India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrest

Dr B K Goyal passed away on Tuesday at 12 noon at his resident owing to a massive cardiac arrest. While the medical fraternity and state has sustained a great loss, he will always be remembered for his achievements and endearing personality

India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrestDr B K Goyal was an internationally acclaimed interventional cardiologist and medical educationist. He practised as a cardiologist at Bombay Hospital since 1966. Dr Goyal was the only cardiologist outside the United States to have the unique distinction of being appointed as the honorary consultant cardiologist to the world famous Texas Heart Institute, Houston. Dr […]

‘Dr Goyal’s death is a huge loss for the state’ says Girish Mahajan

Dr BK Goyal passed away on Tuesday noon at 12. On his sad demise, My Medical Mantra talks to famous doctors and his colleagues who call him a ‘relentless workaholic’ and ‘gem of a person’

‘Dr Goyal’s death is a huge loss for the state’ says Girish MahajanIt came as a rude shock on Tuesday noon that internationally renowned cardiologist, Dr BK Goyal passed away. “This is a huge loss for the state,” said Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra, “I’ve know him for over 10 years now. He was a gem of a person. He would treat poor patients for free.” Ask anyone […]

Mumbai: Eminent cardiologist Dr B K Goyal passes away

Dr B K Goyal, a 82-year-old senior cardiologist attached to Bombay Hospital passes away on Tuesday morning in Mumbai. He was the head of the department of cardiology at Bombay Hospital.

Mumbai: Eminent cardiologist Dr B K Goyal passes awayIn what comes as a shock today, senior cardiologist and Head of Cardiology department at Bombay Hospital, Dr BK Goyal passed away due to massive cardiac arrest at home on Tuesday morning. He was declared dead on reaching Breach Candy hospital. He was a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan, the last […]

Pune: Temperature fluctuations behind rise in viral infections

As the season is changes from winter to spring, it invites a host of health problems. This time period is conducive to the growth of viral infections. Doctors advise on how to deal with this sudden change in weather and what precautions to take

Pune: Temperature fluctuations behind rise in viral infectionsIn the last two weeks, Pune has seen many fluctuations in temperature, due to this city has seen a rise in the number of patients suffering from viral ailments. The temperatures are varying between hot and cold and during this transition, there is an increase in pathogens and allergens in the environment. Doctors have witnessed […]

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctors

Overall there is a shortage of 81 per cents of specialist in India. And in Maharashtra as well, post of specialist doctors and healthcare remain vacant. To tackle this challenge, the DMER plans to make a database on doctors to keep a check on the and to provide adequate doctors in rural areas

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctorsThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India This database is being prepared to resolve the problems […]

‘India is committed to reforms in health services using ICT,’ says JP Nadda

While addressing the Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, in Australia, JP Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare stated that the Indian government aims to create integrated digital health platform and enable creation of electronic health record for 1.3 billion people of India

‘India is committed to reforms in health services using ICT,’ says JP Nadda“Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has great potential towards improvement of delivery of healthcare services. India is committed to reforms in health service delivery using ICT under Digital India Program of Government of India,” stated J P Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare during his address at Global Digital Health Partnership Summit, at […]

Chhattisgarh: Scientist find anti-cancer properties in rice

The research conducted by the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Mumbai has concluded that three medicinal varieties of rice, Gathuan, Maharaji and Laicha, have the ability to fight cancer

Chhattisgarh: Scientist find anti-cancer properties in riceResearchers have claimed to have found anti-cancer properties in three traditional varieties of rice paddy in Chhattisgarh. The research stated that Gathwan, Maharaji and Laicha which are three medicinal varieties of rice have cancer fighting abilities, said scientist Deepak Sharma to My Medical Mantra. These varieties were taken from the rice germplasm bank preserved in […]

India: Bihar witnesses highest decline in tobacco use

Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Bihar revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence declined among adults in Bihar but more sustained efforts are required to reduce tobacco use prevalence. Also, the prevalence of tobacco use among age group of 15 to 17 has decreased sharply from 21.7% in GATS 1 to less than one per cent in GATS 2

India: Bihar witnesses highest decline in tobacco useThe Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) is a global standard for systematically monitoring adult tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) and tracking key tobacco control indicators. The second round of Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) survey from Bihar, revealed that overall tobacco use prevalence has significantly declined. The prevalence of smoking decreased by 9.1 percentage […]

Heart transplant: ‘Even your smallest contribution can help save my wife’

Pooja Pachange is suffering from a serious heart ailment and the only option for her survival is to have a heart transplant. But her family hails from a very poor background and they are struggling to gather the money required for her treatment. Her husband, Sachin makes an appeal to the people who can help him save his wife

Heart transplant: ‘Even your smallest contribution can help save my wife’“On the day when doctors informed me, that I will have to undergo a heart transplant, I had become completely numb. My husband and I felt as if an earthquake had struck us. And within no time our dreams were shattered. We didn’t know what to do. Our world just crumbled in no time.” Pooja […]

Crash diet can invite heart problems

A crash diet is a diet for losing weight by limiting calories in a very short period of time. Although, it helps in quick weight reduction, it is bad for health. As per experts, if not treated it can lead to heart problems in the long run

Crash diet can invite heart problemsUnsupervised internet and WhatsApp-based crash diets can harm heart function and reduce its ability to pump blood. It is important for those with heart disease to seek medical advice before adopting a very low-calorie diet. In people with existing heart disease such a diet might aggravate heart failure symptoms like shortness of breath or increase […]
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