Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recovery

Severe or long-lasting diarrhoea, however, can cause malnutrition and extreme dehydration. Left untreated, however, dehydration can lead to death. Whenever burning diarrhoea lasts longer than 2 or 3 days, or is extremely painful or bloody, it is important to seek medical attention

Burning diarrhoea: Treatment and recoveryAlthough it is uncomfortable, burning diarrhoea is not usually a sign of a serious health condition. Most cases resolve within a few hours or days on their own, or with the help of basic home remedies. What is burning diarrhoea? Diarrhoea occurs when the intestines do not absorb enough fluid from the body’s waste. This […]

Low quality healthcare increasing burden of illness and health cost

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank

Low quality healthcare increasing burden of illness and health costToday, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries. The situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10% of hospitalised patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to 7% […]

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizens

Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age will now be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Special wards will be started at KEM, Nair and Sion Hospital

Mumbai: BMC approves free medical aid for senior citizensDr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now its standing committee has given the approval. Dr Ajay Rane, deputy-dean of KEM Hospital, said, “Special ward will be erected for elderly citizens […]

Mumbai: Senior citizens to soon get free treatment at civic-run hospitals

In order to cater to the health issues of the elderly, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has come up with a proposal to provide free treatment them

Mumbai: Senior citizens to soon get free treatment at civic-run hospitalsSoon Mumbaikars above the 60 years of age, will be able to avail of free medical treatment civic-run hospitals. Dr Avinash Supe, Dean of civic-run KEM hospital and Director of all major hospitals had submitted the proposal to the health department. The BMC’s Health Committee has accepted the proposal, and now it has been sent […]

Doctor start helpline to make patients aware of health schemes

In India, in order to provide better healthcare facilities to the poor and needy, various health schemes are launched. But, many times the patients and their relatives are unaware of these schemes

Doctor start helpline to make patients aware of health schemesIn order to help the poor and needy, to avail medical treatment, a group of fifteen doctors has started a helpline The helpline, Ahilya Health Helpline, will provide free medical advice to the poor and needy Through the helpline, doctors want to spread awareness about various health schemes run by the union and the state […]

Supreme Court: Medical treatment ‘too expensive,’ Govt has to ‘do something’

The top court’s remark came as it asked the Centre whether any study has been conducted on the effects of air pollution on the health of people and the amounts spent on medical treatment of such ailments

Supreme Court: Medical treatment ‘too expensive,’ Govt has to ‘do something’The Supreme Court of India has taken notice of the spiralling cost of medical treatment in India. It directed the government to ‘do something’ as the common man is unable to get the required treatment owing to the ‘huge cost’ These remarks hold major significance as they come on the lines of National Pharmaceutical Pricing […]

One Rupee Clinic to soon provide medical aid at your doorstep

With ‘One Rupee Clinic’ gaining popularity in Mumbai, it has added a new feature by starting free home facility for CT scan, MRI, USG bookings as well as a pick up facility for senior citizens

One Rupee Clinic to soon provide medical aid at your doorstepIn an attempt to make diagnostic tests affordable, the ‘One Rupee Clinic’, an initiative by a Mumbai doctor in making healthcare cheaper for the common man, has now decided to get the tests available at door steps for senior citizens. The ‘One Rupee Clinic’ was an initiative started in May this year to help patients […]

Medical visa: Sushma Swaraj’s Diwali gift to Pakistani patients  

Sushma Swaraj has the reputation to immediately respond to the problems tweeted at her. Amongst other requests, her twitter timeline is always flooded with many Pakistani citizens requesting her to grant a visa to get treatment in India. She too has quickly responded to such issues and stepped in to help

Medical visa: Sushma Swaraj’s Diwali gift to Pakistani patients  In last few days, India and Pakistan have experiencing a tensed diplomatic relationship; External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has given a gift to Pakistani citizens. She made this warm gesture on the occasion of Diwali she announced on Thursday that India has cleared medical visas of all deserving Pakistani cases.  “On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, […]

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver condition

Nayra is currently admitted at Jaslok hospital and an interventional procedure has been performed on her. In order to continue further treatment, the couple are planning to sell their home in Mahim

Father seeks financial help to treat daughter with rare liver conditionNayra is just a one-year-old child who is suffering from a rare liver disease called Budd Chiari Syndrome. Nayra’s parents Vidita and Anil Parmar are doing their best to provide her the best treatment available. According to the doctors, Nayra might need a liver transplant but she is too young to sustain the surgery. For […]

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgenders

In a first, a medical college in Kerala, namely Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgender on the first Tuesday of every month. The initiative, began in May this year, and is a college approach that will, if proved successful, encourage other medical colleges in the state to do the same

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgendersDirty looks, judgmental opinions, disgusting giggles and snide remarks are all a part of visiting any doctor for most transgender people in the country. In a first, a medical college in Kerala- Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgenders on the first Tuesday of every month. Adithi, […]