Pritha Chatterjee


Radiotherapy department: After directive by atomic board, Safdarjung shuts the door on new patients
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

The directive has come into effect from November 19.

Sheena Bora murder case: Peter Mukerjea arrested; remains are hers, say docs
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

CBI had earlier in the day filed 1000 plus pages long chargesheet that included 150 witnesses.

Pollution research in India has some catching up to do, says US scientist
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Nadadur, who had been in Delhi for three months, is the program director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in USA.

Hardlook pollution watch: Firecrackers caused spike, vehicles less so, says Expert
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

CPCB scientists said noise pollution this Diwali was largely linked to firecrackers, and not vehicles unlike previous years.

Hardlook pollution watch: Particulately disturbing
Mon, Nov 16, 2015

Here is a look at the elevated pollution levels and the health risks they subject us to.

Delhi to feel Diwali’s aftermath even on November 13
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels will continue to be high days after the festival, says agency that monitors air quality.

Delhi: Don’t step out this Diwali
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

SAFAR issues health warning, says particulate matter levels to spike day after Diwali. PM 10 could go up to 956 micrograms per cubic metre, PM 2.5 to 450.

Death by breath: As ‘green cess’ kicks in, toll plazas witness mile-long snarls, angry drivers in Delhi
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Arguments at the Delhi's Shahdara toll plaza caused a two-km long traffic snarl.

From today, trucks passing through Delhi to pay ‘green tax’
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

Number of trucks entering capital may drop by 30 per cent after implementation of environment cess, says tax collector

Death by Breath: Create political will, says man whose job is to make Los Angeles breathe easy
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Matt Petersen said while the “range” may not be comparable to Delhi, the issues in air quality between LA and Delhi were the same.

Air quality: Delhi yet to put in place alert system
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

With crop burning in states neighbouring Delhi expected to continue till the end of this month, EPCA met with NCR state authorities Wednesday for “emergency measures” to control air pollution.

SC-appointed body replies to queries, says govt can’t put entire onus on corporations
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

The EPCA directed that the Delhi government put up information of ECC rates at toll points and also authorised the concessionaire to contact the police for protection of its staff.

At toll booths across national capital, staff battle thick smog, angry drivers
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

The order is yet to be implemented. Meanwhile, all trucks not destined for Delhi turned away.

Study by Central govt: Dust levels this Sept highest in five years, to spike during Diwali
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

The average PM 2.5 levels in Delhi, during September, spiked from 54 µg/m3 in 2011 to 88 µg/m3 in 2015.

Missing for weeks, family remembers man who cannot
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

Dutt's family members alleged that the police seemed ill-equipped to handle the case.

Geeta gets PM Narendra Modi welcome: ‘Truly wonderful to have you back’
Tue, Oct 27, 2015

Geeta, the mute and deaf girl, today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who announced Rs one crore to Pakistan's Edhi foundation, which had taken care of her during her over a decade-long stay in that country.

Findings of IIT-led study on Delhi: Commuters exposed to high pollution levels, cyclists are worst hit
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

The particulate matter concentrations were measured along the same 8.3-km route in south and central Delhi.

Day after she learnt of their death, Rekha asks for her children again
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

In the early hours of Tuesday, the house in which Rekha lived, with her husband Jitender and their two children, was set on fire.

Dalit killings: Finally, she is told; both your children are dead
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

Sources said Rekha had been sedated and kept on a heavy dose of painkillers since Tuesday, as doctors started heavy injectible antibiotics to control the spread of infection in her body.

At G B Pant Hospital: Medical superintendent claims transferred ‘after threats by family of patient close to AAP’
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

He said that he had also received a call from a person — who claimed to be working in Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s office — over the issue.

Capital pollution: Three first steps
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

Air quality does not have any quick solutions but here is a reminder of three immediate steps the government can take to reduce pollutants.

Two outstation patients with swine flu admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital
Tue, Oct 06, 2015

According to doctors, both patients reported to the hospital emergency ward with symptoms of respiratory distress.

Swine Flu: No outbreak expected just now
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

After dengue outbreak, speculation is rife the swine flu will hit Delhi. But as experts point out the two viruses have little in common.

Twelve-year-old battled bone cancer, only to die of dengue
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Bantu had survived two rounds of chemotherapy and two surgeries, including an amputation

Temporary certificates granted to 48 new hospitals, nursing homes
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

The order directs the hospitals not to admit any “surgical and labour cases till the (OT) Operation Theatre and labour room have been inspected and approved”.

Delhi: Superspecialty hospitals open up for patients
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Till date, out-patient department (OPD) services and day-care dialysis procedures are the only facilities available at the hospitals, built in an area of around 22 acres.

Dengue scare: Faced with shortage, govt buys 1,000 beds off the shelf
Thu, Sep 17, 2015

In all, Delhi government hospitals have 10,000 beds. Health Minister Satyendar Jain had said on Monday the new beds would be added by Sunday.

Dengue scare grips Delhi: Cabinet discusses options against errant private hospitals
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Among options, law to ensure no hospital turns away patient, special Assembly session to be convened if needed, CM says no explanation for refusing treatment.

Patients spend large sums on platelets from private blood banks
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

With more than 1,800 dengue cases in Delhi and over 203 cases reported in Gurgaon, patients are being forced to spend large sums of money to procure platelets from private blood banks.

Delhi: 5-year-old dies of dengue, parents allege negligence
Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Aman Sharma’s father, Manoj, said they first took their son to Safdarjung hospital after a private laboratory confirmed his dengue diagnosis.

Rise in dengue case: Why September is the cruelest month
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The Aedes aegypti vector mosquito which breeds during the rains continues to reproduce and add to its numbers usually till the winter months.

Delhi hospitals: Patients in corridors, shortage of test kits
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

The death of seven-year-old Avinash Rout of suspected dengue and his parents’ suicide have prompted a rash of promises from both the Centre and state government of adequate resources to help Delhi fight the disease surge.

Dengue death: Delhi govt examines seven-year-old’s records, might set up magisterial inquiry
Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Delhi government is likely to examine CCTV footage from 5 private hospitals where he was ‘refused’ admission

Dengue death: Govt to Moolchand, Max, 3 others: Why did you slam door?
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Notices ask hospitals why registration should not be cancelled; preliminary report details family search for hospital

‘Every big hospital said try a big one… I asked how do we find a bigger one’
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Mallick said his daughter spent the night at Batra Hospital, holding and asking him to save her son.

Boy dies of dengue, parents kill themselves: He was critical when admitted to Batra hospital, say doctors
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Delhi Medical Council registrar says Avinash would have lived had he been hospitalised earlier