Soon: Maha govt to issue a notification to crackdown on bogus path labs

Soon, the Maharashtra government will take strict action against the bogus pathologist in the state. While informing the Maharashtra assembly, the government on Tuesday, June 26, stated that a decision will be taken in this regards before the assembly session ends. The state will also apprise the Maharashtra assembly as soon as the decision is […]

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Along with India, Maharashtra witnesses a steady rise in cancer cases

The question on cancer patients was raised by Rajeshbhai Naranbhai Chudasama, a Member of Parliament from Junagadh-Gir Somnath, Gujarat. The question stated whether the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; the steps taken by Government for early detection and cure […]

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Mumbai: ‘There is no shortage of anti-rabies vaccine,’ assures urban development minister

The minister has made it clear that there isn’t a shortage of anti-rabies vaccine in municipal hospitals like KEM, Nair and Sion Hospital. When a person has a dog bite, it is important for the person to be administered an anti-rabies vaccine injection. But earlier there was a shortage in BMC-run hospitals, due to which […]

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Blood banks in Mumbai to restart ‘Blood-on-Call’ service?

The blood-on-call project was discontinued in Mumbai, but it will soon start again, state health minister Eknath Shinde in the Vidhan Sabha. In 2013, this scheme was started on an experimental basis in Satara. The scheme received a positive response from people. In 2014, this scheme was started in Mumbai and all the other districts […]

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Hospitals charging money from patients under PM-JAY to face stern action

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

When a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

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Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

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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 […]

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Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment Act

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment Act

An NGO based in Pune called Jan Arogya Abhiyan has written a letter to Chief Minister and Health Minister of Maharashtra, urging them to discuss the issue pertaining to the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill before the Vidhan Sabha, with specified provisions to protect the interests of patients. The letter mentions that, this […]

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Maha govt considering making sale of flavored supari a non-bailable offense

Maha govt to make the sale of flavoured supari a non-bailable offence

After Maharashtra’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flip-flop on banning flavored supari (areca nut), Girish Bapat, Cabinet Minister for Food and Drugs Administration has said the government is considering making the sale of flavoured supari a non-bailable offence. He gave this information while answering a question in the legislative council which is under proceeding for […]

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