Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI

In a recent Right to Information (RTI) query, shocking facts have emerged from Maharashtra, which has shown malnutrition to be one of the biggest contributing factors for the rise in infants and child mortality

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI424 infants died in Mumbai within first hour of the birth 1,525 babies died within one year after their birth Pneumonia is responsible for the death of 111 babies. While, 12 babies died due to diarrhoea To curb the increasing infants and child mortality rates in the country, the union government has undertaken various projects […]

Body Donation: Solapur family donates conjoined twins body to medical college  

The Shaikh family has shown tremendous courage and have donated body of their two-days-old conjoined twins to Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Medical College. Doctors at the medical college said that the body will be kept in a glass box, so that medical students can learn from this

Body Donation: Solapur family donates conjoined twins body to medical college  In their time of grief, by gathering great amount of strength a family from Solapur, Maharashtra has taken a difficult decision. With tears  in their eyes, the Shaikh family has taken a decision to donate their conjoined twins body for the purpose of medical education. Doctors said the conjoined twins body will be preserved and […]

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-old

The National Health Mission and the Epilepsy Foundation has been organising health camps since the last eight years in villages to provide medical facilities to the poor living in remote Adivasi areas . These camps have been instrumental in treating lakhs of patients. One such camp has proved to be a boon for a 19-year-old who was suffering from epilepsy since birth

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-oldSheshrao Jivtode (19), who hails from Kitadi village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was suffering from epileptic attacks since birth. For the past 19 years, he has been living with this horror every day. But, today, he is completely free from epilepsy. Sheshrao is currently undergoing treatment at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. While speaking to […]

Sangli: Do you own a dog? Then be ready to cough up Rs 5,000

Sangli Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique idea to differentiate between stray and pet dogs. They have asked dog owners to deposit Rs 5,000 if they own a dog

Sangli: Do you own a dog? Then be ready to cough up Rs 5,000As per government figures, Per day, stray dogs bite around 1, 40,000 people across India. As many as 20,000 people die due to the stray dog bites In Maharashtra – 7,777 cases of stray dog bites are reported each day Do you own a dog? If you answer is yes, then, be ready to shell […]

Solapur doctors face daunting task ahead to save ‘conjoined twins’

Doctors attached with Solapur's Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Government medical college, have a Herculean task in front of them. The challenge they are facing is to take care of two fragile ‘conjoined twins.’ The team of doctors, who are looking after the twins who were born last morning, are doing their best to help the twins, along with best medical care facilities

Solapur doctors face daunting task ahead to save ‘conjoined twins’A women living in Solapur, has given birth to conjoined twins on Thursday morning at Dr Vaishampaiyan Memorial Government Medical College. Doctors said the twins have two heads, two hearts, two lungs and only one liver. The twins have been admitted into the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of the hospital, and are placed under […]

Maha: Survey reveals, 853 farmers from Akola district face acute depression

A door-to-door survey was recently conducted by Asha workers in seven talukas of Akola district in Maharashtra. 853 farmers in Akola district were found to be depressed. Out of which 234 farmers, are facing acute depression. These farmers have been treated at Akola’s Government Medical College. Directorate of Health Services (DHS) data from the last three years until February 2018 showed that 16,968 farmers have been diagnosed with depression. Of these a significant 58 per cent cases (9,905 farmers) are in Amravati, followed by Latur with 2,101 depression cases

Maha: Survey reveals, 853 farmers from Akola district face acute depressionFarmers in Maharashtra are reeling from severe mental stress and depression. Due to this, over 2,400 farmers had committed suicide between January to October 2017. Being unable to secure loan from banks, loss of crops, drought,, debt and family issues are the main reasons which are forcing the farmers to take the drastic step of […]

Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in Maharashtra

Maharashtra's Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Monday, announced that a satellite centre of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMHANS), will be set-up in the state. The satellite centre will be started at one of the four mental hospitals in the state

Mental health: ‘NIMHANS’ satellite centre to be set-up in MaharashtraMental health issues generally carry a social stigma with them, but it should not be so. People living in metropolitan areas face stressful situations on a day to day basis. Along with this other factors such as age and social environment play a role in mental health issues. For example, social isolation can cause depression […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra introduces chapter in SSC syllabus

Organ donation is the need of the hour. As, one organ donor can save up to eight lives. There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant

Organ donation: Maharashtra introduces chapter in SSC syllabusIn an effort to boost awareness on the cause of organ donation, the Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, has decided to add topics on organ transplantation and organ donation to teach students about the issue. From the new academic years onwards, SSC students can look forward to learning about this through their […]

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitals

To facilitate cancer treatment, the state government has taken a decision to make chemotherapy treatment available at district government hospitals. In the first phase, government hospitals in 10 districts will get this facility. This decision will help thousands of poor people, who are living in remote areas and can’t afford private medical treatment

Maha: Free chemotherapy treatment to be provided at government hospitalsCancer patients in Maharashtra will get free chemotherapy treatment at the nearest district government hospital The government has taken a decision to provide free chemotherapy treatment in all government hospitals’ in phased manner. In the first phase, chemotherapy treatment will be provided in 10 districts. The government has planned to roll-out this scheme by June […]
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