Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in Mumbai

The scorching heat is not only taking a toll on humans but also on the birds and animals in the city

Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in MumbaiAs the summer months are in progress, Mumbai had witnessed a spike in temperatures during the last few days. Temperatures have hovered around three to four degrees Celsius above normal. Mumbaikars are not the only ones being affected by the onslaught of this heat, birds and animals have also been at the receiving end. There […]

This WhatsApp group ensures their members are never ‘Down’

Never Down with Down’s, which was started as a forum for communication for parents whose children have the condition, now connects 65 families

This WhatsApp group ensures their members are never ‘Down’When Neeta and Sandip (names changed) were expecting their second baby, their excitement was palpable. After their baby girl came along, they felt blessed. The young couple, however, knew something was amiss. Their joy turned into despair and enthusiasm into helplessness when they were told their baby had Down syndrome. Like Neeta and Sandeep, many […]

Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implant

He is just eight months old, yet he is unable to hear his name being called out by his parents or relatives. He was born to his parents after many years of them trying to conceive a child. But his parents were shattered when they realised that their own child can’t hear them

Infant with a congenital defect in dire need of funds for cochlear implantSuyash Bedekar, an eight-month-old is suffering from bilateral profound Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). It is a kind of hearing loss due to the damage in the inner ear or the nerve from the ear to the brain. He urgently needs to undergo a cochlear implant. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai’s civic-run KEM Hospital […]

‘Give us our right, we are not beggars’ MARD threatens strike on stipend issue

The Central Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has sent an intimation letter to the state government stating that they will go on an agitation over the unpaid stipend issue. The unpaid stipend issue has been a thorny issue between the doctors and state government since the past many months now

‘Give us our right, we are not beggars’ MARD threatens strike on stipend issueThe central MARD, has written a letter to the state government to draw its attention towards the issue faced by resident doctors of various colleges of Maharashtra, especially GMCH Nagpur, GMCH Akola, SRTR Ambejogai, GMCH Latur. Resident doctors of these colleges are facing irregularity in receiving the stipend. Many of them have not got their […]

“If we don’t manage to secure funds, he will not survive”

Kiansh has been suffering from Budd-Chari syndrome, a rare liver disease. He was diagnosed with the disease when he was just two-months-old. And the only option by which he can survive is through a liver transplantation

“If we don’t manage to secure funds, he will not survive”“I have to donate a part of my liver, to save my son’s life, If I don’t he will not survive. And my mission is to save his life,” says teary eyed Varshala Ingle, mother of a two-year-old Kiansh. Kiansh has been suffering from Budd-Chari syndrome, a rare liver disease. He was diagnosed with the […]

Organ donation: 17-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give new life to four

This noble act has enabled four lifesaving transplants; it also marked Mumbai’s 28th and Navi Mumbai’s 5th cadaveric organ donation of 2019

Organ donation: 17-yr-old brain-dead youth helps give new life to fourThe parents of a 17-year-old male from Beed, Maharashtra, courageously consented to donate their brain dead son’s liver, kidneys, lungs, skin and corneas. After having suffered a severe head injury due to a road traffic accident, the patient was moved in to Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, from another hospital, and admitted under the care of Dr […]

World TB Day: Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%

With a week to go for World Tuberculosis Day, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has revealed the figures of TB deaths in the city. In the last four years, the number of TB deaths has reduced in the city due to the preventive measures and steps being taken by the civic body to curb the rise of TB cases

World TB Day: Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%In 2013, the BMC had initiated the Mumbai Mission for TB control, through this programme treatment was started on TB patients in government and private-run hospitals. Apart from this, since the last five years the BMC conducts various programmes to raise awareness on TB and provide information about it. And as a result of these […]

8-yr-old girl with 48% burns comes back from the brink of death

Simran, an eight-year-old resident of Jogeshwari, had badly burnt her body while she was playing in kitchen. When she was immediately hospitalised in nearby nursing home, as the condition became serious she was taken to Family Care Hospital at Mira Road

8-yr-old girl with 48% burns comes back from the brink of deathAn eight-year-old Simran resident of Jogeshwari, had burnt on her body while she was playing in kitchen. When she was immediately hospitalised in nearby nursing home, as the condition became serious she was taken to Family Care Hospital in Mira Road. Around 48 per cent of her body was burnt. She underwent nearly 20 surgeries […]

Organ donation: 46-yr-old brain-dead man helps save three lives.

A cadaver donation took place on Wednesday, March 20. The family of the 46-year-old man consented to donate his organs. This gesture of kindness helped save the lives of three patients who were wait-listed for an organ transplant. It is the 27th organ donation done in Mumbai, so far this year

Organ donation: 46-yr-old brain-dead man helps save three lives.The organ donation occurred at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri. In all, two kidneys and a liver were retrieved from the deceased patient. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Transplant Co-ordinator for Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, stated, “The patient was a 46-year-old male who was suffering from rheumatic heart disease, he had undergone a […]
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