SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limit

In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. Meanwhile, on October 3, US House passed a legislation criminalising abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

SC to hear the plea of 3 women who crossed the 20-week abortion limitThree women who have crossed the 20-week abortion limit, are looking forward for October 6, when the Supreme Court will hear the plea to abort their unborn child suffering from life threatening abnormalities This will be the first time that three cases which have crossed the 20-week limit will be heard on the same day. In India, […]

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in Mumbai

Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik (35) was flown to Mumbai after acid attack by unknown bikers severely damaged the left side of his face, including his eye

Vizag doctor disfigured in acid attack finds care and hope in MumbaiRenowned plastic surgeons of Mumbai have come together to treat a paediatrician from Visakhapatnam, who has been left disfigured after unknown bikers hurled acid on his face. The attack has left the doctor attached with Seven Hills Hospital in Visakhapatnam with deep acid burns and a severely damaged left eye. Dr Balaji Bhushan Patnaik was […]

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant

Navratri is a scared and auspicious festival which brings joy and takes away all the sorrows. While Navratri was truly a blessing as Mumbai’s heart transplant program added yet another success story with Asian Heart Institute of Bandra, operating its first heart transplant patient

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant  No parent should ever have to mourn the death of their child, but in an unfortunate incident in Latur, the parents of the 19-year-old brain-dead boy, mourned his death, but, at the same time, took a big move by deciding to give a new lease of life, by donating his heart. The parent’s decision […]

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

The latest notice issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors, who have completed their medical degrees from state government or municipal run medical colleges, to submit their bond-free certificate to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for renewal of registration, failing which they will lose their rights of practising in the state 

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctorsIn a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

Mumbai: NDRF divers join MFB’s search operation for the missing doc

Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, a gastroenterologist attached to Bombay hospital, left around 4:30 pm from the hospital and headed to Prabhadevi, where he resides on August 29. Since then, he is missing

Mumbai: NDRF divers join MFB’s search operation for the missing docTwenty-four hours after Dr Deepak Amarapurkar went missing, the relentless search by the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) team is still on. Based on the perception, the renowned doctor was last seen near the junction at India Bulls Centre in Parel. Dr Amarapurkar, a gastroenterologist attached to Bombay hospital, left around 4:30 pm from the hospital and headed […]

Buldhana’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ diagnosed with rare genetic disorder

Suyesh Khotale has Waardenburg Syndrome, which has led to hearing loss. He has been fitted with cochlear implant and will be able to hear soon

Buldhana’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ diagnosed with rare genetic disorderBubbly little Suyesh is literally the blue-eyed boy of the Khotale family. Little did the four-year-old’s parents know that the bright blue colour of their son’s eyes is due to a rare genetic disorder, which has also led to hearing loss. Suyesh, the first born child of Gokula and Mahadev of Buldhana district in Maharashtra, […]

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 […]
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