One day event in Pune to focus on organ donation, through short films

An exclusive event in Pune titled as ‘Rebirth’ aims to bring the issue of organ donation in the limelight. Although there is an awareness about organ donations regarding vital organs, this competition will bring other types of organ donations to the forefront

One day event in Pune to focus on organ donation, through short filmsIn order to raise awareness about organ donation, a unique approach is being used in Pune. This is an initiative by a Pune based NGO called ‘Rebirth’ which had organised a short film competition known as ‘Green Corridor’. The competition, will see participants from Kolkata, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Kashmir and Maharashtra. This competition which is […]

Pune Citizen Doctor Forum organise session to rebuild patient-doctor trust

The forum arranged an interactive session between doctors and patients in Pune with an objective to rebuild trust between doctors and patients. The session discussed a series of issues, including the need of a universal healthcare system, asymmetry of knowledge, inconvenience caused to patients and even doctors due to appointment timings not being followed and doubts regarding tests to be conducted among other issues. To help people find the right doctor, the Forum launched a search engine on their website - www.medimitra.org

Pune Citizen Doctor Forum organise session to rebuild patient-doctor trustWith an objective to rebuild trust between the doctors and patients, Poona Citizen Doctor Forum had arranged an interactive session between doctors and patients in Pune. The diminishing trust between the doctors and patients has highlighted the need to promote practicing doctors to work rationally and ethically since years. On Saturday, the forum organised a […]

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

The party workers have put forward their demands to the Municipal Commissioner of Pune and have highlighted the loop holes in the implementation program to the control infectious diseases

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseasesPune has been witnessing a rise in a number of people suffering from infectious diseases. On Thursday, August 03, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department, over their inaction to control the menace of infectious diseases in the city. This agitation was held in front of PMC’s administrative building. […]

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patients

While undergoing treatment for cancer, Ashwini used to get calls from cancer patients referred by her colleagues and friends. One day she told her oncologist, that she wanted to work for cancer patients. Her doctor welcomed the idea and that is how it all started

Meet a breast cancer survivor who strives for cancer patientsOn Tuesday, August 24, Usha Patil (name changed), a 65-year-old woman travelled from Kolhapur to Pune for lymphoedema treatment. One of the prime reasons which motivated her to make this journey was the encouragement offered to her by woman she was acquainted with. Usha, a Kolhapur resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago […]

Four more succumbed to swine flu in Pune, death toll reaches 80

Pune reported the highest number of swine flu deaths till July. And now, the death toll has gone up to 80. 3,224 patients were screened for H1N1 virus today and 111 have been administered for Tamiflu tablets. Six swab samples have been sent for testing and three have been tested positive. Early diagnosis and quick treatment is the solution, informed experts

Four more succumbed to swine flu in Pune, death toll reaches 80Four swine flu deaths were reported on Monday, by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department. With this Pune district has reported the highest number of deaths due to swine flu from January 1 to July 20 this year. And now, the death toll has gone up to 80. This month has seen the second highest […]

ZTCC Pune develops app for organ donation

The app will be made available to all the hospitals in the city that have been given permission for organ transplants and the coordinators working under ZTCC. The user would just enter the details and the appropriate donor and recipient list would be made available just by a single click

ZTCC Pune develops app for organ donationZonal Transplant Coordination Centre (ZTCC), Pune has become the first ZTCC in Maharashtra to develop a mobile app and a cloud based system for maintaining records of recipients, donors and hospitals. The app will be made available to all the hospitals in the city that have been given permission for organ transplants and the coordinators […]

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological help

Psychologists say that in the last 2-3 years, more and more companies are coming forward to engage psychologist in more organised way, especially when it comes to lay-offs. They say many types of disorders such as OCD, panic attack, low self-esteem, clinical depression and psychologists have noticed this in employees who are laid-off

Pune IT companies sensitive towards laid off employees, provide psychological helpWhile the fear psychosis of losing job is gripping the IT sector, the IT companies in Pune are becoming more and more sensitive towards facilitating psychological help for their employees. IT companies are now actively engaging with psychologists when it comes to lay-offs. Last week, Niloufer Ebrahim, a psychologist working with Jehangir hospital in Pune, […]

Pune woman suffering from hepatitis C abandoned by her in-laws

Viral hepatitis has been recognised as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country. Doctors informed that there are many misconceptions in society as they think that hepatitis C is associated with HIV. Doctors also press on the need to accept such patients with open arms

Pune woman suffering from hepatitis C abandoned by her in-lawsA 31-year-old woman is abandoned by the family as she has been suffering from Hepatitis C. The family has associated hepatitis with HIV and has abandoned the woman. Gayatri, who hails from Ahmednagar was diagnosed with hepatitis C two years ago. She has been taking treatment since last two years. Now, the virus is settled, […]

Pune reports three swine flu deaths in 24 hours

With this Pune district reports the highest number of deaths due to swine flu from January 1 to July 20 this year taking the toll up to 74. As of Monday, 13 people are still on ventilator

Pune reports three swine flu deaths in 24 hoursThree swine flu deaths were reported on Monday, by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) health department. With this Pune district has reported the highest number of deaths due to swine flu from January 1 to July 20 this year taking the toll up to 74. PMC officials informed that a 52-year-old man from Sinhgad road […]

People’s Health Forum writes to PMC seeking hospital information on its website

The letter says that disclosure of information is essential to improve the existing health care services in Pune and to gain faith of residents of Pune towards public health care services. It also mentions that putting these details is mandatory to public institutes for public disclosure under RTI Act 2005, 4 (1)

People’s Health Forum writes to PMC seeking hospital information on its websitePeople’s Health Forum (PHF), an NGO working in the field of health care in Pune, has written to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner asking him for disclosure of health system information on PMC website. The letter says that disclosure of information is essential to improve the existing health care services in Pune and to gain […]
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