Mumbai: Jaslok Hospital to soon have a new makeover

The hospital will launch modular operation theatres, expanded OPD services, catheterisation laboratory, and include recreational centres

Mumbai: Jaslok Hospital to soon have a new makeoverThe 350 bedded Jaslok Hospital concludes today, that handling of operations and management control will remain with the hospital and rests all speculations about taking over of daily operations. Having recognised as the best trust-run hospital, and to continue to be at the forefront of clinical excellence, Jaslok Hospital is ramping up its refurbishment plan […]

Without heart disease, daily aspirin use may be too risky: Cautions study

For people without heart disease, taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes may increase the risk of severe brain bleeding to the point where it outweighs any potential benefit, a research review suggests

Without heart disease, daily aspirin use may be too risky: Cautions studyFor the current study, researchers examined data from 13 clinical trials testing the effects of aspirin against a placebo or no treatment in more than 134,000 adults. The risk of intracranial haemorrhage, or brain bleeds, was rare: taking aspirin was associated with two additional cases of this type of internal bleeding for every 1,000 people, […]

Odisha hospital names newborn ‘Lady Fani’ as cyclonic storm pounds state

A 32-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl in a Railway Hospital at Mancheswar, barely five kilometres from Odisha’s capital, Bhubaneshwar today at 11:03 am. The baby has been named after the cyclonic storm Fani. The mother of the child is a railway employee, working as a helper at Coach Repair Workshop

Odisha hospital names newborn ‘Lady Fani’ as cyclonic storm pounds stateAn infant was born in an Odisha railway hospital as the disastrous storm made its way through the state on Friday, May 03. The very first name which struck the minds of the officials was to name the baby girl Lady Fani. As the cyclone raged on outside, the doctors maintained their calm and composure […]

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Researchers concluded that when a patient was always or repeatedly seen by the same doctor, the death rate went down. The study drew attention to the place of human interactions in medical practice, with its ‘potentially life-saving’ role

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals studySeeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

‘Be compassionate towards the downtrodden sections and treat them with empathy,’ Vice President to doctors  

It should be remembered that doctors are treated like God by patients and the latter should always be treated with empathy and humanism. It is quite important to always uphold highest standards of ethics morals, said Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu while addressing the convocation ceremony

‘Be compassionate towards the downtrodden sections and treat them with empathy,’ Vice President to doctors  The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has asked young doctors and people entering into medical profession to be compassionate towards the downtrodden sections and treat them with empathy and understanding. Asked them to view the profession as a mission to serve the people and not as a commercial vocation. Addressing the 9th Convocation […]

Doctor writes to PM over bridge course for doctors to become IAS officers

A doctor has sent a letter to the Prime Minister Officers with a suggestion to PM Narendra Modi to create or form an inclusion of bridge course for MBBS doctors to become IAS officers

Doctor writes to PM over bridge course for doctors to become IAS officersDoctor writes to PM over bridge course for doctor to become IAS officers Strap: A doctor has sent a letter to the Prime Minister Officers with a suggestion to PM Narendra Modi to create or form an inclusion of bridge course for MBBS doctors to become IAS officers Team MMM As the government mulls bridge […]

Doctor attack: Government hospitals in Delhi to file FIR in case of assault

The Delhi government has issued a circular to all state-run hospitals asking them to file an institutional FIR in cases involving abuse or violence on doctors involving patients or their relatives

Doctor attack: Government hospitals in Delhi to file FIR in case of assaultIn the last few years, attacks on doctors have increased manifold. Keeping the rising spate of attacks in mind the Delhi government has taken a step asking government-run hospitals to file an FIR as a whole when an individual has been assaulted. Earlier, the doctor, nurse or paramedical staff would have to individually go to […]

Shocking study reveals: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors

India is going through a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, say scientists who found that a lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs

Shocking study reveals: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctorsIn India, there is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a ratio of 1:1,000), or a deficit of 600,000 doctors, and the nurse: patient ratio is 1:483, implying a shortage of two million nurses. Whereas, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some […]

What doctors can learn from art

Purpose of introducing art to medical students is to help them become more thoughtful and meticulous observers

What doctors can learn from artIt was a welcome change to find my eyes glued not to the endlessly frustrating loop of the Krebs cycle, but instead to a portrait of 19th-century aristocrats in top hats and ball gowns. The afternoon, spent at a museum of British art, wasn’t a stolen escape from medical school. It was a required class. […]

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantra

Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra. It works towards the betterment of all four dimensions of health i.e. physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Apart from his social work, Dr Saoji often conducts workshops which guide people on how to stay fit

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantraWhenever people have attended Dr Avinash Saoji’s public programs, he makes it a point to invite them for the celebrations of his 100th birthday. He says that he wants to live and keep working till he is a 100 years old, this is what inspires him. “There is so much to be done and I […]
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