Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBS

In response to a question raised on the lateral entry of doctors and nurse in MBBS, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ashwini Kumar Choubey declined the idea stating that there is no such proposal within the ministry

Govt says no to proposal for lateral entry for dentists and nurse in MBBSThe Minister was replying to the questions collectively raised by Adoor Prakash, an MP From Attingal constituency in Kerala and Saugata Roy, an MP from Trinamool Congress, Kolkata. The MP’s wanted to know whether the Government has any proposal to allow lateral entry for Dentistry/Nursing/Paramedical students into MBBS as per the draft New Education Policy […]

Maharashtra witnesses shortage of nurses in govt-run hospitals

Nurses serve as a link between doctors and patients. But, now it has revealed that there is a shortage of nurses in rural and urban areas. With more disparity being seen in rural areas, along with a shortage of doctors the state it seems that there is a shortage of nurses too. At present, there are 3,410 posts vacant for nurses in Maharashtra

Maharashtra witnesses shortage of nurses in govt-run hospitalsNow, along with doctors there is a shortage of nurses in remote and rural areas. More than 3,000 posts of nurses in the state vacant. The number of nurses is lower when compared to the number of patients. From the 25,274 post which were declared in the state 3,410 posts are still lying vacant. A […]

#SayNoToWar: Govt hospitals security beefed up, Maha put on high alert

In view of the war-like situation, a high alert has been issued in Maharashtra, with security and vigilance increased across Mumbai. The state government has asked hospitals to increase their security and maintain preparedness in case of a terror attack

#SayNoToWar: Govt hospitals security beefed up, Maha put on high alertIn the wake of the mounting tension between India and Pakistan, at the line of control (LOC), a high alert has been sounded in Maharashtra by the state administration. The state government particularly has asked the hospitals to be on the highest alert and to be prepared to deal with any contingency. Security has been […]

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’

Nurses in the medical profession are as important as doctors in providing medical services to the people. Doctor and nurses work in tandem in helping and healing people. Today, My Medical Mantra offers you  peek into the life of one such nurse whose selfless service and dedication has earned her awards, but she takes them in her strides and continues to do what she does best which is nursing her patients back to good health

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’When you imagine a nurse, you generally think of a person wearing a white apron or sari and having a very clean and neat appearance. It is their identity which distinguishes them from others in the medical profession. They wear it as proudly as a police man wears his badge. When somebody thinks of nursing, […]

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’

Continuing on with our series on strong independent women, we bring to you the story of Swapna Joshi who has been treating cancer patients since the last 40 years at Tata Memorial Hospital. Treating cancer affected patients is a challenging task. And she has wholeheartedly accepted this challenge. Swapna Joshi’s dedication and selfless service to patients affected with cancer is worth saluting

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’“A nurse plays a vital role in treating a patient, from the moment that they have been diagnosed, till the time they have been treated.  A nurse has to be emotional and mentally strong while treating patients who are suffering from cancer,” says Swapna Joshi. Swapna has been working as a nurse since the last […]

Mumbai: Nurses protest against staff shortage at Shatabdi Hospital

After deliberations between hospital authorities, the nurses agreed to return to work, once the authorities ensured that their demands would be taken into consideration

Mumbai: Nurses protest against staff shortage at Shatabdi HospitalNurses and medical staff at Kandivali’s Shatabdi Hospital started a protest since 8 a.m. today morning. The nurses and medical employees at the civic-run peripheral hospital began this protest to highlight the shortage of staff at the hospital. The nurses have said that since there is a shortage of doctors, nurses and lab technicians, there […]

#HealthOfKerala: Nurses from JJ Hospital play supporting role in treating patients

A special team of nurses accompanied the team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra; the male nurse helped the doctors in treating the patients and dressing the wounds of the people in relief camps. It was a rewarding experience for them as they dealt with situations they wouldn’t have faced in their day-to-day medical careers

#HealthOfKerala: Nurses from JJ Hospital play supporting role in treating patientsThese male nurses expressed that it was a fulfilling experience for them, through which they not only learnt many things, but also gained practical knowledge in dealing with patients going through trauma caused by a natural disaster. Mahesh Jadhav, Yuvraj Patil, Nilesh Bidaye, Kiran Sathe, Dharmesh Patel, Mangesh Pandav, Ram Kate, Animesh Gaikwad, Sebin Anthony […]

Fortis Hospital hosts two-day neonatal and paediatric care workshop for NICU nurses

In its 4th successful year, over 300 nurses from cities like Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vapi, Surat, Mumbai, Nashik, Jaipur, Delhi, Assam etc., attended the seminar hosted on May 19 and 20

Fortis Hospital hosts two-day neonatal and paediatric care workshop for NICU nursesIn India, 3.5 million of the 27 million births are premature and not every medical facility is well equipped to treat these cases. To help bridge this gap in outcomes, Fortis Hospital, Mulund conducted a two-day Neonatal and Paediatric Care Workshop for NICU nurses from various cities. The workshop has been conceptualised and conducted by […]

Maha: Government suspends ‘Continuous Nursing Education’

The Maharashtra government has suspended the 'Continuous Nursing Education' in the state. It had issued a government resolution on April 10. Citing the complaints received from people, over the exorbitant amount which was were charged for this education programme, the government has issued an instruction to hold it over, till further orders

Maha: Government suspends ‘Continuous Nursing Education’The government of Maharashtra has decided to suspend the ‘Continuous Nursing Education’ programme. This programme has been organised by the Maharashtra Nursing Council since 2016. Over 2 lakh nurses from Maharashtra were attending this programme. At the event information related to the advancements in the medical field were given to them. Along the lines of […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital launches lactation consultation course for nurses

Lactation consultants specialise in the field of breastfeeding and provide mothers with breastfeeding education, solutions to various breastfeeding related problems and, help with babies that are not gaining enough weight

P.D. Hinduja Hospital launches lactation consultation course for nursesP.D. Hinduja College of Nursing, in affiliation with the Maharashtra University of Heath Sciences (MUHS), has launched India’s first lactation consultant course for nurses. The nursing college, which is recognised by the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and Maharashtra Nursing Council (MNC), will begin this course on December 04, 2017. A mother’s breast milk contains all […]