29-week-pregnant lady gets a nod by SC to abort her foetus

One of the three women who were waiting for SC to give its nod for their abortion plea was allowed to abort her 29-week-old foetus after a medical report by the state run JJ Hospital noted that there were severe abnormalities in the foetus which made it non-compatible with life after birth

29-week-pregnant lady gets a nod by SC to abort her foetusThe woman, who stays in Mumbai, found that her unborn child has abnormalities that are non-compatible to life after she crossed the 20 weeks pregnancy. According to the Section 3 of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 in India, a woman cannot terminate her pregnancy after 20 weeks. Hence, the women approached the SC […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

Pune doc says no to illegal abortion, gets brutally attacked

Today, the cases of patients mercilessly attacking doctors are rising. In one such unfortunate incident in Pune, on September 9, a gynaecologist from in Pimple Gurav area was allegedly attacked by a sharp weapon. The episode occurred after he refused to perform an illegal abortion on woman, who was more than five months pregnant

Pune doc says no to illegal abortion, gets brutally attackedThe role of a doctor is to remove the miseries and save the life of a person, but, today, the one who saves uncounted life is struggling to save his own, for all the right reasons. Dr Amol Bidkar, who runs Sakhi Maternity home in Pimple Gurav was attacked by the patient’s relatives, after which, […]

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boy

 The Supreme Court had order termination of the pregnancy of the 13-year-old rape victim on Sept 06, 2017. But, as termination was possibly life threatening for the minor girl, owing to complications. The doctors at JJ hospital decided to perform a delivery via C-section

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boyMumbai’s 13 year old rape victim has delivered a baby boy, on Friday afternoon in Sir JJ group of Hospital’s. Doctors say the baby was delivered through C-section around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The doctors, who performed the surgery, informed My Medical Mantra that both the mother and the baby boy are doing fine. While speaking […]

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victim

Supreme Court (SC) of India has passed the order of abortion of a 13-year-old rape survivor. She is in the 31st week of her pregnancy. Reportedly, SC has ordered to carry out the abortion on September 8

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victimMy Medical Mantra had exclusively reported about the case after a leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 13-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. The victim then had filed a petition in SC, pleading for abortion of her foetus. Nishant Katneshwarkar, Chief Standing Council, State […]

Doctor couple arrested for conducting 36 illegal abortions

Shocking news from Solapur has deeply saddened people across the state. As the Akluj police has arrested a doctor couple for conducting illegal abortions at Sia maternity home

Doctor couple arrested for conducting 36 illegal abortionsFemale sex ratio has dropped considerably, in comparison to the male sex ratio. Meanwhile, a shocking incident in Solapur has shaken the people. A doctor couple has conducted 36 illegal abortions, in duration of last one-and-a-half year. After receiving a complaint from Varsha Deshpande, from Satara’s ‘Lek Ladaki Abhiyan’, police caught Dr Tejas and Dr […]

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak Sawant

With drop in female sex ratio in the state, the state government’s health department held an urgent review meeting regarding the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak SawantIn one of the few important decisions taken at the meeting, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said every district in the state will have a special officer to monitor PCPDNT cases. While the female sex ratio in the state in 2015 was 960, it has fallen sharply to 899 in 2016. The areas, […]

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SC

Four women have approached the Supreme Court with appeals to abort their unborn children, who have been detected with life-threatening abnormalities. Doctors call for extension of Medical Termination of Pregnancy to 24 weeks

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SCThursday night will perhaps be the longest ever for Nisha Sanghvi (name changed) and her husband. The couple are on tenterhooks as they await an approval from the Supreme Court (SC) to abort their first child during a hearing on Friday. Nisha, who is 21 weeks pregnant, had to make the heart-breaking decision after scans revealed her […]

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discovered

Although Section 3 of the Medical Termination of pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a woman is filing a petition asking for abortion of her 26 weeks foetus due to absence of a major portion of the brain, skull or scalp

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discoveredA fresh case of a moral dilemma has come in front of doctors in Mumbai. A 26 weeks pregnant woman will soon be petitioning to abort her foetus owing to anencephaly. For Dr Nikhil Datar, the trail of such cases in this one year has been endless. Anencephaly is a condition which includes absence of […]

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalities

A Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, to allow her to abort the child.  While hearing the petition on the June 23, the SC observed that, the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks  

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalitiesIn a landmark judgment, in what is being considered as a ray of hope for a pregnant woman, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Kolkata woman, to terminate her 25 plus week foetus that is suffering from a severe cardiac abnormality. Doctors, who are advocating stretching the abortion limit from 20 weeks to 24 […]