Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areas

‘Maher Ghar (Natal Home)’ scheme is being assured support for the pregnant women in tribal and inaccessible hilly areas of the state

Maha govt scheme for pregnant woman helps save lives in tribal areasThis scheme is active in 90 primary health centres of 9 districts namely Palghar, Nandurbar, Nashik, Nanded, Yavatmal, Amravati, Gondia, Chandrapur and Gadchiroli. More than 3 thousand women are delivered safely in a year under ‘Maher Ghar.’ Institutional deliveries are increased and pregnant mother and child death ratio is decreased in the tribal area due […]

Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states report

A report released by Tata Memorial Hospital reveals that rural and tribal regions of Gadchiroli have one of the highest incidences of mouth cancers in the country

Gadchiroli has one of the highest incidences of mouth cancer in India, states reportEnumerating cancer cases in rural areas remain challenging and posing a challenge to develop cancer control strategies. SEARCH, Gadchiroli and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai have collaboratively developed a method to enumerate cancer cases in under-resourced settings under the Population-Based Cancer Registry (PBCR) in Gadchiroli. The results of the PBCR for years 2015-16 were released today […]

‘Govt positive towards increasing payment of ASHA workers,’ states Maha Health Min

The government is positive towards increasing honourarium of Asha workers in the state and in a decision is this regard will be taken soon after discussions with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Finance Minister will be held soon

‘Govt positive towards increasing payment of ASHA workers,’ states Maha Health MinThis was stated by Maharashtra’s health minister Eknath Shinde while he was speaking at the meeting on various demands of Asha workers. The meeting held in the Mantralaya was attended by MLA Dr Nilam Gorhe, Janraj Chougule, Prakash Abitkar, Principal Secretary Health Dr Pradip Vyas, Jt Commissioner National Health Mission Dr Satish pawar, Additional director […]

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliant

Pramila Kokad received the ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ award for her selfless service, from the hands of President of India in 2009. A teacher by profession, but she is a mother of thousands of differently abled children. Although, she received the award nine years ago, she is not one to rest on her laurels and is still active and determined to give it her all for differently-abled people

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliantPeople living in remote hamlets of the tribal areas in Maharashtra lack basic facilities, like healthcare, and education. The tribal communities have worse health indicators as compared to the people living in the metropolitan cities. Malnutrition and lack of awareness about personal hygiene makes them even more vulnerable to the diseases. In the past, the […]

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]

Provide health cards to Anganwadi, Asha workers: Supriya Sule

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Supriya Sule raised a demand to provide health cards to the Anganwadi and Asha workers in Maharashtra. Sule had tweeted, ‘State government should step forward to help the Anganwadi and Asha workers who work tirelessly in the adverse conditions. The state should make provision for their breast and cervical cancer investigation’

Provide health cards to Anganwadi, Asha workers: Supriya SuleIn Maharashtra, there are about 2 lakh Anganwadi workers who are working ceaselessly in the rural areas for the betterment of Adivasi people and around 57,000 Asha workers working with the government to provide medical and health facilities to the poor and needy people. In the remote and interior tribal areas, the Anganwadi and Asha […]

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-old

The National Health Mission and the Epilepsy Foundation has been organising health camps since the last eight years in villages to provide medical facilities to the poor living in remote Adivasi areas . These camps have been instrumental in treating lakhs of patients. One such camp has proved to be a boon for a 19-year-old who was suffering from epilepsy since birth

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-oldSheshrao Jivtode (19), who hails from Kitadi village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was suffering from epileptic attacks since birth. For the past 19 years, he has been living with this horror every day. But, today, he is completely free from epilepsy. Sheshrao is currently undergoing treatment at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. While speaking to […]

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bond

Medical students who are pursuing an MBBS degree in the state aided and unaided medical colleges, but receive a scholarship from the government will now have to serve one year bond service. The medical education ministry of Maharashtra has issued a circular in this regard

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bondIn Maharashtra’s rural and tribal areas, doctor-patient ratio is quite adverse. Doctors don’t prefer to offer their services in rural areas. Owing to which, several people living in rural and tribal areas are often left without medical facilities. In order to fulfil the doctor-patient gap and to provide better medical facilities to the rural and […]

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC orders

Activists express concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of the state. They have written to state CM and the Mayor asking them to implement all orders passed by the high court

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC ordersExpressing their concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor C Vidhyasagar Rao. The letter, written by the activists on July 21, says, “Bombay High Court, since 1993, has passed many orders to […]