Wockhardt hospital provides CPR training to Ganesh mandal volunteers

Ahead of the Ganeshotsav festival, doctors from Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central taught Ganesh mandal volunteers from different mandals how to perform CPR in an emergency situation

Wockhardt hospital provides CPR training to Ganesh mandal volunteersThousands of people throng various Ganesh pandals in order to catch a glimpse of their beloved Lord Ganesha. These pandals are so crowded at times, that people can feel overwhelmed and faint. Now, in order to teach volunteers at Ganesh pandals how to handle such medical emergencies, doctors at Wockhardt Hospital came together to teach […]

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free Mumbai

Many services have been expanded since last 5 years and many new intervention and innovations are undertaken by Mumbai District TB Control Society. As a result case notification of Mumbai has improved from 269 per lakh to 395 per lakh per year between 2013 to 2018

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free MumbaiThe Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had released Mumbai Mission for TB control in 2013, a comprehensive strategic plan to improve the access to TB care in the public and private sector. Also, all patients are being provided quality treatment and care which has improved the treatment success rate. Achievement of private sector engagement […]

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year

Mumbai recorded fewer cases of leptospirosis and malaria in August 2019, while the same period in August 2018 saw 853 cases of malaria and 46 cases of leptospirosis. This year from August 1st to 11th, the city witnessed 259 cases of malaria and 15 cases of leptospirosis

#MumbaiRains: Mumbai witnesses fewer cases of lepto in comparison to last year465 cases of dengue-like illnesses were admitted in August 2019 as compared to 2,317 in August 2018. Incidence of dengue, leptospirosis, malaria and gastroenteritis is less compared to previous year cases. Less cases of leptospirosis were reported in the current year despite of multiple situations of flooding in Mumbai. This attributable to 3 rounds of […]

Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save four patients

An organ donation happened on Wednesday, August 07 at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, where a 39-year-old brain-dead woman helped give a second chance to four wait-listed patients. This marked the 53rd organ donation of Mumbai, so far this year

Family’s awareness on organ donation helps save four patientsOn Friday, August 02, a woman fell unconscious in her house. She sustained a head injury and was rushed to a local hospital. She was clinically evaluated at the Apollo Hospital. Despite all efforts on the doctor’s side, the woman wasn’t responding to treatment. She was eventually declared brain-dead on August 07. When the doctors […]

Maha: MARD doctors call off strike, resume duty

On Wednesday, August 07, doctors from the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) had gone on an indefinite strike. After a meeting with the Directorate of Medical Education (DMER) last evening, the organisation has decided to call off its strike

Maha: MARD doctors call off strike, resume dutyDoctors from around 16 colleges had withdrawn their services. The doctors were protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill and increase of stipend amount The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involved more than 4,000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The state government had also proposed to impose the MESMA Act over resident doctors if […]

Maha govt to impose MESMA Act on MARD doctors

The Maharashtra government is set to bring in the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) against doctors of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) who are currently on strike

Maha govt to impose MESMA Act on MARD doctors  Doctors across Maharashtra have gone on strike from August 07. Doctors from Mumbai’s government and civic-run hospitals also participated in the strike. The residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. The government has taken […]

Maha: MARD doctors go on indefinite strike over NMC Bill, stipend issue

Doctors from the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) have called on for an indefinite strike. Doctors from around 16 colleges have withdrawn their services. Even though doctors are on strike they have ensured that patient services won’t be affected. The doctors are protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill and increase of stipend amount

Maha: MARD doctors go on indefinite strike over NMC Bill, stipend issueThe residents from government medical colleges in Mumbai are protesting at Azad Maidan. The strike Pan Maharashtra Agitation involves more than 4000 resident doctors from all over Maharashtra. Their main demand from central government to reconsider the draconian NMC Bill as few things in it is unacceptable. The aspect of community health providers is one […]

His friend couldn’t reach to the hospitals, but ‘he’ ensures that other can

Getting a taxi or auto in Mumbai is close to impossible. This is a well-known fact amongst Mumbaikars. It is especially difficult for people to get a taxi in times of emergencies. A tragic incident inspired a Mumbaikar named Samir Ahmed Siddique to start a share taxi service of his own to ensure that patients aren’t refused

His friend couldn’t reach to the hospitals, but ‘he’ ensures that other canIf you think that it is hard to get a taxi when you are running late for work. Then you should consider that it is even more difficult for patients to get a taxi. As taxi or auto-drivers tend to bluntly refuse to ply passengers to a short distance, even if they are ill. This […]

Mumbai: Bihar man with a swollen heart artery successfully operated at Asian Heart Institute

The swelling was so massive that while travelling from his home to Mumbai for his treatment, he developed severe breathlessness and was in a critical state

Mumbai: Bihar man with a swollen heart artery successfully operated at Asian Heart InstituteWhen 64-year-old Omprakash Goenka was rushed to Asian Heart Institute last month he could not breathe and was on a ventilator. His medical diagnosis revealed that the main artery in his heart (aorta) had swollen to thrice its normal size and as a result was pressing on his breathing pipe. “When this patient was brought […]

Solace India OnLine and Fortis Hospital offer CPR training to college students

Solace India On Line (SIOL), a non-profit making organisation working pan India for the destitute and deprived sections of the society, conducted training on Basic Life Support and First Aid for the students of Shri Hansumani Maharaj Degree College in association with Fortis Mulund on July 30, which was attended by over 200 students

Solace India OnLine and Fortis Hospital offer CPR training to college studentsThe Basic Life Support training provides participants with the necessary knowledge and skills essential in saving a person’s life in emergency situations. The crucial moments between the actual accident and the transport of the victim to a hospital can spell the difference between survival and death. As per the govt records a shocking 29 per […]
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