World Oral Health Day: 10 rules for maintaining oral hygiene in children

Teaching your child proper oral care at a young age is an investment in his or her health that will pay lifelong dividends. You can start by setting an example; taking good care of your own teeth sends a message that oral health is something to be valued. And anything that makes taking care of teeth fun, like brushing along with your child or letting them choose their own toothbrush, encourages proper oral care

World Oral Health Day: 10 rules for maintaining oral hygiene in childrenTo help your children protect their teeth and gums and greatly reduce their risk of getting cavities, teach them to follow these simple rules for maintaining oral hygiene: 1) First dental visit should be done on the first birthday of the kid. 2) The approach of the dental treatment differs as the paediatric dentist understands the […]

With defibrillators in the arsenal, Mumbai Police to save heart attack patients

Mumbai police have distributed automated external defibrillators (AED) to 10 police stations between Bandra and Andheri. Whenever an emergency arises policemen are the ones who respond first on site. Therefore, the main aim is to train the police personnel to deal with an emergency

With defibrillators in the arsenal, Mumbai Police to save heart attack patientsIn case a person suffers a heart attack, a first few minutes play a very crucial to save a life. If the victim gets adequate medical aid during the ‘golden hour,’ then a precious life could be saved. Keeping this in mind the Mumbai police has distributed automated external defibrillators (AED) to 10 police stations […]

Concrete policy needed to tackle violence against doctors

Praveen Dixit, DGP (Retired), shares how a healthcare institute should tackle the violence against doctors in assault cases, and to create a safer place for all

Concrete policy needed to tackle violence against doctorsLast week, in Sassoon Hospital at Pune, a local corporator allegedly assaulted a resident doctor, when she noticed that the latter did not attend a patient on priority. As a result of which, the resident doctors association has threatened to go on a strike unless the police arrest the corporator, and a case, under the […]

Igatpuri: Doctors save the life of nine months old child who swallowed Vicks bottle

A team of doctors helped save a nine-month-old boy’s life in a critical surgery to remove the lodged object. They performed a type of endoscopic surgery known as laryngoscopy to extract the bottle

Igatpuri: Doctors save the life of nine months old child who swallowed Vicks bottleThe nine-month old child was playing at home when he came across a Vicks bottle and he took it in his hands and swallowed it. When the parents noticed that the child wasn’t moving they immediately rushed him to the hospitals. From Igatpuri, they rushed to admit him in Nashik Civic Hospital. The parents managed […]

Constant dust wreaks havoc on the health of Mumbaikars

The ceaseless construction works in the city and the Mumbai Metro have added on pressure on the health of Mumbaikars. While the air pollution from traffic was a hazard, the combined threat of dust and pollutions is landing more and more Mumbaikars to the doctor’s clinic

Constant dust wreaks havoc on the health of MumbaikarsDoctors in Mumbai have witnessed a steady rise in patients suffering from cold, cough and allergies. What were once seasonal diseases has now become a year-round problem due to the constant exposure to dust which we face in our daily lives. Just take a stroll down any road in the city and you will eventually […]

Use ‘Pharma-D’ pharmacist as a link between doctors and patients: Dr Mohan Kale   

The union government should create a framework to appoint ‘Pharma-D’ pharmacists as a clinical pharmacist or a hospital pharmacist. The government should make use of their knowledge and place them as a bridge between the doctors, patients and the paramedical staff. Dr Mohan Kale, Principal of the Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College of Pharmacy has raised this demand with the government

Use ‘Pharma-D’ pharmacist as a link between doctors and patients: Dr Mohan Kale   The government should not limit the role of the pharmacist, and a Pharm-D, graduate, merely in the system of distribution of medicines. Rather, the government should form a policy and use their expertise in bridging the link with the doctors, patients, and paramedical staff. Dr Mohan Kale, Principal of the Konkan Gyanpeeth Rahul Dharkar College […]

World Head Injury Day: Mumbai police give roses to bikers, create awareness about helmet use

On the occasion of World Head Injury Day, a team of people from Global Hospital, Parel distributed roses alongside Mumbai cops to bring awareness among the citizens on road safety

World Head Injury Day:  Mumbai police give roses to bikers, create awareness about helmet useThe initiative was aimed at creating awareness among 2-wheeler motorist about road safety, the importance of usage of helmets and most importantly, following lane discipline. The day-long (2 hours) initiative was conducted at Dr E Borges Road beside BATA showroom, next to Global Hospital, Parel. The team educated motorists about traffic rules, the importance of wearing […]

Rural health: Govt to phase out in GNM in nursing programme

The Union Health Ministry has decided to phase out the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) nursing programme. The GNM nursing program will be phased out from the year 2021-22 as no admission will be given to the students

Rural health: Govt to phase out in GNM in nursing programmeThe India Nursing Council, the statutory body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has put out the notification on March 14. Rural healthcare is a very important aspect of the health system. And the nursing staff which takes care of the patients at the primary health centre are the backbone of the rural […]

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in India

Dr Sujatha Mohan is constantly working in the field, to provide the primary eye treatment to the rural and poor people in Southern India. She has been awarded the Nari Shakti award by President Ram Nath Kovind in recognition of her relentless hard work

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in IndiaThis International Women’s Day, The Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian award for recognising the achievements and contributions of women, was awarded to Dr Sujatha Mohan. Dr Sujatha is the executive medical director of Rajan Eye Care Hospital, and she has dedicated her work towards eradicating preventable blindness in southern India. She aims at providing […]

Kalyan: Fortis Hospital teaches 100 auto drivers basic life support skills

Fortis Hospital, Kalyan in association with rotary club organizes basic life support training and a health check-up for over 100 auto rickshaw drivers. Of those screened, 9 per cent auto drivers suffered from high blood pressure and 15 per cent suffered from high blood sugar, for which they had never sought treatment  

Kalyan: Fortis Hospital teaches 100 auto drivers basic life support skillsThousands of auto rickshaws ply passengers to their destinations on Mumbai roads daily, and contribute to the transport lifeline of the city. Often, these drivers come across life-threatening situations; some of those include medical emergencies and accidents. The auto drivers were taught basic life support skill for road accidents and emergencies and a follow-up health check-up […]