CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's dream of making Maharashtra a cataract-free state will soon come true. CM Fadnavis himself has taken initiative which is not only for senior citizens but also for entire Maharashtra state. Approximately in 20 months, 17 lakh free cataract surgeries will be done. Apart from this, free spectacles will be distributed to these patients

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019There is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract free. The Padma Shri awardee, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), is appointed as the chief coordinator for the […]

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak Sawant

In the last three days, In Mumbai, in all the blood banks 2,500 to 3,000 units of blood is available. If the blood of respective blood group is not available. Contact, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) and the blood will be made available, said Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister

Mumbai: 3,000 units of blood available, says Dr Deepak SawantThe population of the state is 11.13 million and according to the criteria of World Health Organization, one per cent of the blood collection is required and the state needs 11 lakh units of blood. Last year, Maharashtra secured first place in the country through blood donation. As 16, 17,000 units blood was collected. As […]

Unique surgery helps Latur’s newborn pass poop

Every parent wishes their kid to be healthy, fit and fine. However, not every parent is lucky, or so it may seem for a short while. A couple from Latur, successfully battled from a disease for their 28-day-old. Now, the kid is out from the jaws of death

Unique surgery helps Latur’s newborn pass poopOn the third day of birth, Shekhar Raut (name changed) was taken to the doctors with a peculiar case of bilious vomiting coupled with abdominal distension. To top it all, the kid did not pass the meconium (the baby’s first feces, or poop).That’s the time that he got under the notice of a renowned city […]

A Lab technician does not have permission to open a pathology centre’

On the occasion of ‘World Pathology Day’, to alert patients, screening of the documentary 'Story of the Public Health’ by Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists (MAPPM) took place, in order to explain who is pathologist? Also, how to identify the bogus pathologist? Also, issues like why a lab technician who has enrolled his name in paramedical council, does not have the permission to open a pathology centre were discussed at the event

A Lab technician does not have permission to open a pathology centre’The number of bogus pathologist has gone up in in Mumbai as well as Maharashtra. Even, the one who have enrolled in paramedical council start a pathology centre.  Today, on the occasion of ‘World Pathology Day’, discussion took place on pivotal topics like how to identify a bogus pathologist? And how just by enrolling the […]

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 hearts

One organ donor can save up to eight lives. Organ donation not only gives a new lease of life to the recipient but is the only way to honour the donor’s organ. It saves a parent from the pain of losing a child, prevents a child from growing up without a parent and adds years of happiness to couples whose time together would otherwise have been cruelly cut short. It is the ultimate gift of love and a happy responsibility, reminisces Reena Raju, India’s first woman to get a second heart transplant

Bengaluru woman’s tale of 3 heartsFrom being a founder of an NGO (Light A Life- Reena Raju Foundation), to athlete, skydiver, cycler, parasailor and singer. She is a go getter and a fighter who is an inspiration for many. In the year 2009, when Raju was 28-years-old, she had undergone her first heart transplant, due to DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy), a heart condition that leaves you […]

Explained: What is antibiotic resistance?

The World Health Organization (WHO) calls antibiotic resistance ‘one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today’

Explained: What is antibiotic resistance?Bacteria are an integral part of our ecosystem and we share our bodies with many of these tiny creatures. However, they can be the root of serious health problems. There are roughly as many human cells as bacterial cells in our bodies, and our microscopic passengers pay their way by helping our immune system and […]

St George’s Hospital starts thalassemia care centre for children

In Mumbai, and across the state, the number of patients with thalassemia is going up. Since, thalassemia is a blood-related disease; patients have to be given blood transfusion after every 15 days. Still, there is no awareness amongst people, regarding this disease. Owing to which, various programmes were organised in St George's Hospital. Not only this, blood donation camp was also organised

St George’s Hospital starts thalassemia care centre for childrenThalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body makes an abnormal form of haemoglobin. So, a special program for thalassemia-affected children was organised by Think Foundation and St. George’s Hospital. Currently, 100 thalassemia-affected children are taking treatment in St George’s Hospital. These children are from Mumbai, Titwala, Bhiwandi, Surat, Mankhurd, Ratnagiri. Thalassemia care […]

Fortis Hospital marks Children’s Day with fundraiser for congenital heart disease

The fundraiser was hosted in collaboration with the well-known artist Preeti Thaker Arora. Over 30 paintings were displayed and 50 per cent of proceeds from the art sale will to go towards the treatment of underprivileged children with congenital heart disease

Fortis Hospital marks Children’s Day with fundraiser for congenital heart diseaseOn World Children’s Day observed on November 14, various activities are conducted worldwide for children. To commemorate this occasion, teams at Fortis Hospital, Mulund in collaboration with renowned artist, Preeti Thaker Arora organized a two-day fundraiser to aid corrective surgeries for children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, at the hospital premises. The artist who is […]

P.D. Hinduja Hospital conducts a free diabetes check-up to mark Diabetes Day

Over the years, India has risen up to become the second largest diabetes nation in the world with close to 70 million patients suffering from the disease. This number is now expected to grow and reach 120 million in the next few years

P.D. Hinduja Hospital conducts a free diabetes check-up to mark Diabetes DayDiabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world. It is a major cause of heart attack, stroke, lower limb amputation, kidney failure and blindness. Due to alarming increase of diabetes amongst the middle-aged population, along with its improper management, a number of patients with kidney disease and heart ailments have increased […]

‘Provide direct economic benefits to TB patients’

Survivors Against TB, a group of TB survivors, wrote to JP Nadda, the Union Health Minister, inquiring about the government’s proposed scheme of providing direct economic benefits to TB patients undergoing treatment. This scheme was conceptualised as part of the National Strategic Plan 2017-22 to ensure that TB would not be a cause of increased debt and poverty for TB affected families especially those below the poverty line

‘Provide direct economic benefits to TB patients’Recent reports in the press indicate that there is delay and possibly resistance within government on providing Direct Benefit Transfers to Tuberculosis (TB) patients. By delaying this scheme, the government is denying the bare minimum economic benefits to TB patients to help them survive this disease. People, who contract TB frequently, experience severe economic barriers […]