Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hour

Stroke patients who reach the hospital within one hour of symptoms receive a clot-busting injection twice as often as those arriving later. Researchers call the first hour of symptom onset the golden hour

Now, stroke patients can be saved beyond the golden hourIschemic (Clots) Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Haemorrhagic (Bleeds) Haemorrhagic stroke occurs when a weakened blood vessel ruptures. TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) TIA (transient ischemic attack) is caused by a temporary clot. Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital got a new piece of equipment […]

Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s life

On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, a police constable of Pune police swung into action to save the life of a person who needed immediate medical attention. An ambulance was available but it did not have a driver, so he stepped up and drove the vehicle himself to get the patient to the hospital on time

Pune: Police constable drives ambulance to save man’s lifeOn Thursday, September 13, 2018. Lakhs of people had gathered on the streets of Pune, Maharashtra, to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. The devotees were chanting ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya,’ to welcome the beloved elephant god, Lord Ganesha The Pune police were alert to tackle any untoward incident or an emergency. And suddenly, a phone at the Dattawadi […]

Midnight saviour: IPS officer donates blood, saves pregnant mother

An IPS officer from Chandrapur helped save the life of an expectant mother who urgently required ‘A’ negative blood. He rushed to the hospital as soon as he could. His heroic deed helped save the lives of the woman and her precious baby

Midnight saviour: IPS officer donates blood, saves pregnant motherIt was around 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, Shabana Sayeed, an expectant mother, who was in the thirties, was rushed to the civil hospital in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. Shabana was experiencing labour pains, and her condition was worsening with each passing minute. Shabana was admitted to the hospital, but, the doctors said they need ‘A’ […]

World First Aid Day: More people should be trained in India

You might not be someone with special qualities, but just by being the first respondent in emergency cases, you can play a vital role in saving the person. In order to spread awareness, the world celebrates First Aid Day on the second Saturday in September. This year it was held on September 08

World First Aid Day: More people should be trained in IndiaIt is an important day to acknowledge the role of first aid awareness, training and practical application in making a real difference to people’s lives. First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. […]

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon bursts

A British man’s worsening battle with constipation ended up costing him part of his gut, due to a rare, sometimes unexplainable condition known as ‘megacolon’

Constipated man gets emergency surgery after his colon burstsThere’s no question that constipation is uncomfortable. But sometimes it can be downright dangerous, as detailed in a paper published in BMJ Case Reports this month. As the report explains, a 24-year-old man’s colon burst from storing too much faeces. According to the report, the unidentified patient visited the emergency room after experiencing abdominal pain […]

Mumbai: Doctors save 54-yr-old cardiac arrest patient in the nick of time

The patient suffered a massive cardiac arrest, her health condition was critical when she was brought into the hospital, the woman was successfully saved by the medical response team at the emergency department at Fortis Hospital

Mumbai: Doctors save 54-yr-old cardiac arrest patient in the nick of timeSantoshi Kumawat, a 54-year-old woman, was admitted at a private hospital in Ghatkopar, where she underwent a hysterectomy on July 05. Two days post the procedure; Santoshi started experiencing shortness of breath, her blood pressure and oxygen levels dropped considerably. Doctors at the private hospital reached out to the emergency department helpline at Fortis Hospital, […]

Pune: Alert father performs CPR on one-month-old baby, helps save his life

The one-month-old infant successfully resuscitated, after he stopped breathing for 30 minutes. This child, is a miracle baby; as he fought against Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), which is rare and only one in a million case are witnessed across world, say experts

Pune: Alert father performs CPR on one-month-old baby, helps save his lifeWhen a 30-day old infant Shivansh Jha was struggling to breathe at home and had turned blue and cold. His father who just came from office at night noticed this and without wasting any time, he started giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and continued mouth to mouth respiration on the way while rushing to Motherhood Hospital […]

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptoms

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery. One study suggests that the appendix may have some role in gut immunity, but nothing is definite. One thing we do know: We can live without it, without apparent consequences

All you need to know about appendicitis and its symptomsAppendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a 3 1/2-inch-long tube of tissue that extends from the large intestine. Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, or perforate, spilling infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. This can lead to […]

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper care

In the past few years, we have witnessed the monsoon season bring with it a series of calamities. Therefore, it is very important for each one of us to be prepared during this monsoon

Enjoy monsoon, but with proper careIn the past few years, Mumbai is witnessing the monsoon season bring along with it a series of calamities. The 2005 floods are still fresh in the minds of many Mumbaikars, and every season, a sentimental feeling of doubt towards the rains stems in people’s minds. People should be prepared to face the possible disaster […]

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared for

Since monsoon has started to pour early this year it is important for each one of us to be prepared in tackling emergencies, especially when children are involved. Read and remember these measures well, as they can be utilised when medical emergencies strike

Monsoon: Emergency aid every parent should be prepared forAt most times, parents and immediate caregivers are the first responders when their child faces an emergency; medical aid and ambulatory services come second. It is therefore important that the parents be prepared for and be aware of want to tackle emergencies such as bleeding, fits, choking, burns, bleeding nose and diarrhoea. Bleeding: Lay the baby […]