Ruby Hall clinic to perform Pune’s fifth cadaver heart transplant

While Wednesday’s heart transplant was the first in house transplant in Ruby where both the donor and recipient were from Ruby Hall, Friday’s heat transplant would be fifth in the last three months

Ruby Hall clinic to perform Pune’s fifth cadaver heart transplantAfter performing a successful first in house cadaver heart transplant on Wednesday, Ruby hall in Pune will perform city’s fifth cadaver heart transplant on Friday (and its second in house heart transplant). With two heart transplants in a week, doctors are optimistic for increase in the number in vital organ transplants in the city in […]

Kamala Nehru Hospital in Pune to get its first cath lab

Kamala Nehru Hospital gets around 100 cardiac patients every day in their OPD. Similarly, there are 55 other dispensaries under PMC which offers basic cardiac treatment. All the critical cases are referred to Sassoon hospital. The doctors from Sassoon had informed about the overburdened cardiac unit at Sassoon hospital and welcomed the initiative by the local body to set up a new cath lab

Kamala Nehru Hospital in Pune to get its first cath labA catheterisation laboratory would soon be inaugurated by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) at its Kamala Nehru Hospital. While no other hospital under PMC is currently equipped with a cath lab, the Kamala Nehru Hospital will be the first such hospital to offer high end cardiac care treatments. Procedures like angiography, angioplasty, coronary stenting, closure […]

Ruby hall clinic marks 25 years in service, aims to develop ICUs in rural areas

From four-bed critical care unit to now 162-bed multi-specialty unit equipped with state-of-art technologies, Ruby hall Clinic marks a milestone with completing 25 years in service. On this occasion, the hospital has decided to start Tele Medicine facility for the ICU units in the rural hospitals. Apart from this the research centre, an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) will also be started at the clinic

Ruby hall clinic marks 25 years in service, aims to develop ICUs in rural areasThe Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which started as a four-bedded critical care unit in Pune’s Ruby Hall Clinic has marked a significant milestone by completing its 25 years. It has now grown into 162-bedded critical care multi-specialty unit equipped with state-of-art technology. While looking back on the journey, the ICU staff wondered how they performed […]

Pune gets its new epilepsy clinic, to treat economically backwards patients for free

The clinic will be run with a holistic approach towards epilepsy treatment and the hospital authorities say that no patient will go untreated just because he or she could not afford the treatment. The centre has tied up with Anganwadi workers to create awareness about epilepsy treatment in rural areas

Pune gets its new epilepsy clinic, to treat economically backwards patients for freeSahyadri hospital has launched comprehensive epilepsy clinic in Pune and the patients who cannot afford to avail of the epilepsy treatment will be treated free of cost at the clinic. The clinic will be run with a holistic approach towards epilepsy treatment and the hospital authorities say that no patient will go untreated just because […]

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngsters

The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how and when they were introduced to the topic of menstruation

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngstersLike minded group of youngsters had recently come together in Pune to speak about menstrual bleeding; a topic on which discussions are not generally carried out and speaking on about it has a social taboo attached with it. The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how […]

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco Day

A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service in government hospitals in Maharashtra; they have been roped in for the programme. They are expected to spread awareness on anti-tobacco through lectures to adolescents who are a vulnerable group when it comes to the people affected by the health hazards of tobacco consumption

‘Cancer warriors’ to battle against tobacco on No Tobacco DayThis year on the occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day’, i.e. May 31, a ‘cancer warrior’ would be meeting police personnel, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) employees and staff across the schools in Pune, to spread awareness about the ill effects of tobacco consumption. A ‘Cancer Warrior’ is private practitioners who offer free service […]

Pune NGO starts ‘Patients Voice Campaign’ survey urges people to vote for health rights

The poll comprises of three questions: Is government control necessary to curb unregulated functioning of private hospitals? Are concrete solutions required to improve the standard of government hospitals? And should Maharashtra government enact a law for protection of patients’ rights?

Pune NGO starts ‘Patients Voice Campaign’ survey urges people to vote for health rightsJan Aarogya Abhiyan, a Pune based NGO has launched a ‘patients voice campaign’. As a part of the campaign, the NGO is planning to weigh people’s perception on the need to regulate private sector, on the condition of public hospitals and need to have laws for protection of patients. The group is appealing citizens to […]

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

On the eve of World Schizophrenia Day, My Medical Mantra meets patients and medical practitioners, who reiterate the value of love in the healing process

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapistsStarting next month, Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA), Pune, will have a new office assistant, Shamali (name changed). What makes the 25-year-old special is that till recently she was undergoing treatment at SAA. “Starting June 1, SAA will be my office. All this while, I’ve been spending time at the day care centre here. I look forward […]

Mumbai witnesses a third swine flu death as Pune toll touches 54

In case of Maharashtra 1,058 swine flu cases were detected so far since January and 210 deaths. Among this 752 patients have been discharged and 96 are still under observation in hospitals. Whereas 8 patients are on ventilator and 27,754 have been vaccinated

Mumbai witnesses a third swine flu death as Pune toll touches 54A third swine flu death has been reported in the city, a 30 year old woman died due to swine flu after she succumbed to an infection. Originally from Allahabad, she was resided in Bhandup since the last month. BMC has urged people to not panic and seek medical help immediately after observing the symptoms. […]

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune wedding

Groom, wanted to set a new trend, arranges blood donation camp on the wedding day. As many as 60 attendees donate blood. Bride expects rise in number of such cases in future.

Sixty blood bottles collected at a Pune weddingHow often do we see a wedding where the groom, in wedding attire, donates blood first and then got married? It was an unusual Pune wedding scene, where both groom and the bride decided to arrange a blood donation camp on the day of their wedding where around 60 invitees and relatives who had come […]