Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to grow

Dr Surekha Patil is an inspiration to many. Dr Patil who hails from Pen, in Raigad district of Maharashtra, has been working for the differently-abled children since the past 14 years. She emphasises that as a society rather than showing sympathy, we should work towards making them independent

Kids with special needs don’t need sympathy from society; they need a chance to growDifferently-abled children in India, still face discrimination in most of the rural areas. A child with special needs has to face deprivation and has limited resources in their life The family and the caregivers also have to face a lot of hardships and challenges while managing the child. Lack of awareness and education in the […]

‘My task is herculean, the only way I know is to keep moving ahead’

In India, doctors are not willingly ready to work in rural areas due to poor infrastructure. The nursing staff plays a very important role in healthcare management. They are the real heroes and are the backbone of the healthcare system. With their dedication, ceaseless efforts and selfless service, they help save many lives. One such hero is Jalgaon’s Kalpana Gaikwad who has been working ceaselessly for the betterment of people in rural areas

‘My task is herculean, the only way I know is to keep moving ahead’Providing healthcare services in rural and tribal areas have always been a daunting task for the government. For the people living in the rural areas, Primary Health Centre (PHC) is the only option. As poor and needy people, find it very difficult to reach to the district hospital. Today, My Medical Mantra brings you an […]

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’

Nurses in the medical profession are as important as doctors in providing medical services to the people. Doctor and nurses work in tandem in helping and healing people. Today, My Medical Mantra offers you  peek into the life of one such nurse whose selfless service and dedication has earned her awards, but she takes them in her strides and continues to do what she does best which is nursing her patients back to good health

‘Wearing my sari, motivates me to serve my patients’When you imagine a nurse, you generally think of a person wearing a white apron or sari and having a very clean and neat appearance. It is their identity which distinguishes them from others in the medical profession. They wear it as proudly as a police man wears his badge. When somebody thinks of nursing, […]

Young doctors must first work in rural areas: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has told authorities to make it mandatory to young doctors to work in rural areas at least for two to three years before they get their first promotion

Young doctors must first work in rural areas: Vice President Venkaiah NaiduNaidu was addressing the 11th International Dental Students & 5th Dental Surgeons Conference, jointly organised by Dental Students Welfare Association and Dental Surgeons Conference. Dental students and dental surgeons from different parts of India and abroad have participated in this conference. The Vice President said that the most common oral diseases are dental cavities, periodontal […]

Absorb homeopathy doctors in govt service, demands NCP MP

 There is a shortage of doctors in the rural areas. Owing to which people living there can’t get good medical facilities. In order to address this issue, NCP MP from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dhananjay Mahadik has demanded to provide government jobs to the Homeopathy doctors who are ready to serve in rural areas

Absorb homeopathy doctors in govt service, demands NCP MPMahadik has raised this demand while taking part in the debate on Homeopathy Council issue in Lok Sabha. While speaking on this issue, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP from Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Dhananjay Mahadik said, “There are lakhs of students across the country, who are studying Homeopathy medicine. These students are ready to serve in rural […]

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areas

Organ donation is the need of the hour. One organ donor can save eight lives. In order to spread awareness of Organ donation the Zonal Transplant Coordination Committee (ZTCC), Maharashtra, has decided to train doctors from the rural areas  

Organ donation: Maharashtra ZTCC to train doctors from rural areasThe doctors will be trained on how to identify brain-dead patients. And training will be given to them about organ retrieval procedure The ZTCC has decided to part training in order to increase the organ donation awareness in the rural areas. Doctors working in the far remote and rural areas are not fully aware of […]

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?

Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar, a general physician from Mahad, Maharashtra has raised a question in a paper published in Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. Pointing a finger at the current scenario of medical facilities in rural areas, he has put forth the question whether doctors can be ethical and survive, while providing emergency medical care

Emergency care in the rural area: Can doctors be ethical and survive?Dr Himmatrao Bawaskar is a well-known name in the medical fraternity of the country. He is a renowned general physician, who has been instrumental in providing medical care to the victims of scorpion bites in the rural areas. Over the past 40 years, he has been working relentlessly for the benefit of the people living […]

Don’t have fridge? Store insulin in an earthen pot

According to the research published in Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, India has 97,700 children suffering from Type-1 diabetes mellitus. For whom, taking insulin is necessary. Insulin has to be stored in a cool place. But, many patients don’t have fridge. To help these patients, Dr Archana Sarda, diabetologist, has come out with a solution of storing insulin earthen pots

Don’t have fridge? Store insulin in an earthen potIn India, there are thousands of children and adults, who suffer from type-1 diabetes, living in rural areas. And the biggest worry they face is how to store the insulin as they don’t have fridge at their disposal. So, either they have to search for a medical shop or a suitable place where they can […]

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fuming

In order to curb the rising women and infant mortality rates in the country, the union government had launched ‘Sabala’ and ‘Amrit Aahar’ yojana. The aim of the scheme is to provide nutritious food for the expectant mother, lactating mothers, and adolescent girls. But, in order to be a beneficiary under these schemes. The government has made it compulsory to have an Aadhar card to gain access to the benefit schemes

Aadhar made mandatory for nutrition benefit scheme, leaves activists fumingHealth activists said that with the Aadhar linking mandatory, many women will not get the benefit of the government scheme. Malnutrition in the tribal and rural areas, is the biggest challenge, the government machinery facing. And to reduce the rising mother and child mortality rates is a herculean task before the state machinery. To help […]

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-old

The National Health Mission and the Epilepsy Foundation has been organising health camps since the last eight years in villages to provide medical facilities to the poor living in remote Adivasi areas . These camps have been instrumental in treating lakhs of patients. One such camp has proved to be a boon for a 19-year-old who was suffering from epilepsy since birth

A tribal health camp changes the life of this 19-year-oldSheshrao Jivtode (19), who hails from Kitadi village in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra was suffering from epileptic attacks since birth. For the past 19 years, he has been living with this horror every day. But, today, he is completely free from epilepsy. Sheshrao is currently undergoing treatment at Bombay Hospital in Mumbai. While speaking to […]
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