Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital

  The civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has been facing a shortage of staff and resident doctors. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. According to experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason why young doctors do not want to work at the TB Hospital. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical […]

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24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI 

During the past eight years, as many as 24 patients undergoing treatment at Sewri TB hospital in Mumbai committed suicide. According to doctors, many TB patients suffer from depression and that is the reason behind the suicides. On May 2, a woman from Thane, Maharashtra, who was suffering from TB committed suicide by jumping into […]

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#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold, due to lack of resident doctors

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

Non-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

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Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital records over 9,000 TB deaths in the past five years

41,817 patients were admitted in Sewri’s TB hospital during the last five years. 9,471 patients died due to tuberculosis. In India, around 4 lakh people lose their lives in India due to TB, each year . While 29 lakh cases of TB are registered each year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it his mission to […]

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Mumbai: Sixty-six Sewri TB Hospital employees affected with TB over six years

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, RTI activist Chetan Kothari, said, “From the year 2013-2018, 66 employees in at the Sewri TB Hospital have suffered from TB. Over the years, 11 nurses, a lab technician, a radiologist, a pharmacist, two doctors, one administration worker and a few sweepers and cleaners contracted the disease. The respiratory […]

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Mumbai: Sewree TB hospital Nurses on strike, patients suffer

The nursing staff of Mumbai’s SawreeTB hospital is on strike since Thursday, October 4, morning  Nurses are protesting against the suspension of their colleague by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)  Last week the BMC had suspended one nurse and three others were transferred after taking a disciplinary action   In order to protest against the BMC’s decision to […]

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Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital witnesses decrease in the number of absconding patients

In 2018, just 76 patients absconded from the hospital and 341 patients sought discharge against medical advice (DAMA). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has witnessed a rise in people suffering from tuberculosis. Under a Right to Information (RTI) report filed by RTI activist Chetan Kothari, it was revealed that at Sewri’s Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital, […]

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Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients 

  Mumbai has recorded 4,891 cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2017. As compared to 2015, the cases rose by alarming 36 per cent. Mumbai contributes to 70% of the total MDR-TB cases reported in Maharashtra. In order to tackle the rising threat of MDR-TB, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to set up […]

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