Shocking: Door-to-door TB drive finds 180 new cases in Maharashtra, 45 in Mumbai

In a first-of-its-kind door-to-door campaign carried out by Maharashtra’s health department finds that patients were unaware that they had Tuberculosis (TB)

Shocking: Door-to-door TB drive finds 180 new cases in Maharashtra, 45 in MumbaiDespite having created strong awareness on Tuberculosis (TB), Maharashtra’s health department has found 180 new cases of TB in the state, of which 45 are from Mumbai. In the new cases, which were found in a first-of-its-kind door-to-door campaign carried out by the state health department, the patients were unaware that they had TB. The […]

Cardiologists fear shortage of stents after NPPA introduces price ceiling

As per NPPA’s decision, maximum retail price of bare metal stents (BMS) and drug eluting stents (DES) will be Rs7,623 and Rs31,080, respectively, inclusive of VAT and other local taxes

Cardiologists fear shortage of stents after NPPA introduces price ceilingA day after National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) fixed ceiling price of stents, fear of severe scarcity of stents worries cardiologists as leading stent manufacturers withdraw stents in name of relabeling products. NPPA on Monday announced price-cuts of life-saving coronary stents by up to 85% by capping them at Rs7,260 for bare metal ones and […]

My Medical Mantra’s #SaveAaradhya cause finds support from 2,000 college students

Acting upon My Medical Mantra’s plea to save three-year-old Aaradhya suffering from end-stage heart disease and in desperate need of a donor heart, Aurangabad’s Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication, along with Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day differently

My Medical Mantra’s #SaveAaradhya cause finds support from 2,000 college studentsTo help three-year-old Aaradhya Mule find a donor heart for transplant, 2,000 students from Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication (MGM), along with Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College (JNEC), took up My Medical Mantra’s #SaveAaradhya cause on Valentine’s Day. They decided to celebrate the day differently and held a social media campaign to […]

Mumbai sees two heart transplants, even as Aaradhya Mule is still waiting on one

In 2017, there have been total six cadaver donations, from which eight kidneys, six livers, three heart and two pairs of eyes have been donated

Mumbai sees two heart transplants, even as Aaradhya Mule is still waiting on oneAs the three-year-old little girl, Aaradhya Mule desperately waits for a heart; the city has received two adult heart transplants in last 24 hours. On Friday (February 10) a 35 year old female donated her heart, liver and eyes giving a lease of life to other three end stage heart disease patient. In last two days there […]

MAPPM wants ban on illegal laboratories as it affects public health

All over Maharashtra there are around 6,000 illegal labs and in Mumbai there are around 500 illegal labs

MAPPM wants ban on illegal laboratories as it affects public healthIn state of Maharashtra, be it rural or urban areas, there are thousands of illegal pathology laboratories run by unqualified personnel. This is quackery in the medical field and is hazardous to the public health. Dr Sandeep Yadav, president of MAPPM said, “All over Maharashtra there are around 6,000 illegal labs and in Mumbai there […]

Increase Maharashtra’s health budget by 40% to improve health care, demand doctors and activists

The activists and doctors said low health budgets are leading to lack of expansion of health care infrastructure in state, which is required with growing population and upgraded technologies

Increase Maharashtra’s health budget by 40% to improve health care, demand doctors and activistsTo address the disparity between growing state population and health care facilities, doctors and health activists have demanded that Maharashtra should increase its health budget by 40% for 2017-18. Members of Jan Arogya Abhiyan and Anna Adhikar Abhiyan Maharashtra addressed a press conference on January 23 in Mumbai, wherein they presented their demands to improve […]

Robot which makes complex surgeries easy on display at JJ Hospital

Although performing robotic surgeries remain a distant dream in government hospitals in Maharashtra, the da Vinci Robotic System will give a glimpse of how it works for doctors

Robot which makes complex surgeries easy on display at JJ HospitalThe da Vinci Robotic System, which is considered as a breakthrough step in surgical technology, is kept on demonstration at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals in Mumbai from January 23 to 27. Government hospital doctors from across the state will visit JJ Hospital to get first-of-its-kind experience of this surgical technology. Performing robotic surgeries in […]

Pune hospital successfully does liver transplant surgery on a 3-year-old boy

A slice of the father’s liver was transplanted in Shubham using High Magnification Microscopic Surgery

Pune hospital successfully does liver transplant surgery on a 3-year-old boyShubham Gurav also becomes one of the lowest body weight patients to undergo the liver transplant in Maharashtra, after he underwent a successful surgery in a Pune hospital. Shubham was first diagnosed with liver cirrhosis- end stage liver disease when he was 2 years old. “He had weight loss, loss of appetite and abdominal swelling. […]

Mumbai’s first cadaver donation of 2017

Corneas and kidneys of the brain dead 72-year-old patient were found to be unfit for the transplant, only liver was retrieved. The organ gave a new lease of life to an end stage liver patient in Global Hospital, Parel

Mumbai’s first cadaver donation of 2017Mumbai witnessed its first cadaver donation of 2017 after family of a 72-year-old brain dead patient agreed to donate his organs on Tuesday. The Vasai resident had suffered severe head injury in a road accident on Sunday. “The donor- Padmnabh Somayaji- had met with an accident on January 1 and was admitted to the Cardinal Gracious […]

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two years

Health ministry has rolled out the new treatment plan in five states – Kerala, Bihar, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim

Centre’s door-to-door TB screening campaign aims to bring down cases to 50 per cent in two yearsTo detect cases of latent infection, the government has launched a door-to-door screening campaign for tuberculosis (TB). The Union health ministry has started a campaign to find patients before they develop full-blown TB and put them on preventive treatment. The campaign has been launched in five Indian states, while the official launch will take place […]