Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HC

A petition filed in the Bombay High Court, highlights an incident wherein a person lost out on a chance of being donated with an organ from a potential donor. This happened as the hospital did not have a license to carry out organ retrieval. This shows how people can suffer due to needless technicalities. Taking light of this, the high court has asked the Maharashtra government to take measures to prevent such situations

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HCThe Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to formulate guidelines to handle emergency situations with respect to brain-dead patients and organ donation The court was hearing a petition filed by Swapnil Raut, on an end-stage kidney disease patient awaiting donor kidney from a brain-dead patient. “The court has directed the state government […]

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory

Soon, medical practitioners across the state of Himachal Pradesh will have to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients. In order to make the medicines affordable, HP government is mulling a law on Generic Medicines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the doctors across the country to prescribe the Generic Medicines to the patients

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsoryThe government of Himachal Pradesh plans to make it compulsory for doctors of all hospitals in the state to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients, said Health Minister Vipin Parmar. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Vipin Parmar, the Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh said, “Soon, the state government will enact a law regarding the prescription of the Generic Medicines in […]

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved lives

Basant Kumar was the first one to reach to the spot of the bridge collapse. He immediately alerted the district administration and stopped the vehicles which were en route to Goa. Doctors say, his condition cannot be cured, but can only be managed with the help of medicines

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved livesPeople from Mahad taluka, in Raigad district, Maharashtra, will never forget that fateful day in their whole life. In the wee hours of August, 3rd 2016, a state transport bus ferrying passengers had met with a tragic accident. The British-era bridge suddenly collapsed on the Savitri River, in Mahad, and the bus with more than […]

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 […]
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