Sanitary pads: Efficient disposal need of the hour

Sanitary pads are the basic need for health and hygiene proof life, it can't be denied. At the same time biodegradable sanitary pads are necessary. But the question is how are we going achieve this?

Sanitary pads: Efficient disposal need of the hourSanitary napkins are the basic right of every girl and woman. It is essential for self-esteem, to prevent various diseases, help in fulfilling their dreams of academic and professional achievements. But the question of safe disposable of these pads remains as a big environmental issue as well a health concern. “Easy availability of sanitary pads […]

Exempt Ayurveda from GST or lower tax rates, demands ayurveda manufactures

The Ayurvedic drug manufacturers association (ADMA) is in process of writing a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Raising the concerns about 12% GST levy. Manufactures say, government should either exempt or lower the tax rates on Ayurveda products

Exempt Ayurveda from GST or lower tax rates, demands ayurveda manufacturesThe Union government’s decision to tax Ayurveda products at 12%, under the proposed Goods and Service Tax (GST) has not gone well with the Ayurveda manufactures. Upset with the government’s decision to levy GST on Ayurveda, the Ayurveda Drug Manufactures Association (ADMA), is planning to write a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to voice […]

Sanitary napkin bank, an initiative to highlight unaffordability of pads

On the occasion of International Menstrual Hygiene Day (May 28), Versova MLA ,Dr Bharati Lavekar is going to inaugurate first of its kind sanitary napkin bank for tribal and economically weaker women in her constituency

Sanitary napkin bank, an initiative to highlight unaffordability of padsTaking the next step forward for making sanitary napkins accessible to tribal and economically weaker women, Dr Bharati Lavekar, a BJP MLA, from the Mumbai is going to open a sanitary napkin bank. The bank will be called ‘Ti Foundation Sanitary Pad Bank’. Dr Lavekar has been known for prominently raising the issue of highly […]

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African to head WHO

The Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African to head WHOPrior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012. He has also served as chair of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; as chair of […]

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the patient with society and without the support of the family the treatment becomes difficult

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophreniaPeople affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

For acid attack victim Lalita, a wrong number became her lifeline 

Lalita Bansi, an acid attack victim, had dialled a wrong number by mistake, she had little idea that the receiver will become her husband. Ravi called her back and on the third day of their phone conversations he proposed to her

For acid attack victim Lalita, a wrong number became her lifeline A phone call that changed her life, a wrong number which she dialled by mistake, ultimately proved to be the right one. She has left the trauma of the past far behind, she has overcome the agony: this is Lalita’s story. Lalitaben Bansi, a twenty six year old girl tied the knot with Ravi Rajput […]

‘Uterus transplant gives my wife and me a chance to have a biological child’

Speaking exclusively to My Medical Mantra husbands of the two women who underwent uterus transplant surgeries in Pune last week share the emotions behind opting for the procedure

‘Uterus transplant gives my wife and me a chance to have a biological child’“The chance to opt for uterus transplant has given my wife and me a hope to have a biological child,”said the husband of the 21-year-old from Solapur, who underwent the procedure for the first time in India last week. As his wife recuperates after the delicate surgery, he said he is relieved that her condition […]

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

On the eve of World Schizophrenia Day, My Medical Mantra meets patients and medical practitioners, who reiterate the value of love in the healing process

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapistsStarting next month, Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA), Pune, will have a new office assistant, Shamali (name changed). What makes the 25-year-old special is that till recently she was undergoing treatment at SAA. “Starting June 1, SAA will be my office. All this while, I’ve been spending time at the day care centre here. I look forward […]

Born with a disorganised ‘right heart’ boy survives complex surgery

Sanket was diagnosed with a complex heart defect, wherein the heart was located in the right side of the chest. All the heart chambers and arteries were interchanged. Also there was large hole in the heart. The artery to the lungs was narrow due to this there was extremely poor supply of impure blood to the lungs for purification

Born with a disorganised ‘right heart’ boy survives complex surgerySanket More is looking forward to return to school and play with his friends. The six-years –old boy recently underwent a successful complex heart surgery at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital. A son to parents who are farmers from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. His mother said his recovery was possible in part to his […]

Medical interns warn government: Increase stipend or face protest

Maharashtra Medical interns say, as per office memorandum of government the stipend of the medical interns has been increased to 17,900 rupees per month, veterinary interns are getting increment up to 15,000 rupees, but Maharashtra medical interns get 6,000 rupees which is comparatively less

Medical interns warn government: Increase stipend or face protestMedical interns in Maharashtra are up against the state government, protesting against the policy and demanding increase in the stipend. Around 100 medical interns had gathered near Mantralaya raising their voice against the government. The protest was organised under the banner of Association of State Medical Interns Maharashtra (ASMI). The protesting interns had gone to […]