Horse racing begins in Pune, medical services offered to injured jockeys

Horse racing in India is over 200 years old and is a well-established and a breeding industry. This year’s racing season has begun in Pune; doctors say that the casualties that the jockeys suffer are unusual as they are exposed to serious injuries of brain, spinal cord, lung, abdomen and thoracic region during racing. To tackle this, an ambulance service which is managed by doctors at Jehangir hospital in Pune, is offering emergency medical services to the injured jockeys

Horse racing begins in Pune, medical services offered to injured jockeysRaghav (name changed), last week, suffered two major fractures along with head injury, while he was riding his horse during the race at Royal Western Indian Turf Club (RWITC’s) race course in Pune. He was offered an emergency medical service on the race course and was saved during the crucial ‘golden hour’ period after an […]

Help us save our son, father appeals to netizens

Naiteek’s condition has become so critical that he is not able to attend school. His father is a worker in a small scale industry in Pune, while his mother is a homemaker. As his parents are not able to fund the surgery on their own, they have resorted to crowdfunding as an attempt to help gather funds required for their son’s surgery

Help us save our son, father appeals to netizensThe parents of an eight-year-old from Pune have started a crowdfunding campaign for their son who is suffering from liver failure and needs to undergo a liver transplant immediately. Naiteek is suffering from a congenital disease named Wilson’s disease and this disease has led to his liver failure in this case. The doctors have advised […]

ReBirth foundation hosts event to promote organ donation

On the eve of organ donation day yesterday, the ReBirth foundation in Pune hosted an event to spread awareness about organ donation. The foundation was started by Rajesh Shetty in January 2015. The idea of the foundation was to help people with queries of organ donation, a lesser known concept at the time

ReBirth foundation hosts event to promote organ donationOrgan donation is a very important topic of discussion, right now. August 29th has been declared as Organ Donation Day by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. On the eve of Organ Donation Day yesterday, the ReBirth foundation in Pune hosted an event to spread awareness about organ donation. The foundation was started by […]

Skipping breakfast? Beware!

The practice of skipping breakfast is pretty common, and this is particularly true for adolescent girls. A cross sectional study done in urban slums of Pune highlighted how adolescent girls are found to be skipping the breakfast in order to cut those extra kilos. Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only amongst the adolescent girls but a across the strata of society like working and older adults

Skipping breakfast? Beware!Breakfast is quite literally the meal meant to “break the fast” from all the hours you spend sleeping, and skipping it is known to cause a slew of bad chain reactions throughout the body.  Even doctors say that skipping breakfast is not limited to urban slums but a dangerous phenomenon which is prevalent, not only  amongst the adolescent girls […]

Pune reports highest swine flu death toll in the state

Around 14.26 lakh patients in Maharashtra are already screened, out of which 4,428 patients were diagnosed positive for swine flu. The state has reported 461 deaths so far, this year

Pune reports highest swine flu death toll in the stateThe total swine flu positive cases reported so far this year in Pune have reached 501. Also, more than 13,000 people who were suspected to have contracted swine flu have been given Tamiflu from January 1 to August 26 in the city. The Pune district has reported the highest number of death toll due to […]

Jehangir Breast Care Centre 4th cancer centre in India to be awarded Breast Centers Network membership

It is the fourth breast care centre in India to get this membership. The membership would allow the Jehangir Breast Care Center to access journals, training and also access to cases/studies conducted by other breast care units across the world

Jehangir Breast Care Centre 4th cancer centre in India to be awarded Breast Centers Network membershipThe Jehangir Breast Care Centre in Pune has been granted an affiliate membership to the Breast Centers Network by the European School of Oncology. It is the 4th breast care centre in India to Jehangir Breast Care Centre in Pune this membership (the other three are Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, Tata Medical Centre in […]

Pune doctors to provide medical service on Ganesh Visarjan

Belbag Chowk, Alka Chowk, SP College Chowk, Appa Balwant Chowk, Swargate Chowk, Abhinav Chowk are the major points in the city where temporary clinics set-up to cater to medical emergencies during the procession. Two moving ambulances are also kept ready on this day

Pune doctors to provide medical service on Ganesh VisarjanIt will be ten years now, since around 150 doctors from Pune would be providing free medical service on the day of Ganesh Visarjan (immersion). Doctors from different private hospitals in Pune have come forward on a voluntary basis to offer this service during the last day of the Ganesh festival. Belbag Chowk, Alka Chowk, […]

A donation in time, saves seven

A 48-year-old man saved seven lives on Thursday by donating his organs. The man was brought from Gondia for treatment of bleeding in the brain. The man saved seven lives in all

A donation in time, saves sevenA 48-year-old man saved seven lives on Thursday. The man was brought from Gondia for treatment of bleeding in the brain, was admitted in Neuron Hospital at Dhantoli in Nagpur on August 22. The patient’s condition was critical and was declared brain dead on the 23rd August. The doctors and other non-medico staff from Nagpur took all the […]

Pune doctors go an extra mile to create awareness on organ donation in the rural areas

With an aim create awareness regarding organ donation, doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital in Pune, are conducting sessions, on organ donation in rural and semi urban parts of Maharashtra. The team of six doctors from the hospital are pursuing the mission of creating awareness on organ donation on voluntary basis and plan to cover as many districts in the state as possible in future

Pune doctors go an extra mile to create awareness on organ donation in the rural areasThere are millions of people in this country who need an organ for survival. If they get an organ, they can get a new life. Each year, hundreds of people die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is a shortage of organs, and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of […]

Hearing-impaired doctor to work for deaf kids

Retirement for Dr N G Kulkarni will soon be more than just spending time with family, taking afternoon siestas and joining laughter clubs. Dr A M Wachasunder, an ENT specialist in Pune has offered him a chance to provide some voluntary service at Swaranad – a pre-primary school for hearing-impaired children

Hearing-impaired doctor to work for deaf kidsA 65-year-old hearing-impaired doctor in Pune, wants to offer a voluntary service by becoming a teacher of those mothers whose children are hearing-impaired. Dr N G Kulkarni comes for a regular check-up to Dr A M Wachasunder, an ENT specialist in Pune. Wachasunder went beyond a formal doctor patient relationship as he wanted to keep […]
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