MAPPM wants ban on illegal laboratories as it affects public health

All over Maharashtra there are around 6,000 illegal labs and in Mumbai there are around 500 illegal labs

MAPPM wants ban on illegal laboratories as it affects public healthIn 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. Dr Sandeep Yadav, president of MAPPM said, “All over Maharashtra there are around 6,000 illegal labs and in Mumbai there […]

Increase Maharashtra’s health budget by 40% to improve health care, demand doctors and activists

The activists and doctors said low health budgets are leading to lack of expansion of health care infrastructure in state, which is required with growing population and upgraded technologies

Increase Maharashtra’s health budget by 40% to improve health care, demand doctors and activistsTo address the disparity between growing state population and health care facilities, doctors and health activists have demanded that Maharashtra should increase its health budget by 40% for 2017-18. Members of Jan Arogya Abhiyan and Anna Adhikar Abhiyan Maharashtra addressed a press conference on January 23 in Mumbai, wherein they presented their demands to improve […]

Robot which makes complex surgeries easy on display at JJ Hospital

Although performing robotic surgeries remain a distant dream in government hospitals in Maharashtra, the da Vinci Robotic System will give a glimpse of how it works for doctors

Robot which makes complex surgeries easy on display at JJ HospitalThe da Vinci Robotic System, which is considered as a breakthrough step in surgical technology, is kept on demonstration at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai from January 23 to 27. Government hospital doctors from across the state will visit JJ Hospital to get first-of-its-kind experience of this surgical technology. Performing robotic surgeries in […]

Pune hospital successfully does liver transplant surgery on a 3-year-old boy

A slice of the father’s liver was transplanted in Shubham using High Magnification Microscopic Surgery

Pune hospital successfully does liver transplant surgery on a 3-year-old boyShubham Gurav also becomes one of the lowest body weight patients to undergo the liver transplant in Maharashtra, after he underwent a successful surgery in a Pune hospital. Shubham was first diagnosed with liver cirrhosis- end stage liver disease when he was 2 years old. “He had weight loss, loss of appetite and abdominal swelling. […]

Mumbai’s first cadaver donation of 2017

Corneas and kidneys of the brain dead 72-year-old patient were found to be unfit for the transplant, only liver was retrieved. The organ gave a new lease of life to an end stage liver patient in Global Hospital, Parel

Mumbai’s first cadaver donation of 2017Mumbai witnessed its first cadaver donation of 2017 after family of a 72-year-old brain dead patient agreed to donate his organs on Tuesday. The Vasai resident had suffered severe head injury in a road accident on Sunday. “The donor- Padmnabh Somayaji- had met with an accident on January 1 and was admitted to the Cardinal Gracious […]

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two years

Health ministry has rolled out the new treatment plan in five states – Kerala, Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two yearsTo detect cases of latent infection, the government has launched a door-to-door screening campaign for tuberculosis (TB). The Union health ministry has started a campaign to find patients before they develop full-blown TB and put them on preventive treatment. The campaign has been launched in five Indian states, while the official launch will take place […]

Ahead of Maharashtra Medical Council elections, IMA fears rigging

Indian Medical Association (IMA) writes to returning officer demanding vigilant supervision of elections, to be held on December 18

Ahead of Maharashtra Medical Council elections, IMA fears riggingAhead of the much-awaited Maharashtra Medical Council’s (MMC) elections, which will be held on Sunday, Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written a letter to returning officer expressing their concern over possible rigging of polls. IMA, the umbrella body of allopathy medicine practitioners, requested the RO to vigilantly supervise entire election process personally for fair and […]

Maharashtra govt to launch surgical strike against the ‘Silent Killer’

In a month-long campaign, the state plans to conduct many programmes at 18 medical colleges to create awareness for fight against obesity

Maharashtra govt to launch surgical strike against the ‘Silent Killer’To control the growing menace of non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes and hypertension, the Maharashtra government has decided to fight obesity – a major factor of NCD. The state’s medical education ministry, along with the Jayshree Todkar (JT) Foundation, will begin the ‘Fight Obesity’ campaign from November 29. “Obesity is a disease. Sadly, people associate […]

Maharashtra’s efforts bear fruits, bags Best Performing State in Cadaver Donation award

This year, 120 cadaver donations were registered in the state, which is up 50% from last year. The award is shared with Tamil Nadu

Maharashtra’s efforts bear fruits, bags Best Performing State in Cadaver Donation awardMaharashtra, along with Tamil Nadu, has been awarded the Best Performing State in cadaver donation programme by the Union Health Ministry in Delhi on the 7th Indian Organ Donation Day. After witnessing a lull for over a decade, aggressive campaigning and awareness on cadaver donation has borne fruit for Maharashtra. With consistent efforts, Maharashtra registered nearly […]

Maharashtra’s MLAs, MLCs and govt staff to undergo body mass index test

Medical education minister Girish Mahajan says decision part of state’s month-long ‘Fight Obesity’ campaign

Maharashtra’s MLAs, MLCs and govt staff to undergo body mass index testMaharashtra’s Members of legislative assembly (MLA), Members of legislative council (MLC) and other government employees will soon undergo body mass index (BMI) test, according to state medical education minister Girish Mahajan. The decision has been taken as part of Maharashtra’s month-long ‘Fight Obesity’ campaign, which was launched on World Obesity Day (November 29). “BMI test […]