FDA urges transport department to take stern action against gutka smugglers

Although the sale of gutka and flavoured supari sale is in banned in Maharashtra, gutkha has been smuggled in from neighbouring states

FDA urges transport department to take stern action against gutka smugglersThe Food and Drug Department (FDA) of Maharashtra has written a letter to the state transport department seeking strict action against the truck owners who transport the illegal gutka. In the last six years, the FDA has seized gutka worth Rs 114.13 crores rupees In order to curb the illegal gutka and flavoured supari sale […]

Heading for a trek this monsoon? Here are some precautions to follow

While nature’s beauty calls out to adventure lovers, it is important to follow doctors advise and take precautionary measures while going out. Doctors say that heart patients, patients who have orthopaedic problems and people who are suffering from psychological phobia, should take extra precaution while trekking during monsoon

Heading for a trek this monsoon? Here are some precautions to followOne of the doctors at KEM Hospital in Pune went missing on Thursday while he was swimming in the Aambi River at Panshet taluka in Pune. While the monsoon is steadily progressing over Maharashtra, incidences of people going missing have already begun. It is being reported that Dr Kashinath Khatape from KEM hospital, had gone for a […]

Maharashtra: Medical interns to go on indefinite strike from June 13

The medical interns had earlier staged a protest at JJ Hospital on April 26. Their key demands include a raise in their stipend from Rs 6,000 to Rs 20,000 as the stipend provided to interns in Maharashtra is the lowest compared to other states

Maharashtra: Medical interns to go on indefinite strike from June 13In 2015, the state had agreed to raise their stipend to Rs 11, 000 but it has not been implemented yet, their original demand was 20,000 but the government had agreed to Rs 11,000. The interns are urging the state government to give them the amount which was agreed upon by them but not executed. […]

Maharashtra: FDA launches campaign to curb food adulteration

To prevent adulteration in food stalls, hotels and restaurants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has undertaken an initiative wherein there will inspect food establishments in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur  

Maharashtra: FDA launches campaign to curb food adulteration  Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shailesh Adhav, the FDA Co-Commissioner (Food) said, “FDA has initiated a food security campaign in order to keep a check on food adulteration. Under the Food Safety and Standard Authority regulation, we will be examining the quality of milk, wheat, maida (refined wheat flour), salt, rice, edible oil, vitamin […]

Maha: 2,281 patients diagnosed with the pre-cancerous stage of oral cancer in two years

Due to excessive intake of tobacco and tobacco-related products, the incidents of oral cancer in people is increasing. In recent tests conducted by Government Dental College, on the patients suffering from the tooth-related ailment, as many as 2,281 people were diagnosed with the pre-cancerous stage of oral cancer, while 281 were diagnosed with advanced stage of oral cancer

Maha: 2,281 patients diagnosed with the pre-cancerous stage of oral cancer in two yearsWith the consumption of gutkha, bidi, and tobacco, there is a high risk of oral cancer. On this a nationwide awareness campaign is being run. Though graphical warnings are being displayed on the cigarette packets, the number of people suffering from oral cancer is still rising. Due to awareness many people have started seeing doctors. […]

Maharashtra: Two doctors commit suicide in four days

On June 02, Dr Rupali, an anaesthetist from Mumbai's leading Tata Memorial Hospital committed suicide due to depression. And barely four days later, another doctor, Dr Mahesh Raut, too, committed suicide in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Two doctors commit suicide in four daysDr Mahesh Raut, an anaesthesia specialist from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, committed suicide on Monday night. According to Ahmednagar police, Dr Raut administered two injections on himself on Monday. His body was found on Tuesday morning by the hospital staff. The police have found a note near his body. The police have started an investigation into this […]

Maha cabinet gives go-ahead for constructing cancer hospital in Chandrapur 

Due to the high pollution levels, cancer cases are soaring in Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts of Maharashtra. In order to curb the rising cases, the Maharashtra government has approved construction of 100-bed cancer hospital in Chandrapur district 

Maha cabinet gives go-ahead for constructing cancer hospital in Chandrapur The Maharashtra state cabinet has taken a decision to set up a 100-bed cancer hospital in Chandrapur district. The hospital will be constructed with the help of the Tata Trust and the Chandrapur District Minerals development Foundation.  And the total cost of the project has been pegged at 100 crores Rupees.  Chandrapur is witnessing a rise […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free Maharashtra

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, Maharashtra government has taken a pledge to make the state tobacco-free. Also, the government has launched a toll-free number for the people to file complaints in case Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) has been violated in the state

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: CM Fadnavis takes a pledge for tobacco-free MaharashtraThe government of Maharashtra has undertaken various initiatives to make the state tobacco-free. On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, a programme was organised by the Salaam Bombay Foundation in Mantralaya. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Health Minister Deepak Sawant, took the pledge of tobacco-free Mantralaya, along with the officers and the staff […]

Overcoming his shortcomings, boy with writing disability clears HSC

Anurag Thombre, a 20-year-old resident of Panvel, Maharashtra, has a writing disability since birth. Though he couldn’t write, he cracked the HSC exam with a first class. Instead of writing Anurag was granted special permission by the board to appear for the exam with the help of a computer

Overcoming his shortcomings, boy with writing disability clears HSCAnurag has had a writing disability since his birth. A child who is has a writing disability cannot write anything as they cannot move their hands. But, Anurag has scored a first class in the HSC exam of the Maharashtra Board. The Maharashtra HSC board had given him special permission to take his exam by […]

Mumbai: FDA shuts down 81 shops for selling contaminated food

The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had carried a two-day drive against these roadside food shops FDA has sealed 81 shops for selling contaminated food. A fine has been imposed on 89 shop owners. Also, banned products such as gutkha, kharra, flavoured supari has also been seized during the raid

Mumbai: FDA shuts down 81 shops for selling contaminated foodThe Food and Drug Administration of Maharashtra has seized banned good worth Rs 15 lakh from the roadside food shops. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Joint Commissioner FDA, Chandrashekhar Salunkhe said, “To make quick money, the food shop owners are compromising the quality of food. The contaminated food can cause serious health hazards to […]