‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’

Continuing on with our series on strong independent women, we bring to you the story of Swapna Jadhav who has been treating cancer patients since the last 40 years at Tata Memorial Hospital. Treating cancer affected patients is a challenging task. And she has wholeheartedly accepted this challenge. Swapna Jadhav’s dedication and selfless service to patients affected with cancer is worth saluting

‘Serving my patients is akin to serving God’“A nurse plays a vital role in treating a patient, from the moment that they have been diagnosed, till the time they have been treated.  A nurse has to be emotional and mentally strong while treating patients who are suffering from cancer,” says Swapna Jadhav. Swapna has been working as a nurse since the last […]

Mumbai: Deceased 66-year-old woman donates skin tissue and bones

The woman and her family have set an exemplary example by donating her tissue and bones. For Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), which houses the India’s oldest and Mumbai’s lone tissue bank, it was only the third such donation since 2016

Mumbai: Deceased 66-year-old woman donates skin tissue and bonesIn a reassuring example of organ donation, the kin of a 66-year-old woman have donated her skin and bones. They have also donated her corneas. Kalaichelvi Jawahar passed away at Apollo Hospital in Navi Mumbai on Thursday, September 20. Her husband told the doctors about her desire to donate her eyes. Soon after the family’s […]

Palliative care: Tata Memorial Hospital starts ‘New Homecare’ for last stage cancer patients

Every year, almost ten thousand patients enrol themselves for the palliative care treatment in Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). Of which, around 30% are senior citizens. TMH has started an initiative called -- Homecare, to provide medical facilities to those cancer patients, who are suffering from cancer and are in the last stage 

Palliative care: Tata Memorial Hospital starts ‘New Homecare’ for last stage cancer patientsThe concept of palliative care is still unknown to many. Owing to which, patients who are suffering from chronic illness, and are in the last stage of the disease do not visit the hospital. To spread awareness about the palliative care treatment, Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) has started an initiative called – New Homecare. […]

Maharashtra: Two doctors commit suicide in four days

On June 02, Dr Rupali, an anaesthetist from Mumbai's leading Tata Memorial Hospital committed suicide due to depression. And barely four days later, another doctor, Dr Mahesh Raut, too, committed suicide in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Two doctors commit suicide in four daysDr Mahesh Raut, an anaesthesia specialist from Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, committed suicide on Monday night. According to Ahmednagar police, Dr Raut administered two injections on himself on Monday. His body was found on Tuesday morning by the hospital staff. The police have found a note near his body. The police have started an investigation into this […]

Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelter

Good news for the patients who come from across the country and the world to take treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital. The state government is taking efforts to provide shelter. The government has proposed to construct 2 buildings of 300 flats in Govandi, Mumbai. The health department has sent this proposal to the urban development department

Cancer patients residing on footpath to get a temporary shelterThe patients seeking treatment at the Tata Memorial Hospital and their relatives sometimes have to spend nights on the roads. Owing to which, the patients can suffer from infections. So, to help the cancer patients and their families, the government has come forward. Dr Deepak Sawant, the state help minister has informed about it in […]

Woman to scale Mt. Everest to raise awareness on cancer detection

This 53-year-old entrepreneur is a perfect person to celebrate on Woman’s Day! A perfect mix of beauty, talent, elegance, acumen and success, she is all set to climb Mt. Everest for the second time, to spread the message of early breast cancer detection

Woman to scale Mt. Everest to raise awareness on cancer detectionAn ex Miss India finalist, Sangeeta Bahl has conquered great fights in all possible terms. Whether it’s about running a successful business or mountaineering, she has done it phenomenally. Her terrific attempt to summit the Mt. Everest for the first time in April-May 2017 was a grand success. Now, she is all set to climb […]

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical Journal

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) doctors get two landmark studies of cervical cancer treatment published in medical journal that completely rules out surgery in women diagnosed with locally advanced stage of cervical cancer

Cervical cancer: Tata Hospital doctors get two landmark studies published in Medical JournalThe TMH doctors said with India seeing 60 to 70% of cervical cancer patients in locally advance stage, the two studies are path breaking as it shows better cure rate when compared to the traditional cervical cancer treatment methods. The studies, which have now set up a benchmark for cervical cancer treatment in advance stages […]

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologists

At a conference held at Tata Memorial Hospital, which focused on head and neck cancer, cancer experts cametogether to launch a handbook which aims to inform and provide easy to understand guidelines for doctors practising oncology

Tata Memorial Centre launches handbook for oncologistsTata Memorial Hospital (TMH) is known across the country for all the right reasons. Adding another feather to its cap, a three day conference was organised on ‘Evidence Based Management of cancer in India.’ There were multiple world leaders who participated in the conference. At the oration ceremony of the event, a handbook was released. […]

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the country

A study recently published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology highlighted the effects of premature deaths caused due to cancer and the loss of productivity caused by it. It revealed that India ranks second among key developing countries in productivity loss, as a result of people suffering from cancer

Cancer: A growing threat to the health and economy of the countryIt is a known fact that cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, now a recently released report undertaken by the European Short Term Scientific Mission revealed that India ranks second in productivity loss due to the same. The study published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology latest edition, focused on the effect of […]

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers need

Tata Memorial Centre launched a first-of-its-kind training course – KEVAT. KEVAT candidates will be trained for patient navigation who would help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. KEVAT is a year-long certificate course in patient navigation. Any graduate of Indian nationality from any discipline can register for the programme. Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who was the chief guest for the graduation ceremony at TMH on January 22, congratulated the institute for the unique course

Tata Hospital starts a unique course catering patients and caregivers needTata Memorial Centre in Mumbai  launched a first-of-its-kind training course called KEVAT. Through KEVAT, the registered candidates will be trained for patient navigation which is a relatively a new profession. The patient navigators help cancer patients to manage their medical experience and coordinate their care. This programme has been launched by keeping the need of […]
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