Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care experts

Yesteryear’s super hit movie, ‘Anand’ grabbed eyeballs for its portrayal of characters and unique presentation of death- acceptance. Anand, is a cancer patient who doesn’t wish to confine to bed in his final days and wished to die peacefully. That is the kind of life that palliative care tries to advocate, to help the person to be bereft of pain and suffering. However, the experts say that we are poorly prepared, in case of palliative care

‘Let a person die with dignity’, say palliative care expertsFor the 83-year-old, Nitin Kumar (name changed) his family was everything. Like anybody in that age, he had started feeling more breathless and came to the doctors with the complaint of heart ailments. Kumar had a severe heart disease which took a toll on his kidney. Kumar’s family approached the palliative care unit at Hinduja […]

India continues to be polio free, suspected cases still a reality, say experts

On this World Polio Day, while speaking on the occasion to My Medical Mantra, health experts mention that though polio is eradicated from India, high precautions as well as immunisation should be under taken as neighbouring countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan still has an on-going battle with the disease

India continues to be polio free, suspected cases still a reality, say expertsIndia is known for its constant fight against various diseases. In one such victory, India has continued to be a polio-free country since 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This has been possible due to the constant checks and immunizations camps that are held regularly held across the country to keep a check […]

The unsung hero: Meet a ward boy whose mimicry is like a ‘pain killer’ for the patients

Everyone is aware about Bollywood’s super hit flick ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, in which Actor Sanjay Dutt gives a magical hug to people to make them feel happy. Similarly, since 40 years, Sir JJ Hospital’s ward boy Munnna, is bringing smile on the patients and their relative’s face, by serving them and doing mimicry of Bollywood’s Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan, to ease their agony and provide them, the much needed relief

The unsung hero: Meet a ward boy whose mimicry is like a ‘pain killer’ for the patientsRavidas Babu Monashri’s family belongs to Mumbai. His father worked as a ward boy in Sir JJ Hospital. After father’s death, Ravidas was appointed on his place. Ravidas’s family’s financial condition is poor. Since he didn’t have his own house in Mumbai, for several years, he and his family lived in the Chawl in JJ […]

A door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soon

The second phase of TB campaign will run under the government of India’s ‘Active TB Case Finding campaign’ which is part of its long-term plan to eliminate the disease by the year 2025

A door-to-door-campaign to detect unreported TB cases to start soonThe second phase of campaign which seeks to detect hidden cases of TB will commence in Maharashtra from July 17 to 30. In the first phase of campaign from the total of as many as 2,650 cases detected nationally, 161 were found in Mumbai, Thane, Bhiwandi and Pune. The campaign will be launched in Aurangabad, Beed, […]

World Health Organization ropes in Amitabh Bachchan to spread awareness on hepatitis

Hepatitis B vaccination is a dose with is administered within 24 hours of birth followed by three doses in the first six months of life, as per national immunisation schedule of countries in the South East Asian region

World Health Organization ropes in Amitabh Bachchan to spread awareness on hepatitisIn order to boost awareness about hepatitis, the World Health Organization has appointed Amitabh Bachchan as its goodwill ambassador. Hepatitis kills 4, 10,000 people in South East Asia, region every year, out of which 60% is in India due to different types of Hepatitis related issues.  90 million people suffer from chronic liver disease and […]

Post Sangli incident, Maha plans to rope in Amitabh Bachchan for save girl child campaign

After the horrifying incident of 19 female foetuses found dumped in Sangli came to light, the state government is now planning to rope in actor Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for its Anti-Female Foeticide campaign

Post Sangli incident, Maha plans to rope in Amitabh Bachchan for save girl child campaignAfter the horrifying incident of 19 female foetuses found dumped in Sangli came to light, the state government is now planning to rope in actor Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for its Anti-Female Foeticide campaign. Dr Deepak Sawant, Maharashtra Health Minister, said, “The government will urge Amitabh Bachchan to be the face of Anti-Female […]