‘Doctors should devote their time in talking to patients’

Doctors, nurses, paramedical and support staff form a strong and robust framework of the ‘Health Pyramid’. Providing health services to a state is a herculean task, but stronger the pyramid, more robust the health system will be. If we can develop this pyramid, especially in rural areas, nothing can stop Maharashtra from becoming a healthy and prosperous state

‘Doctors should devote their time in talking to patients’Unfortunately, rural areas still do not have an adequate number of doctors and paramedical staff. We face an acute crunch of nursing staff as well. Due to non-availability of trained manpower, there is a disparity in the health services at urban and rural areas. Healthy Maharashtra should cover two major aspects: availability of specialised human […]

Swine Flu: Symptoms, treatment and tips to stay safe

Currently in Maharashtra, according to recent news reports, Swine Flu has claimed about 191 lives and as many as 1,772 people have tested positive for the contagion so far this year; this is alarming. The city is seeing a frightening rise in the number of swine flu cases; keeping this in mind, it is imperative that people identify early symptoms of this infection and seek appropriate preventative care before it’s too late

Swine Flu: Symptoms, treatment and tips to stay safeSwine flu also denoted as H1N1, is an infection caused by any one of several types of swine influenza viruses. This is a highly infectious disease that can spread even through bare minimum contact with a person infected with H1N1 virus. When infected people cough, spit or sneeze, tiny drops of the virus are released […]

Maharashtra: ‘Endoscopy on wheels’ to help treat stomach ailments of rural patients

‘Endoscopy on wheels,’ is a first-of-its-kind centre in India, it is now ready and will be accessible to the common people. The mobile centre has been conceptualised by Padma Shri awardee Dr Amit Maydeo, Director, Baldota Institute of Digestive Science, Mumbai

Maharashtra: ‘Endoscopy on wheels’ to help treat stomach ailments of rural patientsThis service was launched by Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray at the Mantralaya on Tuesday, December 10. This mobile unit will surely benefit rural patients. The primary aim of this novel initiative is to provide state-of-the-art medical facilities to the poor and needy who can’t afford expensive medical diagnosis and treatment in private hospitals. While […]

‘Watch what you eat to beat the diabesity monster’

The world is being plagued by the epidemic of ‘diabesity’. Diabetes and obesity are two non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are spreading like an epidemic, and the worst affected are the youth. They are falling prey to diabesity because of the lifestyle they lead

‘Watch what you eat to beat the diabesity monster’Obesity and diabetes are two silent killers. While we are aware of their perils, we do not pay much attention to them. We are so caught up in the rut that we do not pay attention to what we eat and how much sugar, salt and trans-fats we consume. The looming threat of obesity has […]

My Medical Mantra turns 3: Thank you, readers!

My Medical Mantra completed three years on December 04, 2019 since its inception the health news portal has focused on the noble cause of organ donation. It has helped spread awareness on organ donation through its stories. It has also helped people in need through its crowdfunding stories. We thank our readers for having faith on us and being part of this journey

My Medical Mantra turns 3: Thank you, readers!My Medical Mantra completes 3 years, one of the organisation’s main focus is to raise awareness on organ donation and it is its mission to spread a word on the importance of organ donation among people. In the last 3 years, My Medical Mantra has been successful in spreading awareness about this noble cause. Through […]

Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to go

Although the state of Maharashtra has pipped Tamil Nadu and Telangana to top ‘deceased donation’ list. It still has a lot more to achieve. In terms of awareness, a lot more needs to be done. And while cadaver organ donations are at an all-time high in the state, public hospitals and medical colleges have little claim in the success

Maharashtra No. 1 in organ donation, yet it still has a long way to goIn comparison to other states in India, the highest number of cadaver organ donation has been witnessed in Maharashtra. The union health ministry also appreciated the efforts made by the state and Maharashtra bagged the award for being the best state in the field of deceased organ donation. The state received this award from the […]

#WorldDisabilityDay: Badlapur couple opens first-of-its-kind orphanage for disabled animals

A couple residing in Badlapur, Maharashtra have started an orphanage called ‘Panavatha’ for handicapped animals. This place will exclusively cater to the needs of handicap animals. It is a facility like no other when it comes to taking care of these animals

#WorldDisabilityDay: Badlapur couple opens first-of-its-kind orphanage for disabled animalsThis orphanage aims to provide the utmost care to the disabled animals which are brought in. All kinds of animals will be looked after at this hospital. Whether it be a dog, cat or monkey all animals will be treated with equal care and affection. It might have struck you, that if it is possible […]

#WorldDisabilityDay: ‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’

We bring you the story of a 67-year-old woman, who has been actively working since the last 36 years to ensure that each disabled person is treated equally and the same opportunities that any able-bodied person is provided with

#WorldDisabilityDay: ‘With an equal opportunity, disabled people are capable of doing anything’Meenakshi Deshpande is a 67-year-old woman who lives in Pandharpur in Solapur, Maharashtra. She was affected with polio when she was a child, at the time she was around 6 to 7 years old. As she was a handicap child she was given to any schools. But, due to her father’s resistance, she was eventually […]

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for others

Continuing with our series of strong independent woman, we bring you the story of a woman’s sheer resilience. She never let her disease define her life. She took the worst that life had to offer and worked towards doing the best for others

Shunned by society, but not defeated – how she became a beacon of hope for othersPeople affected with HIV/AIDS have always been at the receiving end of discrimination in society. They have been ostracised as they have a certain stigma attached to them. But, they were not born with this stigma; it is society that has labelled them. But these patients have not let society dictate terms to them; one […]

‘India performs the second largest number of organ transplants in the world’

The union health minister presided over the 10th Indian Organ Donation Day. He urged people to pledge for organ donation and to save lives of the needy

‘India performs the second largest number of organ transplants in the world’The Health Ministers felicitated and recognised the noble act of organ donation of several families of donors. “You have inspired and motivated all of us through your act of strength and humanity in your saddest moments of life, and we salute all those breavehearts for being a source of life for the needy,” Dr Harsh […]
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