Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SC

Four women have approached the Supreme Court with appeals to abort their unborn children, who have been detected with life-threatening abnormalities. Doctors call for extension of Medical Termination of Pregnancy to 24 weeks

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SCThursday night will perhaps be the longest ever for Nisha Sanghvi (name changed) and her husband. The couple are on tenterhooks as they await an approval from the Supreme Court (SC) to abort their first child during a hearing on Friday. Nisha, who is 21 weeks pregnant, had to make the heart-breaking decision after scans revealed her […]

Maharashtra soon to get its own antibiotic policy

The government appointed six-member committee will finalise and submit the first draft of the policy. Doctors feel that it was long overdue. According to doctors, the rising antibiotic resistance had affected treatment of community acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections and typhoid the most. The doctors’ welcome state’s decision to have an antibiotic policy in place

Maharashtra soon to get its own antibiotic policyMoving forward in order to get its own antibiotic policy the Maharashtra state government appointed six-member committee will finalise and submit the first draft of the policy. The committee will submit the first draft of the policy two weeks’ time. Maharashtra will become the second state in India, after Kerala, to get an antibiotic policy in […]

Zika threat: Maha puts 12 sites under surveillance

The Tamil Nadu Government on Monday confirmed about a 27-year-old in Krishnagiri district being positively tested for zika virus

Zika threat:  Maha puts 12 sites under surveillanceTwelve sites in Maharashtra under Zika virus surveillance as a precautionary measure, said state health officials as Tamil Nadu confirmed its first case on Monday. So far, the country has reported four Zika virus positive cases out of which three were from Gujarat. “In Maharashtra, we haven’t found any positive zika virus cases. However, as a […]

Sion hospital performs scarless endoscopic thyroid surgery

LTMG Sion hospital’s ENT surgeon performs a scarless endoscopic thyroid surgery on a 19-year-old girl. This is the second public hospital in Mumbai to offer this surgery after JJ Hospital’s general surgery department. Suhani Mishra, a Dharavi resident, had come with swelling in the neck. On investigation, doctors confirmed that she had a colloid goitre of the left lobe. Sion Hospital’s ENT department gets at least two cases like Mishra every week and the scarless thyroid surgery can be a revolution say doctors

Sion hospital performs scarless endoscopic thyroid surgeryCivic run- LTMG Sion hospital’s ENT surgeon performs a scarless endoscopic thyroid surgery on a 19-year-old girl. This is the second public hospital in Mumbai to offer this surgery after JJ Hospital’s general surgery department performed in first on a 60-year-old woman last year. Suhani Mishra (19), a Dharavi resident, had come with swelling in the […]

State committee prepares first draft of law against cut practice in healthcare

The state-appointed three member committee met for the first time on July 8 at directorate of medical education and research (DMER) office in order to take a step forward in formulating law against 'Cut Practice' in healthcare sector. The observations and suggestions of the members and stakeholders have been taken during the meet to prepare first draft of the law

State committee prepares first draft of law against cut practice in healthcareTaking a step forward in formulating law against ‘Cut Practice’ in healthcare sector, the state, on June 28, had appointed a three member committee which met for the first time today (July 8) at directorate of medical education and research (DMER) office. The committee chairman, Pravin Dixit, former Maharashtra Director General, informed My Medical Mantra […]

State medical council asks doctors to submit one-year bond certificate to renew registrations

Maharashtra Medical Council said this move aims at zeroing in on doctors who have studied in state-run and BMC-run colleges but have not completed one-year bond and / or cleared the fees

State medical council asks doctors to submit one-year bond certificate to renew registrationsMaharashtra government has found a unique way to net doctors, who have completed their degrees from state medical colleges but have not completed the required one-year bond service. The Maharashtra Medical Council (MCC), in a circular dated June 30, has asked the doctors, who have completed their graduation / post-graduation / super speciality / degree […]

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalities

A Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, to allow her to abort the child.  While hearing the petition on the June 23, the SC observed that, the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks  

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalitiesIn a landmark judgment, in what is being considered as a ray of hope for a pregnant woman, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Kolkata woman, to terminate her 25 plus week foetus that is suffering from a severe cardiac abnormality. Doctors, who are advocating stretching the abortion limit from 20 weeks to 24 […]

‘Doctors should not be afraid of competing with young doctors’

Dr OP Kapoor, an eminent physician and a gifted teacher, still practises at the age of 85. He has been known for his marathon teaching sessions and is popular among several generations of undergraduate and post-graduate medical students. He practises for three days in a week now, and he believes that ‘Knowledge is for sharing’

‘Doctors should not be afraid of competing with young doctors’“Knowledge has to be shared till you die. I will go on practising till my last breath,” says Dr OP Kapoor, an eminent physician and a gifted teacher who still practises at the age of 85. Dr Kapoor has been known for his marathon teaching sessions and is popular among several generations of undergraduate and […]

‘Give the care that you would expect as a patient’

Treat your patients as you would like to be treated as a patient. Do not run after money. Be happy with what you are getting says Dr Yeshwant K Amdekar

‘Give the care that you would expect as a patient’‘Keeping fit is keeping happy. Treating patients gives me happiness and my is mantra of fitness,’ says Dr Yeshwant K Amdekar (76), one of the senior most practicing paediatricians in India who is presently the medical director of BJ Wadia hospital for Children at Parel. It has been 48 years of practice but Dr Amdekar […]

Doctors lend support to AHI in battle against cut practice corruption

Even though AHI maintains that their initiative is not against the doctors, its aim is to put an end to this corrupt practice. AHI will soon launch a website on doctors who are practicing ethically in the country. Eminent doctors have come together to raise their voice against cut practice and lend support to this campaign

Doctors lend support to AHI in battle against cut practice corruptionA few days after stirring a controversy over the issue of cut practice in the medical fraternity with  a hoarding that read ‘No commission to Doctors’, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman and managing director of Asian heart institute, the man who initiated this debate, is now being supported by senior and eminent doctors from the […]
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