WhatsApp: Be cautious about the organ donation messages

WhatsApp is a great tool of communication, if used wisely. With everyone around us talking about organ donation, there are huge chances of bogus promotions on the same. My Medical Mantra tries to review one such fake message doing rounds about organ donation and what is the correct to go about it

WhatsApp: Be cautious about the organ donation messagesAt least, once in our lifetime, we must have received messages like – “A donor of Kidneys is available. A person aged 27 is in his death bed. His last wish is to donate his kidneys. His blood group is: AB+ve. Mob: **********..Plz Share… Someone, somewhere, may require. Forward to as many as possible. We may save […]

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in India

As a reaction to the on-going ‘Blue whale’ saga, the government has now sent a letter seeking to remove the game from all major sites to make it inaccessible to the vulnerable and innocent minds

Killer ‘Blue Whale’ banned in IndiaThe government has finally taken a lead in the ‘Blue whale’ saga that seemed like a never-ending episode. Ever since the news of a 14-year-old committing a suicide in Mumbai has come out in the media, the country has been searching about the game and its availability, majorly to feed their curiosity. Reportedly, the boy’s […]

As a first, city doctor makes ‘tips for effective use of smartphone’ for patients and doctors

Dr Saurabh Dani comes up with a leaflet, to promote 'tips for effective use of smartphone' so that there is no confusion or miscommunication between patients and doctors. As a means to create a better patient-doctor understanding so that there is no confusion about diagnosis

As a first, city doctor makes ‘tips for effective use of smartphone’ for patients and doctorsIn a first, a city doctor has now come up with ‘tips’ to communicate in an effective and simple way using a smartphone. These days, everybody wants to use Whatsapp and this city doctor is giving us goals for effective use of Whatsapp. “Everybody uses a smartphone these days. Patients message the doctors or sometimes […]

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patient

The social media group helps Nanded resident Trupti and her husband, Priyaranjan, with treatment costs as well as accommodation in Mumbai during her chemotherapy sessions

Strangers build a family on social media to support breast cancer patientAmidst cynicism surrounding social media, here’s a story affirming the fact that if used constructively, like everything else, it has the power to change lives. When Dr Charushila Jadhav from Bhopal read a message on social media seeking help for cancer treatment of Trupti from Nanded, he decided it was time to step up. He […]

WhatsApp cannot substitute clinical examination, say doctors

Today, WhatsApp has become a daily tool for communication, the doctors, in the city, face a new kind of problem – consulting via WhatsApp. Doctors argue that the patients’ do not understand their privacy and barge in at any point of time. Doctors say that they do understand that in some cases it is difficult to reach them but it does not mean that patients should consult them on WhatsApp every time. WhatsApp communication can lead to miscommunication, inaccuracy in diagnosis

WhatsApp cannot substitute clinical examination, say doctorsGone are the days when the doctors had a specific consultation hours and differential working conditions. With WhatsApp and other apps, everyone is accessible, or so – think patients. Majority of the doctors believe this is a major hassle considering that most doctors work for about 12-14 hours a day. “I start my day at 8am in […]

This WhatsApp group ensures their members are never ‘Down’

Never Down with Down’s, which was started as a forum for communication for parents whose children have the condition, now connects 65 families

This WhatsApp group ensures their members are never ‘Down’When Neeta and Sandip (names changed) were expecting their second baby, their excitement was palpable. After their baby girl came along, they felt blessed. The young couple, however, knew something was amiss. Their joy turned into despair and enthusiasm into helplessness when they were told their baby had Down syndrome. Like Neeta and Sandeep, many […]