Affordable Treatment

Tarachand Charitable hospital at Rasta Peth,which annually carries out 60,000 panchkarma procedures and offers both ayurvedic as well as allopathic system of medicine

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: July 17, 2013 3:02 am

Tarachand Charitable hospital at Rasta Peth,which annually carries out 60,000 panchkarma procedures and offers both ayurvedic as well as allopathic system of medicine,has embarked upon a modernisation programme. Apart from six operation theatres,a neo-natal intensive care unit,sonography and mammography services at half the rates,the hospital has started a generic medical store. “Medical materials such as syringes that cost Rs 80 are available at subsidised rates of Rs 25,” said Dr Suhas Parchure,managing trustee of the hospital. He added that the hospital will also start its own dialysis service and its out patient department (OPD) will be shifted to a new four-storeyed building.

Shoulder Surgery

A shoulder arthroplasty programme has been planned on July 25 in an effort to help surgeons understand the process of TM Reverse Shoulder Replacement. The programme will include two live surgeries demonstrating the procedure,and application of conventional shoulder replacement in Proximal Humerus fractures. Almost 50 surgeons from across India are expected to attend and participate. Shoulder specialist Dr Ashish Babhulkar performed the TM Reverse Shoulder Replacement for rotator cuff deficient shoulder in Pune last week. He explained that the rotator cuff tear arthropathy is a seriously disabling condition,which usually affects the elderly population. A conventional shoulder replacement is ineffective as there is no rotator cuff tendon to lift the arm.

Supporting Child Rights

Survival,Development,Protection and Participation (SDPP) are and should be considered as the general principles of children’s rights,said Lov Verma,secretary of Department of AIDS control,Ministry of Family and Health Welfare,in Pune recently. Verma was speaking at a national lecture series organised by Dnyaneshwar Mule Education Society at SM Joshi Foundation Hall where he spoke on the topic,“Child rights,reality or mirage?” Verma said that the Convention of The Rights of the Child,supported by many countries including India,can be considered as the best tool to spread awareness about child rights. He mentioned that National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has given several recommendations to improve child rights but they have remained on paper. “The NCPCR had raised issues such as children working in reality shows and TV commercials but it was hardly taken seriously by the authorities,” said Verma. The lecture was chaired by Dr Nita Mawar,senior scientist at National Aids Research Institute.

The Right Focus

Yogacharya Datta Kohinkar (Patil) gave away scholarships and awards to students of Pune Municipal Corporation’s primary and secondary school students. Several teachers were felicitated at Rajiv Gandhi e-learning school,Sahakarnagar,on the occasion. Kohinkar stressed on value education,importance of yoga,pranayam,keeping good company and self-confidence.

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