Nurse assaulted in Kerala, 400 doctors and their staffs go on strike

Assaulting medical practitioners by the common man is an ugly leitmotif in India these days. In a fresh case, a nurse in Kerala was assaulted on Thursday, while she was to vaccinate children from the GLP School in Edavur under the government scheme

Nurse assaulted in Kerala, 400 doctors and their staffs go on strikeAround 11 am on Thursday morning, as Shyamala Bhai, a nurse entered the GLP School in Mallapuram district in Edavur, Kerala; she noticed the usual hue and cry from people outside. It didn’t seem like a very surprising sight at first because that was always the case with vaccination programmes in the state. Vaccination programmes […]

32 diseases for which vaccines are urgently needed, but none exist

The new index is produced by the Dutch foundation that issues the biennial Access to Medicines Index, which ranks drug manufacturers according to how easy it is for people in poor countries to get the companies’ lifesaving medications

32 diseases for which vaccines are urgently needed, but none existThe pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi sell many doses of vaccines at high prices and do a lot of research with the profits, while the Serum Institute of India makes more doses than any other manufacturer and sells them at low prices, according to the first Access to Vaccines Index, which was released last week. […]

Flu vaccine without a needle prick may soon be a reality

The patch contains the same type of vaccine that would be found in a traditional needle and syringe, but it is placed within tiny needles in the patch instead of being placed in only one large one for a flu shot

Flu vaccine without a needle prick may soon be a realityThe future of flu vaccines just might come in a tiny, prickly patch. A phase 1 clinical trial, the results of which were published in the medical journal Lancet on Tuesday, has deemed the dissolvable microneedle flu patch to be “well tolerated” and safe for possible use. Instead of receiving a flu vaccine with the […]

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration service

Around 150 people approach Sassoon Hospital every week for yellow fever vaccination. On the day of vaccination, there is always a huge crowd gathered in the hospital> they need to stand in a long queue to get vaccinated. Also, many people had to be turned back without prior appointment system asking them to come back again the following week for vaccination

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration serviceSassoon Hospital in Pune will become the first hospital in Maharashtra to start online registration for yellow fever vaccine in Maharashtra. Yellow fever vaccine is given as a  prophylaxis to a person traveling to yellow fever endemic areas like Brazil, Uganda, Argentina, Ethiopia, Nigeria etc. This vaccine is given as a single shot which provides immunity […]

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, experts

Gastroenteritis (gastro) is the most common digestive disorder amongst children. Severe gastroenteritis causes dehydration and an imbalance of blood chemicals (electrolytes) because of a loss of body fluids in the vomit and stool. But surprisingly, it has come down. According to Pune paediatricians, in this year, the incidents of children with gastro related illnesses have reduced. While, the percentage of viral flu has increased at an alarming rate

The number of gastro cases have decreased in Pune, expertsChildren usually contract viral gastroenteritis from other children who have had it or who have been exposed to it, such as those kids in child care centres, schools, and other crowded settings. Viral gastroenteritis is very contagious and spreads easily from child to child. On the other hand, your child is sent home from school […]

This winter, keep influenza at bay

Influenza cases peak in winter and just after the monsoon. At times, the flu can be deadly. Experts advise quick medical attention to prevent it

This winter, keep influenza at baySeasonal influenza is characterised by a sudden onset of high fever, cough), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and runny nose. Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said, “It is a very common communicable disease which affects young, elderly, diabetics, those who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung […]

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellers

Ruby Hall Clinic has become the first hospital in Pune to offer what is termed as ‘travel medicine’. Travel medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and management of health problems associated with international travel

Ruby Hall Clinic starts exclusive ‘travel medicine’ centre for travellersWe live in a world where globalisation has brought us closer than ever, travel therefore is an inescapable part of life. The number of people travelling to different countries have been increasing over the years and so has the spread of diseases. Globalisation facilitates the spread of disease and increases the number of travellers who […]

Viral infection keeps Mumbai on its toes

Viral fever cases are on rise in Mumbai. Majority of the people are admitted due to viral fever. From 1st to 15th August, 4339 patients suffering from viral fever were admitted in various MCGM Hospitals. Fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, hoarseness, and muscle aches are some common symptoms of viral infection. Many people are visiting doctors with these symptoms but on the backdrop of the swine flu outbreak, doctors are not taking any chances

Viral infection keeps Mumbai on its toesViral fever cases are on rise in Mumbai. Majority of the people are admitted due to viral fever. From 1st to 15th August, 4339 patients suffering from viral fever were admitted in various MCGM Hospitals. If you take a closer look, you will notice several people who have fever, body aches, and runny noses. Doctors are […]

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseases

The party workers have put forward their demands to the Municipal Commissioner of Pune and have highlighted the loop holes in the implementation program to the control infectious diseases

Pune NCP workers protest against PMC, owing to the rise in infectious diseasesPune has been witnessing a rise in a number of people suffering from infectious diseases. On Thursday, August 03, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) protested against the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) health department, over their inaction to control the menace of infectious diseases in the city. This agitation was held in front of PMC’s administrative building. […]

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programme

After a whole family form Satara was diagnosed with hepatitis, the doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital has initiated the hepatitis awareness programme. The hospital has organized different events on world hepatitis day on July 28. Viral hepatitis has been recognized as a serious public health problem in India by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with over 50 million people infected with chronic hepatitis in the country

Pune hospital initiates hepatitis awareness programmeA case of 20-year-old, who developed an end-stage liver cancer, has triggered doctors from Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital to create awareness on hepatitis among the people. Last week, Mangesh (name changed) came to the city hospital with complaint of swelling of legs, jaundice and swelling of belly. After undergoing some tests, he was diagnosed with hepatitis […]