She helped those in need, but now needs angel hands to save her

A 4-year-old girl from Amaravati, Maharashtra is in need of your help. She has sustained 55 per cent burns and needs to undergo surgery. She had slipped on hot oil while accompanying her father. Now, she is need of funds for her surgery which can help save her life

She helped those in need, but now needs angel hands to save herThis girl deserves your help as she truly has a heart of gold, during the Sangli-Kolhapur floods she had expressed her wish to her father to help the flood-affected people.  She had sent a box of chocolates to the flood victims. This young girl thought about helping those people who were in distress, with whatever […]

Pune: Retired bank employee to donate blood for 130th time

A 62-year-old retired bank employee would be donating his blood for the 130th time on Saturday. He first donated his blood in 1977, when he saw a young girl losing her life due to lack availability of blood. He then started working to create awareness on blood donation

Pune: Retired bank employee to donate blood for 130th timeToday, Ram Bangad is a retired employee of Bank of Maharashtra, and runs a voluntary group named ‘Raktache Nate’ which has 50,000 volunteers attached to it. Be it any kind of emergency, his group arranges blood in many parts of Maharashtra. Now, they have started the movement for ‘free supply of blood for the poor.’ […]

Mumbai: Medical interns at civic-run hospitals still to receive their raised stipend

On August 27, 2019, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has decided to increase the amount in the existing stipend from Rs 6,000 to Rs 11,000. The raised stipend was to given from the month of August. While medical interns at state-run hospitals have received the stipend, medical interns at civic-run hospitals allege that they are yet to receive their raised stipend

Mumbai: Medical interns at civic-run hospitals still to receive their raised stipendMedical interns from the Association of State Medical Interns (ASMI), Maharashtra stated that interns at BMC associated colleges such as Nair, KEM, LTMMC (Sion) and Nair Dental Hospital, have not received the raised stipend. All the other medical colleges have got the stipend of Rs 11,000. Medical interns from the Association of State Medical Interns […]

Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical colleges

The Tamil Nadu government has regulated duty timings of post graduate (PG) students working in government medical colleges. The Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) has issued a letter in this regards to all the deans of government medical colleges

Tamil Nadu: Govt fixes duty timings of PG students attached to govt medical collegesThe mental health of young doctors working in government medical colleges is at a tipping point. Stress, massive workload, erratic duty hours, lack of sleep, and the working environment is taking a toll on their mind. With an aim to reduce the mental pressure on doctors, Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) Tamil Nadu, has taken […]

Maha witnesses reduction in swine flu deaths over the past three years

Swine flu cases have seen a major decline this year in Maharashtra. Statistics show that it is the third year of decline in the number of deaths due to swine flu. Deaths have reduced by around 50 per cent

Maha witnesses reduction in swine flu deaths over the past three yearsDevelopment of herd immunity and immunisation program have helped this decline, according to experts. Working population and people with other diseases should take extra precaution. Health experts underline that nobody should take symptoms of flu lightly. It is generally noticed that people having any other illnesses makes a person more vulnerable to the virus. While […]

People in rural areas of Maharashtra inadvertently consume water laced with excess fluoride

A considerable amount of fluoride enters the human body through drinking water and excess fluoride can be toxic for health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has set the minimum and maximum limits of fluoride content for drinking water purposes at 0.5 and 1.5 mg/l, respectively

People in rural areas of Maharashtra inadvertently consume water laced with excess fluoridePeople living in 10 districts of Maharashtra consume water which has excess fluoride content. These rural habitations are yet to be provided with safe drinking water, according to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Satiation. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), various studies establish that fluoride primarily impacts the skeletal tissues, bones and teeth. […]

Journalism student donates hair to bring a smile on the faces of cancer patients

Hair is the crowning glory of any women. It is part of their identity and femininity. It plays an important part in showcasing their beauty. Far too many women end up being confined to their homes after they undergo chemotherapy. As they are afraid of societal stigma, they have to face after hair loss

Journalism student donates hair to bring a smile on the faces of cancer patientsHair donation was an unknown concept when it was launched in 2013, but today it has become a huge movement as ladies go bald for defying social norms and taboos, to avenge cancer for stealing the dignity of their loved ones. For many of us, our hair is part of our identity. Going bald or […]

More men commit suicide than compared to women in Maharashtra

In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the numbers of men who elect to end their own lives prematurely through suicide. While women tend to experience more suicidal thinking, men are far more likely to die by suicide

More men commit suicide than compared to women in MaharashtraTraditional male gender roles discourage emotional expression. Men are told they need to be tough and that they should not need to ask for help. Such rigid gender norms may make it difficult for men to reach out and ask for support when they need it. Depression may be underdiagnosed in men. Men do not […]

As Kerala is set to launch its palliative care grid, health experts allege that Maha lags behind

The government of Kerala will soon set up a palliative care grid across the state. Kerala’s health minister KK Shylaja Teacher announced this on Tuesday, October 29. The prime aim of the state is to provide coordinated palliative care services to those who are in dire needs

As Kerala is set to launch its palliative care grid, health experts allege that Maha lags behindIn 2013, the Maharashtra government had announced its ambitious palliative care program, to improve the quality of life of those patients who are suffering from life-limiting conditions. Since 2016, the palliative care units have been active in the state. The government had planned to start a palliative care unit in 17 government hospitals in the […]

Unavailability of ambulance leads to death of Marathi actress and her newborn baby post-delivery

A 25-year-old Marathi actress and her newborn baby died within hours of birth in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district on Sunday. According to the news reports, the police mentioned that she died due to the unavailability of an ambulance

Unavailability of ambulance leads to death of Marathi actress and her newborn baby post-deliveryRelatives of the deceased actress, Pooja Zunjar, claimed she would have been alive had they managed to get an ambulance on time. The incident took place on Sunday morning (October 20) in Hingoli district, in the Marathwada region, around 590 kms from Mumbai. According to a news report, Pooja was rushed to a primary health […]