Daughter’s Down syndrome inspired this mother to start a school for special children

Once upon a time, she did not even know what the word ‘special child’ even meant. She has come a long way since that day and now runs a school which teaches special children and equips them with skills which helps in making them independent from relying on the help of others

Daughter’s Down syndrome inspired this mother to start a school for special childrenShe knew that her daughter was a ‘special child,’ and that her daughter was different from other children. But, she was unaware of what the words ‘special child’ meant. She never knew what was happening to her daughter. Until the doctors told Meera, that her daughter Priya, is suffering from Down’s syndrome. After this incident, […]

Spread awareness on organ donation through biking, 67-year-old man reaches Mumbai

Pramod Laxman Mahajan, who has been a volunteer of the Rebirth foundation since two years, will travel by riding on his motorcycle across 18 states in India to spread awareness about organ donation. He has resolved to cover more than 12,000 to 15,000 kms during the course of his journey

Spread awareness on organ donation through biking, 67-year-old man reaches MumbaiMahajan’s journey was flagged from Pune on October 21, 2018 and it will continue for the next 100 days. Today morning, (October 22), he reached Mumbai’s KEM Hospital to spread the word on organ donation. He himself had donated one of his kidneys to his friend, around 20 years ago, although he believes that a […]

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’

Continuing on with our series on strong independent women, we bring to you the story of Swapna Joshi who has been treating cancer patients since the last 40 years at Tata Memorial Hospital. Treating cancer affected patients is a challenging task. And she has wholeheartedly accepted this challenge. Swapna Joshi’s dedication and selfless service to patients affected with cancer is worth saluting

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’“A nurse plays a vital role in treating a patient, from the moment that they have been diagnosed, till the time they have been treated.  A nurse has to be emotional and mentally strong while treating patients who are suffering from cancer,” says Swapna Joshi. Swapna has been working as a nurse since the last […]

Meet Shirin, a disabled girl who helps prevent farmer suicides

Continuing with our series related to strong, independent women we bring to you the incredible story of Shirin Tabassum. Even though she is disabled, she has never viewed her disability as a disadvantage. She can do anything that a normal person can.  She has been instrumental in preventing debt ridden farmers from ending their lives. She interacts with them and tells them about how she overcame her disabilities and never let them come in her way of living her life

Meet Shirin, a disabled girl who helps prevent farmer suicidesShe has always rejected the idea of depression. She inspires farmers to never give up, no matter what the circumstances in life. Even though she was born with no arms and just one leg, she radiates positivity and uses her life as an example to dissuade farmers from taking the drastic step of committing suicide. […]

67-year-old farmer from Sangli to bike across India to raise awareness on organ donation

Awareness on organ donation is the need of the hour. In order to spread information about this vital issue among the masses, a 67-year-old farmer from Maharashtra is set to ride across India, on his motorbike to spread the word about organ donation

67-year-old farmer from Sangli to bike across India to raise awareness on organ donationPramod Laxman Mahajan, who has been a volunteer of the Rebirth foundation since two years, will travel by riding on his motorcycle across 18 states in India to spread awareness about organ donation. He has resolved to cover more than 12,000 to 15,000 kms during the course of his journey. Mahajan’s journey will be flagged […]

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issues

Anganwadi and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers are going to be trained about mental health conditions, so that they can provide door-to-door awareness among people living in rural areas

Anganwadi and ASHA workers to raise awareness on mental health issuesAt present, there are 60,000 ASHA sevikas and around 10,000 anganwadi workers in Mumbai. People belonging to the age group of 15 to 30 are at the risk of developing mental health disorders. The Maharashtra state government has taken this decision to raise awareness about mental health issues. In a survey carried out by the […]

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’

Nurses in the medical profession are as important as doctors in providing medical services to the people. Doctor and nurses work in tandem in helping and healing people. Today, My Medical Mantra offers you  peek into the life of one such nurse whose selfless service and dedication has earned her awards, but she takes them in her strides and continues to do what she does best which is nursing her patients back to good health

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’When you imagine a nurse, you generally think of a person wearing a white apron or sari and having a very clean and neat appearance. It is their identity which distinguishes them from others in the medical profession. They wear it as proudly as a police man wears his badge. When somebody thinks of nursing, […]

‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’

Diksha has been paraplegic since birth but does not allow her disability to define her or be a hurdle in her achieving her goals in life. The United Nations had recently appointed her as a global ambassador for the ‘A World at School’ educational programme. As a Youth Ambassador, Diksha campaigns across their schools and communities in India for the education of every child

‘We need to look first at people’s abilities, not their disabilities,’“When you see a disabled person I urge you not to look at their disability, but rather their abilities. If you believe in yourself, then you can turn your weakness into your source of strength,” says Diksha Dinde, a 25-year- old student activist and Global Youth Ambassador from Pune. Dinde added, “Their disability is not […]

Maharashtra govt implements ‘Mission AYUSH’ across all state districts

The aim behind this initiative is to create awareness among people and encourage them to use Ayurveda and Unani medicines as part of the treatment options

Maharashtra govt implements ‘Mission AYUSH’ across all state districtsRecently the Union government has given 50 crores financial aid to the state government. In the year 2017, the union government had approved the National Mission for the AYUSH Ministry. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Umesh Tagde, Assistant Director, National Health Mission, and programme head of Mission AYUSH said, “We have split the […]

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s right

It was around six years ago, she came across the sadist and the scariest reality of menstruation in rural India. Women were not aware about menstrual hygiene and had a very little knowledge about it. And there still was taboo associated about openly speaking about menstruation

Latur’s Pad Women: Healthy, secure womanhood is every woman’s rightThe harsh reality she came across was that of cervical cancer. In Azusa taluka, Latur, Maharashtra, around 6,000 women were suffering from cervical cancer. The grim reality which she witnessed with her own eyes shook her from top to bottom. The ideal of womanhood, which she held, came crushing down in front of her eyes. […]
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