Swapnil Mishra

Swapnil Mishra covers Health, Transport and Weather for the Free Press Journal. Reports on health and transport stories pertaining to the Mumbai and it’s adjoining areas. Also does special features on health as well as general issues.

Stories By Swapnil Mishra

Testing Patients: At Jogeshwari hospital, 2 of 3 lifts out of order, fire exit locked

Testing Patients: At Jogeshwari hospital, 2 of 3 lifts out of order, fire exit locked

Mumbai: Patients visiting the 13-storeyed Hindu Hridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray (HBT) Trauma Care Centre, Jogeshwari, are finding their ...Read More

Maharashtra Elections 2019: Local, Marathi manoos face off in Colaba

Maharashtra Elections 2019: Local, Marathi manoos face off in Colaba

Mumbai: The fight for the Colaba assembly seat will be between the Bharatiya Janata Party's 'local lad' Rahul Narvekar and the Congress's...Read More

One-sided game for Shiv Sena candidate in Sewri constituency

One-sided game for Shiv Sena candidate in Sewri constituency

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is expecting the same wave in the Sewri constituency. The battle would be completely one-sided for the Sena candida...Read More

Five lakh people with mental illness across Maharashtra

Five lakh people with mental illness across Maharashtra

Experts said they see around 100 to 150 people at the psychiatric OPD every day. These people are facing one or the other kind of mental ...Read More

2017-18: Two lakh sought mental health assistance

2017-18: Two lakh sought mental health assistance

According to HMIS, which comes under the Union health ministry, in 2017, nearly 88,672 patients sought treatment for mental illness, visi...Read More

Cockroach menace in BMC’s Shatabdi hospital in Govandi

Cockroach menace in BMC’s Shatabdi hospital in Govandi

On Tuesday morning, a video of the maternity ward of the hospital surfaced, in which a woman is sitting on the bed and big cockroaches ar...Read More

Alumini couple to start IVF treatment at KEM

Alumini couple to start IVF treatment at KEM

Mumbai: The civic-run King Edward Memorial hospital will soon get its first In-vitro Fertilisation (IVF) clinic.A husband-wife duo —IVF s...Read More

What the heart needs: More than seven hours of shut-eye

What the heart needs: More than seven hours of shut-eye

Mumbai: Sleep deprivation lies at the heart of the matter -- 71 per cent of Mumbaikars get less than 7.5 hours of sleep, causing them to ...Read More

BMC runs out time to procure lifesaving drugs, hospitals reel under shortage

BMC runs out time to procure lifesaving drugs, hospitals reel under shortage

Mumbai: Civic hospitals, which were reeling under an acute shortage of medicines for the last one year, were managing so far by procuring...Read More

Resident doctors stop working at TB hospital in fear of getting infected

Resident doctors stop working at TB hospital in fear of getting infected

Mumbai: Civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has been facing a shortage of staff and resident doctors due to which major surgeries ...Read More

FPJ exclusive: Radiation safety takes a back seat

FPJ exclusive: Radiation safety takes a back seat

Officials from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said the hospital does not have adequate number of anti-radiation badges and nei...Read More

Swine flu claims 212 lives across state till September 15

Swine flu claims 212 lives across state till September 15

Last year, the disease claimed 462 lives and 2,594 cases were reported. Though the number of deaths has declined this year, three more ar...Read More

Free health screening for 40 lakh slum dwellers before Gandhi Jayanti

Free health screening for 40 lakh slum dwellers before Gandhi Jayanti

Mumbai: For the first time, the public health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is undertaking an initiative to ...Read More

67% students uninhibited in sexual choices

67% students uninhibited in sexual choices

The year-long survey covered 500 students from 30 English medium schools, junior and degree colleges in the city.

Offerings to Lalbaugcha Raja: Rain may have dampened devotees’ ardour

Offerings to Lalbaugcha Raja: Rain may have dampened devotees’ ardour

This year, cash offerings totalled Rs6.05 crore while the annual auction of gold and silver offerings netted around Rs1.25 crore. The man...Read More

Doctor measures blood pressure a patient, top view

Soon, doc practice certificates to have QR codes

Mumbai: After 105 doctors were found guilty of submitting fake documents to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC), the authority has deci...Read More

Post-visarjan, 200 land with itchy, red eyes

Post-visarjan, 200 land with itchy, red eyes

Reportedly, as many as 200 people came down with severe eye infection, necessitating an emergency visit to the Bachooali Eye Hospital, Pa...Read More

Occupational hazard? Shift work may be a possible human carcinogen: Expert

Occupational hazard? Shift work may be a possible human carcinogen: Expert

“Around 10-15 people out of 100 are genetically inclined to cancer. The rest are victims of a sedentary lifestyle – lack of exercise, pol...Read More

Centre’s green light to test nicotine level in cigarettes

Centre’s green light to test nicotine level in cigarettes

“In a recent circular, the Union ministry granted the permission to three laboratories across the country, including one in Mumbai - Nati...Read More

Mumbai: Wish list for Lalbaugcha Raja

Mumbai: Wish list for Lalbaugcha Raja

Obviously, it is not as complicated as the calculations for a moon landing. In a nutshell, what the worshippers are thinking could broadl...Read More

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