Soon your dentist to become your family physician

NITI Aayog, along with the Health Ministry, is mulling a proposal to allow dentists to practice family medicine or mainstream medicine. The idea of a bridge course is under consideration of the officials, which will create mid-level health providers

Soon your dentist to become your family physicianTo curb the shortage of doctors in the country, the Union Health Ministry is mulling to create a mid-level cadre, by allowing dentists to practice family medicine. The NITI Aayog has issued a letter, on April 18, to all the concern stakeholders to attend the meeting regarding this, held on April 22. The letter states, […]

A 6-year-old girl treated for a metallic rod which pierced into her brain

A 6-year-old girl treated for a metallic rod which pierced into her brainSejal Yadav, a 6-year-old girl fall from 8ft height on a metallic rod of about 3ft metallic rod pierced into the head resulting penetrating injury at right frontal-parietal region while playing at Chembur. When she presented, she was unconscious. Family relatives of Sejal Yadav removed the rod on the site and took her to local Hospital for further treatment. […]

#RoadSafetyWeek: Importance of emergency care post an accident

Dr Shweta Manohar, Head of Emergency and Trauma, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains why it is crucial to undergo a medical check-up post-accident

#RoadSafetyWeek: Importance of emergency care post an accidentEvery year January 11 to 17, ‘Road Safety Week’ is observed, and it focuses on interventions made year-on-year to bring down road traffic accidents. The theme for this year is ‘Sadak Suraksha , Jeevan Raksha’. Generally, the first observation following a road traffic accident (RTA), especially, a -impact one, is that the motorists and pedestrians, […]

Pune docs save a woman who suffered a near-death fall 

A 30-year-old woman accidentally fell from a high rise in Hinjewadi. The woman does not remember about her fall or hitting her head, fracturing both the thighs, injuring her spine, or even losing her teeth. The doctors save her life and expect a full recovery within three months

Pune docs save a woman who suffered a near-death fall The family of a Anjali Pawar (name changed) a 30-year-old woman  will never forget the experience they had in the past two weeks in their entire lives. As the woman does not remember about her fall from the fourth floor from a high-rise building in Hinjewadi. Pawar neither remembers about the fall, nor does she […]

Pune hoarding collapse: Husband loses life after cremating wife’s ashes

Today, Pune witnessed an unfortunate incident wherein a hoarding came crashing down upon motorists at a traffic signal. Shivaji Pardeshi, was among the people who lost their lives to the dreadful incident

Pune hoarding collapse: Husband loses life after cremating wife’s ashesThe 40-year-old man was returning from Alandi, where he had gone to cremate the ashes of his wife on Friday. While the family was already coping with one tragedy, unforeseen circumstance put them in the wrong place at the wrong time. Shivaji, works as an auto driver and was ferrying his daughter, son and his […]

‘For a second I felt Dipali would come and take her degree’

Dipali Lahamate, was an intern at Nair Dental College and lost her life after being hit by a speeding car on March 04, 2018. The doctors of civic-run Nair Dental College had started an online campaign, seeking stern action against the guilty in the hit-and-run case by seeking justice for Dipali

‘For a second I felt Dipali would come and take her degree’“Today her dream has truly come true. She had studied hard, fought day and night, didn’t leave a single stone unturned, with only one dream in her eyes. Today, Deepali, secured a degree, Bachelor of Dental surgery (BDS). But, to enjoy this moment, she is not with us. We miss her a lot,” said Abhinay […]

Ladakh: Maha doctors save passengers from chasm of death

Five doctors from Maharashtra have shown immense determination and went above their call of duty, to rescue four passengers who fell down a 500 metres deep gorge alongside a meandering road in Leh

Ladakh: Maha doctors save passengers from chasm of deathWith curves at every hundred meters, huge mountain ranges on one side and a steep, thousand feet deep valley on the other. Tanglangala pass, in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, is the world’s second highest motor able road. On July 02, a group of five doctors, from Jalgaon, Maharashtra, were on their way […]

Number of accidents can be prevented following simple do’s and don’ts: Choubey

Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the State Minister for Health and Family Welfare, released a Handbook on Prevention of Accidents and Awareness of First Aid on Thursday. Choubey emphasised the need for giving medical trauma care to the injured during the first hour of the accident.

Number of accidents can be prevented following simple do’s and don’ts: ChoubeyAshwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, released a Handbook on Prevention of Accidents and Awareness of First Aid on the occasion of ‘Road Safety Week’ at a function, in Delhi on Thursday. Speaking at the function, Choubey emphasised on the need for giving medical trauma care to the injured […]

#Justicefordipali: Doctors launch online campaign

Dipali Lahamate, intern at the Nair Hospital Dental College lost her life after being hit by a speeding car. The doctors of civic-run Nair Dental College have started an online campaign, seeking stern action against the guilty by seeking justice for Dipali

#Justicefordipali: Doctors launch online campaign  On Marh 24, around 4:00 pm, after work. Like every day, Dipali stepped out of the hospital. Dipali was hit by a speeding car. Dipali was undergoing treatment at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. She wasn’t responding to treatment. On Friday, she lost her life. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr, Neelam  Andrade, Head, Department […]

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practices

Mumbai Police issued an e-Challan to actor Kunal Khemu who posted an apology on Twitter for riding a sports bike without helmet. After which the actor apologised and accepted the punishment. So, to ensure the safety of citizens, on the occasion of World Head Injury Awareness Day on March 20, Fortis Hospitals- Mulund, Mahim and Navi Mumbai along with the city’s traffic department organised a day-long initiative aimed at creating awareness amongst motorists and pedestrians about road safety, importance of usage of helmets, seatbelts, and most importantly, following lane discipline

Head injuries can be prevented by adopting safe riding practicesThe day long initiative was conducted at the Bandra and Mahim junctions, Shivaji Circle, Navi Mumbai and Bhandup-Sonapur and Nahur-Airoli junctions respectively. The team educated motorists about traffic rules and shared information about first aid, to equip motorists to tackle accidents. With the growing number of road accidents in the country, the initiative was a […]
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