Mumbai: National Health Mission workers call off the strike

 Medical workers from Maharashtra’s National Health Mission (NHM) have called off their strike, after a period of twelve days. This decision to withdraw the strike was made on Saturday evening

Mumbai: National Health Mission workers call off the strikeThe 24,000 NHM workers were on strike since May 07. In order to make sure that the state government would heed their demands, they had decided to carry out a long march, as well. On Friday, May 18, almost 10,000 NHM workers had gathered in Nashik to start a long march to Mumbai. The Maharashtra […]

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govt

The Maharashtra government has held a meeting with the workers who have been on strike from National Health Mission (NHM) in Mumbai, on Friday

NHM workers to continue strike, despite appeal from state govtThe Maharashtra government has constituted a three-member ministerial panel to review the demands of the National Health Mission workers. The committee has worked out that the decision will be taken on their demands within three months. Till the committee takes a final decision, the government has decided not to fill the vacancies, on which the […]

Long march: 8,000 health workers to protest against govt policies

Doctors, nurses and the medical staff who are attached with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in Maharashtra, are upset with the government’s attitude towards them. They allege that the government is deliberately not paying the heed to their demands. In order to make themselves heard, around 8,000 doctors and nurses will start the long march from Nashik to Mumbai

Long march: 8,000 health workers to protest against govt policiesThis will be one of the largest long marches in which the health workers are protesting for their demands. My Medical Mantra spoke with Nandkishor Kasar, President of the Union of National Rural Health Mission workers to know about their protest and long march. MMM: Can you tell us something about the long march? Nandkishor […]

Nashik: Doctors give nutritional advice and diet tips to policemen

A few doctors in Nashik, along with the help from several local NGO’s organised a seminar for Nashik Police to inform them about the importance of health eating habits in their daily lives

Nashik: Doctors give nutritional advice and diet tips to policemenPolice officers work for long hours on their duty and at times skip lunch or eat roadside food on the go. This can take a toll on their health. Keeping this in mind, Dr Smita Kamble, a general physician and the head of Family Physician’s Association wanted to do something to give back to the […]

Nashik: Complicated heart procedure saves a two-day-old infant

Doctors from Nashik have performed a delicate and a risky procedure to save the life of a two-day-old infant. The two-day-old infant was diagnosed with a heart ailment just after his birth. Doctors performed a balloon aortic valvuloplasty, which helped save his life

Nashik: Complicated heart procedure saves a two-day-old infantAccording to the doctors, the baby was diagnosed with a heart ailment right after his birth, as he was have breathing problems and had difficulties while breastfeeding. The baby was immediately rushed to the hospital, wherein after doing few investigations; doctors found out that one of the valves on the left side of the heart […]

NMC Bill: Maha sees rise in AYUSH doctors applying for bridge course

However, IMA, which opposes state government’s decision to continue with the course, says it’s akin to playing with people’s health

NMC Bill: Maha sees rise in AYUSH doctors applying for bridge courseThe doctors from Indian Medical Association, the largest body of allopathy doctors, is up against the central government on the issue of bridge course for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) doctors. But the ongoing tussle between the IMA and the Union government hasn’t deterred AYUSH doctors in Maharashtra. Given the Maharashtra […]

Nashik: Doctors successfully remove Rs 2 coin from minor’s throat

We have heard of children swallowing coins, pendants and so on. Similarly, Doctors at the Nashik Civil Hospital have removed a Rs 2 coin stuck in throat of a five-year-old, which she accidentally swallowed

Nashik: Doctors successfully remove Rs 2 coin from minor’s throatDoctors at a Nashik Hospital saved a 5-year-old girl’s life after Rs 2 coin accidentally got stuck in her throat. The doctors yesterday performed a telescopic surgery on the girl, Vaishnavi Mali, to remove the coin. Vaishnavi Mali, a resident of Maharashtra’s Manmad town, was given a Rs 2 coin by her grandfather so she could go buy […]

Nashik: Doctors undertake road safety awareness drive

Everyone knows the traffic rules. But, sometimes we tend to neglect it. Accidents can occur if the traffic rules aren’t followed which in turn can be fatal to the health. To create awareness about traffic rules so that people can follow it, the Nashik doctors have come forward

Nashik: Doctors undertake road safety awareness driveFamily Physician’s Association, National Integrated Medical Association and Nashik Traffic police has undertaken an initiative to create awareness about the traffic rules which will help to avoid accidents for 5 days (from Monday to Friday). Through it, awareness is being created at signals by the policemen and the doctors. The doctors are creating awareness about […]

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’

In order to promote menstrual hygiene and make sanitary napkins accessible for women, Ujjwala Devre, a sarpanch of a village named Karanjad in Nashik, inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine. Owing to which, adolescent’s girls and women will now be able to get sanitary pads at an affordable price

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 48% of those surveyed in rural India used sanitary napkins during their menstrual cycle 78% of women use sanitary pads in urban parts of the country 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. […]

Soon-to-wed couple takes organ donation vow, appeals people to join

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Now, to spread awareness, A Nashik Couple who is set to tie the knot on March 18, will appeal people to donate organs on their wedding day, by pledging for the same. Also, blood donation will be done

Soon-to-wed couple takes organ donation vow, appeals people to joinThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. Now, a Nashik couple who is set to marry on March 18, has taken up the organ donation […]
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