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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.

Elphinstone stampede: Among the deaths from cardiac shock, an 11-year-old victim
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

The Mumbai stampede began on 10.15 am, and bodies were pulled out till 11.30 am. Many of those who died were buried under at least four or five other people for over 30 minutes. 

‘Hurt over numbering the dead’, Shiv Sainiks attack head of KEM hospital’s forensic dept
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

On Friday, photos of the 22 deceased went viral on social media, criticising the hospital’s “insensitive” decision to number the victims on their forehead.

Elphinstone Road station stampede: Triage method not adopted at station, could have saved some victims, say doctors
Sun, Oct 01, 2017

Ambulances stuck in peak hour traffic, reached almost an hour later

Elphinstone road stampede: Some were headed to work, others out shopping
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Two employees of the Maharashtra Labour Welfare Board, Shraddha Kishor Warpe (24) and Meena Walhekar (34), were walking towards the office together. Their bodies were found after the crowd cleared.

Elphinstone road stampede: 11-yr-old victim’s brother says he held his hand tight, but lost him
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Rohit was the youngest of the 22 killed in the stampede on the foot overbridge of Elphinstone Road station on Friday morning. His father Ankush Parab, said: “They had gone to buy flowers from the Parel market to sell at our Vikhroli shop for Dussehra.”

Stampede at Elphinstone Road Station: 35-yr-old victim celebrated Dussehra with fellow commuters, gifted sweets to motorman
Sat, Sep 30, 2017

A group of about 70 male commuters, all friends now after years of suburban train journeys, take the 9.05 am train from Dombivali every day. Like every year, they celebrated Dussehra by sharing breakfast and sweets.

District Health officers warn asha workers: ‘Take up duties of striking anganwadi workers or face departmental probe’
Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Netradeepa Patil, an ASHA block facilitator in Kolhapur, said, “The state government has failed to recognise us as permanent employees. Our incentives come with a delay of three months. Why should an already over-burdened ASHA take up additional responsibility?"

Harilal Bhagwati hospital may get half the beds planned, BMC cites cost factor
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

According to civic health officials, tenders were floated to start the hospital’s second phase of redevelopment but contractors quoted 46 per cent more on planned budget.

‘Cut Practice’: Maharashtra releases draft Bill to curb commissions among doctors
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

“We are against cut practice. It affects a patient’s bill in the end. I am yet to go through the Bill, but this a good move,” said Dr P N Bhujang, president of Association of Hospitals. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has, however, opposed the current Bill.

Dengue, malaria spurt: How insecticide officers are combating mosquito breeding
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

“This year has been difficult. The intermittent rains bring us back to zero. All the breeding spots we cleared have been filled with water,” explains Dr Rajan Naringrekar, insecticide officer, BMC.

Gender disparity in healthcare: Woman tuberculosis patients less likely to fail treatment, but support from family often absent
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

“My uncle asked me to leave after I was diagnosed with HIV and TB. I was only 18,” she told The Indian Express. After her mother died in 2009 and her father left the family, the siblings lived with their uncle.

Cancer: Hair loss, disfigurement, abandonment take toll on women
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Bias sharpest among young girls; cervical cancer one of the biggest killers of women in India

Eman Ahmed, once world’s heaviest woman, passes away in Abu Dhabi hospital
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Eman Ahmed passed away on Monday morning at 4.35 am due to complications from underlying comorbid conditions. Eman suffered from kidney dysfunction and heart disease that worsened her condition in the last few days.

Mumbai’s Veera Desai Road: Waterlogged during monsoon, stretch was once called Venice
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

The road was taken up for improvement by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation much later and named Veera Desai Road. In 1975, the first BEST bus route on this road, Number 254, was started.

Treated but abandoned, women with history of mental illness languish in institutions
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

According to sections 18 and 19 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, shelter homes and rehabilitation of patients are mandated for every district, to be run by the state government.

Expedite transfer of Aarey hospital: MSHRC
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Aarey Colony has over 57 padas with a tribal population of 50,000. Aarey hospital is the first point of contact for tribals requiring medical aid.

Patient stranded at Andheri station for three hours after discharge from hospital
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Mumbai witnessed heavy showers and flooding in parts of the city on Wednesday.

Injured, ill animals find medical aid through samaritans
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

According to hospital staff, admissions rise by 15-20 per cent as cases of stray animals meeting with accidents are higher during monsoon

Anganwadi workers demand hike in honorarium: Strike leaves kids, pregnant and lactating mothers in lurch
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Maharashtra has 97,287 anganwadis where 2,06,000 anganwadi workers and helpers are appointed on contractual basis. There are 53.4 lakh children aged less than six in these anganwadis

NGO comes to rescue of 39-year-old TB patient abandoned by family in hospital 3 years ago
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

The 39-year-old was admitted in GTB hospital by her son Gajanand in 2014 for pulmonary tuberculosis treatment

Mumbai sees sharp increase in dengue cases after August deluge
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Between September 1 and 11, 1,974 mosquito breeding spots have been found by insecticide department officers. Each breeding spot can have 150-200 eggs, raising concerns over the spread of mosquitoes across Mumbai.

MMC Act to be implemented in state to control mosquitoes
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Indoors, aedes mosquito breeds in feng-shui plants, flower pots, fish tanks, unused tyres and petri-dishes.

Study of used sanitary napkins to identify cervical cancer cases
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

India’s rural pockets where sanitation and hygiene are marked low in the human development index, have high incidence of cervical cancer.

Maharashtra govt continues to push for ready to eat therapeutic food despite Centre’s circular
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

In its circular issued to all states on August 28, ministry of WCD quoted Ministry of Health and Family Welfare that had, in 2009, stated “The use of RUTF for management of malnutrition is not an accepted policy of the Government of India”.

Two days after SC allowed abortion, 13-year-old Mumbai rape survivor delivers baby
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The apex court had on Tuesday gave a go-ahead for abortion, observing the minor was under mental trauma and the risk of pregnancy was equal to the risk of abortion.

Chandivali Building Collapse: Demolition contractor arrested, poclain machine owner absconding
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Seven people lost their lives and two others were injured after the eight-storey Crystal Business Park collapsed on August 26. The structure was being demolished since January.

‘Allah wala bakra’: This goat was priced at Rs 1,00,00,786 but Mumbai rains brought it down to Rs 50 lakh
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

“The heavy rains have dampened the market. Every customer is asking for a lower price because goats got wet in Tuesday rains. But we did not let our goat get wet,” Kapil said.