1 day ago
Don't panic, H1N1 is curable: SKIMS chief to Kashmiris

Srinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) The super specialty tertiary care of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) here is fully equipped to treat H1N1 flu patients and people should not panic about this as it is a fully curable infection. SKIMS Director A.G Ahangar said the hospital has treated 24 positive cases of H1N1 so far, out of which 12 have been discharged, five are under treatme...

2 days ago
AIIMS conduct study over eliminating user charges

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has announced that it has conducted a pilot study to justify its proposal to eliminate user charges on diagnostic procedures which cost less than Rs 500. The study revealed that patients spend a substantial money for travel, lodging and food. They also spend time in long queues for payment. The study was...

3 days ago
Top Meghalaya hospital denies issuing advisory against non-veg food items

Shillong, Nov 16 (IANS) The government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) on Thursday denied issuing any advisory to stop non-vegetarian food items in the hospital. The denial came a day after Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) wrote to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda condemn...

4 days ago
Why stop non-veg food sale at hospital, asks Meghalaya party

Shillong, Nov 15 (IANS) Meghalaya's opposition Hill State People's Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Wednesday voiced concern at stopping of sale of non-vegetarian food at the government-owned North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS). In a letter to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, HSPDP legislator Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit s...

9 days ago
India too suffers from 'high non-communicable diseases'

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) High rates of diet-related non-communicable diseases have documented in India, which like South Africa is currently experiencing the double burden of malnutrition, a US-based public policy action tank said on Friday at the climate change conference in Bonn. Incomes are rising in India, Mexico, China, South Africa and Brazil while urbanisation is continuing, a tra...

10 days ago
SC refers to constitution bench plea seeking probe into medical college admission scam case

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a five-judge constitution bench a petition seeking probe into the alleged role of a retired Orissa High Court judge in a scam involving an Uttar Pradesh-based medical institution that has cast its shadow on the functioning of the top court. The former High Court judge was allegedly trying to help the Lucknow-based Prasad E...

10 days ago
Delhi smog raises number of patients with breathing problems

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The alarming pollution in Delhi has led to at least 20 per cent increase in the number of persons complaining of cardiac/respiratory problems this week, officials said on Thursday. There has been around 15 to 20 per cent increase in number of patients seeking treatment for respiratory and cardiac issues, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Ran...

11 days ago
Masks not effective, surge in respiratory cases: AIIMS Director

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Emphasising that N95 masks and air purifiers are not completely effective in the current air pollution scenario, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said that there has been a high surge in patients with respiratory problems and there could be a high fatality rate. The current smog situation in the national capital is the same to last year's post Diwali si...

11 days ago
Masks, air purifiers not effective: AIIMS Director

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) As pollution levels in Delhi-National Capital Region surged, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said N95 masks and air purifiers may not provide full-time protection from respiratory threats during the current pollution scenario. We all need to understand that N95 masks and air purifiers, whose sale has increased in the last few days due to pollution, may...

12 days ago
Odisha conjoined twins: One shows improvement, other still critical

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Weeks after the 28-month-old conjoined twins from Odisha, Jaga and Kalia, were separated through a surgery, the AllMS on Tuesday said one of the kids has started taking liquid diet while the condition of the other remains critical. Jagga is taking liquid diet orally and was taken out of the room in the corridor today (Tuesday). Kalia is kept in the neuro ICU. He h...

15 days ago
NTPC blast injured victim brought to Delhi succumbs, toll now 36

New Delhi/Lucknow, Nov 4 (IANS) A NTPC boiler blast victim, brought to Safdarjung hospital here after suffering extensive burns in the accident in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli, died here on Saturday as his condition deteriorated, said hospital officials. The toll has now risen to 36. Identifying the deceased as Santosh Kumar, 40, a senior doctor from the hospital said he had suffered 90 pe...

15 days ago
Adityanath visits NTPC blast injured, toll now 35

Lucknow, Nov 4 (IANS) Hours after he returned from his three-day trip to Mauritius, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday visited the hospitals here where the injured in the boiler blast at the NTPC unit in Rae Bareli have been admitted, even as the toll rose to 35 with two more injured succumbing. Visiting the injured at the King George's Medical University, the Civil...

16 days ago
Six more injured in NTPC blast admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Six more injured in the NTPC boiler blast in Uttar Pradesh were on Friday rushed to the national capital and admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). All of them have suffered extreme facial burns injuries, said hospital authorities. The injured were brought to the AIIMS round 8.30 p.m, after being flown to Delhi in an air bus. A green corr...

16 days ago
Pillion rider crushed to death in hit-and-run case

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A pillion rider was crushed to death and three others, including two pedestrians, injured early on Friday in a hit-and-run incident here, police said. Around 10 a.m., a passerby informed the police control room about an accident at Khoka Market in south Delhi's Saket, police said, adding it was found that a speeding SUV first hit two pedestrians - Dinesh, 32 and G...

16 days ago
AIIMS Trauma Centre guards attacked

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) A group of drunken men attacked AIIMS security guards at Gate 3 of its Trauma Centre, injuring some of them and forcing police intervention, doctors and security personnel said on Friday. According to the security department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the attackers took the security guards by surprise on Thursday night with their aggression.

17 days ago
Revenue court verdicts to be available online in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 2 (IANS) Rajasthan on Thursday launched state Revenue Court Grid, a new system under which judgments of revenue courts will be provided online to the litigants. Modelled on the lines of eCourts mission of the Central government and implemented by the Law and Justice Ministry in the Supreme Court and high courts, now the Rajasthan Revenue Court Grid will also make judgments av...

17 days ago
Rae Bareli toll is 30, Rahul meets injured as NTPC plant shut down

Rae Bareli, Nov 2 (IANS) The death toll in the NTPC boiler blast here in Uttar Pradesh rose to 30 on Thursday, with more injured workers succumbing to their burn injuries. Power producer NTPC shut down the 500 MW unit following the accident. The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the deaths. Nine of the injured in the boiler bl...

17 days ago
Nine UP blast injured to be shifted to AIIMS, Safdarjung

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Nine of the injured in the NTPC boiler blast in Uttar Pradesh are likely to be shifted to the city's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung Hospital, said an official on Thursday. As directed by the Union Health Minister J.P Nadda, all necessary arrangements are made at AIIMS trauma centre and Safdarjung trauma centre for the victims of the...

18 days ago
Condition of conjoined twins from Odisha improves

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The 28-month-old conjoined twins from Odisha, who underwent an 18-hour surgery for separation at AIIMS here last week, are stable and their condition has further improved, the hospital authorities said on Wednesday. Out of the two, Jaga, whose condition had deteriorated post surgery, has been taken off the ventilator. He is conscious and recognises the mother, res...

18 days ago
Elite Hospital to set up Rs.250-cr facility in Tirupati

Hyderabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Elite Multi Speciality Hospital Pvt. Ltd. on Wednesday signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to set up a multi-speciality hospital in Tirupati with an investment of Rs.250 crore. J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board, and Dr. A. Balasubramanyam, Chairman, Elite Hospital Pvt. Ltd., signed the memorandu...

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