#WorldHeartDay: Know about the evolution of life-saving procedures

Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) take the lives of 17.9 million people every year, 31% of all global deaths. Triggering these diseases – which manifest primarily as heart attacks and strokes – are tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and the harmful use of alcohol

#WorldHeartDay: Know about the evolution of life-saving proceduresThese, in turn, show up in people as raised blood pressure, elevated blood glucose and overweight and obesity, risks detrimental to good heart health. When a 42-year-old patient complained of chest pain, his family rushed him to Ruby Hall Clinic, where Dr M.S. Hiremath and his expert team immediately wheeled him into the catheterization laboratory […]

Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from today

Around 8.66 crore people are expected to be surveyed through this campaign. The survey aims to include the examination of patients for leprosy, TB, high BP, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer and uterine cancer, and also create public awareness about lifestyle-related illnesses

Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from todayCoinciding with the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the state of Maharashtra, started a special patient search campaign has been launched in the state from today. This will continue till September 28. Under this campaign, nearly 8.66 crore people will be examined for various diseases. “This survey will cover all the […]

‘Being with you,’ a social initiative by Pune youths for ailing patients and relatives

A group of friends from Pune has started a unique initiative named ‘Being With You’ for ailing patients and their relatives. The group has started giving voluntary service, which acts as a reliever for hospitalized patients and bedridden patients at home

‘Being with you,’ a social initiative by Pune youths for ailing patients and relativesA group of friends from Pune has started a unique initiative named ‘Being With You’ for ailing patients and their relatives. The group has started giving voluntary service, which acts as a reliever for hospitalised patients and bedridden patients at home. The group’s volunteer will act as a reliever for a day, a night, or […]

Doctors should supply generic medicines to patients, states DCC

On June 1, 2019, the drug consultative committee held its 56th meeting. To promote usage of generic medicines, the Central Drugs Control Standard Organisation's (CDCSO)- Drug Consultant Committee (DCC) has proposed that doctors should supply only generic instead of branded medicines to patients

Doctors should supply generic medicines to patients, states DCCDuring the meeting, the Drug Consultative Committee spoke about the consideration of the proposal for amendment of the exemptions provided under Schedule K regarding supplying of medicines by Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP) to their patients. The DDC was apprised that Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP) can supply different categories of medicines including vaccines to their patients […]

Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicines

Patients are most likely to save Rs 12,447 crore due to fixation of prices of essential medicines by the government, the Parliament was informed on Tuesday, July 2

Patients likely to save Rs 12,447 crore as a result of fixation of prices of essential medicinesUnion Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, while giving a written reply to a question on check on drug prices in the country, in Lok Sabha today, stated that the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has taken important measures to check the prices of drugs, under the Drugs (Prices Control) Order (DPCO). He […]

#DoctorsDay: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors, reveals shocking study

India is going through a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses, say scientists who found that a lack of staff who are properly trained in administering antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs

#DoctorsDay: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors, reveals shocking studyIn India, there is one government doctor for every 10,189 people (the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a ratio of 1:1,000), or a deficit of 600,000 doctors, and the nurse: patient ratio is 1:483, implying a shortage of two million nurses. Whereas, 65 per cent of health expenditure is out-of-pocket, and such expenditures push some […]

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes

Having diabetes is a risk factor for many other health conditions, including stroke

New blood test predicts stroke risk in patients with diabetes“To be successful at preventing strokes from occurring, we first need to accurately identify those who are likely to have a stroke so we can target stroke prevention therapies to the correct at-risk people,” says Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Michigan Medicine. Korley is the author of a new […]

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitals

Soon canteens at all government and civic-run hospitals will undergo a comprehensive audit. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis informed the legislative assembly on June 20. This has been ordered by state government. The audit aims to find out whether the canteens are preparing the food according to the norms laid down by the FSSAI

Food safety audits to soon be carried out in canteens of state and civic-run hospitalsWhen a person is admitted to a hospital, they and their relatives are tensed and have various thoughts in their minds. But do they ever pay attention to the food being served at the hospital? Now keeping the patient’s health and safety in mind, the state government has decided to launch an audit to inspect […]

Rajawadi Hospital proposes idea of ‘yellow corridor’ to help patients

Many times a patient is sent from one hospital to another hospital for treatment. In such a situation, the ambulance can be delayed by the wait in Mumbai’s traffic jam. Now to counter this, civic-run Rajawadi Hospital has written a letter to Mumbai Traffic Police proposing a ‘yellow corridor’ on similar lines to the pre-existing green corridor

Rajawadi Hospital proposes idea of ‘yellow corridor’ to help patientsJust as there is a green corridor which helps transports the organs of a brain-dead person in an efficient manner, a yellow corridor would help patients who have suffered a heart attack, stroke or in a critical condition to be transferred from hospitals in a faster way. A letter was written by Rajawadi Hospital’s Vigilance […]

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals study

Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling disease for elderly or frail patients with advanced cancer of the stomach or oesophagus (food pipe), and leads to fewer side effects such as diarrhoea and lethargy

Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers, reveals studyThese are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today. Results from the GO2 trial could change the standard of care for patients who can’t have full dose chemotherapy due to their age, frailty or medical fitness. The study, which ran at hospitals all over the UK, […]
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