NGO to provide hearing aids for school children

Giving education to someone is a very noble cause. However, an NGO in Maharashtra has now started a crowd-funding campaign in order to distribute hearing aids for school children. Samata Pratishthan, a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India

NGO to provide hearing aids for school childrenSupporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India. The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At […]

Mumbai: FDA initiates food security campaign

We all eat roadside hot vadapav, bhajiyas and beverages. Though, we know that the place is unhygienic we tend to eat it. This in turn affects people’s health. People suffer from abdominal pain, diarrhoea, infections and so on. So, to check the hygiene status of the food sold at roadside, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has initiated a ‘Food Security Campaign’.

Mumbai: FDA initiates food security campaignSince many years, The BMC health department is receiving complaints of ill health due to roadside food consumption. So, to check the hygiene status of the food sold at roadside, the FDA has initiated a ‘Food Security Campaign’. Under this campaign, inquiry of the roadside sellers will be conducted in Mumbai’s 24 wards and areas. […]

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospital

BMC takes an important decision for patients suffering from thalassemia in Mumbai. In BMC’s thalassemia care super specialty hospital in Borivali, free bone marrow transplantation will be done on thalassemia patients

Free bone marrow transplantation at Borivali’s BMC hospitalThalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. Haemoglobin is the protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen. In the private hospital, one has to spend around 20, 00,000-25,00,000 for bone marrow transplantation. The poor and needy cannot afford it. So, in order to help […]

Maha govt cancels appointment of 104 doctors

The government is taking various measures like giving doctors the posting of their choice so that the doctors serve in the rural areas. But, few doctors don’t join the duty even after getting the posting of their choice. So, these doctors are under government’s scrutiny now. The government has taken action on 104 doctors who took postings of their choice but didn’t join their duties

Maha govt cancels appointment of 104 doctorsThe government has issued a GR on February 22. In which, those doctors who haven’t join their service their appointment has been canceled. As per the information by the union health ministry, in the country, there is 81% shortage of expert doctors in the rural areas. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Satish Pawar, additional […]

Pune: ‘61% of people with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment’

Dr Vivek Kute, senior nephrologists while delivering his talk at Scientific Program seminar arranged by Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune In India said, around 61% with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment, 32 per cent got hemo dialysis, 5% receive peritoneal dialysis and just 2% get kidney transplant. In order to treat those 60% public health care sector should be strengthened

Pune: ‘61% of people with end stage renal disease did not get any treatment’He underlined that majority of the patients suffering from end stage kidney related disorders die in India and so affordable kidney transplants should be made available at public health centres. He also mentioned the need to have global kidney exchange program so that compatible kidneys are made available. “In India, around 61% with end stage […]

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign from January 2018. In Mumbai, 113 new TB patients have been detected

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected7 patients have MDR TB and are being treated immediately for the same. 1,500 patients underwent x-ray. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). On PM Modi’s direction, a national strategic plan has been developed to […]

Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins

To create awareness regarding organ donation, Bombay to Goa organ donation march has begun. The ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ has organised this organ donation march 2018. Today, the march started from KEM Hospital. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital flagged off the march

Bombay to Goa organ donation march begins1 donor can save up to 8 lives. So, to spread awareness on organ donation, ‘Foundation Of Organ and Body Donation’ is working tirelessly. Organ donation march has begun from Bombay to Goa. This is the second year, the march has been conducted. The main aim is to create awareness regarding organ donation in the rural […]

Thane blood bank selected for FB’s blood donation campaign

To create awareness on health, Facebook will soon introduce a new feature. Facebook is going to initiate blood donation campaign to encourage blood donation. In which users will be informed about health, about blood group and if one is in the need of blood. Then, Facebook will provide numbers of blood donors and the blood banks

Thane blood bank selected for FB’s blood donation campaignNow, Facebook has come forward to spread awareness regarding blood donation. In a new Facebook feature, the users will have to fill their medical history. New Facebook feature: Users should fill the information about their health. It will be important to mention the blood group. After registration, if the users require blood, they can post […]

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’

A survey was done by Novartis about how psoriasis patients have difficulty in maintaining relationships. As per a global ‘Clear About Psoriasis’ Survey, 43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships, owing to the skin disease. The survey was done among 8300 patients from among different parts of the World

‘43% of psoriasis patients have faced trouble in relationships’Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition which causes patches of raised, red, scaly skin that are usually painful and itchy. People suffering from psoriasis often find it difficult to form new relationships and maintain existing ones, due to lack of self-confidence and embarrassment, revealed the study. They constantly worry about the acceptance of their skin […]

‘Hand transplant can be life-changing’

Dr Abhijeet Wahegaonkaar stated a hand transplant is not essential transplant but a life changing transplant. He was talking during the two day 44th Annual Research Conference at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH). Various sessions ranging from organ donation, organ transplant to hand surgery and foetal medicines were discussed on the Thursday

‘Hand transplant can be life-changing’Dr Abhijeet Wahegaonkaar, consultant orthopaedic with a Pune-based hospital at the hand and micro-vascular reconstructive surgery spoke about re-plantation and hand transplant during his talk. “In case of an accident where the hand is detached, it can be replanted. We can now also transplant the hand for patients. This transplant is life-changing as the patient […]
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