#RoadSafetyWeek: Importance of emergency care post an accident

Dr Shweta Manohar, Head of Emergency and Trauma, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains why it is crucial to undergo a medical check-up post-accident

#RoadSafetyWeek: Importance of emergency care post an accidentEvery year January 11 to 17, ‘Road Safety Week’ is observed, and it focuses on interventions made year-on-year to bring down road traffic accidents. The theme for this year is ‘Sadak Suraksha , Jeevan Raksha’. Generally, the first observation following a road traffic accident (RTA), especially, a -impact one, is that the motorists and pedestrians, […]

Mumbai police constable donates blood, saves life

Whether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai policemen work 24/7 to ensure the citizen’s safety. Similarly, on March 24, a Mumbai policeman helped a citizen by donating his blood

Mumbai police constable donates blood, saves lifeThere is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. The shortage in the blood bank is could be linked to the vacations where schools and colleges are shut. And the […]

Vashi: Women’s wing inaugurated at Hiranandani Hospital

This week, marked International Women’s Day, which celebrated the empowerment of women. On this note, a women’s wing has been set up at the hospital

Vashi: Women’s wing inaugurated at Hiranandani HospitalIt will be situated on the 4th floor of the multi-specialty hospital; the wing has a set-up of 15 beds, available on a single, double and triple occupancy basis. Managed by all women staff, each room on this wing is designed as a comfortable arrangement which also caters to patients’ attendant’s accommodation. The ward was […]

Doctor put a full stop to ‘her’ endless headache

The cause of her incessant headaches was diagnosed to be Sjögren's syndrome, a rheumatologic disorder of the immune system, particularly identified with dryness of the eyes and mouth

Doctor put a full stop to ‘her’ endless headacheJuhi Gaikwad (name changed), a 14-year-old girl from Navi Mumbai has been experiencing severe chronic headaches on a daily basis, since the past three years. These recurring bouts hampered her attendance and performance at school. The pain was unbearable, making it difficult for her to concentrate on studies. After repeated episodes of headaches, her parents […]

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizens

Stroke is one of the leading causes of death across the country. If a stroke occurs and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function that part of the body won't work as it should. Surviving a stroke and coping up with the health challenge. On the occasion of World Stroke Day, on October 29th, a Navi Mumbai Hospital started a new initiative of connecting about 60 stroke patients through the medium of Facebook, through a support group to tackle it

Stroke: Facebook support group for senior citizensStroke is caused by a blocked blood vessel or bleeding in the brain. The signs of a stroke include a sudden severe headache, weakness, numbness, vision problems, confusion, trouble walking or talking, dizziness and slurred speech. According to the World Health Organization’s Report of Top 10 causes of death says Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are […]

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai man

His parents started noticing that he had become irritable, suspicious of people’s intentions, angrily picking up fights, gradually progressed to muttering to self, abusing, running out of the house , spending long hours in front of the mirror etc. That’s when the doctors realised he had schizophrenia, a side-effect in this case of ‘smoking pot’

Warning: ‘Smoking’ pot could end up making you schizophrenic, like this 32-year-old Mumbai manFor the 32-year-old, Jian Kapoor (name changed) smoking pot was a ‘fun’ with friends. Kapoor was working in a management firm and he would smoke the pot with his friends about a year back. He was becoming way too irritable and increasingly suspicious of everyone. His worried parents approached a city doctor for help. “His parents […]