Ashok Anand, head of gynaecology department, J J hospital, said when gestation period is beyond 26 weeks, chances of live births are a possibility during abortions. “We have to provide the best care to the baby,” he said.
On Monday, over 500 local residents protested outside the hospital demanding speedy repair work, and resumption of medical services. The operation theatre is defunct, forcing all surgical interventions to be referred to Rajawadi or Sion hospitals.
In 2011, Mulund resident Jayesh Mirani complained to the Commission that eight people died in Bhiwandi between 2007 and 2010 due to electric shock as a result of unsafe cabling done in the area by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)’s contractor Torrent Power Limited.
Following a central government notification, Maharashtra stopped the implementation of a plan to treat severely malnourished children with an energy dense nutritious food paste. An explanation of an old argument over RUTF, which has come back under the spotlight over the past few months
“Enough evidence is not available for use of RUTF vis a vis other interventions for management of severe acute malnourishment. RUTF may replace nutritional practices and family foods that children would normally be eating,” the Union WCD ministry said.
On August 28, the central WCD ministry had asked all states to strictly comply with the notification cautioning against implementation of therapeutic food for malnourished children stating that “enough evidence is not available” to indicate its benefits.
Ravita Valvi’s case underlines the lack of health infrastructure in tribal regions of the state, forcing referrals to cities and overburdening tertiary-level hospitals for tests as basic as MRI and CT scan.
“There is a dire need for health care services for these people. Treatment by private doctors for common ailments is quite expensive,” said blood donor Mehul Doshi, a Vile Parle resident, who has donated platelets 165 times and blood 68 times.
“I don’t have any document to prove that my wife died in a terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir. I only got her body with bullet wounds. At a time like this, we are made to run to different government offices to beg for her death certificate,” said a family member.
On Saturday, angered by the hospital’s decision to put numbers on the foreheads of those killed in the stampede on a foot overbridge at the Elphinstone Road railway station for speedy identification by their kin, at least six Shiv Sainiks tried to attack Dr Pathak inside the hospital.
Elphinstone stampede: Operations at KEM hospital were hampered by a steady stream of politicians trickling in at the casualty ward and diverting the attention of hospital staff on themselves. Precious time meant for the care of patients was lost to several such visits through the day.