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Mumbai: 1.87-kg tumour removed from brain of 31-year-old
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Pal was operated upon for six hours to remove the 1.87-kg tumour. In such surgeries, the patient faces the risk of massive blood loss. Pal required 11 bottles of blood.

Dr BK Goyal, cardiologist with ‘clinical sixth sense’, is no more
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

The 82-year-old was known to the world for having received top civilian awards — the Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri — and for treating ministers, industrialists and bureaucrats

Bombay hospital cardiologist BK Goyal passes away at 82
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The 82-year-old doctor collapsed at his South Mumbai residence. He was rushed to Breach Candy hospital where he was declared dead.

Mumbai hospital faces medicine shortage, officials blame BMC procurement delay
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

The pharmacist at Group of Tuberculosis (GTB) Hospital in Sewri said the delay in procurement was because of the Goods and Services Tax implementation and suppliers had delayed in sending stocks.

Doctors should not be punished for MRI death: Radiology body
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

“Innocent persons should not be made scapegoats to shield the real culprits. People like junior doctors/residents should not be punished for the failure of management and system failure,” the letter said.

Despite Bombay HC order, meat shops wary of opening in town near Mumbai
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Local residents alleged that in absence of a slaughterhouse, the Pojis slaughter buffalo illegally. The other way to procure carabeaf is for shopowners to get it from Thane, about 45 km away

Interview: Dr S Parasuraman
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

‘Govt should focus on compassionate capitalism and general education’

NHS chairman Malcolm Grant on NHPS: ‘Wise to invest in primary healthcare, not more shiny hospitals’
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Grant talks about the necessity of technology and innovation to cut healthcare costs and the difficulty India faces in providing health cover to its population, a week after the Budget announcement by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Story of an extraordinary death: How MRI machines work, and can (in rare cases) kill
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Two doctors, two staffers at Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital have been charged with causing by negligence the death of a man in the hospital’s Radiology unit

Indian-origin researcher to discuss technology on neural sensation for amputees
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Another researcher, aged 16, will share his technology of detecting silent heart attacks using a device

Death in Nair hospital MRI room: Resident doctor in charge of radiology dept arrested
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Meanwhile, the MRI machine — a Philips Achieva 1.5t Nova dual gradient model — remained defunct for the fifth day at the hospital due to non-availability of technicians and tools required to dislodge the oxygen cylinder from the machine.

Death In MRI Room: ‘He vanished in a second…his body had bloated up and turned black’
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Rajesh Maru was declared dead when he was taken to the hospital’s emergency ward. Lanjrekar, Chavan and Surve have told investigators the incident took place in seconds and they are not aware how Maru got pulled inside the main MRI room.

MMC seeks power to hear cases of medical negligence against hospitals, clinics
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Currently, the Maharashtra Medical Council only hears cases of medical negligence against doctors.

Mumbai: For two months now, no adult diapers in Sewri TB hospital
Fri, Jan 26, 2018

The stock of adult diapers has run out, forcing patients to make do with cloth rags.

BMC budget: Monthly ration, prevention kit on cards for TB patients
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Process under way to increase rates charged by civic-run hospitals.

Survey across India to gauge tobacco consumption among youngsters
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

TISS director says work will begin after final nod from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Mumbai: Son missing since ’15, mechanic turns crusader against child labour
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

“In last two years I have called Childline several times to inform them about kids I find alone on streets. If I find police, I take their help. Whenever I hear of missing child case in any police station, I rush there. Someday may be some runaway kid provide link to my son,” he says.

‘Every day is same. We’re tired of forever living like this’
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Just one room of their own, filled with books on Constitution and euthanasia, and fear of being left alone. What drives the Mumbai-based Lavates’ plea for mercy death

Cook who rescued Baby Moshe along with nanny is glued to news
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Hussain, a cook and helper in the Holtzberg household in Colaba in 2008, was hiding along with Moshe’s nanny Sandra Samuel when the attack at the Chabad House began

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Jewish leaders in Mumbai today
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Minority status in India, Israel visa challenges likely to be discussed

Two-year young to 11-year old: Memory and healing for ‘Baby’ Moshe, survivor of 26/11 terror attacks
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Moshe, his grandmother, Frieda Holtzberg said, is excited at the thought of visiting Colaba, Gateway of India and a few monuments around the city. “If we have time, we want to visit our Chabad House with him in Goa,” she said.

Israeli filmmaker making documentary on Mumbai Jews
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Says the film will partly focus on Moshe, his nanny and 26/11 attack.

ONGC Chopper crash: Forensic experts hint at fuel leak
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Metal fragments detected in bodies; experts suspect chopper’s rotor blades hit at least three on board.

Israel seeks to attract Bollywood
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

At ‘Shalom Bollywood’ event, PM Benjamin Netanyahu to invite Indian filmmakers to shoot in Israel.

Chopper crash: Seniormost pilot with Pawan Hans was to retire in 2 years, ‘planned to shift to Pune’
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

The impact of the chopper crashing into the sea led to the bodies being mutilated. The chopper carried five ONGC officials and two pilots. While six bodies have been recovered, search for the remaining body continued Sunday.

Chopper crash: Kin can’t identify sixth body, DNA test to be conducted
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

So far, the bodies of ONGC officers Pankaj Garg, R Saravanan, P N Sreenivasan and Jose Antony, and pilot Ramesh Ohatkar have been recovered and identified. Search operations continue to locate the other pilot, Captain V C Katoch. 

Nariman House readies itself ahead of Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, 26/11 survivor Moshe’s visit
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

In his visit to Israel in July 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met Moshe, who converses mostly in Hebrew. Moshe had then expressed a wish to visit India. His visit next week is to show him the place of his birth.

Charred body of 20-year-old found; Mumbai fire department seeks shoot records of TV show
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

After the fire broke out, over 150 people were evacuated. However, no casualty was reported at the time. The fire brigade found the body of Gopi Surajkumar Verma Sunday morning.

Kamala Mills fire: Another fire in Mumbai, 10 days, 23 km, a little apart
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Over 10 days earlier, on December 18, a fire no less deadly had swept through Bhanu Farsan Shop, a savouries unit on Saki Naka’s Khairani Road, about 23 km from Kamala Mills. Twelve workers had died in the fire.

Mumbai’s Kamala Mills fire: ‘I saw several women run towards the washroom… most remained trapped’
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Mumbai's Kamala Mills fire: Parekh’s brother-in-law, Prateek Thakur, currently undergoing treatment at Bhatia Hospital, said a group of eight family members were dining at the restaurant when the fire broke out, shortly after midnight.

Kamala Mills fire: Pub employee awaiting promotion, a student, a homemaker and cousins
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

At least 14 people died, 11 of them women, and 54 others were injured in the Kamala Mills fire incident.

Keratoplasty rate improves but number of eye donations not enough
Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Ophthalmologists claim that the demand is far greater than the supply of donated eyes.

Maharashtra: Govt tweaks policy, gives incentives, fixed salary to attract doctors in state
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Posting in tribal areas : Since Oct, 173 doctors have been appointed in rural areas.

12 dead in fire at a shop in Mumbai’s Sakinaka
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Initial reports from fire department stated the fire was confined to electric wiring and electric installation in the shop.

30 doctors, 12 hours: 14 months on, conjoined twins separated
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Twins had fused liver, intestine, urinary bladder, chest bone.

Maharashtra FDA approaches law and judiciary dept over ban on e-cigarettes
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

E-cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), were invented in 2003 and became popular in India in the last decade.