Tabassum Barnagarwala


Mumbai: Kin run out of money, paraplegic sweeper discharged from hospital
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

On June 4, Bashirabad, a contractual sweeper, was sitting with his friends in Dadar West when a tree trunk collapsed on him. The chawl-resident suffered a spinal fracture and was rushed to KEM Hospital on June 4.

Mumbai: Dementia patient ‘goes missing’ again, kin blame shelter home
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

The senior citizen, Bhikhalal Jhanjrukiya, went for an evening stroll with his wife Manjula in Dombivli on April 4. “We walked for half an hour. After that he took a right turn and disappeared,”

Mumbai: Nod for snake venom research centre
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

The venom centre will study 52 different species of snakes, their diet and geographical factors that cause difference in their venom. Haffkine Pharma is the only organisation in the public sector that produces anti-snake venom.

Heavy rain cripples Mumbai, 13-year-old girl, three others dead
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

When contacted, BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta said working of nullah cleaning and work restricting waterlogging is partly pending in a few places, especially at Hindmata area, which led to waterlogging at that spot

Day after tree fell over him, sweeper develops paraplegia
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

The 45-year-old remains paralysed waist down with a fracture in his right hand and another fracture to his femur bone and ankle. The family on Tuesday filed a non-congnisable complaint against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation at Dadar police station.

‘Only 1.84 per cent children receive preventive TB therapy in India’
Thu, May 24, 2018

The report, released by international voluntary scientific organisation The Union, shows that only 1.84 per cent of children, aged up to 14, in India receive preventive TB treatment.

India push for Ayush and yoga at World Health Assembly
Mon, May 21, 2018

The Indian government is set to hold three more yoga sessions in the UN during the week-long assembly.

Maharashtra govt to rope in private players for teleradiology
Tue, May 15, 2018

In areas with proper data connectivity, radiologists will directly send reports to doctors through email or mobile phones to facilitate immediate treatment.

Mumbai: Abandoned minor not sexually assaulted
Tue, May 15, 2018

Police said the accused will now be booked only under Section 363 (punishment for kidnapping) of the IPC. Officials said that while POCSO charges will be removed, charges of attempt to murder will not be added in the chargesheet.

‘Need palliative support for cancer, counsellors to address depression’
Sat, May 12, 2018

The suicide note of ADGP Himanshu Roy, which mentioned depression due to cancer, has underlined the need for improved palliative care support and counsellors for terminal diseases in the healthcare system.

Maharashtra: A year on, pvt vendor faces phlebotomist shortage and delay in getting test reports
Fri, May 11, 2018

Within a year of the Maharashtra government pushing for outsourcing diagnostic services based on Centre’s recommendations, it faces a range of issues — from shortage of phlebotomists to slow turnout time of reports.

Mumbai: Hospitals grapple with abandoned patients, few shelters for them
Wed, May 09, 2018

The shelter home has 60 patients from KEM, Sion and Nair hospitals. “If a patient is bed-ridden, we do not accept them. There is limited manpower. Each patient takes care of himself,” Laad added.

South Mumbai residents start online petition for improved mortuaries
Tue, May 08, 2018

The petition demands improvement in public infrastructure of post-mortem centres, training and minimum qualification of those engaged in conducting autopsy and a monitoring mechanism to ensure doctors, and not class IV employees, conduct supervised autopsy.

Three days after ‘jumping’ from hostel building: Medical intern dies, was under psychiatric care for 3 yrs
Wed, May 02, 2018

Wathore was admitted in the coronary care unit (CCU) of JJ hospital after he sustained a head injury on April 26. He had allegedly jumped from RM Bhatt hostel and was found unconscious on the ground floor at 10.15 am.

You Are Not the Only One: India stares at a loneliness epidemic
Sun, Apr 29, 2018

“To anyone looking at me from the outside, I seem like a fairly successful woman. I have a good job with great pay. I am in a relationship and have a bunch of close friends. I couldn’t figure out why I felt so angry or so lonely all the time.

Ephedrine seizure: dept seeks CM nod to probe 12 FDA officials
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Ephedrine, the sale of which is banned in India, is used for treatment of asthma and bronchitis. It is, however, used illegally to make party drug crystal meth, a psychotropic substance monitored under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

‘Under HC bench, Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur will have ideal courts for children’
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights' chairman Pravin Ghuge talks to the Indian Express about a range of child rights issues.

More premature births, C-sections in assisted reproductive techniques cases: Survey
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

“There is an urgent need to develop national ART surveillance system in India, just like the one at the Centre for Disease Control, Atlanta. They record each pregnancy through IVF and babies born out of it,” Dr Anushree Patil of the NIRRH told The Indian Express.

Maharashtra: As brand new toilets stay shut, ODF status for Nandurbar only on paper
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

According to a 2012 survey conducted by the government, 50,25,369 (45 per cent) households in Maharashtra had access to toilets. In Nandurbar, 1.7 lakh households, both below and above the poverty line, were identified as having no toilets.

Chhagan Bhujbal stable, may be discharged from hospital in a week
Thu, Apr 19, 2018

A month after he was admitted to King Edward Memorial (KEM) hospital for acute pancreatitis, doctors have said that NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal’s condition had improved. Treating doctors said he suffers from necrosis of pancreas, a condition in which cells in an organ start dying due to an infection or disease. His condition was said […]