Doctor couple donated body of their 34 week stillborn boy

A 34 weeks stillborn baby boy’s body was donated in Bhopal on Thursday, September 13. A dentist couple from Bhopal donated their stillborn son’s body to All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bhopal

Doctor couple donated body of their 34 week stillborn boyImagine the pain and anguish a mother goes through when she realises that her child is stillborn. The couple had waited for eight long years for a bundle of joy in their lives, but fate had something else in store for them. But what the couple took a brave and inspiring decision to donate their […]

The burden of cancer cases from 1990 to 2016 doubled in India: The Lancet

The Lancet in its recently published report, has found that five per cent of the number of new cases and deaths due to cancer doubled in India from 1990 to 2016, as did the proportional contribution of cancers to the total Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) and deaths in the country

The burden of cancer cases from 1990 to 2016 doubled in India: The LancetThe report is titled as, ‘The burden of cancers and their variations across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016’. It mentions that, ‘The substantial heterogeneity in the state-level incidence rate and health loss trends of the different types of cancer in India over this 26-year period should be taken into […]

Johnson & Johnson’s faulty hip implants: Centre constitutes committee to decide quantum of compensation

The central committee will consider patients suffering on account of monetary loss due to loss of wages and other losses. The state committees would advertise in leading newspapers, alerting the patients about the process

Johnson & Johnson’s faulty hip implants: Centre constitutes committee to decide quantum of compensationA government panel has recommended that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) pay compensation of at least $28,500 (approximately Rs 20 lakhs) to each Indian patient who suffered from artificial hip implants the U.S. healthcare firm recalled eight years ago. The ASR hip implants were recalled in 2010, after data suggested they failed at a higher-than-expected rate. […]

Safe drinking water is still a distant dream for millions of Indians

While people around the globe observed World Water Week from August 25 to August 31, the picture in developing country like India is still dismal. As thousands do not have access to safe drinking water, the people in India are suffering with many health-related issues, which is then taxing their pockets

Safe drinking water is still a distant dream for millions of IndiansThe World Bank estimates that 21 per cent of communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices. Further, more than 500 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhoea in India alone. According to Wild Water, State of the World’s Water 2017, a report by […]

Central govt committee asks Johnson & Johnson to compensate patients over faulty implants

A government panel has recommended that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) pay compensation of at least $28,500 (approximately Rs 20 lakhs) to each Indian patient who suffered from artificial hip implants the U.S. healthcare firm recalled eight years ago. The ASR hip implants were recalled in 2010, after data suggested they failed at a higher-than-expected rate

Central govt committee asks Johnson & Johnson to compensate patients over faulty implantsOn the issue of J&J’s hip implant devices, manufactured by its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), has made the report public by putting it on its website which it had submitted to the government in February 2018. After over a year of deliberation, the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation’s (CDSCO’s) […]

#HealthOfKerala: Nurses from JJ Hospital play supporting role in treating patients

A special team of nurses accompanied the team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra; the male nurse helped the doctors in treating the patients and dressing the wounds of the people in relief camps. It was a rewarding experience for them as they dealt with situations they wouldn’t have faced in their day-to-day medical careers

#HealthOfKerala: Nurses from JJ Hospital play supporting role in treating patientsThese male nurses expressed that it was a fulfilling experience for them, through which they not only learnt many things, but also gained practical knowledge in dealing with patients going through trauma caused by a natural disaster. Mahesh Jadhav, Yuvraj Patil, Nilesh Bidaye, Kiran Sathe, Dharmesh Patel, Mangesh Pandav, Ram Kate, Animesh Gaikwad, Sebin Anthony […]

#HealthOfKerala: Team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra return home

The team of doctors from Maharashtra engaged in providing medical relief to flood-hit people. The medical team comprised of doctors from Mumbai’s state-run based JJ Hospital and Sassoon Hospital, Pune

#HealthOfKerala: Team of 100 doctors from Maharashtra return homeThe team of around 100 doctors and paramedical staff from Maharashtra left for Kerala on 20 August to help the flood-affected people. The doctors have after nearly completing a week, after providing medical relief and treating over 20,000 patients. The team included general physicians, gynaecologists, paediatricians, ENT doctors, surgeons and preventive social medicine specialists. They […]

#HealthOfKerala: Kerala govt praise Maha doctors for their selfless service

There is no denying that the next few days are going to be just as challenging for the authorities. But it is the dedication of such people that helped Kerala survive through the worst of the floods they witnessed in nearly a 100 year

#HealthOfKerala: Kerala govt praise Maha doctors for their selfless serviceMaharashtra was one of the first states to respond to the aftermath of the devastating floods in Kerala. The unprecedented rains have caused the worst flooding that the coastal state has witnessed in nearly a century. The Medical Education minister of Maharashtra, Girish Mahajan accompanied a team of 110 doctors, who work at Sassoon General […]

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors in action in medical relief camps

As the doctors from Maharashtra and other states of the country are doing their best by helping the flood-affected people at the medical camps. We take a look behind the scenes on the commitment and determination of the doctors to help ease this humanitarian crisis and also the many others who have dedicatedly contributed in helping the people of Kerala

#HealthOfKerala: Doctors in action in medical relief campsKerala has suffered its worst flood within living memory. While 7.25 lakh people have been rendered homeless, about 400 are feared dead due to the havoc created by the flood. More than 4,000 relief camps have been established across Kerala and disaster management officials said they were now focused on preventing the outbreak of water-borne […]

#HealthOfKerala: Maha medical education dept sends medical aid to Kerala  

The Maharashtra government’s medical educational department has dispatched medicines to Kerala, which are in urgent required at relief camp in the state. These medicines will help fulfil the requirement for basic necessities and public healthcare facilities. The assistance from Maharashtra and other states is critical for the survival of the victims of this unprecedented flood

#HealthOfKerala: Maha medical education dept sends medical aid to Kerala  Kerala has suffered its worst flood within living memory. While 7.25 lakh people have been rendered homeless, about 400 are feared dead due to the havoc created by the flood. More than 4,000 relief camps have been established across Kerala and disaster management officials said they were now focused on preventing the outbreak of water-borne […]
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