Organ donation: Brain-dead 40-year-old woman saves five lives

Medical Social Workers at the hospital counselled the distraught family and explained them about the procedure of organ donation, eventually, her husband, along with other family members consented to donate heart, liver, lungs and kidneys. Concurrently, this marks Mumbai’s 86th heart transplant since August 2015

Organ donation: Brain-dead 40-year-old woman saves five livesA landmark surgery was performed at Fortis Hospital in Mulund, the Cardiac and Hepatic Transplant Surgeons, Physicians, Cadaver Maintenance Team, Medical Social Workers and nursing teams, worked in exceptional coordination to enable Maharashtra’s first Heart and Liver transplant surgery on a single recipient, a 24-year-old man. The surgery was enabled when the husband and family […]

NGO to provide hearing aids for school children

Giving education to someone is a very noble cause. However, an NGO in Maharashtra has now started a crowd-funding campaign in order to distribute hearing aids for school children. Samata Pratishthan, a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India

NGO to provide hearing aids for school childrenSupporting and making extensive efforts towards imparting educational aid for the hearing impaired, Samata Pratishthan a Maharashtra-based NGO is working for the rehabilitation and education of hearing impaired children in and around the region of Yeola, Maharashtra, India. The NGO runs a residential school, ‘Maiboli Karnabadhir Residential School’ in the area, for such children. At […]

‘Pulse – The Lifeline in Danger,’ a short film on doctor’s assault

In a unique attempt to shine a light upon the struggles and strife of medical professionals, four doctors have made a short film to reach out to people and make them aware of the hardships they face. It’s not easy being a doctor, when you can be attacked for no mistake of your own. The film hopes to make people the importance of treating doctors with dignity

‘Pulse – The Lifeline in Danger,’ a short film on doctor’s assaultA few doctors from Maharashtra have come together and developed a short film  upon the plight of doctors in the country and the difficulties and injustices they face. Doctors act as healers, but people take the law into their own hands and assault doctors, holding them wrongly responsible for the death of patients. The short film titled, […]

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctors

Overall there is a shortage of 81 per cents of specialist in India. And in Maharashtra as well, post of specialist doctors and healthcare remain vacant. To tackle this challenge, the DMER plans to make a database on doctors to keep a check on the and to provide adequate doctors in rural areas

Maha: DMER to prepare database to keep tab on government doctorsThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) plans to set-up a database on doctors across the state. The reason for this is due to the shortage of doctors and other medical faculty in rural areas. Overall, there is shortage 81 per cent specialist across India This database is being prepared to resolve the problems […]

India: Sex ratio at birth dips in 17 of 21 large states, Maha records 18 point fall

On Friday, a health report card released by the Centre which found that girl-to-boy sex ratios at birth have declined in 17 of 21 large states, signalling their failure to curb the selective abortion of female foetuses after illegal sex disclosure

India: Sex ratio at birth dips in 17 of 21 large states, Maha records 18 point fallSex ratio is the proportion of males to females in a given population, usually expressed as the number of males per 100 females at a specific stage in life, especially at conception, birth, and a given stage between birth and death. The sex ratio at birth (SRB) witnessed a decline in 17 out of 21 […]

Youngsters neglect spinal complications, reveals report

The World Spine Day 2017 Insights Report reveals that the 16-34 age group make up 20% of people treated for back and neck conditions in India. The age group which is most affected by spine problems is 35-54. Pune accounts for the highest number of negligence at 53% followed by New Delhi 49%, Bangalore 46% and Mumbai 40%

Youngsters neglect spinal complications, reveals reportSpine diseases carry a lot of social impact as a whole. Conglomeration of 100 patients and doctors at Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital. Pune and Mumbai account for higher number of younger people neglecting spinal complications. Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital organised an event that gave a platform to the spine patient an opportunity to share their stories and […]

Pune: Compared to urban, more organ donations in rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour as one donor can save up to 8 lives. But now, it is gaining momentum. As per the official statistics ZTCC Pune, in the year 2016, out of total 59 organ donations, 40 were from rural areas, while 19 were from urban areas. The figures indicate that the awareness about organ donation in the rural areas is increasing

Pune: Compared to urban, more organ donations in rural areasThere are millions in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people […]

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budget

An NGO working for the patient rights has put forward the health budget for the common people. There was a provision of Rs 12,167 crore rupees for the public health department in 2017. The NGO demands, that in the current budget, the provision has to be increased to Rs 17,675 crore rupees

Maha: NGO demands increase in health budgetAccording to the July 2017 figures of Integrated Child Development Scheme: In the state, out of 60.26 lakhs children, under 6 years of age – 6,34,634 children are weighing less than normal 83,500 are of extremely low weight and 5,51,000 thousand children are of medium weight Integrated Child Development Scheme’s expenditure has been cut down […]

Maha: Medical camp for rural children organised at Asangaon

The camp was organised by Trailblazers Foundation in association with Switch-India. It was held at a Zilla Parishad school where around 90 odd children underwent a general examination and dental check-up.  Medications for anaemia, antibiotics, malnutrition packets and deworming tablets were also distributed 

Maha: Medical camp for rural children organised at AsangaonChildren are special and innocent; they spread bliss where they go. But when they become sick, it is something to worry about. Kids should smile and be carefree in their lives. Don’t we know that nurturing of a child in a responsible way will lead to proper development of children? But for that a family […]
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