‘My task is herculean, the only way I know is to keep moving ahead’

In India, doctors are not willingly ready to work in rural areas due to poor infrastructure. The nursing staff plays a very important role in healthcare management. They are the real heroes and are the backbone of the healthcare system. With their dedication, ceaseless efforts and selfless service, they help save many lives. One such hero is Jalgaon’s Kalpana Gaikwad who has been working ceaselessly for the betterment of people in rural areas

‘My task is herculean, the only way I know is to keep moving ahead’Providing healthcare services in rural and tribal areas have always been a daunting task for the government. For the people living in the rural areas, Primary Health Centre (PHC) is the only option. As poor and needy people, find it very difficult to reach to the district hospital. Today, My Medical Mantra brings you an […]

Meet Shirin, a disabled girl who helps prevent farmer suicides

Continuing with our series related to strong, independent women we bring to you the incredible story of Shirin Tabassum. Even though she is disabled, she has never viewed her disability as a disadvantage. She can do anything that a normal person can.  She has been instrumental in preventing debt ridden farmers from ending their lives. She interacts with them and tells them about how she overcame her disabilities and never let them come in her way of living her life

Meet Shirin, a disabled girl who helps prevent farmer suicidesShe has always rejected the idea of depression. She inspires farmers to never give up, no matter what the circumstances in life. Even though she was born with no arms and just one leg, she radiates positivity and uses her life as an example to dissuade farmers from taking the drastic step of committing suicide. […]

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’

Nurses in the medical profession are as important as doctors in providing medical services to the people. Doctor and nurses work in tandem in helping and healing people. Today, My Medical Mantra offers you  peek into the life of one such nurse whose selfless service and dedication has earned her awards, but she takes them in her strides and continues to do what she does best which is nursing her patients back to good health

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’When you imagine a nurse, you generally think of a person wearing a white apron or sari and having a very clean and neat appearance. It is their identity which distinguishes them from others in the medical profession. They wear it as proudly as a police man wears his badge. When somebody thinks of nursing, […]

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’

Woman firefighters have to deal with dangerous situations and life-threatening emergencies on a daily basis. They embraced this profession and have taken on the duty to save precious life

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’    The profession of fire-fighting was once an all-male bastion job in Mumbai. But, in the 21st century, there are a number of women who have broken through this glass ceiling and have carved out their own identity in this space. These women are bravehearts who have the guts and determination to go through […]

Meet an entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome overcame disability to start her own cafe

At first glance, ‘Aditi’s Corner’ in Bhoomi Mall, CBD Belapur, looks like any other eatery: a couple of chairs and tables neatly laid out; packets of chips hanging on one side; microwave atop a clean marble platform and a glass shelf displaying pastries and cupcakes. However, there is something unique about this stall

Meet an entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome overcame disability to start her own cafeHave you been visited Belapur in Navi Mumbai? Have you heard about Aditi’s Cafe? No? Then if you happen to be in Belapur, you must visit this place. Aditi Verma, 24, who runs the eatery, has Down syndrome, but it is barely evident, as she meticulously takes down lunch orders, greeting every customer with an […]

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: Study

On the eve of the World Heart Day that is celebrated on September 29, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ highlights barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. It revealed startling city-specific facts, including age-specific and gender-specific barriers that come in the way of people being able to put efforts to have a healthy heart

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: StudySeptember 29 is celebrated as the World Heart Day. And on this occasion, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ has highlighted the barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. The study […]

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’

People have always dreaded the Big C, being diagnosed with cancer feel like the world around you is crumbling and. But, during this time it is essential to remain positive and resilient in the face of adversity. And that is exactly what this 54-year-old woman did when she was diagnosed with cancer

‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’“People who have been diagnosed with cancer, feel like it’s the end of the world. They feel dejected and slip into depression. They lose hope toward  life. But, cancer doesn’t mean a full stop to the life. We should give a ‘comma’ after the word ‘cancer’ and start a life afresh,” says cancer survivor, Alka […]

How organ donation became this father life-long mission

June 22 marks the day that Krishna Mujmule’s daughter, Dhanashree, received a heart transplant. During their struggle, the Mujmule family realised and understood the importance and value of organ donation. There are so many people who are waitlisted for an organ transplant, and their numbers keep increasing with each passing day

How organ donation became this father life-long mission“We will never forget the endless wait and extensive ordeal which we faced, while waiting for an organ transplant, which would give our daughter a second chance at life. The memories of the year that has gone by our still freshly embedded inside our hearts. We spent long sleepless nights, wondering whether our daughter would […]

Doctors from India, Pakistan come together to help save a 3-yr-old Afghan girl

Pakistan-based doctor, Dr Huma Cheema, whom the girl was originally referred to, raised the fund for the transplant. The Apollo hospitals’ doctors assisted the surgery and were able to save the life of the girl after a 12-hour long surgery

Doctors from India, Pakistan come together to help save a 3-yr-old Afghan girlIn a heart-warming tale of compassion and cross-border harmony, a three-year-old Afghan girl, Hadia Nesari, was saved by the diligence of Dr Huma Cheema, a Pakistan-based Paediatric Hepatologist, and the liver transplant team at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. The Apollo team comprising of Dr Neerav Goyal, Dr Anupam Sibal, Dr Shishir Parikh, Dr Arun […]

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stations

Keeping in line with our stories which share a theme of organ donation, today we bring you the inspiring story of an individual who is truly 'out there' to spread awareness on organ donation. August 13 is observed as Indian organ donation day and this 68-year-old health ambassador is on a mission to spread awareness on tobacco related diseases and organ donation

Organ donation: Meet a health ambassador who creates awareness on railway stationsAfter retiring from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, 68-year-old Ramesh Dongre took up the mission to educate people about the ill effects of tobacco, about organ donation, noise pollution, cleanliness and so on with the help of a board on Kandivali railway station, Mumbai, for an hour daily. He wears the banner and creates awareness […]
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