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 […]

Increase Maharashtra’s health budget by 40% to improve health care, demand doctors and activists

The activists and doctors said low health budgets are leading to lack of expansion of health care infrastructure in state, which is required with growing population and upgraded technologies

Increase Maharashtra’s health budget by 40% to improve health care, demand doctors and activistsTo address the disparity between growing state population and health care facilities, doctors and health activists have demanded that Maharashtra should increase its health budget by 40% for 2017-18. Members of Jan Arogya Abhiyan and Anna Adhikar Abhiyan Maharashtra addressed a press conference on January 23 in Mumbai, wherein they presented their demands to improve […]

Robot which makes complex surgeries easy on display at JJ Hospital

Although performing robotic surgeries remain a distant dream in government hospitals in Maharashtra, the da Vinci Robotic System will give a glimpse of how it works for doctors

Robot which makes complex surgeries easy on display at JJ HospitalThe da Vinci Robotic System, which is considered as a breakthrough step in surgical technology, is kept on demonstration at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai from January 23 to 27. Government hospital doctors from across the state will visit JJ Hospital to get first-of-its-kind experience of this surgical technology. Performing robotic surgeries in […]

Burns hospital opens butterfly garden that heals patients

Appreciating NBC’s efforts, plastic surgeons said therapeutic healing is a recognised therapy worldwide. Patients at National Burns Centre (NBC) will be taken to the garden for half-an-hour every day

Burns hospital opens butterfly garden that heals patientsMany studies carried out across the world have emphasised and affirmed the general belief that spending time in nature can heal a person. Taking a cue from this, Navi Mumbai’s National Burns Centre (NBC), specialised centre for burns treatment and rehabilitation, has built a butterfly garden to help in healing and rehabilitating patients who have […]

PMO’s intervention sought to make new TB drugs accessible to the needy

Move comes three days after Delhi HC ordered an 18-year-old girl from Patna to be administered bedaquiline under the supervision of Mumbai doctors from PD Hinduja Hospital and KEM Hospital in Parel

PMO’s intervention sought to make new TB drugs accessible to the needySurvivors Against TB (SATB), a community-based group of TB survivors has written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking his intervention on the issue of access to new TB drugs for thousands of Indians affected by drug resistant TB (DR-TB). This happens three days after Delhi High Court stated that the 18-year-old Patna girl will […]

IMA to launch nationwide protest against Centre’s exit exam proposal

Proposal makes it mandatory for medical students to clear National Exit Test (NEXT) to receive academic title ‘Doctor’

IMA to launch nationwide protest against Centre’s exit exam proposalIndian Medical Association (IMA) will launch a nationwide protest on February 1 against the Union Government’s plan to introduce exit exam after completing Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Science (MBBS) degree. On December 29, 2016, the Union Health Ministry announced the draft Indian Medical Council (amendment) Bill 2016, which makes it mandatory for medical […]

Month-long trauma ends for Mumbai woman as KEM doctors successfully abort her 24-week abnormal foetus

The woman had approached SC to seek permission to abort her 24-weeks-old unborn after a routine sonography test revealed that the foetus has a serious developmental defect called anencephaly- absence of brain 

Month-long trauma ends for Mumbai woman as KEM doctors successfully abort her 24-week abnormal foetusThe Mumbai woman, who fought a legal battle in Supreme Court (SC) to abort her abnormal foetus, went through abortion in the wee hours of Friday. Dr Avinash Supe, dean KEM Hospital said the abortion procedure was initiated and she aborted the child at 3.30 am. “She is stable and under observation. We are most likely […]