Highlights of 2017: Health news web portal My Medical Mantra’s journey

To keep people updated about the healthcare sector. India’s leading health news web portal My Medical Mantra, has carved a niche audience with its efforts, timely reporting of the news, campaigns, medical breakthroughs and fitness and diet mantras. With an aim to pave the way for long term well-being, the portal helps in spreading, promoting and encouraging a healthy living

Highlights of 2017: Health news web portal My Medical Mantra’s journey

  • My Medical Mantra is a medical news portal which aims at bringing the latest news, interesting developments and intriguing facts from the medical world in simple words for its readers.
  • On December 4, health news web portal My Medical Mantra completed a year. On the occasion of its first anniversary, The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, felicitated the families of the organ donors, in the VP house, Delhi. Venkaiah Naidu, encouraged people to donate organs as it is the need of the hour. He also appreciated and thanked team My Medical Mantra for taking up the cause and spreading awareness regarding organ donation.

We broke, others followed:

My Medical Mantra kicked off the year with #SaveAaradhya campaign to save Aaradhya Mule, a four-year-old girl suffering from an end-stage heart disease, was instrumental in bringing awareness on organ donation in the country in limelight. The #SaveAaradhya hashtag was trending in different parts of the country including metro cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and it garnered a huge support. My Medical Mantra’s team‘s efforts to create awareness regarding the organ donation succeeded and Aaradhya got a new heart.

Asian Heart Institute (AHI), one of India’s leading heart hospitals, stirred controversy on cut price in medical fraternity. The hospital put up hoardings that say – ‘Honest Opinion. No Commission to Doctors’ – at strategic locations across the city. My Medical Mantra’s extensive coverage made the state government form a committee to form a policy to stop cut practice in health care.

My Medical Mantra’s #TaxFreePad was a social media campaign along with NGOs to request central government to exclude sanitary pads from Goods and Services Tax (GST). #SaveYoungLungs and #FightObesity: A month long campaign was held where health camps were organised to reach out to rural population. Our campaign has now led state government to start obesity clinic in government medical colleges. It has also decided to include obesity in the MBBS curriculum.

To spread awareness regarding the mental health, we have published stories depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and many more.

Spurred by the overwhelming response to its English health news website, My Medical Mantra launched a Marathi website on July 1. The Marathi portal, which will run parallel to the existing English one, was unveiled by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

My Medical Mantra’s special columns include: ‘Fitness Mantra’, details about a particular doctor’s fitness and diet regimen.

Since last few years, medical tourism is growing rapidly in cities like Mumbai and Pune. A large number of patients come from abroad for the treatment of heart and liver transplants, kidney and many more diseases in Maharashtra. Also, late Eman Ahmed, once ‘world’s heaviest woman’, took treatment in Mumbai.

My Medical Mantra had exclusive stories which were followed by other media houses. My Medical Mantra also pressed upon policy formation for foreign patients. After which, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister decided to prepare a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), with the inputs from the hospitals.

Globally, we have been looking for ways to make transplants affordable for one and all. In order to make it affordable, My Medical Mantra has started an affordable series that robes in every stakeholder from government to common man to bridge the gap between the donors, recipients and the hospitals.

In the year 2017, My Medical Mantra took up the important issues pertaining to the health sector. My Medical Mantra believes in supporting the noble causes and will always strive towards the same and will always work towards the betterment of the society.

Team My Medical Mantra wishes you a very happy New Year!