Anuradha Mascarenhas

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Anuradha Mascarenhas stays in Pune and writes for The Indian Express on health and related topics. 

Pune HC quashes prosecution of two doctors, pulls up Appropriate Authority
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The High Court observed that Jagdale, as well as Gophane, had not disclosed the facts and circumstances which led them to believe that an offence under the Act was committed and necessitated search of the clinic.

Organ donation picks up: 13 lakh pledged organs in 2016, says NOTTO chief
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The networking of hospitals is underway through the NOTTO website and registered hospitals also require to update data.

Green Line: Maharashtra forest department helpline flooded with calls
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The official said that so far, there was no single point public interface with the forest department.

Newly-elected MMC members wait for state govt to nominate the rest
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The MMC will have to renew the registration of several doctors in the next two to three months, said Dr Dilip Sarda, newly-elected MMC member.

Further dip in air quality this winter: SAFAR
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

While air quality deteriorates in winter, the period December to January 2016-17 has seen higher values as compared to the winter of 2015-16 in both Pune and Mumbai.

Study rings alarm over Indian work in ‘predatory’ journals
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Beall has coined the expression “predatory publishers” for those who collect collect article processing charges and provide rapid publishing without a proper peer review process.

Mumbai Marathon: Nearly 3,000 Puneites gear up for January 15 event
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

Almost 42,000 runners, participating in six different race categories, will take to the streets of Mumbai that day.

Report on mental health in Vidarbha: ‘Six-fold rise in proportion of people seeking depression care’
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Fourteen districts, which accounted for the most farmer suicides, are located in Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra.

Now, Pune to get FDA lab to test drugs, cosmetics
Wed, Jan 04, 2017

State clears Rs 137 crore proposal to strengthen FDA

Triumphs And Travails Of The Year That Was: Organ donations see an all-time high, Pune records 58 cadaver donations
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

A total of 81 kidneys, 58 livers were donated this year in Pune city.

Congenital anomalies infant death births infant mortality rate
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

In 2010, congenital anomalies were estimated to be the fifth largest cause of neonatal deaths in India.

Pune: Doctors a ray of hope for victims of pellet guns
Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Just last week Natarajan motivated 14-year-old Insha Ahmed — who had emerged as the poster girl for Kashmiris protesting against the use of pellet guns in the state in July and August — to join a school for the blind.

Goa: ‘lay counsellors’ help fight depression, harmful drinking
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

Dr Vikram Patel, psychiatrist and principal researcher for the trials, told The Indian Express that the treatment gap for both disorders in the country is a staggering 85 per cent.

Pune: Govt medical colleges, hospitals to procure card swipe machines
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

At the 23 district hospitals run by the state government instructions have been issued to procure card swipe machines from the contingency fund.

Pune: 70% dip in H1N1 but experts worry over drop in vaccination efforts
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

”We have now purchased 1,000 doses of the vaccine and sent letters to municipal corporation-run hospitals to take consent from the patients who are willing to be immunised,” a PMC health official said.

Sexual Distress Calls Go Up on 104: It’s a long march of pride for LGBT, only hope being helplines
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

A sense of hopelessness runs high among members of LGBT community, who do not feel accepted by their families and have now started calling helplines seeking phone counselling.

Doctors patiently wait for fees, bank on ‘trust factor’
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Medical practitioners admitted to some level of discomfort but pointed out they have been offering concessions.

Daily drug regimen rolls out for HIV-TB patients at Sassoon, other centres
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Patients will be sent reminders, via calls and SMSes, to take the medicine if they fail to do so.

IMA holds conference, distances itself from general practitioners’ meet
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

The IMA started distancing itself from the General Practitioners Association (GPA) — a local body of doctors — two years ago after the GPCON saw a sizeable participation of non-allopathy doctors.

What leads to long periods of fog? Experts to find out
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Studies show that every year, for about 48 days between December and February, visibility is below 100 metres in northwest India.

All of Einstein’s theory can be reinterpreted using atoms of space concept: Thanu Padmanabhan
Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Wiltshire paid for a lamp worth $ 200 “to help Padmanabhan better illuminate his calculations of the darkness of the universe”.

Differently-abled on noteban: ‘No separate queues, difficult to identify new currency notes’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The Bedis’ stood in a queue for hours, only to be told by the bank personnel that their Aadhar and PAN card details had not been updated on the bank’s database due to a “system fault”.

Reveal number of banned notes received on November 8: I-T department to churches, convents
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

The timing of such notices has come under much flak as the church gears up to celebrate Christmas.

Social security benefits remain beyond the reach of many HIV+ people in Pune
Sun, Nov 27, 2016

As AIDS day, which falls on December 1, draws near, HIV-positive people in Pune like Maya continue to struggle as several cannot avail of monetary benefits offered by social security schemes.

“He told us, you leave the school, but the school never leaves you”: St Vincent’s School alumni, others mourn loss of Dileep Padgaonkar
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

In April, Padgaonkar was interviewed for a documentary made by former students of St Vincent’s School, on the occasion of the institute completing 150 years.

He told us, you leave the school but the school never leaves you: Classmates mourn death of Dileep Padgainkar
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Padgaonkar was admitted to the clinic on November 18 in a critical condition after he suffered a massive heart attack.

Chemists’ association writes to PM Modi: Delayed payments set to hit supply of medicines
Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Annually, medicines worth Rs one lakh thousand crore is sold in the domestic market and there are 8.5 lakh retail chemists and 1.5 lakh stockists (wholesalers) across the country.

As many as 31,666 ‘hidden’ leprosy cases found in door-to-door survey
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

The survey found highest number of leprosy cases in Bihar (4,526) followed by Odisha (4,399) and Chhattisgarh (2560).

Collections down to half in Maharashtra churches
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Some churches, that usually had a weekly collection of Rs 7,000 are now getting Rs 300.

Opportunities in the classroom gave me my personal MBA: Co-CEO of Archie Comics
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

In an exclusive interview with The Indian Express, Silberkleit talks about how both teachers and CEOs have the same goal — growth and advancement.

Demonetisation: This helped our children understand the value of money, say parents
Thu, Nov 17, 2016

Speaking to Anuradha Mascarenhas, Dr Dasmit Singh explains how demonetisation has effected his family and what are his plans for the next week.

Pune: Govt plans door-to-door survey to zero in on unreported TB cases
Wed, Nov 16, 2016

While the estimated number of TB cases is 28 lakh, only 17 lakh were reported this year under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).

World Diabetes Day: This dual kidney-pancreas transplant patient wants a sweet treat now
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Kidney-pancreas transplant is done to plant both kidney and pancreas simultaneously into a patient whose kidney failure is related to type 1 diabetes.

Bitter pill: Patients treated but payment chaos at Pune hospitals
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

At KEM hospital, a doctor gave the example of a patient — a poor farmer who did not have a PAN card — who had brought cash and was admitted after verification through his ID card.

Pune: In a first, doctors oppose official panel of IMA, set up their own
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

The committee has 18 posts out of which nine are filled by the state government , including that of Director of Health Service, Director of Medical Education and Research.

Pune: Visually-impaired 60-year-old runs his 57th half marathon
Tue, Nov 08, 2016

While he sought treatment for 32 long years, Singh decided to take up an activity that made him feel complete.