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‘Lapses’ in treatment: Registration of 4 doctors suspended for a month after boy loses leg
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

The next month, doctors at a Meerut hospital had to amputate the boy’s left leg, which had become infected by then.

A typo that troubled Delhi hospitals for years, now corrected
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

Two-and-a-half-years after the order, most hospitals in Delhi have set up such boards, but continue to find it hard to meet the specifications set forth by the HC.

Doctor diagnosed with Hepatitis C mortgages home to pay for drugs
Thu, Jul 30, 2015

According to experts at ILBS, the drugs were cleared by the Drug Control General of India.

Meenakshi Murder-Autopsy rules out 32 stabs: Only four
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Advocate complains to police: CM spreading fear and panic with advertisement, take action against him.

Be cordial to VIP reference cases or face action: RML to doctors
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

It was observed that doctors did not speak to these patients properly: Medical Superintendent

Employees threaten strike: Govt shortlists 3 private bidders for its CATS ambulance project
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Delhi govt, on January 9, had invited expression of interest (EOIs) EOIs from private players to run its soon-to-be expanded fleet of about 265 ambulances and its upgraded modernised control room.

Daily Battle Against Perceptions: MNC exec to girl facing taunts, epilepsy patients face world of bias
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Epilepsy, which is the theme for this year’s World Brain Day on July 22, is mainly caused when newborns do not get enough oxygen immediately after birth.

Refugee camp gets its first pucca road
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Set up by the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi for migrants from Punjab, the AAP government chose this colony with 4,000 homes to inaugurate its first mohalla clinic.

‘Unbelievable’ to reality: CM Arvind Kejriwal opens city’s first ‘mohalla clinic’
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

Inaugurated in Peeragarhi; 2 mobile labs argue over who will test CM’s blood

Delhi: Hospitals run low on emergency drugs and essentials, AAP govt smells ‘conspiracy’
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

The government’s new policy has faced teething troubles, admitted senior health department officials.

Delhi government moves to link 36 hospitals, over 10,000 beds
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

At Rs 4,787 crore, the Health sector received the second highest budget allocation after education.

Personalised treatment for cancer
Sat, Jul 18, 2015

A biopsy from skin nodules revealed metastatic carcinoma, which was again found to be triple negative and androgen receptor positive.

In a first, govt hospital files FIR under tough medicare law
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital reports assault on doctor by patient, kin.

Infection surfaces, shuts Guru Nanak Eye Centre
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The doctors noted in their study that in February, fungus “especially aspergillus was isolated.

One night at a Delhi hospital: Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Government doctors in Delhi went on a strike last month demanding security, fixed hours and basic equipment. The Indian Express tracks 4 doctors in 4 hospitals. Concluding part of series.

Four to a bed, the best bet to keep IV line safe is to lie still or stand
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Government doctors in Delhi went on a strike last month demanding security, fixed hours and basic equipment. The Indian Express tracks 4 doctors in 4 hospitals. The third of a series

Neither gloves nor saline drip, patients given just half a dose
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Every time a patient is brought in, doctors brace for one common procedure. How to tell the relatives to go fetch basic medical equipment as the hospital is out of surgical gloves and critical syringes, saline drips.

How inhumanly long work hours are killing young doctors, literally
Wed, Jul 08, 2015

Multiple studies show they put their patients’, and their own, lives at risk — with increased chances of medical mistakes, car crashes and surgical injuries.

Doctor’s 35-hr shift on 8 bananas, a toilet in nearby cafe
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

Doctors in Delhi went on strike asking for security, fixed hours and basic equipment. The Indian Express tracks 4 doctors in 4 very different hospitals to check on the complaints.

30% heart failure patients die in hospital, finds AIIMS study
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

The number of patients who die of heart failure at AIIMS is 30.8 per cent compared to 4-7 per cent in the US and Europe, the study says.

Doctors lock themselves up as patients go on rampage
Sun, Jun 28, 2015

Incident took place at Acharya Shri Bhikshu hospital hours after health minister’s assurance on better security, home guards.

International Yoga Day: On day of calm, some left angry at Rajpath’s shut gate
Mon, Jun 22, 2015

With more and more people being turned away, sloganeering was started against the Delhi Police.

International Yoga Day: From BSF constable to Telangana beautician, thousands look to set world record
Sun, Jun 21, 2015

Four people among the many that are trying to write India into the Guinness Book of World Records.

AIIMS report: ‘Lab tests often fail to find poison in viscera samples’
Fri, Jun 19, 2015

“Generally, the viscera reports were found positive only for ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol, phosphides, zinc phosphide and aluminium phosphide,” the authors observed.

Strike by contract health workers hits immunisation programme
Thu, Jun 18, 2015

Sources said at least 2,000 of them were still on strike, though some had resumed work.

India’s food safety panel chief wants sweeping reforms
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Dr Prakash’s call for an overhaul comes after the FSSAI sought the recall of Nestle’s Maggi Noodles in the country following lab tests that showed unsafe levels of lead in some samples.

Voice from Within: Did not test food items, could not use equipment, says former central lab head Satya Prakash
Wed, Jun 17, 2015

In letters to Centre, former director of Kolkata CFL highlights lack of standards, facilities, expertise and experiments in laboratories.

Delhi’s govt food safety lab: no staff, no tech, no accreditation
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

The Delhi tests did lead to a govt ban on the Nestle product, but it also exposed how the state of around 18 million people was woefully ill-equipped to manage a food safety crisis.

What does the Indian cricket team drink? Don’t tell regulator
Thu, Jun 11, 2015

Mismatch between regulator and supplier: top brands not on govt radar.

Starbucks, Kellogg’s, Venky’s products on FSSAI blacklist
Tue, Jun 16, 2015

Food regulator gave state officials list of around 500 products that failed to get approvals, many of which were found to contain high levels heavy metals, caffeine and iron fillings, said sources.

Delhi government allows finger test for examining sexual assault victims
Mon, Jun 08, 2015

Committee says the test is not used to judge if ‘a woman is habituated to sexual intercourse’

FSSAI orders Nestle to take all 9 Maggi Noodle variants off the shelves
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Maggi Noodles has been banned in several states including Kerala, UP, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh

Delhi Food Commissioner: 12 of 13 Maggi samples had too much lead, MSG
Wed, Jun 03, 2015

In five samples, Delhi government officials said “misbranding” was identified in the samples.

Explained: The controversy surrounding Maggi Noodles
Fri, Jun 05, 2015

Has Maggi broken food laws? Is it harmful for you? Indian Express explains the controversy over India’s favourite instant noodles.

Delhi: Plan to rope in private clinics for 24-hour primary care
Tue, Jun 02, 2015

The government has issued an advertisement inviting expression of interests from charitable health institutes.

Delhi: Guru Nanak Eye Hospital turns away HIV+ patient
Sun, May 31, 2015

Refers him to private hospital under EWS quota, agrees to perform surgery only after the High Court intervenes.