Absorb homeopathy doctors in govt service, demands NCP MP

 There is a shortage of doctors in the rural areas. Owing to which people living there can’t get good medical facilities. In order to address this issue, NCP MP from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dhananjay Mahadik has demanded to provide government jobs to the Homeopathy doctors who are ready to serve in rural areas

Absorb homeopathy doctors in govt service, demands NCP MPMahadik has raised this demand while taking part in the debate on Homeopathy Council issue in Lok Sabha. While speaking on this issue, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dhananjay Mahadik said, “There are lakhs of students across the country, who are studying Homeopathy medicine. These students are ready to serve in rural […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save eight lives. In order to spread awareness of Organ donation the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Maharashtra, has decided to train doctors from the rural areas  

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areasThe doctors will be trained on how to identify brain-dead patients. And training will be given to them about organ retrieval procedure The ZTCC has decided to part training in order to increase the organ donation awareness in the rural areas. Doctors working in the far remote and rural areas are not fully aware of […]

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?

Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar, a general physician from Mahad, Maharashtra has raised a question in a paper published in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Pointing a finger at the current scenario of medical facilities in rural areas, he has put forth the question whether doctors can be ethical and survive, while providing emergency medical care

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar is a well-known name in the medical fraternity of the country. He is a renowned general physician, who has been instrumental in providing medical care to the victims of scorpion bites in the rural areas. Over the past 40 years, he has been working relentlessly for the benefit of the people living […]

Don’t have fridge? Store insulin in an earthen pot

According to the research published in Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, India has 97,700 children suffering from Type-1 diabetes mellitus. For whom, taking insulin is necessary. Insulin has to be stored in a cool place. But, many patients don’t have fridge. To help these patients, Dr Archana Sarda, diabetologist, has come out with a solution of storing insulin earthen pots

Don’t have fridge? Store insulin in an earthen potIn India, there are thousands of children and adults, who suffer from type-1 diabetes, living in rural areas. And the biggest worry they face is how to store the insulin as they don’t have fridge at their disposal. So, either they have to search for a medical shop or a suitable place where they can […]

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-old

The National Health Mission and the Epilepsy Foundation has been organising health camps since the last eight years in villages to provide medical facilities to the poor living in remote Adivasi areas . These camps have been instrumental in treating lakhs of patients. One such camp has proved to be a boon for a 19-year-old who was suffering from epilepsy since birth

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-oldSheshrao Jivtode (19), who hails from Kitadi village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was suffering from epileptic attacks since birth. For the past 19 years, he has been living with this horror every day. But, today, he is completely free from epilepsy. Sheshrao is currently undergoing treatment at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. While speaking to […]

Cooper Hospital adopts 3 villages to provide free healthcare service

This move of the hospital aims at training doctors to gain a first-hand experience in treating rural patients and also offer prompt medical services to the villagers

Cooper Hospital adopts 3 villages to provide free healthcare serviceAfter completing their MBBS course, many a times doctors choose to opt out of postings in rural areas. They cite the unavailability of support staff, poor infrastructure and medical facilities as reasons to not serve in rural postings. This creates a disparity between rural and urban health infrastructure. The people living in rural area have […]

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committee

Many a times, citing the unavailability of support staff, poor infrastructure, doctors refuse to report to their rural posting, and opt out for better paying urban posting. This creates a disparity between rural and urban health infrastructure. People living in rural area have very limited private medical facilities and are largely dependent on the state’s medical health system

‘Make one year rural stint compulsory for doctors,’ recommends health committeeRural India is facing an acute scarcity of medical practitioners. Owing to which, people staying in remote rural areas are deprived of the healthcare facilities. Due to the non-availability of professional healthcare staff, health schemes meant for poor and needy doesn’t reach them. In order to deal with this serious issue, the parliamentary standing committee […]

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctors

Overall there is a shortage of 81 per cents of specialist in India. And in Maharashtra as well, post of specialist doctors and healthcare remain vacant. To tackle this challenge, the DMER plans to make a database on doctors to keep a check on the and to provide adequate doctors in rural areas

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctorsThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India This database is being prepared to resolve the problems […]

Pune: Compared to urban, more organ donations in rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour as one donor can save up to 8 lives. But now, it is gaining momentum. As per the official statistics ZTCC Pune, in the year 2016, out of total 59 organ donations, 40 were from rural areas, while 19 were from urban areas. The figures indicate that the awareness about organ donation in the rural areas is increasing

Pune: Compared to urban, more organ donations in rural areasThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]
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