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Santosh Andhale

  • National trauma conference workshop at JJ hospital which doesn't have a trauma centre

    A three-day national conference on trauma care will be held in the city next month. According to the organisers, the programme includes a day-long training workshop that would be conducted at JJ hospital. An irony of sorts, as JJ – perhaps the largest public health institution in Mumbai – doesn't...

    Wednesday, 27 August 2014 - 5:45am
  • 20 years after woman willed flat to university, it's still planning a scholarship

    Nearly two decades ago, a Dadar woman willed her house to the Mumbai university, suggesting that it use the funds generated for a scholarship. Who is this charitable woman? The woman, Saudamini Pantavaidya, lived in a 815-sq-ft flat in Dadar Parsi Colony. She passed away on April 29, 1995....

    Tuesday, 26 August 2014 - 6:55am
  • 4 Sangli doctors held for performing 107 illegal abortions

    The police have arrested four doctors from Sangli for allegedly carrying out 107 illegal abortions, in complete violation of government rules on the procedure. The four were apparently terminating pregnancies unlawfully for the past three years. The case was unearthed during a routine inspection...

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 6:18am
  • Maharashtra Health University of health Sciences asks colleges to draft report on fighting Ebola

    As health experts around the world are gearing up to deal with the threat of Ebola virus, Maharashtra Health University of health Sciences (MUHS) has asked authorities of all medical colleges to draft a report about measures required to be implemented to prevent an outbreak. The report must also...

    Thursday, 21 August 2014 - 5:50am
  • No registration for doctors sans rural service certificate

    Doctors in Maharashtra will now have to complete a rural stint, get a certificate from the directorate of medical education and research (DMER) and only then will they get a permanent registration number to practice. Since most doctors avoid going to rural areas and don't even pay the fine, the...

    Wednesday, 20 August 2014 - 5:15am
  • Dahi handi mandals will not accept cash prizes

    In a refreshing move, the association of dahi handi mandals in Mumbai has decided not to accept cash prizes for breaking of the earthen pots during Janmashtami, which will be celebrated on Monday. Bala Padelkar, president of Dahihandi Utsav Samanvay Samiti (DUSS), said on Saturday, "This year we...

    Sunday, 17 August 2014 - 7:05am
  • Study stresses on robust health care to curb hypertension

    One out of four people suffer from the disease, says medical journal

    Saturday, 16 August 2014 - 5:30am
  • Mother of boy who fractured foot in pyramid fall last year relives fears

    Sakhi Khamkar isn't happy about the Supreme Court suspending a Bombay High Court order restricting the height of human pyramids to 20 feet and banning persons below 18 from participating in these pyramids. Her 11-year-old son slipped and fell while going up a seven-tier pyramid on Janmashtami last...

    Friday, 15 August 2014 - 7:20am
  • Mumbai without a heart: How Mumbai killed Saroj Gupta

    After having waited, unsuccessfully, for more than two years, Saroj Gupta, 42, mother of four, died of a heart ailment recently. Two year ago, Saroj was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy — a rare condition in which the heart becomes so weak and enlarged that it is unable to pump blood...

    Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 6:00am
  • Say no to a fatal sport? 14-year-old boy dies in Dahi Handi practice

    Every year, on Dahi Handi day, it is a common sight to see people watching govindas forming human pyramids to break sky-high handis. The nerve-wracking moment comes when the tiniest and smallest govinda is seen climbing from one shoulder to another to reach the top of the human pyramid and with his...

    Sunday, 10 August 2014 - 6:00am