Maha: Govt imposes MESMA act on nurses, technicians strike at Sassoon Hospital 

The Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) which prohibits doctors from going on strike, will now be extended to other supporting staff of the hospital

Maha: Govt imposes MESMA act on nurses, technicians strike at Sassoon Hospital Minister of state for Medical Education Ravindra Chavan, said that Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) is made applicable to B J Medical College’s Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) from July 07. He informed about this on Monday in the State Legislative Assembly. The Bombay High Court, last week, had directed the state government to take […]

Pune: Sassoon biochemistry lab goes beyond traditional tests 

Treatment for infertility, diagnostics for vitamin B 12 and D deficiencies, and checking for hormonal imbalances in your body are generally specialised facilities provided by private hospitals and diagnostic centres. But, now Sassoon Hospitals in Pune have been made these services available for its patients

Pune: Sassoon biochemistry lab goes beyond traditional tests As medical science is progressing, even government medical colleges do not want to lag behind when it comes to offering treatment for infertility or repairing Vitamin B 12 and D deficiency or hormonal imbalance in patients. While government hospitals are targeted to offer treatment to more chronic and primary illnesses, the state-run Sassoon Hospital is […]

Pune: Intern doctors arrange blood donation camp to lodge protest

Around 2,300 intern doctors across the 18 medical colleges in Maharashtra have called for an indefinite strike, but BJ Medical College’s students have decided to take a different route to observe their strike. They decided to arranged a blood donation, this shows that even though they are on strike they have not forgotten about the patients they serve

Pune: Intern doctors arrange blood donation camp to lodge protestDr Ketan Deshmukh, one of the interns at BJ Medical College and Joint Secretary with the Association of Medical State Interns, said, “ We wanted to do something innovative. We did not arrange a protest march but decided to do something better this time. A protest rally does not help us much. So we decided […]

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 […]
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