Pune: Yerawada mental hospital’s ‘family ward’ to unite mentally ill patients and their family

Pune: Yerawada mental hospital’s ‘family ward’ to unite mentally ill patients and their familyThe administration has decided to build a ‘Family Ward’ where the patient and the family will be united . The pilot project is likely to begin from the month of October. Family plays a very crucial role in the patients progress. Families support is very important at the onset of the disease. Also, the family […]

Race for 7: NGO host run to raise awareness on rare diseases

To commemorate Rare Disease Day which is being observed on February 28, an enthusiastic 1500+ participants, including rare disease patients and their caregivers, took part in RaceFor7 at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and were joined by another 3500+ participants from Bangalore. Race for 7 is an awareness walk/run organised by the Organization for Rare Diseases (ORDI)

Race for 7: NGO host run to raise awareness on rare diseasesORDI is an NGO committed to address the challenges faced by suffering from rare diseases and its treatment. The objective of the Race for 7 is to raise awareness for the 7,000 documented rare diseases and the estimated 70 million patients in India suffering from a rare disease. Race for 7 was first held in […]

‘I call upon the industry to cover up the speed to work on NaMoCare,’ says Ananth Kumar

 The event will bring key stakeholders of the pharma and medical devices sectors under one roof, with hundreds of delegates including 50 Hosted Delegates from other Nations. Over 300 companies and 50 start-ups will showcase their products at the grand exhibition where more than 90 eminent industry leaders will speak at various sessions

‘I call upon the industry to cover up the speed to work on NaMoCare,’ says Ananth KumarUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar inaugurated the three-day event where Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J P Nadda, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers and Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Mansukh L Mandaviya are also present. India Pharma 2018 is an International Exhibition and Conference on […]

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  

It’s often said that a family that stays together, triumphs together. Showing an awe-inspiring family spirit, a Bengaluru family is giving us major ‘togetherness’ goals on this World Cancer Day (February 4th)  

A tale of three cancer survivors: Mother, daughter and granddaughter conquer the disease  Self-pity is easier to resort to when faced with a crisis like cancer. Few women have a strong urge to survive against this deadly disease. Leela (name changed) was treated for breast cancer about a few years back. Everything went on well, till she actually realised that both, her mother and daughter suffer from different […]

Karnataka: Doctors strike called off

The Karnataka government stared at a crisis, after 20,000 doctors launched an indefinite strike against some provisions of the Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill. They demanded that the Siddaramaiah government drop at least four contentious proposals in the bill. However, the doctors have called off the strike, after their demands were approved

Karnataka: Doctors strike called offIn a step to make healthcare affordable, the Karnataka government decided to fix the rates for different types of treatments and bed charges in private hospitals and nursing homes. The bill, Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (Amendment) Bill 2017, which has been placed on the floor in the house, empowers the state government to fix rates, […]

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 hearts

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Organ donation not only gives a new lease of life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ. It saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, prevents a child from growing up without a parent and adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut short. It is the ultimate gift of love and a happy responsibility, reminisces Reena Raju, India’s first woman to get a second heart transplant

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 heartsFrom being a founder of an NGO (Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation), to athlete, skydiver, cycler, parasailor and singer. She is a go getter and a fighter who is an inspiration for many. In the year 2009, when Raju was 28-years-old, she had undergone her first heart transplant, due to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy), a heart condition that leaves you […]

Bengaluru cop halts President’s convoy, gets rewarded by Karnataka police

M L Nijaligappa a Sub-inspector who is attached with Bengaluru traffic department stopped convoy of India’s First citizen, President Pranab Mukherjee to make a way for the ambulance. Karnataka state police have rewarded M L Nijaligappa for his presence of mind   

Bengaluru cop halts President’s convoy, gets rewarded by Karnataka policeSaturday June 18, was a just another day for Bengaluru police, as the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee was in the city. Security drill was conducted, standard SOP’s were followed and roads en-route to Raj Bhavan was blocked for the president’s movement. But, what was termed as a routine that day changed a life of […]

Poison in Bengaluru air: 60% lung cancer patients are non-smokers

Air pollution, exposure to radiation and passive smoking are the major contributing factors to the rising cases

Poison in Bengaluru air: 60% lung cancer patients are non-smokersRadha, 54, complained of a sudden hoarseness in her voice and chronic cough only to be diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Her family was devastated and shocked in equal measure. A doctor herself, Radha led a healthy lifestyle and was a non-smoker. A year later, she succumbed to the killer disease. When Karthik, 45, […]