Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

Maha sets up cell to tackle monsoon-related ailments

The state is gearing up to tackle monsoon-related illnesses and has established a cell for the same. The cell will examine the media reports on diseases and accordingly will take action

Maha sets up cell to tackle monsoon-related ailmentsMaharashtra state is gearing up to tackle monsoon-related illnesses, and for the first time, the State Health Department has established a cell for the same. The cell will examine the media reports on diseases and accordingly will take action. Dr Pradeep Awate, Head of Epidemiology Department, State Health Department, said, “The four-people special cell is […]

Pune: NGO founder starts an online petition against polluted Mula-Mutha rivers

Manish Ghorpade, a Pune resident, started a petition which states, according to research, the diseases caused by microbes found in Mula-Mutha rivers will be untreatable as these microbes do not respond to even the strongest of antibiotics available

Pune: NGO founder starts an online petition against polluted Mula-Mutha riversThe recent findings of research done about microbes found in Mula-Mutha rivers are shockingly alarming, to create public pressure and to underline a need for immediate action on war-footing by PMC, a Pune resident has posted an online petition on social media. Manish Ghorpade, who is the manufacturer of air pollution control systems, and founder […]

Pune: After fish mysteriously die in Indrayani river, health experts advise caution

After the sudden death of many fishes in Indrayani river in Pune, health experts have issued an advisory to residents which mentioned not to eat fishes or drink the water of the river

Pune: After fish mysteriously die in Indrayani river, health experts advise cautionOn Sunday, June 09, hundreds of fishes came on the shore of a river. Nobody knows the reason of the sudden death of these fishes. Considering the possibility of the water being polluted health experts have issued an advisory for citizens. Dr Kishor Yadav, Medical officer of Dehu PHC, present near the Indrayani river, said, […]

Pune: B J Medical College starts course on public health and nutrition

What we eat has gained a lot of importance today. There is a need to have more and more credible nutritionist in the country. Keeping this in mind B J Medical College has started a special course on public health and nutrition

Pune: B J Medical College starts course on public health and nutritionStudents who have completed HSC in the science stream can apply for this course. This will be the first batch of students who have registered for the course. Dr Murlidhar Tambe, Deputy Dean of BJ Medical College, said, “We have started this new course on public health. A batch of around 40 students will be […]

No surveys conducted by municipal corporations to find bogus pathologist, alleges Pathologists association

The state medical education department had asked municipal corporations across Maharashtra to carry out a survey in municipal areas, so that the number of bogus pathology labs can be revealed and a survey can be done about the same. But it has been disclosed that many municipal corporations have failed to do this survey and submit the report. This information has been received from officials in the state government

No surveys conducted by municipal corporations to find bogus pathologist, alleges Pathologists associationBogus pathology labs are rampant across the state and in Mumbai. The presence of such labs can be detrimental to the health of patients. Because if doctors rely on these reports then the patient can be treated wrongly. Such places play with the life of patients. To keep this in check the Maharashtra Association of […]

Dehu’s PHC takes a unique approach for detection and treatment of women’s cancers

As more women are getting diagnosed with cancer and treatment at private health care facility or tertiary health care centre in cities is becoming difficult, a Primary Health Centre (PHC) from Pune district has taken a proactive initiative 

Dehu’s PHC takes a unique approach for detection and treatment of women’s cancersA PHC from Pune had held a free uterus and breast cancer check-up camp for women from the district. The PHC has tied up with different Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO’s) who would then help in free treatment post detection of those diagnosed with cancer. A free check-up was arranged today on Saturday, June 8 at Dehu […]

Organ donation: On his birthday ‘he’ helped in giving the gift of life to four people

The wife of a 32-year-old brain-dead man helped in providing the gift of life to four patients who were waitlisted for an organ transplant. This invaluable sacrifice will help give them a second chance at life. This organ donation also marked Nagpur’s first heart transplant

Organ donation: On his birthday ‘he’ helped in giving the gift of life to four peopleIn a bittersweet twist of fate, a 32-year-old man helped offer the gift of life to four people on his birthday. Raman (name changed) had suffered a heatstroke a few days ago and was admitted to KEM Hospital, Pune. His condition began to deteriorate and he was declared brain-dead by doctors on Friday, June 07, […]

Pune: Woman commits suicide after being shamed over her weight

In a shocking case, a woman ended her own life as she was being harassed and tortured over her obesity status. With obesity becoming a major health issue, the recent case reveals how the condition is more than what it seems, and how it can have a much deeper impact on our mental health too

Pune: Woman commits suicide after being shamed over her weightIn a recent case related to suicide, a married woman took her life due to harassment by her in-laws over her obesity. The four years of her marital life was made difficult by her in-laws as she was relentlessly teased for her obesity status. The Pune police recently registered a case of suicide by a […]

Pune: Doctors remove ‘watermelon-sized’ goitre from 45-yr-old woman

In a complex surgical procedure, the doctors successfully managed to extract the large lump which was protruding from her neck. With this, they have given the woman a new lease of life as the mass was affecting her day-to-day life

Pune: Doctors remove ‘watermelon-sized’ goitre from 45-yr-old womanA 45-year-old female, Mrs Electricwala, noticed a swelling in the neck. She approached a doctor who told her that it was due to thyroid enlargement and it was known as ‘Goitre.’ She was advised surgical removal of the gland but being apprehensive of surgery, she did not pay heed to it. Over the years, it […]
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