An engineer from Navi Mumbai gives new life to four

The deceased had met with a bike accident on September 21 and was declared brain-dead on September 23. This is Mumbai's 41st cadaver organ donation, this year

An engineer from Navi Mumbai gives new life to fourA Navi Mumbai engineer gave new lease of life to four people waiting for donor organs for transplant after he was declared brain-dead at Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai on September 23. Lokesh Gholap was on his way to the office on his bike when he met with accident on September 21 on the Thane-Belapur road. […]

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfully

Doctors at Ruby Hall clinic,m Wanwadi, Dr Shilpa Kulkarni said that she was in critical condition when brought to hospital. In such cases, managing the patient’s nutrition and blood pressure requirement is a challenging task

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfully  A pregnant woman from Pune put up a brave fight against swine flu and beat all odds to give birth to a baby girl at Ruby Hall clinic in Wanowrie. Shilpa Nimbalkar, a 23-year-old lady, was eight months pregnant when she came in with the complaints of fever and itching in her throat, to […]

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registry

The data shows that almost all regions of India are equally affected by prostate cancer. The incidence rates of this cancer are constantly and rapidly increasing in all the Population Based Cancer Registries (PBRCs). The cancer projection data shows that the number of cases will double by 2020

Prostrate cancer cases on rise in rural areas: Delhi cancer registryA majority of metastatic CA prostate cases (PCa) are coming from rural areas. “There is an urgent need for creating awareness about the threat of prostate cancer amongst the rural populace”, expressed Prof (Dr) Anup Kumar, Head of Department, Urology and Renal Transplant, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjung Hospital. The registry at Safdarjung […]

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantra

Dr Avinash Saoji, is the founder and director of Prayas, an NGO based in Amravati, Maharashtra. It works towards the betterment of all four dimensions of health i.e. physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Apart from his social work, Dr Saoji often conducts workshops which guide people on how to stay fit

Dr Avinash Saoji who aspires to live for a 100 years, shares his fitness mantraWhenever people have attended Dr Avinash Saoji’s public programs, he makes it a point to invite them for the celebrations of his 100th birthday. He says that he wants to live and keep working till he is a 100 years old, this is what inspires him. “There is so much to be done and I […]

Krushna meets his mother, ex-armyman father hunts for job to pay bills

After successful heart transplant on Krushna his mother met him for the first time on Thursday. But his father is still at his hometown, arranging money for Krushna’s treatment

Krushna meets his mother, ex-armyman father hunts for job to pay billsKrushna, who was waiting for six months to get heart, has recently undergone heart transplant surgery. Its been two days that the surgery took place and Krushna is recovering at ICU in Fortis hospital in Mumbai. Doctors said they have kept him in unconscious state so that he does not do too many movements. Krushna’s […]

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

The latest notice issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors, who have completed their medical degrees from state government or municipal run medical colleges, to submit their bond-free certificate to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for renewal of registration, failing which they will lose their rights of practising in the state 

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctorsIn a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

‘Seeing patients rebuild their life post-op, is a true sense of fulfilment’

Dr Vrishali Patil has headed a team of doctors which successfully carried out Maharashtra’s first combined pancreas-kidney transplant in Pune in November last year. Apart from working in Pune she has also practiced in the United Kingdom and the United States of America (USA) for a few years before coming back to India

‘Seeing patients rebuild their life post-op, is a true sense of fulfilment’Dr Vrishali Patil is a lady doctor who one will always see dressed up in a blazer, and speaking softly with patients at Deenanath hospital in Pune. She is a multi-organ transplant surgeon. She headed a team of doctors which successfully carried out Maharashtra’s first combined pancreas-kidney transplant in Pune in November last year Given […]

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine flu

Recently, the state government had ordered all the local corporations to formulate a ‘death audit committee’ to analyse whether deaths reported due to swine flu are actually swine flu deaths. They were also asked to see if there were other primary causes for the death of a person apart from swine flu

PMC report: 60% swine flu deaths not primarily due to swine fluIn the recently released ‘death audit committee’s’  first report from Pune, revealed that around 60 per cent of swine flu related deaths are not primarily because of swine flu itself. It has concluded that already existing diseases were the main factors that led to the deaths and although the patient was suffering from swine flu […]

UP to seek Maha’s help to improve health services in state

To know about various initiatives undertaken by Maharashtra in the health care sector, and its efforts to curb mother and child death, a delegation under Siddharth Nath Singh, Uttar Pradesh health minister, met Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister, at Mantralaya. There will be Inter-state coordination, to improve the health services of both the states, said Dr Sawant

UP to seek Maha’s help to improve health services in stateWith regards to health service, Maharashtra is leading state in the country. So the Union Health Minister suggested studying its various schemes and success stories.“I had come to Maharashtra to understand about its healthcare services, so that UP can also implement  various schemes like telemedicine, bike ambulance, SNCU, CPS courses in Uttar Pradesh with Maharashtra’s […]

Indian doctors offer medical services to needy patients in Rwanda

A team of 10 doctors performed 50 surgeries in urology and 18 neurosurgeries in a span of ten days. Their mission also included providing training to local doctors. A lot of medical supplies were also provided to government hospitals of Rwanda

Indian doctors offer medical services to needy patients in RwandaRwanda, a country located in east Africa, has only three neurologists for a population of more than one crore. The country which has abject poverty and a history of genocide has very poor health care services. Doctors from Maharashtra took up this challenge and went to operate on patients suffering from severe chronic illness in […]
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