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, […]

Rural health camp, a boon for paediatric heart care

Maharashtra Government has undertaken National Child Health Program to make health facilities available for the children in the rural areas. In the year 2016-17, 2,530 children were diagnosed with heart disease. People in the rural areas are immensely benefiting from this health camp and this will also help the health facilities to reach at the grass root

Rural health camp, a boon for paediatric heart careHealth camps organised in the rural areas are proving to be a boon for the rural people. Health facilities are reaching at the grass root level due to which, there is an easy access to the treatment. State Government organizes health check-up camps at district level under the ‘National Child Health’ campaign, to provide health […]