Bangladesh: ‘Tree Man’ readmitted to hospital due to relapse of his rare disease  

A patient in Bangladesh known as ‘tree man’ underwent extensive surgeries last year to remove wood-like warts from his hands and feet. Now, however, he says the unusual growths are starting to come back

Bangladesh: ‘Tree Man’ readmitted to hospital due to relapse of his rare disease  A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed ‘tree-man’ for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. He had undergone extensive surgeries last year to remove wood-like warts from his hands and feet. But twelve […]

Mumbai: AMC zonal meet highlighted vital medical issues

AMC conducted a zonal meet in Mumbai. The theme of the event was a 360 degree overview of issues related to medical practice. The highlight of the event was a short skit, written and directed by Dr Sujata Rao, AMC Past President and Zonal Director

Mumbai: AMC zonal meet highlighted vital medical issuesThe event started with a lucid presentation on GST for Doctors by Mr Hakim. He gave a sound advice about the applicable GST to individual doctors as well as nursing homes. The next session was about Infection Control mechanisms for nursing homes, by AMC knowledge partners, Suburban Diagnostics. Dr Vasant Nagwekar, Dr Viral, Dr Shaheen […]

Soon: Mumbai to get 10 new ‘Bike Ambulances’, informs Dr Deepak Sawant

Ambulance takes a long time to reach the congested areas in Mumbai. Even a thought of our beloved one falling sick and after that a long wait for an ambulance scares us. So set all your worries free as ‘Bike Ambulance’ was started. It is convenient option as the patients would get the necessary treatment on time. The ‘Bike Ambulance’ will have a trained paramedic doctor and well equipped with medical gears. In just a few months, 'Bike Ambulance' has saved lives of 1,302 patients

Soon:  Mumbai to get 10 new ‘Bike Ambulances’, informs Dr  Deepak SawantNow, 10 new ‘Bike Ambulances’ will be introduced in Mumbai and 20 new  in the remote areas. In the remote areas, where the ambulance can’t reach, the ‘Bike Ambulance’ will be of a great help. Owing to which, the medical facilities will be provided through 20 ‘Bike Ambulances’ in Palghar, Jawahar, Mokhada, Nandurbar and Melghat areas, informed […]

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’

Medical students graduating from government-run colleges are made to sign a bond to serve at a primary health centre in a village for a year. This should be done within five years of obtaining their MBBS degree. If they fail to serve the bond, they must pay a penalty, which is a steep Rs 10 lakh for a plain vanilla MBBS doctor, Rs 50 lakh for postgraduates, and Rs 2 crore for super-specialty doctors. But now, a Pune doctor has put a Facebook post, which highlights the issue of lack of doctors’ security and basic facilities. The post also narrates about the doctor's ordeal who lost his daughter

‘Ready to serve in rural areas, but what about safety’Dr Rajas Deshpande, Director of Neurology at Ruby Hall, has put a post on Facebook, about one of the doctor, who lost his daughter while he was serving in rural areas. The post underlines the issue of lack of security and basic facilities to these doctors who are serving in rural areas. In just one […]

Dr Shivkumar Utture, MMC’s newly elected president

Maharashtra Medical Council whose election as held in, which is a quasi-judicial body governing quality of medical education and medical ethics in state. Its election was held in December 2016 after the state government dissolved the old MMC committee

Dr Shivkumar Utture, MMC’s newly elected president  Eight months after the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) held elections to set up a new executive committee, the council gets its President and new executive committee members. Dr Shivkumar Utture has been elected as new president, while Dr Jayesh Lele has been appointed as Vice President. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, the newly […]

Online Continuous Medical Education, soon a reality in India

The Continuous Medical Education (CME) is mandatory for every doctor in India to ensure they keep updating their knowledge. The points collected from attending CMEs help them in renewal of registration

Online Continuous Medical Education, soon a reality in IndiaThe World Medical Association (WMA), on Tuesday came out with a circular of making the Continuous Medical Education (CME) digital. This means that the CME’s will be conducted online by making it easier for medical professionals across the country more connected and better informed. WMA’s initiative will help to bridge a gap between high and low resource […]

How you can prevent medical mistakes

A study found that people were only able to finish their ‘opening statement of concerns’ in 23 percent of doctors’ visits, according to U.S. News and World Report. And this lack of communication can have a significant impact on your health

How you can prevent medical mistakesIt’s hardly a secret that people avoid going to the doctor. The tedious 20 minutes in the waiting area followed by another 10 sitting in the exam room only to get five minutes with the doctor isn’t exactly something to look forward to. Patients are so rushed they’re usually unable to get through all of […]

Andhra government’s ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ to raise awareness on health and medical issues

Starting January 1 , the programme will generate awareness on one health-related aspect each month among rural people

Andhra government’s ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ to raise awareness on health and medical issuesIn order to create awareness among rural people across Andhra Pradesh about various aspects of health, hygiene and diseases, state government launched a novel medical and health programme ‘Swasth Vidya Vahini’ on Saturday. However, awareness activities under the programme will be taken up only from January 1. Under this programme, medical, dental, nursing and home-science […]

Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospital

83-year-old Khar resident survives with denture stuck in throat for five days

Accidentally swallowed denture lands senior citizen in hospitalA dental check-up landed an 83-year-old Khar resident in a hospital as he faced difficulty in swallowing food. Initially, the doctors wondered if it was a neurological problem as Anand Patil (name changed) had suffered brain stroke two years ago, as difficulty in swallowing is generally observed in patients with stroke history. It was only […]