Sion hospital to become a nodal centre for bone donation in Mumbai

Almost a year after two bone donations, Sion hospital now takes initiative to become the nodal authority for reception of bone donation, declare doctors and organizations on Friday

Sion hospital to become a nodal centre for bone donation in MumbaiAlmost a year after two bone donations, Sion hospital now takes initiative to become the nodal authority for reception of bone donation. On Friday, a group of doctors from various departments met at Sion Hospital to discuss in detail about bone banking and bone donation, along with skin donation. Dr. Abhijit Kale, assistant professor, Orthopaedic […]

Borderline Personality Disorder growing threat among Indian adolescents

Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder show some patterns for instance, they often have intense and unstable relationships with family, friends, and loved ones. The relationships often swing between extreme closeness, love and extreme dislike or anger. They are also impulsive and often indulge in dangerous behaviours such as spending sprees, unsafe sex, substance abuse, reckless driving and binge eating

Borderline Personality Disorder growing threat among Indian adolescentsKinjal’s (name changed) parents took her to a clinic seeking medical help with an unusual complaint. Her family was astonished to know her relationship count has reached to five though she being in her late teens. Also, she used to have a new boyfriend in every few months. The doctors identified the reason behind her emotional instability and […]

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections

The increase in numbers of C-section deliveries had raised many eyebrows. The WHO has suggested that only 10 to 15 per cent of the total deliveries should be through a C-section.  Tamil Nadu reported a figure of 34 per cent and Telangana 54 per cent. To curb unwarranted C-sections government has directed all hospitals which fall under Central Government Health Scheme to declare C-section deliveries

Centre steps in to curb unwarranted c-sections  In a bid to curb unwarranted C-section deliveries, the central government has taken up a series of measures to control this rising trend. Earlier, private hospitals that are a part of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) were asked to declare the rate of C-section deliveries which take place. Now, the Federation of Obstetric […]

Govt medical colleges in Maharashtra soon to offer cancer treatment 

This step has been taken to make cancer treatment available in the public healthcare sector at the root level. Due to the unavailability of the cancer treatment in the public sector patients have to either rely on the private sector or travel to Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai for the treatment. This initiative will help cancer patients to get treatment in their vicinity

Govt medical colleges in Maharashtra soon to offer cancer treatment Maharashtra will be the first state in the country to provide cancer treatment in all government medical colleges in Maharashtra. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the government of Maharashtra, Tata Memorial Center (TMC) and Tata Trust to bring all the government medical colleges in Maharashtra under the National Cancer Grid (NCG). This […]

Prevention of blindness in preterm infants key focus at Indian ROP conference

‘Indian ROP (iROP) Society’ was founded in 2016 in Bangalore by different ROP specialists from the country. The society claims that a major problem in improving screening coverage is shortage of ROP specialists. India annually records the highest number of births in the world, 3.5 million (35 lakhs). Around 1 lakh babies need ROP screening in the absence of screening facilities, particularly in smaller cities and towns, otherwise they are likely to turn blind without intervention

Prevention of blindness in preterm infants key focus at Indian ROP conferenceIn a bid to fix its strategy for lowering the number of children affected with Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP), the Indian Retinopathy of Prematurity Society will be hosting its second national annual meet in Pune. The Indian ROP (iROP) Society claims that when the survival rate of preterm babies in India is increasing, the occurrence […]

Pune Hospital offers same rate for normal and caesarean deliveries

Pune hospital comes out with a unique notion of offering same cost for normal and caesarean deliveries, to clear the misconception among people that doctor advice pregnant women to undergo caesarean deliveries, with the motive of money making

Pune Hospital offers same rate for normal and caesarean deliveriesThe debate over private doctors carrying out un-required C –Section deliveries is making waves in the country. Contrary to that, Oyster and Pearl (ONP) Group of Hospitals in Pune, has taken a stand by offering same rate for normal and caesarean delivery. Dr Amita Phadnis, Chief Managing Director, of ONP hospital, said, “There has been a […]

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ 

NHI is a community based rehabilitation model that aims to bridge the gap between the demand for special education and the numbers of available professionals. India needs special educators with a firm grounding in neurodevelopmental sciences. It is vital for the educator to know the science behind the intervention as well as the overall programme for the child

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ In Mumbai the student- teacher ratio has always been a major concern. To understand this disparity, a study by the New Horizons’ Institute (NHI) for Child Development in Mumbai tried to explore the student-teacher ratios in case of children with special needs. The results state the gap between children and teachers is huge. In fact, […]

Pendant stuck in kids throat removed

Pendant stuck in kids throat removedA one-year-old kid from Jogeshwari swallows a pendant on Tuesday. After seeing her cry and vomiting, her parents rush her to Cooper Hospital. Doctors advise to be alert in such cases as her parents were as quick action can make a big difference in such cases. Rukaiya Khan is a one-year-old girl from Jogeshwari who swallowed […]

Visually impaired 12-year-old spreads social messages through music

Chetan Uchitkar leads an orchestra of blind children, who travel all over Maharashtra to raise awareness about several issues such as eye donation, farmer suicide and protecting the girl child

Visually impaired 12-year-old spreads social messages through musicFor Chetan Uchitkar, story telling through music is a way of life. The 12-year-old, who cannot see, has been spreading awareness about eye donation and other social causes through songs and narration. Chetan, along with other members of Chetan Sevankur Orchestra of Blind Children; travel all over Maharashtra with their messages. “I am surrounded by […]

Teenager who has a hand with a toe

Zac Mitchell, 20, was injured in April while working on a remote farming property in Western Australia. He underwent two unsuccessful operations to reattach his thumb before doctors opted to relocate his big toe in surgery lasting eight hours

Teenager who has a hand with a toe  A bull kicked his hand into the fence. While Mr Mitchell said that his fellow workers had attempted to preserve his thumb immediately after the accident. “They put it in the esky (cooler) with some ice,” he told the BBC. Mr Mitchell was flown to hospital in the state capital of Perth, but efforts […]