‘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, […]

KEM Hospital students create navigation maps to assist patients

Searching for different departments and places in a hospital can be quite time-consuming for patients and relatives. In order to make this a convenient process, students from KEM Hospital, Parel have come together and prepared navigational map to help people who visit the hospital  

KEM Hospital students create navigation maps to assist patientsFinding your way inside a hospital can be difficult at times and can be a tedious process. When an emergency strikes and each and every minute is crucial, it especially takes a mental toll on the relatives of the patient. In order to ease this burden and make finding different departments and wards much easier, […]

Mumbai: Slab collapses in KEM Hospital

Slab collapses in Mumbai’s KEM Hospital’s dialysis department. As per Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital, 2 patients have suffered minor scratches and the part of dialysis unit is shifted to alternate place for patient services

Mumbai: Slab collapses in KEM HospitalSlab collapsed at KEM Hospital The slab collapsed in dialysis department The incident occurred at Wednesday night Spekaing to My Medical Mantra, Dr Avinash Supe, Dean, KEM Hospital, “Two patients had minor scratches.  They are stable.  We are shifting part of dialysis unit to alternate place for patient services.   Dialysis services will start today in […]

BMC to provide behavioural training to ward boys and ayahs  

BMC heath committee is set to start a behavioural training course wherein ward boys and ayahs (female attendants) will be taught how to conduct themselves in a better manner. They will also learn how to communicate effectively with patients and their relatives and operate hospital machinery

BMC to provide behavioural training to ward boys and ayahs  Many times, it is witnessed that patients and their relatives are inconvenienced due to harsh language used by ward boys and female attendants. This also leads to fights in the hospital. To curb this BMC has decided to introduce behavioural training for ward boys and female attendants; this step is aimed at helping them improve […]

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ Hospital

Timely cancer detection can save a patient’s life.  The poor and needy cannot afford treatment in private hospitals due to which they don’t opt for the same.  So, on the International Women's Day, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals on Thursday

International Women’s Day: Cancer OPD started at JJ HospitalOn the International Women’s Day, Girish Mahajan, Minister of Medical Education inaugurated cancer OPD in Sir JJ Group of Hospitals.  Poor people are still unaware about cancer and visit the hospital at the last stage of their cancer. To timely detect cancer, cancer OPD has been started at Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. As per […]

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversary

A year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To mark this event, Ruby Hall Clinic organised a program to commemorate its first anniversary. Till date, Pune has witnessed 13 heart transplants in the year. All the transplants were carried out at this hospital

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversaryFor the heart transplant team at Ruby Hall Clinic, it’s not just about performing a surgery, but it is a mission to keep the heart of a brain-dead patient alive, in order to give a new lease of life to the recipient. Exactly one year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To celebrate […]

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign from January 2018. In Mumbai, 113 new TB patients have been detected

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected7 patients have MDR TB and are being treated immediately for the same. 1,500 patients underwent x-ray. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). On PM Modi’s direction, a national strategic plan has been developed to […]
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