Maharashtra: Dr Chandanwale appointed as additional joint director of DMER

Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean, of B J Medical College, Pune, has been appointed as new joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra. A few days ago, he was transferred to Pune by the Maharashtra government

Maharashtra: Dr Chandanwale appointed as additional joint director of DMEROn Tuesday, October 01, the state government issued the orders, of appointing Dr Ajay Chandanwale, as new Additional Joint Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra Dr Chandanwale, who is currently, Dean of B J Medical College, and Sassoon hospital, Pune will continue to hold on to the position. In a major development, Dr […]

Maha: 10% quota for MBBS students willing to serve patients in rural areas

The Maharashtra government has decided to create a special 10% quota in MBBS seats from the next academic year onwards. The prime objective behind creating this quota is to address the shortfall of doctors and specialist available in the rural and tribal areas. The Maharashtra government approved this proposal in the state cabinet meeting on Monday, September 09

Maha: 10% quota for MBBS students willing to serve patients in rural areasSoon, medical aspirants in Maharashtra will be able to avail a special quota of 10 per cent in MBBS admissions. The Maharashtra government has taken a decision to create 10% special quota for those who are ready to serve in the government sector for a longer period of time. Under this quota, a medical student, […]

Maha: AYUSH practitioners and nurses set to become community health officers

On one side, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is against the clause in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which allows the inclusion of Community Health Officers (CHO). Yet, on the other hand the Maharashtra government has begun to train AYUSH practitioners and nurses through a bridge course and will eventually post them to as CHO’s in sub-centres across the state

Maha: AYUSH practitioners and nurses set to become community health officersThe state government has selected 5,716 AYUSH practitioners and nurses for a bridge course. These people will undergo a six to eight months training at government hospitals, Trust hospitals and private medical colleges accredited by Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) The state government is currently in the process of converting 5,200 sub-centres into health […]

Bombay HC rejects petition challenging SEBC reservation in medical education

The Bombay High Court has given a major relief to the medical aspirants from the Maratha community on Thursday, July 11. Earlier on June 27, the Bombay High Court upheld the state government’s decision to provide Maratha reservation in public employment and education under SEBC act to Maratha community

Bombay HC rejects petition challenging SEBC reservation in medical educationThe Bombay High Court has rejected a plea which challenged the Social Economic Backward Classes (SEBC) reservation in MBBS and dental courses.  The court has accepted the decision of the Maharashtra government while ruling against the plea filed by a group of aspiring medical students from the open category.   On May 20, the Maharashtra […]

Mental health: State govt to provide vocational training to recovered patients

The state government is considering to provide vocational training to patients who have recovered from mental illnesses. This will help reintegrate them into society once they are cured. This initiative aims to help them find a livelihood so that they can be self-independent. It will help reduce the stigma attached to these patients

Mental health: State govt to provide vocational training to recovered patientsMany a times, mentally ill patients are abandoned by their relatives in mental hospitals and even once they are treated they aren’t accepted into society. These patients end up living in the hospital even after being cured. As they do not have any means of sustaining themselves without social support. Now, in order, to improve […]

Pune: Good Samaritan’s donation helps save infant’s life

The life of a newborn baby girl could be saved just because an individual donor came to Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and expressed his wish to donate some money for a medical cause

Pune: Good Samaritan’s donation helps save infant’s lifeAnkita (name changed) a 22-day-old girl, who was suffering from a serious heart ailment, could not avail of any government scheme as her parents hailed from Karnataka. Prompt financial assistance was urgent for her to survive. In the meanwhile, a well-to-do family had shown interest in contributing money for a person who was in need […]

Maharashtra Medical Council launches online complaint web portal

During the last year, Maharashtra Medical Council has achieved 100 per cent digitalisation in registration & renewal of registration and Certification of Modern Medical Practitioners. This Online Complaint Web Portal can be accessed free of cost from Maharashtra Medical Council’s website

Maharashtra Medical Council launches online complaint web portalOn Wednesday, June 26, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) under the Digital India Initiative of Government of Maharashtra, has launched the online complaint web portal at the hands of Minister of Medical Education of Maharashtra, Girishji Mahajan and in presence of Dr Shivkumar S. Utture, President (MMC), Dr Ajeet Gopchade, Vice-President and Sanjay Deshmukh, Registrar […]

Soon: Maha govt to issue a notification to crackdown on bogus path labs

In May 2016, the Maharashtra government had issued a notification to curb the menace of illegal and bogus pathology labs in the state. But, later the government formed a committee to take a detailed review to take further action. Pathologists allege that no action has been taken by the government to stop the illegal pathologists' labs from working

Soon: Maha govt to issue a notification to crackdown on bogus path labsSoon, the Maharashtra government will take strict action against the bogus pathologist in the state. While informing the Maharashtra assembly, the government on Tuesday, June 26, stated that a decision will be taken in this regards before the assembly session ends. The state will also apprise the Maharashtra assembly as soon as the decision is […]

Maha govt signs MoU with Rotary International to support free paediatric surgeries

Mission Muskan project is a joint initiative by CM Medical Assistance Cell – Govt. of Maharashtra and Rotary International to provide free paediatric surgeries of underprivileged children in Maharashtra

Maha govt signs MoU with Rotary International to support free paediatric surgeriesMaharashtra Chief Minister Relief Fund and Rotary International (Dist. 3141) have come together and signed an MoU in the form of ‘Mission Muskan.’ This is a joint initiative for free paediatric surgeries for thousands of needy, economically weaker and underprivileged children in Maharashtra, especially in rural areas, who are in dire need of immediate medical […]

Maha govt issues alert on encephalitis to all government hospitals

Maharashtra government has issued directed to all medical college and government hospitals to be alert and report suspected encephalitis cases. The directives have been issued by the Medical Education Ministry

Maha govt issues alert on encephalitis to all government hospitalsThe death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rose to 135, out of which 117 children died in Muzaffarpur alone while 12 died in Motihari and Begusarai. Meanwhile, specialist doctors sent by Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan reached Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday night. Ten additional ambulances have been put into […]
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