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 […]

Doc files petition for ‘his’ kidney transplantation

When we hear the word court, we think about cases like crime, divorce, domestic violence and so on. But, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has got one-of-a-kind case of transplantation

Doc files petition for ‘his’ kidney transplantationIn a first, the Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court has got a unique case to decide upon. It’s a case of a 70-year-old, who has filed a petition to acquire a kidney of his slow learner brother as both his kidneys have failed. Dr Atul Pawar (70), from Hadgaon, Nanded district has filed a […]

Know what’s stopping Mumbai men from getting sterilised

In the 2016 to 20117 year, 729 men have undergone vasectomy. From April to December 2017, only 578 men in Mumbai have undergone vasectomy

Know what’s stopping Mumbai men from getting sterilisedAccording to the municipal administration, the number of men who opt for sterilisation has declined in the last seven to eight years. According to the figures released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in the year 2011 to 2012, a total of 1,619 males and 21,062 women have undergone vasectomy. In the 2016 to 20117 […]

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

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 […]

Organ donation: Nashik couple makes rangoli to spread awareness

Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, a couple in Nashik has made a 2,500 sqft huge rangoli

Organ donation: Nashik couple makes rangoli to spread awarenessNashik’s Dharmadhikari couple has being the talk of the town due to their unique 2,500 sqft rangoli to create awareness regarding the organ donation. Since 22 years, Asavari and Satish Dharmadikari, have taken up social causes like ‘Beti Bachao’ and superstitions existing in the country, and are making rangolis on these vital issues. The couple […]

Corporal punishment victim to undergo treatment in Mumbai

Vijaya Chougule, a Kolhapur resident forgot to carry her book to the school. Sounds like a small thing. But, it turned out to be horrendous for her when her teacher punished her by asking her to do 500 sit-ups. Now, Vijaya will seek treatment at KEM Hospital in Mumbai

Corporal punishment  victim to undergo treatment in MumbaiYou must have heard many incidents of teacher pushing the students when they do not complete their homework. But, you would be shocked to hear that in Kolhapur, a teacher punished the student just because she didn’t carry her notebook. Vijaya Chougule, who studies in standard 8 th, was asked to do 500 sit-ups. After […]

Union Cabinet abolishes the Medical Council of India

A bill was proposed to replace Medical Council of India, the apex medical body governing the medical sector. Finally, the central government has taken a huge step by abolishing it

Union Cabinet abolishes the Medical Council of IndiaWith an intention to reform the medical sector, Niti Aayog, had proposed the replacement of Medical Council of India with a new body, National Medical Commission. A bill in this regard, The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2017 was put under the public domain. On Friday, A bill to replace the Medical Council of India […]
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