‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’

Woman firefighters have to deal with dangerous situations and life-threatening emergencies on a daily basis. They embraced this profession and have taken on the duty to save precious life

‘If women are working on par with men in all fields, then, why not in the Fire Brigade?’    The profession of fire-fighting was once an all-male bastion job in Mumbai. But, in the 21st century, there are a number of women who have broken through this glass ceiling and have carved out their own identity in this space. These women are bravehearts who have the guts and determination to go through […]

World Anaesthesia Day: What is the role of an anaesthesiologist?

Globally World Anaesthesia Day takes place every year, on 16th October, the day ( Boston1846) a doctor named William Morton first demonstrated the use of a substance called ether to render a human senseless so that a lump could be removed from the man’s neck. Originally it was therefore named ‘Ether Day’

World Anaesthesia Day: What is the role of an anaesthesiologist?Today, the World Anaesthesia Day (October 16) is being observed across the globe by various hospitals and anaesthetists’ societies to commemorate the first successful demonstration of ether anaesthesia in 1846. Anaesthesia is an important part of surgery. It enables patients to undergo an operation safely without experiencing distress and pain. Physician anaesthesiologists evaluate, monitor and […]

Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors save a man’s life through a complex rare procedure

Doctors at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital save a man who had developed complications after an angioplasty. The man, had suffered from internal bleeding inside his blood vessels. The doctors performed a rare surgical procedure which is not usually done by them in similar instances. This decision on the doctors part ultimately saved his life

Mumbai: JJ Hospital doctors save a man’s life through a complex rare procedureA middle-aged man from Maharashtra had undergone a successful angioplasty in Mumbai’s state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in the month of August. But, barely after 5 days, the patient started experiencing a severe chest pain and landed at Sir JJ Group of Hospital again When the doctors evaluated this with repeat angiography there was […]

Maharashtra govt implements ‘Mission AYUSH’ across all state districts

The aim behind this initiative is to create awareness among people and encourage them to use Ayurveda and Unani medicines as part of the treatment options

Maharashtra govt implements ‘Mission AYUSH’ across all state districtsRecently the Union government has given 50 crores financial aid to the state government. In the year 2017, the union government had approved the National Mission for the AYUSH Ministry. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Umesh Tagde, Assistant Director, National Health Mission, and programme head of Mission AYUSH said, “We have split the […]

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar promotes handwashing in India

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and his teammates joined an estimated 100 million schoolchildren around the country yesterday in lathering up for better health and hygiene as part of the first Global Handwashing Day which was observed on October 15

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar promotes handwashing in India“Sachin, you and your teammates are an inspiration to young Indians  and cricket fans around the world,” said UNICEF Representative in India Karin Hulshof, who travelled to Mohali Cricket grounds in Chandigarh for the event. “And even more important is your commitment to giving your time and energy to keep India’s children safe and healthy,” […]

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?

Dr Pradeep Gadge shares whether fasting is good for diabetic patients, and if a patient opts for fasting, then how to do it in a right way.

Is fasting during Navratri good for diabetic patients?Navratri has a special place many people, and they welcome it with great enthusiasm, many people prefer fasting during the fest. Due to religious and scientific beliefs, these nine days are said to be the best for fasting. For a diabetic patient, fasting during Navratri is not mandatory, it is a personal choice. A diabetic […]

‘TB chose me, because I am a strong person and I could fight back’

In a battle between Debashree Lokhande and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for seven years, has now successfully recovered from the respiratory disease

‘TB chose me, because I am a strong person and I could fight back’She is not only invited by United Nations to deliver a talk on her journey as a TB survivor at Netherlands in it’s upcoming conference on TB but she is also doing patient advocacy on different platforms in the country. She has also started her full time work now as a senior architect in one […]

BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja Foundation

According to RTI filed by Praja Foundtion, the BMC claimed that they were malnourished child in Mumbai in 2016-17. Praja Foundation alleged that the BMC has merely changed the definition of malnutrition

BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja FoundationIn 2015-16, a survey conducted by the municipal school in Mumbai showed that 64,681 students were malnourished. In 2016-17, there were no malnourished children in BMC schools In 2015-16, the number of malnourished children in the municipal school was at 34%. This has come down to just 5% in 2017-18 years. Now, through an RTI […]