Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 years

While speaking in the Vidhan Sabha, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed that from 2015 to 2017 – 18,053 asthma patients were registered for treatment. While 21,544 patients were treated in 16 suburban hospitals of Mumbai

Mumbai: 18,053 Mumbaikars diagnosed with asthma in the last 3 yearsWhile there are several risk factors why Mumbaikars are prone to this respiratory ailment. The key reasons for the rise of asthma cases are air pollution, dust and debris from constant construction work in the city, dust from dug up and roads. Vehicular exhaust is the most common cause of air pollution and can also […]

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 years

A committee headed by Maharashtra health department's principal secretary will conduct a probe into several cases of hysterectomies that have come to light in Beed district, state health minister Eknath Shinde said on Tuesday in the state Legislative Council

4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 yearsRaising the issue in the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena MLA Neelam Gorhe and Dr Manisha Kayande,  Shiv Sena Spokesperson and MLA said some women engaged in sugarcane cutting work in Beed got their wombs removed to avoid hindrance in work and fines due to menstruation. Responding to her, Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde said […]

Mumbai: 24-year-old man with rare respiratory disorder undergoes 55th surgery

The patient suffered from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), since the age of 3 years. He has undergone 54 operations till now, to get rid of the wart-like growths (papillomas) in the respiratory tract. His 55th surgery was done as Kohinoor Hospital with the help of coblation and laser. The patient who found it difficult to breathe and speak, is back on track now. The condition known as RRP is rare, 1 in 5,000 suffer from it

Mumbai: 24-year-old man with rare respiratory disorder undergoes 55th surgeryAmol Bhavari, a 24-year-old Pune resident, who couldn’t breathe or speak properly, suffered from recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), which is a rare disorder characterised by the development of small, wart-like growths (papillomas) in the respiratory tract. He would undergo surgeries to remove the papillomas after every four months. He was diagnosed with RRP since the […]

Fortis Hospital successfully conduct its first post-single ventricle repair heart transplant

The hospital’s 98th successive Heart Transplant breathes life into a 9-year-old Mumbaikar. This transplant was made possible by the father of a 17-year-old male from Andhra Pradesh, consented to donate his heart, liver and kidneys

Fortis Hospital successfully conduct its first post-single ventricle repair heart transplantDr Anvay Mulay, Head-Cardiac Transplant Team, and Dr Dhananjay Malankar, Consultant, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, successfully conducted a lifesaving heart transplant on a 9-year-old recipient from Vikhroli, Mumbai on Monday, June 17. Mumbai’s 45th cadaveric donation since January 2019, enabled this transplant. This is also the first post-single ventricle repair heart transplant at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, […]

Injured husband consents to donate brain-dead wife’s organs, helps save 3 lives

The family of a 44-year-old brain-dead woman helped in providing the gift of life to three patients who were waitlisted for an organ transplant. This invaluable sacrifice will help give them a second chance at life

Injured husband consents to donate brain-dead wife’s organs, helps save 3 livesThe husband of the deceased donor was injured in a car accident with his wife and family members. When doctors approached him for consent, he showed great courage and gave his approval for organ donation. The family was aware of organ donation and felt it would be of more help to the people who were […]

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated ice

During hot months, people tend to consume cold drinks/golas at the roadside shops. This can cause several health issues

Mumbai: FDA destroys 19,000 kg of contaminated iceIn in its campaign to find contaminated ice, which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) carries out each summer, the FDA raided 39 places and destroyed around 19,000 kgs of contaminated ice. Since the last two months, the FDA had investigated these places. Consuming foods using contaminated ice can have hazardous consequences on the health […]

Thane Eyebetes Foundation attempts to break two diabetes-related Guinness World Records

At a joint charitable event at Thane Town Hall, Eyebetes Foundation, Dr Nishant Kumar along with Thane Collector, Rajesh Narwekar are attempted to create 2 new Guinness World Records. The first one being the ‘most diabetic eye screening in a day’ and the other one for the ‘most diabetic kidney disease screening in a day’

Thane Eyebetes Foundation attempts to break two diabetes-related Guinness World RecordsEyebetes Foundation with Dr Nishant Kumar and Thane Collector,  Rajesh Narwekar have organised one of the largest diabetic eye screening and diabetic kidney screening for the rural and tribal diabetics of Thane district. The Guinness World Record attempt will directly benefit thousands of poor rural and tribal diabetics who do not have access to the […]

Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injured

With Cyclone Vayu being 280km away from Mumbai, the city has been experiencing strong winds since early morning on Wednesday, June 12. Mumbaikars have been advised to stay away from coastal areas

Sheet falls off Bandra skywalk, 3 injuredIts impact can already be seen in Mumbai as the strong gusts of wind caused a few acrylic sheets from the Bandra skywalk. According to information received from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s disaster management cell, this incident was reported by the Traffic Police in Bandra. The incident took place around 1:24 p.m. today afternoon. Few […]

Mumbai: Major civic-run hospitals to offer newborn screenings?

If a new proposal is accepted in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) standing committee meeting on Wednesday, June 12 then it will pave the way for newborn screening tests to be conducted upon children to diagnose and detect disease which they might be prone to in the future or any defects/disabilities

Mumbai: Major civic-run hospitals to offer newborn screenings?The newborn screening will be made available in civic-run hospitals like KEM, Nair, Sion, and Cooper Hospital. These tests are important to detect any diseases in the newborn child, so that treatment can be started early. The BMC is soon going to make a decision about this, KEM Hospital had suggested this proposal. This proposal […]

No surveys conducted by municipal corporations to find bogus pathologist, alleges Pathologists association

The state medical education department had asked municipal corporations across Maharashtra to carry out a survey in municipal areas, so that the number of bogus pathology labs can be revealed and a survey can be done about the same. But it has been disclosed that many municipal corporations have failed to do this survey and submit the report. This information has been received from officials in the state government

No surveys conducted by municipal corporations to find bogus pathologist, alleges Pathologists associationBogus pathology labs are rampant across the state and in Mumbai. The presence of such labs can be detrimental to the health of patients. Because if doctors rely on these reports then the patient can be treated wrongly. Such places play with the life of patients. To keep this in check the Maharashtra Association of […]
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