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Kaunain Sheriff is based in Delhi and covers health and environment.

Milder form of dengue dominant this year: AIIMS
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The latest MCD data reveals that 2,215 cases of dengue have been reported in the capital this year — a 60 per cent increase as compared to last year. According to MCD data, 1,177 cases of dengue have been reported in the city and 1,038 cases have been reported, where the infection has been acquired from outside the city.

‘Self-medication and expired medicines making eye infections worse’
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

In India, corneal infection is the leading cause of blindness after cataract and the indiscriminate use of TEMs in developing countries, including India, is responsible for increased occurrence of such infections

Uttar Pradesh: 19 dead in Baghpat boat mishap
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

According to police, all the victims were daily wage labourers from Harijan basti in Katha. While some of them worked at a brick kiln across the river, others would take the boat to reach neighbouring state Haryana, where they worked in agriculture fields.

Kidney donation token of rare friendship
Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Driver from Bareilly gets new life from friend whom he taught driving, helped with cash during his daughter’s birth.

Aam Aadmi Polyclinics: A check-up
Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Meant to serve as the second tier in AAP government’s ambitious healthcare reform plan, the capital’s polyclinics are trying to cope with a lack of doctors and equipment, and an ever-increasing patient influx. The Indian Express reports from two of the busiest ones.

One Last Game: The story of Indian children’s growing digital addiction and its alarming repercussions
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

From killer games such as the Blue Whale Challenge to technology-induced disorders, the story of Indian children’s growing digital addiction and its alarming repercussions.

Conjoined twins out of ICU, stable, says AIIMS
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

In the final stage, reconstruction of the head will be done by a team of plastic surgeons. “If all goes well, a team of plastic surgeons will conduct reconstruction of the skull,” an official said.

Gauri Lankesh on last day: Rohingya tragedy, gay rights, Gorakhpur deaths
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

In her Kannada weekly, Gauri Lankesh carried at least eight stories critical of the central government and its leaders over the last three months. In her last weekly column, the journalist wrote on the Gorakhpur Hospital tragedy

Gorakhpur deaths: Arrested ward doctor Kafeel Khan’s past back to haunt him
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Gorakhpur deaths: Among the allegations the doctor is since fighting are of impersonating in an exam and of rape, of giving a wrong affidavit to the Chief Medical Officer of Gorakhpur, and of running a private clinic.

Joined at the skull: rare among twins, separation rarer
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Doctors at AIIMS have completed first stage of surgery on Odisha twins; The Indian Express explains what has been done, what lies ahead

Delhi: Conjoined twins’ first surgery goes well
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

“The twins will require one-two more operations within three months for a final separation and will be kept under observation till then. Surgical planning was done in such a way that the lives of both children could be saved with minimal side effects,” Dr Gupta said.

Brain dead man’s organs save 3 lives; donated liver, kidneys, cornea
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

In 2016, the National Organ & Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO) received around 42,570 pledges for donation of organs and tissues.The exact number of patients in need of organ transplants and the number of successful transplants conducted in India is not known.

Twins joined at head: AIIMS begins surgery
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

According to sources, the surgery will be carried out in three stages and a detailed “neuro assessment” will be done during the first stage. Dr A K Mahapatra, chief of the neurosciences centre at AIIMS, had earlier told that one baby has “more brain infused than the other”.

Doctor, suspect had argument over nurse six months ago, say police
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

A police team questioned Gupta’s parents for a few hours on Sunday and has come to know that he left home after telling his mother that he was going for a movie and would stay over at a friend’s house on August 24.

Drop in vision traced to inflammation caused by dengue fever, say doctors
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Sir Gangaram Hospital reported the rare case, where the woman, who went to the eye OPD, complained of “sudden blurring of vision in the left eye”.

Muslim women cheer on SC’s triple talaq verdict: Come a long way from Shah Bano to Shayara Bano
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

“I am for the Supreme Court judgment in the sense that it will help illiterate women who are constantly under pressure and live in the fear of being given talaq,’’ said Siddiqua Ahmed, the daughter of Shah Bano in Indore.

Gorakhpur hospital tragedy: Midnight, Ward No. 100
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

Long before the world came to know of it, parents had named this ward of BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, ‘mratak lok (land of dead)’.  The Indian Express meet 10 families seeking hope here in that shadow

Gorakhpur tragedy: Four kid deaths tell four stories of ailing Govt health system
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Beginning with the families of four children who died on August 10 and 11, The Indian Express traced their individual journeys back to their villages — to find how dysfunctional health centres slammed their doors on them.

