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 […]

Andheri fire: He lost his family while saving others

Abbas Kapasi’s house caught fire. But he lost his life while trying to save his neighbours as the fire could have spread in their house as well. Due to one mistake the door got locked and didn’t open. This led to the death of his family members

Andheri fire: He lost his family while saving othersOn Thursday morning, four people died and five were injured after the third floor of Mehmud building, Shivaji Nagar, Church Road in Andheri East caught fire at 12:50 am. Unfortunately, in this incident, Sakina Abbas Kapasi (14), Mohin Abbas Kapasi (10), Taslim Abbas Kapasi (42), Dawood Ali Kapasi (80) lost their lives. As per John […]

Andheri fire: That is why ‘he’ is alive

On Thursday morning, four people died and five were injured after the third floor of Mehmud building, Shivaji Nagar, Church Road in Andheri East caught fire at 12:50 am. Fortunately, Huzefa Kothari survived and narrated the whole incident

Andheri fire: That is why ‘he’ is aliveThough, he was stuck in the fire, Huzefa Kothari survived as he stayed back at his home. On Thursday morning, four people died and five were injured after the third floor of Mehmud building, Shivaji Nagar, Church Road in Andheri, East, caught fire. Some of Huzefa’s family members are injured. But, the Kothari family survived […]

Know what the doctor MPs opine about NMC Bill

There has been a tussle between government and the doctors regarding the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. The NMC bill isn’t a good one according to the doctors and the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly been opposing it. As per them, the Bill is anti-poor, anti-people, non-representative, undemocratic and anti-federal in character. Therefore, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) observed a nationwide strike on January 2. My Medical Mantra tried to decode the perspective of the doctor MPs

Know what the doctor MPs opine about NMC BillIf the demands are not granted, the doctors will go on an indefinite strike. They will also launch a surgical strike. The reaction on the NMC Bill could be seen in the Lok Sabha as the doctor MPs express their wrath towards the government. The BJP-Shiv Sena MPs opposed the NMC Bill. Speaking to My […]

Shocking: 16 Kg tumour removed from 13-year-old’s stomach

Since two years, this 13-year-old was living a painful life, with a swollen stomach. The doctors from the Cama and Albless Hospital removed a 16 kg tumour with surgery. Now, she is free from the agony and she is getting back on track

Shocking: 16 Kg tumour removed from 13-year-old’s stomachSavera Ahmed (13) who belongs to a small village in Uttar Pradesh, studies in standard 5th. Two years ago, she experienced an excruciating stomach pain and was taken to a resident doctor for the treatment. She was fine after the treatment. Later, she started bloating up. She visited many doctors and also took X-rays but […]
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