Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to grow

Dr Surekha Patil is an inspiration to many. Dr Patil who hails from Pen, in Raigad district of Maharashtra, has been working for the differently-abled children since the past 14 years. She emphasises that as a society rather than showing sympathy, we should work towards making them independent

Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to growDifferently-abled children in India, still face discrimination in most of the rural areas. A child with special needs has to face deprivation and has limited resources in their life The family and the caregivers also have to face a lot of hardships and challenges while managing the child. Lack of awareness and education in the […]

Mumbai: Doctors perform rare surgery to save woman paralysed by stroke

For the first time ever, doctor at Mumbai’s state-run JJ Hospital performed a unique surgery, which ultimately helped clear a blood clot in a woman’s heart

Mumbai: Doctors perform rare surgery to save woman paralysed by strokeThe elderly woman was earlier treated for the condition but could not make a successful recovery. The doctors then considered performing the Left atrial appendage closure (also known LAAC procedure) to save the woman from paralysis brought on by the stroke Vatsala Koli, a 61 years old lady, previously had heart attack and underwent angioplasty. She […]

Maha: Five people, including 2 firemen drown in well

In an unfortunate incident three children lost their lives today, as they accidentally fell inside a deep well while playing outdoors

Maha: Five people, including 2 firemen drown in wellAccording to information provided by the Kalyan Fire Brigade: The incident took today (Thursday) afternoon in Kalyan East. It happened near a well located near Netivali road, Lokgram. Five people including two firemen died due to drowning. Rescue operations are underway to recover their bodies. As per information provided by Thane City Police Control, one […]

Maharashtra: 302 people died due to swine flu since January

Pune, Nashik, and Satara districts of Maharashtra are the worst affected districts. The incidence of the H1N1 virus is rising, caution doctors

Maharashtra: 302 people died due to swine flu since JanuaryTill date, 2,375 people have been tested positive for swine flu in the state. 1,775 patients have been discharged. While 600 patients are currently admitted to the hospital, 33 have been put on the ventilator. Swine flu cases have been increasing rapidly by the day. Dr Pradeep Awate, Nodal Officer infectious disease, Maharashtra, stated, “From […]

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliant

Pramila Kokad received the ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ award for her selfless service, from the hands of President of India in 2009. A teacher by profession, but she is a mother of thousands of differently abled children. Although, she received the award nine years ago, she is not one to rest on her laurels and is still active and determined to give it her all for differently-abled people

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliantPeople living in remote hamlets of the tribal areas in Maharashtra lack basic facilities, like healthcare, and education. The tribal communities have worse health indicators as compared to the people living in the metropolitan cities. Malnutrition and lack of awareness about personal hygiene makes them even more vulnerable to the diseases. In the past, the […]

Buldhana: Six-year-old kid dies while bursting firecracker

This gruesome incident serves as a cautionary tale to parents and children alike. As leaving a child unsupervised with a firecracker is very risky. It is important that parents see to it that a responsible member of the family accompanies the child when they want to burst firecrackers

Buldhana: Six-year-old kid dies while bursting firecrackerIn a grisly incident which took place today morning. Yash, a six-year-old boy lost his life. His only mistake was holding a firecracker in his mouth. When the firecracker did not light up, he innocently held it in his mouth, but all of a sudden the cracker burst in his mouth. Yash was playing outside […]

Cut Practice Act: Maha govt to table draft law in the winter session

Maharashtra government is deliberating upon whether to place the ‘Cut Commission Practice Act’ draft law before the state legislature during the winter session of the state legislative assembly

Cut Practice Act: Maha govt to table draft law in the winter sessionThe ‘Cut Commission Practice Act’ is likely to be placed before the Maharashtra cabinet in the coming week for final approval. The Law and Judiciary Ministry has raised certain questions on the provisions of the act. Once, the cabinet clears the final draft it will be placed before the state legislature. In order to curb […]

No one will be deprived of healthcare services due to lack of money: Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

A mega health camp was recently organised in the premises of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis stated that the state government is doing everything in its capacity to ensure that the poor and needy people are not deprived of essential healthcare services

No one will be deprived of healthcare services due to lack of money: Maha CM Devendra FadnavisThe state government has brought a smile upon the faces of people who belong to an economically-challenged through the Atal Maha Arogya Shibir (health camps). Around 20 lakh people have been able to avail healthcare access and healthcare services through the Atal Maha Arogya Shibir and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Under these health schemes, […]

‘My task is herculean, the only way I know is to keep moving ahead’

In India, doctors are not willingly ready to work in rural areas due to poor infrastructure. The nursing staff plays a very important role in healthcare management. They are the real heroes and are the backbone of the healthcare system. With their dedication, ceaseless efforts and selfless service, they help save many lives. One such hero is Jalgaon’s Kalpana Gaikwad who has been working ceaselessly for the betterment of people in rural areas

‘My task is herculean, the only way I know is to keep moving ahead’Providing healthcare services in rural and tribal areas have always been a daunting task for the government. For the people living in the rural areas, Primary Health Centre (PHC) is the only option. As poor and needy people, find it very difficult to reach to the district hospital. Today, My Medical Mantra brings you an […]

Nagpur: Doctor removes a toy battery from a 4-year-old’s stomach

The incident occurred last week when a 4-year-old boy, from Yavatmal, Maharashtra, accidentally swallowed a toy battery. Though the doctors removed the battery, the reaction has caused an ulcer, and a hole has been developed in his esophagus. Doctors say his condition has stable

Nagpur: Doctor removes a toy battery from a 4-year-old’s stomachA 4-year-old boy from Yavatmal, Maharashtra, accidentally swallowed a toy battery. The battery was stuck in the esophagus for over a week. Due to which, an ulcer developed inside the esophagus.  The doctors removed the battery, however, the infection has developed a small hole inside his esophagus.  Anand Rathod, a 4-year-old boy, was suffering from […]