Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awareness

Ruby Hall Clinic in Pune has organised ‘organ donation awareness marathon’. The funds raised through marathon will be utilised for the cause of organ donation. Also, a liver transplant recipient will be participating in the marathon

Pune hospital organises marathon for organ donation awarenessThere are millions of people 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 […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’

Sunday’s Tata Mumbai Marathon ended with a bang. An interesting group participated with an aim to raise awareness regarding Jaipur foot. As a symbolic gesture, 77 participants wore a cap with ‘I love Jaipur Foot’ caption on it

Mumbai Marathon: ‘Make Mumbai disability free’If you hit the road to witness or participate the Tata Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, you would have seen two tall men on stilts, who walked along the dream run track with a banner, “Make India disability free”, for the inclusion of people from all walks of life. The idea, according to them is about creating awareness. […]

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet

 Asian Heart Institute (AHI) the medical partner to the Tata Mumbai Marathon, helps over 2300 marathoners get back on their feet at the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2018.  In general, a majority of the cases were of muscle cramps, dehydration, minor injuries and exhaustion. 15 runners who suffered from dehydration were given intravenous fluid therapy at the medical base camps and were sent back. Physiotherapy treatment was also given to several runners

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet  AHI had set up 11 medical aid stations all along the route for any first aid requirements; 2 base camps (of 40 and 20 beds each) at the start/finish equipped to handle all emergencies. Total participants: 44,407. Participants needing medical assistance: 2300. Percentage  of participants needing medical assistance: 4.57%. The hospital deployed 11 cardiac ambulances […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’

With the Tata Mumbai Marathon round the corner, organisers of the marathon are taking precautionary steps, for the benefit of the participants. A dedicated team of doctors at the Asian Heart Institute is gearing up for the grand event to be held on January 21, 2018

Mumbai Marathon: ‘We are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency’The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has been the medical partner for the Mumbai Marathon for the past fourteen years in succession. From AHI, 70 rehabilitated cardiac patients (13 half marathoners and 57 dream runners) are participating in the marathon this year. Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice Chairman, Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, […]

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them running

Tata Mumbai Marathon is round the corner and people have geared up to give their best. A lot of heart patients have also prepped up for the same. Dr Nilesh Gautam, the medical director for the Marathon this year, lists out some dos and don’ts for the heart patients

Mumbai Marathon: Cardiac rehab for heart patients to get them runningEach marathon is a new adventure!  For many runners, the desire to run for a marathon is about a personal challenge. You might want to test your limits or prove that you can go the distance. However, finishing a marathon is an enormous accomplishment no matter what your time is. As runners gear up to […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to run

Three months ago, Sandeep Kalsiwal, a Jalgaon resident underwent liver transplantation. Now, Sandeep is planning to participate in the Mumbai Marathon which will be held on January 21. Sandeep’s vital decision will inspire many and will help to create awareness regarding the organ donation

Mumbai Marathon: 3 months post liver transplant, ‘he’ is ready to runPeople across the city, nation and the world are gearing up for the upcoming Mumbai Marathon scheduled on January 21. The runners are occupying tracks in parks, roads and beaches.  To create awareness on healthy lifestyle and liver ailments, the nephrologists from the private hospitals, the liver donors and the recipients will also participate in […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathon

Dr Deepali Deshmukh was diagnosed with blood cancer in July last year. After completing intensive chemotherapy for six months and recovering from the disease, while Dr Mitali Upadhye who had survived ovarian cancer in 2013

Two doctors who survived cancer prepare for a marathonCancer not only affects patients physically but also imposes immense mental stress upon them. During and after the recovery process, it is important for cancer patients to have strong willpower and a motivational spirit to live. Two doctors who have been cancer patients themselves, have set an example by how defeating cancer without letting it […]

Getting ready for marathon? Don’t forget these things

Running a marathon, requires endurance and skill and also awareness on the needs to be done on the day of the race. Here is an essential list, which will help you have a smooth run. Ready, set, go

Getting ready for marathon? Don’t forget these thingsYou’ve logged the miles and put in the work—and you have the toenails, calluses, and chafe scars to prove it. Now it’s race day. Here’s what to do—and what not to do—to ensure you make it to your start and finish lines sweaty and smiling. (That is, of course, assuming you already asked yourself these […]