The UP government has not yet accepted on record the claim that the deaths were caused by the stoppage of oxygen supply at Gorakhpur’s B R D Medical College Hospital.
Dr Gaurav Aggarwal, UT’s anti-malaria officer, talks to Indian Express about climatic conditions and spread of vector-borne diseases in Chandigarh.
Also, rain and humidity are enablers for both diseases as they assist in the hatching of young mosquitoes and the survival of adult mosquitoes. Higher temperatures over longer periods are extending the transmission time for both dengue and malaria.
Doctors at the hospital described the condition of the newborn and the mother, who was in the 36th week of her pregnancy, as “stable”. But they added that the rape victim’s parents had submitted a written representation disowning the newborn.
Rajya Sabha MP Shamsher Singh Dullo had asked several questions, including if “it is a fact that the number of cancer patients is on the rise in the country, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana.
A senior health official said three more swine flu cases have been reported and the total number of patients diagnosed with H1N1 cases in the state has reached 71 till date.
The first case of swine flu in Chandigarh was reported on June 24. Since then, the number has gone up steadily. Also, five swine flu deaths have been reported in the city. Last year, the number of swine flu cases reported in the city was six and no one died.
The medical institutes in both the states, once they become SOTTO, will report to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), which is the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation(ROTTO) for north India.
There has been a rise in the number of children suffering from dental cavities. According to PGI doctors, around 70 per cent of the children aged 12 years suffer from dental cavities.
“The teams of all airlines will sit and everyone will prepare a new schedule. Either the flights would be rescheduled or they would be cancelled,” said an airline official. He said there was no confirmation whether the International flights operating from the airport would continue or they would be halted.
According to the report, of the seven UTs, Chandigarh had the highest of 36 snakebite deaths, while Dadra & Nagar Haveli reported nine. Three UTs - Daman and Diu, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands - did not report any snakebite death in 2016.
For the health department, the worry is that the patients who have died so far due to swine flu reach hospital at the terminal stage. “When the patients reach the hospital late, it becomes very difficult for the doctors to manage such cases,” said a health official.
SENIOR RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Wednesday suggested revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir as an “experiment” to check whether people would as a reaction burn the tricolour or unfurl it. Kumar’s comments came days after J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said in New Delhi that if the special constitutional status of […]
Varma retired from the service on Monday after more than four decades in the medical hub.
According to health department sources, out of the four doctors, one lives within the campus while the three doctors are living in different sectors of the city.
Five-year-old son of a woman doctor working with the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research has become the latest positive case of swine flu in the city. The total number of positive swine flu cases in the city has now reached seven.
The victim had been subjected to repeated rape allegedly by her maternal uncle, and the pregnancy was confirmed by doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Chandigarh.
The SMHS authorities have setup an eye bank at the hospital and the corneas were transported from Delhi. A doctor from All India Institutes of Medical Sciences New Delhi was among the team which successfully performed the transplants.
The girl, subjected to repeated rape, allegedly by her maternal uncle, is approximately 30 weeks pregnant, according to doctors at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh, who have examined the girl.
The health department’s malaria wing has launched a massive house-to-house screening in the city to prevent outbreak of vector-borne diseases.
National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination (2017-22) lays down a blueprint of action to tackle the problem, working in parcels and identifying annual targets for each. The Indian Express unpacks the details
The treatment model, named as Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT), was suggested by a renowned American drug therapist and consultant Dr Kanwar Ajit Singh Sidhu
Professor Jagat Ram, in the letter, has also asked the heads to supply the information in the next 10 days regarding all the pending procurement cases along with complete details of the approval and current status of every case.
On July 11, the PGIMER became the country’s first government hospital to conduct lung transplant. The cost of the transplant is being borne by the institute after it was found that the family of the recipient belong to low socioeconomic status (SES).
The recipient of the transplant, doctors said, was diagnosed with lung disease in 2015 and was initially taken to a local hospital in Patiala. She was brought to PGI in February 2016 and since then she had been receiving treatment at the institute. A month ago, Singh was told that his wife required a transplant.
The lung was harvested from an accident victim, Bhola Singh from Punjab’s Moga district. The Brain Death Certification Committee of PGI declared him brain-dead on Monday night. Soon thereafter, he was considered as a donor for the lung transplant.
Recently, the Chandigarh health department launched a house-to-house inspection in the city for mosquito-prone conditions. According to the health department, 24,000 houses have been inspected as part of the ongoing drive.
Officials at the Kalka Railways Workshop told Chandigarh Newsline that the plan is to manufacture an 18-seater coach. “We have recently sent a revised drawing of the coach to the railways headquarters. We are waiting for the approval of the drawings,” said the official.
Parents associations blame the Chandigarh administration for ‘not listening’ to them and allege that school managements were not completely implementing the safety guidelines laid down by CBSE and also the UT administration.
The four boys, two 15-year-olds, a 13-year-old and the 11-year-old, reached home a day later, on the evening of June 27, and are now “in detention” at the Kupwara police station.
PGIMER spokesperson Manju Wadwalkar said the course has been named BSc in Medical Animation and Audio-visual Creation. “The course will have 15 seats. Ten students will be selected through an entrance exam. The other seats will be reserved for sponsored candidates and foreign nationals.”
“I am the host today. Around 10 of us will have lunch together. We have prepared some dishes today,” said Yasmeen, a BCA student at SD College in Sector 32 on the special occasion of Eid celebrations.
Sources said the PGI administration would also make a detailed presentation on Tuesday about the four new facilities, announced by PGI, to come up at Sarangpur. “We are yet to send the project details of the four major facilities to the Union health ministry.
Earlier, the officials had said that “technical problems in the server, were hampering the trail run of the Wi-fi services at the airport and the problems have been resolved now.” Sahota said that passengers will have free access to Wi-fi services for the first 15 minutes.
This is the first swine flue case to be recorded in the city. Earlier, a resident of Panchkula district had died of swine flue. Besides swine flu, health department officials said the city has not recorded any fresh case of dengue or Chikungunya so far.
According to sources, the advisory was a “preventive measure” to ensure the safety of its personnel who have been the target of attacks as Kashmir witnesses a series of protests ever since last year’s unrest over the killing of Burhan Wani.