Rajkot doctor invents ‘sternum stapler’

Published on February 10, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Cardiac surgeries over the years have become simpler as intervention methods turn more sophisticated. But doctors face the constant challenge to improve the results of surgeries and reduce hospitalization and recovery times. “Who can find novel solutions better than the doctors themselves?” said Dr Sukumar Mehta, the organizing chairman … Continue reading Rajkot doctor invents ‘sternum stapler’

Malnutrition in urban areas arresting dental growth?

Published on February 12, 2020 Ahmedabad: What can teeth reveal about a person? A lot — if the examiner is a dentist or a forensic odontologist. A study conducted by a researcher from Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), claimed that the dental growth, one of the parameters of a child’s overall well-being, was found to … Continue reading Malnutrition in urban areas arresting dental growth?

Fighting loneliness and anxiety in the time of Covid-19

Published on March 25, 2020 Ahmedabad: Nayanesh Patel (name changed), a resident of Satellite, had a tough time adjusting to quarantine routine for the first few days – waking up and getting ready, having breakfast in bed, catching up with work, having a meal, watching a movie, catching up with friends – and trying to … Continue reading Fighting loneliness and anxiety in the time of Covid-19

Fever helpline records 10-fold rise in calls

Published on March 22, 2020 Ahmedabad: At EMRI’s headquarters in Kathwada, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, time melts under artificial lights for the 30-odd call centre executives handling the 104 fever helpline round the clock. They face a barrage of calls, primarily related to COVID-19.“The average daily calls before Monday were close to 100. From … Continue reading Fever helpline records 10-fold rise in calls

Hope-plus: These women boost positivity in HIV patients

Publication date: December 1, 2019 AHMEDABAD: Asha Patel (name changed), a coordinator for Gujarat state network of people living with HIV/AIDS (GSNP+) in Mehsana, visits the antiretroviral treatment (ART) centre in Mehsana and takes the names of the patients. She notes down the names of those who could not make it for regular treatment and … Continue reading Hope-plus: These women boost positivity in HIV patients

Online repository of donors up & running

Publication date: March 3, 2020 Ahmedabad: From March 1, Gujarat joined the handful of Indian states having online system of updating the brain stem dead patients across hospitals. The move is aimed to promote cadaver organ donation. Senior state health department officials had announced during the third roundtable on organ donation organized by The Times … Continue reading Online repository of donors up & running