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

The recent survey published in National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that although the overall attitude of Indian medical students towards homosexuality is positive, the percentage of students with negative attitudes remains quite high. Further work on the medical curriculum is needed to change these negative attitudes so that patients receive appropriate care

Need a curriculum to train medical students on how to interact with LGBT personsWhile 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 […]

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

Doctors say while this procedure is life-saving, a lot of patients have to delay it because they are unable to find donor and / or gather funds required for the surgery and post-operative medication and care

Long waiting period, high cost impeding liver transplant surgeries in IndiaIndia 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 […]

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

Suhana, 13, underwent a heart transplant on August 20 in Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Her parents are yet to pay the full amount for the operation apart from supporting her treatment and care throughout her life  

Affordable transplant: Family of heart recipient keeps up hope amidst severe cash crunchThe 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 […]