Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

Mumbai: Doctors save 54-yr-old cardiac arrest patient in the nick of time

The patient suffered a massive cardiac arrest, her health condition was critical when she was brought into the hospital, the woman was successfully saved by the medical response team at the emergency department at Fortis Hospital

Mumbai: Doctors save 54-yr-old cardiac arrest patient in the nick of timeSantoshi Kumawat, a 54-year-old woman, was admitted at a private hospital in Ghatkopar, where she underwent a hysterectomy on July 05. Two days post the procedure; Santoshi started experiencing shortness of breath, her blood pressure and oxygen levels dropped considerably. Doctors at the private hospital reached out to the emergency department helpline at Fortis Hospital, […]

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babies

Doctors said labouring in water may help ease pain and lower the need for anaesthesia for the mother.  According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ACOG) it may also speed up the first stage of labour before the cervix is fully dilated and the baby is ready to emerge. But as the risks may outweigh its benefits, it is advisable that women should avoid delivering babies in water

Here’s why hot tub birth can be life-threatening to newborn babiesA newborn girl in Canada developed a life-threatening infection after being delivered in a hot tub, according to a case report that some doctors say offers fresh evidence that women should not deliver babies in water. The baby girl was delivered full-term and was healthy at birth. But she was hospitalised at eight days old […]

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for him

After heart transplant, person has to be on medication thought his life. And if its paediatric heart transplant, then, there are high chances of getting infection. Due to which, Krushna Sadgir’s father Ganesh Sadgir has decided to stay in Mumbai instead of taking him back to their village. They are also looking out for a rented house

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for himKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, has undergone heart transplant and his condition is improving now. Since few days, he was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). But, now Krushna has been shifted to a general ward. Although, Krushna’s condition is improving but his father (who […]

Elphinstone bridge stampede: Had she travelled with her father…

When it rains heavily in Mumbai, it brings back the old fear. This morning saw another tragedy in Mumbai when it was raining heavily. As on Friday, At least 22 passengers were killed, amongst which, 22-year-old Shraddha Varpe lost her life. Surprisingly, her father was also in the same train, but he was lucky to have been survived

Elphinstone bridge stampede: Had she travelled with her father…Like every day, Shraddha Varpe, a 22-year-old resident of Kalyan, who worked in her father’s office, left for work. But this day will haunt Shraddha’s family forever, as, Shraddha will never return. Every day, Shraddha would travel with her father in a gent’s compartment. But today, due to Navratri she wore a saree and headed […]

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfully

Doctors at Ruby Hall clinic, Wanowrie, Dr Shilpa Kulkarni said that she was in critical condition when brought to hospital. In such cases, managing the patient’s nutrition and blood pressure requirement is a challenging task

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfullyA pregnant woman from Pune put up a brave fight against swine flu and beat all odds to give birth to a baby girl at Ruby Hall clinic in Wanowrie. Shilpa Nimbalkar, a 23-year-old lady, was eight months pregnant when she came in with the complaints of fever and itching in her throat, to Ruby […]

Ruby hall clinic marks 25 years in service, aims to develop ICUs in rural areas

From four-bed critical care unit to now 162-bed multi-specialty unit equipped with state-of-art technologies, Ruby hall Clinic marks a milestone with completing 25 years in service. On this occasion, the hospital has decided to start Tele Medicine facility for the ICU units in the rural hospitals. Apart from this the research centre, an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) will also be started at the clinic

Ruby hall clinic marks 25 years in service, aims to develop ICUs in rural areasThe Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which started as a four-bedded critical care unit in Pune’s Ruby Hall Clinic has marked a significant milestone by completing its 25 years. It has now grown into 162-bedded critical care multi-specialty unit equipped with state-of-art technology. While looking back on the journey, the ICU staff wondered how they performed […]