‘Doctors should devote their time in talking to patients’

Unfortunately, rural areas still do not have an adequate number of doctors and paramedical staff. We face an acute crunch of nursing staff as well. Due to non-availability of trained manpower, there is a disparity in the health services at urban and rural areas. Healthy Maharashtra should cover two major aspects: availability of specialised human […]

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Swine Flu: Symptoms, treatment and tips to stay safe

Swine flu also denoted as H1N1, is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. This is a highly infectious disease that can spread even through bare minimum contact with a person infected with H1N1 virus. When infected people cough, spit or sneeze, tiny drops of the virus are released […]

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Maharashtra: ‘Endoscopy on wheels’ to help treat stomach ailments of rural patients

This service was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray at the Mantralaya on Tuesday, December 10. This mobile unit will surely benefit rural patients. The primary aim of this novel initiative is to provide state-of-the-art medical facilities to the poor and needy who can’t afford expensive medical diagnosis and treatment in private hospitals. While […]

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Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to go

In comparison to other states in India, the highest number of cadaver organ donation has been witnessed in Maharashtra. The union health ministry also appreciated the efforts made by the state and Maharashtra bagged the award for being the best state in the field of deceased organ donation. The state received this award from the […]

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#WorldDisabilityDay: Badlapur couple opens first-of-its-kind orphanage for disabled animals

This orphanage aims to provide the utmost care to the disabled animals which are brought in. All kinds of animals will be looked after at this hospital. Whether it be a dog, cat or monkey all animals will be treated with equal care and affection. It might have struck you, that if it is possible […]

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#WorldDisabilityDay: ‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’

Meenakshi Deshpande is a 67-year-old woman who lives in Pandharpur in Solapur, Maharashtra. She was affected with polio when she was a child, at the time she was around 6 to 7 years old. As she was a handicap child she was given to any schools. But, due to her father’s resistance, she was eventually […]

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Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

People affected with HIV/AIDS have always been at the receiving end of discrimination in society. They have been ostracised as they have a certain stigma attached to them. But, they were not born with this stigma; it is society that has labelled them. But these patients have not let society dictate terms to them; one […]

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‘India performs the second largest number of organ transplants in the world’

The Health Ministers felicitated and recognised the noble act of organ donation of several families of donors. “You have inspired and motivated all of us through your act of strength and humanity in your saddest moments of life, and we salute all those breavehearts for being a source of life for the needy,” Dr Harsh […]

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