Dr Ganesh Rakh: An ‘UMEED’ for the girl child

In 2012, Dr Ganesh Rakh made a decision, to not charge money from the patient if a girl child was born. An incident in his life inspired him to go ahead with this idea. Also, even before this incident, he noticed that the birth of a girl child and boy child was treated very differently

Dr Ganesh Rakh: An ‘UMEED’ for the girl childAs you walk into Dr Ganesh Rakh’s Medicare Hospital Foundation in Hadapsar, Pune you are sure to hear sounds of laughter and joy at the hospital. This hospital distributes sweets and cuts cakes if a female child is born. Dr Rakh is a man with a huge heart and larger aspirations. Coming from a very […]

For this 46-year-old, bald is beautiful!

Ketaki Jani was just 40-years-old when she suddenly started losing her hair in patches. She slipped into depression, when no treatments helped her. She eventually accepted the fact that she is bald and later on overcame depression and participated in several beauty contests. She also won awards in them

For this 46-year-old, bald is beautiful!Meet Ketaki Jani, a 46-year-old woman who has battled universal alopecia, a medical condition in which hair falls out in round patches. She was just 40 when she suddenly started losing her hair in patches and in the next six months, she lost all hair on her body. “I started taking treatment and started consuming […]

Sassoon Hospital conducts special workshop to improve doctor-patient relationship

A special workshop was organised at B J Medical College and Sassoon Hospitals, Pune on Friday to teach students communication skills on how to deal patients

Sassoon Hospital conducts special workshop to improve doctor-patient relationshipThere has been an increase in the number of incidents about doctors getting attacked by patients being reported in the country. Keeping this in mind, a unique effort has started where special lessons are devised to teach young doctors on how to communicate with patients. A special workshop was organised at Sassoon Hospital and B […]

An engineer from Navi Mumbai gives new life to four

The deceased had met with a bike accident on September 21 and was declared brain-dead on September 23. This is Mumbai's 41st cadaver organ donation, this year

An engineer from Navi Mumbai gives new life to fourA Navi Mumbai engineer gave new lease of life to four people waiting for donor organs for transplant after he was declared brain-dead at Apollo Hospital, Navi Mumbai on September 23. Lokesh Gholap was on his way to the office on his bike when he met with accident on September 21 on the Thane-Belapur road. […]

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patients

The support group will undertake activities for continuous rehabilitation. Lectures on how to swallow food and how to speak would be arranged for the survivors. Also, special attention would be given to keep a check that patient does not go back to consuming tobacco and other tobacco related products

Pune oncologists start support group for head and neck cancer patientsA group of oncologists along with Nag Foundation have taken an initiative to start a one-of-its-kind support group for head and neck cancer survivors in Pune. At a time when there is much work being done to form support groups for breast cancer, head and neck cancer remains to be a neglected area. The real […]

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfully

Doctors at Ruby Hall clinic, Wanowrie, Dr Shilpa Kulkarni said that she was in critical condition when brought to hospital. In such cases, managing the patient’s nutrition and blood pressure requirement is a challenging task

Against all odds: Pune woman combats swine flu and delivers child successfullyA pregnant woman from Pune put up a brave fight against swine flu and beat all odds to give birth to a baby girl at Ruby Hall clinic in Wanowrie. Shilpa Nimbalkar, a 23-year-old lady, was eight months pregnant when she came in with the complaints of fever and itching in her throat, to Ruby […]

‘Seeing patients rebuild their life post-op, is a true sense of fulfilment’

Dr Vrishali Patil has headed a team of doctors which successfully carried out Maharashtra’s first combined pancreas-kidney transplant in Pune in November last year. Apart from working in Pune she has also practiced in the United Kingdom and the United States of America (USA) for a few years before coming back to India

‘Seeing patients rebuild their life post-op, is a true sense of fulfilment’Dr Vrishali Patil is a lady doctor who one will always see dressed up in a blazer, and speaking softly with patients at Deenanath hospital in Pune. She is a multi-organ transplant surgeon. She headed a team of doctors which successfully carried out Maharashtra’s first combined pancreas-kidney transplant in Pune in November last year Given […]

Son motivates his 94-year-old mother to undergo hip replacement surgery

Considering her advanced age the doctor treating the elderly patient suggested a hip replacement for her fractured hip by using the technique of non-cemented implant. The surgery was successfully performed two weeks ago and the 94 year-old woman is able to walk with a walker

Son motivates his 94-year-old mother to undergo hip replacement surgeryWhen Kamal Deore, a 94-year-old Pune resident fell at her home few days ago and fractured her hip, her son Dileep wondered if his mother would ever walk again. The accident had left 94-year-old patient bedridden and in excruciating pain. In spite of her advanced age, the son wanted to see his mother get back […]

Alzheimer’s in India under-reported, say doctors

On World Alzheimer’s Day, My Medical Mantra looks at how an important degenerative disease of the brain like Alzheimer’s still goes unreported in India. Doctors say that lack of knowledge about the disease leads to late diagnosis affecting the patients’ response to the treatment in negative way

Alzheimer’s in India under-reported, say doctorsAs we look forward to celebrate the World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21 tomorrow, we look at how many people in the country still remain unaware about the condition, leading to many cases going unreported and untreated. The disease is most common in people 60 years and older. Globally India houses the second most number of individuals […]

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 […]
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