Fund for Drought Relief
Governor of Maharashtra,K Sankaranarayanan,presented a cheque of Rs 6.59 lakh from his discretionary funds to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the state governments drought relief effort on March 24. Ministers Harshvardhan Patil and Balasaheb Thorat were also present at the event. The Governor has a discretionary fund of Rs15 lakh at his disposal for the year 2012-13,which is to be used to support various socio-cultural organisations and individuals doing good work.
Healthcare for All
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College is set to implement Institute Family Physician and Mobile Health Unit in two phases. With this,the hospital aims to make health facilities available to as many people as possible.
As part of the first phase,Bharati Hospital and Reseach Centre has set up a rural OPD at Nasrapur. Dr Yogesh Khare,a physician from the area,will be available in the OPD that is expected to reach out to 100 surrounding villages. The second phase will include a mobile health unit for those in remote areas.
Prevent Kidney Stones
In a talk on how to prevent kidney stones in summer,Dr Abhinandan Sadlalge,chief urologist RG Stone Urology and Laparoscopy hospital,said the risk of kidney stone disease rises by 40 per cent during the summers due to the rise in temperatures. People who work in hot environment or have a work routine that does not allow them to have enough water are prone to develop stones. Sadlalge urged that one must drink plenty of water to stay hydrated during summers and cut back on drinking soda,iced tea,chocolate,strawberries and nuts as they contain oxalate an acid that can lead to the formation of calcium oxalate kidney stones. Caffine and salt intake must also be minimised to maintain the bodys cool.