Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to four

Organ donation is the need of the hour. Owing to this, the organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead man were donated to four. On Thursday afternoon, the organ donation procedure was completed at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai where his liver, kidneys and heart were donated

Mumbai: 52-year-old gives a new lease of life to fourKrushnakant Pande (name changed), a Andheri resident, was suffering from headache. On January 7, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. But on January 17, the doctors declared him brain-dead, due to brain haemorrhage. After which, the doctors took the family’s consent for organ donation. Being aware about the cause of organ donation, Pande’s […]

Miracle: 35 weeks pregnant lady delivers baby after her accident

While, India witnesses one of the highest number of accidental deaths in the world, a 35 weeks pregnant woman from Pune, successfully delivered a baby boy, immediately after she met with an accident

Miracle: 35 weeks pregnant lady delivers baby after her accidentIndia witnessed 17 deaths and 55 road accidents every hour in 2016, one of the highest in the world, according to the latest report released by the Union road transport and highways ministry. To make Indian roads safer and to initiate responsible driving among people, the National Safety Council of India along with the Ministry […]

Pune: One in five people above 50 are diabetic, says survey

Diabetic retinopathy is curable in early stages but if it advances it can cause permanent damage and a person might lose eyesight. In the survey, it was found that nearly two thirds of those who were surveyed had never done an eye check-up

Pune: One in five people above 50 are diabetic, says surveyIn a recently conducted survey in Pune, it was found that every fifth person over the age of 50 years was diabetic and nearly 13 per cent of them had diabetic retinopathy. The survey also revealed that over two third of them had never got their eyes checked for diabetic retinopathy. H V Desai eye […]

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for research

Eyes of deceased people who were suffering from cancer during their life can be used for research activities, as their eyes cannot be used to give vision to a blind person

Pune: Doctors seek eye donations from cancer patients for researchDoctors suggest that the incidence of corneal blindness has declined and Pune does not see any shortage of eye donations these days. Although, awareness is still needed so as to not reverse the trend on eye donations. Also while there is no dearth of cadaver eye donations, donations of those dead people who were suffering […]

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of time

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is the largest blood vessel in the body. Considering the length and location of the blockage it was a challenging surgery. It was performed without it being an open surgery. A slight mistake could have been fatal for the patient

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of timeDoctors from Pune treated a 28-year-old man who was suffering from a very rare blockage of the vein. The vein in particular is the largest blood vessels in the body which carries blood from lower half of the body to the heart It had seen a blockage which was as long as 2.5 cm. The […]

Pune: KEM Hospital introduces test to identify paedophilia among people

While research shows that persons afflicted with paedophilia live under constant pressure of this fear of loss of control, authorities said that testing these tendencies and treating them will help in lessening the cases of child abuse

Pune: KEM Hospital introduces test to identify paedophilia among peopleKEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune has come up with a unique initiative, where it has developed a test to find out whether a person has potential paedophilia tendencies. As a preventive measure, they will also receive treatment at the centre. The project aims to treating those who have not yet committed an act of child […]

Pune hospital gears up to perform country’s third uterus transplant

The authorisation committee at government's Sassoon General Hospital in Pune gave the approval on Friday to the Galaxy Care Hospital. Accordingly, the third uterus transplant will be carried out on January 26

Pune hospital gears up to perform country’s third uterus transplantAfter the first two successful uterus transplants in the country, Galaxy Care Hospital in Pune has acquire the permission to carry out third uterus transplant on Friday.  As per the hospital management, the two women that were the first one in the country to undergo uterus transplant, will undergo embryo transplant in January or February this […]

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon Hospital

The hospital administration has written to the state and central government seeking permission to perform heart and liver transplants. It expects to receive permission in the next week. While hospital is already carrying out cadaver retrieval of organs, it hopes to boost the movement of organ donation once it is able to perform these procedures

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon HospitalThe Sassoon General Hospital, Pune has applied to carry out liver and heart transplant procedures at the hospital recently. While these procedures are not done in this government hospital, the hospital administration has asked for the permission from the state and union government to carry out these procedures. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon Hospital’s […]

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator use

Recently, a man in Pune was having breathing difficulties. The cause of his problem was that he was on a ventilator for a prolonged time, when he was hospitalised from dengue. In around 2 per cent of cases who go for prolonged ventilation, they land up having breathing related issues

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator useA 32-year-old man from Pune was diagnosed with dengue and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was intubated and was on ventilator for almost two weeks. This landed him in developing a rare condition, when he started having breathing problem. He was unable to breathe and started getting chocked. He was running from pillar to […]
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