Pilates offers benefits for patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditions

A Musculoskeletal Care study is the first to investigate individual perceptions of the impact of a Pilates exercise programme on the daily lives of people with chronic conditions

Pilates offers benefits for patients with chronic musculoskeletal conditionsIn the study of 15 women and seven men with a range of chronic musculoskeletal conditions – including nonspecific low back pain, peripheral joint osteoarthritis and a range of postsurgical conditions – and an age range of 36 to 83 years, data were collected via digital recordings of four focus groups in three North/West of […]

BMC chief directs civic hospitals to form committee to review equipments

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner has directed the deans of all civic-run hospitals to take a review of the equipment availability and the current status of the machinery in the hospital

BMC chief directs civic hospitals to form committee to review equipmentsThe civic chief has also asked the hospital deans to set up a committee of expert doctors which will study and then give its suggestions to the corporation with regards to the purchase of new equipment. The study committee will take the review of the machinery available and then submit the report to the BMC […]

Illuminations: The shadowy world of radiology

Dr Rajat Bhargava, HOD-Radiology, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how radiology departments, in a hospital, is an important asset. He shares how radiologist plays an important role in detection of the disease and its cure

Illuminations: The shadowy world of radiologyIt was a routine day for me in my radiology department with several scans piled up. However, the flow got interrupted regularly with a stream of clinical colleagues, who came to see the scans of their patients. It was in the midst of this; one of my colleagues barged in and wondered if one of […]

Mumbai: Doctors skip lunch break to serve more patients

Doctors from Mumbai’s civic-run Nair Dental Hospital have decided to work during lunchtime as well for the benefit of the patients. The decision has been taken as a number of patients who used to visit the hospital during lunchtime, had to return home without treatment

Mumbai: Doctors skip lunch break to serve more patientsThe new system has been implemented from August 01. The Out Patient Department (OPD) will work from 9:00 am to 4.30 pm without a taking break. And now, the doctors will have their lunch rotation wise which will help ensure that OPD’s will function smoothly. Have you ever been to a government office during lunchtime? […]

Patients put forth their demands by observing ‘satyagraha’

Around 15 patients went on a one-day ‘satyagraha’ in Nagpur. These patients have raised their concerns over the issues like unavailability of essential medicines, lack of treatment facilities for psychological problems, lack of facilities in the public sector which force people to opt for private healthcare, rising cost of healthcare, and less spending on health care by the government

Patients put forth their demands by observing ‘satyagraha’With the demand to make ‘Clinical Establishment Act’ patient-centric, around 15 patients went on a one-day ‘satyagraha’ in Nagpur on Thursday. These patients, along with ‘Jan Aarogya Abhiyan’ – a network of 50 NGO’s, have submitted their demands to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Dr Satish Gogawale, the member […]

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals study

Researchers concluded that when a patient was always or repeatedly seen by the same doctor, the death rate went down. The study drew attention to the place of human interactions in medical practice, with its ‘potentially life-saving’ role

Sticking to one doctor could save your life, reveals studySeeing the same doctor doesn’t just give you the comfort of a familiar face – it might save your life. Denis Pereira Gray of St Leonard’s Medical Practice and colleagues at the University of Exeter, UK analysed the results of 22 studies from nine countries which had quite different cultures and healthcare systems. Eighteen of […]

‘Heart stents to be free of cost for BPL category patients,’ says minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Stents used in the treatment for heart ailments would be provided free of cost to all persons below poverty line (BPL), stated Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey

‘Heart stents to be free of cost for BPL category patients,’ says minister Ashwini Kumar Choubey  He also said the prices of the stents have come down significantly now than what they used to be earlier. “We have taken a decision only around two weeks back that stents for heart ailments for people belonging to BPL category will be provided free of cost,” Choubey said while replying to questions at […]

Malaria: Union government bans antibody detecting rapid diagnostic test

The central government is has decided that the use of antibody detecting rapid diagnostic test for routine diagnosis of malaria as serological testing is not practical for routine diagnosis of acute malaria due to the time required for the development of antibody, the persistence of antibodies after clearance of an active detection and the fact that serology does not detect current infection, but measures past exposure

Malaria: Union government bans antibody detecting rapid diagnostic testWhereas, malaria antibody detection is performed using the indirect fluorescent antibody test for a patient who is infected with plasmodium and because of the time required for development of antibody and also the persistence of antibodies, serologic testing is not practical for routine diagnosis of acute malaria. There is a rampant use of antibody detecting […]

Aurangabad: Hospital fire doused, no injuries reported

 Today, a fire broke out at Aurangabad's, Manik Super Speciality Hospital in Jawahar Nagar. The fire reportedly started at 12 noon. The blaze started on the ground floor, where few patients were present

Aurangabad: Hospital fire doused, no injuries reportedThe fire had spread out to the first and second floor. Six fire engines were pressed into service for putting out the fire. 40 patients were evacuated from the hospital and taken to different hospitals in Aurangabad. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Chief Fire officer Aurangabad R K Sure, […]
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