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 […]

Ande Ka Funda: Sassoon Hospital observes World Egg Day

Along with proteins, eggs also contain Vitamin D, B6, B12, selenium; and minerals such as zinc, iron, and copper. It nutritional value is also high

Ande Ka Funda: Sassoon Hospital observes World Egg DayOn the occasion of World Egg Day, Sassoon General Hospital in Pune distributed 7,000 eggs on Friday. The intention behind this is to help raise awareness on the benefits of eggs and the important role it play in our diet and nutrition. This year, October 13, is being celebrated as World Egg Day to highlight […]

To safeguard medical equipment Sassoon Hospital presses for advance tech

The request for the express feeder has been made repeatedly with the MSEDCL since the past 6 years, without the express feeder medical equipments can be severely damaged, if voltage fluctuations take place

To safeguard medical equipment Sassoon Hospital presses for advance techSassoon General Hospital in Pune has demanded an express feeder from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) to avoid damage to sophisticated equipments such as ventilators and incubators, as they can get damaged due to severe fluctuations in voltage. An express feeder is a sophisticated machine, which can help safeguard machinery in the hospital, in […]

Sassoon Hospital conducts special workshop to improve doctor-patient relationship

A special workshop was organised at B J Medical College and Sassoon Hospitals, Pune on Friday to teach students communication skills on how to deal patients

Sassoon Hospital conducts special workshop to improve doctor-patient relationshipThere has been an increase in the number of incidents about doctors getting attacked by patients being reported in the country. Keeping this in mind, a unique effort has started where special lessons are devised to teach young doctors on how to communicate with patients. A special workshop was organised at Sassoon Hospital and B […]

Alzheimer’s in India under-reported, say doctors

On World Alzheimer’s Day, My Medical Mantra looks at how an important degenerative disease of the brain like Alzheimer’s still goes unreported in India. Doctors say that lack of knowledge about the disease leads to late diagnosis affecting the patients’ response to the treatment in negative way

Alzheimer’s in India under-reported, say doctorsAs we look forward to celebrate the World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21 tomorrow, we look at how many people in the country still remain unaware about the condition, leading to many cases going unreported and untreated. The disease is most common in people 60 years and older. Globally India houses the second most number of individuals […]

In a rare case, girl loses ovaries due to negligence 

Medical literature, suggest that the incidence of ovarian auto-amputation is only 0.001 per cent. Doctors informed that one ovary had already died and fallen in the uterus few months ago. The doctors removed the fallen ovary along with the other ovary that had died and which had remained suspended in the uterus

In a rare case, girl loses ovaries due to negligence Ten days ago, doctors at Sassoon hospital successfully operated her on what is known in medical terminology as ‘ovarian auto-amputation’. It has reported a rare case in which the neglect for an abdominal pain has caused a 13 year old girl to lose her ovaries. Ovarian auto-amputation is a condition which leads to twist of […]

Sassoon hospital asks dept, unit heads to meet patients’ relatives regularly

The initiative aims to create a platform to have healthy dialogue with patients and their relatives. Doctors feel that the move will help, otherwise shy relatives of the patients’ to give suggestions, appreciate doctors and to get regular diagnosis reports from the doctors

Sassoon hospital asks dept, unit heads to meet patients’ relatives regularlyIn a first, Sassoon hospital has asked all HOD’s and unit heads to arrange a meeting with patients’ relatives on weekly and monthly basis. The aim of such initiative is to create a platform to have healthy dialogue with patients and their relatives. All the HOD’s and unit heads are required to submit a monthly […]

After a year: ‘Finally, I am able to speak with my daughter, post-surgery’

Kamal Kambale was asked to undergo speech therapy. But nothing helped the nerve damage that she suffered after the operation and her voice could not improve with the speech therapy. The doctors then took the decision of operating upon her vocal cords

After a year: ‘Finally, I am able to speak with my daughter, post-surgery’Doctors at Sassoon Hospital in Pune helped a 57 year-old female clerk to get back her true original voice. A clerk at B J Medical’s Sassoon hospital had almost lost her voice after she was operated for thyroid. Doctors performed a rare surgical intervention and the woman is happy now as her original voice is […]

Sassoon Hospital introduces battery operated vehicles to shift patients

Earlier, the task of moving patients from one building to another was done by using wheelchairs or with the aid of a stretcher. It was difficult to move the patients manually

Sassoon Hospital introduces battery operated vehicles to shift patientsPatients in Sassoon Hospital will soon be taken from one ward to another or from one building to another with the help of battery operated vehicles. The Pune hospital has introduced two battery operated vehicles since August 15. These vehicles will now take patients from one ward to another. They will also be used to […]

In a first, PMC to soon inaugurate an MRI machine at Shivshankar Pote dispensary

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine (MRI), would be soon inaugurated by the Pune Municipal Corporation at Shivashankar Pote dispensary in Sahkarnagar

In a first, PMC to soon inaugurate an MRI machine at Shivshankar Pote dispensaryShivshankar Pote dispensary will be the only dispensary, to offer MRI facility to the Punekars. Currently, no other hospital or dispensary under Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is equipped with an MRI machine. Dr Sanjeev Wavare, Assistant Medical Officer of Health PMC, said, “In the next two weeks we will start the MRI facility, as PMC’s […]