Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancer

The workshop begins on May 08 and will end on May 19. During the workshop, topics such as the basics about cancer, how to solve a case, how to diagnose them, and what is the best evidence based line of management of cancer will be taught to students to help them deal with cancer cases with a better understanding

Tata Memorial Hospital hosts oncology workshop to train students in the basics of cancerTata Memorial Hospital has organised its 3rd Summer School in Oncology 2017 in collaboration with King’s college, London. At least 120 medical students from Maharashtra and other states of India are participating in the workshop. Dr Kailash Sharma, Director of Academic, TMC, said, “The aim of this camp is to motivate medical students who are […]

Doctor answers call of duty, dodges naxals to treat jawans injured in naxal attack

Dr Charanjeet Singh Saluja, a 40-year-old doctor, was advised against going to the naxal-prone area risking his life, but he paid no heed to the warning. Dr Saluja reached Bhamragarh after the naxal attack and saved lives of injured jawans

Doctor answers call of duty, dodges naxals to treat jawans injured in naxal attackDr Charanjeet Singh Saluja’s made a brave decision to put his duty as a doctor above his life, ignoring the risk involved in reaching Bhamragarh after the naxal attack, to ensure that lives of injured jawans were saved on time with medical help on Wednesday. The 40-year-old doctor was at his clinic in Alapalli, which […]

Corrective surgery at free health camp helps burns patient economically

The main objective of the Operation Restore camp is to correct the functional deformities and help the economically challenged burns survivors to lead a near normal life , it is for those who could not afford the corrective surgery. There is a need across the country for such free surgeries which can help patients get better

Corrective surgery at free health camp helps burns patient economicallyAll of 21 years, Harpreet Singh is one among many patients who had received non-cosmetic deformative corrective surgery at the 16th Health camp organised by the National Burn Centre (NBC), Airoli.  The two-day camp was organised on April 29 to April 30 and have helped treat 30 patients from across India. A resident of Baliya […]

‘WHO should guide us on vaccination, medication of H1N1 influenza,’ says Maha Health Minister Deepak Sawant

While in Mumbai, 21 cases have been reported since January and one death was reported on April 29 at Kasturba Hospital, 15 cases have been detected in Thane and 5 patients are in critical condition; two deaths of swine flu in March and April have been reported

‘WHO should guide us on vaccination, medication of H1N1 influenza,’ says Maha Health Minister Deepak SawantAt least 7 lakh swine flu cases have been screened this year starting January, among which 887 are positive. While 11,940 patients have received treatment and are discharged, 18 patients are on ventilator. Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant shared the data while attending an event in Mumbai on May 5. “The World Health Organization […]

Maharashtra teams up with World Health Organization to start statewide Rubella vaccination campaign

While speaking about the vaccination drive in the state, Dr Deepak Sawant accepted that the state government is finding it difficult to carry out vaccination drives in small towns. He urged WHO, to team up with Maharashtra government and help, the state to take vaccination to the grass-root level in 15 tribal districts

Maharashtra teams up with World Health Organization to start statewide Rubella vaccination campaignTo eradicate Rubella measles which is an infection carried by the rubella virus, from Maharashtra, the state government has teamed up with the World Health Organization. Maharashtra is set to start a massive statewide vaccination campaign against Rubella measles beginning from Feb 2018. State Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “Children aged between 9 months […]

Activists battle bidi lobby on social media urging PM to include it in demerit category of GST 

A press note released by the team of oncologists fighting change stated that India is on the edge of historical tax reform and while the bidi lobby is trying hard for lower rates in GST, the government should think about people’s health and tax bidi as other tobacco products

Activists battle bidi lobby on social media urging PM to include it in demerit category of GST After writing a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding to cap bidi under highest Goods and Services Tax (GST), 108 cancer centres have strengthened their efforts by starting a campaign on social media. A press note released by the team of oncologists fighting change stated that India is on the edge of historical tax […]

Set criteria for SOP with foreign patients Dr Deepak Sawant urges Union Health minister JP Nadda

The proposal comes after the ugly spat between Eman Ahmed’s sister Shaimaa Selim and Saifee Hospital, wherein the doctors were alleged of negligence towards Eman, state health minister wants a procedure in place to avoid any maligning of doctors of India in future

Set criteria for SOP with foreign patients Dr Deepak Sawant urges Union Health minister JP NaddaJust a day after State Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant had proposed the idea to formulate a standard operative procedure (SOP) for foreign patients coming to India for medical treatment, Dr Sawant has put forth his demand to Union Health Minister JP Nadda, who was present in Mumbai to inaugurate the National Conference on ‘Developing Quality […]

Soon, Maha to have standard operative procedure to deal with foreign patients

State Health Minister takes the decision after Eman Ahmed’s sister Shaimaa Selim expressed her much-publicised displeasure on the course of treatment given to Eman at Saifee Hospital even though the doctors had successfully operated on her. Eman left India at 170kg

Soon, Maha to have standard operative procedure to deal with foreign patientsSoon, Maharashtra will have standard operative procedures (SOP) to deal with foreign patients coming to the state for medical treatment. This decision was taken after the much publicised displeasure of Eman Ahmed’s sister Shaimaa Selim on the course of treatment given at Saifee Hospital even after the doctors successfully operated on her for weight loss […]

GST effect: Druggists reduce stock of medicines

Fearing double taxation the druggists are removing unwanted stock, however they assure there will be no shortage of medicines

GST effect: Druggists reduce stock of medicinesThe Goods and Services Tax (GST) is India’s biggest indirect tax reform, to be implemented from July 1. As an effect of this chemists have started reducing the stock of medicines to avoid double taxation. “The medicine stock which is not likely to be sold why should we pay double taxes on it? To avoid […]

Emotions overflow as Eman leaves one ‘home’ for another

Eman left for further treatment to Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital on Thursday from Mumbai. During her departure from Saifee Hospital, the staff, who attended to her, bid a tearful goodbye

Emotions overflow as Eman leaves one ‘home’ for anotherFor the last couple of months, this was her home. That special cabin at the Saifee Hospital, those known caretakers, the nurses had become all too familiar for Eman. She didn’t want to leave them all. The nurses bade a farewell to Eman in room No701 on the seventh floor of the hospital. There were […]