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  • Indian Medical Association to educate doctors on judicious use of antibiotics

    The Indian Medical Association (IMA), the umbrella body of allopathy doctors, is starting a campaign on judicious use of antibiotics. Through this it aims to educate doctors, as it has been found that many doctors don't prescribe antibiotics rationally, leading to people developing resistance to...

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014 - 7:35am
  • Take strong stand against tobacco: Doctor tells Narendra Modi

    A surgeon from Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital has written to Narendra Modi stating that while he connected to paanwallas having proposed his name, he fell short of taking a stronger stand on tobacco sold by the same people.

    Monday, 21 April 2014 - 2:27am
  • Mumbai hospitals lagging far behind in liver transplant race

    It is the country's financial capital and also a medical tourism centre, but low liver transplants in the city has always been a cause for concern. Private hospitals, such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) and Fortis hospital, had to bring on board liver experts from outside the city to...

    Saturday, 19 April 2014 - 7:40am
  • The pathetic state of three premier health set-ups in Mumbai

    Delays in making already-inaugurated civic hospitals in the western suburbs fully functional are holding up health-care facilities for up to 15 lakh people. While no stone was left unturned in cutting the red ribbons at Jogeshwari’s trauma care, Cooper and Kandivli Shatabdi hospitals, those needing...

    Friday, 18 April 2014 - 9:25am
  • Death in birth: Maternal mortality in Mumbai shoots up

    The number of maternal deaths in Mumbai has seen a steady increase in the past few years, indicating the lack of adequate medical facilities for a vast section of the population in various parts of the city. According to the family welfare department of the BMC, maternal deaths (death of mother at...

    Tuesday, 15 April 2014 - 6:00am
  • Show 'em the finger, get 25% discount from doctors

    Election fever is on, and there are various campaigns across the city to motivate voters to step out of their house and cast their votes. Taking a cue, Indian Medical Association (IMA), an umbrella body of allopathy doctors, has offered a 25% discount to patients, who vote. Any patient, who shows...

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 7:10am
  • Surgery improves quality of life

    For 12 years, Dinesh Patel, 62, a Borivli resident, suffered from Parkinson-type of movement disorder. He was scared of surgery, but finally better sense prevailed and he underwent surgery. Patel was so relieved after that that he penned a book in Marathi on his experience, 'Conquering Parkinson'...

    Friday, 11 April 2014 - 6:40am
  • Artificial limbs to be fitted on Monica More in next 20 days

    Monica More's tragic accident, which resulted in her losing both her arms, drew even the attention of the Bombay high court to the apathy of the railways. Monica is to be fitted with artificial limbs in the next 20 days. This requires Rs50 lakh, but so far only Rs33 lakh has come in as donations.

    Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 6:35am
  • FDA move on prescription drugs causes more pain than cure

    A 65-year-old Pune resident, who was in Mumbai, had a tough time buying her hypertension medicines, which she had forgotten to pack. For three hours, she kept visiting chemist shops in the city but no one sold her the medicine as she didn't have a prescription.

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 10:05am
  • Negligence led to 60-year-old man's death at KEM hospital

    Intern, instead of a doctor, accompanied Ramane while being shifted from Cooper

    Saturday, 5 April 2014 - 8:15am

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