Shocking study reveals: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctors

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

Shocking study reveals: India faces a shortage of 600,000 doctorsIn 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 […]

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’

The gap between patient’s expectations about his/her treatment, including cost of treatment, and actual treatment model which includes various factors like drugs, technology, surgeries etc. is widening and needs to be bridged to avoid unpleasant incidents

‘Healthcare sector should strive to reduce patient’s dissatisfaction’The Indian healthcare sector is at crossroads. In recent past, there have been incidents of various types with wide publicity in print and visual media, as well as social media, creating doubts about efficacy, honesty and rationality of private as well as public health sector. There is a strong need for dispassionate analysis of the […]

Poor food intake common in hospitalised patients, suggest new study

Approximately one-third of adult inpatients are at risk for malnutrition and poorer outcomes due to not eating their meals, despite being allowed to eat, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Poor food intake common in hospitalised patients, suggest new study  Abby C. Sauer, R.D., from Abbott Nutrition in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues assessed malnutrition risk and the impact of food intake on 30-day in-hospital mortality using the nutrition Day in the U.S. dataset (2009 to 2015 for 9,959 adult patients from 601 wards). The researchers found that the overall prevalence of malnutrition risk (Malnutrition […]

Pune: Anaesthetists direct play to spread awareness about the importance of anaesthesia

A team of anaesthetists, from Pune, have written, directed, and acted in a play, based on anaesthesia. Often patients overlooks their contribution in a surgery, hence this play highlights the role of anaesthesia 

Pune: Anaesthetists direct play to spread awareness about the importance of anaesthesiaA team of anaesthetists from Pune have written, directed, and acted in a play, based on anaesthesia. Even anaesthetists play a crucial role during a highly sensitive procedure, and often their contribution is overlooked by patients. The show depicts how important is anaesthesia. The play is called Bhoolsamrat. The team has performed the show four […]

Sancheti Hospital develops innovative brace to reduces chances of knee replacement surgery

This comprehensive strategy and the brace are launched for the first time in India and will help improve the lives of millions of osteoarthritis patients in India

Sancheti Hospital develops innovative brace to reduces chances of knee replacement surgerySancheti Hospital has launched a new kind of movement that combines established physiotherapy principles with an innovative brace based on the latest technology and this is named as Pune OA-Knee Strategy (PKS). This new concept focuses on disease modifying strategies that can be used to halt or even regress the progression of osteoarthritis and help […]

Short people are at an increased risk of dying in the ICU, finds study

If you end up in the intensive care unit of a hospital or clinic there’s a number of things that can affect your eventual outcome. How healthy you are, your age, and the conditions that you’re suffering from are all obvious factors, but a new study suggests that your height might actually play a role in whether you’re able to pull through or not

Short people are at an increased risk of dying in the ICU, finds studyNew research published in Intensive Care Medicine suggests that taller patients tend to survive at a higher rate than shorter individuals. The study reaches a rather bold conclusion in that short stature may actually be a risk factor if you end up in the ICU. The reason shorter people may be at a higher risk […]

Pune docs ask patients to switch off their phones in the consultation room

Doctors in the city are seen to be restricting use of mobile phones inside the consultation room, thereby teaching basic etiquettes to patients. Sitting reasons like disturbance of phones during consultation hours, the doctors have displayed placards requesting that either phones should be switched off or should be kept outside the consultation room

Pune docs ask patients to switch off their phones in the consultation roomWhile people are talking about the doctors responsibility, doctors from the city are coming ahead to teach people their responsibility. Some of the doctors from the city are saying that there are some basic etiquettes that patients need to follow while visiting a clinic or consulting a doctor in the OPD. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, gynaecologist […]

Maha: Pathologist threaten to go on hunger strike over illegal path lab issue

Pathologist allege that the number of illegal pathology labs is increasing by the day, and the Maharashtra government is not doing enough to tackle this menace. Around 70 to 80 per cent of pathology labs are illegal in the state, alleges . To bring this issue to the fore, the Maharashtra Association of Practicing Pathologists and Microbiologists are considering to go on a hunger strike so that the state government pays attention to this grave issue

Maha: Pathologist threaten to go on hunger strike over illegal path lab issueThe association has given an ultimatum to the state government that they will go on a hunger strike, if appropriate action is not taken against those people who are operating illegal pathology labs across the state. They state that they will launch a hunger strike in January, if the state government does not issue a […]

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 […]
1 2 3 9