India houses 60% of world’s new leprosy cases: NCPEDP

Leprosy is one of the world’s oldest diseases. While recognised as a disability under the Persons with Disabilities (PwD) Act of 1995 and is completely curable, persons affected by leprosy continue to face discrimination not only from society at large, but also from other people with disabilities

India houses 60% of world’s new leprosy cases: NCPEDPIndia accounts for over 60 per cent of annual new cases of leprosy and is home to around 800 self-settled leprosy colonies. According to the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP). WHO data reveals that in 2016, a total of 2,14,783 cases of leprosy were reported worldwide. There were 18,000 child […]

Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM Fadnavis

While giving a written reply in the Maharashtra assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated, factors like increase in population, congested buildings and lack of proper ventilation are responsible for the rise in TB cases

Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM FadnavisMaharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has admitted that Mumbai, has recorded a rise in the number of tuberculosis cases. From April 2017 to March 2018, Mumbai has recorded 45,000 TB cases. While the number of MDR-TB patients is 4,891. As India, is gearing up to eliminate the menace of TB, Mumbai, the financial capital of […]

Mumbai: Chemist protest at FDA HQ, against unchecked online pharmacies

The chemist and druggists demand that the FDA should take stern action against unregulated online pharmacies which are operating in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Chemist protest at FDA HQ, against unchecked online pharmaciesThe chemists from Maharashtra, have gathered in Mumbai, to protest against the online pharmacy in the state. The chemist association has launched a massive agitation at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) office in Bandra. Around 500 chemists have joined the protest march at the Food and Drug Administration office in Mumbai. The protesting chemists […]

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?

This is the fourth suspected death due to Leptospirosis. In the month of June, three Mumbaikars had died due to leptospirosis. The latest death due to leptospirosis is yet to be confirmed by the BMC’s Epidemiological death committee

Mumbai: Leptospirosis claims its fourth victim?A 17-year-old from Worli, Mumbai has suspected to have died due to leptospirosis in the city As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the teenager had walked through the flooded water in Worli Seaface and other areas The BMC has recently released the latest data of the monsoon-related disease in Mumbai. As per the data […]

Parents struggle to find organ donor for son, move to Chennai

It’s been more than three months since the parents of Avighna were told that their son suffers from a rare genetic liver disorder known as Ciggler-Najjar Syndrome. He has been on the waiting list for the last four months. Their on-going struggle has made them move to Chennai, where they hope to find a suitable donor for their child

Parents struggle to find organ donor for son, move to Chennai“It’s been an endless wait. We don’t know what will happen. Every day seems like a decade has gone by. We tried everything we could in Mumbai, to find an organ donor. Through friends and family, we were informed that we could find good doctors in Chennai and that we had a better chance of […]

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomach

Doctors at the hospital said that there are 500 known cases worldwide, where the kids have born with a tumour in their stomach. Experts say, if a pregnant woman consumes mutton (meat) with isn’t cooking properly, then the bacteria can enter in her body and the baby is likely to develop a tumour in the womb

Mumbai: Doctors successfully remove 12-centimetre-tumour from boy’s stomachDoctors from Mumbai’s Shushrusha hospital in Dadar have successfully removed a tumour from an 11-year-old boy’s stomach. As per the doctors who were treating him, the tumour was as big as 12 centimetres in the size. Doctors say a tumour was present in the boy’s body since birth. And there are 500 known cases worldwide […]

Comic book character to inform kids about TB

A Delhi based NGO has developed a comic book character to help inform kids about tuberculosis (TB). The character named ‘Knight Wolf’ is portrayed as a superhero that fights TB and raises awareness about the disease

Comic book character to inform kids about TBCases of tuberculosis are on the rise across the country, children are susceptible to TB due to their underdeveloped immune system. 2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. […]

Stern action to be taken against docs with bogus degrees, says Girish Mahajan

The Maharashtra government will not spare any doctor, who has a bogus degree. Stern action will be taken against those whose additional qualification degree is found to be bogus, stated Maharashtra's Medical Education Minister

Stern action to be taken against docs with bogus degrees, says Girish MahajanThe license of 20 doctors, whose additional qualification degree is found to be as bogus have been suspended for one year 53 doctors with bogus additional qualification degree are on Maharashtra Medical Council’s radar Maharashtra Medical Council is currently conducting an investigation against these doctors Maharashtra’s Medical Education Minister Girish Mahajan informed the legislative council […]

Soon, National Poison Research Centre to be set up in Mumbai’s Haffkine Institute

Every year, India witnesses around two lakh cases of snakebites. And around 50,000 people die due to the snakebite in the country. In Maharashtra, over 33,000 cases of snakebites have been recorded in 2017

Soon, National Poison Research Centre to be set up in Mumbai’s Haffkine InstituteSoon, a National Poison Research Centre will be set up at Mumbai’s Haffkine Research Institute. Maharashtra witnesses highest number of deaths due to the snakebite in the country. The union government has accepted the proposal to erect a special snake poison research centre in the Haffkine Institute Researchers will study different snake species and their […]

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospital

On Wednesday morning, Sharad Jha, father of a six-month-old baby, Chestna, had tweeted Palghar police seeking help to admit his daughter to the hospital

Rain fury: Palghar police admit ailing six-month-old to hospitalPalghar police immediately took note of the father’s cry for help and sent a constable to help the father and the baby. Constable Geete, who is attached to Manikpur police station in Vasai, Palghar, waded through the waist-deep water and rescued the little baby. The baby has been admitted to Vasai’s Astha Hospital. For the […]
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