Tabassum Barnagarwala

Articles By Tabassum Barnagarwala

FDA crackdown on illegal Alprazolam sale: Supply chain busted in Malegaon, main supplier arrested

Alprazolam is prescribed for diabetes and hypertension and by psychiatrists for panic and anxiety disorders. “

Faulty J&J hip implants: FDA sets up panel to fix compensation

The committee is advertising and inviting applications and medical records from patients in Maharashtra who underwent the ASR implant to fix compensation amount for each

Common Cause: At Sanskaari book club, they discuss feminism, porn

The concept of the group has expanded to Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore.

26/11, ten years later: Memorial and a new foundation

Monday’s event honoured the courage with which families coped with their loss and grief. In last three years, over 70 accounts have been narrated by The Indian Express of survivors and kin of deceased.

Maharashtra: Post training, residents offer a helping hand to firefighters

A brainchild of the BMC, the objective is to train local residents in firefighting to create a prompt response mechanism.

26/11 lessons at Cama hospital: 87 CCTVs, 70 guards keep vigil

Over 150 patients had come under attack when armed with AK-47 rifles, Pakistani terrorists Mohamed Ajmal Amir Kasab and Abu Ismail Khan had stormed through the six floors of the hospital building.

Mumbai: Directorate of Medical Education and Research proposes to form selection panel

“We have asked the department to form a scrutiny committee to shortlist candidates, and a selection committee to appoint one candidate,” said Dr Pravin Shingare, the director at DMER.

Mumbai: Fire breaks out at Andheri building, two people dead

Officials said the fire broke out in Kadam Nagar at a Slum Rehabilitation Authority building. According to a local resident, the fire began on the 10th floor and spread to the 11th floor.

Mumbai: Diwali Pahaat comes alive with music and rangoli

Traditionally, Maharashtrian families observe Diwali Pahaat by waking up before sunrise and bathing with ubtan at dawn followed by early morning faraal (dishes made especially for Diwali).

Maharashtra: Women, schoolgirls in state villages complain of poor quality pads

The Asmita scheme, launched by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde in March this year to provide subsidised sanitary napkins, remains a poor starter.

Sailing in the same boat, sharing their love for the sea

Last week as Mumbai-Goa cruise commenced its first journey, sailing enthusiasts claim that sea waters, which until three years ago were off limits for commoners, has started to open up to those setting sail for short trips.

Norms tweaked to favour appointment in Haffkine: petition

Documents accessed show that Naik, currently assistant director and holding additional charge as the institute’s director, proposed amendments in eligibility criteria rules for the director’s post to be able to qualify for the post.

At KEM, medical students attend classes on empathy

According to the head of the humanities department, Dr Lopa Mehta, the humanities sessions began three years ago to introduce an element of sympathy among medical students.

Maharashtra FDA cracks whip on 113 eateries, issues notice to four food portals

In addition, a showcause notice has been issued to four food aggregator portals — Swiggy, Zomato, Food Panda, and Uber Eats — who delivered food from these outlets.

Mumbai: At Sion hospital, patients can’t afford to soil bedsheets, gowns remain unchanged for days

With acute shortage of washed clothes, 40 minor, major surgeries were cancelled on September 24.

Mumbai: Private hospital first in city to switch to generic drugs

Hospital records show the same medicines but of branded quality would have cost patients Rs 1.58 crore.

Organ transplant arrests: DHS alerted hospitals about ‘miscreants’ in 2017

The letter asked hospitals to warn patients against paying any extra charges except for authorisation fees levied by the state government.

Maharashtra: 154 patients enrol for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana

The PMJAY has empanelled 79 government hospitals in Maharashtra. The scheme, launched under the name Ayushman Bharat, covers 83 lakh beneficiaries and provides 1,300 medical procedures with a cap of Rs 5 lakh.

What does the recent SC judgment on Aadhaar mean for people in Nandurbar?

Much before the Supreme Court started hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the Constitutional validity of Aadhaar and much before the unique identity number roiled a nation over concerns of privacy, Nandurbar had made peace with the 12-digit identification number.

Elphinstone Road stampede: Will never go to buy flowers for Dussehra, says brother of victim

Aakash Parab (19) required the longest socio-psychological support, more so because he was laden with guilt of letting go of his younger brother Rohit’s hand in the stampede at Elphinstone Road on September 29 last year