Welcome Rohan: Four-month-old from Pakistan arrives in India for treatment

Doctors, who will treat the infant, said his heart condition needs immediate attention and are positive about outcome of surgery

Welcome Rohan: Four-month-old from Pakistan arrives in India for treatmentIndia will be home for four-month-old Rohan from Pakistan till he undergoes treatment. The infant from Lahore, who suffers from a congenital heart condition, reached India today and will be treated at Noida’s Jaypee Hospital. Rohan and his family’s visit to India assume significance after he was granted medical visa on priority following the intervention […]

‘Uterus transplant gives my wife and me a chance to have a biological child’

Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra husbands of the two women who underwent uterus transplant surgeries in Pune last week share the emotions behind opting for the procedure

‘Uterus transplant gives my wife and me a chance to have a biological child’“The chance to opt for uterus transplant has given my wife and me a hope to have a biological child,”said the husband of the 21-year-old from Solapur, who underwent the procedure for the first time in India last week. As his wife recuperates after the delicate surgery, he said he is relieved that her condition […]

Uterus transplant: ‘Motherhood is an instinct, instincts can’t be questioned’

Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who led a 12-member team, to perform India's first uterus transplant speaks exclusively to My Medical Mantra about the procedure, ethical dilemmas and India’s surgical prowess

Uterus transplant: ‘Motherhood is an instinct, instincts can’t be questioned’A 12-member team headed by Dr Shailesh Puntambekar conducted India’s first uterus transplant on a 21-year-old from Solapur on Thursday (May 18, 2017). Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra, as he prepares for another such surgery later in the day, the director of Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute (GCLI), Pune, said it’s time for India to […]

My Medical Mantra Exclusive: From the OT of India’s first Uterus transplant

While the 21-year-old recipient and her donor mother are 'stable', the surgical team now hopes the organ is not rejected

My Medical Mantra Exclusive: From the OT of India’s first Uterus transplantA woman from Solapur became the first person in India to undergo uterus translant following a surgery that lasted about nine hours on Thursday. The 21-year-old, who was born without a uterus, received the organ from her mother during a historic medical procedure held at a hospital in Pune, on Thursday. Speaking exclusively to My […]

Udaipur’s tiny brave heart ‘stable’ after surgery

Miracle baby, as the doctors call him, weighed just 470 grams at birth; underwent complicated heart surgery when he was just 15 days old

Udaipur’s tiny brave heart ‘stable’ after surgery‘Miracle baby’ – that’s what the doctors are calling the baby from Udaipur, who weighted merely 470 grams at birth and underwent a complex heart surgery just 15 days into this world. Now a month old, the infant is now ‘stable’, weighs 607 grams and is recuperating at Jivanata Children Hospital in Udaipur. Doctors and […]

Try surrogacy, not uterus transplant: Docs

As India watches with bated breath if a Pune hospital can make medical history with the nation’s first uterus transplant, doctors weigh the pros and cons

Try surrogacy, not uterus transplant: DocsAs a Pune Hospital gears up for the first uterus transplant in India tomorrow (May 18), gynaecologists debate the risks involved. Doctors say that while there is no doubt it will be a landmark surgery in India’s medical history, there are inherent risks involved, and therefore surrogacy offers a safer alternative. Dr Hrishikesh Pai, general […]

How noisy is your hospital?

Sumaira Abdulali, along with Nigel Watts of Awaaz Foundation, recorded noise levels in an around six hospitals across Mumbai on April 25. For them, it’s just another job.

How noisy is your hospital? A nose for news is no longer an alien term, but how about a nose for noise? For noted environmentalist Sumaira Abdulali, it is, however, a way of helping city maintain the environmental balance. To know how much of a noise is created in six different hospitals across Mumbai, Abdulali, along with Nigel Watts of […]

Poem on plight of doctors gives birth to an emotional song

Pune resident Priyanka Yadav is a young filmmaker who witnessed the plight her doctor parents underwent during the spate of assaults on doctors. She decided to shoot an emotional video to reflect how the entire episode affected the doctors

Poem on plight of doctors gives birth to an emotional songSometimes, words fail to convey the emotions that arise for a particular situation, but the same emotions find their perfect expression in the form of a poem, which can strike the cord easily with the masses at large. Taking the creative route, a young film producer has shot a video that highlights the plight of […]

BMC defies HC order, 18 maternity hospitals yet to get CCTV cover

In 2009, a baby was stolen from Sion hospital, following which the Bombay HC had pulled up the Mumbai civic body and state government. The HC had ordered BMC and the state to instal CCTVs in all hospitals and maternity homes in the city

BMC defies HC order, 18 maternity hospitals yet to get CCTV coverTo curb the increasing incidents of child thefts in Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) hospitals and maternity homes, the Bombay High Court (HC) had rapped the civic administration, directing it to instal CCTVs in all hospitals and maternity homes. But, Asia’s richest civic body has grossly violated HC order. This shows that the BMC administration is […]

Pinned man mystery: 56-year-old Rajasthan man living with 75 pins in his body leaves docs puzzled

Badrilal, who lives in Mahipura Basti in Bundi tehsil of Rajasthan, has no memory of how and when pins entered his body. Doctors at Jagjivan Ram Hospital say the only way to remove the pins is through a surgery

Pinned man mystery: 56-year-old Rajasthan man living with 75 pins in his body leaves docs puzzledA 56-year-old man from Rajasthan walked in Jagjivan Ram Hospital, Mumbai, eight days ago with the complaint of facing difficulty in swallowing. Little did the doctors at the hospital knew that his complain was not due to any health reasons, but due to approximately 40 pins inserted into his neck area. Puzzled with this case, […]