Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act

In response to Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case, the state government of Maharashtra has decided to form a committee to look into the aspect of strengthening the Anti-Ragging Act

Maha govt to set-up committee to toughen Anti-Ragging Act Soon the Anti-Ragging Act in Maha will be strengthened. The government is deliberating to toughen the act, after the unfortunate incident of Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide at the hostel in Nair Hospital. The committee will also look into the student-teacher relationship and communication aspect. The members who are appointed to this committee are Praveen Dixit […]

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Maharashtra legislative assembly, the state’s chief minister spoke about the toll that drugs and alcohol has had on the lives of youngsters. From 2014 to 2016 – 1,075 youth lost their lives as a result of their addiction to these harmful substances

Maha: 1,075 youngsters ended their life due to drug and alcohol use in the last 3 years  There’s been a marked uptick in so-called deaths of despair, those involving drugs, alcohol or suicide among youth in the last three years. While speaking in the state legislative assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed, “According to data provided by the Maharashtra crime branch. In the last three years (2014 – 2016), people in […]

In light of Dr Payal Tadvi’s case, Nair Hospital holds discussion on workplace harassment

The topic of today’s discussion was triggered by an extremely unfortunate and sad incident which has shaken Nair Hospital to its core. Workplace harassment in any form is condemnable. In relation with this T.N.M.C and BYL Nair Ch. Hospital & Nair MARD had organised a much needed and gravitated ‘Panel discussion on Workplace Harassment in the medical field’

In light of Dr Payal Tadvi’s case, Nair Hospital holds discussion on workplace harassmentThe doctors and panellist of esteemed members as responsible fellow professional shared the forum and discussed this grave topic of workplace harassment in the medical field, its existence, its impact and precautionary measures to avoid any further adversities. The event started with the question of Existence of workplace harassment; Is it there? Or we still […]

Pune: Woman commits suicide after being shamed over her weight

In a shocking case, a woman ended her own life as she was being harassed and tortured over her obesity status. With obesity becoming a major health issue, the recent case reveals how the condition is more than what it seems, and how it can have a much deeper impact on our mental health too

Pune: Woman commits suicide after being shamed over her weightIn a recent case related to suicide, a married woman took her life due to harassment by her in-laws over her obesity. The four years of her marital life was made difficult by her in-laws as she was relentlessly teased for her obesity status. The Pune police recently registered a case of suicide by a […]

IMA establishes fact-finding committee to investigate Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has formed a committee to probe Dr Payal Tadvi’s case and bring out the truth by looking into the reasons for her suicide. The committee aims to look at the case in an unbiased manner free from prejudice. It will consider and evaluate all factors related to this case

IMA establishes fact-finding committee to investigate Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide caseAs a cohesive effort to ascertain the social and hierarchical dimensions and the dynamics inside the medical profession, the Indian Medical Association (IMA), a national voluntary organisation of doctors of the modern scientific system of medicine, today (June 3) constituted a fact-finding mission committee to evaluate the background situation and the critical factors that led […]

Why a ‘psychological autopsy’ is a must in Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide case

Dr Harish Shetty, is a Psychiatrist with extensive experience in counselling for Suicide Prevention, shares his insights about the importance and the process of Psychological Autopsy in suicide cases, and the process of investigation of Dr Payal Tadvi’s case

Why a ‘psychological autopsy’ is a must in Dr Payal Tadvi’s suicide caseThe sad demise of Dr Payal Tadvi has raised many questions? There are many inquiry committees appointed such as by the Nair Hospital, Mumbai Police, Indian Medical Association, and others. The committees are investigating the allegations, and the media has seized of the issue. The police will look at the ‘criminal’ angles and abetment, on […]

#JusticeForPayal: Mumbai Crime Branch to probe Dr Payal ragging-suicide case

Maharashtra government has transferred Dr Payal Tadvi’s ragging-suicide case to the Mumbai Crime Branch for further investigation. Meanwhile, all the three doctors have been sent to police custody till Friday, May 31

#JusticeForPayal: Mumbai Crime Branch to probe Dr Payal ragging-suicide caseLooking at the gravity and the seriousness of Dr Payal Tadvi ragging and suicide case, the Maharashtra government on Thursday, May 30, decided to transfer the case to the Mumbai Crime Branch for the further investigation. Dr Payal Tadvi, a second year Post Graduate student attached to Mumbai’s civic-run Nair hospital had committed suicide due […]

There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

Maha govt sets up special committee to investigate Nair doctor’s suicide case

The Maharashtra government has constituted a special committee to investigate Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case

Maha govt sets up special committee to investigate Nair doctor’s suicide caseThe committee will probe Dr Payal suicide case in detail and submit the report to the government within five days. The four-member committee includes: Dr Vakode, Additional Director, Medical Education and Research. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean, JJ Group of hospital Dr Kalidas Chavan, Register, Maharashtra University of Health Science And Dr Bachi Hathiram, HoD, ENT, […]

#JusticeForPayal: One senior resident doctor arrested

Dr Bhakti Mehare, one among the three absconding doctors involved in the ragging and harassing Dr Payal Tadvi, which ultimately led to her suicide was detained by police on Tuesday, May 28

#JusticeForPayal: One senior resident doctor arrestedIn the meanwhile, an anticipatory bail has been filed by the absconding doctors who were booked in relation to abetting suicide of the Dr Payal Tadvi, the post-graduate medical student at Nair Hospital. The plea is likely to be heard in the Sessions Court tomorrow. Dr Bhakti Mehare, was one of the prime accused over […]
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