Western Railway’s Jagjivan Ram Hospital performs first multi-organ retrieval

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Hospital has undertaken an organ retrieval operation which will help save precious lives of numerous patients who are on the wait-list for organ transplant

Western Railway’s Jagjivan Ram Hospital performs first multi-organ retrievalAccording to information provided by Ravinder Bhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer of Western Railway, an ex-staff of Western Railways, a 64-year-old man, was admitted to Jagjivan Hospital on July 09, was diagnosed with bilateral ulnar artery thrombosis and was being accordingly treated for it. However after 48 hours, this male patient developed intra-cranial haemorrhage and […]

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizens

Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age will now be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Special wards will be started at KEM, Nair and Sion Hospital

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizensDr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now its standing committee has given the approval. Dr Ajay Rane, deputy-dean of KEM Hospital, said, “Special ward will be erected for elderly citizens […]

Plastic ban: No plastic bags to be allowed in KEM Hospital

The Maharashtra government has enforced a plastic ban across the state. The ban has come into effect from Saturday, June 23

Plastic ban: No plastic bags to be allowed in KEM HospitalWhenever we go to the hospital or to see a doctor, we always carry our investigation reports and case file in a handy plastic bag. But, henceforth, if you are staying in Maharashtra, you have to keep in mind, that you should carry the reports in a paper or cloth bag. On Saturday, like any […]

Nair Hospital soon to have forensic odontology department

Forensic odontology plays a very pivotal role as far as a criminal investigation is concerned. It is an added tool in the hands of the investigating agencies, to identify the accused in cases like sexual abuse and child abuse

Nair Hospital soon to have forensic odontology departmentSoon, a forensic odontology department will be set up at Mumbai’s civic-run Nair Dental Hospital. This will help give a boost to the Maharashtra Police, to identify the accused, with the help of forensic science. The proposal to set up a forensic odontology department is being prepared and will soon be submitted to the Brihanmumbai […]

Mumbai: City witnesses 56 intersex births in civic-run hospitals, RTI reveals

In last six years, Mumbai city has witnessed as many as 56 intersex births. An RTI data reveals that civic-run hospitals recorded these births. The RTI was filed by Advocate Tushar Bhosle

Mumbai: City witnesses 56 intersex births in civic-run hospitals, RTI revealsCivic-run KEM and Nair hospital has recorded 28 intersex births each. While state-run Sir JJ Group of Hospitals witnessed two intersex birth in the past two years, the Sion hospital witnesses 3-4 intersex birth every year. A person born with characteristics of both male and female reproductive organs is termed as intersex. Intersex is a […]

Mumbai: Soon KEM to perform the heart transplant

The state government has given a ‘go’ ahead signal to Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital to perform a heart transplant procedure. In 1968, Dr PK Sen had performed India’s first heart transplant procedure at KEM Hospital

Mumbai: Soon KEM to perform the heart transplantThe Maharashtra government has given its nod to the civic-run KEM hospital, Mumbai, to perform a heart transplant procedure. After receiving the due permission from the state government, the hospital administration has started the training sessions for the doctors. The doctors attached to the heart department say, only one to two per cent patients, who […]

KEM Hospital students create navigation maps to assist patients

Searching for different departments and places in a hospital can be quite time-consuming for patients and relatives. In order to make this a convenient process, students from KEM Hospital, Parel have come together and prepared navigational map to help people who visit the hospital  

KEM Hospital students create navigation maps to assist patientsFinding your way inside a hospital can be difficult at times and can be a tedious process. When an emergency strikes and each and every minute is crucial, it especially takes a mental toll on the relatives of the patient. In order to ease this burden and make finding different departments and wards much easier, […]

BMC to conduct structural audit of all civic-run hospitals, after KEM mishap

The decision has been taken after the incident which took place in KEM hospital. Wherein part of the ceiling in the dialysis unit had collapsed injuring two people

BMC to conduct structural audit of all civic-run hospitals, after KEM mishapLast week’s horrifying accident at Mumbai’s civic-run hospital had left the BMC administration with a red face. To make amends, it has now taken upon the task of conducting a structural audit of all the major and peripheral hospitals in the city. I.A. Kundan, Additional commissioner (Health) BMC, has issued an order to the health […]

Mumbai: Slab collapses in KEM Hospital

Slab collapses in Mumbai’s KEM Hospital’s dialysis department. As per Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital, 2 patients have suffered minor scratches and the part of dialysis unit is shifted to alternate place for patient services

Mumbai: Slab collapses in KEM HospitalSlab collapsed at KEM Hospital The slab collapsed in dialysis department The incident occurred at Wednesday night Spekaing to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital, “Two patients had minor scratches.  They are stable.  We are shifting part of dialysis unit to alternate place for patient services.   Dialysis services will start today in […]

SC judgement brings back memories of Aruna Shanbaug

While medical fraternity is applauding the Supreme Court’s judgement on passive euthanasia, it is difficult not to remember Mumbai’s KEM Hospital nurse Aruna Shanbaug because of whom the euthanasia has been a widely debated term

SC judgement brings back memories of Aruna ShanbaugAruna Shanbaug was a nurse at KEM Hospital when she was sexually assaulted and strangulated. In 1973, Sohanlal Bartha Valmiki, the ward boy, had pinned her down during the act and had used a dog chain around her neck that almost strangulated her. This had caused serious damage to her brain cells and reduced her […]
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