Mumbai: Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passes away

Pandit Tulsidas Borkar, a Padma Shri awardee and well-known harmonium player breathed his last at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital

Mumbai: Renowned harmonium player Pandit Tulsidas Borkar passes awayThe musical artist passed away on Saturday, September 29. According to information provided by Nanavati Hospital, he was suffering from a chest infection and had breathing difficulties. The time of death was pronounced at around 10:44 am today morning. He was 84-years-old. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Shri […]

Organ donation: Brain-dead 54-year-old woman helps save two lives in Mumbai

The family of a 54-year-old woman consented to donate her organs after she was declared brain-dead, this act of generosity helped give a new lease of life to two patients who were waiting for an organ transplant

Organ donation: Brain-dead 54-year-old woman helps save two lives in MumbaiA cadaver donation took place at Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on Wednesday, August 29. The 54-year-old female patient became brain-dead, due to bleeding in the brain. The decision to donate her organs was taken by her bereaved son and daughter. For the past few days the woman was being treated at Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle. […]

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new lease of life to four patients in Mumbai

The family of a 46-year-old man his organs after he was declared brain-dead, this selfless act went on to save four patients who were waiting for an organ transplant. This was the 32nd organ donation which has taken place in Mumbai, so far this year

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new lease of life to four patients in MumbaiA cadaver donation took place at Vile Parle’s Nanavati Hospital on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Suresh Panchal, a 46-year-old male patient became brain-dead, due to bleeding in the brain. The family had suffered a huge loss. However, even during the hour of grief, Suresh Panchal’s son did not forget his father’s wish. Suresh Panchal’s son, […]

Organ donation: Mother gives a new lease of life to son

Junaid (name changed), a 45-year-old man was suffering from a polycystic kidney ailment and the only way he could have survived was through a kidney transplant. Fatima, his 70-year-old mother volunteered to donate her kidney to save her son’s life

Organ donation: Mother gives a new lease of life to sonIn India, there are over 1, 75,000 people who are waiting for a kidney transplant. Whereas, only 5000 kidneys are available for the transplant procedure Junaid, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, had come to Mumbai, for the treatment of his kidney disease. He was suffering from a polycystic kidney ailment in which the kidney size […]

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of death

Rathods’ baby boy suffered severe complications of intestine as well as low body weight at birth. Three months and two operations later, he is all set to go home

Miracle: Ailing newborn escapes jaws of deathGeetanjali Punit Rathod’s pregnancy was an uneventful one till she hit the sixth month. Married for three years with no apparent health issues, she was taken aback when the gynaecologist told her during her routine check-up that her baby seemed to have a growth problem.  The Rathod’s from Borivali were directed to Nanavati Super Specialty […]

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 4

Organ donation awareness campaign is picking up momentum. A lot of people are coming forward to donate organs by understanding the importance of ‘one organ can save up to 8 lives’. Similarly, a 34-year-old woman’s husband granted the permission to donate her organs. The organ donation was done on October 10 in Mumbai’s Apollo Hospital. Woman’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated. This is Mumbai’s 46 th cadaver donation

Organ donation: 34-year-old woman gives a new life to 434-year-old Navi Mumbai’s resident started feeling dizzy after which she was admitted to DY Patil Hospital. Her medical examination revealed that there was a blood clot in her brain. She was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Due to excessive bleeding she was declared brain dead. But, her family refused to believe the […]

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, […]

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants

After the impending debate about the fixing of prices for the knee replacement surgery, the NPPA on Wednesday has announced capping of ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery to maintain transparency

NPPA fixes the ceiling prices of knee implants  In order to make healthcare affordable and maintain transparency in the cost of the medical equipment and implants, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) on Wednesday announced capping on ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement surgery. As per the notification, the primary knee replacement system will cost between Rs 4,090 to Rs 38, […]

On Independence Day, Mumbai family donates organs of their brain dead daughter

This is Mumbai’s 34th cadaver organ donation. Last year, the organ donation was highest in 4 years with 58 cadaver donations: 91 kidneys, 58 livers, 34 hearts and one lung which were transplanted to several ill patients in 2016

On Independence Day, Mumbai family donates organs of their brain dead daughterWhile the city was celebrating India’s 70th Independence Day, a Mumbaikar family took a decision to donate their 19-year-old daughter’s organs. This decision of theirs helped in saving the lives of three people. The girl was a Vakola resident had met with a train accident. She was initially taken to RN Cooper Hospital on August […]

Docs link cigarette smoking to increasing sensitivity among smokers

A study conducted by doctors across the country find that smoking can be equally harmful to mental health, as it is to physical health

Docs link cigarette smoking to increasing sensitivity among smokersCigarette smoking is hazardous to health, is a known fact.  However, a study ‘Choose Life’ released by leading pulmonologists and chest physicians from Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore on Wednesday, states about how cigarette smoking can be equally hazardous to patient’s mental health. The study was conducted amongst 1000 males, of which 500 smokers and 500 non-smokers, […]