Superwoman: Kentucky doctor in mid-labour pauses to deliver another woman’s baby

Amanda Hess, an obstetrician-gynaecologist from Kentucky, checked into the Frankfort Regional Medical Centre as a patient last week, she was wearing a hospital gown and was moments away from induced labour when she heard a woman in another room wailing in pain. Hess jumped into action delaying giving birth to her own child even though she was in labour herself to help the other woman

Superwoman: Kentucky doctor in mid-labour pauses to deliver another woman’s babyDoctors are known to be dedicated to their profession which involves healing and helping people. A doctor from the United States recently proved that she isn’t just a good doctor but also a great human being. Dr Amanda Hess, a Kentucky based obstetrician-gynaecologist, who was in the hospital preparing to give birth put her own […]

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad to compensate women for opting institutional deliveries

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad's health department has decided to give an extra compensation of Rs 2,300 apart from Rs 700 which pregnant women get from the central government. This initiative aims at reducing maternal and neonatal mortality rate and to achieve 100 per cent institutional deliveries

Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad to compensate women for opting institutional deliveriesIn a bid to tackle maternal and neonatal mortality and to achieve 100 per cent institutional deliveries, Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad’s (ZP) health department has decided to go one step ahead of the central government’s Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY). The beneficiaries of JSY would now onwards get an extra compensation of Rs 2,300 apart from Rs […]

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in Mumbai

The One rupee Clinic has proven its necessity in crowded places. About two months ago, an initiative was started, ‘One Rupee Clinic’ wherein doctors voluntarily give medical treatment for a rupee in select railway stations. Currently, the services of these clinics are available at various stations like Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Vashi, Wadala Road and Mulund

First baby delivered at ‘One Rupee Clinic’ in MumbaiOn Tuesday afternoon around 2:00 pm when Ghatkopar station was sparsely crowded an unusual scene played out. Gudiya Mohammad Ibrar Shaikh was travelling from Titwala to Dadar to get admitted for delivery when she experienced labour pain at Ghatkopar Station. Unable to bear the pain, Shaikh got down from the train with her husband where […]

C-section controversy: Doctors term Maneka Gandhi’s demand to display caesarean rates ‘unfair’

Reactions come after Ministry of Women and Child Development wrote to Union Health Ministry to make it mandatory for hospitals to display rate of caesarean. The move came after petition on change.org with 1.3 lakh signatures was submitted to Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

C-section controversy: Doctors term Maneka Gandhi’s demand to display caesarean rates ‘unfair’The caesarean section (C-section) versus normal delivery debate has made a comeback after Ministry of Women and Child Development wrote to Union Health Ministry to make it mandatory for hospitals to display their rate of caesarean. The move came after a petition on change.org, which had received 1.3 lakh signatures, was submitted to Union Minister Maneka […]