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Dr B M Nene,founder of Nargis Dutt Cancer Hospital,Barshi,will be awarded the Jankalyan Puraskar by Sai Seva Charitable Trust.

March 13, 2013 3:47:26 am

Battling the Big C

Dr B M Nene,founder of Nargis Dutt Cancer Hospital,Barshi,will be awarded the Jankalyan Puraskar by Sai Seva Charitable Trust. The trust will be presenting the award for the first time,beginning a series of annual awards to be given for outstanding social contributions. Dr Nene was actively involved in organising more than 3,000 cancer detection camps over the last two decades. Most of these camps were conducted in rural areas where basic healthcare facilities are not easily accessible. On Sunday,Dr Nene will receive a memento and a cash prize of Rs 51,000 from Dilip Walse Patil,the speaker of Maharashtra legislative assembly. The ceremony will be held at 5pm at Symbiosis Vishwabhavan Hall,Senapati Bapat Road.

Book on Lifestyle Disorders

Dr Anil Patil,founder and managing director of Vedicure Wellness,launched Arogyavedh on Monday,which is a series of five books highlighting various lifestyle disorders and health solutions. For over two decades,Patil has treated patients with rheumatism,osteoarthritis,spondylitis,spondylosis,spinal stenosis,slip disc,lumbago and spondylolisthesis. The series describes his experience of treating patients and includes titles such as Ladha Sandhivat,Amvatashi (fight against rheumatic arthritis),Zhunja Mankyancha Dukhanyanshi (fight against vertebral column disorders),Reiki – Ek Vardan (Reiki – a blessing),Rogmukti sathi Yog (yoga for a disease free life) and Sanyukta Upchar Paddhati. His books highlight the fact that if health problems are not treated at an early stage,they can have drastic repercussions later.

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Treating Women Well

Ruby Hall Clinic celebrated International Women’s Day at its hospital in Azad Nagar,Wanowarie,by hosting a public symposium to raise awareness about health issues that women face. Senior gynaecologist Dr Maria Patil discussed the concerns of adolescent girls,dealing with stress,importance of healthy diet,medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease,premarital counselling and menopausal changes. As many as 200 women,led by the local corporator Nanda Lonkar,attended the session. Participants were also offered coupons to avail free consultation,pap smear and other services at discounted rates.

Compiled by Anuradha Mascarenhas

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