Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers need

Tata Memorial Centre launched a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a six-month certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest for the graduation ceremony at TMH on January 22, congratulated the institute for the unique course

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers needTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai  launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need of […]

‘This profession is a mission and not commission’

At graduation ceremony in Tata Memorial Centre (TMH), Mumbai, vice president M Venkaiah Naidu emphasised on tackling cancer, which is a major public health issue in India and across the world. He also suggested, teaching yoga in schools. The Vice President also congratulated all those who graduated from TMH. On this occasion; Governor of Maharshtra C Vidyasagar Rao and Vinod Tawde, the state Education Minister were also present

‘This profession is a mission and not commission’In its projection, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said in 2016 the total number of new cancer cases is expected to be around 14.5 lakh and the figure is likely to reach nearly 17.3 lakh new cases in 2020. Over 7.36 lakh people are expected to succumb to the disease in 2016 while […]

Universal Healthcare is the need of the hour, say experts

Lack of trust in a doctor-patient relationship can lead to bad outcomes. To help address the issue of the lack of trust between doctors and patients there is a need for a better healthcare system for all. Pune Citizen Doctor Forum (PCDF), a non-profit registered society had organised a seminar on developing a system for Universal Healthcare

Universal Healthcare is the need of the hour, say expertsIrrespective of the economic background of the person, Universal Healthcare (UHC) would ensure that everybody gets access to quality healthcare. Members of PCDF stressed that the UHC should provide cashless quality healthcare for every person requiring it. PCDF is working towards bridging the current trust deficit between patients and doctors who are trying to do ethical, rational […]

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet

 Asian Heart Institute (AHI) the medical partner to the Tata Mumbai Marathon, helps over 2300 marathoners get back on their feet at the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2018.  In general, a majority of the cases were of muscle cramps, dehydration, minor injuries and exhaustion. 15 runners who suffered from dehydration were given intravenous fluid therapy at the medical base camps and were sent back. Physiotherapy treatment was also given to several runners

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet  AHI had set up 11 medical aid stations all along the route for any first aid requirements; 2 base camps (of 40 and 20 beds each) at the start/finish equipped to handle all emergencies. Total participants: 44,407. Participants needing medical assistance: 2300. Percentage  of participants needing medical assistance: 4.57%. The hospital deployed 11 cardiac ambulances […]

Do you have braces? Know what to eat and avoid

The irony of braces is that they help and hurt your pearly whites at the same time. They help correct serious alignment issues and hurt because they make it a little harder to practice your oral hygiene. According to city doctors, certain foods can damage braces components like the rubber bands, wires, or even the bracket itself. To help you do what’s best for your teeth, doctors list out foods to eat and avoid with braces on

Do you have braces? Know what to eat and avoidIf you have just gotten braces or got them tightened, it can be tough on your teeth and very painful for the first few days. So it’s important to maintain a good oral hygiene and make conscious food choices during as it’s important to be careful and not to damage them. Mumbai based dental surgeon […]

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialogues

There are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant is getting larger. Owing to which, Mumbai’s Apex Kidney Foundation created awareness on organ donation through Mumbai Marathon by flashing boards regarding the same. The kidney transplant patients participated in the marathon

Mumbai Marathon: Organ donation awareness via film dialoguesDialogues of the superhit movies like Dangal, Bahubali and Dabangg were used for this organ donation campaign. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Shibani Gulati, who participated in the Mumbai Marathon said, “Even after kidney transplantation, I do not consider myself as a patient. Since the year 2014, I am running 21Km marathon. My husband has […]

Mumbai Marathon: Awareness was created on haemophilia and cancer

Many participated in the Mumbai Marathon to create awareness on haemophilia and cancer. Hemophilia is a group of inherited bleeding disorder that causes abnormal or exaggerated bleeding and poor blood clotting. In India, approximately, 19,000 whereas in Maharashtra, 4,000 patients are there

Mumbai Marathon: Awareness was created on haemophilia and cancerWhile speaking to My Medical Mantra, Balshiram Gadhve Haemophilia Society Mumbai Chapter in Parel, said “We participated in the Mumbai Marathon to create awareness on haemophilia. In Mumbai, there are 800 patients of haemophilia. It is a hereditary disease. There is no awareness reading haemophilia. So, we are trying to create awareness through Mumbai Marathon.” […]

‘Mumbai Marathon gave me a new lease of life’

To participate in the Mumbai Marathon, Vidya Kadam comes to Mumbai every year. Vidya is wheel-chair bound and cannot walk. But, confining to the wheel chair doesn’t mean the end of life is the message which Vidya conveys through Marathon every year

‘Mumbai Marathon gave me a new lease of life’‘Confining to the wheel chair doesn’t mean the end of life. Mumbai Marathon gave me new hope to live. It gave me a new lease of life’, are the words of Vidya Kadam who participated in the Mumbai Marathon. Since last two years, Vidya without fail comes to Mumbai from Satara, to participate in the […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We participated to create awareness on organ donation’

Every year, Mumbai Marathon witnesses the participation of enthusiastic runners. People participate in the marathon to create awareness on vital issues like healthy living, global warming, child education, child labour, save and plant trees, save the girl child and so on. Today, Kasliwal family participated in the Mumbai Marathon, to create awareness regarding organ donation. Yes! You heard it right!

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We participated to create awareness on organ donation’There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Mumbai: Doctors to organise music concert for cancer patients

The cost of treatment for cancer is huge and it is not affordable to the general poor patients. The ‘Medigene Homeopathic Research And Development’ has organised a music concert on February 4, at Ravindra Natya Mandir, in order to gather funds for the cancer patients

Mumbai: Doctors to organise music concert for cancer patientsSince last three years, this organisation is created awareness amongst the people. The funds gathered from this concert will be given to the cancer patients whose financial condition is poor. For this program, patient like Naina Thakkar is  also doing her bit. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, coordinator of the programme Naina Thakkar said, “For the first […]