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 […]

Mumbai reports highest number of dengue cases in state

State health department data however gives a breather to the city as increased awareness among people has drastically reduced the number of people succumbing to it

Mumbai reports highest number of dengue cases in stateThis year’s data on dengue released by the state health department brings relief as well as concern for Mumbai in terms of vector borne diseases. While the figures released by the state’s health department shows that Mumbai has recorded highest number of dengue cases in the last six years, the number of people succumbing to […]

STTR a scientific formula to fight malnutrition implemented by Maharashtra

State govt introduces new scientific formula to find root cause of malnutrition in state’s rural areas

STTR a scientific formula to fight malnutrition implemented by MaharashtraIn its bid to identify and treat malnutrition cases among children efficiently, the Maharashtra government has introduced a new scientific formula – Screening, Training, Treatment and Research (STTR). With this programme, the state government aims to search the root cause of malnutrition cases in Maharashtra. “The new scientific formula will help us to know why […]

BMC launches campaign to promote healthy lifestyle among citizens

“Do not eat after 6.30 pm. This one habit will keep you safe from diseases such as diabetes and hypertension,” advises actor Akshay Kumar

BMC launches campaign to promote healthy lifestyle among citizensWith rising non-communicable diseases (NCD) like diabetes, blood pressure, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on October 26 launched a campaign ‘Jaanbachao.in’ to promote healthy lifestyle. As a part of the campaign, a short film motivating citizens to adopt a healthy lifestyle was premiered at the launch. The film, directed by noted filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani features Bolloywood […]

Maharashtra all set to formulate antibiotic policy

India is said to be the world's largest consumer of antibiotics and prescribing antibiotics for cough and cold has been a common practise among doctors

Maharashtra all set to formulate antibiotic policyMaharashtra is all set to follow Kerala and get an antibiotic policy in place to combat rising antibiotic resistance cases. The state government has set up a six member committee which will be headed by Dr Sanjay Oak, Vice-Chancellor of DY Patil University and former Dean of KEM. The committee also includes Dr Vasant Nagvekar, […]

Cops to verify documents before every kidney transplant

Cops to verify documents before every kidney transplantIt is official. The state government has decided to rope in police for verifying documents related to kidney transplants. The decision, was taken by the state appointed committee, which was asked to look into the irregularities in the kidney transplant procedures. The report will now be forwarded to the state health minister for review. The […]

State hospitals get first painless breast cancer detection machine

State hospitals get first painless breast cancer detection machineUnder the state government’s drive to spread awareness about breast cancer, 18 medical colleges have received the first painless breast cancer detection machine, iBreastExam (iBE). This technology helps detect breast cancer at an early stage, is painless and radiation-free . iBE is a game-changing technological breakthrough for rising incidences of breast cancer. This technology is […]
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