Joseph Pasangha, facility director of Narayana Health City, said: “There is a disruption of seamless power in maintaining the optimal temperature in our OTs and ICUs.Regular power cuts decrease the life of medical nd non-medical equipment. Patients get stranded in the elevators as well.” They are now planning to invest in solar-powered backups as diesel-run generators, which run up monthly bills of Rs 5-6 lakh, have proven to be inadequate.
oung men make a beeline for hair transplant clinics
PUNE: An unhealthy lifestyle, irregular sleep patterns, late night shifts at work and stress, coupled with poor air and water quality is leading to an earlier onset of hair loss in men across the city.
Doctors say that 90% of hair transplant customers these days are males in the age group 25-35, who have had noticeable hair loss. “Youngsters don’t eat or sleep well and pollution and other environmental factors cause extreme hair fall,” says trichologist Apoorva Shah. Men are more prone to baldness since it is caused by male hormone dihydrotestosterone.
“The ratio of baldness in males and females is 5:1. In the past four to five years, we have seen an increase in such complaints
as dietary habits and work patterns have changed significantly,” explains cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon Parag Sahasrabudhe.
Experts say male-pattern baldness can start as early as the teenage years and shows its effects in the early 20s. Severe viral infections can also be a cause of extreme hair fall or baldness in males, irrespective of the age, says Sahasrabudhe.
Prashant Yadav, cosmetic and hair transplant surgeon, says that of the 30 hair transplant patients he has every month, almost 90% are males in the age group 25-35. Of that, a major chunk – over 60% – are between 25- to 30-years-old.
Just a few years ago, such procedures were associated with men in the 40-60 age bracket. Professionals say the trend has shifted also because youngsters now start earning by the age of 21-22 and believe in investing in their looks.
Balram Chhetry from Hi-Tech hair clinic says a change in the hairline brings a change in the overall personality. “By the age of 25-27, there is a change in professional as well as personal space. Those who wish to get married and want to make a good impression do not want to lose out just because of a receding hairline.”
“I shifted to Pune eight years ago and maybe the change of water and responsibilities at work caused hair fall. With so many options available, it wasn’t hard for me to find a good clinic for a hair transplant treatment,” says Amrendra Singh, a manager at an IT firm.