#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors

The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers about the mental health of young doctors in India. Recent cases of medical students ending their lives have raised concerns. Dr Yusuf Matcheswalla speaks about the issue of doctor’s suicide and also helps us lookout for the warning signs. Read on to know about the measures to prevent suicide

#MentalHealth: How to prevent suicide among doctors  Suicide is a burning issue not just in the medical fraternity as the immense pressure takes a toll on the mental health of doctors. According to health experts, the suicide prevalence among doctors and medical students is 28 to 40 per one lakh. And it is the second leading cause of death among young […]

Rising doctors’ suicide cases worries Indian Medical Association

The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers about the mental health of young doctors in India. Recent cases of medical students ending their lives have raised concerns. The IMA organised a two-day event, with free workshops for medical students

Rising doctors’ suicide cases worries Indian Medical AssociationIs the mental health of young doctors in India is at a tipping point? The medical fraternity is scrambling to find answers to this burning question. Young medical students, in India, are taking an extreme step of ending their lives. Recently, one Dr Payal Tadwi, from Maharashtra, committed suicide due to ragging from seniors. And […]

BMC to provide alternate accommodation to MBBS students from Cooper Hospital

The civic administration has assured the medical students of Cooper Hospital that alternative living arrangements are being made for them. Earlier, the students were forced to live in ENT wards and Nurses’s quarters. The students have further boycotted attending their lectures. On October 07, the students met with civic officials to speak about their demands

BMC to provide alternate accommodation to MBBS students from Cooper HospitalIn a major relief to first-year MBBS students studying at civic-run H.B.T. Medical College and Dr R. N. Cooper General Hospital, Vile Parle, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to shift them to different places for accommodation. The issue of accommodation had been raised a few days back, after the MBBS students had boycotted […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’

Women are the pillars of strength of every home. The stability of a home depends on the health of women. A happy and healthy woman builds a strong foundation of a happy home. If a woman is unwell for a day, the home is in disarray

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’Women, today, are career-oriented and put in the same hours as the men. During the process, they are subjected to severe stress from the work and home fronts. Sustaining this pressure for a long time takes a massive toll on their bodies, and they end up paying a heavy price. Earlier, in case of complications, […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Medical students should go beyond academics’

I would like to draw your attention to a basic fact that is prevalent across India. We tend to focus all our energies on theoretical education and less on the practical aspect of learning

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Medical students should go beyond academics’Clinical acumen does not figure on the priority list of our undergraduate students, and all the efforts go into cramming to secure high grades. At the Post Graduate level, even the entrance exam focuses more on theory-based education. We need to give medical students a chance to train their minds to think about what’s beyond […]

MBBS students step in to the role of teacher to impart sex education to kids

Medical students studying at KEM, Nair, and Sion Hospital will soon take on the role of teachers. The students have come together under an initiative known as ‘Vector’ and will soon impart sex education to children studying at municipal schools in Mumbai

MBBS students step in to the role of teacher to impart sex education to kidsThe medical students will soon impart sex education to children studying in civic-run schools in Mumbai. The students will help spread awareness on sex education and personal hygiene among the children. This initiative will also reach out to those children who have not completed their studies and have dropped out. This initiative was first started […]

Pune: Ethics to be taught on a compulsory basis to MBBS students

From this year  onwards, module on ethics, attitude and communication has been made compulsory for MBBS students

Pune: Ethics to be taught on a compulsory basis to MBBS studentsThe month-long course that Medical Council of India (MCI) has introduced, is divided into five parts namely, orientation, skills module, enhancement skills, sport and extracurricular activities and professionalism and ethics also including other sub-sections such as computer and English skills. Recently BJ Medical College had arranged a special workshop for professors to train them on […]

In a first, JJ Hospital witnesses 7 body donations in 15 days

Donating your body to medical science also has an altruistic advantage in that your donation helps train future doctors and surgeons and may help find cures to a variety of diseases

In a first, JJ Hospital witnesses 7 body donations in 15 daysIn the last 15 days, seven bodies have been donated at Mumbai state-run JJ Hospital. Health experts say that body donation is a gift to science as it helps medical students learn the anatomy of the human body. The donated body is used for postgraduate medical students for practising surgery. While speaking to My Medical […]

#SaveMeritSaveNation: Medical students to protest against reservation at Azad Maidan

The protest will be held on Sunday, August 25 at Azad Maidan, the doctors and students will raise their voices against excess reservation being granted in medical education.  The protest will start at 11 am. The key aim of this protest is to demand #RightToEquality for all citizens

#SaveMeritSaveNation: Medical students to protest against reservation at Azad MaidanIn Maharashtra, the reservation was 52% till the academic year 2018-19. This included Constitutional reservations for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) and also for various Other Backward Classes (OBCs) as well as the 2% given to Special Backward Classes (SBCs) in Maharashtra. In 2019-20, the reservation went up to 74%. This extraordinary situation […]

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS students

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has tied up with Thane’s Institute of Psychological Health (IPH) to launch a first-of-its-kind mental health support programme for resident doctors and MBBS students studying in medical colleges. The IPH has launched a special helpline for medical students

Now one phone call will help reduce depression in MBBS studentsThis programme and helpline has been launched in light of the horrific suicide or Dr Payal Tadvi in Nair Hospital. The programme will start with immediate effect from August 09. This decision was taken with the help of the feedback received from students during workshops which were conducted following Dr Payal’s suicide. For MBBS students, […]
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