Menstrual hygiene: Mumbai docs distribute free sanitary pads to rural women

There is little awareness about menstrual hygiene and sanitary pads in the rural areas. In order address this doctors distributed sanitary napkins free of cost to rural women on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar’s death anniversary. Doctors chose this day as a number of women from rural areas visit Mumbai to pay tribute to Dr Ambedkar

Menstrual hygiene: Mumbai docs distribute free sanitary pads to rural womenWomen in the remote rural areas generally don’t speak on the subject of menstruation. They aren’t aware about menstrual hygiene and the use of sanitary pads. Women living in villages still use old sarees, towels and napkins while menstruating. Hence, in order to spread awareness about menstrual hygiene, doctors from Mumbai distributed free sanitary pad […]

Maha doctors to get ‘overtime’

Doctors, Are you willing to work in rural areas? But, worried about working for more than eight hours and getting less ‘overtime’? Then, here is good news for you

Maha doctors to get ‘overtime’Now, doctors serving in the rural years will get ‘overtime’. The Health Department has taken this decision with the intention of encouraging maximum doctors to work in rural areas. Currently, there are many vacant posts for the doctors in the rural areas. For this, the state government will take 500 doctors on contract basis. According […]

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’

Medical students graduating from government-run colleges are made to sign a bond to serve at a primary health centre in a village for a year. This should be done within five years of obtaining their MBBS degree. If they fail to serve the bond, they must pay a penalty, which is a steep Rs 10 lakh for a plain vanilla MBBS doctor, Rs 50 lakh for postgraduates, and Rs 2 crore for super-specialty doctors. But now, a Pune doctor has put a Facebook post, which highlights the issue of lack of doctors’ security and basic facilities. The post also narrates about the doctor's ordeal who lost his daughter

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’Dr Rajas Deshpande, Director of Neurology at Ruby Hall, has put a post on Facebook, about one of the doctor, who lost his daughter while he was serving in rural areas. The post underlines the issue of lack of security and basic facilities to these doctors who are serving in rural areas. In just one […]

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctors

In rural areas, many times, doctors are absent on duty in primary health centres, and sub-district hospitals. If there is an emergency, the patients suffer a lot due to the lack of timely treatment. Due to which, 104, a toll-free number has been started by the state health department. If the medical officer is not present on duty, the relatives of the patient can lodge complaints on the number 104 of Health Advice Contact Centre

Dial 104: To lodge a complaint against absent doctorsThe number will be helpful to ease the agony of the patient. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, said, “If the medical officer is not present, the patient’s relatives should report it on the toll-free number 104. Through the centre, the concerned medical officers will be contacted and will be informed to be present […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant women

The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Apart from lowering the maternal deaths, the project will also aim to lower the deliveries undertaken in private hospitals by improving the public healthcare facilities in the state

Pune Zilla Parishad launches pilot project for welfare of pregnant womenIn order to zero in on maternal deaths and infant mortality in Junnar and Purandar talukas of Pune district, the Pune Zilla Parishad’s health department has started a unique pilot project. The project began on Tuesday, October 24 and if this model is successful, the officials said that it will be implemented throughout Maharashtra. Under […]

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registry

The data shows that almost all regions of India are equally affected by prostate cancer. The incidence rates of this cancer are constantly and rapidly increasing in all the Population Based Cancer Registries (PBRCs). The cancer projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registryA majority of metastatic CA prostate cases (PCa) are coming from rural areas. “There is an urgent need for creating awareness about the threat of prostate cancer amongst the rural populace”, expressed Prof (Dr) Anup Kumar, Head of Department, Urology and Renal Transplant, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital. The registry at Safdarjung […]

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor children

In a bid to provide fresh and healthy food to children and expectant mothers, anganwadis in remote areas of Gariyaband and Korba district have set up kitchen gardens in their backyards .The aim of this initiative is to address malnutrition in one of the poorest states of India

‘Kitchen Garden,’an initiative by CRY for poor childrenIndia had observed the National Nutrition Week which usually occurs in the first week of September (Sept 1 to 7). Child Rights and You (CRY), a prominent NGO which works for the welfare of children, has implemented a unique initiative called ‘kitchen gardens in Anganwadis’in the state of Chhattisgarh. The aim of the initiative is […]

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclave

In the opening session of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, who was the chief guest for the conference, released a report on Digital Health: Transforming Healthcare. In his speech at CII Healthcare Conclave 2017, Dr Sawant also hinted at formulating a health cess that will help the government collect fund that will be used in strengthening healthcare infrastructure in the state

Health cess in Maharashtra soon? Hints Dr Deepak Sawant at CII healthcare conclavePublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. And the theme of the conference is based on National Health Policy – a new era in healthcare. […]

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say experts

The presentation mentioned at that the majority of cancer cases are getting diagnosed at advanced stage in India, which then is affecting the long term survival of the patient in a negative manner. It also stated that 40 per cent of cancer in India is tobacco related, 10 per cent is obesity related and another 10 per cent is related to different infections

Breast, ovary and lung cancers on the rise, say expertsA special presentation at a breast cancer conference in Pune revealed that breast, ovary, and lung cancer numbers in India are on the rise and cervix, stomach and penile cancer numbers are reducing. The statistical analysis also stated that though the percentage of cancer in India is not rising, the numbers are increasing rapidly with […]