Doctor assaulted, but withdraws complaint 

Attacks on doctors have become an ugly reality in our society. In yet another incident in Pune, a doctor was stabbed by a patient at a city hospital while he was examining the patient. The doctor filed a police complaint and immediately took the complaint back saying that his complaint won’t stop the attacks on doctors

Doctor assaulted, but withdraws complaint Attacks on doctors have become commonplace nowadays. In a not-so-uncommon incident in Pune a doctor was stabbed by a patient at a city hospital when he was examining the said patient. The doctor filed a police complaint and immediately took the complaint back saying that his complaint won’t stop the attacks on doctors. Dr Santosh […]

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgenders

In a first, a medical college in Kerala, namely Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgender on the first Tuesday of every month. The initiative, began in May this year, and is a college approach that will, if proved successful, encourage other medical colleges in the state to do the same

In a first for India, a medical college in Kerala offers free medical aid to transgendersDirty looks, judgmental opinions, disgusting giggles and snide remarks are all a part of visiting any doctor for most transgender people in the country. In a first, a medical college in Kerala- Kottayam Medical College has started this initiative of offering free medical services for the transgenders on the first Tuesday of every month. Adithi, […]

Sassoon hospital asks dept, unit heads to meet patients’ relatives regularly

The initiative aims to create a platform to have healthy dialogue with patients and their relatives. Doctors feel that the move will help, otherwise shy relatives of the patients’ to give suggestions, appreciate doctors and to get regular diagnosis reports from the doctors

Sassoon hospital asks dept, unit heads to meet patients’ relatives regularlyIn a first, Sassoon hospital has asked all HOD’s and unit heads to arrange a meeting with patients’ relatives on weekly and monthly basis. The aim of such initiative is to create a platform to have healthy dialogue with patients and their relatives. All the HOD’s and unit heads are required to submit a monthly […]

Asian EUS Cup: Indian doctors bag medals, end on a high note

The third and final day of Asian EUS Congress 2017 will be etched in everyone's heart, as the session ‘Asian EUS Cup' was a huge hit and was dominated by the Indian doctors. The only female participant, Dr Shannon Melissa Chan, bagged the gold. While Praveer Rai and Malay Sharma got silver and bronze respectively

Asian EUS Cup: Indian doctors bag medals, end on a high noteIn a hall seating with over 200 delegates and audiences members, the claps were unceasing and the case studies presented by the doctors were intriguing. That’s what the final day of Asian EUS Congress 2017 had in store for gastroenterologists. Doctors across Asia and Asia-Pacific presented their unique case studies in the ‘Asian EUS Cup’ […]

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’

Considering the variations in the healthcare system in each country from Asian EUS Group (AEG), Dr Kenjiro Yasuda who moderated the session emphasised on the standardisation of the EUS procedure

‘Standardisation of the EUS procedure is need of the hour’On the second day of the Asian EUS Congress 2017, a session was conducted to discuss the outcomes of research done by Asian EUS Group (AEG) and how a consensus can be build up to standardise the endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) procedure in various countries. The Asian EUS Group (AEG) is a group of EUS experts […]

India needs to expand the scope of EUS research, says Dr Jong H. Moon

A lot of diagnostic and therapeutical research work is responsible factor for the advancements in the EUS (Endoscopic Ultra Sound) technique. Dr Moon from South Korea explained to My Medical Mantra where India stands in the field of EUS research and what more should be done to expand it

India needs to expand the scope of EUS research, says Dr Jong H. Moon    One of the goals of the 2nd Asian EUS Congress aims is to spread awareness about the research and education in Endoscopic Ultra Sound (EUS). Dr Jong H. Moon Director, Digestive Disease Centre at Soon Chun Hyang University of Medicine, in Seoul, South Korea spoke with My Medical Mantra. He compared the penetration […]

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr Maydeo

‘India a hub of training and teaching EUS,’ says Dr MaydeoThe three-day Asian Endo-ultrasound (EUS) conference that kick-started with a bang on Thursday, it will play host to a number of invitees from India as well as doctors and endoscopists from abroad. Dr Amit Maydeo, organising chairman of the conference and the director of Baldota Institute of Digestive Sciences (BIDS), Global Hospital, Mumbai, said, “The idea of the […]

The unsung hero: Meet a ward boy whose mimicry is like a ‘pain killer’ for the patients

Everyone is aware about Bollywood’s super hit flick ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, in which Actor Sanjay Dutt gives a magical hug to people to make them feel happy. Similarly, since 40 years, Sir JJ Hospital’s ward boy Munnna, is bringing smile on the patients and their relative’s face, by serving them and doing mimicry of Bollywood’s Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan, to ease their agony and provide them, the much needed relief

The unsung hero: Meet a ward boy whose mimicry is like a ‘pain killer’ for the patientsRavidas Babu Monashri’s family belongs to Mumbai. His father worked as a ward boy in Sir JJ Hospital. After father’s death, Ravidas was appointed on his place. Ravidas’s family’s financial condition is poor. Since he didn’t have his own house in Mumbai, for several years, he and his family lived in the Chawl in JJ […]

Role of technology in transforming healthcare

Improved recognition of the role by patients and care providers, establishment of security and privacy guidelines, systematic assessment and evaluation of apps and integration in overall patient care will soon be a reality. Underpinning all of this will be evidence of value generated that will demonstrate improved health outcomes

Role of technology in transforming healthcareTechnology has been transforming healthcare in several innovative ways. The relevance of technology and digitisation is imperative as we look at newer ways of healthcare delivery services. Areas like digital documentation (e-insurance), service requests and smart cards for transaction, can be benefitted from digitisation, thus transforming patient experience, a key element in healthcare delivery. However, […]

Meet Dr O. P. Kapoor who completes 63 years of free marathon medical coaching

Dr O. P. Kapoor, an exemplary doctor and medical teacher completed 63 years of free Marathon Medical Coaching. He is a dedicated academician, a prolific author and an editor who has received the B.C. Roy ‘best medical teacher’ award and has also been honoured with Dhanvantari Award. Now, he is 85-years-old and still continues to conduct lectures

Meet Dr O. P. Kapoor who completes 63 years of free marathon medical coachingDr O. P. Kapoor is an eminent physician and a gifted teacher who is well known for his marathon lectures for the final year MBBS students from medical colleges of Mumbai. On this special occasion, his ex-students arranged a function, during which he was felicitated by Hemant Nagrale, Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai. Hemant Nagrale […]
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