Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’

Navratri may have ended, but we are continuing our series on organ transplant coordinators whose work has helped change the lives of others. Today’s transplant coordinator didn’t know that she was going to be doing this job, this responsibility was suddenly thrust upon her but she readily accepted the challenge. She has seen some difficult cases, but she has not let anything affect her resilient spirit

Organ donation: ‘Every cadaver donation, motivates me to go forward’An organ transplant coordinator has to remain on their toes. Their mind needs to be alert. For them, every day poses a new challenge. They know their task is not so easy, but the confidence which beams from them, suggests that it is not difficult either. They give their best through a selfless gesture to […]

Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’

This Navratri season, My Medical Mantra brings you inspirational and heart-warming stories of organ transplant coordinators who do everything they can to ensure that a person gets a second chance to live. They are the unsung heroes who still remain motivated in the face of failure

Organ donation: ‘We are just mediators, real heroes are the donor’s family’Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. Today, we introduce you to Sharmila Padhye, a 51-year-old Medical Social Worker (MSW), from Sahyadri Hospital, Pune, who has been doing […]

Navratri Special: Educating police about organ donation is the need to hour

We all know that one brain-dead donor can save eight innocent lives. But, there are many unsung heroes who spend countless nights anxiously, just to save a life. The life of an organ transplant coordinator is not an easy one, as their work is not an easy task

Navratri Special: Educating police about organ donation is the need to hourToday, My Medical Mantra brings you the story of Dr Sabeena Shaikh, an organ transplant coordinator and Assistant Director Medical Administration, who works at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai. She has been instrumental behind saving the lives of hundreds of people Counselling the family of a brain-dead patient, and convincing them to donate organs, is the toughest […]

Organ donation: ‘Never give up, your work helps give a person new life’

They are a beacon of hope for people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. They are the unsung heroes who still remain motivated in the face of failure. They don’t let ‘noes’ stop them, they work hard and give it their best for one ‘yes’

Organ donation: ‘Never give up, your work helps give a person new life’This Navratri season, My Medical Mantra brings you inspirational and heart-warming stories of organ transplant coordinators who do everything they can to ensure that a person gets a second chance to live In conversation with Surekha Joshi, an organ transplant coordinator, we ask her what has changed on this front from the time that she […]

Organ donation: ‘Noes’ don’t deter her, as one ‘yes’ can save many lives

They are a beacon of hope for people who have been waitlisted for an organ transplant. Through their efforts, someone gets a new lease of life. Their job is not an easy one as they have to gain the trust and confidence of strangers in a short span of time. This Navratri season, My Medical Mantra brings you inspirational and heart-warming stories of organ transplant coordinators who do everything they can to ensure that a person gets a second chance to live

Organ donation: ‘Noes’ don’t deter her, as one ‘yes’ can save many livesShe has spent several sleepless nights and at the times the day also stretches for too long. Day in, day out the mental pressure keeps piling up. There is no certainty that she will get a ‘yes.’ But she clings to the ray of hope that is she works hard someone’s life will be saved. […]

Is Mumbai open defecation free? Photojournalist exposes the grim reality

India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, may have been declared open defecation free, but a photo exhibition suggests otherwise as it aims to highlight the plight of lakhs of people who have to defecate in the open not due to choice, but because they have no other option. This exhibition is a result of five years of work by Mumbai-based photojournalist Sachin Haralkar

Is Mumbai open defecation free? Photojournalist exposes the grim reality  Mumbai is known across the country as the city of dreams, it is also the financial capital of India. Hundreds of people across the state and country pour into the city to seek a living as it is the land of opportunity. While it may appear to be a fairly progressive city in India […]

#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

It is doctor’s responsibility to taking care of patients. Sometimes doctors tend to ignore their health. But, Padma Shri Awardee Dr TP Lahane is an exception. Dr Lahane is a go getter, fitness enthusiast and a discipline eater who never gives his workout a miss. According to him, staying fit; can only pave a way towards a healthy life. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Lahane revealed his stay-fit formulas

#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantraDr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]

#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan

Mandira Bedi grabbed the eyeballs with TV shows like ‘Shanti’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, for playing Preeti in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and for proving that women can host cricket matches too. She has tried everything from acting to anchoring and even fashion designing and aced it all. In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire her for being a fitness icon. Here, the 45-year-old yummy mummy, who is committed to her fitness routine, reveals what keeps her looking super svelte and fit!

#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet planKnown for her fit frame and vivacious personality and having won a stunt show on television, Mandira Bedi is considered an epitome of fitness. Mandira who has the most captivating and fit body is very much disciplined about her workout and her diet plan. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I […]

Can we promise pregnancy to every woman today?

Today, fertility treatment is purely scientific and precise, targeted to determining the cause and treating it. Besides, almost every hurdle can be overcome with the help of amazing options. For example, a woman without a uterus can still have her own child by borrowing another’s womb!

Can we promise pregnancy to every woman today?In a normal couple During normal sexual activity, semen which consist of millions of sperms, is deposited in the vagina. From there the active and motile sperms travel into the fallopian tube to meet the egg which is released from the ovary once a month. This is where fertilization of the egg occurs. The fertilised […]

Russian woman who grew beard after son’s birth, finally able to lead normal life successful treatment

What if you had a condition which slowly isolated you from everyone that you loved? It would make your life so difficult that you couldn’t live without a mask to hide your face, making your self-esteem crash. This is what happened to a mother in Russia and it is the story of how she got help and redemption to overcome a rare condition called ‘hirsutism’

Russian woman who grew beard after son’s birth, finally able to lead normal life successful treatmentA mother who grew a beard after giving birth and refused to let her husband kiss her finally ditches the surgical mask she wore at all times, after treatment eliminated her stubble. She is finally able to go outside without a mask for the first time in years after successful treatment for hirsutism. Svetlana Savchenkova, […]
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