Rajasthan govt ban paan masala on 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

The Rajasthan government on Wednesday, October 02, announced a ban on the use of paan masala containing magnesium carbonate, nicotine and tobacco, and even the flavoured supaari in the state on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Rajasthan govt ban paan masala on 150th anniversary of Mahatma GandhiWith this, Rajasthan has become the third state after Maharashtra and Bihar to announce such a move. The initiative has been taken to prevent youths from getting addicted to such tobacco products. While announcing this decision to the press, Rajasthan’s health minister Raghu Sharma stated, “All such products will now be banned in the State […]

Payal Jangid wins Changemaker Award from Gates Foundation, becomes first Indian to do so

Hailing from Rajasthan, 17-year-old Payal Jangid was on Wednesday conferred the Changemaker Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards held in New York. Becoming the first Indian to win the award, Payal was recognised for her work towards the abolition of child marriage in her village, Hinsla, which is a child-friendly village (Bal Mitra Gram), and other neighbouring villages

Payal Jangid wins Changemaker Award from Gates Foundation, becomes first Indian to do soPayal Jangid, who fought against her own marriage at a young age, is now campaigning to discourage child marriage and persuade parents to keep their children in education. The Changemaker Award encourages and honours the achievements of young activists, campaigners, and innovators across the world for inspiring social change according to the Sustainable Development Goals […]

#BogusPharmacists: Thane police to scrutinise degrees of all registered pharmacists

The Maharashtra police arrested four pharmacists who were operating on a fake D.Pharm degree in the state, allegedly procured from a college in Delhi. As per the sources, degrees obtained from pharmacy colleges from Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh are under the scanner

#BogusPharmacists: Thane police to scrutinise degrees of all registered pharmacistsThe Thane Police has decided to conduct an inquiry of all registered pharmacists who are in association with the Maharashtra Pharmacy Council. The decision has been taken after four pharmacists were caught operating with bogus D.Pharm degree in Thane, Maharashtra. The Thane Crime Branch arrested the pharmacists for allegedly operating with a fake degree. Is […]

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan

A few cases of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The present outbreak in Jaipur was detected through the ICMR surveillance system

Union health ministry monitors cases of Zika virus in RajasthanAs directed by J. P. Nadda, union health minister, a seven member high level Central team was deputed to Jaipur immediately following detection of first case to assist State Government in control and containment measures. The situation is being reviewed at the level of union minister of health and monitored on a daily basis by […]

Organ donation: Rajasthan issues first license with organ donor logo

In order to help spread awareness about the cause of organ donation, the state government of Rajasthan included a feature of organ donor logo. It will help inform hospital authorities in an event of an accident, that the person is willing to donate their organs when they die. My Medical Mantra speaks to Bhavana Jagwani, who is an advocate of the cause and is the first person to receive a license

Organ donation: Rajasthan issues first license with organ donor logoIn the year 2014, Bhavna Jagwani took the initiative to start the very challenging task of setting up the deceased organ donation and transplant program in Rajasthan. An NGO was set up with the partnership of MOHAN Foundation and Jaipur Citizen Forum called MFJCF. MFJCF is working closely with the Rajasthan government to set protocols […]

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against odds

These ultra-micro-preemies are among the smallest twins to ever survive in India. The twins weighed just 475 and 617 gram at the time of birth  

Medical miracle: Premature twin babies with low birth weight survive against oddsA frightening dream transformed to reality for couple Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh, when their twin baby boys, born weighing just 475 grams and 617 grams, fought for four months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Born to Shobha Kunwar and Ganpat Singh from Jalore, Rajasthan, the […]

Facilitate smoking cessation through effective policies not bans, states survey

The central government has disclosed its intention to ban e-cigarettes instead of working towards regulating it. The question that arises here is, wouldn’t it be odd to ban e-cigarettes when there is no such ban on tobacco cigarettes? Smokers in India are the least informed across the globe on the harm and risks to their health due to smoking.

Facilitate smoking cessation through effective policies not bans, states surveyThe government has been taking several steps towards discouraging tobacco consumption and reducing the risk of cancer. The state of Rajasthan is also conducting a study to understand the impact of nicotine as harm reduction tool. However, these steps would be futile if the government doesn’t work towards smoking cessation by providing regulated nicotine alternatives, […]

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughter

Even today, a lot of families across the country find girl child to be a burden. But a family in Udaipur in Rajasthan, a place where female foeticide is still an ugly reality has shown exemplary courage by giving birth to a girl child with neonatal complications

Rajasthan: Doctors salute couple’s struggle to save daughterFor Bhavna and Ajay (names changed), it was the greatest gift of God to see their three-and-half month old survive the odds and come home from the Neonatal ICU at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. “We are grateful to Bhavna and her family. We appreciate them for setting a new example to the community. In Rajasthan, […]