After uterus, Pune doctor eyes for revolution in non-vital organ transplants

An organ transplant from cadaver under non-vital organ category happens mostly in cornea and skin, leaving most of the other non-vital organs as a waste. Till now uterus was not mentioned in the permitted organ transplants list by the state government, which otherwise included heart, kidney and liver

After uterus, Pune doctor eyes for revolution in non-vital organ transplantsAfter performing India’s first Uterus transplant surgery, Dr. Shailesh Puntambekar wants to focus on intestinal and pancreas transplant in future. Puntambekar, Director of Galaxy Care Hospital, now eyes at transplants of non-vital organs to become a movement. Speaking to My Medical Mantra Puntambekar said, “We are currently practicing intestinal transplant on cadaver and our next […]

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun Jaitley

Menstrual bleeding is not a voluntary act, neither is it a luxury. There are millions of women in the country for whom sanitation pad is still not an affordable commodity. Taxing them under GST will be unfair and discriminatory. Social worker Pravin Nikam who was selected for state youth award and known as ‘Period Man’ who has worked ceaselessly in the field of menstrual hygiene 

Make sanitary napkins tax free Pune’s ‘Periodman’ writes to Arun JaitleyEven though the expense associated with menstrual hygiene products is as unavoidable as menstruation itself, the government is planning to make it even more expensive by adding it as a taxed commodity under Goods and Services (GST). To oppose the same, Pune based social worker, Pravin Nikam, has written to Arun Jaitley requesting 100 per […]

Sanitary pads: Efficient disposal need of the hour

Sanitary pads are the basic need for health and hygiene proof life, it can't be denied. At the same time biodegradable sanitary pads are necessary. But the question is how are we going achieve this?

Sanitary pads: Efficient disposal need of the hourSanitary napkins are the basic right of every girl and woman. It is essential for self-esteem, to prevent various diseases, help in fulfilling their dreams of academic and professional achievements. But the question of safe disposable of these pads remains as a big environmental issue as well a health concern. “Easy availability of sanitary pads […]

Exempt Ayurveda from GST or lower tax rates, demands ayurveda manufactures

The Ayurvedic drug manufacturers association (ADMA) is in process of writing a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Raising the concerns about 12% GST levy. Manufactures say, government should either exempt or lower the tax rates on Ayurveda products

Exempt Ayurveda from GST or lower tax rates, demands ayurveda manufacturesThe Union government’s decision to tax Ayurveda products at 12%, under the proposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) has not gone well with the Ayurveda manufactures. Upset with the government’s decision to levy GST on Ayurveda, the Ayurveda Drug Manufactures Association (ADMA), is planning to write a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to voice […]

Sanitary napkin bank, an initiative to highlight unaffordability of pads

On the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), Versova MLA ,Dr Bharati Lavekar is going to inaugurate first of its kind sanitary napkin bank for tribal and economically weaker women in her constituency

Sanitary napkin bank, an initiative to highlight unaffordability of padsTaking the next step forward for making sanitary napkins accessible to tribal and economically weaker women, Dr Bharati Lavekar, a BJP MLA, from the Mumbai is going to open a sanitary napkin bank. The bank will be called ‘Ti Foundation Sanitary Pad Bank’. Dr Lavekar has been known for prominently raising the issue of highly […]

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African to head WHO

The Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African to head WHOPrior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012. He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of […]

For acid attack victim Lalita, a wrong number became her lifeline 

Lalita Bansi, an acid attack victim, had dialled a wrong number by mistake, she had little idea that the receiver will become her husband. Ravi called her back and on the third day of their phone conversations he proposed to her

For acid attack victim Lalita, a wrong number became her lifeline A phone call that changed her life, a wrong number which she dialled by mistake, ultimately proved to be the right one. She has left the trauma of the past far behind, she has overcome the agony: this is Lalita’s story. Lalitaben Bansi, a twenty six year old girl tied the knot with Ravi Rajput […]

‘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 […]

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

On the eve of World Schizophrenia Day, My Medical Mantra meets patients and medical practitioners, who reiterate the value of love in the healing process

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapistsStarting next month, Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA), Pune, will have a new office assistant, Shamali (name changed). What makes the 25-year-old special is that till recently she was undergoing treatment at SAA. “Starting June 1, SAA will be my office. All this while, I’ve been spending time at the day care centre here. I look forward […]

Born with a disorganised ‘right heart’ boy survives complex surgery

Sanket was diagnosed with a complex heart defect, wherein the heart was located in the right side of the chest. All the heart chambers and arteries were interchanged. Also there was large hole in the heart. The artery to the lungs was narrow due to this there was extremely poor supply of impure blood to the lungs for purification

Born with a disorganised ‘right heart’ boy survives complex surgerySanket More is looking forward to return to school and play with his friends. The six-years –old boy recently underwent a successful complex heart surgery at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. A son to parents who are farmers from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. His mother said his recovery was possible in part to his […]