State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

Paediatricians in Maharashtra have launched a project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services, under which, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors. As many as 50 healthcare workers are being trained to cater healthcare needs of the schoolchildren

State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health  A group of paediatricians, comprising of members from all over the state, has launched a pilot project – Ujwal Bhavitavya School Health Services in Baramati. Under this project, each schoolchild will be screened for various health-related factors such as body mass index, respiratory rate, blood pressure, nutrition, vision, hearing and oral health by a […]

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress

Parenting a special child requires a lot of stamina and patience. Considering this, a social group in Pune has come forward and started conducting sessions for mothers of special kids for relieving their stress

Pune’s ‘Maitra’ to help mothers of special kids to relieve stress“Our lives revolve around our kids. Parenting of a special child is more challenging than that of a normal child. As human beings we also want change to refresh our minds,” said Neeta Bhatwdekar after the session for mothers of the special children arranged for the first time by Maitra a social group in Pune. […]

As a first, city doctor makes ‘tips for effective use of smartphone’ for patients and doctors

Dr Saurabh Dani comes up with a leaflet, to promote 'tips for effective use of smartphone' so that there is no confusion or miscommunication between patients and doctors. As a means to create a better patient-doctor understanding so that there is no confusion about diagnosis

As a first, city doctor makes ‘tips for effective use of smartphone’ for patients and doctorsIn a first, a city doctor has now come up with ‘tips’ to communicate in an effective and simple way using a smartphone. These days, everybody wants to use Whatsapp and this city doctor is giving us goals for effective use of Whatsapp. “Everybody uses a smartphone these days. Patients message the doctors or sometimes […]

In a first, PMC to soon inaugurate an MRI machine at Shivshankar Pote dispensary

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine (MRI), would be soon inaugurated by the Pune Municipal Corporation at Shivashankar Pote dispensary in Sahkarnagar

In a first, PMC to soon inaugurate an MRI machine at Shivshankar Pote dispensaryShivshankar Pote dispensary will be the only dispensary, to offer MRI facility to the Punekars. Currently, no other hospital or dispensary under Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is equipped with an MRI machine. Dr Sanjeev Wavare, Assistant Medical Officer of Health PMC, said, “In the next two weeks we will start the MRI facility, as PMC’s […]

Pune doctors’ rendition of ‘Sonu’ song goes viral online

While the ‘Sonu’ song is breaking all records on the internet; doctors’ from Pune joined the bandwagon to express their agony through their own version of the ‘Sonu’ song and instantly gets 12,000 hits on the same day

Pune doctors’ rendition of ‘Sonu’ song goes viral onlineIn a first, the Sonu song gets its rendition from Pune doctors as a mark to make patients aware about the situation, the doctors undergo. The video titled as ‘being doctor’ portrays what doctor feels about themselves and their profession. The doctors have mentioned about the hard work they put in and despite of making […]

Equal respect to the mentally ill, a reality in the state soon

Human rights are equal for all and should be kept that way. On the occasion of Erwadi Day in Pune, the Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) put forth the fact that basic human rights should be granted to everyone, even those with a mental illness

Equal respect to the mentally ill, a reality in the state soonThe basic idea of human rights is the fact that they are not excusable; therefore these are rights that are granted by virtue of being ‘human’. On the occasion of Erwadi Day in Pune, the Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) put forth the fact that basic human rights should be granted to everyone, even those with […]

Unlike domino’s pizza, this 108 ambulance comes at your service within 30 minutes

In order to get immediate medical treatment during emergencies, the Health Department started a 108 ambulance service. After calling on the 108 helpline number, the ambulance is at your service merely in 30 minutes. In the last three years, lives of 17 lakh patients have been saved with the help of this service

Unlike domino’s pizza, this 108 ambulance comes at your service within 30 minutesDue to traffic jam, people often find it difficult to reach their desired destinations. But whether there is traffic or any other issues like pothole, this 108 ambulance service is a boon for a patient. It will reach to the targeted destination in merely 30 minutes. This ambulance service has saved lives of more than […]

One day event in Pune to focus on organ donation, through short films

An exclusive event in Pune titled as ‘Rebirth’ aims to bring the issue of organ donation in the limelight. Although there is an awareness about organ donations regarding vital organs, this competition will bring other types of organ donations to the forefront

One day event in Pune to focus on organ donation, through short filmsIn order to raise awareness about organ donation, a unique approach is being used in Pune. This is an initiative by a Pune based NGO called ‘Rebirth’ which had organised a short film competition known as ‘Green Corridor’. The competition, will see participants from Kolkata, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir and Maharashtra. This competition which is […]

Pune Citizen Doctor Forum organise session to rebuild patient-doctor trust

The forum arranged an interactive session between doctors and patients in Pune with an objective to rebuild trust between doctors and patients. The session discussed a series of issues, including the need of a universal healthcare system, asymmetry of knowledge, inconvenience caused to patients and even doctors due to appointment timings not being followed and doubts regarding tests to be conducted among other issues. To help people find the right doctor, the Forum launched a search engine on their website - www.medimitra.org

Pune Citizen Doctor Forum organise session to rebuild patient-doctor trustWith an objective to rebuild trust between the doctors and patients, Poona Citizen Doctor Forum had arranged an interactive session between doctors and patients in Pune. The diminishing trust between the doctors and patients has highlighted the need to promote practicing doctors to work rationally and ethically since years. On Saturday, the forum organised a […]

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

The party workers have put forward their demands to the Municipal Commissioner of Pune and have highlighted the loop holes in the implementation program to the control infectious diseases

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseasesPune has been witnessing a rise in a number of people suffering from infectious diseases. On Thursday, August 03, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department, over their inaction to control the menace of infectious diseases in the city. This agitation was held in front of PMC’s administrative building. […]
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