Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costly

In keeping with the revision in rates from the DMER, Sassoon Hospital in Pune has updated its hospital rates for the same

Treatment in government hospitals in Maharashtra set to become costlyThe Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) has revised rates of various medical treatments at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and other public hospitals across the states. The DMER last revised these rates on December 30, 2010. Public hospitals do the most expensive tests at a minimum amount. The revisions of these rates occur after […]

Pune man who lost ability to walk due to cancer, saved by timely intervention

A rare manifestation of small cell lung cancer caused a Pune man to lose the ability to walk. A tumour which travelled from the patient’s chest to spine was the prime reason of this. The patient was given chemotherapy and a surgery was performed to remove the tumour, which hindered the man's ability to walk

Pune man who lost ability to walk due to cancer, saved by timely interventionIn a rare case, small cell lung cancer affected the spine of 43 year-old man, which took his ability to walk. The patient was bedridden for three months as the cancer had been spread to his spine. After the removal of tumour from spine, Pune doctors performed cervical spine fixation procedure, which has made the […]

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in women

Nearly two-thirds of the deaths from heart attacks in women occur among those who have no history of chest pain. A stressful and sedentary lifestyle has led to early menopause which ups the risk of heart attack. Smoking, diabetes and abnormal blood lipids also erase estrogen levels, which are women’s natural protection

Pune-ex mayor dies of heart attack, docs warn about its risks in womenPune’s ex-Mayor, Chanchala Kodre died of a heart attack on Monday. She was just 42-year-old. She was hospitalised on Sunday night when she complained of chest pain. She was elected for the first time in Pune Municipal Corporation’s 2012 elections. When she got elected for the second time, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) had given her the position of […]

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposed

Bladder exstrophy is a birth defect. It's a condition where the bladder and parts around it form outside the body. The anomaly occurs among one in one lakh children

Pune: Rare birth defects leaves baby’s bladder exposedDoctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune operated upon a nine-month-old girl with a rare birth defect. The condition caused the bladder to remain open and exposed, leading to urine being drained directly over the child’s abdomen. While the surgery for such a defect is usually done just days after birth, lack of access to health […]

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states study

The survey underlines that although an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the wife remains unaddressed. This contributes to the rise in stress levels among the women who act as primary caregivers for them

Wives of HIV positive men likely to suffer from mental illness, states studyA recent survey conducted by a Pune based NGO and ICMR, found that prevalence of Common Mental Disorders (CMD) in women whose husband are HIV positive is much more than its prevalence among the normal population. The survey underlines that when an HIV positive husband get access to regular counselling, the mental health of the […]

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festival

During the course of the film festival, thirty movies will be screened. These include 19 short films and 11 documentaries. There is no entry fee charged for the films participating in the festival, also the festival will be free and open for the public to attend on a first come first serve basis

Health awareness: Pune NGO to organise film festivalIn its bid to create awareness on health related issues P M Shah Foundation, an NGO working on the health related issues in Pune, has organised a film festival where all heath related films will be screened. The festival is planned to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of December. Thirty movies will be […]

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weak

Farmer Sunil Shinde and his family sold their four-acre plot to undergo kidney transplant six months ago. He needs a repeat transplant for not being able to afford expensive post-care

Kidney transplant or dialysis: Sad dilemma for financially weakWhen Anita Shinde sold their four-acre agricultural land for her husband’s kidney transplant, little did she know that this would come to nought. Sunil, a 41-year-old farmer from Varud village in Ahmednagar district, needs yet another kidney transplant as the previous procedure could not meet with success due to medical complications. “He was undergoing dialysis […]

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making money

A woman who was afflicted from asthma, since the past 15 years was actually suffering from a serious heart ailment. This was revealed only when she saw a local doctor after complaining about immense pain. The doctor turned out to be a Good Samaritan, as he saw to it that she was operated upon for her heart condition

Pune doc proves medical profession is not just about making moneyOf late, the doctor-patient relationship in the country has hit an all-time low. There are some cases which still inspire our hope and trust in doctors. One such case involves a young doctor, who serves in a semi-rural area near Pune, who went out of his way to treat an old woman with heart disease. […]

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterus

Doctors in Pune recently witnessed a rare case wherein a tumour was growing in the placenta of a pregnant woman. Although, it was a challenging surgery, the doctors extracted the tumour with removing uterus of the woman

Rare: Pune doc removes tumour from pregnant woman’s placenta, saves uterusSanjeevani Narote, a 19-year-old woman from Satara district of Maharashtra, came to the Sassoon Hospital with the complaints of heavy bleeding. When doctors examined her they found a tumour had developed in her placenta. Dr Pradip Sambarey, Professor and Head of Gynaecology Department in Sassoon hospital in Pune, said, “She was a patient who had […]

After Mumbai, pollution grips Pune

Air pollution has serious effects on the human health. Depending on the level of exposure and the type of pollutant inhaled, these effects can vary, ranging from and the irritation of the respiratory tract to acute conditions like asthma and chronic lung diseases. Now, Pune witnesses rise in pollution. While, the doctors suggest inhalation therapy to improve symptom control and lung function

After Mumbai, pollution grips PuneAs the level of pollution is increasing with the change in weather condition, major areas in Pune are at greater risk of causing asthma attack. According to the Air Quality Index website’s figure realised on Sunday, Bhosari and Hadapsar ranks top on the list with 223 that is Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Shivajinagar with 165 […]