Maharashtra: Dr Chandanwale appointed as additional joint director of DMER

Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean, of B J Medical College, Pune, has been appointed as new joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra. A few days ago, he was transferred to Pune by the Maharashtra government

Maharashtra: Dr Chandanwale appointed as additional joint director of DMEROn Tuesday, October 01, the state government issued the orders, of appointing Dr Ajay Chandanwale, as new Additional Joint Director, Directorate of Medical Education and Research, Maharashtra Dr Chandanwale, who is currently, Dean of B J Medical College, and Sassoon hospital, Pune will continue to hold on to the position. In a major development, Dr […]

Maha: 10% quota for MBBS students willing to serve patients in rural areas

The Maharashtra government has decided to create a special 10% quota in MBBS seats from the next academic year onwards. The prime objective behind creating this quota is to address the shortfall of doctors and specialist available in the rural and tribal areas. The Maharashtra government approved this proposal in the state cabinet meeting on Monday, September 09

Maha: 10% quota for MBBS students willing to serve patients in rural areasSoon, medical aspirants in Maharashtra will be able to avail a special quota of 10 per cent in MBBS admissions. The Maharashtra government has taken a decision to create 10% special quota for those who are ready to serve in the government sector for a longer period of time. Under this quota, a medical student, […]

Maha: AYUSH practitioners and nurses set to become community health officers

On one side, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) is against the clause in the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which allows the inclusion of Community Health Officers (CHO). Yet, on the other hand the Maharashtra government has begun to train AYUSH practitioners and nurses through a bridge course and will eventually post them to as CHO’s in sub-centres across the state

Maha: AYUSH practitioners and nurses set to become community health officersThe state government has selected 5,716 AYUSH practitioners and nurses for a bridge course. These people will undergo a six to eight months training at government hospitals, Trust hospitals and private medical colleges accredited by Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) The state government is currently in the process of converting 5,200 sub-centres into health […]

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 years

The Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund has disbursed more than Rs 550 crores to 56,318 needy people for medical requirements since 2014, when the Devendra Fadnavis government took over. The figure for the last 10 months alone is Rs 106 crore disbursed to 10,582 people

Maharashtra: Over 56,000 patients avail medical benefits through Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 yearsMore than 550 crores have been allocated for treatment and surgeries. Poor and needy people in the state who require financial assistance for medical problems are aided through this fund. This is done so that no is deprived of healthcare and medical services. In a statement issued Saturday, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said, “The state […]

Maratha reservation ordinance: Bombay HC issues notice to Maha govt

In the latest development on the Maratha reservation for post-graduate admissions, the High Court has issued a notice to the state government to respond to the petition filed in the high court by three students from the open category

Maratha reservation ordinance: Bombay HC issues notice to Maha govtThe Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court has issued a notice to Maharashtra government and the advocate general on Monday, May 27. The court has asked the state government to file a reply by June 10, in connection with the Maratha quota ordinance in the post-graduate admission process. Three students from the open category have […]

Pune IMA doctors wear black badges to show solidarity with Uttarakhand IMA  

Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune along with IMAs from different states in India have observed solidarity day in their support to Uttarakhand IMA

Pune IMA doctors wear black badges to show solidarity with Uttarakhand IMA  The support was given against Uttarakhand High Court’s order on Clinical Establishment Act under which the High Court had made it mandatory for the cancellation of licences of those hospitals who have not registered under the act. Uttarakhand HC on this Friday dismissed the review petition of the IMA, against 2018 in which the court […]

Uniform stipend to medical interns? Board of governors invites suggestions

The Board of Governors (BOG) which supersedes the Medical Council of India (MCI) took this decision and put out a notice stating the same. The move seeks to bring in parity in the pay of medical interns

Uniform stipend to medical interns? Board of governors invites suggestionsThe Board of Governors (BOG) superseding the Medical Council of India (MCI) is considering to amend the regulations for the payment of stipend to intern doctors. The move finally will bring smiles on the faces of thousands of medical interns across the country. The Board of Governors (BOG) have issued a public notice on January […]

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs states

The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to all the state governments, directing them to make all the government buildings tobacco-free. Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan has written a letter to the state governments

Make government buildings tobacco-free, central govt directs statesSoon, state government buildings will go tobacco-free across all states in India. In order to protect the public health, the Union Health Ministry has issued this directive. The Health Ministry has agreed to provide any technical support to the state government if required. A number of times, when we visit the government institutions, we see […]

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctors

The duty hours of resident doctors working in government-run hospitals are soon going to be fixed. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Maharashtra has formed different committees to decide upon the working hours of resident doctors

Maha govt appoints committee to fix working hours of resident doctorsEarlier, there were no guidelines in place to determine the working hours or what type of work was to be assigned to resident doctors in their first, second, and third year of residency. There is a high workload on resident doctors due to a shortage of doctors in government hospitals. On September 25, The Bombay […]

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s right

It was around six years ago, she came across the sadist and the scariest reality of menstruation in rural India. Women were not aware about menstrual hygiene and had a very little knowledge about it. And there still was taboo associated about openly speaking about menstruation

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s rightThe harsh reality she came across was that of cervical cancer. In Azusa taluka, Latur, Maharashtra, around 6,000 women were suffering from cervical cancer. The grim reality which she witnessed with her own eyes shook her from top to bottom. The ideal of womanhood, which she held, came crushing down in front of her eyes. […]
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