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Joie De Vivre: Far away from home, Afghan students celebrate Eid to get a feel of nostalgia
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

“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.

Chandigarh: Union health secy to visit PGI on June 27 to attend SFC meet
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

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.

Chandigarh International Airport: Two years after inauguration, new terminal to get Wi-Fi facility
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

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.

Chandigarh records first swine flu case this season
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

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.

J&K Police told to pray at protected mosques on Eid
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

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.

Ahead of GST rollout, chemists in Chandigarh cut down on procurement of medicines
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Doctors said that the chemists clearing the old stock had raised concerns that the chemists could sell old medicines which were about to expire.

Parkash Singh Badal, not seen in Assembly, visits AAP MLAs in hospital
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Former CM Prakash Singh Badal, who has not been attending the Assembly sessions for health reasons, described the manhandling of AAP MLAs as “darkest day of the democracy” and called it “vendetta”.

PGIMER to install Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Hospital gets regular reports about doctors coming late to new OPD block

No additional funds for war on drugs
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The government allocated Rs 1,358 crore for medical and public health in this fiscal year, which is 14.21 per cent higher than the allocations made the previous year.

Punjab budget 2017-18: 39,345 cancer patients given financial aid of Rs 495 crore since 2011, says Brahm Mohindra
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Health minister Brahm Mohindra listed several initiatives, including a pilot project that was started in Sangrur under which women above 30 years of age were screened for cervical cancer.

‘Upset’ over lack of proper protocol, JP Nadda pulls up Chandigarh Administration
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

According to sources, JP Nadda was ‘disappointed’ that no senior officials from the Chandigarh Administration were present at the airport on Tuesday evening to receive him.

Lancet findings call to act before it is too late, say doctors
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Like the rest of the country, the only programme running in the city is the combined National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS).

Survey begins to find prevalence of autism among Chandigarh children
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Doctors claim that it is for the first time that such a study has been started.

High prevalence is because of sedentary lifestyle in Chandigarh, says Dr Anil Bhansali
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Dr Anil Bhansali, head, Department of Endocrinology, PGI, one of the authors of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)-India Diabetes study, which was published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology journal, talks to The Indian Express about the study.

Lack of physical activity and faulty food main causes behind diabetes, says Chandigarh doctors
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

For Singh, who runs a cloth store at Zirakpur, the diagnosis was a shock. “There is no family history of diabetes,” he said, as he spoke about the extra financial burden of the treatment.

Health department seeks to curb infant deaths
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

According to UT health officials, the vision department has been sent to the Union health ministry for final approval.

Slot system & more: PGI doctor’s idea for OPD rush
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

A senior doctor of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has come up with a solution to streamline the rush at north India’s premier medical hub.

Technical Boost: PGIMER to set up state-of-the-art anatomy museum
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

“The collection will be curated in the new museum in a manner so that the visitor can have a seamless learning experience of visiting the museum”.

AYUSH department to send doctors to yoga camps
Tue, Jun 13, 2017

The administration has started the process of setting up Ayush hospitals in the city.

On offer in city: 16,100 seats across colleges and courses
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

As UT Administration has centralised the whole admission process of major courses this year, the beginning of a new academic session has many new things to offer.

IIT JEE Advanced 2017: Sarvesh Mehtani comes first in country, Ashish Waikar seventh
Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Eight Students who studied in Tricity educational institutes figure in the top 70 All India ranks.

Tricity generates around 680 tonnes of solid waste per day
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Authors of the report said an “integrated solid waste management system is an effective method for controlling the huge volumes of solid waste generated in urban locales in India”.

Sidhu’s cheque leaves health minister red-faced
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Sidhu visited the hospital around the time the health minister issued a statement at 4:57 pm that the state government was “committed to bearing the expenses of his treatment”.

Plan to revamp Chandigarh railway station hits roadblock, ministry looks for options
Sat, Jun 10, 2017

The Chandigarh administration has reduced the area of commercial development and now the railway ministry is looking for alternatives. 

Prevent outbreak of vector-borne diseases: Health department begins house screening in slum areas
Fri, Jun 09, 2017

Field units of department are creating awareness about vector-borne diseases.

India’s diabetes epidemic now strikes the urban poor, shows latest study in Lancet
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

The Indian Council of Medical Research-INdia DIABetes study, funded by ICMR and the Department of Health Research of the union Health Ministry, seeks to estimate the national prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes in India, broken down by states.

‘Drastically modified lifestyles to blame’: Dr RM Anjana on diabetes study
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Lead author discusses diabetes study

Poverty and diabetes, twin burdens
Thu, Jun 08, 2017

Prevalence of diabetes is increasing among urban poor. Managing the disease costs upwards of Rs 40 daily, beyond reach of many

Chandigarh International Airport: AAI awards tender for 14 food and beverage outlets
Wed, Jun 07, 2017

Airport officials expect the outlets to come up in the next two to three months. The new terminal of the International Airport was inaugurated in 2015. But not many facilities are available for the passengers at the airport so far.

New satellite centre in Himachal Pradesh: PGI doctors express concern over getting trained manpower
Tue, Jun 06, 2017

Officials say focus should be on improving health facilities at PGI Chandigarh.

Army approaches PGI to seek facilities in emergencies, to sign MoU with hospital
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

Sources said that the officials discussed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Army and the hospital for the provision of medical infrastructure, manpower, ambulance and hospital beds in a situation that might demand such support.

Surgeon unavailable, PGI fails to attempt first lung transplant
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

In the past, the institute has retrieved two lungs from brain dead patients which were donated for research purposes to the institute.

PGIMER: Patients face ventilator shortage, attendants lend a helping hand
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

ON WEDNESDAY morning when 80-year-old Joginder Singh, a native of Yamunanagar in Haryana, was rushed to Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), one of the few things PGI doctors asked the family members was to immediately get an ambu bag (external breathing support) for him. Family members of Joginder, who had suffered an […]

Zika virus: Punjab health dept to issue fresh alert to civil surgeons
Tue, May 30, 2017

Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra told that the health department is taking preventive measures and monitoring of all the districts has been intensified.

Doctors identify recipient, gear up for first lung transplant at PGIMER
Tue, May 30, 2017

The PGI has witnessed an increase in the cadaver donation cases for the last few years. But the institute is yet to begin conducting the lung and live liver transplant at the institute

Vanishing Kashmir stag set to get breeding centre
Tue, May 30, 2017

Known for its 11- to 16-point antlers, the Kashmiri stag, or the hangul, was once believed to be a subspecies of the European red deer.