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4 days ago
Snubbing Islamabad, India promises more medical visa to Pakistanis

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Snubbing objections from Islamabad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured visa to four more Pakistanis, including a three-year-old boy, seeking medical treatment in India. Yes. Muhammad Shafay is only 3 years old. We will issue visa for his open heart surgery in India, Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from Masroor Akhtar Sidiq...

5 days ago
Sushma assures medical visa to Pakistani child

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Even as Pakistan had accused India of politicising humanitarian issues, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday assured a medical visa to a five-year-old Pakistani child seeking urgent open heart surgery. I am sorry, the child is suffering so much. We will issue the visa immediately, Sushma Swaraj tweeted after a request by a doctor in an Indian privat...

8 days ago
After Allah, you our last hope: Pakistani to Sushma

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday assured a medical visa to yet another Pakistani national who said that after Allah you are our last hope. India will not belie your hope. We will issue the visa immediately, Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from Shahzaib Iqbal from Lahore who said that a medical visa was required for the liver tran...

14 days ago
Cassidy diagnosed with organ failure

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Actor-singer David Cassidy, 67, has been hospitalised in Florida due to organ failure. Cassidy was earlier stricken with dementia but now his liver and kidneys are failing, his publicist JoAnn Geffen said, deadline.com reported on Saturday. He is now conscious and surrounded by family, Geffen added. Cassidy has been hospitalised for three days a...

15 days ago
Weightlifting Olympic champion Suleymanoglu dies

Ankara (Turkey), Nov 18 (IANS) World and Olympic champion weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu from Turkey died on Saturday at the age of 50, local media reported. The Turkish champion underwent a liver transplant surgery last month after suffering with cirrhosis for a long time, reports Xinhua news agency. Suleymanoglu, nicknamed Pocket Hercules due to his 1.47 metres (4 feet 10 inch...

23 days ago
India gives medical visa to another Pakistani national

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) India on Friday issued a medical visa to another Pakistani national following a promise made by the Ministry of External Affairs on Independence Day. Amna - We have approved medical visa for your father Mr Shamim Ahmed, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request from one Amna Shamim through the Twitter handle of Karachi's Muhammad Ta...

26 days ago
Bangladeshi toddler undergoes liver transplant at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Doctors at a Delhi hospital provided a new lease of life to a toddler from Bangladesh who had developed acute liver failure. Two-year-old Aman Jawad Uddin developed jaundice, vomiting and irritability, which was later diagnosed as acute liver failure due to Hepatitis A at a Dhaka hospital. His condition deteriorated to coagulopathy, also called a bleeding...

1 month ago
India gives more medical visas to Pakistanis

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Continuing a trend that started after a promise made on Independence Day this year, India has issued medical visa for a one-year-old Pakistani seeking open heart surgery and a man seeking a liver transplant. We have approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of your uncle Mr Azhar Hussain in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on We...

1 month ago
MEA approves visa of sick Pakistani national

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has approved the medical visa of a Pakistani national for liver transplant surgery in India. We have approved the visa request for liver transplant surgery of your uncle Mr Azhar Hussain in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted in reply to a Pakistani resident Abbas whose uncle is to be treated at the Max Ho...

1 month ago
Yet another Indian medical visa for ailing Pakistani

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India will grant a medical visa to a Pakistani man seeking a liver transplant, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Yes, we are granting visa for your father's liver transplant surgery in India, Sushma Swaraj tweeted in response to a request by one Hamid Ali Ashraf, who said that his father needed a liver transplant and that his condition was ve...

3 months ago
Riteish Deshmukh remembers father on death anniversary

Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) On the 5th death anniversary of Vilasrao Deshmukh, a two-time chief minister of Maharashtra, his son and actor Riteish Deshmukh shared an emotional post on social media. Riteish on Monday took to Twitter to share a black and white photograph of his father. It's been five years... Have missed you every moment, every hour, everyday. Miss you pappa, the Great...

3 months ago
Need for ethical, equitable organ donation programme: Experts

New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With organ donation in India continuing to be as low as 0.3 per million population, leading health experts have called for an 'ethical and equitable' organ donation programme in India so that the benefits could reach the truly needy. In India, currently, less than 5,000 kidney transplants are carried out annually against an estimated requirement of over 175,000. ...

4 months ago
Expecting mothers with hepatitis C have 90% chance of infecting their babies (Re-issuing with corrected quote in para 7

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The parents of 31-year-old Naina Bharali are worried since their only daughter has been diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver cancer) -- caused by the hepatitis C virus. She is four months pregnant and they fear the new born will also get infected by the blood-borne viral disease. The confused Bharali does not know how she got the disease, but doctors she is consultin...

4 months ago
Pregnant women with Hepatitis C have 90% chance of infecting their newborn

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The parents of 31-year-old Naina Bharali are worried since their only daughter has been diagnosed with cirrhosis (liver cancer) -- caused by the Hepatitis C virus. She is four months pregnant and they fear the new born will also get infected by the blood-borne viral disease. The confused Bharali does not know how she got the disease, but doctors she is consultin...

4 months ago
Sushma confirms visa to Pakistani Kashmiri patient without Aziz's recommendation

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said a patient from Pakistan-administered Kashmir who is seeking treatment in New Delhi for a liver tumour needed no recommendation from the Pakistan government for a medical visa because the territory is an integral part of India. Osama Ali, 24, who has been diagnosed with a liver tumour, had reportedly sought ...

4 months ago
Over 50,000 in Britain are alive with transplanted organs

London, July 11 (IANS) The number of persons still alive in Britain after receiving transplanted organs has exceeded 50,000 for the first time, data revealed on Tuesday. NHS Blood and Transplant in its annual report for 2017 said that 36,300 persons received transplanted kidneys, 9,800 had liver transplants, and 3,900 heart or lung transplants. Almost 2,000 received transplanted pancreas...

5 months ago
Latest, low-cost technologies making India medical tourism hub: Experts

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Latest medical technologies in Indian hospitals at a lower cost is majorly contributing towards the country emerging as the premier medical tourism hub of the world, said health experts on Wednesday. They said that treatment provided in India from accredited facilities at par with any developed country in the world but at a much cheaper cost, thus making giving ...

5 months ago
Delhi hospital performs complex paediatric liver transplants

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Two complex paediatric liver transplants conducted by doctors at Fortis Hospital here helped save lives of infants hailing from Fiji and Iraq, who were suffering from congenital liver defects. Azariah Malala and Lilaz Bakhtiyar were both suffering from forms of Biliary atresia -- a condition in which the bile duct is not formed (or partially formed and blocked) ...

6 months ago
'Midnight Rider' Gregg Allman and his rock music journey

In a nearly half-century career, both in a band and solo, his distinctive voice, inspired lyrics and energetic guitar work went to make Gregg Allman a musical legend as pioneer and practitioner of 'Southern Rock' - which brought together rock and roll with traditional blues, jazz, country music and other forms to create a unique and unforgettable sound. Music is my life's blood. I love m...

6 months ago
Southern Rock pioneer Gregg Allman dies at 69

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Gregg Allman, whose The Allman Brothers Band was the pioneering unit in the Southern rock explosion of the 1970s, passed away at the age of 69. Allman died on Saturday due to complications from liver cancer, his longtime manager, Michael Lehman, told variety.com. On April 24, reports surfaced online that Allman was in hospice. However, Lehman denied it....

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