Viral infection keeps Mumbai on its toes

Viral fever cases are on rise in Mumbai. Majority of the people are admitted due to viral fever. From 1st to 15th August, 4339 patients suffering from viral fever were admitted in various MCGM Hospitals. Fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, hoarseness, and muscle aches are some common symptoms of viral infection. Many people are visiting doctors with these symptoms but on the backdrop of the swine flu outbreak, doctors are not taking any chances

Viral infection keeps Mumbai on its toesViral fever cases are on rise in Mumbai. Majority of the people are admitted due to viral fever. From 1st to 15th August, 4339 patients suffering from viral fever were admitted in various MCGM Hospitals. If you take a closer look, you will notice several people who have fever, body aches, and runny noses. Doctors are […]

Doctors turned friends help each other with their health concerns   

The bariatric surgeon from Pune helped the hair transplant surgeon from Hyderabad to reduce his weight and the Hyderabad surgeon helped the Pune surgeon to grow hair on his head. Both the doctors did not charge any professional fee to each other

Doctors turned friends help each other with their health concerns   This just might be one of the most uncommon cases of barter exchange between two doctors. It is unusual to see two doctors treating each other for non-life-threatening treatment. A bariatric surgeon and a hair restoration surgeon from two different cities in India not only convinced each other of their specialties but also treated each […]

Jail for doctors involved in cut practice? 

The appointed three-member committee build the framework of proposed law against the cut practice. The committee proposed strict actions against the doctors involved in cut practice. The committee’s recommendation includes an imprisonment up to 5 years or a fine of Rs 50,000 or both

Jail for doctors involved in cut practice? On June 28, 2017, the Medical Education Minister, Girish Mahajan had appointed a three-member committee in order to build the framework of proposed law against the cut practice. The committee has prepared the primary draft of the law and has recommended strict actions against the doctors who are involved in cut practice. The committee has […]

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy bill

Among the several suggestions given by the Parliamentary Standing Committee it includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex couples and single parents to benefit from surrogacy. The committee also noted that commercial surrogacy is an economic opportunity available to a surrogate mother and should not be looked down upon or dismissed in a paternalistic manner

Medical fraternity welcomes recommendations on surrogacy billDoctors’ fraternity welcomed the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare’s suggestion for reforms related to the surrogacy bill. On Thursday, the committee noted several discrepancies in the draft of the Surrogacy Bill 2016 and suggested amendments in Rajya Sabha. Among the several suggestions given by the committee includes allowing widows, live-in partners, same-sex […]

FOCUS conference 2017, kicks off with live surgeries

Seventeen live surgeries were performed by surgeons across the country. A lot of surgeons showcased their new techniques and explained the need to have new techniques with changing times. All kinds of surgeries were performed for 1400 ophthalmologist who were observing

FOCUS conference 2017, kicks off with live surgeriesThe Focus 2017 conference kicked off at the Grant Hyatt regency, Mumbai with 17 live surgeries being performed at JJ Hospital in Mumbai while the surgeries being telecasted at the conference Hall in the Grand Hyatt regency in Mumbai. Seventeen live surgeries were performed by surgeons across the countries. A lot of surgeons showcased their […]

BOA FOCUS 2017: Dr Mahipal Sachdev demonstrates microincision cataract surgery

At BOA FOCUS 2017, Dr Mahipal Sachdev demonstrated microincision cataract surgery in front of 2000 delegates present at the event. During this procedure, you have to break the cataract into small pieces, that is done by ultrasonic energy and then it is sucked out. Here the sucking is so controlled that the amount of energy needed to break cataract is less and that is the main advantage

BOA FOCUS 2017: Dr Mahipal Sachdev demonstrates microincision cataract surgeryWith the conference at Bombay Ophthalmologist’s Association (BOA) being flooded with expertise. Live surgeries were a huge success and doctors across the country came up with new techniques to better the processes. Dr Mahipal Sachdev, Padma Shri awardee, Chairman, Medical Director & Senior Consultant Ophthalmology, Formerly Associate Professor, Dr R P Centre All India Institute […]

Padma Shri awardee, Dr Titiyal performs phacoemulsification surgery at BOA conference

Dr Jeevan Titiyal performed a phacoemulsification surgery with foldable IOL lens. The surgery was performed on a patient who was myopic and had a grade 3 cataract. He is one of the 17 eye surgeons who performed live surgeries at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals

Padma Shri awardee, Dr Titiyal performs phacoemulsification surgery at BOA conferenceAt the Bombay Ophthalmologists Association’ s, FOCUS 2017 Silver Jubilee Conference, Dr Jeewan S Titiyal, a Padma Shri Awardee and a Professor of Ophthalmology at Dr RP centre for ophthalmic sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences briefed us about the surgery performed by him. He is one of the 17 eye surgeons who performed […]

‘Spreading awareness about eye donation is need of the hour’: Dr Jeewan Titiyal

On the first day of the conference, 17 live surgeries were performed by the eminent doctors. The surgeries were performed live in Mumbai’s Sir JJ Group of hospital, and were telecasted live at Hyatt Regency where around 2000 delegates have assembled for this event

‘Spreading awareness about eye donation is need of the hour’: Dr Jeewan TitiyalThe Bombay Ophthalmology Association’s (BOA) annual conference, FOCUS 2017 has commenced in Mumbai. The event has started on a positive note.  This year the BOA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. On the first day of the conference, which marks the Silver Jubilee of the BOA, 17 live surgeries were performed by the eminent doctors. The […]

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians advise

In the aftermath of a major event, people are focused on the event itself and less on how to talk to kids. News is always available and bombarding us, even on channels we may not expect, such as social media, where children spend their time

How to break bad news to your kids, paediatricians adviseParents wondering how to talk to their children about tragedies such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks have a new resource to help them, published online in the medical journal JAMA Paediatrics. “There have been a lot of changes in how we receive news and the types of news we receive, which has impacted the […]

Anaesthetic drug addiction: a problem among medical practitioners

Doctors say that they are witnessing a rise in the number of doctors who themselves are coming to them complaining about their addiction to anaesthetic drugs. Being from the medical field, it is easier for them to acquire anaesthetic drugs, say experts

Anaesthetic drug addiction: a problem among medical practitionersWhat would you do if someone in your family is addicted to a drug? Most probably, you would opt to visit a doctor for de-addiction. In a surprising turn of events, doctors across Maharashtra say that they are seeing a rise in the number of doctors complaining about their addiction to anaesthetic drugs. About six […]
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