Adil Akhzer


A day in the life of a patient: 6 hours, 2 queues, 15 mins with doctor & an appointment for June
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

This is the first of a three-part series in Chandigarh Newsline featuring PGI, patients and its doctors

Chandigarh cannine chaos: MC says ‘100 per cent vaccination not possible’, claims no proper identification system in place
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

On Saturday, MC officials said that 90 dogs were vaccinated in BapuDham area. Kamboj said that Panchkula and Mohali should also go for stray dog vaccination as dogs keep crossing borders.

To tackle drug menace, UN offers help to Punjab govt
Sat, Apr 29, 2017

“Punjab has huge potential to become a model state for not just India but perhaps South Asia on how to develop and implement state-of-art policies and interventions to address the drug problem.”

Punjab government seals drug de-addiction centre running ‘illegally’
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Nine inmates who were admitted in the centre were shifted to the government drug de-addiction centre in Fazilka.

Chandigarh International Airport: Last date for tender to set up two duty-free outlets extended to May 1
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The last date for tender submission fixed earlier by the airport authorities was April 21. Now the new date is May 1.

After threats, Kashmiri scholar says won’t return to BITS-Pilani
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The college authorities shifted Hashim to a different accommodation, but his family back home asked him to return immediately.

Chandigarh: Tricity records first swine flu death of season
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Dr V K Bansal, Civil Surgeon, Panchkula, told Chandigarh Newsline that the treatment of the victim's family has already begun.

Drug de-addiction, rehabilitation centres in state get new names
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

The orders to rename the centres were issued on Monday after the proposal was cleared by the Health Minister Brahm Mohindra

20 per cent growth in passenger
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

The statistics reveal that the airport has also seen a growth of 8.7 per cent in the aircraft during 2016-2017

Passengers hit as over 600 buses of Haryana Roadways do not ply
Wed, Apr 12, 2017

Shortage of buses led to harassment of passengers and many remained stranded for hours as they couldn’t get a bus to reach their destinations.

Combating drug menace: For this war, 4 weeks was not enough
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Even as the Congress government claims that its crackdown is on track, doctors tell The Indian Express about decline in number of patients at rehabilitation centres, absence of mechanism to keep tabs on addicts, shortage of psychiatrists and the urgent need to squeeze supply.

Vector-borne diseases: Chandigarh Health department to launch website, app for residents
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

In order to prevent the outbreak of vector-borne diseases in the city this summer, the Chandigarh health department has decided to initiate a slew of activities.

PGIMER to start dedicated day care OT from tomorrow
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

The PGIMER administration recently initiated steps to setup at least 25 Modular Operation Theater(OT)’s at the Institute.

National Mental Health Survey: ‘Around 22 lakh in Punjab suffer from mental illness’
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

The doctors said four Punjab districts - Faridkot, Ludhiana, Moga and Patiala - were chosen for the survey in which 2,895 people were randomly selected and interviewed.

Addicts fall for cheaper opioid substitutes used for treatment
Sat, Apr 08, 2017

As addicts purportedly under treatment got hooked to Buprenorphine, an opioid medication, it found its way to chemists shops and elsewhere

Search for leopard ends, no clue to presence of big
Tue, Apr 04, 2017

“I have issued directions to reopen the area to public from tomorrow,” UT’s Chief Conservator of Forests Santosh Kumar told Chandigarh Newsline. “I received reports that nothing was found in the search operation.

‘PGIMER is a victim of its own popularity…people have high hopes’
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Last month, the Union Health Ministry appointed the renowned ophthalmologist and head of department of ophthalmology at PGI, Dr Jagat Ram, 60, as the PGI director.

Chandigarh school fee hike: ‘City school managements and UT responsible for this situation’
Mon, Apr 03, 2017

Nitin Goyal, president, Chandigarh Parents Association, says the UT Administration has no laws to regulate the fee hike.

PGI starts discussions on use of Sarangpur land
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

UT Administrator and Governor of Punjab V P Singh Badnore has already extended all his support to the PGI administration about the transfer of the land to PGI.

Chandigarh records hottest Day: MeT says temperature likely to fall in coming days
Sun, Apr 02, 2017

.This year, as per the MeT records, the highest maximum temperature, recorded before Saturday was 35.9 degrees, a few days ago.

Horror videos take a toll on mental health of kids: PGI docs
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

The doctors attributed the problem to the use of technology by the children.

Punjab Govt cracks whip on private rehab centres: Out of 60 such centres, 7 ‘inappropriate’ ones being shut
Sat, Apr 01, 2017

Sources also said fresh instructions had been issued to district officials as well as civil surgeons to keep a check on possible “illegal and unauthorised” centres functioning in their districts.

Chandigarh: Govt nod To PGI master plan; nine super speciality centres, campus division on the cards
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

PGI officials had said approval of master plan is a mandatory requirement for any fresh construction in the Institute.

Chandigarh Int’l Airport likely to offer e-Visa services from next month
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The e-Tourist Visa enables the prospective visitor to apply for an Indian visa from the home country online without visiting the Indian embassy and pay the visa fee online.

Chandigarh: PGI starts process to get 25 modular operation theatres
Sun, Mar 26, 2017

The PGI Faculty Association has been demanding that “a world-class new OT complex” should be developed by the administration.

Punjab looks at little-used law to pardon and rehab drug offenders
Sat, Mar 25, 2017

When The Indian Express checked with police officers whether the NDPS section had been invoked earlier to seek immunity from prosecution, most said they were unaware of proceedings under Section 64 (A).

Organs of brain-dead patient airlifted from Chandigarh to Delhi
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The patient, doctors said, was admitted to PGI last week and the doctors said his condition was extremely critical

Organ donor’s heart to be airlifted from Chandigarh to Medanta
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The patient was admitted to the PGIMER, where doctors declared him brain dead on Sunday afternoon.

Fearing inconvenience due to Jat march, people reschedule travel plans
Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Adding to the chaos was the closure of Chandigarh International Airport due to runway repair.

Duty-free outlets to come up at Chandigarh International Airport
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The new terminal of Chandigarh International Airport located in Mohali was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

Dr Jagat Ram new PGIMER director
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Until Friday, the institute was headed by Dean of the institute Dr Subhash Verma, who was made the officiating director for six months by the Health Ministry.

‘Working on plan involving softwares, kiosks to handle rush’: Amitabh Avasthi, Deputy Director Administration at PGIMER
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Avasthi said faith in the institute and the trust in PGI doctors is why the institute sees a large number of patients on a daily basis.

Punjab: Anandpur Sahib AAP meet turns into damp squib
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Only about 100 volunteers and three unsuccessful candidates from Mohali, Chamkaur Sahib and Anandpur Sahib went into a huddle at a party worker’s house in Nukiwal village.

Punjab Election Results 2017: Voters’ agenda includes water shortage, poor roads and basic amenities
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

'We want our new MLA to take up our issues and get the work done.'

Punjab Election Results 2017: Won with party workers’ hard work; victory is a tribute to my son, says Kanwar Sandhu
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

AAP's Kanwar Sandhu said that the party would hold a meeting to look into the reasons for the poor show in Punjab.

Chandigarh: PGI to ensure fire safety in all campus buildings
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

A senior PGI official told Chandigarh Newsline on Thursday that steps are being initiated following the health ministry directions. “We are soon signing an agreement with IIT Roorkee.