Mumbai: Doctors to organise music concert for cancer patients

The cost of treatment for cancer is huge and it is not affordable to the general poor patients. The ‘Medigene Homeopathic Research And Development’ has organised a music concert on February 4, at Ravindra Natya Mandir, in order to gather funds for the cancer patients

Mumbai: Doctors to organise music concert for cancer patientsSince last three years, this organisation is created awareness amongst the people. The funds gathered from this concert will be given to the cancer patients whose financial condition is poor. For this program, patient like Naina Thakkar is  also doing her bit. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, coordinator of the programme Naina Thakkar said, “For the first […]

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infections

Sore throats can be painful and annoying. Fortunately, most sore throats are caused by a minor illness and go away without medical treatment. The best way to prevent sore throats is to avoid the germs that cause them and practice good hygiene. If a sore throat is persistent, you must see a doctor

Here’s how to manage a sore throat and prevent infectionsThe last two months of 2017 brought along cold winds and the city experienced the chills, a sure sign that winter was here. Although the festive season has ended and the New Year has begun, Mumbai has also experienced a shift in temperature conditions; it remains a fluctuating weather timetable. Due to the impact of […]

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says doc

Obesity is the mother of all diseases. Obesity also has morbidities and a Buried penis (hidden penis) could be one of the major problems. Similarly, Shekhar Shah (name changed) visited a city doctor with a buried penis syndrome (BPS)

Buried penis syndrome: A unique clinical challenge, says docBuried penis syndrome describes a penis, normal in size, but lacking an appropriate sheath of skin. It could be a congenital disorder in which the ‘buried penis’ is located beneath the integument of the abdomen, thigh, or scrotum. The penis may also be buried within its own skin. Dr Deepak K Jumani, professor and sexual […]

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart 

Ahmed Musa, a 60-year-old Mulund resident, awaiting heart transplant, successfully underwent bloodless hip replacement surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. Doctors treating him call it a rare feat as he was a very high risk case due to him suffering from end stage heart disease

Post bloodless hip replacement, 60-year-old awaits a new heart There are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number […]

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to four

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Owing to this, the organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead man were donated to four. On Thursday afternoon, the organ donation procedure was completed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai where his liver, kidneys and heart were donated

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to fourKrushnakant Pande (name changed), a Andheri resident, was suffering from headache. On January 7, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. But on January 17, the doctors declared him brain-dead, due to brain haemorrhage. After which, the doctors took the family’s consent for organ donation. Being aware about the cause of organ donation, Pande’s […]

Maha: FDA to track TB patients

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Many TB patients in Maharashtra and Mumbai are being treated by private doctors or at the hospitals. The government doesn’t have their information. To track these patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct an inquiry with the chemists. In the upcoming days, the FDA and the TB eradication department officials will visit the chemists and collect the information of the TB patients and the medicines

Maha: FDA to track TB patientsThe number of TB patients across the state and Mumbai, have gone up. Owing to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come forward to curb the numbers. The FDA has started inspecting the medicines given to the TB patients by the chemists. The information will be collected about which doctor has prescribed the […]

Mumbaikars under the grip of viral gastroenteritis

As the mercury is on rise in the city, a number of people are being affected by viral gastroenteritis. Viral gastroenteritis is an intestinal infection marked by diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea or vomiting, and sometimes fever. According to experts, along with gastroenteritis, there is surge in patients suffering from rotavirus. Here, the experts’ advice some preventive measures to tackle it

Mumbaikars under the grip of viral gastroenteritisViral gastroenteritis (stomach flu) is an inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by one of any number of viruses. It can affect anyone. Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said, “Since the last three weeks, I am witnessing a surge in the number of viral gastroenteritis and rotavirus patients in the age […]

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical tests

The patients coming to the BMC dispensaries, maternity homes, specialty hospitals and suburban hospitals will not have to go to the bigger BMC hospitals for medical tests. As, ‘Aapli Chikitsa’ scheme’s tender process is in the final phase and will be completed soon. After which, the BMC administration will take the decision of providing the medical test free of cost in all the BMC clinics

Soon: BMC dispensaries to provide free medical testsThe medical test facility is mainly available in the bigger BMC hospitals. Owing to which, the patients have to make continuous trips to the hospitals. Also, there is a long queue for medical tests and the patients have to wait for the same. The patients face commuting problem as well as they are stress out […]

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’

Tata Mumbai Marathon or the ‘dream run’ is all set to begin in the next five days. This year, many cardiac patients in the team under special supervision of doctors are participating. My Medical Mantra talks to one such patient who will run 10 kms after joining a cardiac rehab just 15 days after his surgery

Mumbai Marathon: ‘This will be my first dream run’Every adventure has someone’s story to tell and so are various unique stories of participants at the Mumbai Marathon this year. Scheduled on January 21, it has many patients who have undergone cardiac surgeries and are back to their routine. For an engineer working with an esteemed organisation realising that he suffered from an acute […]

‘He survived due to his willpower’

Rajendra Pal, a 21-year-old, West Bengal’s resident came to Mumbai to fulfil his dream of securing a job. But, destiny had something else in store for him as Rajendra met with a tragic accident. He fell on iron rods in a pit at a construction site in Nariman Point and got stuck on the rods, as a few of them pierced his body. Miraculously, he survived

‘He survived due to his willpower’5ft long rods pierced through his chest and abdomen. His surgery went on for two hours. Fortunately, there were no injuries to his vital organs. West Bengal resident, Rajendra Pal, 21, came to Mumbai, 20 days ago in search of job. He acquired job as a labourer at Nariman Point’s construction building through his cousin […]
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