Elphinstone stampede: PM Narendra Modi takes the note of the situation

On Friday, around 10:30 am due to heavy rains, passengers had gathered on Elphinstone and Parel connecting bridge. The stampede took place on foot over bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations, after which PM Modi took to twitter. Maharashtra Government orders probe

Elphinstone stampede: PM Narendra Modi takes the note of the situationPM Modi tweeted, “My deepest condolences to all those who have lost their lives due to the stampede in Mumbai. Prayers with those who are injured.” He also tweeted, “Situation in Mumbai is being continuously monitored. @PiyushGoyal is in Mumbai taking stock of the situation & ensuring all assistance.” CM Devendra Fadnavis tweeted, “Enquiry will […]

Mumbai: 22 dead, over 39 injured in a stampede at Elphinstone railway station

On Friday, around 10:30 am due to heavy rains, passengers had gathered on Elphinstone and Parel connecting bridge. The stampede took place on foot-over bridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations

Mumbai: 22 dead, over 39 injured in a stampede at Elphinstone railway stationIn a rush-hour stampede, 22 killed (18 male, 4 female)  and over 30 injured, as a crowd tried to leave a narrow foot over-bridge connecting two busy train stations. Injured admitted to KEM Hospital in Parel. While speaking to My Medical Mantra about the unfortunate incident, Niket Kaushik, Railway police commissioner said, “The incident occurred around […]

Meet crusader Mumtaz Shaikh who initiated ‘Right to Pee’ campaign for women

Women are at par with men in many fields. But there is one thing of which, they have been excessively shy about. Yes! That is urinating at public places. Often, women hesitate to discuss this neglected issue. Mumtaz Shaikh, a Mumbaikar, started the campaign 'Right to Pee' with  a simple mantra to fight to provide a basic sanitation facility for women

Meet crusader Mumtaz Shaikh who initiated ‘Right to Pee’ campaign for womenEven after modernisation, women lack those essential sanitation facilities. While the torch bearer Mumtaz Shaikh, has fought a long battle to get toilets for women through her ‘Right to Pee’ movement. Mumtaz Shaikh who works with Committee of Resource Organisation (CORO) since 17 years informed, “The Grass root Fellowship Program is being implemented by this […]

Aaradhya has got a new heart, but paediatric heart transplants remain a challenge

Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants until some years ago. Slowly, the scenario is changing. In the last month, Mumbai witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Still, lot has to be done, in order to raise awareness regarding the same. Here, My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively with regards to the heart transplants but also analyses the challenges behind it

Aaradhya has got a new heart, but paediatric heart transplants remain a challenge    With Aaradhya Mule getting discharged on Wednesday, evening, the question arises is, where are we heading from now on, in terms of paediatric heart transplants? The four year old Mule, waited for about a year-and-a-half in search of a suitable heart. According to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC), out of the twenty-nine heart […]

Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new home

After a relentless battle, four-year-old Aaradhya Mule left for home with a new heart beating inside her. Her parents are grateful for the prayers and good wishes that helped them tide over all difficulties

Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new homeAfter spending 22 days in the hospital, little spirited Aaradhya Mule was discharged on Wednesday, evening. Finally, the tiny brave girl’s ordeal has ended after a year-and-a-half. The family, who have received love and support in the time of deep crisis, said this is nothing short of a miracle. Now, smiling Aaradhya has left Fortis […]

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: Study

On the eve of the World Heart Day that is celebrated on September 29, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ highlights barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. It revealed startling city-specific facts, including age-specific and gender-specific barriers that come in the way of people being able to put efforts to have a healthy heart

Temptation of tasty food, a barrier to maintain healthy heart: StudySeptember 29 is celebrated as the World Heart Day. And on this occasion, a study done by AC Nielson and vetted by Medical Nutrition Foundation has published the findings of the study. The study titled ‘Saffolalife study 2017’ has highlighted the barriers faced by Indians in leading a healthy life for a healthy heart. The study […]

Heart affair: The ‘Man’ behind Aaradhya’s heart now aims to save more lives

Yogesh Mule, Aaradhya’s father has been championing the cause of spreading awareness about heart transplants. Ever since, April 2016, when the Mule’s realised about Aaradhya’s heart ailment, the family is advocating organ donation. Mule further said that it should be taught in schools in order to create awareness. In fact, he has already helped a Sadgir family to take care of their son Krushna post his heart transplant

Heart affair: The ‘Man’ behind Aaradhya’s heart now aims to save more livesYogesh Mule has been very instrumental and vocal about spreading awareness about heart transplants. But ever since his little angel, Aaradhya got a heart on September 5, he has tried helping out others at the hospital. Krushna Sadgir came to Fortis hospital, Mulund with a similar heart condition as that of Aaradhya. On September 20, […]

Touch his right hand, and he gets epileptic seizures

A Mumbai boy has a peculiar trigger for epilepsy; he gets seizures if his right hand is touched. While some doctors say this could be a result of deprivation of oxygen in the brain at the time of birth, others say most people with reflex epilepsy get the seizures with spontaneous or unprovoked stimuli

Touch his right hand, and he gets epileptic seizuresShreedhar Joshi (name changed) was just three days old when he got his first epileptic attack. His paediatrician in Malad prescribed medicines, but the little boy’s health issues did not end there. When he was six months old, he suffered a terrible fall at home following which he would suffer from at least four seizures […]

Why paediatric heart transplant needs more awareness in India?

In India, paediatric heart transplants are rare, whereas, the International Society for heart and lung transplant figures says that approximately 500 to 600 paediatric heart transplants take place globally and 12 per cent of those transplants are done upon children. In India, the scenario is worrisome, as paediatric heart transplants are peculiar and challenging in nature

Why paediatric heart transplant needs more awareness in India?As time passes by, one of the most important lessons that should be taught to our children is a lesson regarding the topic organ donation. It was only yesterday that we celebrated the reception of a heart for Aaradhya, a three-and-half-year-old girl hailing from Navi Mumbai. Dr Anvay Mulay, head of cardiac transplant team, Fortis […]

Mumbai building collapse: ‘Cellphone’ saves second life

On Thursday, five-storeyed building collapsed in south Mumbai's Bhendi Bazaar. On Friday, the death toll rose to 34. Amongst those who came back alive, was Afzal Shaikh. Shaikh was trapped under the rubble. Finally, he was able to contact the police and was saved on time. Afzal Sheikh was as lucky as Ahmed Ali, who got a new lease of life due to his cell phone.

Mumbai building collapse: ‘Cellphone’ saves second life‘Miracles do happen’, proved to be right in case of Afzal Shaikh, who was pulled out of the Bhendi Bazaar building collapse. In his case, his mobile proved to be a boon for him and helped him get a new lease of life. Afzal Sheikh, who works in a Taylor’s shop at the ground floor, […]