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NHPS beneficiaries to be drawn from economic, caste census: Centre to states
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

A National Health Agency (NHA) is also to be set up to manage NHPS, the letter from Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan to all state Chief Secretaries stated.

Simply Put: Why an opioid drug used to treat pain has led to petition in HC
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Doctors are divided on the use of Buprenorphine to help treat drug addiction. Punjab has started a pilot project to test the impact.

Interview: ‘Child’s anxiety directly proportionate to parents’ expectations’
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

Here is a doctor's advice to students and parents on dealing with exam stress

After 9 deaths this year, Punjab puts hospitals on swine flu alert
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Health records also reveal that so far the department has provided treatment to 112 people who had come in contact with the swine flu positive patients

Amit Shah in Jind: Motorcycle rally to increase pollution, warn experts
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

"It has been established by IIT Kanpur that in Delhi two-wheelers are the major components causing pollution if compared with four-wheelers,” Professor Mukesh Khare, from IIT Delhi told The Indian Express.

New Trend: Men take up nursing course at PGIMER in large numbers
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

There were only two men in the 2016-18 batch. Curiously, 17 of the 18 men in the course are from Rajasthan.

Chandigarh International Airport: IAF agrees to increase watch hours from March-end
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Starting from October 3 last year, the runway watch hours for the flight operation is from 5 am to 4 pm. The present NOTAM (notice to airmen) will remain enforced till March 31. Before the NOTAM, the watch hours at the airport were between sunrise and 10 pm.

Health index: Punjab ranked second, aiming at No. 1 spot soon, says Mohindra
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Neighboring Haryana, however, is ranked 13 by achieving an overall performance index score of 46.97 in the reference year

Chandigarh second among UTs on NITI Aayog’s healthcare index 
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

This is for the first time that the Centre has come up with an index to measure the annual performance of states and Union Territories (UT) and rank them accordingly. The states were divided into larger states, smaller states and UTs.

Seven-year-old girl succumbs to dengue and typhoid at Chandigarh PGI
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

PGI sources told Chandigarh Newsline on Thursday that the girl, a resident of Chandigarh’s Faida village, died on January 25, the same day after she was referred by the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32.

Kashmiri student assaulted in Haryana
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

The incident near Ambala’s Maharishi Markandeshwar University comes days after a similar case was reported in Mahendragarh, where two students from J&K were beaten up.

Chandigarh: PGIMER to set up department of family medicine
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Traditionally, a family doctor is one to whom families visit regularly, irrespective of the disease and age. A family physician provides primary treatment for all the diseases and refers patients to the specialist only if there is a need for it.

Chandigarh: Patient load increased over 20 times in 54 years, says annual report of PGIMER
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

From the annual attendance of 1,25,163 outpatients and 3,328 admissions in 1963-64, the figure has gone up to 25,55,455 outpatients and 89,584 admissions in 2016-17.

Survival rate of patients at Chandigarh PGI 95 per cent in 2016-17
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

In 2016-17, the highest number of patients - 9,32,033 - was recorded by Punjab at 36 per cent, followed by Chandigarh 21 per cent (5,48,072), Haryana 19 per cent, Himachal Pradesh 11 per cent and UP five per cent.

Two J&K students beaten up in Haryana
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

The Jammu & Kashmir government has demanded a strong action into the incident, with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti saying she was “shocked & disturbed” by the incident.

Mumbai MRI Death: Three Chandigarh hospitals order safety review
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

PGI Director Dr Jagat Ram told Chandigarh Newsline that he has sought comments from the Department of Radio Diagnosis and Imaging to know the precautions taken during MRI tests

New Tejas train on Delhi-Chandigarh route likely to start running from March
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

DRM, Ambala, Dinesh Sharma, told Chandigarh Newsline on Wednesday that the train was likely to start plying in March once the coaches arrive from RCF, the coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways.

Haryana school principal shot four times, she cried: Save me
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

A Class XII student, whom she had allegedly reprimanded a few days ago, shot her four times with a .32 bore gun in her office.

