Need a curriculum to train medical students on how to interact with LGBT persons

While Supreme Court has recently passed a historic judgement which has decriminalised homosexuality, it is necessary to know what is the attitude of medical students towards treating patients from LGBT community. The survey published by NCBI mentions that of 290 students, 270 (93.1%) (148 males and 122 females) completed the questionnaire and were included in […]

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Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in India

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in India

India not only has around 2,000 liver transplant surgeries each year, it is also one of the few countries that have a sizable number of living liver donors. According to reports, liver transplant is an established means of treatment for end stage liver disease. Though this is a life-saving procedure, several patients face constraints due […]

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Affordable transplant: Family of heart recipient keeps up hopes amidst severe cash crunch

Affordable transplant: Family of heart recipient keeps up hope amidst severe cash crunch

The Shaikhs from Collector Chawl, Khindipada in Mulund, are a happy lot even in tough times. The family of four stay in two separate rooms in the chawl, a forced necessity after 13-year-old Suhana underwent a heart transplant. They are still struggling to gather funds to pay for the surgery that took place in August […]

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