Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinic

India has the largest population of adolescents in the world – 253 million. Owing to this demographic, it is of utmost importance to start taking adolescent health more seriously

Jaslok Hospital starts Mumbai’s first adolescent clinicJaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched the first adolescent clinic today in Mumbai. The clinic is aptly named ‘Lighthouse’ aims to address concerns related with the physical, mental and emotional health of the youngsters. Adolescence is a time of transition that can be filled with questions and challenges, hence this clinic intends at providing expert […]

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employees

On the occasion of national breast cancer awareness month, Jaslok Hospital provided self-examination training to the women employees of the BMC Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (D-ward) in Mumbai. The training session was conducted at D ward BMC office, Nana Chowk, Mumbai for the entire women workforce of BMC

‘Look, Lurve and Learn’: Breast self-examination training for BMC women employeesBreast cancer projection for India for the year 2020 suggests that the number to go as high as 17, 97,900, says a report by NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information). Also, the recent statistics show that women suffering from breast cancer are mainly below the age of 50 years. On October 30, the training session conducted […]

‘Patients come first and I ensure my doctors are convinced about it’

Dr Tarang Gianchandani’s journey from being an orthopaedic surgeon to one of the youngest CEO of a hospital wasn’t an easy one. She has faced challenges in a profession mainly dominated by men, some of whom are not comfortable with a woman being a leader

‘Patients come first and I ensure my doctors are convinced about it’“The patients are my first priority,” says Dr Tarang Gianchandani ,CEO of Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College which is Asia’s only women’s medical college, to become an orthopaedic surgeon; she went on to procuring an MBA from the National University of Singapore. She is one of the youngest women administrators […]

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMC

In the 11 days of September, the city has reported 102 dengue cases while only 93 dengue cases were recorded in August. This September, the weather seems suitable for breeding of aedes aegypti mosquitoes, say experts

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMCThe Aedes aegypti mosquito’s carrier of dengue virus breeding spots is being found in stagnant fresh water. Also, the incessant pouring on the city has increased the risk of increasing the mosquito breeding spots. This has put the administration on their toes to control the epidemic. The officials have also asked for the cooperation from […]

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver condition

Nayra is currently admitted at Jaslok hospital and an interventional procedure has been performed on her. In order to continue further treatment, the couple are planning to sell their home in Mahim

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver conditionNayra is just a one-year-old child who is suffering from a rare liver disease called Budd Chiari Syndrome. Nayra’s parents Vidita and Anil Parmar are doing their best to provide her the best treatment available. According to the doctors, Nayra might need a liver transplant but she is too young to sustain the surgery. For […]

Caution: Bad lifestyle choices has put youngsters at an increasing risk for piles

Piles – a neglected condition about which people are often embarrassed to talk about. Today, a lot of youngsters are suffering from it. Here the doctors list out the major causes, symptoms, and effective treatments, to cure piles

Caution: Bad lifestyle choices has put youngsters at an increasing risk for pilesPiles (haemorrhoids) are swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that cause discomfort and bleeding. The size of piles can vary and are found inside or outside the anus, explained doctors. Usually the age group above 40 gets piles informed doctors. But “now-a-days, it is commonly seen in the youngsters, in the age […]

Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and all

The CII conclave on coming Wednesday will host a session of Insurance and last mile challenges in insurance like coverage offered, procedural issues related to maintenance

Health insurance should be affordable and accessible by one and allLife insurance is the need of the hour. Public health policy, in all is a matter of discussion for each and everyone of us at a certain point in time. The operating environment of healthcare providers is very important for the health care developments in the country. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Western region […]

Sister donates kidney to brother, celebrates Raksha Bandhan in hospital

On Monday, Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai, witnessed an emotional Raksha Bandhan celebration in the hospital ward, after a sister donated kidney to her brother, who was successfully operated last week

Sister donates kidney to brother, celebrates Raksha Bandhan in hospitalRaksha Bandhan signifies love and strengthens the bond between the brother and the sister. On this occasion, brother pledges to protect his sister, through the thick and thin. But 68-year-old Bakulaben Maniar became an inspiration, as she donated her kidne,y by granting a new lease of life to her 67-year-old brother Dhirenbhai Maniar. Dhirenbhai Maniar, […]

Are you vaccinated for Hepatitis B?

As per the estimated number is given by WHO, globally 257 million people are living with hepatitis B virus infection. And in India there are over 40 million Hepatitis B infected patients. Doctors say that though vaccine for Hep B is included in the Immunisation programme, they still get a fair number of patients, mostly adults, who were not vaccinated previously

Are you vaccinated for Hepatitis B?Hepatitis, also known as a silent killer, is posing a severe threat to public health as Hepatitis B silently takes a toll on healthy lives. Hepatitis B virus also causes chronic infection, and people suffering from it may face death risk because of danger of developing cirrhosis or liver cancer. According to a fact sheet […]

Praja Foundation’s paper reveal 265% rise in dengue cases in Mumbai

As per RTI data, the number of cases of dengue in government hospitals/dispensaries have increased from 4,867 in 2012-13 to 17,771 in 2016-17. In the report, the NGO identified Andheri East, Kurla and R/N ward areas being dengue hotspots. Their report analysis, however, revealed that wards like K/W, M/ E, R/S and T had zero dengue cases. Doctors and health officials of BMC say Mumbaikars need to be proactive in help bring dengue cases in control

Praja Foundation’s paper reveal 265% rise in dengue cases in MumbaiA white paper on health released on Wednesday by an NGO Praja Foundation stated that in Mumbai, in the last five years, Dengue cases have seen a massive rise of 265%.  The number of cases of dengue in government hospitals/dispensaries have increased from 4,867 in 2012-13 to 17,771 in 2016-17, as per RTI data. “We need to […]