First in India and second in world, brain surgery for autism gives new lease of life to a US woman

USA-based Pamela Mehra was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. She was doing well, but eventually started reducing her social interaction with others. After failing to get her treated in the US and Germany, the Mehra’s flew down to India. Jaslok Hospital doctors revived hope of life for Mehra’s with this successful surgery

First in India and second in world, brain surgery for autism gives new lease of life to a US womanIn a first-of-its-kind surgery in India and second in the world, a 42-year-old underwent a deep brain surgery of nucleus accumbens (NAc) for autism and obsessive compulsive behaviour was successfully performed at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre of Mumbai. USA-based Pamela Mehra was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. She was doing well, […]

Tell me my friend, why should I work: An emotional poem penned by a doctor on the recent attacks

Dr Chaitnaya Kulkarni, a resident from Government medical college, Kolhapur, has penned down a poem questioning why patients overlook efforts made by doctors to save their lives and attack them mercilessly. Dr Kulkarni has written this poem following a brutal assault on one of the resident doctors in Dhule, after which 4,500 resident doctors had gone on strike for five days

Tell me my friend, why should I work: An emotional poem penned by a doctor on the recent attacks“Resident doctors work round the clock. Sometimes, the shift duty stretches for 48 hours and for whom do we work? We work because every life is precious for us and in return what do we get? We get abused and assaulted by patients and their relatives,” said Dr Chaitanya Kulkarni, a resident doctor at Government […]

Mumbai doctor wants one specified age law to curb underage drinking, writes to CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra is the only state in India, where the minimum age for alcohol consumption varies for different alcoholic beverages. The permissible age for drinking wine is 18 years, for beer it is 21 years and for hard liquor it is 25 years

Mumbai doctor wants one specified age law to curb underage drinking, writes to CM FadnavisA Mumbai-based doctor has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis demanding one specific age for consumption of any alcoholic beverages in Maharashtra. In a letter dated March 22, Dr Sagar Mundada, Psychiatrist and Youth Wing Chairman IMA (Maharashtra), argues that the state has an irrational law on consumption of alcohol in terms of permissible age. […]

As Maharashtra sizzles above 40 degrees, swine flu cases are on an upswing

As per the data received from the health department, till March, 80 people have died due to swine flu and 353 cases so far have been reported form various hospitals across Maharashtra

As Maharashtra sizzles above 40 degrees, swine flu cases are on an upswingAs India reels under the blistering heat and parts of Maharashtra sizzling above 40 degrees Celsius, the change in weather pattern in March is a great cause of concern for Maharashtra government. As per the health department data, 80 people have died due to swine flu and 353 cases have been reported from various hospitals […]

Exceptional feat: Heart travels 2,000km in record 4 hours from Delhi to Mumbai for transplant

Doctors say this is the first time in India that a donor organ has covered more than 2,000km where the government as well as private entities came forward and ensured that the heart is transplanted in record time of four hours from the time of heart retrieval

Exceptional feat: Heart travels 2,000km in record 4 hours from Delhi to Mumbai for transplantDelhi-Chennai Hospitals created history in India’s organ transplant chapter after heart of a young brain-dead patient was successfully flown from Delhi to Chennai for a transplant on March 29. Doctors say this is the first time in India that a donor organ has covered more than 2,000km where the government as well as private entities […]

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 165 dormitory blocks for cancer afflicted children

A project undertaken by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) in July 2015, the new dormitory blocks will provide shelter to outstation cancer kids and their attendant relatives who come to Mumbai for treatment. Under its Corporate Social Responsibility, MbPT decided to provide the facility through Tata Memorial Hospital

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates 165 dormitory blocks for cancer afflicted childrenOn Thursday Union Minister of Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated 165 dormitory blocks, which has been allotted by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) to Tata Memorial Hospital. “Cancer is the biggest health issue, which is increasing day by day. Among this child cancer is a big worry for us. People come from different parts […]

Jalgaon and Pune report incidents of assault on doctors

Barely after five hours on Wednesday (March 29) evening of the incident wherein two intern doctors were assaulted and beaten up in Thane Civil hospital by a patient and his friends came to light, another incident of vandalism in hospital was reported from Jalgaon district of Maharashtra

Jalgaon and Pune report incidents of assault on doctorsBarely after five hours on Wednesday (March 29) evening of the incident wherein two intern doctors were assaulted and beaten up in Thane Civil hospital by a patient and his friends came to light, another incident of vandalism in hospital was reported from Jalgaon district of Maharashtra. The doctors were assaulted after a pregnant woman […]

Govt warns private hospitals of stern action under non-bailable section for overcharging patients

In January, state government had cracked a whip against the private hospitals for overcharging from patients. State had carried out random surveys on 8 private hospitals in Mumbai. Taking a serious note, Maharashtra government had registered cases against these hospitals

Govt warns private hospitals of stern action under non-bailable section for overcharging patients“Hospitals who are overcharging from patients for medical device and medicines, in the state, will not be spared, stern action will be taken against these hospitals,” said Girish Bapat, Maharashtra’s Food-Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection Minister. Answering a question raised by Congress MLA Sanjay Dutt in the Legislative Council on overpricing of medical stents, Bapat […]

After Bhira, Malegaon burns at 43.2° Celsius; IMD warns of heatwave in North-Central region of Maha

In a forecast, the weather bureau has issued a heatwave warning, especially in the parts of North-Central Maharashtra and in all 11 districts of Vidharbha. Temperature is likely to remain high for next 48 hours

After Bhira, Malegaon burns at 43.2° Celsius; IMD warns of heatwave in North-Central region of MahaWith the temperatures soaring above normal in March, heatwave has gripped Maharashtra and as per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, it is likely to intensify over the next two days. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, a senior IMD official said, “We have issued a heatwave warning, especially for North-Central Maharashtra and in all 11 districts […]

MbPT’s 165 dormitory blocks to give shelter to outstation cancer kids

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate 165 dormitory blocks allotted by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) to Tata Memorial Hospital on March 30. It was initiated on July 23, 2015, as part of MbPT's Corporate Social Responsibility

MbPT’s 165 dormitory blocks to give shelter to outstation cancer kidsOn March 30, Union Minister of Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate 165 dormitory blocks allotted by Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) to Tata Memorial Hospital (a grant-in-aid Institute under the Department of Atomic Energy Government of India) to be made available for free to outstation children cancer patients who come for treatment at […]