Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutrition

Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target will be around 400 villages in respective districts selected for the program

Maha tribal department launches program to tackle malnutritionThe State Tribal Department has initiated a unique program titled, ‘Community Action for Nutrition (CAN)’ in order to empower tribal communities to improve nutrition and strengthen awareness regarding nutrition related services. Under this initiative, seven districts from the state namely Pune, Raigad, Nashik, Thane, Palghar, Nandurbar and Gadchiroli will participate under this initiative. Their target […]

Pune: Donkey with artificial limb walks freely, horse and dog in the queue 

The team from Pune’s Sancheti Hospital hopes to perform the procedure of fitting artificial limbs on a horse and then on a dog

Pune: Donkey with artificial limb walks freely, horse and dog in the queue Last week, My Medical Mantra presented a unique story where a three-legged donkey was fitted with an artificial leg. The animal has adapted well to its new limb and an examination reveals she is not in any discomfort and is able to walk freely. Salil Jain, head of prosthetic and orthotics department of Sancheti Hospital, […]

Seven surgeries! That’s what it took for this man to regain his vision

After undergoing seven surgeries, after every recurrent loss in vision for since the past one year, he is finally is able to see with both his eyes after the final surgery was performed last month

Seven surgeries! That’s what it took for this man to regain his visionPravin Kale, who is 29 years old, works with an engineering firm in Pune. He suddenly lost vision in both the eyes in July 2016, this was the first time that this would happened to him, he approached the doctors and was operated upon in that month itself. From July 2016 until the last month, […]

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospital

According to the WHO, receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. Still there are many hospitals in India which use infant formula as human milk is not sufficiently available

Kamala Nehru Hospital starts milk bank in Pune, a first for a municipal run hospitalKamala Nehru Hospital has become the first hospital run by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) to start a human milk bank. The hospital has tied up with Sassoon General Hospital in Pune and will soon start supplying milk to newborn babies who cannot be nursed by their mothers. According to the World Health Organisation, receiving […]

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellers

Ruby Hall Clinic has become the first hospital in Pune to offer what is termed as ‘travel medicine’. Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems associated with international travel

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellersWe live in a world where globalisation has brought us closer than ever, travel therefore is an inescapable part of life. The number of people travelling to different countries have been increasing over the years and so has the spread of diseases. Globalisation facilitates the spread of disease and increases the number of travellers who […]

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among children

 Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue related cases have increased as the burden of dengue is significantly high

Pune paediatricians witness rise in dengue cases with complications among childrenIn the last three months, Pune has reported the highest number of dengue cases, related to dengue this year. Paediatricians have observed several complications in children affected with dengue. Pune has reported more than 2,000 suspected cases of dengue in the last four months. Doctors say that this year the incidence of complications in dengue […]

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!

Doctors say that some babies do secrete milk-like substance for some period after their birth and it is known as witch’s milk. As people are unaware that these lumps and babies secreting milk is normal. They instead try to burst these small lumps by squeezing them. doctors warn that squeezing them is hazardous for the baby’s health, the lump should be left as it is

Lump on your child’s breast? Don’t squeeze it!Recently, a one-month-old baby had been admitted to a hospital in Pune with an infection in his chest. The doctor’s examination revealed that some small lumps secreting milk like substance from baby’s nipple, which was squeezed manually; this was reason that the child had developed the infection. The phenomenon of a neonatal baby secreting a […]

World Spine Day: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problems

Our spines are the structure that surrounds the spinal cord, and is extremely important as the spinal cord connects to the brain and is the pathway that allows our brain to interact with the entire rest of the body i.e. all the muscles in the body, organs, and all other systems within the body, and this is the reason, why it is so important to maintain a healthy spine

World Spine Day: Sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise to blame for spinal problemsAn unhealthy spine can interfere with the entire central nervous system and can also cause a host of unwelcome health issues such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms and legs, impaired breathing and digestion and impaired control of the bowel and bladder. On the occasion of World Spine Day, doctors informed that around […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Must watch: A documentary based on ethics in medicine

The world premiere of the documentary ‘Hippocratic’ was organised in Pune, on Saturday. For the next two months, it will be screened in different cities of the world. The documentary narrates the story of an acclaimed Indian physician Dr MR Rajgopal, who made efforts to re-establish the ethics in medicine by letting palliative care spread in the country

Must watch: A documentary based on ethics in medicineWith an aim to provide people an insight in the medical field, a 88 minute  documentary named ‘Hippocratic’, highlights the story of an acclaimed Indian physician Dr MR Rajgopal, whose dream is to have pain free India. The documentary raises a pertinent question of how to bring ethical practice in modern medicine through whole person […]