Thane family wins battle against drug-resistant TB

The Chaturvedis have seen the toughest of times, emotionally and financially, when all of their children were struck by the drug-resistant infection. Today, they are all infection-free and are going to their respective colleges

Thane family wins battle against drug-resistant TBEven the most difficult situations can be overcome with the support of family – the Chaturvedis* have proven just that. The Thane residents found themselves in deep crisis when three children in the family were diagnosed with drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB). Though they suffered financial setbacks and the illness took a toll on the family, physically, […]

Who will lend her support?

Today, social worker Seema Hande is alone. For several years, Seema who was like a ray of hope for children suffering with cancer, is today struggling for her own survival as her health is deteriorating due to kidney failure. She is in search of a helping hand which will offer her love, support and care

Who will lend her support?Byculla resident, Seema Hande is a social worker who counselled children suffering from cancer by lending them support, affection and care. But the lady who gave fought for others is today all alone, in a lot of pain and struggling for her survival. Who will lend her support? The question remains unanswered question. Currently, she […]

Rural health camp, a boon for paediatric heart care

Maharashtra Government has undertaken National Child Health Program to make health facilities available for the children in the rural areas. In the year 2016-17, 2,530 children were diagnosed with heart disease. People in the rural areas are immensely benefiting from this health camp and this will also help the health facilities to reach at the grass root

Rural health camp, a boon for paediatric heart careHealth camps organised in the rural areas are proving to be a boon for the rural people. Health facilities are reaching at the grass root level due to which, there is an easy access to the treatment. State Government organizes health check-up camps at district level under the ‘National Child Health’ campaign, to provide health […]

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’

Diet of each person with Type 2 Diabetes is different. Diet plans are based on their BMI, glycemic status and current therapy. Here are few thumb rules which type 2 diabetes patients should follow

‘Easy diet tips to fight type 2 diabetes’  For type 2 diabetic patients, there should be a lower glycaemic index diet with a controlled amount of carbohydrates, good amount of protein and right fat. It’s easier to follow a diet in type 2 diabetes by using plate method. Divide plate into four parts. 1/4th of the plate should be of raw vegetables, 1/4th  plate should […]

Sassoon Hospital operates baby with rare blood clot disorder

Nine-month-old Mihir Deshmane, suffering from factor seven deficiency, underwent hernia operation on Thursday last. Globally, only 200 cases of Factor seven deficiency are reported. The blood clotting agent called factor seven is absent in his body since birth. And the doctors, with continuous monitoring of factor seven supplementation, performed the operation

Sassoon Hospital operates baby with rare blood clot disorderA nine-month-old Mihir Deshmane, who hails from Pune, is suffering from a rarest form of blood clotting disorder called factor seven deficiency. Globally, only 200 cases of Factor seven deficiency are reported. On Thursday, the doctors at Sassoon hospital operated on Mihir’s hernia by supplementing him with factor seven. Mihir has not taken any injection once in […]

Sign to appeal scrapping of GST on elderly care

With families and activists calling for scraping of 18% GST on residential/ non-residential or day care services for the elderly, an online petition, urges the PMO for the same

Sign to appeal scrapping of GST on elderly careMumbai based geriatric care activist now starts an online petition urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance minister Arun Jaitley to scrap 18%  Goods and Service Tax (GST) imposed on residential and non-residential, day care services for the elderly. My Medical Mantra on July 17 had reported how doctors and activists are up in arms […]

Global hospitals achieves a feat by performing India’s first stemless total shoulder replacement

Varsha Shah went to Global Hospitals with a complaint of shoulder pain. She could not lift her hand and was unable perform her daily chores. Doctors, after a couple of tests, realized she was suffering from shoulder arthritis. Doctors at Global hospital decided to go ahead with stemless implant that was being used for the first time in India for stemless total shoulder replacement. The advantage of stemless implant is that it reduces the risk of damaging shoulder muscles with negligible pain

Global hospitals achieves a feat by performing India’s first stemless total shoulder replacementLast month, Varsha Shah went to Global Hospitals with a complaint of shoulder pain. On the onset, it looked like a minor problem, but as her family was consulted, doctors realized that the she was experiencing this pain since past two years. While exercising, on that particular day, she couldn’t move her hand at all. […]

Careless handling of contact lens can rob your vision

In the UK; doctors readying a 67-year-old woman for cataract surgery removed 27 contact lenses from her eye. Contrary to that, doctors in India inform that generally problems like contact lenses getting stuck in the eye are seen in the age group of 15-40 and the incidents of carelessly handling the contact lenses are increasing

Careless handling of contact lens can rob your visionContact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, but they do carry a risk of eye infection, or they may get stuck in the eyes and generally it is seen in the youngsters, said doctors. Doctors feel that sleeping without removing the contacts also messes with the eyes in the long run. “Contact […]

After heart surgery woman delivers baby

The pregnant woman who was operated in Pune's Sassoon Hospital, suffered from severe narrowing of heart which is known as ‘aortic stenosis’. And after the heart surgery, woman successfully delivered a baby girl. Now, mother and daughter, both are hale and hearty

After heart surgery woman delivers babyA 23-week pregnant Nikita Jadhav had come all the way from a small village in Latur to the Sassoon hospital in Pune, when she developed difficulty in breathing. She remained in Sassoon under doctor’s observation for three months and left Pune with a smile on her face after she had a successful normal delivery in […]

This father needs your help for his ailing child

The child’s medicine expenses cost Rs 7,000 per month, which equals to the family’s monthly income. So now, his parents plan to sell their house

This father needs your help for his ailing childFor Borivali couple, it is has become a struggle to keep their one-and-half year old son alive after his pancreas- which produce insulin, the crucial substance for keeping a check on the sugar level-were removed and now he had become dependent on daily insulin shots. Girish Kamble, a pest control worker earns Rs 7,000 per […]
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