Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoon

The monsoon season is a double-edged sword - while it provides the necessary relief from the scorching summer, at the same time it brings with it several vector-borne diseases and illness, which can sometimes turn life-threatening

Use of personal protective measures against mosquito-borne diseases is a must this monsoonResearch by medical experts indicates that children are especially prone to such diseases. A WHO study, conducted in 2017, reports that an estimated 219 million cases of malaria were detected in which children in the age group of under five years comprised 61% of malaria deaths globally. The mortality rate is indicative of the seriousness […]

2018: From Ayushman Bharat to passive euthanasia, here are the health highlights

The year 2018, has seen many crucial decisions on health-related matters. The year not only saw many initiatives being launched by the central government but it also saw many major decisions which judiciary took on health related topics

2018: From Ayushman Bharat to passive euthanasia, here are the health highlightsMy Medical Mantra brings you the highlights in the field of healthcare and medicine, which were major game changers for the year 2018: Ayushman Bharat: The union government on September 25, launched its flagship scheme called ‘Ayushman Bharat.’ So far, 20 states have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the union government in regards […]

Maha state govt: Dengue awareness month to be observed in July

The onset of monsoon brings relief from scorching temperatures but it also triggers favourable conditions for breeding of mosquitoes. As cases of the vector-borne disease are on the rise, dengue awareness campaigns will be held across the state to inform people about the dangers of dengue and precautions to be taken

Maha state govt: Dengue awareness month to be observed in JulyThe government of Maharashtra will be holding awareness programmes in each district of the state throughout the month. School children will be taught about preventive measures as they can help spread awareness within their families. Asha workers will be given training to help them identify dengue patients. Para-medical staff at civic-run hospitals will be shown […]

Brace yourself for vector-borne diseases, Centre directs state

J P Nadda, The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, held a high-level meeting to review the preparedness of the Ministry for prevention and control of vector-borne diseases like kalaazar, dengue, malaria, and chickungunya in the country, in Delhi today.

Brace yourself for vector-borne diseases, Centre directs stateDuring the meeting, The Union Health Minister directed the officials for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on prevention and control of vectors before the season starts. At the review meeting, JP Nadda stated that he will speak to the Health Ministers of the endemic States to ensure that they are prepared with all […]

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne disease

The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported from Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2. As many as 10,952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2. Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4,047

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne diseaseThe Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the preparedness of the Health Ministry for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country today. During the meeting, Nadda asked the states for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on […]

BMC identifies around 2,000 mosquito breeding spots in Mumbai

BMC has identified 1,997 breeding spots of Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose have risen in number across the city. Upon inspection 577 malaria breeding spots of anopheles stephensi mosquito were found. They are primary vector which spreads dengue and malaria in urban areas

BMC identifies around 2,000 mosquito breeding spots in MumbaiThe monsoon will soon be upon us, this season proves to be a boon for infectious diseases as well as vector borne disease.  Mumbai often floods due to incessant rain and commuters face the brunt of travelling in waterlogged areas. Although the worst part is that mosquitoes gain the upper hand and breed in multitudes. […]