First uterus transplant patient’s womb functioning efficiently, say doctors

The doctors say both patients are stable, Doppler test suggests blood flow to the uterus is normal. The patients are consuming a regular diet now

First uterus transplant patient’s womb functioning efficiently, say doctorsAfter the eight days of first uterus transplant the condition of both the patients is normal. The Doppler test of the patients has shown the normal blood flow. Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, Director of Galaxy Care Hospital, said, “Both the patients are normal and they are taking regular diet. Also, the Doppler test has shown normal […]

TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgery

Neeta Sawant* suffers from drug-resistant tuberculosis and removing her left lung will give her a chance for better life

TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgerySix years ago, Neeta Sawant*  was like any other youngster. She had just graduated from Cummins College, Pune, and was working in Ahmedabad with an architecture firm. Outside office, she devoted time to dance, music and hockey. Neeta’s life took a painful turn in August 2011, when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). She is […]

City paediatricians show health concerns over ‘summer camps’

Swimming is an excellent activity however; certain precautions should be taken while taking children to the pools as they are prone to catch diseases very fast. Due to mushrooming of ‘summer camps’ which run back-to-back camp schedules, excessive chlorination of water is done to keep water clean which may lead to problems like skin irritation, burning and redness of eyes among others.

City paediatricians show health concerns over ‘summer camps’To make the best use of their long summer holidays children in huge numbers join swimming classes. Swimming is the best exercise to enhance physical strength of your child. But failing to follow certain precautions, in terms of hygiene, could get your child infectious diseases. Three-year-old Nidhi joined swimming classes like many other kids of […]

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco Day

A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service in government hospitals in Maharashtra; they have been roped in for the programme. They are expected to spread awareness on anti-tobacco through lectures to adolescents who are a vulnerable group when it comes to the people affected by the health hazards of tobacco consumption

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco DayThis year on the occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, i.e. May 31, a ‘cancer warrior’ would be meeting police personnel, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) employees and staff across the schools in Pune, to spread awareness about the ill effects of tobacco consumption. A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service […]

Pune NGO starts ‘Patients Voice Campaign’ survey urges people to vote for health rights

The poll comprises of three questions: Is government control necessary to curb unregulated functioning of private hospitals? Are concrete solutions required to improve the standard of government hospitals? And should Maharashtra government enact a law for protection of patients’ rights?

Pune NGO starts ‘Patients Voice Campaign’ survey urges people to vote for health rightsJan Aarogya Abhiyan, a Pune based NGO has launched a ‘patients voice campaign’. As a part of the campaign, the NGO is planning to weigh people’s perception on the need to regulate private sector, on the condition of public hospitals and need to have laws for protection of patients. The group is appealing citizens to […]

Awareness about organ donation helps saves four lives in Mumbai

An awareness of organ donation by a donor’s family has helped save four lives in Mumbai. We need more such families who are aware about the importance of organ donation and how this noble act can go a long way to intervene in the lives of others and enrich the with a healthy life

Awareness about organ donation helps saves four lives in MumbaiMumbai witnessed its 20th cadaveric donation of 2017, on Wednesday May 24. This donation helped in giving a new lease of life to four people. A brain dead woman aged 24 was admitted at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, where she was undergoing treatment following a road accident, her family decided to give their consent to donate […]

Doctors to run on ‘World No Tobacco Day’ for anti-tobacco awareness

Doctors in Yavatmal have come together to spread awareness about the hazards of tobacco in a creative way by organising a mini marathon and performing a skit. This will help them interact with people in an efficient and fun way and spread the message of anti-tobacco awareness among people

Doctors to run on ‘World No Tobacco Day’ for anti-tobacco awarenessTo mark the 30th anniversary of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, which falls on May 31, 2017, doctors from Yavatmal district of Maharashtra are preparing a massive anti-tobacco awareness run. For this occasion the Yavatmal unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA), has organised several programs to make people aware of the health threats posed by tobacco consumption. […]

Meet Pune’s ‘Periodman’ who fights for menstrual hygiene

Nikam’s journey began in 2011, when he met a girl named Roshni in Assam. Roshni was not allowed to attend school during her periods. The following year, in 2012, Nikam set-up an NGO on her name to spread awareness on menstrual hygiene.

Meet Pune’s ‘Periodman’ who fights for menstrual hygienePravin Nikam’s extensive work for spreading menstrual hygiene awareness has given him recognition not just locally, but also globally. Nikam’s journey began in 2011, when he met a girl named Roshni in Assam. Roshni was not allowed to attend school during her menstrual periods. Failing to understand this mind set, Nikam took it upon himself […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun Jaitley

Menstrual bleeding is not a voluntary act, neither is it a luxury. There are millions of women in the country for whom sanitation pad is still not an affordable commodity. Taxing them under GST will be unfair and discriminatory. Social worker Pravin Nikam who was selected for state youth award and known as ‘Period Man’ who has worked ceaselessly in the field of menstrual hygiene 

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun JaitleyEven though the expense associated with menstrual hygiene products is as unavoidable as menstruation itself, the government is planning to make it even more expensive by adding it as a taxed commodity under Goods and Services (GST). To oppose the same, Pune based social worker, Pravin Nikam, has written to Arun Jaitley requesting 100 per […]