TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

In a battle between Neeta Sawant and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for six years, successfully underwent a surgery to remove her left lung removal at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on May 29, 2017. The young woman went through a trial by fire to […]

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‘Even the smallest contribution you make can play a big role in saving my son’s life’

‘My brother is unwell. He doesn’t play with me anymore, he is sick that is why he has been admitted in the hospital. But I can help make my brother feel better,” said Harshita, the five-year-old sister of Prathamesh. His sister might be young, but she is the only one who can save the life […]

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Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher's liver transplant

Gift of gratitude: Ex-students and colleagues fund teacher’s liver transplant

Most of us would remember our favourite teacher and some of us will even be in touch with them. That’s the magic that teachers have in our lives. Teaching is a noble profession. And unmistakably, a one that can never be forgotten! Thanking our teachers could be a task because they wouldn’t expect or accept […]

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At G20 summit, a report states India's preparedness to fight TB is inadequate

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’

Neeta Sawant*, a 30-year-old Pune resident who has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29 at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for Neeta’s surgery. Neeta’s […]

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TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgery

TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgery

Six years ago, Neeta Sawant*  was like any other youngster. She had just graduated from Cummins College, Pune, and was working in Ahmedabad with an architecture firm. Outside office, she devoted time to dance, music and hockey. Neeta’s life took a painful turn in August 2011, when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). She is […]

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