Nashik: ‘Maatritva’ app to reduce maternal mortality

There are a range of adverse health effects associated with maternal under-nutrition (malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency), anaemia and lack of facilities which can lead to the death of the pregnant women. To curb it, four youngsters for Nashik have developed ‘Maatritva’ app. As if now, only Nashik people will have access. The Assam government and NITI Aayog has taken a note of it

Nashik:  ‘Maatritva’ app to reduce maternal mortalityIn Maharashtra, in the year 2016 to 2017, 61 pregnant women lost their lives. The figures are alarming. So, the ‘Maatritva’ app has been developed to curb the number of deaths. Before developing this app, a survey was conducted to understand the reason of death amongst the pregnant women was done for 8 months in […]

2017: Maharashtra witnesses a sharp rise in dengue cases

Experts have attributed the prolonged monsoon as a key cause in the rise of dengue cases. Pune, Mumbai and Nashik were the top three cities with the maximum number of cases

2017: Maharashtra witnesses a sharp rise in dengue casesThe year 2017 has witnessed more number of dengue cases that the previous two years. While 2016 had seen 6,792 cases, till November 2017, the year has already seen 6,894 dengue cases in the Maharashtra. Experts are attributing the prolonged monsoon as the cause for rise in the total number of dengue cases, state officials […]

Nashik: Doc treats an accident victim on road, saves his life

In Nashik’s Panchavati area, two bikes collided and a youth suffered serious injuries and blood loss. It was important to provide him a timely treatment. Miraculously, a doctor passing by showed his presence of mind and treated him immediately. Due to which, the accident victim was saved

Nashik: Doc treats an accident victim on road, saves his lifeA witty doctor from Nashik, has set an example for the mankind. When the accidents occur, people turn into mute spectators. But, Dr Suhas Kotak came forward and treated an accident victim on the road. Nashik’s witty doctor has set an example for the mankind. When the accidents occur, people turn into mute spectators. But, […]

Organ donation: Nashik couple makes rangoli to spread awareness

Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, a couple in Nashik has made a 2,500 sqft huge rangoli

Organ donation: Nashik couple makes rangoli to spread awarenessNashik’s Dharmadhikari couple has being the talk of the town due to their unique 2,500 sqft rangoli to create awareness regarding the organ donation. Since 22 years, Asavari and Satish Dharmadikari, have taken up social causes like ‘Beti Bachao’ and superstitions existing in the country, and are making rangolis on these vital issues. The couple […]

Nashik: Doctors remove 72 coins from man’s stomach

We have heard that a person swallows the coin by mistake and gets it removed by the doctor. But, you will be shocked to know that a 50-year-old man from Nashik, swallowed approximately 72 coins, on his own. Even, the doctors who treated him at Krishna Hospital and Critical Care Centre, Nashik, were stunned on witnessing it

Nashik: Doctors remove 72 coins from man’s stomach50-year-old, Akshay Pandit, (name changed), complained of stomach ache and was admitted to Krishna Hospital and Critical Care Centre, Nashik. After which, doctors took his x-ray and examined him with an endoscope. But, what doctors found inside him shocked them. As, instead of food, coins, nails and stones, were found inside his stomach. Dr Amit Kele, a […]

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutrition

Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target will be around 400 villages in respective districts selected for the program

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutritionThe State Tribal Department has initiated a unique program titled, ‘Community Action for Nutrition (CAN)’ in order to empower tribal communities to improve nutrition and strengthen awareness regarding nutrition related services. Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target […]

‘Seeing patients rebuild their life post-op, is a true sense of fulfilment’

Dr Vrishali Patil has headed a team of doctors which successfully carried out Maharashtra’s first combined pancreas-kidney transplant in Pune in November last year. Apart from working in Pune she has also practiced in the United Kingdom and the United States of America (USA) for a few years before coming back to India

‘Seeing patients rebuild their life post-op, is a true sense of fulfilment’Dr Vrishali Patil is a lady doctor who one will always see dressed up in a blazer, and speaking softly with patients at Deenanath hospital in Pune. She is a multi-organ transplant surgeon. She headed a team of doctors which successfully carried out Maharashtra’s first combined pancreas-kidney transplant in Pune in November last year Given […]

Ex-armyman shields son’s life but battles for money

On September 20, as My Medical Mantra reported the good news of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old child of an ex-army man receiving a heart, the family is fighting to collect funds to pay the hospital for Krushna's heart transplant that took place at Fortis Hospital in Mulund yesterday

Ex-armyman shields son’s life but battles for moneySoldiers and army professionals are generally the one we look up to for our safety. One such retired army man is Ganesh Sadgir, who is currently running from pillar to post to gather funds for his 8-year-old son’s heart transplant surgery that took place yesterday at Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The heart transplant alone costs 18 […]

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to Krushna

With the city reeling under torrential rains, there is good news pouring for the family of an eight-year-old from Ahmednagar. Krushna Sadgir regarding whom My Medical Mantra had first reported on September 02 has finally received a new heart

Good News: 11-year-old gifts ‘heart’ to KrushnaWhile everyone in the city was worried about getting stuck in the rains, the family of Krushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, praised all gods for helping their little child in need. Sadgir, who was suffering from a rare heart ailment, got a call from the Fortis hospital […]

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’

The recent incidents in Gorakhpur and Nashik have a thrown light on the poor state of neonatal care in India. TISS has been playing a vital role in healthcare policy making and also has been involved in several healthcare research projects. In an exclusive dialogue with My Medical Mantra Prof. S. Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, explained what necessary steps have to be taken

‘Spend more to improve the country’s healthcare’After the tragic incident in Gorakhpur, in Nashik (Maharashtra) too, the death of 187 infants, merely in the duration of 5 months, has created a controversy and has highlighted the poor state of neonatal care in the country. On this backdrop, Prof. S Parasuraman, Director of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) exclusively spoke with […]