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Santosh Andhale

  • Checking foetus anomalies through blood test to be brought under PCPNDT Act

    Gynaecologists in the state, who draw blood from pregnant women to check anomalies in foetus, will from now on be required to follow the rules and regulations under the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. This because, the state health department believes through these...

    Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 7:30am
  • Patients left in the lurch due to dysfunctional dialysis machines

    The artificial kidney dialysis (AKD) department in one of the city's major civic-run hospital—Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (or Sion hospital as it's popularly known)—presents a pathetic sight. Of the five kidney dialysis machines here, four haven't been working since the past six...

    Thursday, 17 April 2014 - 7:25am
  • Two per cent of blood collected in Maharashtra discarded

    A part of the total number of blood bags collected in the state goes waste as the blood is infested with communicable diseases. Figures on blood units for the last three released by State Blood Transfusion Council show that blood banks have had to discard 2% of its collection because of this. Last...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 9:25am
  • Doctors selected to work in rural sector can now choose their area of posting

    The health department is now giving doctors selected through the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) the luxury of choosing their area of service in rural areas. This, the department believes, will solve the problem of doctors not taking up assignment in these areas. There are a large...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 8:05am
  • Mumbai to get its first birth defect management clinic

    Prevention is better than cure and preventing something right at the onset is even better. This is what the civic body seems to have decided to follow. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to start a Birth Defect Management Clinic at KEM Hospital to rectify anomalies in children...

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 6:14am
  • Is your bird male or female? Run DNA test to know

    Bird lovers are going for DNA tests to determine the sex of their birds. Pierre D’Souza wanted to know the sex of his bird, a Macaw. The 49-year-old Dadar resident has two Macaws and an African Grey Parrot at his home for the past several years. Vets say at least two to three bird lovers aproach...

    Thursday, 3 April 2014 - 6:15am
  • India creates own drug to treat gangrene, to be available in a year

    Six years of path-breaking medical research has borne fruit. India will soon have its own drug to treat bacterial infection or gangrene in deeper wounds. So far, the drugs had to be imported from overseas at exorbitant prices.

    Sunday, 30 March 2014 - 6:05am
  • Medicos to be taught communication skills

    The most difficult job for a doctor, perhaps, is the task of communicating properly with a patient. If s/he doesn't succeed in this, it could even lead to clashes with the patient's relatives over care given to the patient. Taking cognisance of this factor, the Association of Medical Consultant (...

    Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 7:08am
  • Pathologist body launches campaign against rogue labs

    The recent dna exposé on unscrupulous diagnostic labs across the state using technicians to sign test reports has spurred the Maharashtra Association of Practising Pathologists and Microbiologists (MAPPM) to launch a massive sensitisation campaign. Worried at the way a lot of the labs were misusing...

    Friday, 28 March 2014 - 7:30am
  • Kidney patients spared dialysis thanks to pre-emptive transplant

    Pre-emptive kidney transplant spares patients of painful dialysis

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 - 8:20am

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