JJ Hospital doctors remove tumour from woman’s neck weighing half a kilo

Sixteen-year-old Rupali Pawar came knocking the doors of doctors at JJ Hospital in May. She had been carrying a tumor in the right side of her neck that weighed half a kilo for the past five years. JJ hospital’s doctors performed some tests of her which revealed that the tumor was stuck on the nerve that supplies blood to the brain. And so, doctors decided to perform a surgery on her to remove the tumor from her neck

JJ Hospital doctors remove tumour from woman’s neck weighing half a kiloWhen a 16-year-old Rupali Pawar came knocking the doors of doctors at JJ Hospital, doctors were sure to treat her to their best. For the past five years, Pawar had been carrying a tumour in the right side of her neck that weighed half a kilo. Pawar hails from Parbhani district in Marathwada. And since […]

Patient commits suicide, psychiatrists highlight need for counselling

On the backdrop of this, psychiatrist have stressed on the need of psychiatric help before and after a major operation .Any major surgery takes an emotional and physical toll on a patient. Sometimes patients are worried about their recovery, they may also have some sort of financial burden. Counseling will help them overcome negative thoughts

Patient commits suicide, psychiatrists highlight need for counsellingToday morning at 10: 15 am, a 56-year-old patient named Ramsing Jaiswal, in Seven Hills hospital located in Andheri, Mumbai, committed suicide, by jumping from the 8th floor of the hospital. Five days ago, he had undergone a heart bypass surgery. According to the information provided by the hospital administration, he was responding well to the […]

Take a break to refocus yourself, say experts

According to the experts, taking a break may help an individual to refocusing on their journey. However, each person has a different way of rejuvenating themselves. On the contrary, psychiatrists say such sabbaticals help in rejuvenating, but for a lot of people, it doesn't help much

Take a break to refocus yourself, say expertsRecently Roger Federer came to glory after winning fourth trophy of the year, the much-coveted Wimbledon title. For all the right reasons, Federer has been in the news. Immediately after winning the third trophy at Miami open in April 2017, Federer announced his idea for going on an eight-week break with his family. A sabbatical […]

Pune doc on a mission to treat anaemic girls of Ahilyadevi High School

The survey revealed that more than 80 per cent of the girls, who are anemic are not consulting doctors. Only three percent of the girls were found to be taking good nutritional food, while around 35 per cent were found to be having poor nutritional food. The survey also found that around 40 percent of girls in every class had haemoglobin less than 11

Pune doc on a mission to treat anaemic girls of Ahilyadevi High SchoolA doctor in Pune is on a mission to make Ahilyadevi High school in Pune anaemia free. Dr Prachi Sathe, ICU Director at Ruby Hall, in coordination with the school and Deccan education school’s executive council had conducted a survey to check presence of anaemia in the girl students of the school. The result of […]

Want to keep your child healthy? Download this app

Currently, more than 250 paediatricians have been associated with this initiative and about 5,000 thousand parents have taken subscription of The Pediatric Network. It is facilitating the process of health check-ups for parents and paediatricians as well

Want to keep your child healthy? Download this appParents cannot bear to see anything going wrong with their child’s health. They often get paranoid if their child falls sick. To ease this situation for parents, The Paediatrician Network has launched an app called ‘TPN Parent’ to enable parents across India to take informed decisions related to their child’s health. The app offers multiple […]

Alertness of colleagues helps save co-worker’s life at St George Hospital

Santosh had ignored the uneasiness at first but by evening his condition worsened and he was hospitalised at St George. He became unconscious and doctors were not able to identify the reason

Alertness of colleagues helps save co-worker’s life at St George HospitalThe alertness of staff at St George’s Hospital has saved a life of their own colleague. Santosh Kalmakar has been working at St Georges since 13 years. On July 20 after coming to work he started feeling uneasy. Later investigations show that his arteries supplying blood to the heart were narrowed. He was taken to […]

People’s Health Forum writes to PMC seeking hospital information on its website

The letter says that disclosure of information is essential to improve the existing health care services in Pune and to gain faith of residents of Pune towards public health care services. It also mentions that putting these details is mandatory to public institutes for public disclosure under RTI Act 2005, 4 (1)

People’s Health Forum writes to PMC seeking hospital information on its websitePeople’s Health Forum (PHF), an NGO working in the field of health care in Pune, has written to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner asking him for disclosure of health system information on PMC website. The letter says that disclosure of information is essential to improve the existing health care services in Pune and to gain […]

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC orders

Activists express concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of the state. They have written to state CM and the Mayor asking them to implement all orders passed by the high court

Activist fume over non-implementation of HC ordersExpressing their concern over non-implementation of several high court orders passed in respect of malnutrition deaths in tribal areas of Maharashtra, activists have written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Governor C Vidhyasagar Rao. The letter, written by the activists on July 21, says, “Bombay High Court, since 1993, has passed many orders to […]

FDA raids 4 Panipuri manufacturing units in Mumbai

During raids, officials found that the puris were made on the floors which were in the extremely unhygienic state.The action was taken by the administration after receiving complaints about the hygienic condition at units in Mankhurd and Govandi

FDA raids 4 Panipuri manufacturing units in MumbaiThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra today raided four pani puri manufacturing units in Mankhurd and Govandi. The action was taken by the administration after receiving complaints about the hygienic condition at the units. FDA was also alerted that the puris manufactured in these units were also not edible. FDA officers started raiding […]

IDA, BMC join hands to beat diabetes in state

As per the initiative, IDA will provide diabetes education in the dispensaries run by the civic body. It is estimated that around 10 lakh people in Mumbai have diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes has been increasing rapidly worldwide, especially, in developing countries like India. A pilot study will soon be conducted in which 28 dispensaries across Bandra and Andheri  where dieticians from IDA will work with medical officers

IDA, BMC join hands to beat diabetes in stateIn a first-of-its-kind initiative, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) – an umbrella body of registered dieticians – have come together to tackle diabetes via diabetes counselling. As per the project, IDA will provide diabetes education in the dispensaries run by the civic body. “We plan to hold workshops where with the […]