‘Need to strengthen patient services in Maharashtra’

A two-day conference in Mumbai has been organised by Pune’s NGO 'Sathi' to bring organisations working on the patient’s rights and the doctors on the same platform. Not only from Mumbai or Pune, the organisations and the doctors will participate from the 12 countries like Srilanka, Nepal and Bangladesh

‘Need to strengthen patient services in Maharashtra’After dissolving the Medical Council of India (MCI), the government replaced it with the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. In this law, issues regarding the provisions for the patients and so on will be discussed in the conference along with the separate law for the patient’s right. Abhijeet More, conveyor of Jan Aarogy Abhiyan, an NGO […]

Help tribals with medicines, appeals doc couple

In order to acquire help for the needy, from the people belonging to the metropolitans, Dr Abhijit Gadevar, medical officer, Gatta Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Gadchiroli, has started a campaign on social media. Through which, one can send the medicines to the tribals on just one click

Help tribals with medicines, appeals doc coupleIn the tribal areas of Gadchiroli, there are no big hospitals. There, primary healthcare is of prime importance. If the necessary healthcare facilities are not provided then it can be risky for the patients. Owing to which, Dr Abhijit Gadevar and his wife took initiatives who are working there since last 5 to 6 months. […]

KEM Hospital to provide high-tech facilities to patients

Monday marked the 92nd anniversary of the KEM Hospital. On its foundation day, special programmes were organised in the hospital. During this program, new projects have been undertaken to provide health facilities to the patients. In this, various changes in the hospital will be carried out for the patient’s convenience

KEM Hospital to provide high-tech facilities to patientsAn action plan prepared by the hospital was unveiled in the programme. The plan was made to ensure there is proper planning if an emergency arises in the hospital. This action plan was prepared to identify injured and the dead patients in emergency. How can control the crowd? Availability of the medicines. Immediate medical attention […]

Stroke: A leading cause of disability in urban India

With over 1.5 million cases of stroke reported in the country each year, the incidence has increased by a staggering 17.5% during the last 15 years, says study. Despite availability of excellent health care services, increased awareness regarding prevention and identification of stroke symptoms, stroke remains a leading cause of disability with urban India at one-and-a-half times at greater risk than rural India

Stroke: A leading cause of disability in urban IndiaMultiple studies over the past have revealed that stroke is a huge problem in the country. Now, a Bangalore based study revealed that male versus female incidence is 2:1, i.e., men are at greater risk than women. It also concluded that stroke is no more a disease of the elderly; it has now become more […]

Delhi: CM Kejriwal pays a surprise visit at govt hospital

On Thursday, Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Chief Minister paid a surprise visit at GTB Hospital to check whether the health services of the government are being properly delivered to patients

Delhi: CM Kejriwal pays a surprise visit at govt hospital“Made a surprise visit of GTB Hospital. Long queues at pharmacy. Need to increase no of counters n pharmacists. Shortage of ultrasound machines,” read his tweet. Apart from visiting the hospital, the Chief Minister also interacted with the relatives of the patients. During this time, he asked whether the patients were facing any problems during […]

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical tests

The patients coming to the BMC dispensaries, maternity homes, specialty hospitals and suburban hospitals will not have to go to the bigger BMC hospitals for medical tests. As, ‘Aapli Chikitsa’ scheme’s tender process is in the final phase and will be completed soon. After which, the BMC administration will take the decision of providing the medical test free of cost in all the BMC clinics

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical testsThe medical test facility is mainly available in the bigger BMC hospitals. Owing to which, the patients have to make continuous trips to the hospitals. Also, there is a long queue for medical tests and the patients have to wait for the same. The patients face commuting problem as well as they are stress out […]

Soon: Tata Memorial Hospital to start a patient navigation course

To help the patients to acquire a timely medical advice, Tata Memorial Hospital and Tata Institute of Social Science will start a course soon. The one year course will be called as 'Advance Diploma in Patient Navigation'. Through this syllabus, information will be provided on how to guide the patients and boost their morale

Soon: Tata Memorial Hospital to start a patient navigation courseThis new curriculum will be unveiled on February 28, on the birth anniversary of the Tata Memorial Hospital. Cancer patients from all over the country come to seek treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The patient has queries like where to go? Which doctor to meet? How to take out a case paper? Where to […]

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bond

Medical students who are pursuing an MBBS degree in the state aided and unaided medical colleges, but receive a scholarship from the government will now have to serve one year bond service. The medical education ministry of Maharashtra has issued a circular in this regard

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bondIn Maharashtra’s rural and tribal areas, doctor-patient ratio is quite adverse. Doctors don’t prefer to offer their services in rural areas. Owing to which, several people living in rural and tribal areas are often left without medical facilities. In order to fulfil the doctor-patient gap and to provide better medical facilities to the rural and […]

No forehead numbering, wrist bands to identify mass casualty victims

At least 23 people were killed and 38 were injured in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station. The incident occurred during peak hours following rains. The victims were taken to KEM Hospital. However, KEM Hospital administration received flak for numbering the dead bodies. Now, KEM Hospital has decided to put wrist bands to identity mass casualty victims

No forehead numbering, wrist bands to identify mass casualty victimsIn September this year, the head of the Forensic department of the Hospital was heavily criticised for numbering Elphinstone stampede victims.  While numbering victims of mass casualty is a scientific method, the Hospital had a set up a committee to prepare SOPs for mass casualty management.   Now, KEM Hospital has decided to put wrist bands […]

If you are denied treatment, contact us, says CM Fadnavis

If the patient is denied treatment due to the lack of money, contact us, said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. CM also said that, facilities for poor patients are provided by the Health Minister department and Mahatma Phule Jeevandayi Arogya Yojana. The cancer patients will also be provided facilities through these schemes

If you are denied treatment, contact us, says CM FadnavisCM Fadnavis did the bhoomi pujan of  Khandesh Cancer Centre and inaugurated Ram surgical maternity Hospital. CM Fadnavis said, “After Uttar Pradesh, the highest percentage of cancer patients is being detected in Maharashtra and it is a matter of concern. The patients as well as his family, both suffer. To provide good facilities to the […]
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