ATC watch hour timings: For planning summer schedule, Chandigarh airport approaches IAF for clarity
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

From Oct 3 last year, IAF had curtailed the watch hours at the airport leading to a reduction in number of flights; that order expires on March 31

Chandigarh: New scheme to check bacterial contamination of eatery and restaurant employees’ hands
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

In City Beautiful, there are over 300 food outlets and restaurants located in different parts of the city. Of late, several cafes have come up in the city which also attract a lot of visitors. Employees at all these eateries wil come under the scanner.

PGI governing body refuses to downgrade post of professors
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The governing body has also approved the request of grant of ex-India (extraordinary) leave for two years from January 2018 or from the actual date of his relieving date to join as Consultant General and Leproscopic Surgery at Asgar Ali Hospital Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Professor T D Yadav, Department of General Surgery, PGI.

Chandigarh health dept to launch pulse polio campaign at night
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The Chandigarh health department is also approaching the UT police so that one constable accompanies every team during the vaccination drive. According to the department, 97,780 children are expected to be vaccinated this month.

Attend classes on how to behave properly with patients, PGI resident doctors told
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

A group of senior doctors has been asked to teach the residents how to deal with patients properly and also come up with guidelines to improve the behaviour of doctors while dealing with patients at PGIMER Chandigarh.

Chandigarh International Airport runway upgrade: 80,000 passengers to be affected
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Chandigarh International Airport Cheif Executive Officer (CEO) Sunil Dutt told Chandigarh Newsline that the present traffic of passengers at the airport is approximately 2,800 per day.

2015-16 National Family Health Survey Report Anaemia among kids aged 6-59 months highest in Chandigarh: Report
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

The report puts the prevalence of anaemia among children aged 6-59 months at 73 per cent against the national prevalence of 58.4 per cent for this category. The report states that Delhi had 59.7 per cent, while Haryana had 71.7 per cent prevalence. Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and other states recorded a lower level of prevalence than Chandigarh.

Governor offers 25 acres for paediatric oncology centre in Chandigarh
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

PGI sources said they have not received any communication from the UT Administration regarding the proposal and PGI Director Professor Jagat Ram was likely to meet the Governor soon regarding the project.

‘If there are no proper facilities for me in a city like Chandigarh, imagine the condition in other states’
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Whig is among 14,796 people with different disabilities (census 2011) in Chandigarh — the country’s first planned city post-Independence — but clearly not at all planned for this section of the population.

Chandigarh airport saw decline of 40,000 passengers in September-December ’17
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Officials of airlines operating at Chandigarh airport also believe that traffic will increase.

Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians pray together in one room at Chandigarh’s GMCH
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

GMCH is the first government hospital in the city to set up such a facility. The prayer room is located in the C block where more than 10 operation theatres are also situated.

Civil dispensary doctors to be made accountable for health indicators
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

About the work assessment, sources said that doctors would be assessed on their performance, including the number of anti-neonatal registrations and number of locals availing the service of the particular dispensary.

PGIMER headache: Biomedical waste piling up at institute
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

The biomedical waste is piling up at the institute as no firm has been coming forward to lift it for the last six months despite the institute floating multiple tenders.

UT plans to bring health institutions under Punjab Act
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

A senior health official said once the health department prepares the draft and sends it to the Chandigarh Administration, it would be forwarded to the Government of India for approval, before being implemented in the city.

Three water bodies have high levels of organic matter, aquatic life in danger: UT report
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Biochemical oxygen demand found to be very high at several points in 2016 in Sukhna, Dhanas, Sector 42 lake

Trauma centre: GMCH sends detailed project report to Central government
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

UT Administration has already allotted land for setting up the 300-bedded facility

Chandigarh: GMCH to have dept of emergency medicine, UT clears proposal
Wed, Dec 20, 2017

Director Principal of GMCH A K Janmeja told Chandigarh Newsline that the GMCH is the first hospital apparently in the region which will have a separate department with faculty specialised in dealing with the emergency cases

More than one strain of dengue virus identified in patients this year: PGI to health dept
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

According to health officials, presence of new and multiple strains makes management of the diseases more difficult.