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    BMC Budget 2018: BMC presents Rs 27,258 crore budget, with focus on health and education

    Mumbai: The civic budget presented by civic chief Ajoy Mehta on Friday is a bag of mixed goodies. On one hand, the budget has increased by 8.42 per cent, with an impetus to education and health. However, the flip side is that the BMC coffers are empty. For the first time the civic body will dip into Fixed Deposits (FDs) worth Rs 3000 crores for big projects like Coastal Road and Goregaon Mulund Link Road

  • Budget 2018: All eyes on FM Arun Jaitley’s briefcase; here is what to expect

    New Delhi: The last full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi-led government and the first one after GST rollout is much anticipated. With the day finally arriving today, speculation about Union Budget 2018 is rife across the country. Various sectors such as e-commerce, health, agriculture, education, Information Technology (IT), and manufacturing among others expect major policy initiatives which will drive growth and support development and expansion.

  • Mumbai: Unhealthy lifestyle breeding disease among cops

    Mumbai: A team of Dr Gadge’s Diabetes Care Centre led by Dr Pradeep Gadge, Mumbai’s leading Diabetologist organised a diabetes awareness and check up at Goregaon police station on R-Day. More than half of police from Goregaon police station have unhealthy lifestyle, and lack of exercise and erratic dietary timings could be creating more chances of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, etc.

  • Meditation: Its importance and benefits

    The practice of mindfulness and awareness are twin techniques and characteristics to remain unattached to events, people, situations, possessions and emotions, writes RAVI VALLURI

  • Mumbai couple pleads for euthanasia despite being in good health

    In news that would shake your conscience and ideals, an elderly couple from Thakurdwar, near Charni Road, has written to the President’s office, seeking permission for “active euthanasia”, where a person is killed, usually by administering an overdose of painkillers.

  • Bhopal: So, what keeps you fit in winter?

    Bhopal: What keeps you fit in winter? Opinions vary. Free Press talked a section of experts on what people should eat in winter season. Nutritionist and dietician Dr Sonali Malhotra said though people love to eat heavy and spicy food in winter season, it is necessary to exercise caution. “Include leafy vegetables and seasonal fruits more in the diet. Fresh juice of cucumbers, spinaches and apples serve better.

  • Bhopal: Cancer patient given ‘expired’ drugs at Lake City Hospital

    Bhopal: In case of blatant negligence, a cancer patient at Lake City Hospital, Kasturba Nagar was administered an expired medicine on intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday. The medicine was purchased from the medical shop at the hospital. The patient is however doing fine and is stable. A cancer patient, Awadhram Yadav was admitted to the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit on December 27 for lungs infection. Yadav, who has tongue cancer, belongs to

  • Mumbai: Patients heave sigh of relief as 12-hour IMA stir has little impact

    Mumbai: The effect of 12-hour strike of IMA didn’t dispute the patient care in private hospitals in the city as most of the doctors were present at OPD. The medical service went smoothly without much disruption. A senior doctor said all the emergency services were working as per schedule.
    Over 40,000 member-doctors of IMA, Maharashtra, out of which over 14000 are from Mumbai were to remain absent from the OPDs from 6am to

  • Ujjain: Ayush dept trains medical officers for allopathic, ayurvedic treatment

    Ujjain: Medical officers are being given a training of treatment through allopathy in a training programme run by NRHM, Madhya Pradesh Ayush department. Government Dhanvantri Ayurveda Medical College principal Dr JP Chaurasia said that knowledge and use of allopathic medicines will be taught to medical officers for three months from January 1 to March 31. Pharmacology is being taught by assistant professors and subject experts of RD Gardi Medical College.

  • Indore: Health and Wellness: Go natural for pleasurable winter

    Indore: Being the largest organ of body, skin protects all other organs and in turn exposed to weather changes, irritants and allergens. With fluctuating temperature and extreme cold nights, most people are troubled by dryness, cracks, rashes, dandruff, boils, blisters and worsening of psoriasis. While severe problems require medical attention, some general weather issues can be tackled by strengthening body and protecting skin from allergens.

  • 17 lakh patients to get cataract surgery in Maharashtra by 2019

    Mumbai: Over 30,000 cataract patients in Maharashtra have got the gift of clearer vision in the past eight days. State health officials, working to resolve a shortage of ophthalmologists, said that specialists are being trained on the job to meet the goal of cataract-free Maharashtra till 2019.

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    Mumbai: FDA suspends licence of 15 blood banks for non-compliance of rules

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suspended licenses of 15 blood banks in the state and cancelled one license for non-compliance to drugs and cosmetics rules based on 122 inspections. Following these inspections, 43 show cause notices were served.

  • Mumbai: Doctors write to govt to bear expenses of victim for first 48 hrs of treatment

    Mumbai: Doctors from Maharashtra have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to start a scheme under which immediate monetary and medical care can be provided to accident victims free of cost for the first 48 hours. A senior official from the ministry said that a similar scheme to offer Rs 30,000 to accident victims is in pipeline and will be named after Balasaheb Thackeray.

  • Mumbai: NGO claims that most mental health doctors not equipped to deal with child sex abuse cases

    Mumbai: In a recent study done by The Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) started by an actor and former Indian hockey player Rahul Bose, and supported by UNICEF Maharashtra, it was revealed 70 per cent mental health professionals in Mumbai—second in number of crimes against children (3,400 cases) in India feel that they lack the skill to deal with child sexual abuse (CSA) cases with 77 percent of them claiming that it’s