Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplant

Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, Dr Shailesh Puntambekar has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known as the “Pune Technique” globally

Know about Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who will perform India’s first uterus transplantDr Shailesh Puntambekar is a cancer surgeon specialised in laparoscopic cancer surgery. He is heading the Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, a centre for advanced laparoscopy and robotic surgery in Pune. Considered as an expert in laparoscopic pelvic surgery and gynaecological cancer surgery in the world, he has developed laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for cancer cervix known […]

Nadda inaugurates national training for universal screening, control of common NCDs

Under the universal screening of common NCDs program everyone above the age of 30 will be screened in 100 districts of India in first phase. Gradually, it will cover the entire country and around 50 crore people will be covered

Nadda inaugurates national training for universal screening, control of common NCDsThe Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, JP Nadda, inaugurated the National Training for Universal Screening and Control of five Common Non-Communicable diseases (NCDs). The five common NCDs include hypertension, diabetes and three common cancers: cervix, breast and oral cavity, here today. “In the last three years our efforts have been towards building a […]

Now, researchers develop brain on chip

ANU researchers grew the brain cells on a semiconductor wafer patterned with nanowires, which act as a scaffold to guide growth of brain cells and can lead to development of prosthetics for brain

Now, researchers develop brain on chipResearchers at ANU have developed a suitable material which allows brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which can lead to development of prosthetics for brain. Researchers grew the brain cells on a semiconductor wafer patterned with nanowires, which act as a scaffold to guide growth of brain cells. Lead researcher Dr Vini Gautam […]

Maharashtra to get 20 bike ambulances, pilot project to be initiated in Mumbai and Melghat

The plan to have bike ambulances was announced by state Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant in 2015. The state’s plan to have bike ambulance will be launched in first week of June and is on lines of London's bike ambulances

Maharashtra to get 20 bike ambulances, pilot project to be initiated in Mumbai and MelghatAfter Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, Maharashtra is set to have bike ambulances. State Health Minister has confirmed that 20 bike ambulances will be launched in first week of June in the state, of which 10 will be deployed in Mumbai. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Sawant said other 10 bike ambulances are for […]

Medication error ‘melts’ woman’s skin

Khaliah Shaw’s life takes an unpredictable turn after the medication prescribed to her to deal with depression backfires. Her skin was burning from the inside out after first two weeks of its consumption and her sweat glands melted. She was lamotrigine in 2014

Medication error ‘melts’ woman’s skinA Georgia woman went to the doctor because she was depressed. This was three years ago. The medication prescribed to her did work initially, but then blisters broke out all over her body. “Everything was OK,” said 26-year-old Khaliah Shaw, for the first two weeks, until she started experiencing excruciating pain. “It felt like I […]

Bollywood’s action hero meets PM Narendra Modi, tells him about his film ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’

Akshay Kumar had earlier met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and proposed the idea of toilet booth in Maharashtra. Kumar tweeted about his meeting to discuss how his upcoming film is inspired by PM’s clean India campaign with a picture on social media

Bollywood’s action hero meets PM Narendra Modi, tells him about his film ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’After proposing the ‘Toilet Booth’ idea to Maharashtra’s CM Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai earlier this month, Bollywood actor Akahsy Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the capital on Tuesday (May 9). Kumar tweeted his picture with PM Modi, stating that he met the PM to discuss about his upcoming film, ‘Toilet – Ek Prem […]

Doctor answers call of duty, dodges naxals to treat jawans injured in naxal attack

Dr Charanjeet Singh Saluja, a 40-year-old doctor, was advised against going to the naxal-prone area risking his life, but he paid no heed to the warning. Dr Saluja reached Bhamragarh after the naxal attack and saved lives of injured jawans

Doctor answers call of duty, dodges naxals to treat jawans injured in naxal attackDr Charanjeet Singh Saluja’s made a brave decision to put his duty as a doctor above his life, ignoring the risk involved in reaching Bhamragarh after the naxal attack, to ensure that lives of injured jawans were saved on time with medical help on Wednesday. The 40-year-old doctor was at his clinic in Alapalli, which […]

Soon, Maha to have standard operative procedure to deal with foreign patients

State Health Minister takes the decision after Eman Ahmed’s sister Shaimaa Selim expressed her much-publicised displeasure on the course of treatment given to Eman at Saifee Hospital even though the doctors had successfully operated on her. Eman left India at 170kg

Soon, Maha to have standard operative procedure to deal with foreign patientsSoon, Maharashtra will have standard operative procedures (SOP) to deal with foreign patients coming to the state for medical treatment. This decision was taken after the much publicised displeasure of Eman Ahmed’s sister Shaimaa Selim on the course of treatment given at Saifee Hospital even after the doctors successfully operated on her for weight loss […]

Mumbai sees its first swine flu death of 2017 after a toddler succumbs to it

According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the child was admitted to a private hospital before being shifted to Kasturba Hospital in a critical condition. More than 125 people have died due to swine flu in the state and 700 cases have been reported since January this year

Mumbai sees its first swine flu death of 2017 after a toddler succumbs to itMumbai sees the first swine flu death in the city of the year after a one-and-a-half-year-old child succumbs to infection. The child, a Worli resident, died on April 29 at Kasturba Hospital. According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), he was admitted to a private hospital before being shifted to Kasturba Hospital in a critical condition. […]

A brainchild of two doctor siblings, Mumbai’s 6 railway stations get unique ‘One Rupee Clinic’ for commuters

Within the first week of May, the ‘One Rupee Clinic’ will be set-up and operational at six stations. The brother doctor duo, Dr Rahul and Dr Amol Ghule have plans to introduce the clinics at 14 other city stations. A 24-hour medical facility, the clinic’ has around 100 doctors and specialist associated with it from all medical fields to treat patients

A brainchild of two doctor siblings, Mumbai’s 6 railway stations get unique ‘One Rupee Clinic’ for commutersThe cost of the health-care services and medical treatment has increased almost three-fold in recent past. Health-care facilities are now beyond the common man’s reach. Affordability of health-care facilities have reduced considerably due to budget constraints. Budget of a household collapses if the cost of medical care goes beyond their capacity. The growing disparity between […]