#HealthForAll: WHO emphasises on universal health care

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General addressing to the executive board emphasised on the need of having universal health care. The doctors and experts from health care industry in Pune have welcomed the WHO Director General’s initiative

#HealthForAll: WHO emphasises on universal health care  Lack of trust in a doctor-patient relationship can lead to bad outcomes. To help address the issue of the lack of trust between doctors and patients there is a need for a better healthcare system for all. Pune Citizen Doctor Forum (PCDF), a non-profit registered society had organised a seminar on developing a system […]

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awareness

Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has organised ‘organ donation awareness marathon’. The funds raised through marathon will be utilised for the cause of organ donation. Also, a liver transplant recipient will be participating in the marathon

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awarenessThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

‘Need to strengthen patient services in Maharashtra’

A two-day conference in Mumbai has been organised by Pune’s NGO 'Sathi' to bring organisations working on the patient’s rights and the doctors on the same platform. Not only from Mumbai or Pune, the organisations and the doctors will participate from the 12 countries like Srilanka, Nepal and Bangladesh

‘Need to strengthen patient services in Maharashtra’After dissolving the Medical Council of India (MCI), the government replaced it with the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. In this law, issues regarding the provisions for the patients and so on will be discussed in the conference along with the separate law for the patient’s right. Abhijeet More, conveyor of Jan Aarogy Abhiyan, an NGO […]

Help tribals with medicines, appeals doc couple

In order to acquire help for the needy, from the people belonging to the metropolitans, Dr Abhijit Gadevar, medical officer, Gatta Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Gadchiroli, has started a campaign on social media. Through which, one can send the medicines to the tribals on just one click

Help tribals with medicines, appeals doc coupleIn the tribal areas of Gadchiroli, there are no big hospitals. There, primary healthcare is of prime importance. If the necessary healthcare facilities are not provided then it can be risky for the patients. Owing to which, Dr Abhijit Gadevar and his wife took initiatives who are working there since last 5 to 6 months. […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’

Sunday’s Tata Mumbai Marathon ended with a bang. An interesting group participated with an aim to raise awareness regarding Jaipur foot. As a symbolic gesture, 77 participants wore a cap with ‘I love Jaipur Foot’ caption on it

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’If you hit the road to witness or participate the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, you would have seen two tall men on stilts, who walked along the dream run track with a banner, “Make India disability free”, for the inclusion of people from all walks of life. The idea, according to them is about creating awareness. […]

India: 62% women use cloth for menstrual protection

As per the national family health survey (NFHS) IV whose findings were released recently, As many as 62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years still use cloth during menstruation. While in Maharashtra, 50% women use safe methods. The survey included women from the age group of 15 to 24

India: 62% women use cloth for menstrual protection  62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. The survey was conducted in the year 2015-2016. As per the findings of the survey, Majority of women in rural areas did not use a hygienic […]

Pune: Woman with rare condition delivers a baby

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a condition in which arteries of lung and heart get narrowed or blocked. It is a condition in which doctors’ advice not to get pregnant, as it is associated with high mortality rate. Doctors suggest that only 10 to 52 cases per million of PH are reported globally and it carries 30 to 50 per cent mortality rate

Pune: Woman with rare condition delivers a babyExpecting women who were suffering from a rare disease called pulmonary hypertension (PH) successfully delivered babies at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune. Two young women recently delivered babies in the SGH. Dr Shilpa Naik, Gynaecologist at Sassoon hospital Pune, said, “A young woman who was first time pregnant came to us in the condition where her […]

Mumbaikars feel the ‘itch’ as mercury rises

Mumbai’s hot weather poses challenges when it comes to skin care. The sweat, humidity, heat and the UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin by calling for a plethora of skin problems. Experts tell you how to keep the skin conditions at bay and combat the harsh sun

Mumbaikars feel the ‘itch’ as mercury risesSkin care needs during the hot weather are different from the routine you use in the winter.  From increased acne to the dangers of the sun’s UV rays, protecting, hydrating and nourishing the skin during hot weather conditions can be a daunting task.  Shikha Goswami* experienced intense itching all over her body. Owing to which, […]

IMA cautions its members on running illegal pathology labs

Indian Medical Association (IMA), Maharashtra wrote to the President and Secretaries of IMA Local Branches, asking them to ensure that no doctors should run in house pathology lab with the help of technician or should not refer patients to the labs which are independently run by the technicians

IMA cautions its members on running illegal pathology labsAs per the letter: ‘If the doctor refers patients to an illegal lab and treats the patient relying on these reports, it is a breach of medical ethics. The association will not be in a position to help members in any way if they are found guilty of supporting and associating with illegal laboratories’. ‘The Maharashtra […]

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’

Three months post marriage, a couple walked into a city doctor’s clinic with a complaint of the man ‘not performing well’. But his diagnosis, has made the doctors in the city believe that this is a side-effect of excessive pornography and taking up sex as a challenge rather than a pleasurable experience

‘Young men are falling prey to psychogenic erectile dysfunction ’Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ which was released last year, highlighted the issue of erectile dysfunction (ED). Erectile dysfunction is not always a physical problem only. There can be psychogenic causes which may cause or worsen the problem. Psychogenic erectile dysfunction is defined as the persistent inability to achieve or maintain erection satisfactory for […]
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