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Trauma patient gets online medical opinion and avoids unnecessary medical travel

Trauma Injury Patient, Medical Opinion, Surgery for fractures

Sometimes an online medical opinion can help you and even prevent the unnecessary medical travel. In an unfortunate accident, Smt.Munni Devi 62 from Jharkhand was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists (multiple trauma injuries). Thankfully, she was saved from major injuries to her internal organs but she had to undergo immediate surgery for fractures. This involved fixing plates in nails in various fractured parts and reuniting of the bone. Smt.Munni Devi was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists While the hospital said that surgery …

Arthritis treatment in Kenya

After our now-regular OPD at Bosaso in May 2018, we ventured with our specialist Rheumatologist over to Nairobi.  For our debut OPD initiative, my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, East Leigh, Nairobi. my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, Nairobi During the 1 week camp, around fifty patients presenting with back pain, knee pain and other joint pains were lined up for a consultation with our specialist.  The diagnoses varied from an isolated incident of a long time fractured toe to a more complicated lumbar canal stenosis and the very common arthritis of the knee joint.   Patients ranged …

Quality Diagnosis = Surgery averted

Quality Medical Opinion, Second Opinion

my-healthconnect has been connecting patients and doctors for over two years now.  In our mission to make these connections and bring better healthcare to those who seek it, we have often reiterated the need to get a quality second opinion and have seen, as in the case outlined below, that two heads are, in fact, better than one. We have often reiterated the need to get a quality second opinion and have seen, as in the case outlined below, that two heads are, in fact, better than one. Recently, we were approached by a patient from Kolkata – a 65-year-old …

Water intake = 40ml times your body weight

The human body is a complex machine made up of a number of interconnected organs and organ systems.  The organs are internally often soft, flexible and extremely sensitive.  In such a situation, even a miniature irritant, and the process of its removal can cause extreme pain.  One such irritant is the extremely small, and very painful, kidney stone. While the exact cause of their formation is not established, some of the known reasons are hard water (above 300 PPM) or a history of kidney stones in the family. Kidney stones are hard deposits of minerals and salts that form inside …

Finding Healthcare Solutions in Technology and Connection (Online Medical Opinion)

Online Medical Opinion, Specialist Surgeons in India

What if you were suffering from the common flu and did not have access to common medication like Paracetamol? Would your experience of sickness be drastically changed? Would a stomach infection not seem insurmountable without a basic antibiotic? There are thousands of people in Somalia who suffer from more serious illnesses and endure long standing pain and discomfort. All this only because the required diagnosis and follow-up treatment is not available to them in their towns or cities. Sometimes, Somalians travel all the way to India or Turkey seeking treatment. Often, they find themselves in foreign lands without any support …

Providing solutions to knee-pain in Somalia

One in three people in the world is diagnosed with arthritis. One in three people in the world is diagnosed with arthritis. For people in Puntland in northeastern Somalia, this statistic is no different. What is different however, is that even though arthritis can be relieved, arrested and cured through a combination of medication and/or surgery, the diagnostic and surgical facility is not available in Puntland, as it is in some other parts of the world.     There are more than 200 types of joint diseases broadly classified under the terms arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatism or gout. In Puntland, in the …

Empowering the next generation – A talk on career at the University of Bosaso

Talk on healthcare career options to students at University of Bosaso

The founder of my-healthconnect, Sriram Sekhar was invited to give a talk on career to the students at the University of Bosaso during the recent medical outreach session that was conducted. The university is frequented by international visiting professionals who deliver talks on various educative topics. The students look forward to such learning opportunities that expose them to the world outside. The senior management looks at it as an opportunity to empower the next generation. The session was attended by 150 students who were pursuing Bachelors Degree in Public Health.  They were the perfect audience to talk to on healthcare …

Dr.Tejeswi Gutti at the city of Bosaso

Gastroenterology Medical OPD in Bosaso

After our earlier outing at Hargeisa, my-healthconnect recently connected to a tertiary care center in Bosaso, in the state of Puntland, Somalia to bring quality medical care to patients in this remote city.. Bosaso is a port city at the North-Eastern part of the country of Somalia. It is a hub that helps goods enter Somalia from places like Dubai, Yemen etc. Here, healthcare is still in very nascent stages and patients travel to places like Malaysia, Turkey and India for even simple health checks. Primary care is ably provided by the many General Physicians, but tertiary care is still …

Pain – Respect it and don’t ignore it

Follow RICE technique when injured

You have a persistent pain in the back that you have been ignoring for a while now. You’re not alone, but it might be advisable not to ignore it for too long. An alarming statistic is that 75%-85% people above the age of 30 experience back pain. It is, in fact, one of the most common reasons for a visit to the general physician. The key is Pain Management – how you effectively manage it!! 75-85% of people above the age of 30 experience back pain Recognizing this as a widespread health issue, my-healthconnect recently organized a workshop for Dr.Pradeep …

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