With only one govt hospital in Maha, organ transplants still cater to rich

While today is being observed as National Organ Donation Day, experts and statistics point out that organ transplant programme in the country is skewed in favour of private hospitals and thus in favour of those who can afford it. Out of 25 hospitals that carry out liver transplant, Sassoon Hospital is one of the hospitals, in the state that caters to the poor. The staff of hospital had taken several initiatives to equip the government college to cater poor and train future transplant surgeons

With only one govt hospital in Maha, organ transplants still cater to richIt’s been two months now that Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) became the first government run hospital to carry out liver transplant. Since then every day around two to three people are coming to inquire about it at the hospital. Out of 25 hospitals that carry out liver transplant there is only one government hospital in […]

WHO: India records 24% reduction in malaria cases in 2017

There were 3.5 million more malaria cases reported in these 10 African countries in 2017 compared to the previous year, while India, however, showed progress in reducing its disease burden

WHO: India records 24% reduction in malaria cases in 2017Reductions in malaria cases have stalled after several years of decline globally, according to the new World malaria report 2018. To get the reduction in malaria deaths and disease back on track, WHO and partners are joining a new country-led response, launched today, to scale up prevention and treatment, and increased investment, to protect vulnerable […]

India’s Action Plan on antibiotic resistance (AMR) has made limited progress, finds CSE study

The country must beef up efforts to contain AMR from animal and environmental sources. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) assesses India’s Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); highlights that limited progress has taken place on only a few critical activities to contain AMR from animal and environmental sources

India’s Action Plan on antibiotic resistance (AMR) has made limited progress, finds CSE studyThe CSE assessment states that by now: Laws and systems should have been in place to control use of antibiotics as growth promoters through feed and to track sale and use of antibiotics in food animal production Roadmap should have been finalised to phase out use in animals of antibiotics that are critically important for […]

India’s first elephant hospital opens up at Mathura

India’s first hospital dedicated to elephants has opened in Mathura at Farah block’s Churmura village. The first-of-its-kind hospital has unique facilities including wireless digital X-ray, laser treatment, dental X-ray, thermal imaging, ultrasonography, hydrotherapy and quarantine facilities

India’s first elephant hospital opens up at MathuraOn Friday, November 16, a bevy of supportive government officials, curious journalists, and compassionate celebrities joined Wildlife SOS staff to inaugurate the building, tour the facilities, and celebrate for elephants. Located close to the elephant conservation and care centre, the hospital is designed to treat injured, sick or geriatric elephants and is equipped with a […]

Oral Cancer: India witnesses a whopping 114% increase in the number of cases

According to ICMR officials, an 18% of the world’s population lives in India, so it becomes crucial to understand the disease burden of cancer in every state of India. Therefore, a part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study was carried out in India. This study has been used to understand the variation in state-level burden of cancer as compared to the global burden

Oral Cancer: India witnesses a whopping 114% increase in the number of casesAs per the Globocan 2018 data: The total new cases in India were 11,57,294 in 2018  India witnessed a 15.7% rise in cancer cases over the numbers reported in 2012.  The number of cancer-related deaths also went up by 12.1% to 7,84,821 in 2018.  Cancer of the lip and oral cavity demonstrated a remarkable increase […]

Jaslok Hospital organises Pink Note 2.0 to spread awareness on breast cancer

 In India, over 1, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year - a staggering number that has overtaken cervical cancer to become the most common cancer affecting women. With 70,000 deaths getting reported every year, a woman succumbs to breast cancer every ten minutes in the country

Jaslok Hospital organises Pink Note 2.0 to spread awareness on breast cancerDue to a lack of awareness (even in metros), the absence of a nationwide, population-based breast cancer screening programme and more than 60 per cent of breast cancers getting detected at an advanced stage, most cancer patients succumb to the disease within a year of getting diagnosed. Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre concluded an evening […]

India: 39% first year students express regret after joining MBBS, reveals study

A recently done survey suggests that self-interest was the major reason for opting MBBS. Parent’s pressure was also observed as one of the reasons for opting MBBS. Almost one third of the students were having the feeling of regret for opting medical profession. Special attention should be paid towards such students

India: 39% first year students express regret after joining MBBS, reveals studyMedicine is considered as one of the most nobles professions in the country. The doctors well-respected in society and this inclines most of the students to choose medical education as their career of choice after completion of secondary schooling. Students view this profession as promising mainly due to the fact that it offers them a […]

Bihar bans chewing tobacco mixed with food and food additives

Earlier on May 21 gutka was banned. Today, (October 25) the state government of Bihar banned manufacture sale storage and transport of chewing tobacco mixed with food and food additives for one year

Bihar bans chewing tobacco mixed with food and food additivesFood additive means any substance not normally considered by food by itself or used as a typical ingredient of food, whether or not it has nutritive value. Food and its additives in the form of scent/flavouring are extensively used as ingredients in the manufacture or preparation of chewing tobacco. The addition of the said additives […]

Karnataka: Doctor removes 15 cm-long parasitic worm from man’s eye

Gone are the days of an eyelash or speck of dirt being the most nagging possibilities of things trying to make their way into your eyes. A 60-year-old man sought medical treatment for intense pain and itching in his eye only to find out he had a parasitic worm

Karnataka: Doctor removes 15 cm-long parasitic worm from man’s eyeA 60-year-old man in India had a 15-centimeter parasitic worm removed from his eye. Doctors had to remove the worm while it was still alive, so it didn’t cause further damage to the man’s eye. This type of worm is typically transmitted through mosquito bites, but is uncommon outside of tropical areas. Stomach-churning video footage […]

Swine flu: Maha prepares protocol for management of critical patients

Till October 24, 542 people have lost their lives due to swine flu in India. And Maharashtra alone has recorded 50% of these deaths. 266 people have died in the state due to the H1N1 virus. In order to tackle this, the state health ministry has prepared a protocol for the management of critical patients

Swine flu: Maha prepares protocol for management of critical patientsThe Maharashtra government has issued a set of guidelines for the clinical management of patients affected by the H1N1 virus. These guidelines have been issued with a special focus on intensive care and treatment of critical patients. The state health ministry has directed all the doctors to adhere to these guidelines subject to local conditions […]
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