World’s Ex-heaviest woman passes away in Abu Dhabi

Once the world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed passed away, a week after celebrating her 37th birthday owing to heart disease and kidney dysfunction on Monday morning

World’s Ex-heaviest woman passes away in Abu DhabiEman Ahmed, once the world’s heaviest woman, weighing 500kgs passed away on Monday morning owing to various comorbid factors like ‘heart disease and kidney dysfunction’, according to a statement issued by the Burjeel Hospital where she was currently undergoing treatment. She was at the hospital under the supervision of about 20 doctors from different specialties […]

Meet Urmila Mahajan, who ensures timely organ donations in the city

The last few years has seen the awareness about organ donation rising. There are a lot of hands that help in organ donation, and that is precisely why the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC) plays a crucial role in making organs available to the patients. The current coordinator of ZTCC is Urmila Mahajan, who makes sure that organs reach the right place at the right time

Meet Urmila Mahajan, who ensures timely organ donations in the cityA lot is being done in the country to create awareness about organ donation. However, a lot more needs to be done on the front, even in the medical fraternity. “When people ask about organ donation to doctors, many a times doctors themselves do not know about it,” she said. She is working in the […]

Sassoon Hospital conducts special workshop to improve doctor-patient relationship

A special workshop was organised at B J Medical College and Sassoon Hospitals, Pune on Friday to teach students communication skills on how to deal patients

Sassoon Hospital conducts special workshop to improve doctor-patient relationshipThere has been an increase in the number of incidents about doctors getting attacked by patients being reported in the country. Keeping this in mind, a unique effort has started where special lessons are devised to teach young doctors on how to communicate with patients. A special workshop was organised at Sassoon Hospital and B […]

An engineer from Navi Mumbai gives new life to four

The deceased had met with a bike accident on September 21 and was declared brain-dead on September 23. This is Mumbai's 41st cadaver organ donation, this year

An engineer from Navi Mumbai gives new life to fourA Navi Mumbai engineer gave new lease of life to four people waiting for donor organs for transplant after he was declared brain-dead at Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai on September 23. Lokesh Gholap was on his way to the office on his bike when he met with accident on September 21 on the Thane-Belapur road. […]

Krushna meets his mother, ex-armyman father hunts for job to pay bills

After successful heart transplant on Krushna his mother met him for the first time on Thursday. But his father is still at his hometown, arranging money for Krushna’s treatment

Krushna meets his mother, ex-armyman father hunts for job to pay billsKrushna, who was waiting for six months to get heart, has recently undergone heart transplant surgery. Its been two days that the surgery took place and Krushna is recovering at ICU in Fortis hospital in Mumbai. Doctors said they have kept him in unconscious state so that he does not do too many movements. Krushna’s […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctors

The latest notice issued by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors, who have completed their medical degrees from state government or municipal run medical colleges, to submit their bond-free certificate to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) for renewal of registration, failing which they will lose their rights of practising in the state 

Serve bond or face the music: Maha govt to doctorsIn a strong move to zero in on doctors who have studied in state or civic-run medical colleges but have not completed the mandatory one-year bond and/or cleared the fees, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has asked doctors to submit their bond-free certificate to the state medical council. The DMER, on September […]

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for lepto

Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread diseases transmitted by animals to humans. The infection is generally transmitted to humans by water that has been contaminated by animal urine which comes in contact with humans through unhealed breaks in the skin, the eyes, or with the mucous membranes

Mumbai rains: BMC undertakes second phase of preventive drive for leptoMumbai has been experiencing continuous rainfall since the last two days. Though the city didn’t come to standstill as it had on August 29, incidences of waterlogging have been reported from many parts of the city. Taking this situation into account the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken steps to prevent the epidemic of leptospirosis […]

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMC

In the 11 days of September, the city has reported 102 dengue cases while only 93 dengue cases were recorded in August. This September, the weather seems suitable for breeding of aedes aegypti mosquitoes, say experts

Post incessant rains, dengue threat worries BMCThe Aedes aegypti mosquito’s carrier of dengue virus breeding spots is being found in stagnant fresh water. Also, the incessant pouring on the city has increased the risk of increasing the mosquito breeding spots. This has put the administration on their toes to control the epidemic. The officials have also asked for the cooperation from […]

Meet the lady who deals with death

Dr Vasudha Apte is the pioneer of forensic medicine department at Nair Hospital, Mumbai. She has been working in the field of forensic medicine since the last 45 years. In a field dominated by men, she created a lasting legacy. She is the great-granddaughter of Ramabai Ranade and Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade

Meet the lady who deals with deathA post-mortem procedure is said to be the last attempt of a victim, to tell the truth. Every word is important while writing a post-mortem report. A forensic expert has to mean what he/she means as the report stands as a part of evidence in the court of law. In this context, a forensic expert […]
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