Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in India

Doctors say while this procedure is life-saving, a lot of patients have to delay it because they are unable to find donor and / or gather funds required for the surgery and post-operative medication and care

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in IndiaIndia not only has around 2,000 liver transplant surgeries each year, it is also one of the few countries that have a sizable number of living liver donors. According to reports, liver transplant is an established means of treatment for end stage liver disease. Though this is a life-saving procedure, several patients face constraints due […]

Asha: Govt to distribute free contraceptives

In order to abort the child, many women approach hospitals for abortion or consume pills which are available online. But, this can be harmful for them. With an aim to increase the use of contraception inn women, Department of Family Welfare and Planning is taking efforts

Asha: Govt to distribute free contraceptives‘Antara’ injection was available earlier in private hospitals. However, women could not afford as it was costly. Owing to which, the state government made it available for women in the municipal and government hospitals. To increase the use contraception and to safeguard the health of the couple, family welfare department has taken initiative to provide […]

New Year: FDA to curb food adulteration

Whole country is eagerly waiting to celebrate New Year and people are taking efforts to make their celebration the special one. When we take about celebrations, the food is the integral part. On December 31, Food is in lot more demand in clubs, restaurants, hotels and dhaba, which can encourage food adulteration. To stop it, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is taking extra precautions

New Year: FDA to curb food adulterationAccording to the information given by the FDA official, from December 15 to 31, a special movement will be carried out in Mumbai and the areas nearby. If the food is being prepared in the untidy place or the food is being adulterated. Then, the FDA will take a stern action against the seller. Shailesh […]

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?

In the year 2010, the central government introduced Clinical Establishment Act in order to stop ill practices in the private health sector. This law has been enacted in all the Union Territories and four states. In Maharashtra, since the year 2014, this bill is with finance department for the approval. Few days ago, after two hospitals were accused of overbilling and declaring the new born dead, the union health minister has asked to implement the act

Maha to implement Clinical Establishment act soon?With an aim to protect the interests of patients, the state government is all set to implement the Clinical Establishment Act. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister informed regarding this in Maharashtra assembly. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, “State government is making efforts to implement central government’s Clinical Establishment Act. State government is […]

Gadget addicted youngsters struggle to breathe, say docs

Mumbai has recently come under scrutiny for its unpredictable weather and pollution related smog. With smog hitting the city, it seemed obvious that the respiratory illness will go higher. Surprisingly, chest physicians in the city say that, what seems to be a menace in the youth today is anxiety induced breathlessness

Gadget addicted youngsters struggle to breathe, say docs  If you thought asthma is triggered by pollution and smog in the city, you may be wrong. According to the city chest physicians, anxiety induced breathlessness seems to be a menace in the youth today which is commonly caused by gadget addiction. For the 23-year-old Sneha Sharma (name changed), Mumbai has been her city […]

Maha: 81 bogus doctors nabbed in three months

The number of bogus doctors in the state has gone up. The checking carried out in the 37,000 and 68 hospitals. Amongst which, 6,742 have not abided by the laws

Maha: 81 bogus doctors nabbed in three monthsFrom March 15 to May 31, the health department had conducted a checking in the hospitals across the state. In which, 81 bogus doctors were found. Amongst which, an FIR is registered on 20 doctors. This information was given by Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister in the Maharashtra assembly. The checking carried out […]

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weak

Farmer Sunil Shinde and his family sold their four-acre plot to undergo kidney transplant six months ago. He needs a repeat transplant for not being able to afford expensive post-care

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weakWhen Anita Shinde sold their four-acre agricultural land for her husband’s kidney transplant, little did she know that this would come to nought. Sunil, a 41-year-old farmer from Varud village in Ahmednagar district, needs yet another kidney transplant as the previous procedure could not meet with success due to medical complications. “He was undergoing dialysis […]

Pathologists should only carry out the blood tests, says SC

Pathologist is one who identifies diseases and conditions by studying abnormal cells and tissues. But, in Mumbai and other states, the number of bogus pathologists has gone up. To run the laboratory, the pathologist has to take ‘MBBS’ and the pathology degree. But, sometimes, instead of expert doctors, lab technicians give blood reports to the patients. After examining the blood report, the doctors treat patients. As, the wrong report can be risky for the patients

Pathologists should only carry out the blood tests, says SC  According to Supreme Court’s decision, now, those who have ‘pathology’ degree will only be able to conduct blood test. And those pathologists who are registered with Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) will only have to conduct tests. Those who have ‘pathology’ degree will only be able to run the laboratory. Untrained people shouldn’t be given […]

‘AC’ must in chemists shop: FDA’s order irks chemists

According to Food and Drug Administration’s rule, to maintain the quality of the medicines and the chemical reactions in it, AC should be switched on in the chemist shop and the temperature should be maintained at 25 degree celsius. But, since this rule is not followed by the chemists, FDA has started taking action against them

‘AC’ must in chemists shop: FDA’s order irks chemistsThis decision of the FDA has received flake from the chemists and druggists. In Mumbai, the climate keeps on changing. Why there is a need of switching on the AC, during the monsoon and the winter? Is the question asked by the chemists and druggists. In public hospitals, there is no facility of the Ac. […]

Mumbai docs remove bullet from man’s nose without surgery

For the 25-year-old, vegetable vendor from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, the evening of December 6 proved to be horrendous and life took a U-turn. At 6.30 pm, he winded up with his daily chore and collected all his money. Soon the tables turned as it was the last time he could see through his left eye

Mumbai docs remove bullet from man’s nose without surgeryAshok Pandey was a happy-go-lucky man, who earned his livelihood by selling vegetables. Like every day, he went to sell vegetables but little did he know that the last Wednesday would be fatal for him. On December 6, Pandey who is a vegetable vendor from Uttar Pradesh, left for home with his day’s earnings. On […]
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