Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalities

A Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, to allow her to abort the child.  While hearing the petition on the June 23, the SC observed that, the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks  

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalitiesIn a landmark judgment, in what is being considered as a ray of hope for a pregnant woman, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Kolkata woman, to terminate her 25 plus week foetus that is suffering from a severe cardiac abnormality. Doctors, who are advocating stretching the abortion limit from 20 weeks to 24 […]

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory framework

The survey was carried out by Jan Arogya Abhiyan under an initiated titled ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign.’ The findings were based on three questions - Should Maharashtra government regulate and standardise private hospitals to check commercialisation? Should it take concrete steps to improve quality of care in public hospitals? Should it immediately enact legislation to protect patient’s rights?

Pune votes for patients rights, urge govt to bring private hospitals under regulatory frameworkJan Arogya Abhiyan initiated ‘Patient’s Voice, Citizen’s Initiative Campaign’ and organised a vote for patient’s rights in different parts of Pune, from June 15-30. The results revealed, “Around 98% voted in favour of bringing private hospitals under regulatory framework. 99% voters felt that there is a need to improve public hospitals. And around 99% demanded […]

‘Now, I am happily married, self-reliant and fearless’, says acid attack survivor

Brave heart Lalita from Kalwa, (a suburb of the Mumbai's Thane city), has commenced a new life. Her wedding story is no less than a Bollywood saga. She found her prince charming, who fell for her voice after dialling a wrong number. And their romantic fairy tale is redefining relationship goals. Do you believe in miracles? Well, if not? This story will prove you wrong…

‘Now, I am happily married, self-reliant and fearless’, says acid attack survivorLalita and Ravi Shankar, (a CCTV operator, also owns a petrol pump in Ranchi, Jharkhand), fell for each other’s voices after she dialled a wrong number. ‘It was love at first sound’. And he called her back, and they ended up talking on the phone every day. Lalita told him that she was an acid […]

My Medical Mantra now in Marathi

The website, which was inaugurated by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, is first dedicated Marathi health news website

My Medical Mantra now in MarathiSpurred by the overwhelming response to its English health news website, My Medical Mantra launched a Marathi website on Saturday. The Marathi portal, which will run parallel to the existing English one, was unveiled by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. “We received a great response for My Medical Mantra. At the same time, there was a […]

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseases

A study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. In India, three states, namely Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka, have banned E-cigarettes

Study links E-cigarette to heart diseasesA study published in the recent edition of JAMA Cardiology revealed an association between electronic cigarettes and mycocardial infarction. It was found that E-cigarette users had heartbeat patterns that indicated high levels of adrenaline — also known as epinephrine — in the heart, a sign of heart disease risk.  Researchers also found signs of increased […]

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplant

She has taught at multiple schools in the past, so a lot of people came forward on their own including Puja's ex-colleagues, students and friends. The key was to spread the word as soon as possible to a wide audience .The pre and post-transplant cost will reach up to Rs40 Lakhs, of which her students and family has raised Rs22 Lakhs (approximately) in 14 days. Her family is also trying to pool in money through crowd-funding, majorly through a platform called Impact Guru

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplantMost of us would remember our favourite teacher and some of us will even be in touch with them. That’s the magic that teachers have in our lives. Teaching is a noble profession. And unmistakably, a one that can never be forgotten! Thanking our teachers could be a task because they wouldn’t expect or accept […]

‘Doctors should not be afraid of competing with young doctors’

Dr OP Kapoor, an eminent physician and a gifted teacher, still practises at the age of 85. He has been known for his marathon teaching sessions and is popular among several generations of undergraduate and post-graduate medical students. He practises for three days in a week now, and he believes that ‘Knowledge is for sharing’

‘Doctors should not be afraid of competing with young doctors’“Knowledge has to be shared till you die. I will go on practising till my last breath,” says Dr OP Kapoor, an eminent physician and a gifted teacher who still practises at the age of 85. Dr Kapoor has been known for his marathon teaching sessions and is popular among several generations of undergraduate and […]

‘Give the care that you would expect as a patient’

Treat your patients as you would like to be treated as a patient. Do not run after money. Be happy with what you are getting says Dr Yeshwant K Amdekar

‘Give the care that you would expect as a patient’‘Keeping fit is keeping happy. Treating patients gives me happiness and my is mantra of fitness,’ says Dr Yeshwant K Amdekar (76), one of the senior most practicing paediatricians in India who is presently the medical director of BJ Wadia hospital for Children at Parel. It has been 48 years of practice but Dr Amdekar […]

‘Patient’s faith in doctors has faded’

His love for the profession is Dr Utture’s daily motivation. He is an elected member of Maharashtra Medical Council. After the incidents of assaults on doctors have occurred, he feels society has lost respect for doctors

‘Patient’s faith in doctors has faded’The ambiance of Shivaji Park was overwhelmingly enthusiastic at 9am. The rain had finally taken a break after pouring overnight and the sun had made its way out of the clouds. Visitors at Shivaji Park were busy with their physical exercises. Dr Shivkumar Utture joined his friends for a walk in the park. He had […]

Post GST 78 per cent medicines to remain unaffected, affirms NPPA

NPPA’s twitter handle assured that complaints regarding traded drugs will be entertained; this twitter handle will accept and register specific and actionable complaints regarding non availability of any drug for follow up

Post GST 78 per cent medicines to remain unaffected, affirms NPPAContrary to reports that Goods and Service Tax (GST) will make medicines expensive, the National Pharmacists Pricing Authority (NPPA) tweeted on their official handle, Prices of approximately 78 per cent of all actively used and traded drugs in the country are going to remain unaffected post GST. Prices of approximately 78% of all actively used […]