What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this condition

The Government of Maharashtra’s Public Health department has brought on board actor Swwapnil Joshi as the official ‘Brand Ambassador for Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (LF)’ in Maharashtra. The actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (or Hathi Rog, as it is colloquially known) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra

What is lymphatic filariasis? Here’s why you need to be aware about this conditionThe popular Marathi actor will help raise awareness about Lymphatic Filariasis (Hatti Rog) and the government’s efforts to eliminate the disease from Maharashtra. Lymphatic filariasis impairs the lymphatic system and can lead to the abnormal enlargement of body parts, causing pain, severe disability and social stigma Lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, (Hathi Rog), is […]

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

A couple residing in Badlapur, Maharashtra have started an orphanage called ‘Panavatha’ for handicapped animals. This place will exclusively cater to the needs of handicap animals. It is a facility like no other when it comes to taking care of these animals

Badlapur couple opens first-of-its-kind orphanage for disabled animalsThis 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 […]

‘She’ overcame paralysis after 4 years, to run a 21 kms marathon

The 34-year-old woman from Guhagar, Ratnagiri who was paralysed since 2015, but she did not lose hope. Day-by-day, she worked hard to reach the goal which has set for herself. And finally, on Sunday, January 13, her efforts paid-off as she successfully ran the Pat Panhale marathon

‘She’ overcame paralysis after 4 years, to run a 21 kms marathon“Over the years, I have believed that a person can achieve anything if they are brave, stubborn and determined. Doctors had left all hope when it came to her case. But, I did not lose hope and neither did my wife, I still trusted that she could recover. And through her immense willpower she achieved […]

Maha: After Mumbai, MMC to take action against bogus path labs in Pune

After prompting, the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) to take action on four pathologists in Mumbai who provided their signatures to run illegal pathology labs, the Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists is set to lodge a complaint on against pathologists in Pune whose have allowed their names have been used to operate bogus path labs

Maha: After Mumbai, MMC to take action against bogus path labs in PuneIn state of Maharashtra, be it rural or urban areas, there are thousands of illegal pathology laboratories run by unqualified personnel. This is quackery in the medical field and is hazardous to the public health. More cases are emerging about illegally-run pathology labs. The Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists have found that there […]

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptive

This injection has been developed by a team of researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). According to the researchers, the effect of the injection will last for 13 years. Apart from animal trails, this injection has been tested on the 303 human males, as well

Indian scientists develop injection which acts as a new male contraceptiveWhen it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies. Now, Indians scientists have made a new male contraceptive option which can ensure […]

MR vaccination: Maha Education dept slaps notices to non-cooperating school principals

The Maharashtra Education Department is deliberating action against the principals those who are not cooperating for the vaccination programme. As a number of schools have not participated in the vaccination programme

MR vaccination: Maha Education dept slaps notices to non-cooperating school principalsThe State Education Commissioner, Vishal Solanki has written a letter to all the concern officers of the education department in the state. The letter states: Repeat sessions should be conducted in those schools where vaccination has not happened or the percentage of vaccination is very less The officers should aim at 100 per cent vaccination […]

Sister builds makeshift cycle to help wheelchair-bound brother go to school

One of the relationships in our life which matter the most to us are the ones that we share with our siblings. A sister’s love knows no bounds, and one sister in Baramati has invented a unique wheelchair-cycle to ensure that her brother never missed school

Sister builds makeshift cycle to help wheelchair-bound brother go to schoolYou must be familiar with the Bollywood blockbuster ‘Three Idiots,’ in the film Aamir Khan’s character had started a school in Ladakh for children. At this school, children were encouraged to create their own technological innovations for the betterment of others. Today, we bring to you, a story of a teenage girl who wanted to […]

Asthma awareness: Breathefree to kick-start #BerokZindagi Yatra in Maharashtra

BerokZindagi Yatra is the extension of the national wide campaign to curb stigmas associated to Asthma. The month long campaign started on December 15, 2018. The Yatra is to understand and accept inhalation therapy without fear and stigma

Asthma awareness: Breathefree to kick-start #BerokZindagi Yatra in MaharashtraBreathefree is an initiative undertaken by Cipla. This Global Disease Burden 2016, India is second after China with asthma prevalence, as well as the asthma mortality. The initiative in Maharashtra would include a special van which will travel across Maharashtra for 75 days across 150 small towns and villages. The van is equipped with pamphlets […]

Artificial leg implant camps soon to be held across cities in Maharashtra

The International Association of Lions Club District 3234 D2 has organised free artificial Leg implants camp in collaboration with the Rajasthan Hospital, Ahmedabad  (Jaipur Foot). The two-day camp will be held on January 05 and 06, between 9:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Mahavir Pratishthan, Salisbury Park in Pune

Artificial leg implant camps soon to be held across cities in MaharashtraIn addition, the camp will also provide free polio callipers, single stick, knee caps, surgical boots, crutches and waist belts. During a press conference held by the Lions Club, the District Chairperson Deepak Sethia said, “No money will be charged from the patients as the camp is organised for a noble cause. Rajendra Goyal, Shyam […]

Maha govt transfers funds to DMER to pay unpaid stipend of resident doctors

The state government has allocated funds to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) in order to pay the unpaid stipend which was pending since a long time

Maha govt transfers funds to DMER to pay unpaid stipend of resident doctorsThe resident doctors of four government-run medical colleges will finally be paid their pending stipends. Over one thousand resident doctors from four medical colleges had protest against the state government’s apathy, over delay in paying their stipends. Now, resident doctors working in the medical colleges of Latur, Nagpur, Ambejogai and Aurangabad will finally receive their […]
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