WHO is developing benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicine

WHO Working Group Meetings with AYUSH Ministry inaugurated at Jaipur. World Health Organization is developing Benchmark Documents for practice in Ayurveda, Panckarma and Unani system as part of its global strategy to provide safe, effective and accessible Traditional Medicine to global community

WHO is developing benchmark documents for practice in traditional medicineDevelopment of these benchmarks documents is included in the Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) between WHO and Ministry of AYUSH. WHO Working Group Meetings for three WHO benchmark documents scheduled September 17 to September 19, 2018, was inaugurated today at Jaipur. The three days programme containing four sessions on each day has been organised by Ministry […]

Maha: Organ donation from Kolhapur saves life of three patients

This is the third organ donation from Kolhapur, where liver and two kidneys saved life of three people

Maha: Organ donation from Kolhapur saves life of three patientsThe organ donation happened in Diamond Hospital from Kasba Bawada area of Kolhapur. D Y Patil hospital in Pune carried out liver transplant for the first time. While one kidney was given to Diamond Hospital, one kidney was given to Noble Hospital from Pune. It was 6-year-old brain-dead whose organs were retrieved. The family was […]

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman Bhawan

A ‘test and treat’ camp for anaemia has been organised at Nirman Bhawan for ten days.  The objective of this camp is to generate awareness in community regarding anaemia

Health Ministry organises ‘anaemia test and treat’ camp at Nirman BhawanFacilities of haemoglobin testing and nutrition counselling will be provided at the camps by National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Anaemia (NCEAR-A). Nutrition counsellors from National Centre of Excellence and Advanced Research on Diets (NCEAR-D, Lady Irwin College) and Centre for acute malnutrition (Kalawati Saran Children’s Hospital) will also provide nutrition counselling to […]

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapy

The boy was successfully treated for rare bone cancer (Ewing’s sarcoma). This is a rare type of cancer that most often occurs in and around the bones and is mostly seen amongst children and teenagers

Iraqi boy becomes youngest patient to undergo extracorporeal radiation therapyHussein Mohammed, an 8-year-old an Iraqi resident, was studying in class 3rd until he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, in the Tibia (shin bone). Parents of the young boy sought treatment locally, he underwent chemotherapy, eventually, and he had to stop attending school. He responded well to the chemotherapy, but to treat Ewing’s sarcoma, the […]

Alcohol abuse in young adults and its impact on heart

Dr Hasmukh Rawat, a Senior Interventional Cardiologist and HOD - Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how alcohol consumption can affect the health of the heart, and what problems it can cause

Alcohol abuse in young adults and its impact on heartWe all are aware of the fact that too much of anything can turn out to be bad for you. Today, young adults do not understand the importance of preventive health care and turn a deaf ear to the most advice given in this regard. For a majority of this group, socially recognised lifestyle habit […]

Supreme court exempts Saridon and two other combination drugs from govt ban

Just a week after the Supreme Court banned the sale of as many as 328 combination drugs, including popular painkiller Saridon, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the sale of Saridon and two other drugs, Piriton Expectorant and Dart

Supreme court exempts Saridon and two other combination drugs from govt banThe decision was taken after drug makers filed a petition, saying that these drugs were being manufactured since 1988. The petitioners cited the Supreme Court’s earlier relief to 15 manufacturers on the bases of the similar grounds, saying that they should also be exempted from the ban. The Supreme Court also asked the Ministry of […]

Jaslok Hospital launches one of its kind geriatric clinic for seniors

Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched one of a kind Geriatric Clinic at its hospital premises on Pedder Road on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The event was graced by award winning actress Padma Shri Shashikala who inaugurated the clinic along with other dignitaries

Jaslok Hospital launches one of its kind geriatric clinic for seniorsEven though India is a young country, it’s important to understand and combat the healthcare issues faced by the elderly. According to statistics, in Asia as a whole, the proportion of the elderly is expected to increase from 10.5 per cent to 22.4 per cent during 2012–2050. India is situated in the grip of an […]

Maharashtra to launch state-wide leprosy detection mission

Under National Leprosy Eradication Mission, Maharashtra for the first time this year will start state-wide leprosy detection mission. When 22 districts were covered last year under the mission, this year the entire state will be covered

Maharashtra to launch state-wide leprosy detection missionThe mission will be implemented from September 24 to October 09. A team of two, comprising a man and a woman will visit 25 houses every day and will carry out the survey. Dr Sanjay Jathar, Addition District Health Officer, (ADHO), Pune, said, “We would be referring the newly detected patients to hospitals and soon […]

Mumbai: Acid attack victims spread awareness about skin donation during Ganeshotsav

Many among us are unaware of skin donation and its importance but those who suffered an acid attack, and for them, skin donation is like getting life back. Two acid attack victims, Sneha and Sia, have come forward and helped Panchganga Ganeshotsav mandal, in Lower Parel, to build up a set to spread awareness about skin donation

Mumbai: Acid attack victims spread awareness about skin donation during GaneshotsavHave you ever heard about skin donation? No! Right? Many of you may not have heard about this. Or are not aware of the procedure entirely. However, those who suffered an acid attack, for them skin donation is like getting a life back or a bliss. One may not understand the importance of skin donation, […]

Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s life

On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a police constable of Pune police swung into action to save the life of a person who needed immediate medical attention. An ambulance was available but it did not have a driver, so he stepped up and drove the vehicle himself to get the patient to the hospital on time

Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s lifeOn Thursday, September 13, 2018. Lakhs of people had gathered on the streets of Pune, Maharashtra, to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. The devotees were chanting ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya,’ to welcome the beloved elephant god, Lord Ganesha The Pune police were alert to tackle any untoward incident or an emergency. And suddenly, a phone at the Dattawadi […]
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