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  • MRI Death Case: Suspended hospital staff ponder their fate as BMC and police pass the buck

    Mumbai: The fates of two employees of the civic-run Nair Hospital continue to hang in balance after their suspension from duty for their inaction in the January 2018 incident in which a Lalbaug man, Rajesh Maru, died after being sucked into an MRI unit. Their plight is a result of the ‘confusion’ between Mumbai Police and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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    Mumbai: Another abandoned dengue patient dies after getting discharge from hospital

    Mumbai: A day after a dengue patient was found dead in the canteen of the civic-run BYL Nair Hospital, another case of an abandoned orthopaedic patient, who died within 20 hours of being discharged from the hospital, has been reported.  Sitaram Badekar, 76, an abandoned patient from Kamathipura, Nagpada, was admitted to the hospital on July 9, after he fell in his room and fractured his leg. “The patient was given proper

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    Mumbai: 60-year-old missing dengue patient found dead in unused canteen of Nair Hospital

    Mumbai: After suddenly going ‘missing’ from the general ward of the civic-run Nair Hospital, a 60-year-old man from Dharavi was found dead in an unused canteen of the hospital on Monday. The man, a dengue patient, had been admitted on July 22. According to hospital staff, since hundreds of patients were similarly dressed (in hospital-issued clothing), they could not identify the missing man in time.

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    Mumbai MRI death case: Rajesh Maru’s family still struggling to retrieve his lost finger

    Mumbai: The family of Rajesh Maru, who was pulled into an MRI machine at city’s Nair hospital, is still struggling to retrieve his lost finger. Maru died after the freak mishap but his right hand’s finger remained stuck in the machine. It was subsequently removed and kept at the hospital’s laboratory for two days before being sent to the forensic lab at Kalina.

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    Mumbai: Nair Hospital doctor held over freak MRI death

    Mumbai: In latest development regarding the death of Rajesh Maru, the Agripada police has arrested Dr Siddhant Shah (27), who was on duty and in charge of the radiology department at civic-run Nair Hospital, when a patient’s kin Rajesh Maru (32), died after getting sucked into a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine on January 27.

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    BMC Budget 2018: BMC to finally focus on health sector, grants Rs 3636 crore in its annual budget

    Mumbai: In order to transform  the infrastructure and reinforce the manpower at tertiary and periphery hospitals of the city,  the BMC on Friday granted Rs 3636.82 crore for the health sector, in its annual budget for the year 2018-2019. Among the important procurements are ventilator beds, which fall short in these civic and government run hospitals; the BMC is trying to change this situation.

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    Mumbai MRI freak death: Police arrest radiologist of Nair Hospital

    On Thursday, Agripada Police arrested the radiologist Siddhant Shah who was in-charge of the MRI Centre of Nair Hospital, in connection to the death of 32-year-old Rajesh Maru, who died after getting stuck in MRI machine. A police official from the Agripada police station, told Mumbai Mirror, “We have picked up Siddhant Shah based on the statement given by Harish Solanki, one of the victim’s kin.”

  • Mumbai: Nair Hospital shuts down MRI unit after death of 32-year-old in freak mishap

    Mumbai: After the death of a 32-year-old in the MRI mishap, the BYL Nair Hospital has shut down its MRI unit, forcing patients to travel to other government-run diagnostic centres; else, they will have to cough up double the cost at private outfits. In fact, on Monday, when the MRI facility was examined at all hospitals, it was observed that the waiting period is not less than seven months.

  • Mumbai: Abortion gone wrong, family moves court

    Mumbai: A tragedy has occurred in the life of 26-year-old Deepa Yashwant, who remembers having aborted her child in June at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, (Sion).  However, on December 11, Deepa gave birth at Nair Hospital to her third child, whom they named ‘Magic’. Since the boy survived a medical abortion, the family thought it the most befitting to name him ‘Magic’.

  • Mumbai: Hospitals promptly treat injured govindas follow norms

    Mumbai: At least 70 people suffered minor injuries and two people are admitted to the King Edward Memorial and Nair Hospital during Dahi Handi festivities. Doctors said the patients they treated had minor injuries, contusions and few had fractures due to which they were admitted to the hospitals.

  • Woman stabbed near race course in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A 29-year-old woman was stabbed by an unidentified person near Mahalakshmi Race Course in Central Mumbai, police said today.

  • Surgery gets rescheduled due to water shortage in Nair hospital

    Chaitanya Dhargalkar, 21-year-old from Lower Parel, was in for a rude shock on Tuesday. Chaitanya, who was scheduled for surgery for a lump in her chest at the civic-run B Y L Nair Hospital, found that it had been cancelled without notice. “The doctors informed me that as there was no water in the hospital, hence my surgery has been rescheduled to Thursday. The doctors clearly said that they cannot carry out

  • City reports 1,097 cases of suspected dengue in a week

    Mumbai : There seems to be no respite for Mumbaikars from the dengue menace. The recent civic health report stated that 1,097 patients with dengue-like symptoms and 46 patients with confirmed dengue were admitted to public hospitals between October 6 and 11. An 18-year-old boy from Tardeo succumbed to the viral disease on Sunday at Nair Hospital with dengue shock and hemorrhagic fever.

  • State-run hospitals submit security reports to DMER

    Mumbai: All the 14 government medical colleges in the state finally submitted a complete detailed security report on Thursday to the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), after a deadline of September 3 was given to the deans of the hospitals by medical education minister Vinod Tawde. The report states the current availability of cameras, posts for security officers and additional need of CCTV cameras and security guards in each hospital. However, the

  • Bone remains are of a woman in 20s

    Mumbai: According to sources in the forensic department of the Nair Hospital, the skeletal remains received from the police on Saturday, which included 35 bones, belong to a woman aged 22-year-old. These remains were recovered from the crime spot in Raigad district.  “By examining the thigh bone and tooth, it is possible to determine age, sex and height of a person. By examining the thigh bone, especially which is near the pelvic

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