers to spread awareness about Yoga and antibiotic resistanceImage Source: Google The Maharashtra government will soon launch a special programme with an aim to take Yoga at the grassroots level. The drive will be carried out through the Asha and Anganwadi workers to create awareness about Yoga and Healthy Living. Through the drive, the state aims to emphasise on the healthcare, and also […]

Maharashtra govt’s campaign for tobacco-free schools yields positive results

The state government’s campaign to ensure tobacco-free schools has borne fruit. The government had swung into action to prevent future generations of youngsters from being addicted to tobacco products

Maharashtra govt’s campaign for tobacco-free schools yields positive resultsAround 2,755 schools across Maharashtra have now been declared tobacco-free by the state government. According to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), the smoking of tobacco has decreased by 2.1%, and the consumption of tobacco products has decreased by 3.8%. The Maharashtra government had stepped up its efforts to reduce the consumption of tobacco in […]

#DoctorAttack: 13 people sentenced to one year imprisonment for assaulting doctor in Palghar

In a landmark verdict, the court in Palghar, Maharashtra has awarded 13 convicts with one-year imprisonment, in connection with an assault on a doctor. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 500 upon them as well

#DoctorAttack: 13 people sentenced to one year imprisonment for assaulting doctor in PalgharIn a benchmark decision, the magistrate court from Palghar district, Maharashtra has convicted 13 people for attacking a medical officer in a Primary Health Centre (PHC). The court has sentenced all the 13 accused to one-year imprisonment and Rs 500 fine has been imposed, as well. This is the first-of-its-kind judgment in Maharashtra, where the […]

Maha: Central govt TB patient nutrition scheme greatly benefits poor patients

As the onslaught of TB deaths is rampant across the state, the TB nutrition scheme started by the central seems to be promising. As well all know, TB patients require a health immune system to function. Now with the help of this initiative, tuberculosis patients haves a better chance of defeating the disease and recovering from it

Maha: Central govt TB patient nutrition scheme greatly benefits poor patients  This health scheme was started by the central government on April 01, 2018. It has just been five months since this initiative was started. From April to September, so far, the TB nutrition scheme has helped around 8,7834 patients. The central government had allocated 600 crore rupees for this health scheme. This scheme has […]

#WorldDiabetesDay: With a timely diagnosis, diabetes can be controlled: Say doctors

Startling figures reveal that over the course of four years, five lakh people are suffering from diabetes, and among this figure 25 per cent of people fall under the high risk zone

#WorldDiabetesDay: With a timely diagnosis, diabetes can be controlled: Say doctorsOn the eve of #WorldDiabetesDay, the government of Maharashtra releases the data of their recent survey. The survey shows, with 6.5 crore diabetic patients, India is on the verge of being Diabetes capital of the world. Four years back, to find out undetected diabetes cases in the rural areas, the Maharashtra government had started a […]
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