Maharashtra: Dr Chandanwale appointed as additional joint director of DMER

On 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 […]

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

Soon, 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, […]

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

The 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 […]

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Bombay HC rejects petition challenging SEBC reservation in medical education

The 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 […]

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

Many 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 […]

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

Ankita (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 […]

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Maharashtra Medical Council launches online complaint web portal

On 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 […]

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

Soon, 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 […]

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

Maharashtra 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 […]

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Maha govt issues alert on encephalitis to all government hospitals

The 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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