‘Then, we will shoot you with bullets’, says Hansraj Ahir

On Monday, Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial statement while inaugurating a medicine counter at the Chandrapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra. Irked by the absence of some doctors at a function attended by him, he alleged that they should be gunned down and their non-attendance amounted to naxalism

‘Then, we will shoot you with bullets’, says Hansraj AhirOn Monday, Hansraj Ahir, the Union Minister of State for Home, got angry on the doctors who didn’t attend a hospital inauguration ceremony. Ahir made the controversial statements while inaugurating a medicine counter at the Chandrapur Government Hospital in Maharashtra. Hansraj Ahir, Union Minister of State for Home, made a controversial and a shocking statement. […]

Will Maha give cash reward to detect new TB patients?

The Uttar Pradesh government will soon launch a door-to-door drive to detect fresh tuberculosis cases and has also decided to give a cash reward of Rs 450 to the team involved in the door to door campaign for identifying each tuberculosis (TB) patients

Will Maha give cash reward to detect new TB patients?Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give cash reward of Rs 450 for identifying each TB patient. The Maharashtra officials say that such kind of initiative will also be beneficial in the state if implemented. The team members will collect sputum of the suspected cases at their homes and will give the samples to the […]

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costly

In keeping with the revision in rates from the DMER, Sassoon Hospital in Pune has updated its hospital rates for the same

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costlyThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has revised rates of various medical treatments at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and other public hospitals across the states. The DMER last revised these rates on December 30, 2010. Public hospitals do the most expensive tests at a minimum amount. The revisions of these rates occur after […]

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?

Ask concerned MP’s at the Rajya Sabha during a session to which Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda gave a detailed reply. While giving this information, the minister gave an assurance of taking action as soon as possible. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra has sent a letter to the Centre regarding the e-cigarette ban

Govt to act on e-cigarettes and hookah?There have been rampant cases of hookah as well as e-cigarettes smoking in the country. E-cigarette and hookah got more and more young generation into its addiction. The MPs raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. To the questions asked by the MP’s, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare replied, “Government of […]

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’

As a part of our affordable transplant series, we take a look at how transplants in the country need to be made affordable for everyone. As per experts, private hospitals are not very feasible when it comes to organ transplants

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’Organ donation can save and enrich lives. Unfortunately, the need for organ donors is much greater than the number of people who actually donate. If you look around you, you will most definitely come across at least one person requiring an organ transplant. But, the scenario is changing. The year 2017, recorded the highest cadaver organ […]

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposed

Bladder exstrophy is a birth defect. It's a condition where the bladder and parts around it form outside the body. The anomaly occurs among one in one lakh children

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposedDoctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a nine-month-old girl with a rare birth defect. The condition caused the bladder to remain open and exposed, leading to urine being drained directly over the child’s abdomen. While the surgery for such a defect is usually done just days after birth, lack of access to health […]

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationship

With the help of these measures the IMA seek to heal the rift between doctors and patients. The new guidelines have been laid down after careful introspection. It aims to boost the trust between doctors and patients, especially after the unsavoury incidents witnessed last month

IMA issues self-regulatory measures to bridge gap in doctor-patient relationshipLast month, two private hospitals came under fire for negligence and overbilling patients. These incidents created a great furore among the medical fraternity and general public. Now to make amends, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest voluntary organisation of Doctors of Modern Scientific Medicine today announced certain self-regulation procedures for hospitals and doctors. A […]

‘Talk to patients relatives politely, SBTC directs blood banks

There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. So, to help the patients and their family who run towards the blood banks in case of emergency, the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), has come out with the guidelines

‘Talk to patients relatives politely, SBTC directs blood banksNow, if you visit any blood bank, you will find the information of the blood available, the prices of the blood unit and charges for more tests should be displayed on the board. The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has come out with these important guidelines for the blood banks of the government and private […]

Pune: Dengue threat still looms over city

Although the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department has increased surveillance against the rising number of dengue cases, a huge number of cases are is still reported in the PMC

Pune: Dengue threat still looms over cityPune Municipal Corporation (PMC)’s health department is struggling with dengue cases with areas like Yerwada, Kalas, Dhanori topping the list with maximum dengue deaths. The suspected patients in this month itself are 202 with five deaths, so far. According to the data given by the health department, after Yerwada-Kalas-Dhanori, Kasbapeth, Vishrambaugh, Bhavani Peth and Dhole […]