Having periods is the first important step post-surgery: India’s first uterus recipient

Doctors, who have confirmed that the 21-year-old from Solapur has started menstruating, say this is an indication that the transplanted organ is functioning normally

Having periods is the first important step post-surgery: India’s first uterus recipientThe first woman to have undergone uterine transplant in India has begun menstruating. Sharing her emotional journey, the 21-year-old from Solapur said she is happy and the reason she went ahead with the surgery is that she ‘wanted to experience what it is like to be a woman’. She was born without a uterus and […]

IMA to work in tandem with state govt and BMC to combat swine flu

The number of swine flu cases in the state, has risen alarmingly in the month of June. According to the information released by Public Health Department of BMC, the number of swine flu cases has increased in June which had shown slow progression till the month of May

IMA to work in tandem with state govt and BMC to combat swine fluMembers of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) Mumbai branch met with Maharashtra Health Minister, Dr Deepak Sawant on the backdrop of the number of rising cases of swine flu and the possible danger of the spread of dengue. At the meeting, cause and preventive measures of these two diseases were discussed. It was also decided […]

Mumbai Hospital performs first robotic kidney transplant surgery in Maharashtra

An Andheri resident was admitted to the hospital with renal failure. His wife Leena decided to donate her kidney to set her husband Murlidharan back on the path of recovery. The family agreed to go in for robotic surgery, after they were apprised about the latest technology and its benefits, including lesser risk of infection, less pain, and faster recovery

Mumbai Hospital performs first robotic kidney transplant surgery in MaharashtraCN Murlidharan (59) is all set to return home after becoming the first person to undergo a robotic kidney transplant in Maharashtra. Murlidharan was operated on July 2 by Dr Inderbir Gill, Head of Department, Urology and Robotics at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital (HNRF), who led the team of doctors at HNRF The Andheri […]

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctor

Children growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a UNICEF study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’. City-based doctors say that people should have trust on Government hospitals as they provide better healthcare services at affordable prices

People not trusting govt hospitals is a major concern, says city-based doctorChildren growing up in poverty are nearly twice as likely to die before they turn five as compared to children growing up in better circumstances, said a United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) study ‘Narrowing the Gaps’, which was released on Monday. Moreover, the study enumerates that most of these deaths could be prevented with low […]

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne disease

The maximum number of cases of the vector-borne disease was reported from Kerala with 9,104 followed by Tamil Nadu with 4,174 till July 2. As many as 10,952 chikungunya cases have also been reported in the country till July 2. Karnataka has recorded highest number of cases with 4,047

Health ministry gears up to tackle vector-borne diseaseThe Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, held a high level meeting to review the preparedness of the Health Ministry for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya) in the country today. During the meeting, Nadda asked the states for mounting aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on […]

Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti awards doctors for their selfless service to society

The organisation holds this function each year to express gratitude towards the doctors who work selflessly with utmost devotion for the well-being of destitute patients.  This year the organisation marked the eighth year of this ceremony

Nana Palkar Smriti Samiti awards doctors for their selfless service to societyNana Palkar Smriti Samiti felicitated distinguished doctors at a function held in Mumbai. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Chief Medical Officer of Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital and Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi Professor and Head and Neck cancer Surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital along with Dr Ramchnadra Godbole, an Ayurvedic doctor who has been offering medical services in in the tribal […]

Diabetic patient gets a new lease of life after kidney and pancreas transplant

This was the second kidney and pancreas transplant conducted in the state of Maharashtra. A diabetic patient who was suffering from a kidney failure underwent kidney and pancreas transplant. However, pancreas transplant are still rare in India. There is an immediate need to promote pancreas transplant

Diabetic patient gets a new lease of life after kidney and pancreas transplantAfter a 41 year-old accident victim was declared brain dead. The victim’s kidney and pancreas were transplanted to a 27-year-old IT professional Bhagavata, from Chennai who was suffering from renal failure and severe diabetes, which had damaged his kidney. The liver was transplanted to a 62 year old patient from Baramati who was suffering from […]

Meet a doctor who treats homeless for free

Dr Abhijeet Sonawane who works for the homeless and beggars, believes that only medicines alone cannot cure a disease. Care and mental support plays a vital role in boosting a person’s will power to get better and live a healthy life

Meet a doctor who treats homeless for freeIn most cases it is we who go to visit a doctor when we are unwell, but a doctor in Pune is doing something unique to help people in need of medical help. In Indian society, we regard doctors at saviours; this doctor visits religious places and helps the poor and elderly with their health […]

State medical council asks doctors to submit one-year bond certificate to renew registrations

Maharashtra Medical Council said this move aims at zeroing in on doctors who have studied in state-run and BMC-run colleges but have not completed one-year bond and / or cleared the fees

State medical council asks doctors to submit one-year bond certificate to renew registrationsMaharashtra government has found a unique way to net doctors, who have completed their degrees from state medical colleges but have not completed the required one-year bond service. The Maharashtra Medical Council (MCC), in a circular dated June 30, has asked the doctors, who have completed their graduation / post-graduation / super speciality / degree […]