Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsory

Soon, medical practitioners across the state of Himachal Pradesh will have to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients. In order to make the medicines affordable, HP government is mulling a law on Generic Medicines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the doctors across the country to prescribe the Generic Medicines to the patients

Himachal govt mulling a law to make Generic Medicines compulsoryThe government of Himachal Pradesh plans to make it compulsory for doctors of all hospitals in the state to prescribe Generic Medicines to the patients, said Health Minister Vipin Parmar. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Vipin Parmar, the Health Minister of Himachal Pradesh said, “Soon, the state government will enact a law regarding the prescription of the Generic Medicines in […]

Soon: Robotic surgery in BMC hospitals?

Robotic surgery, or robot-assisted surgery, allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with conventional techniques. Now, it is likely to be introduced in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals. For which, the BMC hospitals dean will conduct group studies. Then, the decision will be taken regarding the same

Soon: Robotic surgery in BMC hospitals?The Robotic surgery is a new and exciting emerging technology that is taking the surgical profession by storm. The Robotic surgery is usually associated with minimally invasive surgery — procedures performed through tiny incisions. The most widely used clinical robotic surgical system includes a camera arm and mechanical arms with surgical instruments attached to them. […]

TB: BMC to start year’s first door-to-door campaign

The number of tuberculosis (TB) patients has gone up. A national strategic plan has been developed to eradicate TB by the year 2020 to 2025. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has undertaken a campaign to detect new TB patients

TB: BMC to start year’s first door-to-door campaignTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign. BMC’s […]

‘Staying fit is not tough’

‘Fitness is a way of life,’ For Yogesh Bhateja, a celebrity fitness trainer, who is the man behind actor Sonu Sood's chiselled body, actress Neetu Kapoor, comedian Kapil Sharma and choreographer and director Farah Khan's fitness and Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta's envious figure. So, if you aspire to achieve a fitter body, follow these keep-fit mantras

‘Staying fit is not tough’Jim Rohn said, “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in. So, exercise regularly and follow a well-balanced diet,” said Bhateja. He advised, “People who are physically fit are healthier and are less prone to health problems. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style. You will have […]

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’

After much hue and cry over the National Commission Bill which was sent to the standing committee for recommendations. On Monday, the AIMS doctors discussed it in detail. Here are the highlights of the discussion

NMC Bill: ‘If our demands are not met, we will protest’The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on December 18, is to set up a new and transparent system of regulating healthcare.  However, Indian Medical Association (IMA) opposes the bill. It says that the newly introduced bill is flawed then the old one. Informing about the government’s decision in […]

Tobacco warning: SC stays K’taka HC verdict

Tobacco companies will have to go back to carrying a pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of cigarette and tobacco packaging. On Monday, the Supreme Court stayed an order by the Karnataka high court which struck down a regulation that tobacco product packages must have a pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the space

Tobacco warning: SC stays K’taka HC verdictThe Karnataka high court, on 15 December, the last working day before the court closed for winter vacations, struck down the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labelling) Amendment Rules, 2014 for being unconstitutional. The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Karnataka High Court order that had struck down the rule that mandated the […]

District hospitals to start a Memory Clinic, informed Dr Deepak Sawant

The numbers of Alzheimer's and dementia patients are going up. So, to keep these diseases at bay, district hospitals have decided to start a 'Memory Clinic'. The clinic will be started in Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Thane and Sindhudurg, along with the day care centre, informed Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister

District hospitals to start a Memory Clinic, informed Dr Deepak SawantAlzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause the loss of intellectual and social skills. In Alzheimer’s disease, the brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function. The decision to start a ‘Memory Clinic’ in all district hospitals of the […]

Soon: Tata Memorial Hospital to start a patient navigation course

To help the patients to acquire a timely medical advice, Tata Memorial Hospital and Tata Institute of Social Science will start a course soon. The one year course will be called as 'Advance Diploma in Patient Navigation'. Through this syllabus, information will be provided on how to guide the patients and boost their morale

Soon: Tata Memorial Hospital to start a patient navigation courseThis new curriculum will be unveiled on February 28, on the birth anniversary of the Tata Memorial Hospital. Cancer patients from all over the country come to seek treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The patient has queries like where to go? Which doctor to meet? How to take out a case paper? Where to […]

Nashik: ‘Maatritva’ app to reduce maternal mortality

There are a range of adverse health effects associated with maternal under-nutrition (malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency), anaemia and lack of facilities which can lead to the death of the pregnant women. To curb it, four youngsters for Nashik have developed ‘Maatritva’ app. As if now, only Nashik people will have access. The Assam government and NITI Aayog has taken a note of it

Nashik:  ‘Maatritva’ app to reduce maternal mortalityIn Maharashtra, in the year 2016 to 2017, 61 pregnant women lost their lives. The figures are alarming. So, the ‘Maatritva’ app has been developed to curb the number of deaths. Before developing this app, a survey was conducted to understand the reason of death amongst the pregnant women was done for 8 months in […]

Bird Flu: Maharashtra Government issues alert

Blood flu has created havoc in Bhuvaneshwarnagar, Dasarahalli , Bengaluru. After which, it has been declared as “Infected Zone” and the area of 1 to 10 km radius is declared as “Surveillance Zone”. Now, Maharashtra government has issued alert in the 11 districts of the Karnataka border. This has created panic amongst the chicken lovers

Bird Flu:  Maharashtra Government issues alertBird Flu alert in Maharashtra Hens to undergo screening Poultry farms under scanner Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect not only birds, but also humans and other animals. Most forms of the virus are restricted to birds. H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu. Blood flu has […]
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