Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment Act

The state government has not taken any steps to enact the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill. Even though, it has been approved by the law department. The bill still has to see the light of day

Pune: NGO writes to CM regarding the Clinical Establishment ActAn NGO based in Pune called Jan Arogya Abhiyan has written a letter to Chief Minister and Health Minister of Maharashtra, urging them to discuss the issue pertaining to the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Bill before the Vidhan Sabha, with specified provisions to protect the interests of patients. The letter mentions that, this […]

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak Sawant

About 50 thousand patients are admitted every year for treatment in the state’s five-star hospitals. Even late Eman Ahmed, ‘World’s Heaviest Woman,’ was undergoing treatment in Mumbai. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said, that state government will provide quality health facilities to the patients coming from abroad, for treatment in Maharashtra

Coming soon: A web portal to boost medical tourism in state, informs Dr Deepak SawantSince last few years, medical tourism is growing rapidly in cities like Mumbai and Pune. A Large number of patients come from abroad for the treatment of heart and liver transplants, kidney and many more diseases in Maharashtra. On Friday, in a meeting with Health Minister, representatives from several hospitals were present. In which, it […]

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors 

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Pune has reacted strongly to the letter. The letter mentions words like exploitation of patients for deposits and the IMA objects to the use of such defamatory words against the medical profession. In response the IMA has sent a letter to the PMC, conveying their stand on the issue 

Don’t hold patients at ransom, PMC’s letter miffs pune doctors A letter dispatched by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has agitated members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Pune branch. It has objected to the letter which was recently sent by PMC to hospitals in the city. The letter alleges that the hospitals are holding patients at ransom and their relatives are asked to purchase […]

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengue

She showed several complications which are not commonly seen among other dengue cases. While being admitted to the hospital, her blood pressure was very low and also her haemoglobin levels had plummeted

Pune doctors treat thalassaemia patient with severe dengueDengue is spreading at an alarming rate this season. It has now emerged as a public health concern in Maharashtra. Pune has recently witnessed a case with a severe manifestation of this dreadful disease. Sheetal Shinde is a 22-year-old woman who is a thalassaemia patient since the last fifteen years. She is suffering from dengue […]

Flight of hope, majority of ailing Yemenis land in Pune

Ever since the civil war broke out in Yemen, thousands of people struggle to find accessible and trustworthy medical care in their homeland. Owing to this, Pune has witnessed the highest number of Yemeni patients

Flight of hope, majority of ailing Yemenis land in PuneWalid Ali Mohammad is excited to meet his four-year-old son after spending three years in India. Walid has booked flight tickets for Yemen for the coming month. “We have not met our younger son, who is living in Yemen since the last three years,” said Walid Ali Mohammad. Since the last three years, his eight-year-old […]

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  Pune doctors state that ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’ (OSA) is a potentially serious condition, and doctors have underlined that a lack of awareness about the same is a major hindrance in tackling it. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It causes […]

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in women

Diabetes has a certain stigma associate with it. This holds true for many women in an Indian household, who feel insecure and timid due to this condition. This contest aims to help women regain and reclaim their self-confidence by making them more outspoken and open

Pune: Hospital hosts beauty contest to raise awareness about diabetes in womenA Pune hospital will soon be hosting a unique beauty pageant titled, ‘Miss Diabetic Queen Contest.’ In society, people suffering from diabetes are viewed differently. This contest aims to dispel the myths associated with diabetes and motivate diabetic patients to develop an active and cheerful approach towards life. The women participating in this event should […]

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive people

Matrimonial website Positive Saathi aims to help HIV positive patients meet others like them, through this event. The matrimonial meet will be held on November 26 in Kolhapur and registration is free for the participants. They will also offer free consultations with doctors and lawyers at the venue. So far, the matrimonial site has seen more than 300 successful marriages

Pune NGO organises matrimonial meet for HIV positive peopleIn today’s day and age, HIV still has a certain stigma associated with it. People with HIV/AIDS still discrimination in society, especially when they try to find a life partner. As most people consider being in a relationship with an HIV positive as taboo. Now, Positive Saathi, India’s first online matrimony portal for HIV positive […]

Pune witnesses a dip in swine flu cases as winter approaches

As of Friday, November 17, only one patient from the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) limits was on ventilator support. According to the data provided by the heath department of the PMC, till date, 7, 84,873 patients have been screened for H1N1 and 23,881 patients were administered with Tamiflu

Pune witnesses a dip in swine flu cases as winter approachesWith the onset of winter, doctors in Pune say that Maharashtra will witness a healthier season this year, due to the drop in number of swine flu related cases. While the total swine flu deaths across the state in the month of October were 75, the number in November was low as six. As of […]

Pune: Doctors save pregnant lady with rare syndrome

A 22-year-old lady, who was third time pregnant, started getting seizures and lost her consciousness while she was delivering twins in Pune’s hospital. For three days, she was in comatose stage and gained her consciousness, only when the doctor treated her for a rare syndrome. According to doctors, a targeted treatment to control her Blood Pressure (BP), to improve her platelet count and to slow down the breaking down of Red Blood Cells, helped her to get back on track

Pune: Doctors save pregnant lady with rare syndromeEarlier this month, a rare case of HELLP syndrome, (H- hemolysis ( breakdown of red blood cells), EL- elevated liver enzymes (liver function), LP- low platelets counts (platelets help the blood clot) along with PRES (Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome) was diagnosed at Ruby Hall clinic. These are life threatening conditions during pregnancy, with the occurrence […]
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