Mumbai: Commuter falls off from moving train, in critical condition

A 23-year-old girl is in critical condition after she fell in the gutter from a moving train between Sion and Matunga on Thursday morning. The incident took place when the girl was travelling on the footboard and was going to college to give her masters exam

Mumbai: Commuter falls off from moving train, in critical conditionAccording to the Dadar GRP officers, a passenger named Tara approached them at 10 am and informed them about a woman who had fallen off the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) train between Sion and Matunga stations. The constable, Kiran Joy, rushed to the spot and found a woman’s purse on the track. She followed […]

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancer

The administration of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai has written a letter to Medical Council of India, asking them to start a specialised postgraduate course on cancer for medical students. Doctors state that in the past few years the state has seen a sharp rise in cancer cases. And as compared to the number of cases, the numbers of doctors who can treat cancer patients are very few

JJ Hospital writes to MCI to start postgraduate course on cancerMaharashtra has witnessed a sharp rise in oral, breast and cervical cancer cases in the past few years. In order to impart specialised cancer-related education to the students, the administration of Sir JJ Hospitals has written a letter to Medical Council of India (MCI). The letter was written by Dr Tatyarao Lahane, former dean of […]

Prescribe generic medicines in civic hospitals, urges BMC corporator

A corporator from Mumbai has submitted a proposal, to direct all the doctors in the civic-run hospitals to prescribe generic medicines to patients. The proposal will be taken up for discussion in the health committee meeting of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

Prescribe generic medicines in civic hospitals, urges BMC corporatorIn order to make the healthcare services affordable to the poor and needy people, PM Narendra Modi and his government is stressing upon the use of generic medicines. Generic medicines are cheaper and affordable as compared to the branded medicines available in the market. Patients that seek treatment in civic-run hospitals in Mumbai, generally come […]

Bed-ridden Iraqi woman walks again after 15 years

Salih had not stood up independently and walked for over a decade and a half and was riddled with arthritis of the back. Not one to give up hope, her family decided to bring her to Mumbai for treatment

Bed-ridden Iraqi woman walks again after 15 yearsFor over 15 years, an 81-year-old Iraqi national, Salih was bedridden with no mobility in her legs. Due to obesity which was shrouded by immobility, she was unable to go about her daily activities and thus became dependent on her daughter-in-law. Wanting to explore treatment options in order for her to walk again, her family […]

Mumbai: Private doctors to take charge of ICU’s in civic hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to give command of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the civic-run hospitals into the hands of private doctors. As per the administration, no doctors were ready to work in the ICU department of the civic-run hospital. Hence, the BMC administration has decided to appoint private doctors to work in the ICU’s of 12 suburban civic-run hospitals

Mumbai: Private doctors to take charge of ICU’s in civic hospitalsThe BMC which is the country’s richest civic body is not getting enough doctors to man the ICU departments of suburban hospitals. In order to fill in the vacant posts, the administration has decided to appoint private doctors to be in charge instead. A proposal regarding appointing the private doctors as in charge of the […]

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their families

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide nutritious food to the TB patients. Not only TB patients, but the families of the TB patients will also be included in this ration. 8 kgs ration will be provided to the TB patients for free at 641 DOTs centres in Mumbai

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their familiesDuring the discussion held in the standing committee meeting, corporator Rakhi Jadhav raised the question on nutritious food for the family members of the TB patients. Corporator Rais Shaikh, highlighted the points, whether the administration will provide nutritious food to the doctors and the health workers who get infected with tuberculosis while treating the patient. […]

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI

In a recent Right to Information (RTI) query, shocking facts have emerged from Maharashtra, which has shown malnutrition to be one of the biggest contributing factors for the rise in infants and child mortality

Maha: 3,533 infants die within the first hour after birth, reveals RTI424 infants died in Mumbai within first hour of the birth 1,525 babies died within one year after their birth Pneumonia is responsible for the death of 111 babies. While, 12 babies died due to diarrhoea To curb the increasing infants and child mortality rates in the country, the union government has undertaken various projects […]

BMC commissioner asks Mumbaikars to ‘starve’ rats to curb diseases

The BMC Commissioner, Ajoy Mehta has a novel approach to deal with the spread of leptospirosis this monsoon. He has appealed to citizens to not throw leftover food out in the open, as doing so can lead to an easy source of food for rats, which in turn helps boost their numbers

BMC commissioner asks Mumbaikars to ‘starve’ rats to curb diseasesCome Monsoon and Mumbai is faced with a wide range of problems from flooding to a rise in water borne diseases. Rats particularly are a problem to Mumbaikars and civic officials alike as they are carrier of certain diseases. People can fall prey to leptospirosis as it is transmitted from animals to humans. Last year, […]

Hand of ‘Cops,’ save three Mumbaikars in the nick of time

Whether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai Police has always worked hard to safeguard Mumbaikars and maintain peace and security in the city. Today we share three instances, where the police force has gone above to call of duty to help the common man in their time of need

Hand of ‘Cops,’ save three Mumbaikars in the nick of timeLast night, an inspector working at Pantnagar police station in Ghatkopar, received a call on from a pregnant lady past midnight on the police helpline Inspector Renuka Buwa and mobiles vans 5 and 1 immediately reached to help her help and rushed her to Rajawadi hospital, where she delivered a baby boy. The police later […]

Minor girl jumps to save herself from molestation, sustains hip fracture

In a bid to escape from being molested by a 35-year-old man, on Tuesday afternoon, a twelve-year-old girl jumped from a four storey building in Nalasopara

Minor girl jumps to save herself from molestation, sustains hip fractureThe incident took place when the man approached the girl while she was walking by the Nalasopara area. The man spoke to her on the pretext of asking for an address. After she told him the address, the man started talking to her and convinced her to go with him to the terrace of the […]
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