Spurred by the overwhelming response to its English health news website, My Medical Mantra launched a Marathi website on Saturday. The Marathi portal, which will run parallel to the existing English one, was unveiled by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
“We received a great response for My Medical Mantra. At the same time, there was a strong demand for a portal in the local language,” said Santosh Andhle, senior editor, My Medical Mantra. “This is the first dedicated Marathi health news website, and it will cover health news from across the state and country. The portal will also be available on mobile phones. There will be a Marathi bulletin on WhatsApp,” he added.
The inauguration took place during the memorial function of Late Dr PL Tiwari, eminent cardiologist at Bombay Hospital, held at Express Towers, Nariman Point. Also present were distinguished members of medical fraternity including Padmashri Dr TP Lahane, dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospital; Dr Kuldeep Kohli, director of Ayurveda department; Dr Ajay Bhandarwar, head of surgery department at JJ Hospital and Dr Shrirang Bicchu, nephrologist at Bombay Hospital. The website received praised from these eminent personalities.
My Medical Mantra also got an opportunity to showcase the website to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who devoted some time to reading the website. His charitable foundation, Being Human, helped fund the treatment of a little boy called Yadnya, which featured on the website.
My Medical Mantra is an online portal, which caters to health news from across the world. The English website was launched around six months ago, and has garnered strong readership. It is highly popular among doctors and working professionals.