Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracle

In October My Medical Mantra had reported about Yogesh Mule’s struggle to collect funds for his daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracleYogesh Mule is waiting for a miracle which can save his three-year-old daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April this year. Aaradhya, who is under treatment at Fortis Hospital, suffered a heart failure due to viral myocarditis – a viral infection affecting heart’s functioning. Only 10% of her heart is functioning. […]

Mumbai’s 58th cadaver donation saves three lives

44-year-old brain dead patient's family donates his kidneys, liver

Mumbai’s 58th cadaver donation saves three livesMumbai saw yet another cadaver donation after family of a 44-year-old brain dead patient gave consent to donate his organs. With this, total cadaver donation witnessed in Mumbai in 2016 is 58. The patient, a government employee, was admitted in Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, after he suffered brain haemorrhage on December 26. “He was brought […]

Backlog of medico-legal cases to welcome elected members of MMC

Post elections, newly elected doctors for Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) await state to nominate members to begin Council’s functioning

Backlog of medico-legal cases to welcome elected members of MMCPost elections, newly elected doctors for Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) are now awaiting state government to nominate members to begin Council’s functioning at earliest. Dr Shivkumar Utture, an IMA candidate who won elections, said, “We request government to nominate members at earliest as without that Council cannot start functioning. We are expecting Council to start […]

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two years

Health ministry has rolled out the new treatment plan in five states – Kerala, Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two yearsTo detect cases of latent infection, the government has launched a door-to-door screening campaign for tuberculosis (TB). The Union health ministry has started a campaign to find patients before they develop full-blown TB and put them on preventive treatment. The campaign has been launched in five Indian states, while the official launch will take place […]

Renowned gynaecologist on morning jog collapses, dies of heart attack

Dr Rakesh Sinha, the first doctor to bring minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to India, suffered acute heart attack while practicing for Mumbai Marathon at Joggers Park

Renowned gynaecologist on morning jog collapses, dies of heart attackRenowned city gynaecologist Dr Rakesh Sinha passed away in Bandra’s Holy Family Hospital on the morning of December 26. The 60-year-old doctor, who was the first to bring minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques to India, was declared dead on arrival. Sinha, who has been participating in Mumbai Marathon for past few years, was practicing at Joggers […]

Andhra government’s ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ to raise awareness on health and medical issues

Starting January 1 , the programme will generate awareness on one health-related aspect each month among rural people

Andhra government’s ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ to raise awareness on health and medical issuesIn order to create awareness among rural people across Andhra Pradesh about various aspects of health, hygiene and diseases, state government launched a novel medical and health programme ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ on Saturday. However, awareness activities under the programme will be taken up only from January 1. Under this programme, medical, dental, nursing and home-science […]

Tata Hospital doctors perform first-ever cancer surgery on rails

Team of doctors from Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, operated a 53-year-old tea vendor suffering from oral cancer. Lifeline Express is world’s first such hospital-on-train

Tata Hospital doctors perform first-ever cancer surgery on railsLifeline Express, India’s hospital-on-train, which is first-of-its-kind in the world, conducted its first cancer surgery on December 24 in Satna, Madhya Pradesh. Team of doctors from Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, operated on Hiralal Lodging, 53-year-old tea vendor suffering from oral cancer. “He had stage IV oral cancer. As he lives in a village near […]

Why exchange programmes are essential for medical students

An exchange programme in a different country can be a unique global health experience as it allows observing environmental factors that can affect health of the community

Why exchange programmes are essential for medical studentsCan going on an exchange program prepare medical students for tomorrow’s health challenges? Is it really worth it to explore health systems in different cultural and social settings? Is it necessary to learn more about Global Health challenges while studying medicine? There is no doubt that society in general is becoming increasingly globalized, and this […]

Cama Hospital doctor removes 12 kilo tumour from Mumbai woman’s uterus

Wadala resident Bilkish Mulla underwent a two-hour-long surgery wherein fibroid equivalent to weight of five newborn babies was removed

Cama Hospital doctor removes 12 kilo tumour from Mumbai woman’s uterusFor a 38-year-old woman, her complaints of bloated stomach for a year turned out to be a fibroid, the weight of which was equal to that of five babies. Medical Superintendent Dr Rajashri Katke of Cama and Albless Hospital removed the 12kg tumour last week, relieving Bilkish Mulla of pain. Bilkish, a Wadala resident, underwent a […]

Sion hospital gets a first-of-its-kind Autism Intervention Centre

Becomes city's first public hospital to get a centre where severe and mild-moderate autism kids can avail multimodal treatment at reasonable cost

Sion hospital gets a first-of-its-kind Autism Intervention CentreLokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General (Sion) Hospital becomes first government hospital in Mumbai to get Autism Intervention Centre. It was inaugurated on December 20 at hospital’s Urban Health Centre. “It is a first-of-its-kind Autism Intervention Centre in government hospital where severe and mild-moderate autism children can avail of multimodal treatment at reasonable cost. […]