Maharashtra to continue with bridge course for AYUSH doctors

The state government has decided to continue with the bridge course for AYUSH doctors, which enables them to practice modern medicine. In the revised draft of the NMC Bill, the union government had asked the states to take a final decision on bridge course. From the past three days, homeopathy doctors are protesting at Azad Maidan in Mumbai, demanding inclusion of the bridge course in the NMC Bill

Maharashtra to continue with bridge course for AYUSH doctorsThe issue of bridge course for AYUSH doctors, which will enable and give them license to prescribe allopathy medicine, has been the core issue between the IMA doctors and the union government. Although the union government, after the standing committee on health’s recommendations excluded the bridge course from the NMC Bill amended draft. The centre […]

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soon

The government is set to start a call centre for the tuberculosis (TB) patients in the country. In a first-of-its kind attempt, the call centre will soon be launched in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. This call centre will work dedicatedly towards spreading TB awareness, and to keep a check on whether the patients are taking their medications

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soonThis will be a call centre solely dedicated to the health need of TB patients Through this call centre, awareness regarding TB will be created, information on TB will be provided too The call centre employees will keep an eye on TB patient, whether they are taking medicines at proper intervals Patients who are diagnosed […]

Doctor attack: Bring ‘Assault on Medicare Act’ under IPC, demands IMA

During the month of March, Maharashtra witnessed two cases of doctors being attacked within a span of 15 days. The first incident is occurred on March 23 where a resident doctor was attacked at DY Patil Medical College in Pune. The second incident took place on March 31 at Mumbai’s Gokuldas Tejpal Hospital, wherein two family members of a patient attacked a first-year resident doctor who was on duty  

Doctor attack: Bring ‘Assault on Medicare Act’ under IPC, demands IMASince January 2015 to August 2016, 44 cases of doctor’s attack have been reported in total reported. In the year 2016, 198 cases were reported, where doctors were attacked either by the patients relatives or by the patient themselves. As per WHO data in 2014, 600 doctors in 19 countries were attacked while they were […]

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugs

The laxity of Maharashtra’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) exposed people to inferior quality drugs between 2012 and 2017. A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India report revealed that delay in recalling 25 per cent of drugs marked Not of Standard Quality (NSQ) exposed public to health risk. About 1,006 cases of sub-standard drugs were reported between 2012 and 2017, but FDA failed to recall most of these drugs

CAG raps FDA over substandard drugsThe country’s top auditor has found the state’s food and drug watchdog slacking on the job as it thoroughly neglected its basic responsibility of checking consumables and cosmetics for quality through regular tests and inspections. A report tabled by the CAG in the state legislature on Wednesday revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allowed pharmacies […]

Shocking! 1 lakh Mumbaikars bitten by dogs

Dog bite has become a grave issue in Mumbai. The number of patients suffering from dog bite in BMC clinics is going up. As per the figures released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in the year 2015-2017, total 64,934 patients who came to take treatment were bitten by the dogs. 11,432 people were bitten by the dogs in the city. 31,293 people were bitten by the dogs in the western suburbs. 22,179 people were bitten by the dogs in the eastern suburbs who were treated in the hospitals

Shocking! 1 lakh Mumbaikars bitten by dogsAs per the BMC’s figures: From March 2015- February 2016: 80, 934 people were bitten by dogs From March 2016- February 2017: 82, 546 people were bitten by the dogs From March 2017- February 2018: The figures increased up to 1 lakh 9 thousand 563 The number of stray dogs in Mumbai and Maharashtra is […]

Maha: 91 farmers from Buldhana write to governor seeking euthanasia

91 farmers from Buldhana submitted a letter to the Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao seeking permission for Euthanasia as they are been adequately compensated for their land which had been acquired by the state government for construction of a highway

Maha: 91 farmers from Buldhana write to governor seeking euthanasia91 farmers from Buldhana district in Vidharbha, Maharashtra, have written a letter to Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao demanded permission for euthanasia, as they claim they don’t have money to fend for themselves and their families. The farmers have been on hunger strike since the past one-and-half months. Farmers in Maharashtra are reeling under severe crises. […]

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on disease

Cancer can bog down patients at times. In order to help patients suffering from cancer overcome it and lead an optimistic life, a doctor from Maharashtra will host a cancer survivor meet in Amravati

Doc to organise ‘cancer survivor meet’ to give patients positive outlook on diseaseDr Avinash Saoji, the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, is set to will host a cancer survivor meet in the last week of March. The event will take place from March 31 to April 04. Cancer survivors, relatives of cancer patients, oncologists, physiatrists, dieticians and different organisations working for cancer […]

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committee

Many a times, citing the unavailability of support staff, poor infrastructure, doctors refuse to report to their rural posting, and opt out for better paying urban posting. This creates a disparity between rural and urban health infrastructure. People living in rural area have very limited private medical facilities and are largely dependent on the state’s medical health system

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committeeRural India is facing an acute scarcity of medical practitioners. Owing to which, people staying in remote rural areas are deprived of the healthcare facilities. Due to the non-availability of professional healthcare staff, health schemes meant for poor and needy doesn’t reach them. In order to deal with this serious issue, the parliamentary standing committee […]

Renowned health activist Dr Abhay and Rani Bhang receive Padma Shri award

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday evening gave away prestigious Padma awards to 89 winners at Rashtrapati Bhawan. Among the awardees, were Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang who are well-known for revolutionising the healthcare sector in the Naxalite-hit district of Gadchiroli

Renowned health activist Dr Abhay and Rani Bhang receive Padma Shri awardHighlights of Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang lifelong work Doctors who were over 30 years transformed healthcare in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Established Shodh Gram, a model Gond tribal village in Gadchiroli with tribal friendly amenities like hospitals, canteen, temple, training centre, pharmacy etc. Their home-based newborn care model significantly reduced infant mortality. It was adopted […]

Giant cell tumour: Doctors save woman’s leg from amputation

Doctors from Aurangabad’s Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) recently performed a surgery on a 25-year-old woman with a tumour in her leg. The operation was challenging for the doctors as they had to extract the tumour without amputating the patient’s leg

Giant cell tumour: Doctors save woman’s leg from amputationUsha Wadhekar, a 25-year-old woman, residing in Beed was suffering from excruciating knee pain in her left leg since the last several months. Upon diagnosis it was revealed that she was suffering from a malignant tumour known as an osteoclastoma. This is a type of tumour characterised by massive destruction of the end (epiphysis) of […]
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