Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workers

Last month, the members of Pune based Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had threatened to go on a protest at private hospitals, if the hospitals do not stop charging deposits from the needy patients. They had also raised the issue of exorbitant fees of private hospitals

Pune IMA writes letter to police commissioner over posters put up by MNS workersRecently, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has been putting up banners and hoarding in Pune demanding that hospitals must not reject patients if they are unable to pay the deposit. Members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune have expressed their displeasure over these banners and hoardings put up by the party Now, the IMA […]

Uterus transplant OPD: More unmarried women seek help

Since the OPD has started the hospital has received more than 300 phone inquiries till date. The registered people are the one who have got donor too. While 10 married women form Pune have registered, 17 unmarried from the city have also registered

Uterus transplant OPD: More unmarried women seek helpIt’s almost been three months that India’s first dedicated uterus transplant OPD has started now. During this time, nine people whose genetic makeup is different have also registered for the procedure. Also, the OPD has received more response from unmarried girls over the married women. While 62 married women have applied, the number of unmarried […]

UP to seek Maha’s help to improve health services in state

To know about various initiatives undertaken by Maharashtra in the health care sector, and its efforts to curb mother and child death, a delegation under Siddharth Nath Singh, Uttar Pradesh health minister, met Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, at Mantralaya. There will be Inter-state coordination, to improve the health services of both the states, said Dr Sawant

UP to seek Maha’s help to improve health services in stateWith regards to health service, Maharashtra is leading state in the country. So the Union Health Minister suggested studying its various schemes and success stories.“I had come to Maharashtra to understand about its healthcare services, so that UP can also implement  various schemes like telemedicine, bike ambulance, SNCU, CPS courses in Uttar Pradesh with Maharashtra’s […]

ReBirth foundation hosts event to promote organ donation

On the eve of organ donation day yesterday, the ReBirth foundation in Pune hosted an event to spread awareness about organ donation. The foundation was started by Rajesh Shetty in January 2015. The idea of the foundation was to help people with queries of organ donation, a lesser known concept at the time

ReBirth foundation hosts event to promote organ donationOrgan donation is a very important topic of discussion, right now. August 29th has been declared as Organ Donation Day by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. On the eve of Organ Donation Day yesterday, the ReBirth foundation in Pune hosted an event to spread awareness about organ donation. The foundation was started by […]

Maharashtra to get a State Health Policy soon?

Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education, Government of Maharashtra hinted at a plan to soon draft and implement a state health policy for Maharashtra which will run parallel to the National Health Policy (NHP)

Maharashtra to get a State Health Policy soon?At the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) held on Wednesday, August 23 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai. Dr Pravin Shingare, Director of Medical Education and Research, Government of Maharashtra, announced that the department is working on the state health policy that will help in formulating specific and need intensive policy for the state. “We are […]

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s life

Considering the traffic situation in Mumbai during evenings, it would have been impossible to reach Jaslok hospital in an hour’s time by car or ambulance. His family took a crucial decision to take him on a bike, which eventually proved to be a life-saving decision

Bike ride to hospital saves Mazgaon man’s lifeAn hour from the onset of a heart attack is known as the golden hour as it is essential to treat a patient in this critical hour to save his/her life. The life of 50-year-old resident of Mazgaon could be saved because he reached the hospital in within this hour and it could happen because […]

Maharashtra seeks Centre’s help for swine flu vaccination

So far, a total of 3,750 swine flu cases and 418 swine flu deaths have been reported in Maharashtra. The state government has asked the Centre to increase the IEC budget in order to spread more awareness about the prevention of swine flu

Maharashtra seeks Centre’s help for swine flu vaccinationThis year, Maharashtra has been experiencing a major outbreak of swine flu. In 2017, until mid-August , 2017, a total of 3,750 swine flu cases and 418 swine flu deaths have been reported in the state. In order to prevent the spread of swine flu, the Maharashtra government has sought the central government’s help in […]

Coming soon: Mobile court for physically challenged people

The state government will soon come up with the mobile courts to solve the problems of physically challenged people

Coming soon: Mobile court for physically challenged peopleVarious schemes are being implemented by the Central Government for the welfare of physically challenged people. Many complaints have been received regarding the schemes informed Dr Kamlesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. Up to July 2017, the Chief Commissioner’s Office received 34,446 complaints, of which 32,851 cases have been solved. According to […]

State committee prepares first draft of law against cut practice in healthcare

The state-appointed three member committee met for the first time on July 8 at directorate of medical education and research (DMER) office in order to take a step forward in formulating law against 'Cut Practice' in healthcare sector. The observations and suggestions of the members and stakeholders have been taken during the meet to prepare first draft of the law

State committee prepares first draft of law against cut practice in healthcareTaking a step forward in formulating law against ‘Cut Practice’ in healthcare sector, the state, on June 28, had appointed a three member committee which met for the first time today (July 8) at directorate of medical education and research (DMER) office. The committee chairman, Pravin Dixit, former Maharashtra Director General, informed My Medical Mantra […]

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory framework

The survey was carried out by Jan Arogya Abhiyan under an initiated titled ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign.’ The findings were based on three questions - Should Maharashtra government regulate and standardise private hospitals to check commercialisation? Should it take concrete steps to improve quality of care in public hospitals? Should it immediately enact legislation to protect patient’s rights?

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory frameworkJan Arogya Abhiyan initiated ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign’ and organised a vote for patient’s rights in different parts of Pune, from June 15-30. The results revealed, “Around 98% voted in favour of bringing private hospitals under regulatory framework. 99% voters felt that there is a need to improve public hospitals. And around 99% demanded […]