Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidents

In the first three months of 2018, the rural areas in Maharashtra, have recorded a whopping 73% of accident cases, in which 83% casualties in first three months of the year have lost their lives. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis admitted these statistics in the state assembly

Maharashtra witnesses 3,361 deaths due to road accidentsIn 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 […]

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 years

As a patient who was suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) cancer, which affects blood and bone marrow, she put up a brave fight against the disease. Even though she had limited resources, the victory of Vidya Patil, who hails from rural areas of Maharashtra, is quite commendable

Against all odds, this 45-yr-old woman beats cancer after 21 yearsVidya Patil, has been fight the battle against with CML since the last 21 years and her fight has succeeded, as her cancer is now under control. Doctors say it is very rare to see, CML patients living for more than two decades. “I belong to a village in Barshi taluka. Our financial condition is […]

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’

In order to promote menstrual hygiene and make sanitary napkins accessible for women, Ujjwala Devre, a sarpanch of a village named Karanjad in Nashik, inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine. Owing to which, adolescent’s girls and women will now be able to get sanitary pads at an affordable price

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 48% of those surveyed in rural India used sanitary napkins during their menstrual cycle 78% of women use sanitary pads in urban parts of the country 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. […]

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 […]

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

The state has been facing shortage of doctors in rural areas. Owing to which, The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) have forwarded the proposal to the state’s medical education ministry. As per the proposal, 250 medical seats will be exclusively reserved for these medical students

Ready to work in rural areas? DMER proposes 10% quota in medical collegesSoon, 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 […]

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 […]