Gorakhpur deaths: Parents made to run around for blood, medicines, cotton, now post-mortems
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

On August 7, Brahmdev, 30, a farmer from Bagagada village in Gorakhpur, for the first time noticed the oxygen-level indicator outside the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at BRD Medical College hospital.

26-year-old diagnosed with ‘binge watching addiction’
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

While there is little empirical research on the impact binge watching has on mental health, reported cases in the capital have been exceedingly rare.

AIIMS meet on Tuesday to discuss pay for faculty
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

With 17 faculty members quitting in the last three years — including five in the last six months — AIIMS recommended that the govt revise its pay scale

AIIMS wants more for faculty, government questions previous hike
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

The Health Ministry’s query on pay scale comes after the institute had formed a committee, in February, to recommend implementation of a revised pay scale to the ministry.

Pre-natal sex determination: ‘Delhi has second highest number of non-registered clinics in country’
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

According to the Union Ministry of Health, of the 294 cases that have been filed for non-registration of diagnostic clinics by the enforcement agencies till March 2017, 22 per cent were from Delhi.

A long way from Aden
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

A daughter who won’t talk about home, a 41-year-old who misses his wife, and a father who hopes to be able to see again so as to buy “colourful saris” for his girls. The Indian Express meets some of the 49 patients from war-torn Yemen being treated at a hospital in Gurgaon, and finds that hope, and an occasional bowl of chicken soup, is what keeps them going

Wanted in Chile for allegedly killing senator, French woman will return home
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

The order for discharge comes after the French Embassy in Delhi requested the Government of India that since Verhoeven “is not keeping good health and is suffering from various medical problems as per medical records, resulting in deteriorating mental and physical condition, she may be allowed to return to her family and friends in France”.

Cash incentives to AIIMS stenos who type in Hindi
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The incentive scheme, listed in a circular issued on June 29, comes after all department heads at AIIMS were asked to nominate within 15 days clerical staff who will undergo the training programme from August 16

Toughest challenge yet at AIIMS: Twins joined at the head
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Only 59 such surgeries have taken place in the world since 1973 — the most recent one in New York in November, 2016

AIIMS to set up skin bank, also plans to develop artificial skin
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

An AIIMS official said the country’s premier health facility is also developing “artificial skin” in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, to bridge the gap in demand and supply of skin donation.

AIIMS Rishikesh: Emergency centre without ICU, ICU without gas for ventilators
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The lack of adequate emergency and trauma care is just one of the glaring holes at AIIMS Rishikesh. The Indian Express also came across a severe shortfall in beds for patients, qualified faculty, and essential equipment and staff.

This AIIMS has no emergency services, blood bank, mortuary or cardiac OPD
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

“We are yet to begin services related to heart-related problems. The cardiology department is one of the 15 super speciality areas that have to be set up under the PMSSY. We will begin services soon, once the recruitment process is complete,” says an official at AIIMS Patna’s administration wing.

In a first, liver used from patient after cardiac death
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Liver transplants in India are typically conducted from brain-dead donors, where the blood circulation is intact, cells are normally perfused and organs are still functioning at the cellular level.

Will take time for AIIMS Bhopal to become a brand: Prof Nitin Madhusudan Nagarkar
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Prof Nitin Madhusudan Nagarkar, director of AIIMS Raipur who was given additional charge of AIIMS Bhopal in 2015, speaks to The Indian Express about plans to resolve concerns about lack of adequate faculty and infrastructure.

This is also AIIMS: No doctors, no faculty, a crowded OPD shuts
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The Indian Express visited the AIIMS facility in Bhopal and accessed official records to find that the dismal state of its psychiatry department mirrors a larger problem at one of the six new such functional institutes set up for “correcting regional imbalances” in healthcare.

Latest mosquito worry: Two infections at the same time
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Doctors have confirmed that there are cases wherein a patient has tested positive for both malaria and dengue, as well malaria and chikungunya.

Nine year-old cuts arm with knife in ‘youngest case’ of mobile dependence
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

The parents, who are being counselled separately, admitted that they too never pushed him to go out, telling themselves this would keep him from bad company.

100 samples return negative: As rains arrive, AIIMS focuses on Zika fight
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

AIIMS officials confirmed that at least 100 samples have been tested between December and June and that “no sample has been tested positive so far”.