‘India spends a little over 1% of its GDP on health care,’ says Dr Amartya Sen at Healthcare Summit

Nobel laureate and economist Dr Amartya Sen addresses a huge gathering on ‘Health for All: Why and How?’ at Tata Memorial Centre’s Healthcare Summit

‘India spends a little over 1% of its GDP on health care,’ says Dr Amartya Sen at Healthcare SummitSecond day of Tata World Healthcare Summit saw a huge turnout of audience who had gathered to listen to Nobel laureate and economist Dr Amartya Sen’s address on ‘Health for All: Why and How?’. In his speech, Dr Sen pointed out that there is less contribution of gross domestic product (GDP) in healthcare sector. He […]

Increasing cost of health care a challenge for experts assembled in Mumbai for 3-day world summit

Experts plan to come up with such ideal health-care model which will be affordable for the common man

Increasing cost of health care a challenge for experts assembled in Mumbai for 3-day world summitTata Memorial Centre’s world summit titled ‘Is Healthcare a commodity or basic human need’ started in Mumbai from Friday. Health experts from Japan, France, Iran, Thailand and Brazil represented their respective country’s health-care delivery model system, which spends more of their GDP on health-care services. The summit will conclude on Sunday, January 29. While India […]

Relentless year-long blood donation drive yields 32,009 units for NGO

Members of Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad, a Jain NGO, who began their drive on January 1, 2016, continued it till December 31, 2016. They organised 468 blood donation camps at 410 different venues

Relentless year-long blood donation drive yields 32,009 units for NGOEvery drop of blood donated turns into boon for the one who is in dire need of it. Keeping this in mind, members of Jain NGO Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad (ABTYP) took unto themselves to spread awareness on importance of blood donation across India in a unique way. Last year, ABTYP organised a year-long […]

‘Seeing him smile, I feel proud to be a doctor’

It was an emotional meeting on Thursday when Dr Gayatri Patankar visited Neelmani Sharma at SevenHills Hospital, who she had saved from the jaws of death at Mumbai airport

‘Seeing him smile, I feel proud to be a doctor’He still doesn’t know if there’s a god. But in the last few days, Neelmani Sharma has certainly found his angel. On Thursday morning, as our nation celebrated its sixty-eighth Republic Day, 46-year-old Sharma couldn’t control his emotions as Dr Gayatri Patankar walked into his cabin ward at the SevenHills Hospital in Andheri. With his family […]

Father of Laparoscopy in India, Dr Tehemton Udwadia awarded the prestigious Padma Bhushan

80-year-old surgical gastroenterologist had been awarded the Padma Shri in 2006 for his contributions to Indian medicine

Father of Laparoscopy in India, Dr Tehemton Udwadia awarded the prestigious Padma BhushanMumbai’s Dr Tehemton Erach Udwadia has been conferred with India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan. The government announced the list of notable people, who will receive the Padma Awards, on Wednesday. The 80-year-old surgical gastroenterologist is known as the father of laparoscopy surgery as he was the first to start it in India in 1972. […]

Dental college students create awareness by painting messages on walls as part of R-Day celebrations

It is a well-known fact that there is very low awareness on importance of oral and dental hygiene. Simple steps like brushing twice a day and taking care of the gums can help people maintain oral health better

Dental college students create awareness by painting messages on walls as part of R-Day celebrationsTaking a cue from Maharashtra government’s ‘Swachh Mukh Abhiyan’ and ahead of Republic Day celebrations, dental students of the Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, decided to paint the walls of their college premises to spread awareness on oral and dental care. Dr Mansing Pawar, Dean of GDC, said the students approached him to do […]

Heroic doctor goes beyond the call of duty, saves life of a passenger at Mumbai airport

Dr Gayatri Patankar, an anaesthesiologist, was returning from a family vacation in Dubai when she noticed an unconscious man in wheelchair. He was lying pulseless and cynosed (bluish discoloration of skin), when she administered CPR and saved him

Heroic doctor goes beyond the call of duty, saves life of a passenger at Mumbai airportThey say a doctor is always on duty. Such is the nature of their job that it goes beyond their regular work and work hours because more than a profession it is considered to be a service to society and humanity. Living up to this in its true spirit, a Thane-based doctor, who was returning […]

BMC in talks with NBC, to upgrade its 6 burns centres in Mumbai

Doctors welcome move, say upgrading burn centres will help in timely treatment at an affordable cost. National Burns Centres (NBC) in Navi Mumbai will train staff

BMC in talks with NBC, to upgrade its 6 burns centres in MumbaiKeeping in mind the unfortunate rise in number of burn injury cases in city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to upgrade its six burn centres in Mumbai. According to sources from civic body’s health department, talks between BMC and National Burns Centre, Navi Mumbai, (NBC) have taken place and an official announcement is […]

Sudden increase in brain stroke cases among 23-27 age group worries doctors

Doctors say due to unhealthy habits like extreme smoking, consumption of alcohol, lack of sleep, stress and unhealthy diet youngsters are suffering from acute brain strokes

Sudden increase in brain stroke cases among 23-27 age group worries doctorsLast month, Vikram R, a resident of Worli, was rushed to the hospital as left side of his body suddenly went numb and lifeless. Little did he or anyone from his family members realise that Vikram had just suffered an acute brain stroke, which resulted in the left side of his body becoming paralysed. There […]