Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved lives

Basant Kumar was the first one to reach to the spot of the bridge collapse. He immediately alerted the district administration and stopped the vehicles which were en route to Goa. Doctors say, his condition cannot be cured, but can only be managed with the help of medicines

Mahad tragedy: State govt to fund treatment of a man who saved livesPeople from Mahad taluka, in Raigad district, Maharashtra, will never forget that fateful day in their whole life. In the wee hours of August, 3rd 2016, a state transport bus ferrying passengers had met with a tragic accident. The British-era bridge suddenly collapsed on the Savitri River, in Mahad, and the bus with more than […]

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak Sawant

About 50 thousand patients are admitted every year for treatment in the state’s five-star hospitals. Even late Eman Ahmed, ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, that state government will provide quality health facilities to the patients coming from abroad, for treatment in Maharashtra

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak SawantSince last few years, medical tourism is growing rapidly in cities like Mumbai and Pune. A Large number of patients come from abroad for the treatment of heart and liver transplants, kidney and many more diseases in Maharashtra. On Friday, in a meeting with Health Minister, representatives from several hospitals were present. In which, it […]

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors 

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune has reacted strongly to the letter. The letter mentions words like exploitation of patients for deposits and the IMA objects to the use of such defamatory words against the medical profession. In response the IMA has sent a letter to the PMC, conveying their stand on the issue 

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors A letter dispatched by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has agitated members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune branch. It has objected to the letter which was recently sent by PMC to hospitals in the city. The letter alleges that the hospitals are holding patients at ransom and their relatives are asked to purchase […]

Maha to launch e-medicine portal soon

State government will launch online portal for the sale of medicines, informed Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). As per the government, after witnessing the increasing demand of medicines in the state, online medical stores can be helpful

Maha to launch e-medicine portal soonNow, you won’t have to make continuous trips to the chemist, as you will be able to order medicines on just one click. Soon, state government will open online stores for generic medicines informed Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) said, […]

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 […]