Pune: 16-year-old brain-dead student gives new lease of life to four

A cadaver donation was witnessed at Pune’s Sassoon Hospital today. A 16-year-old student met with a road accident and was declared brain-dead during his treatment in the hospital.

Pune: 16-year-old brain-dead student gives new lease of life to fourThe parents gave their approval for donating his organs after they were counselled by doctors the hospital. A green corridor was created by the Pune Traffic Police with help of Sassoon hospital administration. At 3 pm, the donor heart left from Sassoon Hospital and reached Pune airport within 10 minutes. The flight took off at […]

Pune: Sassoon Hospital witnesses 2nd live donor kidney transplant

Doctors at the government-run Sassoon General Hospital successfully transplanted the kidney of a 40-year-old woman into her college-going son on Thursday, making it the hospital’s second living donor kidney transplant. It is also the fifth kidney transplant in the last eight months

Pune: Sassoon Hospital witnesses 2nd live donor kidney transplantThe family hails from Malborgaon village in Kinvat taluka of Nanded district. The recipient (22) had been suffering from renal failure for the last seven years. “He was diagnosed with kidney failure in a mega health check-up camp held in Kinvat. He was advised kidney transplant. However, the surgery was unaffordable to him at private […]

Pune: B J Medical College hosts seminar on generic drugs

Under the directives of Government of India, Department of Pharmaceuticals, B J Medical College organised a one day seminar on promotion of generic drugs at the MG Auditorium on March 19. More than 300 doctors including interns, faculty of all medical colleges in and around Pune attended the seminar

Pune: B J Medical College hosts seminar on generic drugsThe goal for achieving health for all is a massive responsibility for the Ministry of Health.  Its further challenging to achieve this target in the face of rising costs of drugs, consumables and medical procedures.  One of the initiatives by the Government in order to achieve this goal is introduction of the policy for prescribing […]

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 […]

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: 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: Sassoon Hospital gets liver transplant licence

Sassoon Hospital in Pune receives permission to perform liver transplants. With this it will be the government run hospital in the city to perform liver transplants. A team of eight doctors will perform the procedure from live and cadaver donors

Pune: Sassoon Hospital gets liver transplant licenceThe hospital administration had written to the state and central government seeking permission to perform heart and liver transplants. While hospital is already carrying out cadaver retrieval of organs, it hopes to boost the cause of organ donation, once it is able to perform these procedures. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon Hospital’s BJ Medical […]

Pune: Doctors create cervix for 17-year-old girl to help her menstruate

Doctors in Pune have helped a girl start menstruating for the first time by creating a cervix using laparoscopy. The patient suffered from a unique condition, wherein she was born without a cervix

Pune: Doctors create cervix for 17-year-old girl to help her menstruateIn a rare case, a 17-year-old girl from Pune has experienced her menstrual cycle for the first time in her life, with the help of surgery A 17-year-old Pooja Shinde (name changed) was suffering from severe abdominal pain since last three years. A detailed examination done at Sassoon Hospital revealed that Shinde suffered from an […]

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infants

Donor milk is a valuable resource for premature infants whose mothers are unable to provide an adequate supply of milk. Receiving milk from a human milk bank should be the first alternative for a baby whose mother is unable to breastfeed. The use of breast milk helps cut down the risk of developing severe infections

Pune: Milk bank at Sassoon Hospital a boon for infantsIn the last four years since its inception, the milk bank at Sassoon General Hospital in Pune has benefited 10,000 infants and around 17,000 mothers have donated their milk here. The four years of functioning of this milk bank has been a boon to these 10,000 infants whose mothers did not have milk and who […]

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon Hospital

The hospital administration has written to the state and central government seeking permission to perform heart and liver transplants. It expects to receive permission in the next week. While hospital is already carrying out cadaver retrieval of organs, it hopes to boost the movement of organ donation once it is able to perform these procedures

Heart and liver transplant will soon be performed at Sassoon HospitalThe Sassoon General Hospital, Pune has applied to carry out liver and heart transplant procedures at the hospital recently. While these procedures are not done in this government hospital, the hospital administration has asked for the permission from the state and union government to carry out these procedures. Dr Ajay Chandanwale, Dean of Sassoon Hospital’s […]
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