Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion ban

Yet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Gynaecologists say it is high time for the government to amend the 45-year-old MTP Act so that more women do not suffer.

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion banYet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated even with multiple surgeries. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, […]

Mumbai heart hospital refuses to pull down hoardings on cut practice

Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda, who is also the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Asian Heart Institute, said the hospital aims to put an end to this practice

Mumbai heart hospital refuses to pull down hoardings on cut practiceA day after stirring a controversy on cut practice in healthcare by putting up hoardings at strategic locations across Mumbai, Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has decided not to bow down to medical fraternity’s pressure of pulling down the hoardings. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda, who is also the Vice Chairman […]

Leading heart hospital’s hoardings on cut practice causes stir in medical fraternity

Asian Heart Institute maintains its stand against ‘practice of commission’, says it has been lauded for the move. IMA asks hospital management to pull down hoarding

Leading heart hospital’s hoardings on cut practice causes stir in medical fraternityA hoarding that says, ‘Honest Opinion. No Commission to Doctors’ by renowned cardiovascular thoracic surgeon and Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda’s hospital at strategic locations across the city has once again stirred up the controversy of cut practice in Indian healthcare. A spokesperson of Asian Heart Institute said the reason behind putting up the hoardings […]

City doctors stumped with level of creativity of differently abled kids

Two city doctors, Dr Debraj Shome and Dr Aparna Bhasker, conducted a painting workshop in Asha Daan a home for abandoned, specially-abled children in Byculla. Over 450 inmates stay in Asha Daan and many of them participated in the workshop. The doctors have decided to auction the paintings made by these inmates and use the proceedings in their welfare. They have successful auctioned nine paintings so far

City doctors stumped with level of creativity of differently abled kidsIt’s not every day that you get to see doctors conducting painting sessions for children. But on Sunday, two city doctors who also run an NGO, have organised a painting camp for destitute and orphan kids. Dr Debraj Shome, a facial plastic surgeon and Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, a bariatric surgeon, who together started the […]

City doctors first in the world to perform ‘dual surgeries’

Dr Vinay Kumaran and Dr Jaydeep Palep are the only doctors in the world to have performed liver transplant and obesity surgeries on a single patient at the same time

City doctors first in the world to perform ‘dual surgeries’Dr Vinay Kumaran and Dr Jaydeep Palep have been recognised as the only doctors in the world to have performed liver transplant and obesity surgeries on a patient at the same time. The city doctors, who were in the news last year for performing the first-of-its-kind surgery in India, have received a global recognition after […]

City doctors first in the world to perform ‘dual surgeries’

Dr Vinay Kumaran and Dr Jaydeep Palep are the only doctors in the world to have performed liver transplant and obesity surgeries on a single patient at the same time

City doctors first in the world to perform ‘dual surgeries’Dr Vinay Kumaran and Dr Jaydeep Palep have been recognised as the only doctors in the world to have performed liver transplant and obesity surgeries on a patient at the same time. The city doctors, who were in the news last year for performing the first-of-its-kind surgery in India, have received a global recognition after […]

Mumbai doctors’ hair growth formula bags US patent 

Dr Shome and Dr Rinky Kapoor invented QR 678 in 2008, which will now be a commercial pharmaceutical product

Mumbai doctors’ hair growth formula bags US patent Two city doctors have received a US patent for their revolutionary formula for hair growth – QR 678. This formula, which was invented in 2008 by Dr Shome and Dr Rinky Kapoor, will now be a commercial pharmaceutical product. “It is rare for individual doctors to get a US patent and we are extremely happy. […]

Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant patient score 63% in HSC

After the surgery, it took her three months to step outside of her home, Sweden is now aiming to pursue BMS and start working soon to help her parents financially. She now has no more health restrictions, she is living a normal life

Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant patient score 63% in HSCCity’s first paediatric heart transplant patient, Sweden D’Souza, scores 63.38 per cent in HSC exam. The Vikhroli resident had underwent heart transplant in January 2016 after she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy — an end-stage heart disease. “It is a moment of pride for us. She was not able to attend school for more than […]

Maharashtra women hospitals alerted after WHO confirms 3 cases of Zika virus in Ahmedabad

After World Health Organisation (WHO) confirms three cases of Zika virus from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, state women hospitals have been alerted to keep an eye on Zika virus symptoms. Doctors say steps need to be taken to control mosquito breeding sites which would be a great challenge

Maharashtra women hospitals alerted after WHO confirms 3 cases of Zika virus in AhmedabadAfter the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed three cases of Zika virus in India from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, the directorate of health services of Maharashtra said women hospitals are being alerted to watch for Zika virus symptoms. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Satish Pawar, director, DHS said that Zika virus is not fatal but […]

Mangoes not safe for diabetics, city doctors slam nutritionist’s claim

After a video where a nutritionist claimed diabetics can safely consume mangoes went viral, endocrinologists say such ‘fraudulent’ messages mislead people

Mangoes not safe for diabetics, city doctors slam nutritionist’s claimMangoes can never be recommended to diabetics, said city endocrinologists. While this is common knowledge for a lot of us, the need to emphasise this point arose after a video claiming diabetics can safely consume the fruit went viral on social networking sites. As an aftermath of this, several city doctors say they have received […]
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