India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics list

The National Essential Medication List (EML) in India has been helpful in capping prices of a variety of products, and has increased access to important medicines. For the next step, a smaller working group will be created by the government, to move forward with the EDL process, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics listThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Delhi, along with several partners, including WHO India and McGill University today convened the first national consultation on Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). To improve access to drugs, since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a Model List of Essential Medicines. India has published a National EML […]

Complex tumour in kidney lands man with massive heart emergency

A man was rushed to Fortis Hospital, Mulund with a heart emergency after complaining of a throbbing pain in the abdomen. The biggest challenge for the doctors was to ensure that bits of tumour did not go beyond the right heart into the lungs, which could block its blood circulation

Complex tumour in kidney lands man with massive heart emergencyLalit Singh (name changed), a 55-year-old experienced shooting pain on the right side of his abdomen while going about his daily routine last week. When the pain became unbearable, he was rushed to the emergency room of Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Tests revealed a large mass in his right kidney, the mass had also extended into […]

TB summit: Delhi End TB Summit 2018 to begin tomorrow

Hosted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, the Delhi End TB Summit 2018 will be inaugurated on Tuesday, March 13 by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, and addressed by the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mr J P Nadda, and Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Chair of the Stop TB Partnership

TB summit: Delhi End TB Summit 2018 to begin tomorrowTuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable. Over 10 million people contract TB every year. WHO South-East Asia Region, which hosts about one-fourth of the global population, shares a disproportionate 46% global TB disease burden. The WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, the […]

Mumbai farmers protest: Doctors and Mumbaikars help to heal injuries

After walking fort over six days, protesting farmers from across Maharashtra reached Mumbai. The ones, whose health is deteriorated, were treated. Also, the Mumbaikars joined their protest

Mumbai farmers protest: Doctors and Mumbaikars help to heal injuriesThousands of farmers from across Maharashtra, who started on a ‘Long March’ from Nashik last Tuesday, descended in south Mumbai’s Azad Maidan on Monday to press for their demands of unconditional loan waiver, and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been tilling it for years. Many people have suffered foot injuries and […]

Women’s bike rally held to raise awareness on road safety

In order to commemorate, acknowledge and celebrate womanhood, Hiranandani Hospital in Vashi organised a women biker’s rally on Sunday in association with Maharashtra Police and supported by Regional Transport Office (RTO). The initiative was aimed at promoting road safety rules for motorists and pedestrians

Women’s bike rally held to raise awareness on road safetyOver 150 female bikers enthusiastically took part in the rally and handed out road safety booklets at every junction en route in Vashi yesterday. The rally also witnessed support from the pedestrians, who helped distribute the safety booklets and conduct traffic awareness talks at key traffic junctions across Navi Mumbai. Speaking about the joint initiative, […]

Charitable hospitals: Maha to increase the income limit for the treatment of poor and needy

The state government has given great relief to the poor and needy people who are taking treatment in the charitable hospitals. It has decided to increase the income limit of poor people seeking treatment in the charitable hospitals. This decision will benefit thousands of poor people

Charitable hospitals: Maha to increase the income limit for the treatment of poor and needyAs per Shiv Kumar Dige, charity commissioner’s information: People whose annual income was 50,000. Their income limit will be 85,000. People whose income is up to 1, 00,000. Their income limit has been increased to 1,60,000. This decision of the state government will benefit a large number of poor people. The patients can avail to […]

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulations

Many countries have developed advanced policies to reduce the demand for tobacco, which kills over 7 million people annually, but governments can do much more to implement regulations to control tobacco use, especially by exploiting tobacco product regulation

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulationsWHO has launched new guidance on the role tobacco product regulation can play to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related disease, in the context of comprehensive tobacco control. A new guide, ‘Tobacco product regulation: Building laboratory testing capacity,’ and a collection of country approaches to regulation of […]

Liver transplant: Indian surgeon to train Pakistani doctors

Although India and Pakistan share strained ties with each other that has not become a hurdle, when it comes to matters of health. A renowned surgeon, Prof Dr Subhash Gupta is arriving in Karachi with his team to perform three to four liver transplants at the Ojha campus of Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), this month

Liver transplant: Indian surgeon to train Pakistani doctorsDUHS Vice-Chancellor Prof Saeed Quraishy at a medical conference on gastroenterology and liver diseases, organised by Pak GI and Liver Diseases Society (PGLDS) on Saturday, said, “Dr Gupta is coming to Karachi this month to carry out three to four liver transplant surgeries at the Ojha campus of DUHS.” Dr Gupta had performed a last […]

Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?

The study comes at a time when researchers are learning more about other influences men have on babies' health that are not necessarily coded within genes, a concept called epigenetics. These influences include direct environmental effects such as exposure to toxins that can be passed from the father to his offspring through his semen

Can a father’s diet before conception affect the baby’s health?Dear men, if you are planning for a baby, include fish, meat, vegetables and fruits in your diet daily as your diet before conception can impact newborn’s health, claims a recent study. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, US found that a low carbohydrate and high protein diet by the father will help […]

Actor Irrfan Khan’s wife on his health: ‘My partner is a ‘warrior’, he is fighting every obstacle’

In a heartfelt Facebook post, Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa Sikdar requested fans of the actor to refrain from "wasting precious energies to only know what rare disease" Irrfan is suffering from

Actor Irrfan Khan’s wife on his health: ‘My partner is a ‘warrior’, he is fighting every obstacle’Recently, Actor Irrfan Khan recently left his many fans worried as he tweeted about his ‘rare disease’. Messages of ‘speedy recovery’ and ‘good luck’ from across the world started pouring in. Now, in a Facebook post, Sutapa thanked Irrfan’s fans for their good wishes and their concern.  On her unverified Facebook page, Sutapa wrote: “My […]