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Karnataka private doctors return to work; treat out-patients

Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday. All the private doctors across the state are back to their duties since morning after we called off the strike, Indian Medical Association's (IMA) Karnataka Chapter Secretary Dr B. Veeranna told IANS here. ...

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Karnataka doctors end strike on court directive, government assurance

Bengaluru, Nov 17 (IANS) Private doctors in Karnataka on Friday called off their five-day-long strike on a high court directive and the state government's assurance to modify provisions in the amendment bill on the functioning of private hospitals across the state. We have called off the strike as directed by the Karnataka High Court and on the state government's assurance to modify the ...

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15 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work

Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 15 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday. Fifteeen critical patients died due to lack of treatment after the doctors went on strike on Thursday night, which also hit Emergency and Out Pa...

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13 patients die after Patna hospital's junior doctors strike work

Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) At least 13 patients died after more than 500 junior doctors at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here went on a strike to protest an assault by a deceased patient's attendants, hospital officials said on Friday. Thirteen critical patients died due to lack of treatment after the doctors went on strike on Thursday night, which also hit Emergency and Out Pa...

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OPDs in Karnataka private hospitals to reopen on Friday

Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Private hospitals across Karnataka, including Bengaluru would reopen their Out Patient Departments (OPDs) on Friday on the advice of the Karnataka High Court on Thursday, said two official of the medical associations. OPDs in all private hospitals across Bengaluru will re-open on Friday as advised by the High Court bench, state Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes...

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Two BSF troopers die of dengue

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Two BSF troopers have died of dengue while a senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader was diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease in West Bengal, a border guards official said on Thursday. BSF Head Constable Abhay Kumar, attached to the 82nd battalion in Malda, was admitted to the Malda Medical College and Hospital on November 12 and then shifted to...

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BJP walkout in Karnataka Assembly on doctors' strike

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 16 (IANS) Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday staged a walkout in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly protesting against the state government's indifference to the statewide private doctors' strike. The agitating doctors have also been on a relay hunger strike here since Monday against the stringent provisions in the amendment bill to the Karnatak...

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Doctor strike shuts OPDs in Karnataka private hospitals

Bengaluru, Nov 16 (IANS) Hundreds of private hospitals across Karnataka on Thursday shut their OPDs again as thousands of doctors intensified their strike against the penal provisions in the amendment bill to the KPME Act drafted by the government. The four-day strike began on Tuesday. The OPDs were also shut on November 3. OPDs in all private hospitals have been shut as we have ...

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TMC leader Mannan Hossain dead

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Senior Trinamool Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Abdul Mannan Hossain died at a private hospital here on Tuesday due to age-related issues, his family said. He was 65. Mannan is survived by his two wives, two sons, and two daughters. Born in 1952 at Sealmara of West Bengal's Murshidabad district, Hossain joined the Congress and was elected to th...

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NGT notice to Minister Mahesh Sharma's hospital

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday issued notice to a hospital owned by Union Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma, seeking a response to allegations of illegal construction on a green belt in neighbouring Noida. Acknowledging a petition by environmental activist Vikrant Tongad, the green court issued notice to Kailash Healthcare Ltd, along w...

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Private doctors' strike hits out-patient care in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 14 (IANS) Out-patient services in private hospitals across Karnataka was affected on Monday as some 50,000 private doctors went on a strike to protest against an amendment bill intended to regulate their functioning. The strike will continue till their demands are met, said a senior Indian Medical Association (IMA) official. Out-patients were not seen or treated in private...

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Private doctors' strike hits out-patient care in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 13 (IANS) Out-patient service in private hospitals and clinics across Karnataka were affected on Monday as some 50,000 private doctors went on strike in protest against an amendment bill that is intended to regulate their functioning. Out-patients will not be seen or treated in private hospitals or clinics across the state as our members are on strike against the (amendmen...

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Karnataka legislature set for stormy winter session

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 12 (IANS) The 10-day winter session of the Karnataka legislature beginning here on Monday is likely to be stormy, as the opposition BJP has threatened to disrupt the proceedings on a number of issues, including its demand for a minister's resignation and discussion on income tax raids on another minister. The winter session of the legislative assembly and the co...

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Have asked government to provide dengue treatment: Bengal Governor

Kolkata, Nov 7 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Tuesday said he has asked the state government to provide treatment and take precautions over rising incidents of dengue and other vector-borne diseases and deaths in the state. I have done whatever I could. I have asked the state government to provide treatment and take precautions, he said when asked whether he was sat...

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Private sector, NGOs should help governments with rural healthcare: Naidu

Hyderabad, Nov 5 (IANS) The private sector and NGOs should supplement the efforts to provide better healthcare in rural areas as governments alone cannot meet the growing healthcare demands in these areas, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Inaugurating a mega health camp at Swarna Bharat Trust at Vijayawada, he expressed concern at the lack of adequate health infrastructur...

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40,000 private hospitals, clinics closed in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Nov 3 (IANS) Around 40,000 private hospitals and clinics remained closed on Friday as private doctors went on strike protesting against Karnataka's proposed amendments to a medical bill to fix costs for private hospitals and penalise doctors. Nearly 50,000 private doctors from across Karnataka will abstain from their duties on Friday against the amendments proposed to Karnatak...

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60 deaths due to dengue, swine flu, no need to panic: Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that 60 persons have died of dengue and swine flu in the state this year but claimed the situation was not serious enough to trigger panic. Among the 40 dengue deaths, 13 patients who perished in state-run hospitals were confirmed cases. The government was cross-checking reports of 27 others suspected to hav...

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3 women killed in bridge collapse in Kerala

Kollam (Kerala), Oct 30 (IANS) An old foot-over bridge across a lake collapsed on Monday, killing three women while 30 others were injured, at the Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) compound here. The bodies of two women were fished out from the lake in the evening, while one was found in the morning. The bridge connected two units of the state-owned KMML. The body...

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Home visits: Punjab's tri-city residents get a new healthcare option

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Residents of the tri-city - comprising Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali -- will not have to rush to a hospital or clinic for routine ailments from now. A new facility, extended by a leading private hospital chain, will provide doctors, nursing attendants and physiotherapists for home visits. The facility, [email protected], initiated by Max Healthcare will bring medical ...

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One dead, over 30 injured as bridge collapses in Kerala

Kollam (Kerala), Oct 30 (IANS) A woman died and over 30 persons were injured when an old iron bridge across a water-body and connecting two units of the state-owned Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML) collapsed on Monday, police said. The incident occurred around 10.45 a.m. when mostly KMML workers were using the bridge. The deceased was identified as Shyamala Devi. The bridge ...

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