Tabassum Barnagarwala


Subramanian Swamy calls for tax to fund gaushalas across India
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

“There is no such thing as absolute fundamental right. The right to eat beef is subject to ‘reasonable restrictions’ in the Constitution. Soon, a national ban will be announced on cow slaughter and consumption,"said BJP leader Subramanian Swamy.

State to issue notifications to civic bodies on hookah ban
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The notification has been approved internally, says DHS joint director.

Maharashtra to soon reject all CSR and other funds from tobacco firms
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

The move is aimed at curtailing direct and indirect promotion of tobacco brands by the state government

GATS Study: Tobacco users in India have reduced by 81 lakhs
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

he most noticeable decline in tobacco use was amongst youngsters aged 15-24 years. Between 2010 and 2016, prevalence of tobacco among teenagers (15-17 years) shot down from 9.6 per cent to 4.4 per cent.

BMC inspects govt buildings, finds mosquito breeding in 1,858 water tanks
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

Maximum breeding, with 536 spots, found in PWD buildings, followed by Central Railway, CPWD.

Regulate prices of intraocular lenses: FDA report to Maharashtra govt
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The FDA report, sent to the Maharashtra government, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) and the NPPA, has stated that intraocular lens must be included in the definition of ‘drug’ under Drug Price Control Order 2013

FDA report urges NPPA to cap catheter prices
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

A detailed study of 12 hospitals, distributors and importers by the FDA in Maharashtra, Delhi and Chennai found that private hospitals were earning a profit margin of 25 to 472 per cent on six varieties of balloon catheter and 50 to 529 per cent on four brands of guiding catheter.

Ban on e-cigarettes likely, FDA set to draft resolution
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

An e-cigarette or an Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) is a smoking battery-operated device that uses liquid nicotine, propylene glycol, water, glycerin and flavour to give a user the sense of smoking a real cigarette.

E-cigarettes: Understanding the e-puff situation in India, challenges new fad presents
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Selling e-cigarettes has attracted a conviction in Punjab, Maharashtra has taken steps towards a ban, and the Centre last month asked experts to assess its dangers

‘Hepatitis detection remains high among voluntary blood donors, HIV dips’
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

While National Aids control Organisation (NACO) programme conducts active screening and treatment of HIV infection, making considerable dent in new cases, hepatitis has no active screening campaign under central or state government.

Decoding sleep disorder, a nap at a time
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Sleep apnea is caused when oxygen supply is blocked during sleep, leading to frequent episodes of waking up

Nod to ready-to-use food to tackle malnutrition
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Ready to Use Therapeutic Food is a WHO recommended ready-to-eat paste

Study to relate food habits to diseases in arid Barshi
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Bio-bank will store blood samples of two lakh residents for at least 5 years

BMC’s online birth and death certification system shut
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Health department’s online system unavailable for a fortnight now since central government notified BMC of malpractices and misuse of the facility

Nearly 34 per cent BMC schoolkids malnourished, says government data
Wed, May 31, 2017

Despite the provision of midday meals, malnutrition in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run schools stands at a significant 34 per cent, with 64,681 of 1.89 lakh screened children found malnourished in 2015-16. The malnourishment status has worsened over the past three years, showing a rise of over five times since 2013. Government data accessed by NGO […]

Haemophilia patient dies, father stresses on treatment woes
Tue, May 30, 2017

The deceased Lalakumar Prajapati ‘s father claimed shortage of medication in Panvel forced the family to rush to Mumbai every time he had even a minor bleed.

As medical tourism rises, translators needed
Mon, May 29, 2017

According to govt figures, the state receives at least 2 lakh medical tourists in a year, could touch 5 lakh in two years.

Cooper Hospital expands eco-friendly projects
Sun, May 28, 2017

Vermi compost, sewage treatment plants and solar panels being developed, tree plantation drive underway.

Chronicle of Age Foretold
Thu, May 18, 2017

Six-year-old Ishan Katkar lives with progeria, a degenerative disease that rapidly accelerates ageing, but cannot cripple his enthusiasm.

IITians’ mobile app to detect high-risk pregnancies
Thu, May 11, 2017

Called ‘Care Mother’, the mobile application helps detect pregnant women, categorised as high-risk cases, through health workers and link them with doctors for regular check-ups and ante-natal care.

Maternal mortality: More women dying of blood pressure-induced convulsions, says report
Wed, May 10, 2017

Maternal mortality review data (2015-16) accessed by The Indian Express showed that maximum deaths (42 per cent) were of young mothers in age group 20-24 years.

Showing Eman Ahmed the door, Mumbai hospital threw her privacy out of the window
Fri, May 05, 2017

Eman’s mother Sana and Shaimaa’s two-year-old daughter are planning to visit them in Abu Dhabi. “Eman is happy to go because she will finally meet our mother,” said Shaimaa.

Eman Ahmed to fly to Abu Dhabi tomorrow
Wed, May 03, 2017

Special Airbus to transport 36-year-old obesity patient for further treatment at Burjeel hospital

NRI couple’s plan to adopt baby with special needs hits hurdle — new CARA guidelines
Tue, May 02, 2017

Had first registered with CARA looking for a ‘normal’ child, changing preference set to put them lower on the wait-list

Living in protected monument, Satara family awaits verdict on their home
Mon, May 01, 2017

Court to decide if the seven-room bungalow, about a century old, where Ambedkar is said to have lived as a schoolboy should be acquired for a memorial

After Centre directive, doctors in Mumbai begin prescribing generic drugs, but with a warning
Mon, May 01, 2017

"If a patient suffers a drug reaction, the onus ultimately falls on the doctor. There should be government regulation on generic medicines and a systematic infrastructure should be in place for it,"

Video to Facebook post: How high-profile weight loss script went awry in Mumbai
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

The hospital says it spent Rs 1 crore on transport for Eman from her home in Alexandria to Mumbai, and Rs 1 crore on free treatment.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli sees alarming rise in leprosy cases
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Of its population of 3.42 lakh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli has a 52 per cent tribal population, people living mostly in mud houses with poor hygiene.

Hunger: On paper, Nandurbar should have won its malnutrition battle
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

From eggs to medicines, doctors to allowance and at least 15 schemes — on paper, Nandurbar should have won its malnutrition battle. The Indian Express on how the govt failed this tribal district

Aadhar card: Registration for newborns starts in two state hospitals
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Focus on 0-5-yr-olds, baby details to be linked with parents’

Mumbai: NACO begins Aadhaar listing to link data with health schemes
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Sex workers, transgenders, MSM may resist to give details, say health workers.

Mumbai Port Trust Hospital set to be converted to super-specialty facility with more beds
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

The MbPt says it incurred Rs 60 crore a year to pay the staff and for treatment of its employees in other hospitals.

Mumbai: In 2 months, Egyptian woman Eman Ahmed has lost 242 kg
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

From around 500 kg, the obesity patient is down to 270 kg, say her doctors

RTI activist murder probe: Pune police officers who didn’t provide security; rights panel to govt
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Satish Shetty was murdered on January 13, 2010, at Talegaon Dhabade near Pune two months after he sought police protection.

Two years after farmer forced to amputate leg, doctor held responsible
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

In 2015, Balasaheb Dengde was diagnosed with varicose veins disease, in which his veins in the legs had widened and bulged out

Maharashtra: 50 per cent of PHCs without toilets in tribal blocks of Nandurbar
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

In Nandurbar’s population of 16 lakh, the two blocks constitute 30 per cent of the total population with only rural hospitals and PHCs available for providing healthcare.