Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concerns

Doctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. Hospitals across the country are taking proactive steps to prevent doctors violence. Hospitals in Pune also have come up with ideas which could work as a solution

Hospitals in Pune utilise new strategic approaches to address security concernsRecruiting more bouncers, taking video consent, forming quick response team of doctors, issuing consent forms for even an injection, screening patients before entry, appointing more number of medical counsellors are new strategies hospitals are already increasingly implementing in the wake of rising security concerns. Dr Meenakshi Deshpande, a gynaecologist from Pune, said, “These days we […]

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ security

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred the hearing on a plea seeking protection of doctors in government hospitals, saying since doctors have called off their strike in West Bengal and other states, there is no urgency to hear the matter. It has promised to keep open the ‘larger issue’ of their safety

As Kolkata doctors call off strike, SC defers hearing on doctors’ securityDoctors in West Bengal on Monday (June 17) called off the their strike soon after meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The logjam ended after seven days of agitation, which was caused after an attack on junior doctor in Kolkata’s NRS Hospital. The junior doctors, in a statement said, “After an enormous movement, the meeting and […]

Patient safety: 328 drugs banned by union health ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) has prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale or distribution for human use of 328 Fixed Dose Combinations (FDCs) with immediate effect. It has also restricted the manufacture, sale or distribution of six FDCs subject to certain conditions

Patient safety: 328 drugs banned by union health ministryEarlier, the central government had, through its notifications published on the March 10, 2016 in the Gazette of India, prohibited the manufacture for sale, sale and distribution for human use of 344 FDCs under section 26 A of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. Subsequently, the Government had prohibited five more FDCs in addition to […]

SC judgement brings back memories of Aruna Shanbaug

While medical fraternity is applauding the Supreme Court’s judgement on passive euthanasia, it is difficult not to remember Mumbai’s KEM Hospital nurse Aruna Shanbaug because of whom the euthanasia has been a widely debated term

SC judgement brings back memories of Aruna ShanbaugAruna Shanbaug was a nurse at KEM Hospital when she was sexually assaulted and strangulated. In 1973, Sohanlal Bartha Valmiki, the ward boy, had pinned her down during the act and had used a dog chain around her neck that almost strangulated her. This had caused serious damage to her brain cells and reduced her […]

Supreme Court: Medical treatment ‘too expensive,’ Govt has to ‘do something’

The top court’s remark came as it asked the Centre whether any study has been conducted on the effects of air pollution on the health of people and the amounts spent on medical treatment of such ailments

Supreme Court: Medical treatment ‘too expensive,’ Govt has to ‘do something’The Supreme Court of India has taken notice of the spiralling cost of medical treatment in India. It directed the government to ‘do something’ as the common man is unable to get the required treatment owing to the ‘huge cost’ These remarks hold major significance as they come on the lines of National Pharmaceutical Pricing […]

Mumbai: Minor girl to approach Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy

Yet again, a 13-year-old rape survivor has approached a city doctor to seeking help with termination of A 24 week’s pregnancy.  In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Mumbai: Minor girl to approach Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy“Once again helping out a 13-year-old rape survivor with 24 weeks pregnancy for termination of pregnancy,” read a Facebook post by Dr Nikhil Datar, medical director and gynaecologist at Cloudnine hospital on Thursday evening. The doctor has so far helped more than 15 women to approach the Supreme Court with a similar plea to terminate […]

Coming soon: SC to get sanitary pad vending machines

Women lawyers and litigants were often forced to suspend work and rush to a chemist or shop selling pads during uncomfortable situations. Now, this will soon see an end as Supreme Court has decided to put sanitary pad vending machines in its premises

Coming soon: SC to get sanitary pad vending machinesWith such a move from a bench of judges at Supreme court, the activists and gynecologist from the country have welcomed the initiative. Furthermore, they have demanded that such pad vending machines be set up in other public spaces as well. Also, this will soon see an end as Supreme Court has decided to put […]

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boy

 The Supreme Court had order termination of the pregnancy of the 13-year-old rape victim on Sept 06, 2017. But, as termination was possibly life threatening for the minor girl, owing to complications. The doctors at JJ hospital decided to perform a delivery via C-section

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boyMumbai’s 13 year old rape victim has delivered a baby boy, on Friday afternoon in Sir JJ group of Hospital’s. Doctors say the baby was delivered through C-section around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The doctors, who performed the surgery, informed My Medical Mantra that both the mother and the baby boy are doing fine. While speaking […]

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victim

Supreme Court (SC) of India has passed the order of abortion of a 13-year-old rape survivor. She is in the 31st week of her pregnancy. Reportedly, SC has ordered to carry out the abortion on September 8

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victimMy Medical Mantra had exclusively reported about the case after a leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 13-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. The victim then had filed a petition in SC, pleading for abortion of her foetus. Nishant Katneshwarkar, Chief Standing Council, State […]