Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversary

A year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To mark this event, Ruby Hall Clinic organised a program to commemorate its first anniversary. Till date, Pune has witnessed 13 heart transplants in the year. All the transplants were carried out at this hospital

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversaryFor the heart transplant team at Ruby Hall Clinic, it’s not just about performing a surgery, but it is a mission to keep the heart of a brain-dead patient alive, in order to give a new lease of life to the recipient. Exactly one year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To celebrate […]

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s Day

As the incidence of cancer is rising in the country, so is the cancer related death toll. Statistics suggest that one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India and for every two women diagnosed with breast cancer in the world, one woman dies of it in India

Sassoon Hospital to host cancer screening camp on Women’s DayOn the occasion of International Women’s Day, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune, has taken up the fight against cancer. A special awareness program and cancer screening will be held on Thursday, March 08 from 9 am to 1 pm at the SGH campus. At this camp, women will be screened for breast cancer, cervical […]

‘People with physical pain must be cautious while choosing a spa treatment’

The modern wellness industry no longer allows chest thumping on Ayurveda. Thai massages, Aromatherapy, Mexican massages, Hawaiian massages are equally becoming popular and thus competitive to assert their ‘wellness’ claims. As per Cochrane Library, that there is still not much research done to prove the high claims of different touch therapies

‘People with physical pain must be cautious while choosing a spa treatment’Therapeutic massages and spas claim to relieve stress, reduce pain, boost mood and promote relaxation. But all these claims are yet to be proved beyond doubt to be true. The Cochrane Library, which gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help in making informed choices about treatment, says that there is still not […]

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds study

A recent study conducted at the Chellaram Institute of Diabetes, Pune, has found that type 2 diabetes, which affects almost 70 million people in India; can be reverse in its initial stages with a low calorie diet

Low calorie diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes, finds studyDoctors from the institute shared that such studies are also conducted globally with similar results. Dr Unnikrishnan AG, Chief Endrocrinologist and CEO at Chellaram Diabetes Institute said that selective patients who are younger  and have had diabetes for a shorter duration and who are slightly obese can reverse their diabetes by making proper lifestyle changes. […]

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new life to six patients in Pune

An organ donation performed at Sassoon Hospital on Tuesday. The family of brain-dead patient consented to donated two corneas, two kidneys, a liver and a heart which helped save six lives. The patient was brought to the hospital after he met with an accident and was declared brain-dead later. According to the hospital authority, this is Sassoon Hospital's seventh cadaver donation

Organ donation: Brain-dead man gives new life to six patients in PuneOn being asked about this organ donation,  the dean of Sassoon Hospital, Dr Ajay Chandanwale said, “The family members of the deceased made a very brave decision by donating the organs and saving so many lives. The heart was donated to Ruby Hall Clinic, and the liver was sent to Sahyadri Hospital. The corneas gave […]

Pune: Girls studying in PMC schools to get free sanitary napkins

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in its standing committee meeting today, passed a budget of Rs 1 crore for the distribution of free sanitary napkins to girls studying in municipal schools. The sanitary pads will be made available to them when they begin the new academic year

Pune: Girls studying in PMC schools to get free sanitary napkinsSpeaking about this initiative, Mukta Tilak, the mayor of Pune, said, “We have put sanitary napkin disposal machines in all schools. We have also established sanitary napkin vending machines. But this year, we thought of providing free sanitary pads to girls studying in PMC schools.” He added, “With this initiative hygiene will be maintained. Several […]

Pune: Patient’s rights groups protest against new fee hike

Since the last two days, several social groups have been protesting against the recent fee hike at Sassoon Hospital. The fee hike makes it difficult for poor patients to access treatment and get diagnostic services

Pune: Patient’s rights groups protest against new fee hikeVarious social groups in Pune have come together to protest against the recent fee hike at Sassoon General Hospital. They protested in front of the hospitals on Monday and Tuesday and also helped register the complaints of the patients with the authorities. Dr Lata Shep from People’s Health Forum said, “The patients visiting the hospital […]

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in calls

An NGO in Pune has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of calls being received by it. With the focus on preventing suicide, psychiatrists have said that family members and friends need to reach out to people who are feeling suicidal or are going through a rough period emotionally. A nurturing and caring family is important to prevent suicide cases

Pune: Suicide prevention helpline reports rise in callsWhile the rate of suicide is rising in India, a helpline for suicide prevention in Pune has seen steep rise in calls its helpline number. The largest numbers of calls are from people who belong to the age group of 15 to 25. ‘Connecting NGO’ has been running a helpline for suicide prevention since the […]

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrest

The prime reason behind this campaign is to raise awareness on the issue of cardiac arrest and the importance of knowing how to administer CPR during the time of emergency

Pune doc starts social media campaign on cardiac arrestA doctor from Pune has started a campaign on cardiac arrest on social media. The doctor through WhatsApp messages, tweets and Facebook posts has appealed to people that they should learn to identify cardiac arrest and should learn to impart cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr Suhas Hardas, a cardiologist from Pune, through his trust named ‘Hardas […]

Pune: Doctors warn about self-medicating on multivitamins

Doctors in Pune have warned people in regards with using multivitamins without consultation, as it  can have a negative effect on health. Doctors stressed that knowing the dosage is important. One should not consume them if one does not have any health issues as excess consumption can have side effects. As the body cannot cope with increased amounts of vitamin and mineral supplements

Pune: Doctors warn about self-medicating on multivitaminsDoctors in Pune have noticed that many people are taking multivitamin tablets doctor’s prescription. Unmonitored intake of such tablets can be harmful to health Dr Ramesh Bhosale, Gynaecologist from Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) said, “Excess intake of these tablets is not good for health and people these days have been found to take it without […]