Want to identify a bogus pathologist? Watch this documentary

A pathology report is a medical document written by a pathologist. A pathologist is a doctor who specialises in interpreting laboratory tests and evaluating cells, tissues, and organs to diagnose disease. But in Maharashtra, the number of fake pathologists is increasing. And one wrong report by them, can be risky for patient's life

Want to identify a bogus pathologist? Watch this documentaryPathologist is one who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells and tissues. But, in Mumbai and other states, the number of bogus pathologists has gone up. To alert patients, a documentary ‘Story of the Public Health’ has been made by Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists  (MAPPM), in order to explain, who […]

No GST on medicine: FMRAI organises protest in Mumbai 

More than 15,000 members of FMRAI from all over India participated in the rally. Various trade unions, organisations and associations including that of doctors and chemists also extended solidarity to the cause 

No GST on medicine: FMRAI organises protest in Mumbai A rally was organised by the FMRAI on Monday, 13 November in Mumbai over the issue of spiralling prices of medicines and medical devices post GST. It has become a cause of concern for several sales and medical representatives from across the country. Over 10 thousand sales and medical representatives participated in this rally. The […]

Medical Representatives to protest against GST on medicines

FMRAI (Federation of Medical Representatives Association of India) to protest in order to draw the attention of state government against GST on medicines, illegal sale of medicines online and so on

Medical Representatives  to protest against GST on medicinesThe rising prices of medicines and medical devices have become a major issue for the needy. Owing to which, FMRAI stated, there should be no Goods and Services Tax (GST) on medicines and the cost of the medicines should be reduced. Owing to which, a rally has been organised on November 13 to draw the attention […]

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco products

In order to achieve the objective of preventing children and non-tobacco users from the exposure to tobacco products, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to license the sale of tobacco products

Central government steps up to prohibit children’s access to tobacco productsTaking a step forward in the prohibition of tobacco consumption by children, the Union Ministry of Health has sent a letter to all the state governments asking them to develop the mechanism to prevent children from getting exposed to the sale of tobacco. It has asked local administrative bodies to make condition or provision while […]

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

The latest notice issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors, who have completed their medical degrees from state government or municipal run medical colleges, to submit their bond-free certificate to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for renewal of registration, failing which they will lose their rights of practising in the state 

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctorsIn a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

State initiates oral health campaign

An oral hygiene campaign has been implemented in state to create awareness about oral health. This movement organised by the medical education department, includes dental colleges across Maharashtra. In December 2016, the government has released a Government Resolution (GR). So far, five mega health camps were organised in the state. More than 7,000 people were provided free dental check-ups and treatments

State initiates oral health campaignEveryone wants to have a great smile which is why good oral hygiene is important! Having poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems. The purpose of oral hygiene is to prevent the buildup of plaque, the sticky film of bacteria and food that forms on the teeth. But due […]

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine flu

Recently, the state government had ordered all the local corporations to formulate a ‘death audit committee’ to analyse whether deaths reported due to swine flu are actually swine flu deaths. They were also asked to see if there were other primary causes for the death of a person apart from swine flu

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine fluIn the recently released ‘death audit committee’s’  first report from Pune, revealed that around 60 per cent of swine flu related deaths are not primarily because of swine flu itself. It has concluded that already existing diseases were the main factors that led to the deaths and although the patient was suffering from swine flu […]

Assam makes mandatory to take care of parents, Will Maha follow suit?

The Assam Government passed a bill and made it mandatory for the state government employees to take care of their parents and dependent siblings. While most say it is a good step, some experts believe giving tax benefits to those who look after their parents will be a better option

Assam makes mandatory to take care of parents, Will Maha follow suit?The Assam government, on Friday, passed a bill in the state and made it mandatory for the state government employees to take care of their parents and dependent siblings. If not, a 10 per cent is to be deducted from their salary. The Bill, PRANAM (Parental Responsibility And Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) was passed unanimously owing to […]

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’

A total of 72 government run centres provide GeneXpert facility in Maharashtra which carry out Cartridge-Based Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (CBNAAT), which gives out report within two hours. These tests are crucial for detection of TB in HIV positive patient and detection of Multi Drug Resistant (MDR) TB cases

State officials dismiss claim of shortages of cartridges used for ‘GeneXpert’A tuberculosis (TB) official from Maharashtra has dismissed any claims of shortages of cartridges used in GeneXpert facility for the rapid detection of TB. These cartridges are used for rapid detection and treatment of suspected multi-drug resistant (MDR-TB) patients as well as those with HIV-TB comorbidity. Sanjeev Kamble, Joint Director of state for TB, said, […]

Maha to table cut practice law in upcoming winter session, says Girish Mahajan

In order to curb cut practice, the sate government will table cut practice law in upcoming winter session, informed Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education, while speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra

Maha to table cut practice law in upcoming winter session, says Girish Mahajan  After receiving numerous complaints about cut practice. Maharashtra government is also mulling to come up with a law against the cut practice. A website had allegedly exposed how cut-practice was carried out in a five-star hospital in Mumbai. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education said, “The draft regarding the cut-practice […]