Mumbai police constable donates blood, saves life

Whether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai policemen work 24/7 to ensure the citizen’s safety. Similarly, on March 24, a Mumbai policeman helped a citizen by donating his blood

Mumbai police constable donates blood, saves lifeThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the […]

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has been an integral part of India’s DNA and culture, says Hardeep Singh Puri

India is set to host the 8th 3R Regional Forum in Asia and the Pacific in its cleanest city, Indore from 9-12 April, 2018 co-organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) Government of India, the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MOEJ), and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), under the theme of Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air through 3R and Resource Efficiency- A 21st Century Vision for Asia-Pacific Communities

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle has been an integral part of India’s DNA and culture, says Hardeep Singh PuriInefficient waste management has serious consequences on health and environment and can be most effectively tackled through an integrated approach consisting of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle). This year, the Forum, which is expected to have representation from 45 countries in Asia and the Pacific region, will be inaugurated by the Lok Sabha Speaker, […]

NMC Bill: IMA calls indefinite strike on April 2

Indian Medical Association, after a maha panchayat in New Delhi on Sunday in which about 25,000 doctors and medical students participated, has declared that doctors across the country will go on an indefinite strike from April 2 if the government does not remove controversial clauses from the National Medical Commission Bill. Although, on Mrach 27, it will be tabled in the session and a call on strike will be taken based on what government does, said Dr Shivkumar Utture, President Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC)

NMC Bill: IMA calls indefinite strike on April 225, 000 doctors and medical students converged at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi for Mahapanchayatto express their concern and anger on the National Medical Commission Bill. Junior doctors, service doctors, members from the speciality organisations besides members of Indian Medical Association assembled for the Mahapanchayat. The medical students from all the medical colleges of […]

Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hour

The Lung India’s January edition this year had published a study done by doctors from The National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi which said at the completion of MDR-TB treatment, although patients become negative bacteriologically, significant numbers of patients were left with persistent symptoms, CXR abnormality, lung function impairment, and impaired quality of life

Medical management and social support post treatment of MDR-TB is the need of the hourWith studies showing the need for pulmonary rehabilitation in case of drug resistant tuberculosis patients post treatment, the Maharashtra State Anti TB Association has started a model Pulmonary Rehabilitation Centre at its premises in Sewri. The study, in its conclusion, emphasised on importance of long term follow ups to understand the overall impact of the […]

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM Fadnavis

With the on-going urgency to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) in the country, by taking a massive step, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to the Chief Ministyer Devendra Fadnavis in support to eliminate the disease

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM FadnavisIndia continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). In India, an estimated 27.9 lakh patients were suffering from TB in 2016 and up to 4.23 lakh patients were estimated to have died during the year. In a […]

#EndTB summit: ‘Team India is determined to eradicate TB’ says PM Modi

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Delhi End TB Summit at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. The Prime Minister launched Tuberculosis Free India Campaign, which will take the activities of National Strategic Plan- NSP for TB elimination forward in Mission mode. The Summit is being co-hosted by the Health Ministry, World Health Organisation (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office and Stop TB Partnership

#EndTB summit: ‘Team India is determined to eradicate TB’ says PM ModiIndia continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). On PM Modi’s direction, a national strategic plan has been developed to eradicate TB by the year 2020 to 2025.  With the funding of around Rs 12,000 crore over […]

EndTB: Doctors and chemists to be jailed, if they don’t notify TB

Doctors, private hospital's, chemists and pharmacists, who will fail to notify the TB patients to the government, shall have to face jail term. With an aim to eradicate TB by 2025 union government has issued a notification on Tuesday. With the new notification in place, it is mandatory for the clinical establishments, doctors, chemist and health workers to notify TB patients. Failing to adhere the order, shall attract jail term from six months to two years

EndTB: Doctors and chemists to be jailed, if they don’t notify TBFor the first time, the union government has initiated a stern action, against the clinical establishments, doctors, chemists and pharmacists, who will fail to notify TB with the government authorities. Government has issued a notification pertaining to this on Tuesday. After notifying TB as a infectious disease in 2012, for the first time government has decided […]

World Water Day: Drink safe, clean, boiled water

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22 to focus on the importance of access to clean and fresh water, sanitation, and hygiene, which are huge challenges in developing nations in particular. The need for clean drinking water cannot be overemphasised, as contaminated water (in water bodies) can lead to a whole host of ailments such as gastrointestinal infection, cholera, and dysentery, which can cause life-threatening forms of diarrhoea

World Water Day: Drink safe, clean, boiled waterIn 2010, the United Nations’ General Assembly recognised water and sanitation as human rights. It is not just about access to water, but it is also about the quality of water people drink. There are more than 663 million people around the world who live without supply of safe water near their homes; several people […]

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practices

Mumbai Police issued an e-Challan to actor Kunal Khemu who posted an apology on Twitter for riding a sports bike without helmet. After which the actor apologised and accepted the punishment. So, to ensure the safety of citizens, on the occasion of World Head Injury Awareness Day on March 20, Fortis Hospitals- Mulund, Mahim and Navi Mumbai along with the city’s traffic department organised a day-long initiative aimed at creating awareness amongst motorists and pedestrians about road safety, importance of usage of helmets, seatbelts, and most importantly, following lane discipline

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practicesThe day long initiative was conducted at the Bandra and Mahim junctions, Shivaji Circle, Navi Mumbai and Bhandup-Sonapur and Nahur-Airoli junctions respectively. The team educated motorists about traffic rules and shared information about first aid, to equip motorists to tackle accidents. With the growing number of road accidents in the country, the initiative was a […]

Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipient

Sweden D’souza was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in 2015, received a heart from a 20-year-old donor from Indore in Jan 2016. Today, she leads a normal life. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, her father talks about the importance of organ donation and Sweden’s journey till now. Also, last year, she successfully passed her HSC exams securing a first class!

Journey of Mumbai’s first paediatric heart transplant recipientAbout two years ago, in 2015 Vikhroli’s resident Anthony D’Souza and his wife were shocked when they learnt that their beloved daughter Sweden, aged 17 at the time, was diagnosed with end stage heart disease. All they knew then was that she ardently needed a heart transplant. It was on January 2, 2016, that the […]