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On a wing and verse: Bengal girl gives poetic meaning to broken life

Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Eight years back, Sathi Mondal was a normal, jovial teenager, enjoying life and dreaming of making it big in sports. That's till a botched-up medical treatment derailed her life's planned journey. Now she can't take a morsel of food or even water through her mouth, shuttles between home and hospital, and suffers excruciating pain. But the girl, coming from a family...

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JKP awarded for providing free healthcare services

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) The Jagadguru Kripalu Parishad (JKP), which runs hospitals as also educational institutions for underprivileged girls, was awarded at the Swasth Hindustan Conclave 2017 here for providing free health care services. JKP trustee Ram Puri received the award on behalf of its President Dr Vishakha Tripathi at the event organised by the Zee Hindustan TV channel.

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Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors. The BJP government had invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Maintenan...

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Health services derailed across Rajasthan as doctors begin indefinite strike

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government had on Thursday invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Mai...

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Health services derailed in Rajasthan as doctors go on indefinite strike

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services crippled in government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors declared they were to going on indefinite strike from Saturday, advancing their stir which was earlier scheduled to begin on Monday. The Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government had on Thursday invoked the Rajasthan Essential Services Maint...

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CJAR starts crowdfunding to fight against 'unjust' SC judgment

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After the Supreme Court imposed a Rs 25 lakh cost on Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) that had sought a court-monitored SIT probe into the allegation of graft involving a retired judge of Orissa High Court, the NGO said it has decided to fight this unjust judgement and put out a crowdfunding appeal. The Campaign has decided to fight this un...

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Five years of Nirbhaya: Mamata calls for making society safe

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Remembering the brutal Nirbhaya gang rape case in Delhi on its fifth year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called for making a safe society. Remembering #Nirbhaya on the fifth anniversary of brutal Delhi incident. We cannot compensate her loss but let us resolve to keep our society safe, Banerjee tweeted. The 23-year-old paramedical s...

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Manipur HC asks RIMS to respond to complaints about facilities

Imphal, Dec 16 (IANS) The Manipur High Court has directed the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal to file an affidavit by December 20 after a post graduate student wrote to the Prime Minister complaining about malfunctioning of equipment and alleged denial of basic healthcare facilities, including medicines, to people. The directive was passed on Friday by a division be...

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AI may help identify bacteria quickly, accurately

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Microscopes enhanced with artificial intelligence (AI) could help in the quick and accurate diagnosis of the deadly blood infections, which may improve patients' odds of survival, according to a study. The bacteria that most often cause bloodstream infections include the rod-shaped bacteria including Escherichia coli or E.coli, the round clusters of Staphylococcus...

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Canadian billionaire, wife found dead

Ottawa, Dec 16 (IANS) Bernard Sherman, one of Canadas most prominent billionaires and community philanthropists, was found dead alongside his wife inside their mansion in Toronto, the media reported. The police found the bodies of Sherman, the owner of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex, and his wife Honey on Friday evening, after they responded to a medical complaint, reports CTV news....

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Maternal blood sugar may affect baby's heart

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) Women with high blood sugar early in pregnancy may raise their baby's risk of developing a congenital heart defect, according to a study. While it has been long known that diabetes in pregnancy raises the odds for congenital heart defects in babies. The new findings reveal that risk extends even to women without diabetes in their earliest part of pregnanc...

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Corden almost named his daughter Beyonce

Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Popular TV host James Corden has joked that he almost named his newborn daughter after singer Beyonce Knowles. The 39-year-old, who welcomed his third child with wife Julia on Tuesday, almost landed himself in hot water when he pretended to the medical staff he had given his daughter the same moniker as Beyonce, reports people.com. After the baby was bo...

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Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents over 1,208% more for medical devices: NPPA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208-1,737 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes and three way stop cocks, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ...

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Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents 1,208 % more for syringes :NPPA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The national p...

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Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday approved the bill setting up the National Medical Commission that seeks to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI), Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The MCI will be replaced, and a National Medical Commission bill has been brought. This is to correct the whole medical ecosy...

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Delhi government to provide 'chai and rusk', medical care at night shelters

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Providing some succour from the biting cold to the homeless, the Delhi government on Friday announced that it will serve breakfast of 'tea and rusk' to residents of its night shelters from Saturday, till the end of January. Announcing its 'winter action plan', the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) said a four-member medical team will visit the night s...

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Cabinet approves bill to replace Medical Council of India

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) A bill to replace the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a national medical commission was cleared by the Union Cabinet on Friday, Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said. The MCI will be replaced, and a National Medical Commission bill has been brought. This is to correct the whole medical ecosystem, he said. The MCI is a statutory body for es...

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India, Morocco ink MoUs on cooperation in health, transport

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India and Morocco on Thursday inked MoUs to enhance cooperation in telemedicine, drug regulation and pharmaceutical quality control as well as water resources, roads and maritime sectors, an official statement said. As per an MoU, signed by Health Minister J.P. Nadda and his visiting Moroccan counterpart Abdelkader Amara, the two sides also agreed to co-operate i...

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Pakistan's NAB to approach Interpol for Ishaq Dar's arrest

Islamabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday decided to approach the Interpol for the arrest of former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar who is currently in London, officials said. The decision was taken during a meeting of the anti-corruption organisation's executive board presided over by Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal (retd), Dawn online reported.

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Three kg tumour removed from 65-year-old man

Aligarh, Dec 14 (IANS) A three kg tumour located between the heart and lung of a 65-year-old man was removed at the AMU's medical college here, it was announced on Thursday. It was rare case as the tumour has been present and growing since birth in the body of Aligarh resident Hemendra Gupta Arya, said Professor M.H. Beg, who led the surgical team in the six-hour operation at the Jawahar...

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