Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to four

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Owing to this, the organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead man were donated to four. On Thursday afternoon, the organ donation procedure was completed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai where his liver, kidneys and heart were donated

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to fourKrushnakant Pande (name changed), a Andheri resident, was suffering from headache. On January 7, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. But on January 17, the doctors declared him brain-dead, due to brain haemorrhage. After which, the doctors took the family’s consent for organ donation. Being aware about the cause of organ donation, Pande’s […]

‘Develop hospital management system of global standards,’ Kejriwal to health officials

Hospital Management Systems of International Standard focus on efficient and accurate administration of finance, improved monitoring of drug usage, and the study of effectiveness and use of modern technology

‘Develop hospital management system of global standards,’ Kejriwal to health officialsDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed officials to work on developing a hospital management system of global standards. A tweet by Kejriwal mentioned that, “Directed Health Dept. today to develop most modern hospital management information system of international standards to integrate all Delhi government hospitals, Mohalla clinics and polyclinics.” Doctors from Maharashtra have […]

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HC

A petition filed in the Bombay High Court, highlights an incident wherein a person lost out on a chance of being donated with an organ from a potential donor. This happened as the hospital did not have a license to carry out organ retrieval. This shows how people can suffer due to needless technicalities. Taking light of this, the high court has asked the Maharashtra government to take measures to prevent such situations

Frame guidelines for emergency organ donation: Bombay HCThe Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to formulate guidelines to handle emergency situations with respect to brain-dead patients and organ donation The court was hearing a petition filed by Swapnil Raut, on an end-stage kidney disease patient awaiting donor kidney from a brain-dead patient. “The court has directed the state government […]

Dahanu boat capsize: 3 dead, 31 safely rescued

On Saturday, at least three school students died, after a boat capsized off the coast of Dahanu, Maharashtra. The boat was carrying 34 students. 31 students have been rescued

Dahanu boat capsize: 3 dead, 31 safely rescuedIn a tragic incident, a boat carrying 34 school students capsized two nautical miles from the sea shore in Dahanu, Maharashtra. The accident happened at 11:30 am near Parnaka beach off the coast of Dahanu in Palghar district. 34 school students of KL Ponda High School were present in the boat. Suddenly, the boat capsized. Three students […]

Maharashtra: Boat capsizes in Dahanu, 32 students rescued, 8 still missing

In a shocking incident, a boat carrying 40 school students capsized two nautical miles from the sea shore in Dahanu,Maharashtra. The local fishermen started the rescue operation. So far, 25 students have been successfully rescued

Maharashtra: Boat capsizes in Dahanu, 32 students rescued, 8 still missingThe incident took place at 12.30 pm. 40 school students and passengers were present in the boat. Suddenly, the boat capsized. 32 students rescued while 8 students are still missing. As per the information received by My Medical Mantra, a boat carrying 40 students and few passengers capsized. After which, the local fishermen started the […]

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon Hospital

The hospital administration has written to the state and central government seeking permission to perform heart and liver transplants. It expects to receive permission in the next week. While hospital is already carrying out cadaver retrieval of organs, it hopes to boost the movement of organ donation once it is able to perform these procedures

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon HospitalThe Sassoon General Hospital, Pune has applied to carry out liver and heart transplant procedures at the hospital recently. While these procedures are not done in this government hospital, the hospital administration has asked for the permission from the state and union government to carry out these procedures. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon Hospital’s […]

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’

Today, a symposium focused on accelerating access to family planning services in Maharashtra and Karnataka, was organised in Mumbai. It commenced with providing an overview of the family planning landscape in India, highlighting successes, challenges in the supply chain management and provision of quality family planning services

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’Family planning is not only a key strategy to mitigate threats to the reproductive health of women but also a basic right that  should be available to them. Dr Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra underlined, “Providing women and girls with access to contraceptives is transformational. While, 54.7% women in […]

Nashik: ‘Maatritva’ app to reduce maternal mortality

There are a range of adverse health effects associated with maternal under-nutrition (malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency), anaemia and lack of facilities which can lead to the death of the pregnant women. To curb it, four youngsters for Nashik have developed ‘Maatritva’ app. As if now, only Nashik people will have access. The Assam government and NITI Aayog has taken a note of it

Nashik:  ‘Maatritva’ app to reduce maternal mortalityIn Maharashtra, in the year 2016 to 2017, 61 pregnant women lost their lives. The figures are alarming. So, the ‘Maatritva’ app has been developed to curb the number of deaths. Before developing this app, a survey was conducted to understand the reason of death amongst the pregnant women was done for 8 months in […]

Bird Flu: Maharashtra Government issues alert

Blood flu has created havoc in Bhuvaneshwarnagar, Dasarahalli , Bengaluru. After which, it has been declared as “Infected Zone” and the area of 1 to 10 km radius is declared as “Surveillance Zone”. Now, Maharashtra government has issued alert in the 11 districts of the Karnataka border. This has created panic amongst the chicken lovers

Bird Flu:  Maharashtra Government issues alertBird Flu alert in Maharashtra Hens to undergo screening Poultry farms under scanner Bird flu, also called avian influenza, is a viral infection that can infect not only birds, but also humans and other animals. Most forms of the virus are restricted to birds. H5N1 is the most common form of bird flu. Blood flu has […]

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bond

Medical students who are pursuing an MBBS degree in the state aided and unaided medical colleges, but receive a scholarship from the government will now have to serve one year bond service. The medical education ministry of Maharashtra has issued a circular in this regard

Medical students with state scholarships must serve one year bondIn Maharashtra’s rural and tribal areas, doctor-patient ratio is quite adverse. Doctors don’t prefer to offer their services in rural areas. Owing to which, several people living in rural and tribal areas are often left without medical facilities. In order to fulfil the doctor-patient gap and to provide better medical facilities to the rural and […]
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