‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has raised worrisome questions at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Wednesday. He was addressing experts and panellists present at the CII healthcare conclave event

‘Good health is synonymous with a good country’There have been a lot of talks about health these days. However during a speech in CII on Wednesday, August 23, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Minister of Finance, Planning and Forest Department, Government of Maharashtra said, “Healthcare cannot be left behind. I have tied up with KPMG India for creating a model district in Chandrapur and Sindhudurg.” […]

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme

Yearly, thousands of people succumb to road accidents. In order to save these precious lives, the Maharashtra government is set to launch ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’. The policy aims to provide treatment to the accident victim within the golden hour

State soon to launch Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance schemeWith the implementation of the ‘Balasaheb Thackeray accidental insurance scheme’, the state government wants to assure that, no victim is denied treatment in the hospital’s due to non-availability of funds, immediately after the accident occurs. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, spoke about the state’s new policy at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) healthcare […]

State to launch organ donation campaign to create awareness

The campaign will be implemented across the state, on August 29 and 30. Each and every department has been roped in this campaign. Essay and rangoli competitions in the colleges will been organised and efforts will be taken to pass the message of organ donation in every household

State to launch organ donation campaign to create awarenessState government has initiated a massive organ donation campaign to create awareness regarding organ donation amongst people.  The campaign will be implemented across the state from August 29 to August 30. The state government has also issued a circular regarding the same. Organ donation campaign 2017: On August 29, all the gram panchayats should take […]

Maharashtra seeks Centre’s help for swine flu vaccination

So far, a total of 3,750 swine flu cases and 418 swine flu deaths have been reported in Maharashtra. The state government has asked the Centre to increase the IEC budget in order to spread more awareness about the prevention of swine flu

Maharashtra seeks Centre’s help for swine flu vaccinationThis year, Maharashtra has been experiencing a major outbreak of swine flu. In 2017, until mid-August , 2017, a total of 3,750 swine flu cases and 418 swine flu deaths have been reported in the state. In order to prevent the spread of swine flu, the Maharashtra government has sought the central government’s help in […]

Jail for doctors involved in cut practice? 

The appointed three-member committee build the framework of proposed law against the cut practice. The committee proposed strict actions against the doctors involved in cut practice. The committee’s recommendation includes an imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine of Rs 50,000 or both

Jail for doctors involved in cut practice? On June 28, 2017, the Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan had appointed a three-member committee in order to build the framework of proposed law against the cut practice. The committee has prepared the primary draft of the law and has recommended strict actions against the doctors who are involved in cut practice. The committee has […]

Create awareness to avoid another swine flu outbreak

Swine flu hits back with an increase in the number of patients affected by the H1N1 virus in Maharashtra. The state has recorded the highest number of swine flu deaths in the country this year with a 13-fold rise from last year. In such situations due to the rise in number of patients there should be adequate amenities in hospitals in order to serve the infected in a better way

Create awareness to avoid another swine flu outbreakSwine flu is wreaking havoc in the city. There have been 835 cases and 16 deaths in Mumbai this year till July. Maharashtra has recorded 284 deaths and 2,324 cases till the first week of July. That’s almost 50 per cent of the 600 deaths across the country. So the BMC and hospitals should together initiate awareness […]

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

Paediatricians in Maharashtra have launched a project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services, under which, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors. As many as 50 healthcare workers are being trained to cater healthcare needs of the schoolchildren

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health  A group of paediatricians, comprising of members from all over the state, has launched a pilot project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services in Baramati. Under this project, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors such as body mass index, respiratory rate, blood pressure, nutrition, vision, hearing and oral health by a […]

‘Keep dahi handi out of money and politics’

In 2009, Bhiwandi resident Nagesh Bhoir, who met with an accident during dahi handi, appealed to the government for capping the height of the human pyramids. While, his friend also opined that the mandals shouldn’t politicise dahi handi and some concrete measures should be taken regarding the same

‘Keep dahi handi out of money and politics’In 2009, Nagesh Bhoir, a Bhiwandi resident who was 22-years-old, fell on the ground from the topmost part of a human pyramid and suffered a spinal injury. His lower body was paralysed, after which, he is bed ridden. It has been seven to eight years, since the unfortunate incident occurred. But still, the memories of […]

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’

Poor vision can affect a child's education and development. In the long-term their career prospects are hampered. Wearing spectacles can not only enhance the vision of a child but also will improve his/her academic performance

‘Wearing spectacles can benefit a child’s eyesight’“By simply giving a pair of spectacles, we can actually give a vision to the children. Because children themselves cannot complain that they are not able to see. So we have to proactively screen them,” said Dr Parikshit Gogate, Paediatric Ophthalmologists, Dr Gogate’s eye clinic, Pune. He added, “But giving spectacles to the children, is […]

Best ‘Free papers’ also known as Dr T P Lahane Awards were presented to the doctors

During the inauguration ceremony of Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association, FOCUS 2017 silver jubilee conference, the 'Free papers' award also known as Dr TP Lahane awards were presented to the doctors. The awards were introduced for the first time in BOA.

Best ‘Free papers’ also known as Dr T P Lahane Awards were presented to the doctorsBombay Ophthalmologists Association (BOA) Focus 2017 silver jubilee conference on Saturday, August 12 for the first time, introduced ‘Free papers’ award also known as Dr T P Lahane awards which were presented to the doctors for the exemplary work in the field of research. Four preliminaries were conducted yesterday, by panel of judges which was headed […]
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