Dr Subhash Mukhopadhyay did something only very few people do in this world- he created history. Dr Mukhopadhyay became the first physician in India(and just the second in the world) to perform the procedure to create the test tube baby. Mukhopahyay, along with a cryobiologist and gynecologist had been working on a method of in-vitro […]

About 26 million babies are born in India every year. But just 2% of the actually undergo the neonatal screening. Such screenings are quite the norm in western nations but not so in India. Using the screening, it’s possible to assess the possibility of genetic disorders. If there are disorders in newborns, it could lead […]

As per an IndiaSpend analysis of census data, the death of every other newborn in India is due to either low birth weight(LBW) or premature delivery. This is a reflection of the poor maternal health and an inadequate healthcare system. India reports the highest number of neo-natal mortality in the world: about 7,00000 every year. […]

The hospital that Dr.Ganesh Rakh started in 2007 in Pune delivers girl babies for free. This is done as part of the doctor’s effort to reverse Indian’s preference for male children. As Dr Rakh said to reporters, “As a medical professional I have seen the torture that a mother undergoes when she comes to know […]

While the government seems pleased with itself for giving the nod to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill on Wednesday, leading gynaecologists view the bill-which bans commercial surrogacy, in another light. The key concerns that doctors share about the bill are the following: In the event of surrogacy, the bill allows it only with a woman who […]

An aspect of a court case that could be relevant to doctors was reported recently in the newspaper, The Times of India. For the case shows that documentary evidence would suffice to establish medical negligence. The case in question relates to one Geeta Khalho who, being pregnant was admitted in the Arogya Niketan Prasuti Grih […]

Last year there were 147 cases of microcephaly in Brazil. This year the number is 2,400. The cause for this unprecedented rise of microcephaly is most likely the Zika virus. The virus has been demonstrated during the autopsy of an infant born with microcephaly. Further more it has also been demonstrated in the amniotic fluid […]