NPPA: ‘To claim higher margin, doctors-hospitals prescribe branded medicine’

Since the analysis done by NPPA is a matter of public concern, it is being up in public domain with the objective of removing information asymmetry between patients and the hospitals and for the greater transparency in healthcare system m in public interest

On Tuesday evening, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted, ‘NPPA uploads analysis of bills of some hospitals based on complaints of overcharging.’ On seeing the upload, a list of medicines, their actual price as well as the profit margin was unveiled. “It is amply clear that for claiming higher margins, doctors and hospitals preferred […]

‘If we aspire to become a super power, govt should increase its health expenditure’

As India gears up for Budget 2018, healthcare industry looks forward for the government to allocate more of the GDP in health. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, health experts said, if India wants to become super power, it is important for the government to spend more on healthcare

In a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ahead of the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind said the New ‘National Health Policy’ has been formulated for providing better and affordable healthcare facilities to the poor and middle class. The healthcare industry is looking forward to the government to reduce tax levied […]

MMC seeks permission to take action against the bogus doctors

Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) urged the state government to amend the MMC Act of 1965. The Maharashtra Medical Council demanded that the right to take action against bogus doctors, hospitals and private clinics should be included in the MMC's jurisdiction

The number of bogus doctors has gone up. Last year, 81 bogus doctors were found in the action taken to track them. The government filed a complaint against these bogus doctors and took action. The MMC has no power to act against the bogus doctors. Therefore, the Maharashtra Medical Council demanded that the government should […]

Soon: BMC hospitals to get additional 230 ventilators

Everyday, thousands of patients are admitted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals for treatment. Not, only from Mumbai, a large number of people come from Maharashtra and across the state. But as compared to the number of patients the number of ventilators is less. Owing to which, the BMC’s health department has decided to increase the number of ventilators

Expenditure: 24 crores 230 ventilators will be purchased in the first phase. The ventilators will be available at the KEM Hospital, Sion Hospital, LTMG Medical College, BYL Nair Hospital and Cooper Hospital. The ventilators will be fixed in the ambulances. As per the information received by the My Medical from the source, Tender process for […]

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award

Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) bagged the number two position in ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition organised by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. After the rat menace, the Shatabdi Hospital administration had taken the issue of cleanliness seriously and worked towards the patient’s benefit. Which resulted in helping it bag this prestigious award 

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award‘Cleanliness is next to godliness,’ take that into consideration the BMC had organised the ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition. As per the information received by the BMC administration, solid waste management department had organised this competition which included hotels, gardens and the hospitals. After which, the Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb […]

Pune doc petitions Maha CM for free medical aid to accident victims

The petition initiated online aims to address the need for free emergency service for accident victims in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is ranks second in India with highest numbers of road accidents. From 2011 to 2016, Maharashtra witnessed death of 78,317 persons in road accidents while 2, 47,402 were injured

A Pune based health activist has started an online petition on, which will be submitted to Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis asking the state government to start a scheme for free emergency service for accident victims. The petition refers to the service for the same which is started in Delhi and Kerala. The petition […]

Maha: 3 years jail for not treating poor?

Poor people are often denied of treatment by the hospitals. So, the charity hospitals who deny treatment to the poor and the destitute won’t be spared, as the directors will have to spend three years in jail. The state government has amended the law and an action would be taken against the charity hospitals which refuse free and discounted treatment to the poor and destitute

On Wednesday, Dr Ranjit Patil, Minister of state for home (urban) gave the information in the Legislative Council that; the government has amended the law and has imposed a new three-year sentence for hospitals rejecting treatment. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner said, “The High Court has ordered that poor patients should […]

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak Sawant

About 50 thousand patients are admitted every year for treatment in the state’s five-star hospitals. Even late Eman Ahmed, ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, that state government will provide quality health facilities to the patients coming from abroad, for treatment in Maharashtra

Since last few years, medical tourism is growing rapidly in cities like Mumbai and Pune. A Large number of patients come from abroad for the treatment of heart and liver transplants, kidney and many more diseases in Maharashtra. On Friday, in a meeting with Health Minister, representatives from several hospitals were present. In which, it […]

Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC

Due to the blood shortage in municipal and government hospitals, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has appealed Mumbaikars to donate blood. Owing to which, on November 26, blood donation camps will be organised at all the railway stations in Mumbai

  There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and […]
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