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Dr V S Vijayan

‘Lactating mothers favour boys over girls’

When it comes to breast-feeding, mothers favour boys and tend to neglect girls, a pattern particularly prevalent in slum and tribal areas, a study conducted by Tata Memorial Hospital in tribal areas o

01 May 2016 3:08 AM

Doctors seek arms licences from Maharashtra government

The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (Mard) on Friday wrote a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, demanding that they be issued firearm licences to prevent patients’ relatives from

30 Apr 2016 2:05 AM

India Polio-free, but NPAFP looms

Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared India a polio-free country, a similar condition termed “Non Polio Acute Flaccid Paralysis” or “NPAFP” continues to be a cause for concern among

30 Apr 2016 1:34 AM

Roadblock for pharma exports worth billions

Billions of rupees worth of pharmaceutical exports from India may hit a roadblock owing to the Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (PHARMEXCIL) having failed to elect a Vice-Chairperson a

28 Apr 2016 1:14 AM

Foreign embryos stuck in surrogacy freeze

The fate of hundreds of eggs and sperm of foreigners lying in cold storage is in limbo as the Indian Council of Medical Research in October last year sent letters to fertility experts instructing them

26 Apr 2016 5:11 AM


Cases of kidney failure sees rapid rise in Maharashtra

Kidney failure has become a major concern among the people of Maharashtra as the number of such cases has surged by 48 per cent within the last three years.

26 Apr 2016 1:39 AM

Chhagan Bhujbal now has a shrunken kidney

After dealing with toothache, chest pain and high blood pressure, the former Maharashtra deputy chief minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal has now been diagnosed with enlarged prostate and s

25 Apr 2016 2:18 AM

‘BMC hospitals lack drug for infants’

A 32-year-old businessman, Ajay Kumar, has filed a complaint with National Consumer Forum against BMC hospitals for not maintaining an adequate amount of medicines for infants, which often leads to ha

22 Apr 2016 2:02 AM

Medical officer suspended for helping ‘Ailing’ Bhujbal

A medical officer from the Arthur Road Jail who allegedly created documentation to facilitate former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal’s admission to St George's Hospital has been suspended from t

22 Apr 2016 1:54 AM

Blood banks ignore order about stock update

Though the National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) has made it compulsory to update stock availability status online every day, many of the blood banks in the city have failed to comply with it.

21 Apr 2016 1:36 AM


Only 5 per cent calls to 108 emergency service genuine

Though Maharashtra Emergency Medical Service (MEMS) is counted as one of the largest free ambulance government services in India, only five per cent of the calls received by the helpline are genuine.

18 Apr 2016 2:33 AM

Biometric attendance for ambulance staff on cards

Every day, the brave hearts of the Maharashtra emergency medical services ambulances rescue hundreds of needy people but often they are being criticised for being absent from duty.

17 Apr 2016 2:13 AM

Shouting can lead to vocal disorders in kids

It may be commonplace for children to shout while playing but if medical experts are to be believed, this could lead to voice disorders like hoarseness, vocal weakness and vocal nodules or calluses on

16 Apr 2016 2:05 AM

Allergic rhinitis cases on the rise in Mumbai

Cases of allergic rhinitis among city residents have been reportedly increasing with JJ Hospital receiving around 25 patients every day, unmatched earlier.

15 Apr 2016 6:54 AM

‘Doctors fake surgeries for profit’

Two doctors, Dr Arun Gadre and Dr Abhay Shukla, have exposed a range of malpractices by private hospitals and pharma companies, which include doctors performing unnecessary — and sometimes even fake —

14 Apr 2016 8:45 PM


Papers of complainant in medical negligence case go missing 3 days before hearing

Shreya Nimonkar, who has been fighting for justice for years in a case of alleged medical negligence, got the shock of her life when her advocate found nearly 35 important documents from her file miss

05 Apr 2016 2:50 AM

Hundreds gather to catch a last glimpse of Anandi

Hundreds of people gathered outside Sidhartha Hospital in Goregaon to catch a last glimpse of Pratyusha Banerjee, who ruled the hearts of millions of TV viewers by her show Balika Vadhu.

03 Apr 2016 3:01 AM

‘Resident doctors being mentally harassed’

BJP’s national executive member Shaina NC met the state education minister Vinod Tawde on Friday morning to discuss the ‘inhuman’ condition of post-graduation students who are made to work for 18 hour

02 Apr 2016 3:57 AM

Relatives assault doctor over patient’s death

In the sixth such incident in Maharashtra, the relatives of a patient bashed up a resident doctor from the city.

01 Apr 2016 1:36 AM

Red tape sees blood centre lie unused

In 2014, Directorate of Health Services (DHS) announced the establishment of a blood shortage centre at VN Desai Hospital that would supply blood on-call service on motorbikes to needy patients.

31 Mar 2016 3:29 AM