Mumbai docs perform high-risk surgery to save 1-yr-old Iraqi baby from a facial defect

A multidisciplinary approach by the hospital during this complex and high-risk surgery helped reduce the risk of blood loss or death. The availability of expertise and a timely intervention gave the baby a new lease of life

Mumbai docs perform high-risk surgery to save 1-yr-old Iraqi baby from a facial defectThe baby was diagnosed with large vascular malformation over the left side of the face which resulted into swelling. Successful excision of vascular malformations without causing significant scarring/cosmetic deformity of the face. A team led by Dr Nilesh Satbhai, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Microsurgeon successfully performed a complex reconstructive surgery on a year-old baby for […]

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Let’s join hands and build a Healthy Maharashtra,’ states Maha CM

Maharashtra is one of the most resourceful states in India, contributing almost 15 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Around 50 per cent of its people live in urban areas where our cities offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy a better lifestyle

#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Let’s join hands and build a Healthy Maharashtra,’ states Maha CMHowever, in pursuit of becoming urban, we, as a state, must not ignore, overlook and forget prioritising the health of its citizens. Healthy individuals are the heartbeat of a nation, and improving citizens’ health must be one of the state’s core objectives. We are marching towards our goal to build a healthy and disease-free Maharashtra, […]

‘97 errant hospitals have been de-empanelled from Ayushman Bharat’: Dr Harsh Varshan

The union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that a strong fraud prevention, detection and control system is proving to be critical for PM-JAY, to ensure that frauds are largely prevented and even if they are attempted, they are quickly detected and strong action is taken

‘97 errant hospitals have been de-empanelled from Ayushman Bharat’: Dr Harsh Varshan  “The Ayushman Bharat journey which began on 14th April 2018 with the inaugural of a HWC at Jangla, a remote place in Chattisgarh, culminated in the launch of the second pillar of Ayushman Bharat- the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) on 23 September, 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. I am happy to announce that […]

#WorldPatientSafetyDay: WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcare

Millions of patients are harmed each year due to unsafe health care worldwide resulting in 2.6 million deaths annually in low-and middle-income countries alone.  Most of these deaths are avoidable. September 17 was established as World Patient Safety Day by the 72nd World Health Assembly in May 2019

#WorldPatientSafetyDay: WHO calls for urgent action to reduce patient harm in healthcareThe personal, social and economic impact of patient harm leads to losses of trillions of US dollars worldwide. The World Health Organization is focusing global attention on the issue of patient safety and launching a campaign in solidarity with patients on the very first World Patient Safety Day on 17 September. “No one should be […]

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatment

In most cases regarding lower back pain stem from strain or sprain due to simple overuse, unaccustomed activity, excessive lifting, or an accident. In most cases the best move is to wait and see if the pain resolves on its own. If the pain does not improve after three to four days, then it's time to see a doctor

How to deal with lower back pain: Its causes, prevention and treatmentWhat Is Low Back Pain? Low back pain is a universal human experience — almost everyone has it at some point. The lower back, which starts below the ribcage, is called the lumbar region. Pain here can be intense and is one of the top causes of missed work. Fortunately, low back pain often gets […]

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Friday, September 6, issued a notice to the union government and the health ministry. The notice has been issued in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the increasing assaults on doctors in India

Why isn’t there a central act to curb doctors attacks? SC asks CentreThe Supreme Court in stern words, has asked the union government, ‘Why there is no central law against doctors assaults in India?’ Attack on doctors and medical professionals in India are increasing day by day. Recently, a retired doctor, offering voluntary services in Assam was lynched to death by the patient’s relatives. The most prominent […]

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday, September 03

Cancer overtakes heart disease as the biggest killer in developed countries  Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence of a new global ‘epidemiologic transition’ between different types of chronic disease. While cardiovascular disease remains, for now, the leading cause of mortality worldwide among middle-aged adults – accounting for 40% of all deaths – that […]

90% of senior anaesthetists and child intensive care doctors suffer work fatigue

A survey of consultants in anaesthesia and paediatric intensive care working in the UK and Ireland found that most had experienced work-related fatigue. Nearly 45 per cent admitted to having had a car accident or near-miss while commuting in a tired state

90% of senior anaesthetists and child intensive care doctors suffer work fatiguePoliticians, healthcare bodies and medical royal colleges from across the UK are backing the national Fight Fatigue Campaign to help raise awareness of the impact of fatigue and shift work on our NHS workforce. Despite growing support for the campaign, there is still much to be done, as demonstrated by survey results published today (3 […]

#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet plan

Mandira Bedi grabbed the eyeballs with TV shows like ‘Shanti’, ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, for playing Preeti in 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' and for proving that women can host cricket matches too. She has tried everything from acting to anchoring and even fashion designing and aced it all. In the recent years, we’ve also come to remember and admire her for being a fitness icon. Here, the 45-year-old yummy mummy, who is committed to her fitness routine, reveals what keeps her looking super svelte and fit!

#FitIndiaMovement: Fitness icon Mandira Bedi’s workout and diet planKnown for her fit frame and vivacious personality and having won a stunt show on television, Mandira Bedi is considered an epitome of fitness. Mandira who has the most captivating and fit body is very much disciplined about her workout and her diet plan. “I work out for five days a week. Along with cardio, I […]

“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan

The union health minister reviews Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, appreciates progress of the scheme in one year

“More than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs 6,100 crore,” states Dr Harsh Vardhan“I am pleased to know that more than 39 lakh people have availed cashless treatment worth over Rs. 6,100 crore for serious illnesses since the launch of AB-PMJAY. This has resulted in savings of Rs. 12,000 crore to the beneficiary families,” this was stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare […]
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