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PA Inamdar,president,Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society handed over the keys of the new dental van to Dr Mukund Kothavade,principal,M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences.

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March 25, 2009 2:33:23 am

New dental van
PA Inamdar,president,Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Education Society handed over the keys of the new dental van to Dr Mukund Kothavade,principal,M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences. The dental van is made as per the Dental Council of India’s new regulations. It has two dental chairs with all the attachments — spittoon attachment,halogen light with two intensity,air ventury suction,micromotor control light cure three-way syringe,X-ray viewer,instrumental tray dental operators stool,autoclaves,compressor,generator,and lavatory. It has a seating capacity of 15 persons. The van will be used for free dental camps in rural area and surrounding suburbs.

Induction ceremony
The Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS),a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU),Pune,inducted the 15th batch of the Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services (PGDEMS) recently. Dr Rajiv Yeravdekar,director,SIHS welcomed students of 15th batch and highlighted vision and mission of SIHS. Dr Prasad Rajhans,programme director,PGDEMS outlined the academic content of the programme. Eminent homoeopath,Dr Amarsingh Nikam,said that EMS programme is required to be taken up by all the doctors irrespective of their stream as it increases confidence of the doctors.

Operation theatre complex
Maharashtra Medical Foundation’s Joshi Hospital Operation Theatre Complex has been named as the Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale Operation theatre Complex. “The Chitale family recently donated Rs One Crore to the MMF and in gratitude of this generous donation the foundation we have decided to name the operation theatre complex“,said Dr Subash Kale Trustee of the MMF. The philanthropic donation from Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale will help the foundation to update its medical services and yet it can be within the reach of the common people,he added.

Success story
Dr Swapnil Karne,DNB cardiothoracic surgery 2008,stood first in examination held at Delhi,and received gold medal for his outstanding performance. Currently working with well-known Cardiac Surgeon Dr Ranjeet Jagtap,Karne was registrar under Dr Sudhir Bhate and Dr Ashok Kanetkar.

Centred on health
It’s the most important reproductive organ in a woman’s body and yet,most women are not just shy,but positively terrified of discussing any health problems related to breasts. In an effort which could help reverse this trend,city-based Oyster & Pearl (O&P) Hospital,a mother and childcare hospital,recently launched their comprehensive Breast Care Centre (BCC). BCC is a one-stop destination to tackle all breast-related problems,with state-of-the-art equipment and an eminent panel of experts. The unique initiative has been taken by Dr Avinash Phadnis,founder director of O&P,and his team comprising Dr Neena Sathe,Dr Vikas Pai,Dr Anand Koppikar,Dr Shekhar Kulkarni,Dr Parag Sahasrabuddhe,Dr Ashish Davalbhakt,Dr Himani Tapasvi and Dr Asmita Potdar. As per a survey conducted by O&P,the incidence of breast cancer is on a rise in India,as well as all over the world. “Breast cancer is the prime cancer killer in women. As cancer cannot be prevented,early diagnosis is the key towards improving survival. Mammography is a very sensitive screening tool to diagnose breast cancer at a very early stage,” explains Dr Avinash Phadnis. All types of surgeries,from lumpectomy to radical and modified radical mastectomy,FNAC,excisional biopsies are conducted at O&P. Other surgeries and corrections provided for at the hospital are – cosmetic breast surgeries,including implants,breast size reductions and augmentation. To promote breast feeding and give appropriate advice,there’s also a ‘lactation cell’ at O&P. “By dedicating a separate clinic to breast care at O&P,we hope women will not shy away from their problems and seek help at the earliest,” sums up Dr Phadnis.

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