Organ donation awareness: Father pledges organs of eight month old son

In India, organ donation before the age of two is not yet allowed. But the boy’s father believes that pledge forms of children should be filled, so that if anything happens, at any point in life, organs of the person can be made available to those in need

Organ donation awareness: Father pledges organs of eight month old sonThe parents of an eight month old child pledged his organs towards the noble cause of organ donation in Pune last week. While there are hundreds of kids on the waiting list to get vital organs, there are few parents who give consent for their kid’s cadaver organ transplant. The couple wants all parents to […]

Sassoon Hospital ties up with Pune NGO for free eye checkup

Sassoon General Hospital’s ophthalmology department in Pune has started first of its kind outreach program by extending its services with the help of an NGO. When it becomes difficult for patients to reach out to the government hospitals every time they need, this government hospital has roped in an NGO to extend its services to other parts of the city

Sassoon Hospital ties up with Pune NGO for free eye checkupEvery Tuesday,the Ophthalmology department of Sassoon will conduct a free eye check-ups and surgeries in Ghorpadi area of Pune. The hospital has tied up with Shivsena Mahalaxmi Aarogya Kendra, an NGO, which works in the area of education and health in the city. When Sassoon Hospital has its sub-centres in other districts, it is the first […]

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award

Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) bagged the number two position in ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition organised by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. After the rat menace, the Shatabdi Hospital administration had taken the issue of cleanliness seriously and worked towards the patient’s benefit. Which resulted in helping it bag this prestigious award 

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award‘Cleanliness is next to godliness,’ take that into consideration the BMC had organised the ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition. As per the information received by the BMC administration, solid waste management department had organised this competition which included hotels, gardens and the hospitals. After which, the Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb […]

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

The survey underlines that although an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the wife remains unaddressed. This contributes to the rise in stress levels among the women who act as primary caregivers for them

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states studyA recent survey conducted by a Pune based NGO and ICMR, found that prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in women whose husband are HIV positive is much more than its prevalence among the normal population. The survey underlines that when an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the […]

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festival

During the course of the film festival, thirty movies will be screened. These include 19 short films and 11 documentaries. There is no entry fee charged for the films participating in the festival, also the festival will be free and open for the public to attend on a first come first serve basis

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festivalIn its bid to create awareness on health related issues P M Shah Foundation, an NGO working on the health related issues in Pune, has organised a film festival where all heath related films will be screened. The festival is planned to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Thirty movies will be […]

Pune NGO to organises free plastic surgery camp across Maharashtra

Surgeries for cleft-lips, facial scars, and outer deformities of nose, ear and eyelids would be performed by experts in the field

Pune NGO to organises free plastic surgery camp across MaharashtraFor most of us plastic surgery still remains an unaffordable procedure. To address this, a free mega camp will be organised on different dates in districts of Maharashtra in the month of December. A Non-Governmental Organisation has organised free plastic surgery camp in different parts of Maharashtra. The NGO has tied up with civil hospitals […]

‘We will soon see Champion on his feet by January 2018’

Champion is set to get prosthetics fitted in by January 2018. The NGO treating him have so far managed to raise Rs 75,000 but the prosthetics is estimated to be Rs 1.75 lakh. At this time Champion needs us to come forward to help him

‘We will soon see Champion on his feet by January 2018’There is good news for Champion, the stray dog who was found maimed and castrated last month. The NGO Animal Matters to Me (AMTM), which is presently taking care of him, has found a prosthetic maker. My Medical Mantra was the first to report on Champion and the NGO’s efforts to save him on November […]

Novel idea: Doctor advises bariatric patients to donate old clothes

For a person weighing 143 kilos, coming down to 103 kilos in just one day is like a dream come true. In order to celebrate this, a doctor is Khar is insisting that all his patients give away their old clothes to an NGO. The clothes would not fit the patient as their weight has reduced, it would be better to donate them to the needy instead of discarding them

Novel idea: Doctor advises bariatric patients to donate old clothesSunaina Shah (name changed) couldn’t control her tears as she stepped onto the stage to talk about her experience of bariatric surgery on this celebratory occasion, where patients had gathered to thank Dr Shashank Shah. She used to weigh 143 kgs before the surgery. Obesity is a real problem. But for those who have undergone […]

Pune: Indian dairies cruel to cattle, states Animal Equality

Animal Equality’s nationwide study into dairies, cattle markets, slaughterhouses and tanneries reveals how laws related to animal welfare; environment, food safety and human rights are rampantly violated. Animal Equality is a Pune based animal protection organisation which works towards the welfare of animals

Pune: Indian dairies cruel to cattle, states Animal EqualityToday on the occasion of National Milk Day shocking scenes of cruelty and suffering were seen in a documentary titled, ‘Deadly Dairy’ made by Animal Equality, a Pune based animal protection organisation. Amruta Ubale, Executive Director of Animal Equality says, “Through this documentary we’ve shown not only is dairy cruel to animals but how it […]

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment Act

The state government has not taken any steps to enact the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill. Even though, it has been approved by the law department. The bill still has to see the light of day

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment ActAn NGO based in Pune called Jan Arogya Abhiyan has written a letter to Chief Minister and Health Minister of Maharashtra, urging them to discuss the issue pertaining to the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill before the Vidhan Sabha, with specified provisions to protect the interests of patients. The letter mentions that, this […]
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