Tabassum Barnagarwala


Maharashtra FDA approaches law and judiciary dept over ban on e-cigarettes
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

E-cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), were invented in 2003 and became popular in India in the last decade.

HC flooded with petitions seeking termination of pregnancy
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

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.

Maharashtra has lowest tobacco prevalence in India
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

The age of initiation into tobacco consumption is also coming down to — 15 year olds, despite a collective fall in tobacco intake.

Ayurveda facilities sprout in Mumbai after PM Modi’s push
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promoted ayurveda saying: “This the right atmosphere for ayurveda treatment”.

Cyclone Ockhi: Spike in dengue cases in Mumbai likely, say doctors
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The mosquito-borne viral disease usually dips at this time of the year

Bhabha hospital repairs: Two years on, medical facility remains partially defunct
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

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.

BMC joins hands with NGO to raise awareness about safe way to surrender abandoned babies
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Health officials claim such children need proper medical care and may contract infection due to poor immunity.

Since 2010, 17.8 million people screened under NPCDCS: 2% diagnosed with diabetes, 3% hypertension
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

DHS data showed that between April and October this year, 19.9 lakh people were screened in 14 rural and tribal districts

Maharashtra Human Rights Commission reopens Bhiwandi electrocution case
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

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.

Ed Sheeran Mumbai concert: Highlights
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran belted out his popular tracks like Shape of You, Thinking Out Loud, Perfect, The A Team, Sing and Happier among others at his concert in Mumbai.

A teen when his father was killed, he says he forgives the killers
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

The teenager who identified his father’s body, single-handedly took decisions regarding the funeral, made sure his traumatized mother and sister were looked after is now the backbone of the household.

Teen takes on role of father figure for baby sister
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Father, a garage mechanic, was killed at CST; Mother completes her Class X for a promotion in Railway job

NACO delays supply of HIV kits, blood banks witness shortage
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

The Mumbai District Aids Control Society (MDACS) receives HIV kits from the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) and issues 110 kits to 21 NACO supported blood banks in Mumbai every month.

Woman accuses Latur cops of atrocity: Women panel seeks report from Maharashtra police
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

46-year-old has alleged she, her 17-year-old niece were beaten up in Udgir police station by inspector, constables.

Belgian King & Queen meet domestic workers, children in Mumbai
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

The Belgian King also attended a Cleantech Summit, where solutions for smart cities were discussed.

At end of her 470-km journey, tribal child waits for a surgery on Friday
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Ravita is anaemic and highly malnourished, and is on multi vitamins and protein supplements.

Debate over ‘therapeutic food’: can it solve the malnutrition problem?
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

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

Maharashtra govt stops distribution of RUTF
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

“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.

Maharashtra: Nandurbar procures ready-to-use food despite Centre’s notice
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

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.

Mumbai: Nine-year-old with dengue consumes ‘massage oil’ in hospital, dies
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Mother says she had got a bottle of oil for pain relief ‘from a security guard’ and kept it on the table beside the child’s hospital bed; doctors say matter should be probed

Paralysed, 8-year-old tribal girl travels 467 km for treatment
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

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.

Free healthcare facility for kin of cancer patients near Tata hospital
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

“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.

First of its kind: Maharashtra Bill to stop doctors’ commissions cuts both ways
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The Bill authorises the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate allegations of money exchange, ‘cuts’, commissions or material gifts offered in exchange for referral of patients.

POCSO Act case against Imam: 8-year-old girl was sexually assaulted thrice, says family
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

The victim, a Class V student, keeps crying, according to her mother. “She was scared of telling us about the assault. I wish she had told us before,” said the father.

Maharashtra doctors may now quote a salary for tribal area postings
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Under the new policy, a paediatrician, gynaecologist or anaesthetist can negotiate and quote a salary with the district health officer for a tribal post.

Two more women from Maharashtra to move SC seeking abortion
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Both over 20 weeks pregnant; petitions to be filed this week

Illegal Abortion Racket: Four chargesheets to be filed in Solapur, Satara
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Illegal abortion racket: CRPF officer, wife among six accused

Baha’i founder’s 200th birth anniversary today
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

On Sunday, the community members are set to launch a music piece on the teachings of founder Baha’u’llah and distribute those in schools to spread the religion.

Navi Mumbai man’s heart transplanted in Lebanese man
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Thursday’s cadaver donation and transplant indicates the well-oiled machinery that has finally started functioning to facilitate organ donation and inter-state transplants.

Right to die, when living isn’t possible: Long-debated questions of law, ethics on passive euthanasia
Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on allowing a ‘Living Will’ for passive euthanasia.

Mumbai: Six-year-old succumbs to snakebite in Aarey colony
Fri, Oct 06, 2017

Collapsed bridge on the way, lack of anti-snake venom in tribal hospital, ‘late referral’ led to delay in treatment

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Palghar victims’ families wait for death certificates, Rs 18 lakh compensation
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

“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.

Elphinstone stampede: Three more Shiv Sainiks held for attack on KEM doctor
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

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.

Research suggests hope for homoeopathic vaccine to treat malaria
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

Homoeopathic preparation was prepared by extracting samples from Plasmodium falciparum, that causes malaria

Two doctors, five patients: Gandhi hospital in Mumbai’s Parel stays half-shut
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

The hospital remained shut for 10 days during Ganpati festival as the management claimed it had no doctors to treat patients.

Elphinstone stampede: When politicians hampered smooth operations at KEM Hospital
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

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.