A teenager’s journey after 300 sit-ups and 26 days of recovery

In her exclusive interview to My Medical Mantra, Vijaya Chougule spoke about the 300 sit-ups that she was made to do in her class and how the following 26 days has been very difficult for her. She recollects almost everything perfectly, yet triumphs her fears by recovering physically as well as getting treated to heal herself psychologically

A teenager’s journey after 300 sit-ups and 26 days of recoveryAccording to doctors who are treating her at the KEM Hospital in Mumbai, she has surely improved. She will be discharged on Wednesday. Vijaya’s 26-long-days’ painful journey:   Currently, Vijaya has started walking after 26 days of constant treatment Vijaya will be discharged from the hospital on Wednesday She is gradually trying to cope with her […]

‘Her’ legs have stopped shivering after 25 days

Kolhapur’s Standard 8 th student Vijaya Chougule, was punished by her teacher and was asked to do 500 sit-ups, as she forgot to carry her notebook. After 300 sit-ups she collapsed on the ground. Immediately, she was rushed to Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Kolhapur. For further treatment, she was shifted to the KEM Hospital. Now, Vijaya’s health has improved in two days and her legs have stopped shaking after 25 days

‘Her’ legs have stopped shivering after 25 daysVijaya’s legs have stopped shaking after 25 days with the help of medicines. She has shown improvement within two days after being admitted to the KEM Hospital Though, she needs support to walk. Now, her father is relieved as there is improvement in her health. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Nivrutti Chougule, Vijaya’s father said, […]

Premature ovarian failure tied to premature menopause

Changing lifestyle is one of the major reasons for premature ovarian failure which can also lead to premature menopause in women at a very early age, stated the Pune doctors. Also, the doctors are witnessing a rise in the cases of ovarian failure because of the changing lifestyle. Apart from the inability to conceive a child naturally, women suffering from pre-mature menopause are at a high risk of osteoporosis, dementia and heart related issues

Premature ovarian failure tied to premature menopauseIn Premature ovarian failure (POF) cases, women as young as 30-years-old face menopausal symptoms. POF is a condition where there is a physiological decrease in the number of eggs at a younger age. Lifestyle changes such as smoking, previous ovarian surgeries, anticancer therapies and familial POF are some of the reasons for low ovarian reserve […]

Mumbai fire: Mirza family loses their two sons

On Monday, 12 people died in a fire that broke out at a shop on Khairani road, Sakinaka in the early morning hours. The fire broke out at namkeen shop Bhanu Farsan. The fire was extinguished with the help of 3 fire engines, 4 jumbo tankers and 108 ambulances. But, in this gruesome incident, the Mirzas have lost their two sons. After which, the Mirzas are in the state of shock and immense pain

Mumbai fire: Mirza family loses their two sonsOn Monday, early morning, a major fire broke out at Bhanu farsan namkeen shop at Khairani road, Sakinaka, Mumbai. 12 people died in the unfortunate incident. Nayeem Mirza (18) and Waseem Mirza (24) were cousins, who worked in the Bhanu Farsan shop since past five to six months. Their bodies have been identified by their […]

Soon: Maha to establish ‘Haffkine Institute’ as a pharma company

The Maharashtra government is going to run the ‘Haffkine Institute’ as a pharmaceutical company, which is the world leader in polio vaccine production. On Monday, Girish Bapat, Food and Drug Administration Minister, said in the Legislative Assembly, that the government is making efforts to make it the world’s number one, by giving more funds for research

Soon: Maha to establish ‘Haffkine Institute’ as a pharma companyFormer Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, had asked a question about the tendering process for procuring polio vaccine. To which, Girish Bapat, Food and Drug Administration Minister, said, “ ‘Haffkine Institute’ has a major hand in producing vaccine for eliminating polio. A committee of the Chief Secretaries has been appointed to investigate the technical issues […]

Mumbai fire: An eyewitness narrates the horrific incident

On Monday, early morning, a major fire broke out at Bhanu farsan namkeen shop at Khairani road, Sakinaka, Mumbai. 12 people died in the unfortunate incident. Akhilesh Tiwari, who is an eyewitness to it, lost his elder brother Mahesh Tiwari (35)

Mumbai fire: An eyewitness narrates the horrific incidentAccording to eyewitness Akhilesh Tiwari, around 2:30 am to 3:00 am, the wire caught fire, while 20 to 22 people were  working in the shop. Tiwari and the others were sleeping then. After which, he could feel the flames. Later, the whole floor caught fire along with the shop and there was no way out. […]

Mumbai fire: ‘Then, Sonu would have been alive’

Sonu’s cousin Arjun, is shocked by his untimely death, and is going through the emotional turbulence. With teary eyes he said, “Sonu is my younger brother. Since past two months, he was working at Bhanu farsan namkeen shop. We used to always tell him to leave the job and come home at Kalyan. But, he didn't listen. We had asked him to take a leave on Monday. Still, he didn’t listen and left for work at late night. After which, we got the information of this unfortunate incident"

Mumbai fire: ‘Then, Sonu would have been alive’  Early morning, a major fire broke out at Bhanu farsan namkeen shop at Khairani road, Sakinaka, Mumbai, in which Sonu Ramganesh Gupta (18), lost his life. Since past two months, Sonu was working in Bhanu farsan namkeen shop Khairani road, Sakinaka, Mumbai. He belonged to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh. One year ago, to earn money, […]

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’

As a part of our affordable transplant series, we take a look at how transplants in the country need to be made affordable for everyone. As per experts, private hospitals are not very feasible when it comes to organ transplants

‘Affordable transplants are the need of the hour’Organ donation can save and enrich lives. Unfortunately, the need for organ donors is much greater than the number of people who actually donate. If you look around you, you will most definitely come across at least one person requiring an organ transplant. But, the scenario is changing. The year 2017, recorded the highest cadaver organ […]

Scary sit-ups: ‘She is still shivering and has lost her self-confidence’

Her legs are still shivering, she cannot walk, she is in immense pain, and she is scared and has lost her self-confidence. Innocent Vijaya Chougule is still trying to get answers to why she was subjected to such cruelty? “We tried talking to her, to help her get through her agony. Though, she talks but she is still in a state of shock,” informed her father

Scary sit-ups: ‘She is still shivering and has lost her self-confidence’Kolhapur’s Standard 8 th student Vijaya Chougule, was punished by her teacher and was asked to do 500 sit-ups, as she forgot to carry her notebook. After 300 sit-ups she collapsed on the ground. Immediately, she was rushed to Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Kolhapur. Now, for the further treatment, she has been […]

In India, a new heart comes at a heavy price

Heart transplant surgery can save lives but costs between Rs18-25lakh for an adult in India at private hospitals. Government hospitals don’t offer heart transplants. My Medical Mantra understand from experts why the surgery and post-operative care continues to remain expensive in the country

In India, a new heart comes at a heavy priceIn International Congestive Heart Failure (INTER-CHF) study in April 2017, an estimated 5.4 million heart failure patients reside in India and the number of heart failures is expected to grow further. The study revealed that 46 per cent of heart failure patients die within one-year due to cardiac reason. Therefore, the need of the hour is to develop […]
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