Hospital uses snakes and ladders game to create health awareness

A hospital from Pimpri, has perfectly captured the changing lifestyle through our favourite game. Yes, snakes and ladders. Disease-free life is a ladder to a healthy life, while lack of exercise and junk food consumption, will invite diseases. So to educate people regarding this, snakes have been used. Now, this poster has become a topic of discussion on the social media

Hospital uses snakes and ladders game to create health awarenessAs a kid, we all have played snakes and ladders, which till date, remains our favourite game. But a hospital from Pimpri-Chinchwad, has used this game in a unique way, to create awareness regarding the diseases amongst people. Do you still refuse to believe it? Read This… When you happen to visit Aadhar hospital in […]

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgenders

In a first, a medical college in Kerala, namely Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgender on the first Tuesday of every month. The initiative, began in May this year, and is a college approach that will, if proved successful, encourage other medical colleges in the state to do the same

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgendersDirty looks, judgmental opinions, disgusting giggles and snide remarks are all a part of visiting any doctor for most transgender people in the country. In a first, a medical college in Kerala- Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgenders on the first Tuesday of every month. Adithi, […]

Pune doctors perform a risky surgery, treat lady with a rare tumour

A 50-year-old lady in Pune was denied treatment by the doctors at different private hospitals who wanted to get her operated for tumour, which was present just behind the oral cavity adjacent to tonsil. But the lady was fortunate, as two weeks ago, doctors at Sassoon hospital successfully removed the tumour

Pune doctors perform a risky surgery, treat lady with a rare tumourVijaya Khot, a Kolhapur resident, was denied treatment at different private hospitals that she had visited before coming to Sassoon hospital in Pune. Khot wanted to get rid of her tumour which was placed at a risky location.  The tumour was surrounded by the main artery which was connected to brain. Private Doctors denied to […]

Battling the bulge: Mumbai girl sheds 9 kgs in one-and-a-half month

Sampada Sawant, a 21-year-old BMM graduate from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, defied odds and surprised everyone with her unbelievable weight loss. One-and-a-half months ago, she weighed 94 kgs. Now, she weighs 85 kgs

Battling the bulge: Mumbai girl sheds 9 kgs in one-and-a-half month“I believe in myself and love the way I am. I feel, a person cannot be judged on the basis of his/ her appearance.  But yes, you tend to lose confidence, if you are on a heavier side,” said Sampada Sawant, who surprised everyone with her new avatar. Sampada informed that since childhood itself, she […]

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: Study

A recent study states that 46 per cent of Indians suffer from heart failure and die within one year, says a Lancet Journal study done by 29 cardiologists done across the world. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by cardiologists on 5,823 patients in 108 areas in Africa, India, South East Asia, China and South America

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: StudyA study conducted by 29 doctors worldwide which was published in the Lancet journal in April this year, concludes that 46 per cent of Indians, will suffer from heart failure and die within one year. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by 29 cardiologists on […]

PMO takes note of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s death

Indian Medical Association (IMA) had blamed BMC for negligence regarding Dr Amarapurkar’s untimely death and had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and demanded a strict action against the concerned authorities by penalising them under the Criminal Act. Acting promptly to this, PMO has sent a letter to Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra

PMO takes note of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar’s deathOn August 29, Mumbai came to standstill due to torrential rains. While Deepak Amarapurkar, a senior gastroenterologist of the Bombay hospital went missing after he slipped in the unguarded manhole. After missing for more than 36 hours, the body of Dr Deepak Amarapurkar, was found on August  31, at the Worli seashore.  This incident stirred controversy […]

Sachin Tendulkar ‘bats’ for cleanliness in the city

On field, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is known for his impeccable shots and off field, for his social work. Sachin Tendulkar has inspired many to take up good causes which benefit the society. Yet again, Sachin strikes back to encourage people to embrace cleanliness by urging them to throw the garbage in the bin, instead of throwing it elsewhere

Sachin Tendulkar ‘bats’ for cleanliness in the cityGod of cricket Sachin Tendulkar will now give cleanliness lessons to Mumbaikars. An NGO Apnalaya, has initiated ‘Mission 24’ campaign with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Under the campaign, basic amenities will be provided to the people of M-East ward in Mumbai. On Tuesday morning, Sachin Tendulkar met municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta. After the meeting, information […]

Man performing sexual activities in sleep, puzzles city doctors

One-of-a-kind sleep parasomnia reported by a guy at city hospital puzzles doctors. It is about a young man performing sexual activities in sleep. When My Medical Mantra tried to ask doctors from the city if they have seen any such cases, many of them denied having any such patient

Man performing sexual activities in sleep, puzzles city doctorsIf you have read Ralph Ellison’s popular novel ‘Invisible Man’, you would remember the farmer who had claimed of a unique medical condition of raping his daughter in sleep. What seemed like a weird crime to us, as we read the novel, now appears to have been a disease, as a young man came to […]

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone 

The surgery was performed on 35 year old woman, who was suffering from kidney stone since last few years. Doctors claim this is the first of it's kind of a surgery performed in Pune and Maharashtra

Ruby Hall clinic performs robotic surgery to treat kidney stone A HR professional named Ashwini, (name changed), a 35-year-old woman whose kidney was infected due to stone formation. She was successfully operated at Ruby Hall clinic using next generation robotic surgery. This technology has helped doctors from Pune to overcome the barriers associated with open and laparoscopic surgery. Doctors at the hospital claim this is […]