‘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 […]

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers child

Such a type of delivery is very rare and complicated say Mumbai gynaecologists. Jyoti Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. The normal range for hemoglobin is 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter for men and 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter for women. The baby was born with no health complications except being under-weight

Woman with haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram successfully delivers childJyoti Pardeshi was a full-term pregnant woman who was expecting her third child when she encountered a horrific medical emergency yesterday. On Tuesday, she was recommended to Nashik’s Bytco Medical Hospital from another hospital due to vaginal bleeding. In a rare case, Pardeshi had a haemoglobin count of 1.1 gram that is almost negligible. Even her platelet […]

Two cadaver donation in 24 hours saves seven lives in Pune

Pune witnessed four kidney transplants, two liver transplants and one heart transplant on Thursday (June 6), at three different hospitals in the city. A green corridor was created between Pune and Nashik for transporting the organs of a 35-year-old brain-dead road accident victim from Nashik

Two cadaver donation in 24 hours saves seven lives in Pune  A woman in her late twenties who was suffering from cardiomypathy, a disease that affects heart muscles, has got a new lease of life after she underwent a heart transplant in Pune. The same disease had earlier taken the life of her sister who could not find a heart transplant donor. Surekha Joshi, transplant […]

Vasai woman dies of heart attack at the gym

Fitness has no relation with having a heart attack. There are many reasons for it and the most common one is rapid heart beating. Other factors like stress levels, work and life relationship, family history also needs to be taken into consideration in such cases

Vasai woman dies of heart attack at the gymAt 11.30 am, Jeninda Carvalho, a 30-year-old from Vasai died on Tuesday while working out at a gym. Carvalho was a resident of Madhuban Heights who was declared dead on reaching the hospital. Earlier this month, Ajinkya Lolage, a 19-year-old engineering student from Uttamnagar area in Nashik died while working out at the gym. In […]

Almost half of Kumbh Mela participants face risk of oral cancer, says study

The study, conducted by Indian Dental Association (IDA), Government of Maharashtra and the Harvard School of Public Health, highlights the danger of oral cancer caused by tobacco in India. As many as 5,302 participants were examined and 50.3 per cent of the participants were using tobacco products. About 48.4 per cent of participants were found to have pre-malignant lesions in clinical oral examination. Majority of participants were in the age group of 20-60 years

Almost half of Kumbh Mela participants face risk of oral cancer, says studyA recent study, collectively conducted by Indian Dental Association (IDA), Government of Maharashtra and the Harvard School of Public Health, has highlighted the danger of oral cancer caused by tobacco in India. The study has revealed that 48.5 per cent participants of 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela faced a major risk of Oral Cancer. For the […]

In a complicated heart surgery Nashik doc successfully operates on 10 months baby

Patent Ductus Arteriousus (PDA) is a heart condition. It is an opening between two blood vessels leading from the heart some babies may develop this problem soon after birth.

In a complicated heart surgery Nashik doc successfully operates on 10 months babySadnaya, a 10 month old girl had started losing weight and was frequently ill. Despite being 10 months old her weight was only 5 kg. When she was 6 months old she was diagnosed with Patent Ductus Arteriousus (PDA).  PDA is a heart condition. It is an opening between two blood vessels leading from the […]

Over 1 lakh people in six districts of Maharashtra obese, State government’s mega health drive finds

Revealed during the health campaign a shocking fact is that over one lakh people in six districts Maharashtra have been found obese, during a month long campaign which was launched by the state government. This shocking fact suggests that, obesity is not only limited to urban areas, but the lifestyle disease has now penetrated in rural areas as well

Over 1 lakh people in six districts of Maharashtra obese, State government’s mega health drive finds‘Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Swastha Maharashtra campaign’, the state government’s mega drive has received an overwhelming response. The first phase of the one month drive, which recently concluded, was carried out in 6 districts, has witnessed huge turnout since it’s began on May 1, 2017. But the shocking fact is that over one lakh people in […]