IMA Pune designs first-of-its-kind medicolegal certification course for doctors

The current curriculum does not offer any dedicated course to medical students on medico-legal topics and future doctors start their practice with many ununderstandable areas related to it.  When medico legal cases are hampering doctor-patient relations, Indian Medical Association (IMA) Pune have come ahead to make doctors more aware on medicolegal issues

IMA Pune designs first-of-its-kind medicolegal certification course for doctorsIn order to make doctors more competent and confident while handling patients, IMA Pune had recently organised a certification course on medico-legal issues. The branch has also compiled material on the topic which is available on demand to any practicing doctor or medical student.  The course will be organised by IMA Pune on its demand […]

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birth

A 30-year-old woman named Garima Shrivastava from Pune has given birth to a baby girl weighing an astounding 5.05 kgs at Motherhood Hospital in Kharadi

Pune: Mother gives birth to a hefty baby weighing 5.05 kgs at birthOne of the heaviest babies in Pune was born by via Caesarean section. It is a rare case for Indian baby’s weight more than normal. Such large babies are known as Macrosomic babies. A normal baby weight is around 3 kgs at birth. Generally, having large babies is a family trait It was a complicated […]

Army man to cycle from Odisha to Pune to raise awareness about cancer

His mother passed away five years ago due to oral cancer, she was detected with cancer in its third stage. After being triggered by the lack of sensitivity towards patients affected with cancer and the ignorance in rural areas of Maharashtra, this army man has made it his mission to ensure that people are aware about this dreadful disease

Army man to cycle from Odisha to Pune to raise awareness about cancerPeople working in the armed forces generally protect from enemies who attack us from the outside, like terrorist or other security threats towards our nation. Today, My Medical Mantra, wants to introduce you to an army man who is fighting against an enemy which attacks from within the body. Yes, we introduce you to a […]

Sassoon Hospital uses app to raise awareness on handwashing

The Microbiology Department of Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) has taken a unique initiative by executing handwashing habit with the help of an application. The department would also be giving certificate to the ICU and to the ward which has highest compliance

Sassoon Hospital uses app to raise awareness on handwashingAround two months ago the department trained doctors, nurses, ward boys and other hospital staff on how to do handwashing. Infection control nurses are now been given responsibility to observe handwashing of different departments and ICU’s and register the data on the app accordingly. Dr Anju Kagal, Head of microbiology department at SGH, said, “Patients […]

Pune: Youth becomes paralysed after consuming too many sweets due to rare genetic disorder

A 25-year-old man Nilesh Rale got a paralytic attack after consuming huge amount of sweets during Diwali. The consumption of sweets decreased potassium level in his body after which he suffered from paralysis. This condition is a very rare genetic disorder

Pune: Youth becomes paralysed after consuming too many sweets due to rare genetic disorderHe was suffering from hypokalaemia periodic paralysis (hypoPP). It is a rare genetic disorder that causes occasional episodes of muscle weakness and sometimes a lower than normal level of potassium in the blood. On November 7, Nilesh went to drop his sister around 6 pm. He suddenly started feeling weak. After driving about 20 km […]

Sheer resilience helps woman defeat breast cancer thrice

Many a times people face difficult situations in their life, the worst thing that can happen to you is that you can be diagnosed with cancer. But, have you ever thought what would you have done or how would you deal with the Big C if you relapsed twice. This is the story of strength and determination. Meet a woman who bravely fought against cancer not one, not twice, but thrice

Sheer resilience helps woman defeat breast cancer thriceMeet 38-year-old Taslim Cyclewala, who is disease free since last three years now, after she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2013. She has seen its recurrence twice after she was first diagnosed with it in 2013. “I was determined to fight cancer. And i know that it is always an individual fight. Family […]

Pune: Health check-up for 600 PMPML employees helps diagnose new diabetes patients

Over 600 Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd (PMPML) employees get tested; 16% were either known or were newly diagnosed to have diabetes. 6% new diabetics were diagnosed. Thus, one third of the patients who had high sugars were unaware

Pune: Health check-up for 600 PMPML employees helps diagnose new diabetes patientsIn a free health check-up arranged by Hirabai Cowasji Jehangir Medical Research Institute organized (HCJMRI), around 6 per cent new cases of diabetes were diagnosed. Also, one third of the patients who had high sugars were unaware. On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, HCJMRI had arranged a free health check for PMPML employees at […]

In a first, Sassoon Hospital to teach patients about antibiotics

For the first time, in its bid to spread awareness about antibiotic resistance, the Microbiology Department of Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) has decided to hold a presentation in different OPD’s. The said presentation will be Marathi so a common man can understand

In a first, Sassoon Hospital to teach patients about antibioticsIn its bid to spread awareness about the antibiotic resistance in the patients, the Microbiology Department of Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune, has decided to hold presentations in different OPD’s in the hospital. The world is observing World Antibiotic Awareness Week from November 12 to 18. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon General Hospital and […]

Pune witnesses drop in the number of people with burn injuries this Diwali   

While the Maharashtra Pollution Control Boards statistics suggest that Pune witnessed rise in sound pollution this year post Diwali, the government hospital statistics suggests that the injuries were less. The total number of patients last year in 2017 were 19 while, this year it was just 11 patients

Pune witnesses drop in the number of people with burn injuries this Diwali   Statistics related to number of cases related to burn or other kind of injuries which come post Diwali have shown a drastic decease this year. This year cases related to injuries because of firecrackers have decreased by around 50 per cent, according to statistics give by Sassoon Hospital, Pune. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of B […]

Pune: Doctors remove 7cm tumour close to the brain with a rare kind of surgery

Sumit (name changed), a 23-year-old man who hails from Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, used to frequently get nose bleeds and nasal blockage. He recently underwent a rare and risky surgery. Doctors from Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune, performed an angiofibroma on him thereby removing a seven-centimetre tumour which had latched itself on his internal carotid artery (the main blood vessel of the brain)

Pune: Doctors remove 7cm tumour close to the brain with a rare kind of surgeryThe tyransnasal endoscopic approach was used for the removal of this tumour. This particular type of tumour is commonly seen in young adults. He visited many hospitals in his district, but when no one could do the required procedure, he came to Sassoon Hospital in Pune. Dr Sameer Joshi, Head of the ear, nose and […]
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