Monthly Archive: June 2019

World Blood Donor Day 2019: What is it about and the Indian Scenario! 0

World Blood Donor Day 2019: What is it about and the Indian Scenario!

In the year 2005, health ministers from countries across the world gathered at the 58th World Health Assembly and gave their universal support towards the betterment of the cause of voluntary blood donation. Resolution number WHA58.13 was approved which recognized June 14 as World Blood Donor Day. The resolution urged the member nations of the World Health Organization (WHO) to establish parameters and checks for the secured implementation of blood donation, transfusion, and viable long-term...

Setbacks of using defective surgical instruments 0

Setbacks of using defective surgical instruments

Surgical instruments and devices are the backbone of any surgical procedure. Therefore, it shouldn’t be spelled out that any healthcare establishment must prioritize their maintenance. Defective and inferior quality instruments can have both negative and severe consequences for the patients. In 2009, a patient in a hospital in the United Kingdom went through heart surgery. Although the operation was successful, the patient suffered from an antibiotic-resistant infection, which was almost fatal. 10 more patients...

World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour 0

World Brain Tumour Day: What you need to know about Brain Tumour

Brain tumour comprises of a development or a mass of abnormal cells in the brain. There are various types of brain tumours, some of which are cancerous (malignant) in nature while others are non-cancerous (benign). Some tumours can originate in the brain which are known as primary brain tumours while some tumours start in other areas of the body and reach the brain which are known as metastatic or secondary brain tumours. The timeline...