Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC

Due to the blood shortage in municipal and government hospitals, The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has appealed Mumbaikars to donate blood. Owing to which, on November 26, blood donation camps will be organised at all the railway stations in Mumbai

Mumbaikars: Come forward to donate blood, appeals SBTC  There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. But, blood donation has still not gained momentum, which has resulted in to blood shortage. Owing to which patients and […]

Telemedicine has brought doctors and patients together, helped improve lives

Through increased access to medical care, patients are now able to receive treatment faster; resulting in decreased recovery times, increased patient satisfaction and outcomes, as well as a significant reduction in the amount of money and resources utilised to treat patients

Telemedicine has brought doctors and patients together, helped improve livesA three day symposium will be organized in Pune, from November 9-11 to discuss the potential and implications of telemedicine as an enabler for the transformation of health strategy in India. The aim of the event is to introduce the concept of telemedicine to a larger audience. In a layman’s terminology, telemedicine is a means of […]

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxious

The study noted that the patients' average expected pain rating immediately following surgery was 4.66, compared to an actual pain rating of 2.56.  Researchers believe the study results will improve the way in which medical providers explain the surgical procedure so as to alleviate unfounded anxiety

Overestimating levels of pain post-surgery can make patients more anxiousPeople experience unnecessary anxiety when thinking about post-operative pain  A recent study presented during the annual conference of the American Society of Anaesthesiologists revealed people were more afraid of surgery and pain than we would expect. Patients usually overestimate the amount of post-operative they would experience, which leads to a significant increase in their anxiety […]

Mumbai: Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates IDA’s research and super speciality centre

Indian Dental Association (IDA) has established a brand new Education and Research Centre and Super Specialty Dental Clinic in Mumbai. Dental restoration work and advanced dental procedures will be provided free of cost at this centre to the underprivileged. It will be opened on weekdays between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Mumbai: Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurates IDA’s research and super speciality centreThe Education and Research Centre and Super Specialty Dental Clinic is named after late former President of India and Missile man Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and it was inaugurated on Sunday by Dr Harsh Vardhan Union Minister of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. This centre is created with aim of facilitating pre-clinical and clinical educational training […]

Leprosy: Nobody touches them, but ‘he’ takes care of them

Late Baba Amte was an Indian social worker particularly known for his work for the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people suffering from leprosy, which goes unreported. Similarly, in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) , in Karnataka, Hanmanth Devnoor, a 44-year-old rickshaw driver takes care of the people with leprosy. With an aim to put a full stop to the pain of the needy, Hanmanth says that even the people suffering from leprosy have an equal right to live and they shouldn’t be sidelined by the society

Leprosy: Nobody touches them, but ‘he’ takes care of themChildhood is a memorable phase of one’s life. Sadly, I wasn’t that lucky! My beloved father, whom I looked up to, left my ailing mother who was suffering from leprosy. Furthermore, he went on marrying someone else completely ignoring the fact that he had a family. Our world turned upside down. But, my mother was […]

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unit

On the occasion of Hospice and Palliative Care day, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre launched its palliative care service in the hospital. Its services will include pain relief treatment, counseling and OPD

Mumbai gets one-of-its kind non-oncology palliative care unitOne of the prominent characters in the film Piku was played by Amitabh Bachchan as a doting yet open-minded father, who, in one of the scenes is ridiculed when Irrfan Khan (Rana in the film) says his father was put on the ventilator. ‘Comfort care’ or ‘palliative care’ is the need of the hour. It […]

To safeguard medical equipment Sassoon Hospital presses for advance tech

The request for the express feeder has been made repeatedly with the MSEDCL since the past 6 years, without the express feeder medical equipments can be severely damaged, if voltage fluctuations take place

To safeguard medical equipment Sassoon Hospital presses for advance techSassoon General Hospital in Pune has demanded an express feeder from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) to avoid damage to sophisticated equipments such as ventilators and incubators, as they can get damaged due to severe fluctuations in voltage. An express feeder is a sophisticated machine, which can help safeguard machinery in the hospital, in […]

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-dead

The patients had stopped breathing and their hearts were not functioning when they were brought in to the hospital. Even the pupils of these patients were not reacting to the light. They were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood

Critical surgery revives two patients who were almost brain-deadTwo patients who were almost brain-dead had been admitted to a Pune hospital and were brought back to life with timely help and effective consecutive surgeries. These patients were on the second stage of brain death, where the heart stops pumping blood. However, with neuro-surgeries the clots of these patients were removed and they are […]

‘Patients come first and I ensure my doctors are convinced about it’

Dr Tarang Gianchandani’s journey from being an orthopaedic surgeon to one of the youngest CEO of a hospital wasn’t an easy one. She has faced challenges in a profession mainly dominated by men, some of whom are not comfortable with a woman being a leader

‘Patients come first and I ensure my doctors are convinced about it’“The patients are my first priority,” says Dr Tarang Gianchandani ,CEO of Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College which is Asia’s only women’s medical college, to become an orthopaedic surgeon; she went on to procuring an MBA from the National University of Singapore. She is one of the youngest women administrators […]

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovations

Dr Suresh Patankar has got two European patents, the first one is for preparing an herbal composition, which helps in healing wounds. The second patent is for the treatment of small kidney stones. Both the treatments have been practiced on more than 2000 patients

Pune doc gets two European patents for medical innovationsProfessor (Dr) Suresh Patankar, a Pune based urologist and President of Ace Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Centre, Erandwane has got two European patents, the first one for an herbal composition for wound healing, especially after surgeries and the second one for treatment of small kidney stones and preventing them from recurring. Patankar said, “For […]
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