#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Restore patients’ faith in PHCs in rural and tribal areas’

Our PHCs are in an utter state of neglect despite being the backbone of healthcare system in the state. How can Maharashtra be healthy if its backbone is weak? If you look at today’s scenario, 90% of the doctors are in big cities, even those from rural areas, whereas 80% of the people live in […]

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Doctors organise mental health campaign to reach out to people in rural areas

With each passing day, the spates of mental health issues are rising in the country. Now with better awareness, more people are coming forward and speaking about the state of their mental health. More and more people are opening about depression and we read about cases of suicide in newspapers caused due to peer pressure […]

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Maha witnesses 2,789 deaths due to road accidents

Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidents

In the year 2017, Maharashtra has witnessed 35,853 accidents, and over 12,000 people have lost their lives, of which 2,789 deaths occurred in rural areas. More than 20,000 passengers have been severely injured in these accidents. In the first three months of 2018, from January to March – 9,243 accidents have occurred, killing 3,361 people. Maharashtra […]

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

Ready to work in rural areas? DMER proposes 10% quota in medical colleges

Soon, the state medical education department will be reserving 10 per cent of the medical seats in its medical colleges for students who agree to serve 10 years of compulsory service in rural Maharashtra. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have forwarded the proposal to the state’s medical education ministry. “It is a […]

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State paediatricians take a step forward in improving rural schoolchildren health

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 […]

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