By Dr Nikhil D Datar. MD DNB FCPS FICOG DGO LLB Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist, Mumbai www.mygynaec.com “Patient no 13/2017” calls out a nurse. A patient reduced to a number, as if she were in jail. Sounds demeaning, doesn’t it? May I say that this practice is legal and in fact, desired in…

By  Dr Nikhil D Datar Gynaecologist and Health Rights Activist “Doctor, you stood behind us like a rock when we felt all else had failed and showed us the way forward to get justice!” said a 42 years old man. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter of 11 with tears rolling down their…

When Mr. Das went to the hospital for his wife’s surgery he proudly flashed his insurance card for availing cashless services. He was under the impression that his financial responsibility will be over only by showing the card. At least that is what was told to him by his agent when he took the cashless…

Mrs. Saluja is a professor of bio technology. Her gynaecologist has advised her a surgery for removal of uterus (hysterectomy) and the same was scheduled the next day. Her close relative had almost dragged her to me, insisting that I should see her once and opine. Mrs. Saluja seemed very sure and clear about everything.…

Sneha and Arun walked into my cabin. The couple was excited about the first baby. It was just third month of pregnancy and second visit to me. This time the mother was also accompanying the couple. The mother looked happy and watchful too. After the consultation we had a quick chat and then they got…

Anemia is a common health problem amongst women in India. Iron tablets is the most common medicine prescribed medicine for this. All pregnant women are given a tablet of iron. Iron tablets can be very effective but only if they are taken correctly. Here are ten things you must know about iron intake.  Iron is…

PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common hormonal disorder in women that interferes with the ovulation. It is the most common cause of infertility among women. PCOS occurs when a woman’s body overproduces sex hormones, called androgens. The hormone imbalance prevents fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries from breaking open and releasing mature eggs. The…

Social media and mobile have become an integral part of our life. We are connected to our family, friends and to market places by internet and social media all the time. Doctor is a crucial person in every one’s life. Being connected with the doctor makes everyone feel secure and safe. Naturally patients use social…

Mr. Shankaran is a nice man. I know him since few years now. His wife came to me for treatment during pregnancy. Both the children were delivered by me. They are a lively couple with two beautiful children. This time they came to discuss with me about contraception. Nalini ( Name changed) said that she…