First VATS performed on a 22 year-old patient at Sewri’s TB Hospital

A team of doctors of TB Hospital, Sewri, have successfully performed a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a Tuberclosis (TB) patient. This is for the first time, when the hospital has performed such kind of a surgery

First VATS performed on a 22 year-old patient at Sewri’s TB Hospital22-year-old Aslam Khan (name changed) from Uttar Pradesh was operated in Swwri hospital as there was pus accumulated the area between his lungs and the inner surface of the chest wall. By using VATS technique doctors removed pleura wrapped around the lung which was affected by TB. Dr Lalitkumar Anande chief medical officer of Sewri’s Tuberculosis Hospital […]

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants

After the impending debate about the fixing of prices for the knee replacement surgery, the NPPA on Wednesday has announced capping of ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery to maintain transparency

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants  In order to make healthcare affordable and maintain transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday announced capping on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery. As per the notification, the primary knee replacement system will cost between Rs 4,090 to Rs 38, […]

Solapur youths start ‘Roti Bank’ for patients and their relatives

At Solapur civil hospital, youngsters from Solapur began an initiative known as 'Roti Bank', in order to provide food for patients and their relatives coming in for treatment. This initiative has received a great response from the people of Solapur

Solapur youths start ‘Roti Bank’ for patients and their relativesA large number of people from rural areas come to seek treatment in Solapur’s civil hospital. And the relatives of these patients stay with them until their treatment is completed.  But due to poor financial conditions, people can’t afford to spend money on food. Due to this reason, a few youngsters have come together and […]

Mumbai gears up for a mega conclave on healthcare next week

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western region is hosting a huge conclave to discuss various matters related to public health policy such as public private partnership, digital healthcare, health insurance, primary healthcare as well as imperatives for hospitals in changing operating context

Mumbai gears up for a mega conclave on healthcare next weekPublic health policy is a matter of discussion for each and every one of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. Keeping this in mind, the confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western region is hosting a huge conclave […]

Create awareness to avoid another swine flu outbreak

Swine flu hits back with an increase in the number of patients affected by the H1N1 virus in Maharashtra. The state has recorded the highest number of swine flu deaths in the country this year with a 13-fold rise from last year. In such situations due to the rise in number of patients there should be adequate amenities in hospitals in order to serve the infected in a better way

Create awareness to avoid another swine flu outbreakSwine flu is wreaking havoc in the city. There have been 835 cases and 16 deaths in Mumbai this year till July. Maharashtra has recorded 284 deaths and 2,324 cases till the first week of July. That’s almost 50 per cent of the 600 deaths across the country. So the BMC and hospitals should together initiate awareness […]

NDRF team helps woman deliver baby in boat in flood-hit Bihar

Harjana Khatun delivered a baby girl in the midst of flood assisted by rescue officials. The mother and baby are now recuperating at a primary healthcare centre

NDRF team helps woman deliver baby in boat in flood-hit BiharThe National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) believes in the motto – Saving Lives and Beyond and this is what one of their teams did during rescue efforts in Bihar. As they managed the crisis in the flood-hit state, a rescue team helped a woman deliver her baby on a boat at Benipatti block, in Madhubani […]

Tips to eliminate neck pain

Most of the time, neck pain isn’t a serious condition and can be relieved within a few days. In some cases, neck pain can indicate serious injury or illness and require a doctor’s care

Tips to eliminate neck painWhen it comes to neck pain, it is important to not just treat the site of the pain, but to identify and address the underlying cause. Below are some of the causes  and treatment for it. Causes: Cervical sprain, pinched nerve, paraspinal muscle spasm, trapezius myositis, cervical disc prolapse, cervical spondylolisthesis. Other causes are a […]

Smoking is injurious to your weight, warn experts

Mumbai doctors have recently completed a study titled ‘Choose Life’ that states how cigarette smoking can not only affect a person psychologically and physically but also can result in over-eating or under-eating

Smoking is injurious to your weight, warn expertsSmoking is injurious to health, is a warning that all of us have come across, at least once in our lifetime. In regards with this, city doctors have now completed a study ‘Choose Life’ released by leading pulmonologists and chest physicians from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, the study states how cigarette smoking can not only […]

On Independence Day, Mumbai family donates organs of their brain dead daughter

This is Mumbai’s 34th cadaver organ donation. Last year, the organ donation was highest in 4 years with 58 cadaver donations: 91 kidneys, 58 livers, 34 hearts and one lung which were transplanted to several ill patients in 2016

On Independence Day, Mumbai family donates organs of their brain dead daughterWhile the city was celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day, a Mumbaikar family took a decision to donate their 19-year-old daughter’s organs. This decision of theirs helped in saving the lives of three people. The girl was a Vakola resident had met with a train accident. She was initially taken to RN Cooper Hospital on August […]
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