Pune health matters: Doctors treat rare tumour; Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital provides free cleft surgeries to kids

Doctors at Noble Hospital diagnosed a 31-year-old woman with a rare tumor after she complained of pain in her index finger that radiated to her forearm and arm.

dr. Abhishek Ghosh, a microvascular surgeon at Noble Hospital, and his team operated on her. During the surgery, they discovered that it was a very unusual tumor with a large number of nerves and arteries going in and out of the tumor. He excised the entire tumor and sent it in for histopathological examination.

dr. Ghosh said: “The biopsy report showed a lipofibromatous hemartoma, a very rare tumor with fewer than 100 cases reported worldwide to date. The medical journal ‘Medscape’ has published an article about this tumor. The journal states that it is rare and that there are fewer than 100 cases have been documented worldwide. The condition is so rare that there are no guidelines for its treatment. However, complete removal is generally seen to give good results. We had surgery on the patient on November 21, and we are pleased that the patient is now doing well.”

FIND partners with CSIR-IGIB to increase sequencing capacity

FIND, the global diagnostics alliance, is partnering with CSIR (Institute of Genomics and Integrated Biology) to help India fight COVID-19 by increasing sequencing capacity across the country. The partnership aims to decentralize genomic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 to the district level by establishing “MicroLabs” that enable sequencing, analysis and interpretation of sequencing data with minimal turnaround time and limited infrastructure.

While the challenges associated with Covid-19 are ubiquitous around the world, the pandemic has also fueled innovation on the ground. As co-lead of the Diagnostics Pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. FIND supports India’s efforts to establish a robust genomic surveillance system. The emergence of Omicron, designated a VOC (WHO) by the World Health Organization on Nov. 26, 2021, has reiterated the need for improved sequencing capability, said Dr. Sanjay Sarin, Vice President, Access at FIND said this partnership with CSIR-IGIB will bring sequencing capabilities closer to patients, meaning faster response times that can help keep everyone safe.

dr. Rajesh Pandey, chief scientist of CSIR-IGIB said: “MicroLabs-based genome sequencing of pathogens would bring labs to the people, enabling rapid detection of variants and prioritization of clinically relevant samples. This would be a hub-and-spoke.” model of genomic surveillance, which includes both MegaLabs (high throughput sequencing) and MicroLabs (high priority sequencing) Prof Anurag Agrawal, Director of CSIR-IGIB said: “Such efforts are important to make India better prepared for genomic surveillance. pathogen surveillance, with trained genomics personnel, data management and data sharing.”

AstraZeneca joins forces with Make A Wish foundation, fulfills wishes of children with serious conditions

Make A Wish Foundation and AstraZeneca India Private Limited, a biopharmaceutical company, organized a fun event in Pune for children suffering from critical illnesses such as cancer. The event in an auditorium provided by Hotel Utsav saw the participation of about 25 children along with their parents. AstraZeneca India has teamed up with ‘Make-A-Wish’ Foundation India to fulfill the wishes of approximately 500 children suffering from critical illnesses in the country.

The event recently hosted in the city marked the start of a series of 11 planned events in Goa, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Baroda in an effort to educate as many children as possible between the ages of 3. up to 18 years possible. dr. Anil Kukreja – VP Medical Affairs & Regulatory, AstraZeneca India said: “Our partnership with Make-A-Wish is an extension of two of our selection campaigns Ganga Godavari Initiative and New Normal Same Cancer (NNSC), where we work with multiple influencers to organize camps across the country to encourage preventive medical check-ups to facilitate early diagnosis of cancer. Our parallel focus through the two campaigns is to enable adherence and continuity of cancer treatment.”

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital offers free cleft surgery to children in Maharashtra

Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital (ABMH), in partnership with Akila Bharatha Mahila Seva Samaja, (ABMSS), a charitable organization that supports cleft palate surgery in children, has successfully performed more than 25 cleft palate surgeries in the past two months that are completely free for children. The goal is to treat more such children in the near future. The hospital provides these free surgeries from all over Maharashtra including Pandharpur, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Ahmednagar.

“We want to reach all these children in Pune and the periphery with a focus on children born with cleft lip and palate to make their lives better through this service”, Rekha Dubey, CEO, Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital.

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