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 […]

Superfast Express halts its journey, to save a two-year-old on-board

Railway authorities swung into action to save the life of a two-year-old Rudra who was having a severe fever on board Jaipur-Hyderabad superfast express. Generally, the superfast express does not get a halt on minor stations, but the railway took a decision to halt the train at Lasur station to help provide emergency medical aid to this two-year-old toddler

Superfast Express halts its journey, to save a two-year-old on-boardIt was a regular Wednesday evening for the passengers of Jaipur-Hyderabad superfast express and the railway staff manning the control room between Nanded and Aurangabad divisions. But, suddenly a phone call received by the Nanded railway division office, changed the relaxed atmosphere altogether. Two-year-old Rudra Sharma was traveling with his family on-board. Rudra, who was […]

Hand of ‘Cops,’ save three Mumbaikars in the nick of time

Whether it is an emergency, festivals or a natural calamity, the Mumbai Police has always worked hard to safeguard Mumbaikars and maintain peace and security in the city. Today we share three instances, where the police force has gone above to call of duty to help the common man in their time of need

Hand of ‘Cops,’ save three Mumbaikars in the nick of timeLast night, an inspector working at Pantnagar police station in Ghatkopar, received a call on from a pregnant lady past midnight on the police helpline Inspector Renuka Buwa and mobiles vans 5 and 1 immediately reached to help her help and rushed her to Rajawadi hospital, where she delivered a baby boy. The police later […]

Flight crew member revives passenger by giving him CPR

A medical emergency can take place anywhere at any time, in an unlikely situation being prepared can help save a life. On Jet Airways flight number 9W 973 BLR DEL, a crew member did exactly that when a passenger on-board was in dire need of help

Flight crew member revives passenger by giving him CPRIt was a regular Thursday morning, at Bengaluru airport, as passengers were busy rushing to catch their respective flights. Meanwhile, Jet Airways crew members were engaged in completing the final round check-up of flight 9W 973 BLR DEL , which was set to take-off for Mumbai. Everything went as per schedule. Everything was normal on the plane; […]

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrest

The prime reason behind this campaign is to raise awareness on the issue of cardiac arrest and the importance of knowing how to administer CPR during the time of emergency

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrestA doctor from Pune has started a campaign on cardiac arrest on social media. The doctor through WhatsApp messages, tweets and Facebook posts has appealed to people that they should learn to identify cardiac arrest and should learn to impart cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr Suhas Hardas, a cardiologist from Pune, through his trust named ‘Hardas […]

Coming soon: Affordable air ambulance for medical emergency

Medical experts call it a tremendously helpful move. The air ambulance will not only offer convenience, but will also save precious time by offering a speedy, affordable and secure means of transport  

Coming soon: Affordable air ambulance for medical emergencyA lot of progress has been made over the last few years in intra-city emergency and ambulance services in India. Although, the turn-around time for patients travelling from other cities also needs to be very quick and efficient, with the only effective mode of transport then being through air. To solve this crisis, JetSetGo, a […]

Beed: ST bus driver drives 26 kms to save passenger

On Tuesday afternoon, a passenger traveling on board a ST bus from Beed to Pune suffered massive heart attack. The witty bus driver took the decision to shift the patient to a nearby hospital. He drove 26 kms to Beed district hospital but the patient couldn’t survive

Beed: ST bus driver drives 26 kms to save passengerOn Tuesday afternoon, patients who had come to Beed district hospital were shocked to see a State Transport bus parked in the hospital premises. No one knew what had happened. But, they later found out that one of the passengers had suffered a massive heart attack. A passenger named Sayyed Jalal who was traveling on […]

Pune doctors to provide medical service on Ganesh Visarjan

Belbag Chowk, Alka Chowk, SP College Chowk, Appa Balwant Chowk, Swargate Chowk, Abhinav Chowk are the major points in the city where temporary clinics set-up to cater to medical emergencies during the procession. Two moving ambulances are also kept ready on this day

Pune doctors to provide medical service on Ganesh VisarjanIt will be ten years now, since around 150 doctors from Pune would be providing free medical service on the day of Ganesh Visarjan (immersion). Doctors from different private hospitals in Pune have come forward on a voluntary basis to offer this service during the last day of the Ganesh festival. Belbag Chowk, Alka Chowk, […]